Animated Sales Video. Where do you get them from?

62 replies
Heya,

I usually tend to answer questions in this forum, but I have to ask this as I can't seem to find a good source anywhere.

I came across the sales video of ultimatedemon.com and seolinkmonster.com. They both seem very similar and catchy. I like that cartoon style.

I was wondering if someone here knows what software they used to create them.

In general I can't really find any good and easy to use software to create animated sales videos. I came across some companies that ask for over $1000 per minute for creating those sales videos. Others offer some rather cheap software that will probably scare away more customers than attract them.

So if anyone know's of a good software or of a good affordable company, please let me know.


Regards,
K
#animated #sales #video
  • Profile picture of the author Mbullard
    After Effects. Look in Odesk or elance. Or PM me.
    Signature

    YouTube Marketing Mastery - Discover what you can do with YouTube.
    YouTube Marketing Mastery

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5743698].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author K Meier
    Thanks Mbullard.
    That's what I was afraid of, After Effects. I was hoping there might be some general, easier to use software out there that makes those kind of videos.

    Might have a look at one of the outsourcing websites then.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5743727].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Studio13
    Well — learning the video creation / editing craft CAN be fun. However, it's a skill which incorporates sound editing, syncing, storyboarding, visual arts, animation, timing, etc., etc. It's not "easy" by any means to create a video like the ones you mentioned above. You'll likely need After Effects and Final Cut — and maybe other software + training how to use that software if you want to create stop motion or actual frame-by-frame animations. The videos above just use single frames illustrations with motion zooms and pans. Real animation will probably cost you At $3,000 a minute, or $125-150 per full color frame.

    I've done enough videos to know that depending on the complexity, just a 3 second clip with original 3D artwork, skins, HD rendering, etc can take you 8 hours+ to make.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5743767].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Gail_Curran
      If you can find a video template you like on videohive.com or one of the other After Effects template sites, you'll save a lot of money. Just buy the template ($15-35) and then outsource the work to somebody for $25.

      Trying to get somebody to create an animated sales video from scratch will usually cost you a lot more.
      .
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5743879].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author yesacpow
        I've always seen and like those videos myself and would love to know where to get them done as well.

        The ones I particularly like is when you see a hand drawing the images while the video is playing. An example here here: Free Video for Women with Tips to Get a Flat Stomach
        Signature
        FREE Step-By-Step Blueprint To Make $1000/Month With YouTube - Even Without Being On Camera!
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5743955].message }}
        • Profile picture of the author Studio13
          Originally Posted by yesacpow View Post

          I've always seen and like those videos myself and would love to know where to get them done as well.

          The ones I particularly like is when you see a hand drawing the images while the video is playing. An example here here: Free Video for Women with Tips to Get a Flat Stomach
          I keep toying with the idea of doing a video marketing company that specializes in making these videos.

          Tutorials on how to make them -- and finally a service to actually make them. But truly, the time it takes to make them is vast. And -- art is largely perception. If there was a "winning formula" for creating these video sales letters, systematic, that may be the way to get into production.
          {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5744146].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Hardi Wijaya
    Outsourcing is a better answer if budget is limited.

    However, be careful of who you give the deal to. Preferably it is good to deal with someone who has experiences in commercial ad. industry or in making music video.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5744237].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author bigballin6161
    I was wondering where to get these from too. I think they cost alot of dough.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5744463].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Studio13
      Originally Posted by bigballin6161 View Post

      I was wondering where to get these from too. I think they cost alot of dough.
      I wonder what everyone thinks a 2 minute 30 second video like this would cost? What's a "fair" price -- honestly -- in your minds?
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5744482].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author Bill Farnham
        You can create those types of videos in any software that supports a 3D environment. You don't need expensive programs like After Effects. In fact, you could do them using a free program like Blender.

        However, and this is the biggy...you need talent and the skills to operate the software. No small feat.

        Unless you plan on creating a slew of these types of videos your'e better off paying someone to have them done.

        My guess is you'd be looking at upwads of $2000 for videos like those. But if the ROI is good, you just made a wise investment.

        If you think that's too much to pay a creative artist, you should rethink their worth. Afterall, those videos caught your attention, and that's half the battle right there.

        ~Bill
        Signature
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5744561].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author yesacpow
        Well we don't know what it takes to make them so its hard for us to even estimate a price point. We just know we like them and would love to have them done.

