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Intro or no intro?

Discussion in 'Branding and Channel Design' started by Furry Gurus, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. adams eats
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    Well I made my intro in lightworks for free. Didn't take me too long either. I like my intro because it's snappy and memorable. Maybe I could shorten it a bit, it's 10 seconds long. One day possibly. I also sometimes put a 'skit' at the start of my video, then the intro (my latest video on the signature below shows this) and I like the effect that gives the overall start to the video. But again it's personal preference and I wouldn't say it makes a lot of difference
     
  2. Orion Blue
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    I don't have currently, but I do plan on commissioning an artist/animator to make me one(including channel art) when I get the spare change.
     
  3. Aaron Kelsall
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    I've started to add a little clip of the video before my 3 second intro. But, working in Marketing has taught me that you should always be consistent with your audience - which is key to building a brand. That's why I use one.
     
  4. CMTXRATED
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    I think intros are good, it brands your channel and makes it you! But make it original and no like any other
     
  5. HDRODHOT
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    2-3 seconds is fine I personally hate longer intros.
     
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  6. CMTXRATED
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    No need for um, it is good for branding tho. I need to make myself a new one
     
  7. Orion Blue
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    This. I made sure to keep my intro between 3-5 seconds. Whenever I see someone with a long intro (8+ seconds) I usually click off if I'm not already subbed to them.
     
  8. Suess
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    It depends. For example on my old gaming channel, I had a really amazing 2d intro with really catchy music, and although I only had about 3000 subscribers on it, I would say 30-40% had posted that they really enjoyed watching my introduction. On the other hand, I read that to capture someones attention, you need to dazzle them in the first 10 seconds of video, and if you have a boring introduction then that isnt the way to do it. So if you have a good catchy intro then yes, else I would say just get straight into your content. Good luck!
     
  9. Drawingum
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    Intro or not intro, that is the question.
    Do whatever floats your boat, but be aware that if your intro is too long, it can send viewers away. I personnally get bored very easily with intros, more than 10s. and you lose me. However I think it is a great way to have a "unity" within your videos even if you do different "concepts" on your channel. It really puts your Brand in people's minds.
    I put a 4 seconds intro in the beginning of each one of my videos, so it is clear for people that, whether you are looking at a speedpaint, a review or a tutorial video, they are from the same person.
     
  10. Yusef472
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    I'm still wondering myself I should use an intro. In the future I may start using an intro but right now it's not really a big issue.

    So basically don't stress over it. Just focus on the actual content of your videos.
     

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