Tips & Tricks

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How to make GIFs (and use them, too!)

After several years in the mainstream, GIFs are no longer relegated to just funny internet memes. In fact, thoughtfully-designed GIFs seem to appear everywhere we look these days! Whether you…
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How to Make Engaging 2D Animations In 8 Simple Steps

Nowadays, anyone can create 2D animations thanks to intuitive 2D animation software. 2D animation is a type of animation where visuals have breadth and length, so you can see how…
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The 100+ Video Production Terms You Need To Know

Video experts—like cinematographers and animators—use hundreds of terms while planning, recording, and preparing videos for delivery, leaving those without filmmaking experience in the dark. As with languages, you don't need…
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Highlights from Prakriti Rai’s Lessons on Storytelling

On November 3rd and 4th, 2021, the Content Marketing institute hosted its annual Visual Storytelling Summit, a two-day event for content marketing leaders to share insightful information on how to…
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How to Add Voice Over, Narration, and Lip Sync Audio in Vyond Studio

It might seem overwhelming to record and edit a voice over or audio track. You might think you need extra software or a fancy microphone or a professional studio. But…
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LinkedIn Cover Story Video: The Simple Guide with Examples & Templates

With over 756 million LinkedIn members and 15 million open positions, finding a job on the platform or standing out to prospects and customers can seem near impossible. But with…
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7 Types of Camera Movement & How to Create Them in Vyond Studio

Camera movement helps make your videos more engaging and compelling. Camera movements can add intrigue, interest, and suspense to scenes in your story.  We’ll teach you the seven types of…
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The Right Way to Use 2D Animation in Email

Using 2D animation in your brand's email newsletters is a great way to help your company stand out. Not only are animated images aesthetically pleasing, but they can also increase…
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How to Hire a Voice Actor (And Where to Find Them)

With hundreds of websites and companies offering voice over services and thousands of voice over actors to choose from, deciding how to hire a voice actor seems like a lot…
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How to Direct Your Internal Voice Over Talent for a High-Quality Video Voice Over

Let's say you want to record a voice over through the DIY route, because of either budget or company policies. A DIY voice over means you likely aren't hiring a…
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Record Voice Overs at Any Budget

A bad voice over can ruin your entire video project. You could film your story with Hollywood cameras or animate with the most high-end software, but your audience will hardly…
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6 Expert-Backed Tips to Improve Your Voice Over Skills

Imagine you have to record a voice over for an explainer video or branded animation. You’re not a voice actor, and you don't have time to go through voice over…
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2021 Guide: How to Send a Video Through Email

Including video in email is a great way to drive email engagement and video play rates, but it takes a little planning. This guide will provide clear and easy instructions for…
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How To Represent Different Ages in Vyond

Effective visual storytelling almost always relies on thoughtful character design, even if the character's an inanimate object. That's why we've packed so many featured into Vyond's Character Creator, and why…
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On-demand Webinar: 4 Vyond Updates to Enhance your Videos

While you keep getting better at creating videos, so does Vyond Studio. At Vyond, we’re always working hard to bring new improvements, features, and enhancements to help video makers like…
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Disney’s 12 Animation Principles and How to Apply Them with Vyond

Forty years ago, Disney animators Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston shared the 12 animation principles, which Disney Studios followed to create astonishing lifelike effects and animations. To this day, the…
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How to Make an Instructional Video: 25 Essential Tips

Forget reading user manuals—people today watch instructional videos when they need to quickly solve a problem. Organizations today are tapping into this preference by using video as an educational tool…
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Everything You Need to Make a Video in Vyond

With rich, sensory details, video is uniquely suited to storytelling. It captures viewers’ attention on a visceral level by replicating a face-to-face human connection. You can use Vyond to create…
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2020 Vyond Resources, Tips, and Video Inspiration

2020 was, at least, a great year to be a Vyond customer. This year you had access to fresh content, helpful Vyond Studio updates, useful video templates, free educational webinars,…
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Food Stories with Vyond: Recipes for a Great Video

Food has a magical way of bringing people together during the holidays. This year has made it especially clear what (and who) matters most, and here at Vyond, that’s you.…
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Everything you need to add closed captions to Vyond videos

From both an accessibility and a strategic point of view, it’s essential to have captions on your videos. More than 5% of people around the globe have a hearing disability.…
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Creating Accessible Video Content

