How many videos do you have in your YouTube Channel?
Do you find making videos a challenge? Never fear: PowerPoint is here! PowerPoint is the simplest way to create a professional looking video in minutes, that too absolutely free. No need to hire professional video makers to create videos for you. No need to download complex, heavy video softwares and then take training to use those.
PowerPoint requires absolutely no training at all (unless you call learning how to insert images and music into slides training). It has powerful functionalities that let you create the motion effects you see in professional videos on YouTube. So here’s how to make a YouTube video using PowerPoint:
Find Stunning Visuals For Your Video
If you want your video to go viral, you gotta have stunning visuals first. There are plenty of free resources available online that post beautiful images from talented photographers around the world. Take a look at these 7 key resources for free images online. There’s no dearth of photos on these websites, you just need to have the eye to choose the best visuals for your video. Insert the selected visuals in your slide and add text to them if you want to. Unlock your imagination and set it into motion with eye-catchy visuals!
Calibri, Arial or Times New Roman is a big no-no. Every font has its own personality and you need to choose a font that gels smoothly with the sentiment of your video. Give a prehistoric touch to your video with ancient Roman, Greek fonts or a postmodern impression with stylish, artistic typeface. A font can change the entire look of your PowerPoint presentation-cum-video. Again, there are plenty of free resources online like Dafont, UrbanFonts, 1001 Free Fonts, Font Squirrel, Open Font Library, etc.
Let the Music Play!
Ever heard a silent video on YouTube? Whether it’s an instrumental music, a hit number, or an audio narration for a training video, you need to be nice and easy on the ear. Your music can be fancy like Iggy Azalea’s songs, soothing like Dido’s, romantic like Taylor Swift number, crazy like Eminem’s, or haunting like the noise outside your window at night!
You can pick great music from SoundCloud using the Creative Commons search engine or take permission before using any song. Adding audio to your PowerPoint presentation is as easy as click of a button.
Animate Your Moves or Add Smooth Transitions
Watched lyric videos of your favorite songs on YouTube? Words pop out of nowhere, fade or jump out of slide as new lyrics fly in…we are hooked to the video till the end, aren’t we?
PowerPoint has several cool animations and transitions to achieve the same effect. You have to try several to see which fits the best depending on the tone and the beat of your presentation. You can make your presentation slides bounce, swivel, glitter, and fade in and out.
The right moves in sync with your music and video content can create a cinematic experience for the viewer. But don’t overdo it, you don’t wanna make your viewers dizzy by the end!
Add the Perfect Timing to Your Presentation
PowerPoint lets you rehearse timings for each presentation slide so you can make the content, visuals and text perfectly synchronized and play on YouTube exactly the way you want your viewers to see. Don’t forget to tell your friend to view the slideshow before you make it live. That’ll help you know if the presentation is running too fast or too slow.
- Upload the multimedia slideshow on authorSTREAM. (Signing up on authorSTREAM is free and you can upload unlimited public presentations in your account.)
- In My Stuff menu, click My Presentations
- Select the presentation you want to convert to video
- Click Video drop-down menu in the presentation block, select the Convert to Video link
- Convert to Video window appears on your screen. Select the video format (WMV, AVI, FLV, MP4, MPEG-II or MP4 HD) and zoom video size
Free members can convert one presentation into a video. To convert more presentations, you can buy authorSTREAM credits or become a Premium member. Pro members can convert 15 presentations into HD or non-HD videos while Business members can convert unlimited presentations into videos. You can even earn authorSTREAM credits and convert videos for free by following our referral program.
Once the presentation is converted, you can even send it directly to YouTube via authorSTREAM!
So, hurry up. Don’t let awesome ideas rot in your mind. Present them on slides in PowerPoint and turn presentations into really cool videos. See your subscribers list steadily and rapidly building up and your YouTube audience growing bigger and bigger. It all starts with an idea and PowerPoint!