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5 Benefits of Using Videos in the Classroom

Using videos in the classroom can have many benefits to students and teachers alike. Read what the professionals have to say about it, and how to do it well.

What is an SRT File?

If you've ever watched a movie with subtitles, the chances are you've used an SRT file. The SRT file format help display subtitles for you, and it means that you can have different language subtitles with the same video download. In this article, we'll walk you through what an SRT file is, how you can use it, and how you can create your own. What Does SRT File Mean? SRT is short for Sub Rip Title or SubRip Subtitle file. In plain terms, it's a file to help show subtitles. It's similar to Clos

How to Make a Facebook Profile Video

Whether you like it or not, everyone has a Facebook profile. Our Profile Picture and Banner can say a lot about our personalities and what we like. In this article, we'll show you how you can make a Facebook profile video so that you can stand out from the crowd. Why Make a Profile Video? Facebook started allowing you to replace your profile picture with a new profile video in 2015, yet most people still stick to using a profile picture. So why would you want to use a profile video? A video

Repurpose Clubhouse Content

There's a new social network popping up nearly every month. Unless you're living under a rock, you've probably heard of the name Clubhouse floating around. It seems that this social network is one that is actually here to stay. If you're a marketer or a business owner, you've probably already tried to leverage Clubhouse to bring in new customers. While it can be successful on its own, repurposing your clubhouse [https://motionbox.io/templates/clubhouse]chats can have significant benefits. I

Twitch Dimensions

Twitch is a superb platform for gamers. If you're reading this article, you'll know that if you want to get into streaming or gaming professionally, you can't overlook the quality of your profile. In this guide, we'll talk you through the perfect twitch dimensions and sizes for images going on your profile. We'd also recommend checking out our great gaming video maker [https://motionbox.io/templates/gaming] feature to help you turbo those visuals. Twitch Graphics Size Guide Overview Here are

Cyberpunk 2077 Progress Bars for Instagram Videos

The game Cyberpunk 2077 was recently released after years of development – what an exciting time to be alive. Personally I try to avoid video games like the plague so I don't get sucked into them. While traveling to Vegas to visit a friend I had the chance to watch another buddy of mine play it. While tempted to buy it myself, I am happy I had the delight to witness the gameplay. I'm all about the cyber vibe, it's dope. > View this post on Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/p/CI1j4sPDJcj

How to Add Animated Text to Video in 2020

If you're like any human in 2020 then you've probably come across video ads online. I am sure you have noticed some of these ads feature animated text which makes the video ad pop. For some folks making these types of videos can be difficult, for others extremely time consuming. One of Story Creators core features is the pre-made animated text options. These animations are not stock or cheesy. They have character and many of them are modeled after the animated text I found in online ads myself

How to add text to a gif

There may be many reasons why you would want to add text onto a GIF. There is, however, only ONE reason I can think of why I personally would want to add text onto a GIF, and that is... MEMES. The best place to find GIFs online is https://giphy.com/. If you don't already have a GIF, head over to that site and pick one. Here is the one I chose 👇 Next, think about the message you want to convey. Once you have that then we just need a tool to mix up our ingredients. Head over to the Story Cr

How to add a Ken Burns effect to your videos

Adding a Ken Burns effect to your videos is a quick and easy way to enhance the attractiveness of your videos. If you don't already know, a Ken Burns effect is simply a transform on a static image. The effect has a fixed vertex i.e top left would be 0 on the x axis and 0 on the y axis. As time moves along the image is zoomed into (z axis) at a smooth frame rate. I just coded this feature last night and under the hood it's programmed to zoom 20% into the original image by the end of the clip. Y

How to quickly trim a YouTube video

YouTube is the bees knees when it comes to video content. There is no contesting that. What if you want to create new material from old material, that is the problem I am trying to help solve. A few things this tool is useful for * Making video memes from longer videos * Trimming longer educational videos and sharing important segments Let's get right into it. I am going to cover the steps to follow. Find a video This step is up to you and your creativity. Depending on the situation, I am

How to make video memes in 2020

A Video Meme of Ace Ventura Made by Story CreatorMy favorite social media accounts are the ones that constantly share dank memes. While it's cool to share humor, it's not cool to steal memes. It's much cooler to create them. Now you have the power to create these dank memes in under 5 minutes with Story Creator. In this guide I am going to take you on a journey in creating your very first meme. This should be fun and fast. #1 Go to YouTube First, let's head over to the mecca of video content

How to add a video or GIF inside an iPhone x

A great way to add style to your videos is using a device mockup and placing a vertical 1080x1920 video inside the mockup with text to the left or right. This works well for showcasing features inside an app you developed. Another use case is sharing a tutorial video and having some useful text next to the video content. I am going to share with you in this guide how you can easily make this video using Story Creator. #1 Lets find a GIF I am going to head over to https://giphy.com/ A Batman

Featuring dark mode

You can now edit videos in your browser with two options. You can use the clean light mode or the sleek easy-to-view dark mode. I attended an accessibility meetup a few months ago and learned about the different types of users of digital products. One thing I learned was that dark mode is not just a nice to have. For some users is a must have. So I decided to get to work on this feature so that not only is it versatile, but it's also more accessible. From what I have seen https://storycreator

How To Turn Your Podcast Into a Video

In this quick guide I am going to uncover what it takes for you to convert your podcast audio into a video. It's a lot easier than you think. As long as you have the proper tools. First let me cover why you might want to do that. As you make an effort to grow your brand or podcast. You are going to want to get as much attention as you possibly can. The eyes and ears are all over the internet. The thing is it's mostly eyes. So you're going to need a way to capture attention with your audio in a

Why you need video content

I am not sure if you've realized or not but thousands of digital marketers are using video to engage with their audience. It's clearly a trend at this point.

How to Create Engaging Instagram Content

5 Tips for Engaging Instagram Content. Use existing templates. Leverage free stock photos from unsplash. Use Use color palettes and have a pattern...

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