        Then again we want something affordable that will give us a good ROI


        Originally Posted by Studio13 View Post

        I wonder what everyone thinks a 2 minute 30 second video like this would cost? What's a "fair" price -- honestly -- in your minds?
        Signature
        FREE Step-By-Step Blueprint To Make $1000/Month With YouTube - Even Without Being On Camera!
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5744572].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author bigballin6161
    I would pay 1000-2500
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5744564].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author bigballin6161
    Just took a look at blender....how many hours you figure to get good at it?
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5744579].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Bill Farnham
      Originally Posted by bigballin6161 View Post

      Just took a look at blender....how many hours you figure to get good at it?
      That depends on your starting point and your affinity to learn the software.

      And your talent, which is the real make-or-break part of the equation.

      You could probably make videos like the ones in the OP (assuming you have the ideas to put to pixel) after a hundred hours of concentrating on the aspects of the program (Blender) that would allow you to do those kinds of videos.

      That's just a rough guess, btw, and keep in mind to get really good at Blender or any similar software it's a never ending process.

      ~Bill
      Signature
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5744628].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Studio13
      Originally Posted by bigballin6161 View Post

      Just took a look at blender....how many hours you figure to get good at it?
      LOL -- start the timer. Tell me how long it takes you to make a cube rotate at the speed you want, rendered and exported into a codex that's supported by a video editor. Now try to skin that cube so it's not just gray/white.

      If you can do that in less than 2 hours -- your off to a good start! But.... now try to do it with something other than a cube
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5744636].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author Bill Farnham
        Originally Posted by Studio13 View Post

        LOL -- start the timer. Tell me how long it takes you to make a cube rotate at the speed you want, rendered and exported into a codex that's supported by a video editor. Now try to skin that cube so it's not just gray/white.

        If you can do that in less than 2 hours -- your off to a good start! But.... now try to do it with something other than a cube
        LOL, boy isn't that the truth...:p

        But with a little practice you can do some cool things with Blender.

        Here are two images as examples that were built in Blender...(keep in mind I have a lot more than a few hundred hours under my belt using Blender )








        (I'm a gearhead so I draw a lot of gearhead stuff. Since these are 3D models I also use them in video work.)

        ~Bill
        Signature
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5744783].message }}
        • Profile picture of the author Hardi Wijaya
          Hey Bill, not everyone can afford to spends hundreds of hours


          Nice rendering. Are these yours?
          {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5744864].message }}
          • Profile picture of the author Bill Farnham
            Originally Posted by Hardi Wijaya View Post

            Hey Bill, not everyone can afford to spends hundreds of hours

            Nice rendering. Are these yours?
            Yea, that's all me.

            Btw, it took me hundreds of hours to rack up hundreds of hours using that program, I didn't do it over a weekend.

            Point being...in 6 months time an aspiring artist can, with a little persistance, learn any program. Those months are going to fly by whether you're watching TV or learning a new skill. You (meaning anyone) have the choice.

            Thank you, btw.

            ~Bill
            Signature
            {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5744921].message }}
            • Profile picture of the author bigballin6161
              Originally Posted by Bill Farnham View Post

              Yea, that all me.

              Btw, it took me hundreds of hours to rack up hundreds of hours using that program, I didn't do it over a weekend.

              Point being...in 6 months time an aspiring artist can, with a little persistance, learn any program. Those months are going to fly by whether you're watching TV or learning a new skill. You (meaning anyone) have the choice.

              Thank you, btw.

              ~Bill
              In other words...outsource!
              {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5744944].message }}
              • Profile picture of the author Studio13
                Originally Posted by bigballin6161 View Post

                In other words...outsource!
                Don't outsource doing the things you love. If art/video production is your thing -- outsource everything else!
                {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5744975].message }}
                • Profile picture of the author manVSspam
                  Excellent topic discussion ....
                  I and a friend are currently in the process of creating an animated video for our unique and never before seen video services (which includes animated videos....& ebook covers, book covers, banners, cd covers, headers) we plan to offer on Warriorforum...
                  We are doing everything ourselves, no templates involved, the plan so far...design characters, write script, create storyboard, create all 'actors' & elements involved (this is where we are).
                  The plan next...animate, render, upload. To do this we are using -
                  Illustrator
                  After Effects
                  Photoshop Extended
                  Final Cut
                  sound track pro
                  Pencil & Paper

                  Studio13 is right, this is what I love (I don't love voice over, which will be the part we are outsourcing), and I hope to be making a living doing it. By doing our own video first we can work out how long it would to take to make one, the problems and basically streamline the process. So far it has taken longer than excepted and was originally thinking about a price of $400 but so far i am thinking about $1000-2000 (maybe for 1 min or 1 video...I know someone that charges $10000 for something I can do myself with my eyes closed) special warriorforum price.
                  The reason is the amount of time & effort going into making this video (sorry) but after creating my own video, I would never do one for a low price.

