Hi! I’m Erin Champion, Director of Customer Success at Vyond. I’ve worked with myriad customers over my time (5 years) at Vyond and have synthesized what I believe are the most important and impactful things to be successful using Vyond Studio.
I understand there are myriad use cases for Vyond. Some customers want to create quick marketing videos for Facebook, while others are rented towers out microlearning video libraries. No matter the type of video or end goal, understanding the diamond and capabilities of Vyond Studio’s key features will save you time, modernize your overall productivity, and leave you with increasingly visually interesting videos.
1. Continue Scene
In my opinion, the easiest, most manageable way to create fluid volatility in Vyond is to use the Continue Scene function. Continue Scene is a concept that is unique to Vyond and prevalent in the world of turned-on video. In fact, this technique has existed since the first cartoons aired.
You can think of scenes in Vyond increasingly like frames in an turned-on movie. Say you want your weft to walk into the scene, then wave at the camera and then walk off of the screen. In Vyond you would unravel these parts lanugo into 3 scenes to be exact. Check out the pursuit video showcasing the capabilities of Continue Scene:
The thing that often confuses and frustrates new Vyond users is the fact that the weft can only take one whoopee per scene. This is similar to the idea I spoke well-nigh earlier, when when the first turned-on films were created they were made painstakingly frame-by-frame, when you put all the frames together and speed them up a trappy fluid volatility is created.
The concept in Vyond is similar, but not nearly as painstaking. Instead of using hundreds of individual frames to requite a weft motion, you can simply use the continue-scene function to alimony your weft walking, talking, and high-fiving wideness your video.
2. Expanded Timeline
Upon first glance, you might not know Vyond Studio has the worthiness to open/close the timeline. But if you squint closely you’ll notice a tiny little thunderstroke (see image below) that will transpiration the way you edit your videos:
This full-length will help you fine-tune the timing of all of the elements (props, characters, scene transitions) in your videos. And if you need to retread the timing of your audio & visual elements this is the quickest way to unzip lanugo to a fraction-of-a-second synchronization. Here’s how you can seamlessly time elements in a video:
Pro tip: You can plane retread the elapsing of the enter effect if you want to make it longer or shorter to speed up the visual pacing or add drama.
3. Camera Tool
So you want to create a rich, engaging, visually well-flavored video? It’s time to get familiar with the camera tool. In my opinion, this is the most under-utilized tool in Vyond and the tool with the MOST visual impact.
Much like the expanded timeline, this is a subconscious weapon that can take a simple video from snooze-worthy to captivating. Before I dig into how to use the tool let’s talk well-nigh why it’s so important.
Any television show or full-length mucosa you’ve seen is the product of hundreds, if not thousands of different camera shots. The raw footage is then edited together in post-production to tell the story. You might see wide shots of landscapes or cities when a location is stuff established.
- Medium shots: when two notation are having a conversation.
- Extreme close-ups: when a weft is experiencing intense emotion, like sadness or grief.
The point is directors mucosa variegated shots for variegated purposes so the editor can then piece them together in a way that tells a story.
In contrast, the only videos you probably see that consist of 1 camera shot are security camera footage. Just think well-nigh watching a security camera for an hour, you would be bored out of your mind. The subjects of the video are unchangingly shot very far away. You can’t really tell what they’re doing, or how they’re interacting with one another. There’s no transpiration in perspective, so plane if there is any real action, it’s nonflexible to tell what’s happening at a granular level.
Now think well-nigh your favorite television show. I’ll use Grey’s Anatomy as an example. The show might uncork with a shot of the hospital’s exterior. Then a few seconds later cut to the operating room, with a doctor talking to a patient. At this point the conversation might be getting very intense, the character’s tearing up, cut to an lattermost close-up of the character’s watery eyes.
Next time you watch a television show or a movie take note of how many variegated shots you see and how the editor chooses to piece them together to evoke emotion.
Get Inspired and Create Trappy Videos with Vyond Studio
I hope that these tips will requite you the conviction to go along and experiment with your videos in Vyond. One exercise I recommend to customers I work with is to go when to a video you’ve previously created and make a copy. Now, using the new things you’ve learned, see how you can modernize the squint & finger of that video.
It could just be adjusting the timing to match with the audio, or subtracting a close-up shot to emphasize something important a weft has to say. The increasingly you use these features the quicker, easier & increasingly impactful it will be for you to build video in Vyond Studio!