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Intro or no intro?

Don in 5

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I currently have an intro but after reading through the posts not sure if I should get rid of it. My videos start with the product we will be talking about the intro then the body of the video.
 

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I have a 10 second intro, although I do want to alter it but the music is 10 second clip that will stay as it built the brand now I think.

I agree long intros are boring, but it does make the video look more professional if you have one.
 

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I've never used an intro (because I genuinely can't want to hire someone to make one and I don't have the time to learn how to make one myself) but I always introduce myself at the beginning of my video! Personally, I don't mind intros unless their incredibly annoying (blasting dubstep or EDM music and just overly flashy; think Ali-A on steroids) but I just don't think they're 100% necessary! But that's just my opinion!
 

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Personally, I think that one SHOULD have an intro.
A short, a fast - paced one, perhaps, but definitely should.


It just looks more professional, with time makes your name more familiar to the audience (after all, you're creating a name for yourself with your content; a brand). For me, that 3s intro shows me you're taking what you're doing seriously.

Now, if we're talking about 10s+ intros - then I'd say go without one at all.
There are a lot of topics already made explaining why is that such a bad decision, so I won't go into details.

These are only my opinions though c:
 

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IMO, have a couple really short highlights in the beginning to catch a viewer's attention, a short (6 second or less) intro that's entertaining if possible, and then the body of the video. Establishing a connection with the viewer in the first few seconds of a video is necessary for those longer views, then you provide the branding so they know who they're watching. The intro can be subtle and still catch attention, but if it's dull or annoying you might end up losing views over it. I learned this on a previous channel I ran some years ago.
 

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I personally love intros because it gives me a sense of the persons personality. Also, if it has a catchy phrase or song it give me good vibes!
 

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Hey,

I feel like that is totally up to you. I had an intro in the begining and stopped just because I saw that people didn't stay long enought to see past it, which sucked !

In my opinion , for myself, I won't be using an intro until I have grown a lot more that what Im at now.
 
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I do have an intro but now I put it just after using some of the content before it so that way people see what my video will be like I find it helps people understand my vids better try using that.