How to make a Perfect Kickstarter explainer video

If you want to succeed using Kickstarter platform to crowdsource your project, you need an explainer video.

First of all, is important to consider that Kickstarter has publicly stated that 66% of campaigns with online video reach their project’s goal.

That is to say that explainer video is a vital component of a successful Kickstarter campaign.

Well, here are some expert suggestions on how to make an effective and actionable Kickstarter explainer video online.

 

1. CREATE A STORYLINE

a picture of a storyboard

 

Before you even begin the video making process, you must create a storyline.

This is the brainstorm that should determine, the content of the video, what the overall message is,  and how you want to share your story.

Most storylines are drawn out scene by scene, and once you have the story organized on paper, then all you need to do is bring your story to life, with your own animated video!

4 Tips for Telling a Story with Marketing Video

 

2. CREATE A TONE OF YOUR CAMPAIGN

Setting the tone of a campaign means figuring out the personality of the explainer video.

Whether you choose to be humorous or serious, you must be aware that your message remains genuine and sincere.

Remember that the tone is how you want to appeal to your public audience; if you are unsure on the best angle to communicate your project, then make a few different scripts and test them on your family and friends.

 

3. CALL TO ACTION

Finally, you need to clearly and simply sell the message. Regardless of the storyline, your overall message must tell the user what they need to do to help you.

 

You can find this video template in our templates gallery and edit it in minutes.

 

4. FINAL EXPLAINER VIDEO TIPS

  • Don’t worry about not having the best quality video, because a fancy video is counterproductive to your goal – unless your goal is for best quality videos.

  • Show human faces or characters if it makes sense to your story. Humans empathize with humans, is our nature.
  • Don’t worry if you don’t know how to animate yet, we have a Learn Section dedicated especially for video tutorials and tips, so that you can get familiar with the tool and how to use it best.

  • To make a perfect Kickstarter explainer video, or any online video in that matter, you must have a clear, emotional and organized story.

In the end, it’s not the video that will bring you the result, it’s the story.

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2 responses to “How to make a Perfect Kickstarter explainer video”

  1. Delores Lyon says:

    Thanks for sharing this advice on making a good kickstarter video for your project. I think that making a timeline is a great way to start your video production and planning. It’s also nice that you gave us a link to an animating guide– those little animations can really help spruce up the video. However, I’ll also be sure to keep in mind that I don’t need to make the video super fancy!

  2. Mrwideo 1 says:

    Thank you Delores – have you tried out Wideo yet to create your video? You can send any questions on animating our way.

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