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Using quote blocks and storyboards

Make your videos stand out with quotes

On social media, posts featuring quotes are among the most popular, and in videos, quotes pop out at your audience, giving you a way to grab attention, even in videos without many other visuals.

That’s why we added quote blocks for marketing videos. With eye-catching transitions designed to get noticed online, our quote blocks let you share testimonials or reviews, or post videos full of quotes that inspire you.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to add quotes into new and existing Animoto projects, and also give you a few ideas for videos you can make using the quote feature. Let’s get started!

1. Choose a storyboard

Animoto has several pre-built storyboards for testimonials or reviews, and for fun, motivational, or inspirational quotes. Check out a few of our quote storyboards below to get some inspiration. But if you don’t find a template that fits the project you have in mind, you can always easily add a quote block to any of our other storyboards.

Quote storyboards to try

2. Add a quote block

To add a quote block, select the teal ADD A BLOCK button in the upper-right-hand corner of your screen. A popup window will open, listing all the different kinds of blocks you can add to your Animoto video. Select the quote block; then, enter your quote and its source. Click DONE and your quote will be added to your project.

Pro tip

Have an old video with ordinary text quotes in it? You can re-edit it to create a new version featuring the quote block feature.

3. Customize your video

After you create your quote block, you can customize it any way you like. Move the text around the screen, change its size, or adjust colors. You can even change up the font to give your quote a different look and different style of quotation mark.

4. Add visuals

Since quotes look good all on their own, you can create them using just text, but quote blocks also allow you to add photos or video clips behind your quote for a little extra flair. Look for visuals that’ll support the message of your quote and match the overall color scheme you’ve chosen for your video. Then just drag and drop the images or video clips right onto the quote block.

Get inspiration for your next video

Not sure how you’d use quote blocks in your video marketing? Take a look at a few ideas listed below.

  • Testimonials Can't get a customer on camera? Create a testimonial video with quotes from satisfied customers or clients instead.
  • Reviews If your company is getting rave reviews or has gotten positive press coverage, make sure to post the good word of mouth in a quote video on social.
  • Inspirational Quote Share wit and wisdom with a video featuring funny, inspirational, or educational quotes. Need help finding a quote for your video? Visit our quote directory for lists of quotes arranged by category, including quotes for business, real estate, and more.
  • One-quote video Make your video in minutes by focusing on just one quote that makes your audience think or laugh.
Pro tip

Find testimonial quotes by visiting review sites like Google or Yelp, or pull comments from your social media pages.

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