Animoto created several pre-built storyboards with storytelling best practices already built into them. Check out a few of our editorial storyboards below to get some inspiration. But if you don’t find a template that fits the project you have in mind in those examples, we’ve got dozens of other storyboards to try. Try a behind-the-scenes video, a product story, or an editorial video, or experiment with customizing a storyboard with a look you prefer for your project.
Decide what story you want to tell, and list out the main points you’d like to make or statistics you’d like to share. Then start planning out your video. If you’re looking to make a video that runs under a minute, 10 blocks or fewer should be about the right length. Write out your video text for each block in a document, along with a few notes about visuals you’d like to use or that you already have. Once that’s done, you can just copy and paste your text right into your Animoto project. Already know what you want to say? Jump right in and add text directly into your Animoto project; then add our visuals.
After you’ve added your text, keep going! Add images and video clips that match your story, and test out different combinations to get the colors, fonts, music, and transitions you want. You can also add collage or quote blocks to your project, or pin your logo to the corner of your video with our Watermark feature.