                  As Bill said you can achieve the same effect in 3d software (I would use Maya...and would never go near open source software) but this would cost a lot more because you would have to first model 3d objects and the environment (would take a few months depending on the complexity of the scene...don't forget to model each facial expression), then rig each object (give them a 'skeleton' and attach the 'skin' to it so it would move), texture it (very complex to achieve the look of a 2d animation), animate, light your scene, render (you have to render in parts because your little desktop would prob run out of memory if you do it altogether), composite it back together, edit, sound etc....and this only me skimming through 3d animation. Each area (modelling, lighting, rigging etc...) is a specialise area in its self.
                  Yes I have done all the above as I have created so far two animated 3d videos (with friends) and it took about 6 months for just over 2 minutes

                  My rant over now...I am hoping to have the video finished in the next month and the service open for business, we are currently helping a director friend do visual effects & color grading for 2 short films he is making so we have to fit the video around this, hence the 1-2 months to finish the video.


                  Almost forgot...my director friend and I were discussing this the other day, he told me that its time to learn Maya, I pointed out that we know maya and would take care of what he needs and to stick to what he does best which is Direct! I put it to him in language he would understand - I can learn ANY scriptwriting software in weeks, but it doesnt mean I know how to write a script.

                  If you have any questions about 3d animation or 2d animation, after effects, Maya etc just ask and I will try and help. Sorry for the long post but its hard to stop when I start talking about animation

                  Thanks
                  {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5745501].message }}
                  • Profile picture of the author Studio13
                    Originally Posted by manVSspam View Post

                    Excellent topic discussion ....


                    If you have any questions about 3d animation or 2d animation, after effects, Maya etc just ask and I will try and help. Sorry for the long post but its hard to stop when I start talking about animation

                    Thanks
                    This is the type of passion I love to see — and inspires me. I didn't know it at first, but now I can see this post has been hi-jacked into a "follow your passion" thread which is awesome!
                    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5745613].message }}
                  • Profile picture of the author Hardi Wijaya
                    Originally Posted by manVSspam View Post

                    I know someone that charges $10000 for something I can do myself with my eyes closed
                    Someone wants US$15,000 from me because he is my friend. The price is still reasonable... consider the team deals with commercial TV ads and music videos.

                    That kind of price is a norm


                    Hardi
                    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5747070].message }}
                    • Profile picture of the author Steve Robertson
                      Lots of big, big numbers being thrown around in this thread. And I'm glad to see it

                      I've been a full time video producer for ten years. Spent most of the last five years working with Warriors creating sales and promotional videos. My experience is that clients willing to pay $1,000 or more for a video destined for a website are VERY difficult to find.

                      Creating a great promotional video takes more than just a skilled and talented video producer. The client plays an equally large role. If a client writes his or her own script, or hires a script writer, then I must develop a video that reinforces that script. Doesn't matter whether the script is good or bad.

                      If a client says "I'm on a very tight budget," then I have to design a video that uses techniques that are not time consuming. In other words, the less the client is willing to pay, the faster I have to finish the video.

                      The ideal client would allow me enough time to use more advanced techniques. The ideal client would be one who understands the importance of starting with a powerful script. Ideal clients are few and far between!

                      Steve R.
                      R.A.M. Video
                      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5748757].message }}
            • Profile picture of the author Rob Howard
              Originally Posted by Bill Farnham View Post


              Point being...in 6 months time an aspiring artist can, with a little persistance, learn any program. Those months are going to fly by whether you're watching TV or learning a new skill. You (meaning anyone) have the choice.
              Thanks for this. Just encouraged me to get back into composing music!

              Rob
              {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5745598].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Hardi Wijaya
      Shooting/3D animation is always the most expensive. Usually costs at least 3-4k per minute.

      Blender for 3D if you've a brain of science. Maya, if you're just artistic. If you don't have both, just outsource.