July is Disability Pride Month, a time dedicated to celebrating the 60 million people with disabilities in the United States. The month marks the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities…
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Advanced animation with Vyond and Adobe

Vyond's built-in animation features allow professionals of all skill levels to create compelling videos. With a full library of customizable templates, it only takes a few minutes to begin creating…
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Kinetic Typography: Create Stunning Animated Text Videos

Video has moved to the forefront of communication and in many instances replaced the written word. Video is more engaging than text. It’s eye-catching, auditorily stimulating, improves message retention, and…
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Custom Text and Logo Animation in Vyond Studio

We get a lot of questions about how we created the Vyond logo animation you see in almost all of our videos. Here's one variation you may have noticed: The…
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Video translation 101: From captions to localization

Video translation is a powerful way to engage your audience and authentically connect with them. Whether using video for staff training and development purposes, or to market to clients and…
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6 Tips for Branding Your Videos

A brand is a combination of design elements and written tone that highlights the distinguishable qualities of a product or service. More importantly, a brand is a strategic theme that…
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30 tips to help you improve your presentation skills

An email from your boss pops in your inbox—-she's asking you to give a talk at an upcoming conference. You groan and your stomach flips at the thought of speaking…
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How to Storyboard Your Next Video

A storyboard is your roadmap when you make a video. Like a script, your storyboard visually guides you throughout the production process. By planning your video, you know which shots…
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Attribution Bias Video Templates

In this post, we share an example of an internal attribution bias training video, show you how we built it from scratch, give you the training video as a project…
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The Ultimate List of 67 Video Tools & Resources

The Ultimate List of  Video Tools Thirty years ago, you couldn't make a professional video unless you had a big budget, a big crew, and years of production expertise. Today,…
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Video Resume Tips to Help You Land the Job

Remember the scene in Legally Blonde when Elle's video resume gets her into Harvard Law School? Hers was so different from the usual application that the enrollment committee decided to…
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12 Video Ideas to Improve Company Culture

Working in HR, it's easy to feel stretched thin when building a company culture. You'd love to interact with every job candidate and employee, but time, resource, and geographic constraints…
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Educational Animation: Explaining Complex Ideas with Animation

For breaking down and explaining complex ideas, there's no better medium than animation. With greater versatility than live video, animation enables you to easily explain complicated concepts through visuals in…
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Vyond Studio Keyboard Shortcuts

You need video, fast. We get it, and we want to make it as simple as possible. Keyboard shortcuts are the easiest way to ramp up your production speed. With the…
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Start the year off right, free Vyond (legacy) video template

Update: The video below is no longer available as a template. Visit our video template library to browse 100+ free templates for Vyond Studio. Between family, friends, and food, we…
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2017’s Most Popular Video Resources

2017's Most Popular Resources We had a year filled with great video knowledge and Vyond updates. Get a head start on 2018 video making by reviewing the most popular Vyond…
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Hello! From Vyond’s Video Producer

My name is Taylor and I'm the newest member of the Vyond Team, with the role of Video Producer.  I've been creating videos for over half of my life and…
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Creative Ways to Use Shapes in Vyond [GoAnimate] Tutorial

Vyond superstar user, Matthew Dyer, outlined the creative ways that he uses different shape props in his training videos. Check out his tutorial video to learn how squares, triangles, and…
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Making your video: A beginner’s guide

So, you’re ready to make a video, but you’re not sure where to start. We’ve put together a step-by-step guide that will help you take your ideas to reality and…
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Sail the High Seas With Your Very Own GoAnimate Pirates

Ahoy there mateys! Your GoAnimate characters are ready to take on the high seas of animated videos. Join them to find the buried treasure of more engaging video content. Introducing…
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Secure Your Videos With The New Password-Protect Feature

We often receive requests about adding new options for sharing GoAnimate videos. These can range from various video-hosting platforms to email, social and others. Today, we’re happy to announce that…
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Save Your Audience From the Clutches of Boredom With Animated Superheroes

Look up in the sky. It’s a bird..it’s a plane...it’s a cloud-based animated superhero!  Your Vyond characters have been hiding their secret identities, masquerading as regular citizens. But it’s time…
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Customizable Vyond Characters Get an Update

They may live in Vyond Studio, but now they look just like us! The Vyond characters have been getting mini-makeovers over the past few months, and now they’re ready for their…
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