How to Make Intros for YouTube Videos — Video Bumpers and Logo Stings Tutorial
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How to Make Intros for YouTube Videos — Video Bumpers and Logo Stings Tutorial

So, how do you make cool,
like motion graphic intros for your Youtube videos, also known as bumpers or logo stings? I’m gonna share with you my best tips and resources, coming up. (camera shutters and slow beats) Hey, what’s up guys, Sean
here with THiNK Media TV, help you go further, faster in media. And in this channel, we
do tech gear reviews, video gear reviews and Q &
A videos just like this one. So, if you’re new here,
consider subscribing. Mark asks, “Can you teach us how to
do your intro and outro?” Mark, thanks so much
for the question, yes. Mark, for this intro right here, (camera shutters) and on this intro right
here from my channel, Video Influencers. Those actually come from “,” and I’ll put a link to the
site in the description below. Now, what they actually are
is they’re projects that you can buy for After Effects. And so, I do use After Effects. I have the Adobe Creative
Cloud, like the entire suite. And so I use After Effects
but they’re pretty easy to do, because you download a
project that you want, maybe it costs $15 or $30 off of Video Hive, and then you just add in your logo and you just customize it to your liking. And so for the THiNK Media TV one, that’s actually a little more complex because I got the basic
project off of Video Hive, and then I added in
photos that I hand curated from actually mostly “,” which is a really cool
stock site that lets you have the rights to the photos
to use for anything at all, as well as a few other
stock photography sites and things like that. So, I’ll link up those resources in the description below as well. But, another example of how
you could create an intro is this, from my lifestyle
channel, Sean THiNKs. (camera shutters) That one I actually just
created in Premiere, so I just kinda like cropped video clips and I used Photoshop a little bit. But one of the things that actually makes your intros pop too, is sound effects. And so, I actually grab
those sound effects off of the YouTube library. Those are free, the audio library. Or, the Envato site, Audio Jungle. So, Envato is like the top level site, Video Hive and Audio
Jungle are like sisters. But, when it comes to creating intros, there are other options. Probably the most cost effective way and least technical way, is to go to “,” and if you search YouTube
intro or video bumper, or logo sting, a whole bunch of different
options will pop up. You just pay $5 and then
they’ll put your text, or put your logo inside
of kind of the same thing. It’s like they do it for you. That’s not gonna be the most custom, it’s not gonna be the most unique, but it’s definitely a
very quick path to get pretty solid bumpers done
for your YouTube channel. And then, as far as this
outro as I shrink into the outro right here. This is actually just
a Photoshop design that I put together. I just put a static image
where the video can shrink on top of it, and then just designed it in Photoshop, so it’s kinda like an evergreen
way to end each video. And I do this the same
across THiNK Media TV, Video Influencers and Sean THiNKs as well. And so, designed this in Photoshop. If you need a designer to do it, you could probably just
screenshot my video and say, “Hey, put my website here
and my free download, if you wanna do something
like that, here,” and use that as a template, or just design something like it. But eventually, it’s just a flat image and then the video just pops
over top of it in editing. Question of the day, how did you create your YouTube bumpers? Do you have any recommendations
of sites or resources? Post those in the comment section below and remember, that actually
some of the tips come from you, the THiNK Media TV community. So definitely connect with everybody in the comments section. So, thanks so much for
checking out this video. Definitely subscribe for
more videos just like this and if you haven’t
grabbed the THiNK Media TV Video Gear Buyer’s Guide, it’s a free download I put together with the best cameras, lighting, audio for any kind of budget, you can grab that for free. I’ll link it up on the YouTube card as well as in the YouTube
description below. Until next time, THiNK Media TV is helping you
go further, faster in media. Keep crushing it and we will talk soon. It captures like high
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100 thoughts on “How to Make Intros for YouTube Videos — Video Bumpers and Logo Stings Tutorial

  1. Bro when I record videos with my microphone it makes wierd noises when I watch the video after, wt should i do?, hope ull reply

  2. How long, in general, should your b-roll into be?

    I want to include one between introducing stories and starting the story, but don’t want to take too long to get to the tale.

  3. I sit and watch your videos all day! Who knew there was so much to learn about starting a channel. It almost seems overwhelming!

