Do you want to:
Have more views?
Have a super modern video?
The answer is one - an INTRO!
If you have been making videos but didn’t have an intro, it’s high time you did. Why? The reasons are mentioned above, and in more details - below:
1. First of all an intro shows that you have a brand. Having a brand gives more importance to your product showing that you just didn’t fell from the sky. Even if you have one product yet, no matter, give it a name. So that people could remember you more easily not calling you e.g. “the girl/ boy of soap”. Funny, right? Now, you have a brand and the intro you have is a good way of showing it to people.
2. Even in interpersonal relations we know how important the first impression is. They say “You will never get a second chance to make a first impression”. So let’s use our one and only chance to make our first impression to its best. What do we need for it? The answer is simple - an intro. People will see how serious you are and with which responsibility you treat your work and brand.Isn’t it what you need?
3. Wanna look professional? A video intro is what professionals use. Ever watched a super cool video that doesn’t have an intro? Can’t remember? Just search on youtube your favourite brand video and watch. No, you have not and will not see a video of a brand that does not have an intro. Now it's your turn to make wonderful videos with catchy intros.
And in the end let me whisper a little secret in your ear. Ready? Here we go - Don’t let your intros be more than 5 second, no one’s gonna waste so much time on it ;)
Here are some examples how some youtubers use great intros which promotes their channel and helps them look professional:
1. Epic Rap Battles of History is one of the most successful YouTube series of all time. They pick two figures from literary everywhere let it be a history, politics, a movie , cartoon, etc. and make a battle between them. Just imagine Barack Obama battling against Mitt Romney telling each other whatever they couldn’t or wouldn’t in real life.
2. Galinha Pintadinha is a music project for children originally in portuguese but due to its popularity it’s being translated into English and Spanish as well. They create animated music videos that are being watched by millions of people around the world and they still see the importance of having an intro for every new video.
3. CrashCourse is a channel on youtube that covers a diversity of topics - from astronomy to US history, from Anatomy to psychology. Various witty hosts cover different topics in such an engaging way that is making watching the videos fun. Now they have more than 700 mln views. BTW one of the co-creators is John Green, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of The Fault in Our Stars.
4. Yuya is a Mexican beauty vlogger and YouTuber. As of 2017, she was the 27th most popular YouTuber in the world with over 19 million subscribers. It was estimated that Yuya earned 41,000 USD per month in 2015. She became so popular with her vlogs that even released two books and a perfume and a makeup collection. with this popularity she still uses intros at the beginning of her videos. Have a look :)
5. I guess each of us has watched at least one TED talk. They are influential videos where many experts spread their ideas on different topics. TED began in 1984 and today covers almost all topics - from science to business to global issues - in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world. Imagine that their videos also have intros - quite impressive by the way.
6. Good Mythical Morning is an American comedy talk YouTube series. The show is uploaded every weekday. The YouTube channel currently boasts over 12 million subscribers, and 3.7 billion total video views. They have a very catchy intro that gives us a vague image of its style. It is made with saturated colours and cheerful music- so we know: the video is going to be fun. By the way the intro is not put right at the very beginning of the video. It starts after some 5 second speech.
7. Jenna Marbles’ channel has over 2 billion video views and 17 million subscribers, making it the 28th most subscribed channel on YouTube and the second most popular channel operated by a woman. She even has a wax figure displayed in Madame Tussaud museum, can you imagine it?As an intro Jenna chose a video where her image in wild look comes from the bottom of the video in a rubber duck sound. A controversial combination I would say.
8. Alfie Deyes started his PointlessBlog YouTube channel in 2009 and the channel now has over 5.4 million subscribers. Deyes was included in the 2015 Debrett's 500, listing the most influential people in Britain, under the New Media category. His videos are fun and he tries not to make people wait long for the video so he keeps his intros short. Look what they look like.
9. Most possibly you have watched at least one of the series of the ANNOYING ORANGE. Its creator Dane Boe who began making videos with his 8mm camcorder as a teenager and later founded the company Gagfilms in 2005, also uses intros for his world-famous comedy web series.
10. Enchufe.tv is an Ecuadorian web series that produces comedic sketches. They are mostly viewed on their Youtube channel as well as on Ecuadorian TV channel Ecuavisa. As of November 2017, the series' channel on YouTube is the 40th most subscribed YouTube channel, with over 15 million subscribers. Their videos reflect Ecuadorian traditions, relationships and much more.
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