Monthly Archives: December 2015

How To Add Annotations To End Card – Pt. 3

This is the part that was intended to be part of Part 2, but something went wrong as usual.

So here is Part 3, where I should you in YouTube, how to add annotations to your videos, Social Media icons, and the YouTube Subscribe button!

How To Make An End Card Part 1

In the second part of this tutorial I will be in Sony Vegas Movie Studio, showing you how to make your end card part of your video, and how to place your videos in the place holders.

After this tutorial will follow the next, which is Part 3, which takes place in YouTube.

I hope you enjoy the video.

How To Design A Video End Card In Photoshop – Pt. 1

This first tutorial will show you one of the many ways you can design a video end card. One of the things I did not show was that in the design phase in Photoshop, you can add a background there, whether it’s a solid color background, gradient, patterned, or a still image. The still image I show in this video, was a picture I took with my smartphone! I think it turned out better than I thought! The only type of background you cannot use in Photoshop is a motion background, and no, you can’t use end cards in Windows Live Movie Maker.

This 2 part tutorial turned into 3, because I lost the rendered file, where I jump from Vegas Movie Studio, into YouTube.

I also caught that I said in the Part 2 video, that I’m going to show you how to get into YouTube! What I meant to say was “I am now going to show you in YouTube, how to annotate you videos and links in your end card!

I hope you find value from my tutorials, and if you do, please leave a like, and share!

How To Design A Video End Card In Photoshop – Part 1

Drive Traffic Using YouTube Video End Cards

With all the millions of videos uploaded to YouTube every week, how can anyone possibly break through? And when you  catch an audience, how can you keep them engaged, keep them watching, for as long as possible? In three words – Video End Cards!

What are Video End Cards?

As the name suggests, an end card appears at the end of your video, and can be a very powerful Call-To-Action, driving your viewers to additional content that you want them to see next. The additional content that you want them to see next can be anything from behind-the-scenes footage, bloopers, previous videos, other YouTube channels, and even approved merch links!

A video end card is not the same as a three second video intro, which YouTube discontinued several months ago. A video end card should actually be part of your video file. A good guideline is to use the last ten seconds of your video in your end card. This should give your viewers enough time to take action.

How many components should your card have?

That is completely up to you. However, many creators found success with cards that include two of their best videos, a YouTube Subscribe button, and a link to a merch store if you have one.

How do I make an end card?

Well this is the tough part! Since YouTube doesn’t yet offer a tool to help you auto-assemble end cards, you have to draw on your own design skills. Or, I will have some end cards available here to download for free in the coming months, as well as end cards for sale.

I have finally completed my tutorials on How to Design A Video End Card in Photoshop, which is Part 1, then immediately following, Part 2, How To Make A Video End Card, in Sony Vegas Movie Studio, and it doesn’t matter which version you have, the steps will work in all versions of Movie Studio! So if you have a video editor such as Movie Studio, you’re in luck! I should have the videos posted here by December 14, 2015!

Sadly, you cannot make end cards in Windows Live Movie Maker.

 

 

Something Went Wrong

The last time I posted on this blog, it appears something went wrong with the format I had. I had pages and sub-pages, but now I don’t. So in the coming days I will be working hard to get this blog to exactly the way I want it, and I will be adding new posts, and videos as well!

Thank you for your patience!

C. J. Grace

Owner/Administrator

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