Virtually Drawn Out Videos with VideoScribe

There are many great video template websites which allow you to easily create great looking videos. We introduced you to Animoto in a previous post and now we are going to suggest another site called

If you have ever seen a video where a virtual hand draws images and writes out messages in real-time, you have seen a Sparkol video. These videos are called Videoscribe videos . To create a Videoscribe video, go to the Sparkle website and sign up for a free trial. You will be able to download their software and create videos off-line on your desktop with the program. There you will find helpful videos which explain how to get started and create your first video. You can use images from their library which are designed to look great with Videoscribe use or upload your own.

A word of caution; uploaded images do not look that great for the program because they are not designed to. It is tough for the program to identify the outlines of the new drawings. To help account for this, you will have the option to adjust the speed of the drawings and how much detail will be displayed with each image.

The real key to these videos are its text capabilities. You can choose creative fonts that look great with Videoscribe. Because of these text capabilities, Videoscribe videos are excellent in a story format. You can write out text and jump to images with a panning camera that will follow along with your story as it is narrated out.

This brings me to the most important part of these videos which is the narration. Unfortunately, you can auto generate real narration so you are left to either do it yourself or hire someone to do it. The easiest thing to do would be to narrate the video yourself. As long as you have a decent sounding voice, this should do just fine. If you do, make sure you speak clearly and slowly. It may be a good idea to speak out a rough draft, create the video and then record a new narration that goes along with the video.

If you are not able to do that, the best thing to do would be to turn to Fiverr. You can find tons of narration gigs on Fiverr. Search through a few and listen through the samples on the site to find out who sounds the best for the project. Most of the accomplished narrators on fiverr charge $5 per 30 seconds, however, you may be able to find good narrators for less than that.

The price to make a Videoscribe video is a little steep but it is not too bad. They offer a free trial in the beginning so that you can get use to the program and wet your feet. If you like the program, you can pay for a monthly membership of $25 per month. They also offer a yearly membership for $189 which equates to $15.75 per month.

If you’re interested in creating these videos, I would recommend using the free trial as much as possible and then upgrading to the one-month subscription.

Videoscribe videos are great for storytelling and upselling. They have a wow factor that other videos cannot replicate. Another bonus is the still shot thumbnail. When people see the hand drawing, they will be much more likely to click on the video and watch it as opposed to seeing it come out of a random image.

If you want to check out a sample video, they have a few on their home page that you can check out. Also, if you do not wish to pay the monthly fee and are too busy to create the videos yourself, you will be able to find Videoscribe video creators on Fiverr at $5 per 30-60 second clip.

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