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

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

August 19, 2019 100 By Peter Engel


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 “videohive.net,” 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 “Unsplash.com,” 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 “Fiverr.com,” 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
quality screen captures of your video of your screen. ♫ Things, things, things. For weekly cool videos.