      Price of shooting depends on skill of operator and the equiptment. Get royalty free footage to save cost.

      Production music... get it cheap on the net. Song... depends on name of singer or band. I usually get mine at around $900 per recorded song.

      Cant get it cheap if dont know know who to approach.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5744780].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author NakedBen
    Here one of the most trusted, but they shall be expensive.

    ydraw.com
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5744666].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author jasono
    I think it's best to hire someone to this for you so you can give exact instructions rather than buy one that's done.
    Signature

    Learn how to make more money using outsourcing and virtual assistants while freeing up your valuable time. Visit http://outsourcingautopilot.com

    Facebook - Twitter

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5744669].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author bigballin6161
    Just had a look at it...think Ill be outsourcing lol.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5744686].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Hite
    Animoto is amazing! Highly recommended. You'll be blown away and for about $39.mo
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5744688].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Studio13
    Very nice Bill ~ very detailed. We have an artist amongst us Warriors!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5744896].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Ben Gordon
    I would really suggest you outsource it. Creating these videos yourself is a big NO, NO. You don't know what works, and you don't know how to operate the software. If you want to be professional and attract customers like the sites you mentioned in your post, you'll have to outsource it. And it won't be cheap, you're looking at around $700 per minute from a talented freelancer and $1,000 per minute from a company, but a company is more than highly recommended because of the support they'll offer and other cool features they set aside for you that a freelancer doesn't offer.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5745345].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Hardi Wijaya
    Originally Posted by K Meier View Post

    I came across the sales video of ultimatedemon.com and seolinkmonster.com. They both seem very similar and catchy. I like that cartoon style.

    K
    On second thought, I won't pay for videos similar to these sites. They're too elementary. Any software can do it. Besides, such hardly work right to boost conversion.

    Unless you want a dramatized video with cinematic music, theme song, 3D text, themed clip etc... If you want to do the best, make a Hollywood-style video

    Hardi
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5747055].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Chris Worner
    Thats some impressive work Bill. Its not the tool that matters, its the artist. Have you seen Big Buck Bunny which was produced using blender?

    -Chris
    Signature

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5748793].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author AppsFromHome
    I am in the market for a video as well...so this thread is perfect timing for it.

    It's easy to fall into the trap where a sales video will run you $50-$150....with all other services being readily available for so cheap.

    But, a sales video is crucial and as long as the content is good, the sales video is what seals the deal and is just as important. I think the toughest part is putting your trust and money into a production company you know will deliver results.

    What is the typical turnaround time for a custom sales video from scratch?
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5748813].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Regional Warrior
    Maybe you could go to the contact on the websites you have seen the videos on and ask them for the designer whom made them or just asked them how much then you know what you are up for. BTW I think the Keynote may have been used and screen flow to record the video.

    Jason
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5748956].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author viet831
    Videohive is good but if you want something that is very personalized to your brand then consider getting one produced. I got a typography animated video produced for my mobile website business and it generated a lot more sales. I thin it was the power of the VoiceOver and special jingles haha
    Signature

    Why you need a Sales Video to increase conversions

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[6083332].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Bildeberg
    I just want to second Blender (check out Sintel, which was also made with it). I've found that there are many, many artists working for very reasonable prices on their forums at BlenderArtists.org ,mainly because there's many of them, but much less work available than there is for people using Maya or Max. This is despite all three packages creating equally good art in the hands of similarly skilled artists (and I say this as a trained user of all 3).
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[6083523].message }}
  • Originally Posted by K Meier View Post

    Heya,

    I usually tend to answer questions in this forum, but I have to ask this as I can't seem to find a good source anywhere.

    I came across the sales video of ultimatedemon.com and seolinkmonster.com. They both seem very similar and catchy. I like that cartoon style.

    I was wondering if someone here knows what software they used to create them.

    In general I can't really find any good and easy to use software to create animated sales videos. I came across some companies that ask for over $1000 per minute for creating those sales videos. Others offer some rather cheap software that will probably scare away more customers than attract them.

    So if anyone know's of a good software or of a good affordable company, please let me know.


    Regards,
    K



    Hi K, if you are looking for affordable Animated Explanation Videos, Demo Videos, Whiteboard Animation / Quick Draw Videos, and Cartoon Explainers, then Explaininja Studios is what you need.