  4. I used I like it for now. We might get fancier as time progresses. It’s free to start designing and you only pay for the designs you want to keep

  5. Hi thanks fo the Video I liked it. I got free photos on Tell me if I can continue to use it or not? I am waiting!

  6. Not sure why all the dislikes but Shawn is an amazing person that works his butt off to help creators grow. Thank you Shawn for your support..!

  7. Thank you for sharing this info! I was about to pay a graphic designer $400! for a logo and a logo sting/intro. Now I can just spend $20-$30 on videohive and customize it in AE. Wow. I wouldn't be surprised if the designer was simply going to buy an intro from videohive, and then charge me $400. You earned a subscription for this one!

  8. Will teach my mini me's how to use these cool so awesome stuff! I am so loving your videos! Cannot wait to use the tips here..

  9. I use Movavi, Biteable, Screencast O Matic, WinBroadcaster, OSB Studio, Easy Sketch Pro 3 to make all of my videos and edit them.

  10. Thank you. This was extremely helpful. I only started my channel on 2/7/19. I created my bumper and outro in KineMaster for now until I get more experience editing. I’m actually sitting a digital media class at the local CC to get more info and ability.

  11. Good information, thank you. I currently do alot with Adobe Creative Cloud as well and will look into the links you suggested.

  12. I'm currently taking a course on Udemy that shows how to make intro videos using PowerPoint. They run from simple to advance. I'm uploading them as I make them. The ones I am making are nothing fancy but the one where you showed the images scrolling up while having a camera sound effect can be done in PowerPoint.

  13. I should’ve known Sean would be the top ranking video for “how to create a bumper for your videos” 😁.
    I plan to create something similar to what you use for your vlog channel and end clip. I’m a little fish trying to get my framework together and I’m glad to know I made it to the right place with some free and still creative options.

  14. I found learning After Effects so I could create my own original intro quite rewarding, so that’s always an option too!

  15. does Camtasia 2018 intros and sounds tracks have copy rights on youtube? am I allowed to use them on my youtube videos with no fear of copyrights violation?

  16. Ihink it's funny you posted this now because I was thinking about changing mine this past week. I'm really trying to build up my lifestyle channel and am trying to reach 💯 subscribers by June.

  17. This video just popped today in my YT recommendation's feed. I didn't notice it's almost 3 years old! Definitely old, but GOLD!!

  18. I have used Render Forest. They have lots of options and are very user friendly. Their free version will include a watermark on the corner of the video, but you can spend some money and buy the video without the watermark. I usually go with the free version and then I can change them from time to time.

  19. With your ending how do you get the video to sit on top of the picture you created in photoshop? Is that down to your editing softeware? i use imovies is it possible to do it with that?

  20. Totally misleading video title, your video content is different from title. I am a subscriber of your channel. You will lose trust if u do this. Pls don't do this.

  21. Here are examples of intros that will hook the viewer and no need to buy anything…

  22. I downloaded a $9 stinger from Envato but I don't know how to use it. The text doc isn't clear on how to actually use it. I emailed the developer and his instructions don't match up with the info available from the download. HELP!

  23. Think Media TV, I believe in solidariety. I believe in people who share their "secrets". You see… althought you shared all your secrets, all the ways you do your work, this did not had a negative impact on your channel, on the contrary, your almost with 1 million subscribers. Some people are affraid to share their work, fearing that other people would copy and make a channel which looks like, and the original one would not grow. I don´t believe that. Congratulations.

  24. Literally learned how to edit my first video from scratch from your channel!! And was able to post my first video on my YouTube channel, I love your channel! Thank you 😊

  25. Great info. Kinda funny when you did the devil-handsign at 1:57.
    Just picked up a Canon HF R800 per your recommendation in another vid. Nice package so far. thnx

  26. These graphic design soy boys are all the same.. borderline or fully homosexual.. hyper emotionalized.. superficial ideas, no real education

  27. Thanks for the hookup on website of creators I’m in need of a simple bumper and don’t have time to design it and the prices aren’t scary

  28. Im using Panzoid for my intros, but i dont have any ideas for creating outros. rather that thanks for your video i have new ideas to search for and try to make my intros at that site

  29. Videohive is the one i've been hearing about lately, thanks for this post. – But Renderforest is also great and has more affordable pricing, here are some inspiring intros i did with that site


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