If you are your team are thinking about creating your own videos for your business, here are three essential online tools that can literally save you tonnes of time and money.
Music copyright is a hot topic.
Finding good music you can use legally can be tricky if you don't want to be striked off by YouTube and Facebook. YouTube, thankfully, have their own library to make things very easy. It's called YouTube Audio Library. It's an excellent resource for finding royalty free music. You might not be able to find Stormzy's latest hit. But you can definitely find a wide selection of music tracks for almost any type of video. You can choose genre, the style, the length, even the instrument. Some of the music, you'll need to credit the artist. But there are loads that you don't need to. The tracks are downloadable with a click. And all you need is a Gmail account.
I use this website for almost all my videos from serious corporate promos to funky crowd-funding videos.
This is definitely one of my favourite resources for free music. This website is a real timesaver. If you want to make sure your videos can be viewed by as many people as possible with no sound and optimised for Facebook and YouTube, you're gonna have to have captions. Yes those, those words below me in my video.
If you're like me, the idea of transcribing your video is not really an option because it would just take too much time. But with Rev.com, it's so easy. All you need to do is send them a link of your video, a YouTube link or Facebook link and presto, they will transcribe your video. They can provide a transcription in any format. So for YouTube or Facebook, whatever you might need it for. It only costs one dollar per minute of video. And the turnaround is 24 hours. Although sometimes they've done it for me within an hour or two. From my experience, it's 99% error free. And really easy to use.
How many times have you tried to record a voiceover for your video and it just sounds absolute shit? So you get a friend to do it. And it still sounds like shit.
If you're not familiar with Fiverr.com, you must be living under a rock. Fiverr is a fantastic website offering a range of services for five dollars. That's about four pounds. One of the best services that I use is the voiceovers. You can literally find loads of top talent voiceover artists to create your voiceovers. All you need to do is send them a word document and some guidelines and they'll get back to you with an audio file. You can choose male, female, Australian, Canadian, Welsh, Scottish, Irish, basically any accent you want. You can even get a Morgan Freeman voiceover.
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