    Send us an inquiry form so we can start the ball rolling.
    Signature
    Explaininja Studios is a professional online video service that specializes in making engaging and affordable Animated Explanation Videos, Demo Videos, Whiteboard Animation / Quick Draw Videos, and Cartoon Explainers.

    www.explaininja.com
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[8445773].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Iqball
    Check these guys out >> Hypnovid
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[8445932].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author starli88
    You can do it yourself with this site:
    PowToon, free business presentation software animated video maker and PowerPoint alternative

    Just drag and drop.
    Type the text and the animated hand will write out the text.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[8499452].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author JordanaSimone
    If you are looking for an amazing, easy to use animation software you MUST check out PowToon! It is phenomenal for video marketing, advertising, and sales, and it is super easy to use! Check it out (PowToon, free business presentation software animated video maker and PowerPoint alternative). Hope this helps!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[8929438].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Steve Orphanides
    Hi Guys,

    I usually don't advertise through forums but since we were mentioned i decided to step up and let you guys know about how we work.

    With HypnoViD, you can customize your Video Order to your budget.

    For instance: If you have the Script and VoiceOver, then you will end up paying $199 per minute.

    However, if you want to leave it up to us, Our professional Copywriters and Marketers will write it for you. You can expect to receive a well written High-Converting Script. As an indirect benefit, you will be receiving some great ideas that will give you clarity in terms of how you look and communicate with your target market. The cost for hiring HypnoViD for your script is ($99 per minute)

    You can also choose one of our 11 professional voice-talents that will produce your High quality voice-over. The cost is also the same as the script.($99 per minute). The quality of the sound is a must! Think of the first time you 've ever heard a song in a cool car system. it's like listening it for the first time. Think of watching a movie in a theater. The clarity of the sound sparks real clarity of the mind and captivates your brain without distractions. It projects truthfulness. It makes the message more fresh and believable.

    There are definitely tools out there for anyone to use and create their own video. But when it comes to creating a video, if this is not one of your strengths, then it is highly recommended to outsource this task to companies that will make it right for you. With all respect to anyone reading this, i will just say the obvious here: a video is not an expense, but an investment.

    You can see some of our recent videos here

    Thank you Iqball for menioning us
    Signature

    Yes, a Whiteboard Animation Video Can Boost Your Sales

    www.HypnoVID.com
    Custom Whiteboard Videos At Low Cost
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[8966953].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author PowToon
    I know that most animated softwares have professionals that make videos for really reasonable prices. We have that feature with PowToon (we have a studio where you can hire an animator), and I believe Animoto and Videoscribe do as well. All are amazing options and you can get some really outstanding videos!
    Signature

    Amazing new software coming soon!! Wanna make a killer sales video?? Sign up for the Beta right now.
    www.powtoon.com
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[8967636].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author msdobe
      I've been interested in animated videos and found a great one... actually found it in the WF ads (not the classifieds - the ads at the top of the WF. Click on 'view all').
      It's awesome, costs $147 one time fee. There's a demo that shows how easy they are to make. Go to
      innercircleriches (dot) com/easysketchpro

      submit your email and you're set. Think you'll love it!!
      I've always wondered how they made them, it's really unique.

      Jenny
      Signature

      If you can read this.... thank a teacher.
      If you can read this in English... thank a vet!
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[8970867].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Steve Orphanides
    I once wrote an article about the choice of: Hiring Video Companies VS Buying the Software to make it ourselves. It was a long article but the bottom line was: We are all aware that Photoshop/Illustrator exists and most of us have it installed on our computers. But when we need a new logo, don't we almost always hire someone who is an expert to do it for us?
    The same with whiteboard animation: Hiring an expert means you have real and experienced copywriters that will write an amazing story for your product/service (script) that will worth sharing. It means you have Real Artists that make Real unique drawings (and not ready made clip-arts that are used anywhere) completely tailored to your product/service. And it also means that you 'll have Real professionals recording your voiceover in a studio.

