How to make a YouTube intro video

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By Rita Moon |

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Want to keep your YouTube videos consistent and recognizable while staying on-brand? Create a great first impression while expressing your channel’s name and personality with an exciting YouTube intro video. From lifestyle and beauty to sport and comedy, YouTube intro videos can be a valuable tool for any creator and genre. Read on to learn how to make the perfect YouTube intro video with Clipchamp, and explore intro video inspiration, tips, and best practices.

Elements of a great YouTube intro video

We recommend including the following elements in your new YouTube intro video.

  • Use original video content.
  • Create movement using animated text and logos.
  • Add royalty free background music.
  • Add social icons such as like, comment and subscribe graphics.
  • Use stickers like emojis, arrows, GIFs, and more.

Now that you know what to include in your YouTube intro video, let’s look at what to avoid.

  • Use original video content.
  • Create movement using animated text and logos.
  • Add royalty free background music.

  • Add social icons such as like, comment and subscribe graphics.
  • Use stickers like emojis, arrows, GIFs, and more.

When to play your intro video

We recommend placing the YouTube intro video within the first 30 seconds of the video. If you’re a creator and create content with your face in it, consider placing it after the video hook that introduces the topic to keep your viewer’s attention. Corporate YouTube channels often place their intro video at the start of their content for branding purposes. This is usually a short logo animation video.

The best intro video length and size

There are no official rules when it comes to YouTube intro video length, but we recommend keeping your intro short, between 3 seconds to 10 seconds. Create your intro video in widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio and 1080p video resolution to match your YouTube content.

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