    We always do have the choice of course and budget sometimes dictates ones decisions. But what everyone needs to know, is to consciously understand their options based on the real facts before choosing.
    Signature

    Yes, a Whiteboard Animation Video Can Boost Your Sales

    www.HypnoVID.com
    Custom Whiteboard Videos At Low Cost
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[8970952].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Mozzen
    I provide WHITEBOARD ANIMATED videos on Fiverr you can check out that. Just follow my sig I'd love to work for you.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[8971035].message }}
  • Use spark*l ? It have unlimited potential if you can draw . Buy a wacoom bambo and draw digitally . Save as Svg . Import to spark*l . And you done ! Svg work great with sparkol . Not even close with clip art or stock image like whiteboard gigs on fivrr . It just $5 though . Lol
    Hope it helps !
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[8987898].message }}
  • Fiverr is great outsourcig for those things!
    Signature
    Need a Coach to generate leads and TRIPLE your online business income?
    Let me Inspire and Empower You!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[8987964].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author supperM
    powtoon free full version download link need
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9585557].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author spearce000
    Interesting, if somewhat old thread. I agree with a lot of the comments here.

    Many people look at making a video as an expense rather than an investment - and when the first question a potential client asks is "How much do you charge...?" you know they don't want to spend a lot.

    Fair enough; a lot of marketers work on a tight budget - especially those who are just starting out and may be using IM as a way of supplementing the income from their J-O-B. Most professionals take that into account and can always do something simple and relatively inexpensive for those clients.

    Sure, you can always have a go yourself with PowerPoint and Camtasia, or use a template-driven service, but bear in mind that a bad video (or one that looks the same as one you'll find on hundreds of other sites) can be as damaging to your bottom line as "boilerplate" sales copy or un-spun PLR. articles on your blog. It can be a lot more difficult to rectify, too.

    When you order a video from a professional, you're not just paying for the time it takes to create it or the software they use to do the job. You're also paying for the years of experience it's taken to hone their skills and perfect their craft.

    End of rant!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9585749].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author doit
    Right now there are easy software apps to do good videos yourself like Video Scribe, Easy Sketch Pro, VFMX, and new software launching in 2 weeks which combines all 3 in one: Explaindio Video Creator

    here is video form that one

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9587167].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Brandboyz
    Banned
    Hey ,
    i think powtoon is the better option for video creation .
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9587308].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author affiliatez
    If you need animated sales video about 1-2 minutes, the cheapest place yo hire is on fiverr
    Signature
    Fapturbo2 introduction version 2014
    Buy virtual credit card at www.Luckygiftcard.com
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9587575].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author flexable77
    Steve,

    Good Point.

    That's always the tradeoff, time & money. So, depending on those factors, you still need to be creative and resourceful enough to use the tool.

    Ron
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9663311].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author joavjolub
    Creating a High-quality video by yourself is wrong for so many reasons. mainly it will just look bad and reflect badly on you business.
    You need to look for a custom high quality video on a reasonable budget.

    The problem with all the platforms that where mentioned here is that they are very restricting..
    You have minimum choice over what kind of video you want to make, each video needs to be unique to complement the business he is empowering.
    there are two main sites that get filmmakers and animators to pitch on your product, and you choose the best one for you.
    the first is wooshi which I haven't used and the second is Veed.me. It's very versatile and prices go from 500$ for the entire video to complex after effect, multiply actors in thousands of dollars. in both sides opening a project is free, so it's really recommended to try. no harm done.

    Good luck
    Yoav
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9663524].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Lightlysalted
    Personally I would give fiverr.com a try. You would be amazed at the excellent quality of some of the videos you can get for just five dollars. Bearing in mind that many organisations and companies use fiver as A marketing tool to get potential customers interested in other products. Therefore they want to do a good job for you.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9663536].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author yossi yagudaiv
    1000$ ?!?!?! haha

    I'm using fiverr for that !

    I'm paying more than $5 because I'm always asking for 150 words of video... but don't pay $1000 !!!!

    Here are very good and cheap guys creating infographics :

    https://www.fiverr.com/yuen1985/crea...43114817519380

    https://www.fiverr.com/guyman20/crea...43114817519380

    https://www.fiverr.com/customdrumloo...43114817519380

    https://www.fiverr.com/thegraphicsto...24705817126180

    https://www.fiverr.com/videoartist1/...92906211645740

    https://www.fiverr.com/blackfolder1/...43114817519380

    Don't worry - These are not affiliate links !

    Ohh and if you want to get it cheaper - upgrade for more than x minutes(without voice over) and pay for a voice over...
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9663672].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Dave37
    If you are interested about making those kind of videos, especially whiteboard animated videos, you can try Easy Sketch Pro, Video Maker FX or Explaindio.

    All 3 have been released this year and have become wildly popular
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9689761].message }}

Trending Topics