I do a lot of video – some for this blog and some for my company at New Site Media. I’ve tried a variety of video introductions using some of the preconfigured transitions in iMovie but thought it was time to get a little creative and make my own from scratch. I considered using Fiverr for a minute, but knew I could create my own in about 30 minutes.
To create my intro I used a combination of Photoshop, Keynote and iMovie.
First, I separated the elements of my logo in Photoshop. Specifically, I created a standalone image of the red box portion of my logo.
Next, I recreated the text portion of my logo in Keynote and imported the red box as an image. I also created the black line as a separate image in Keynote. When I was finished, I had four distinct elements.
Using the Build Inspector in Keynote I created a series of Build-in effects for the four components.
- “New Site” is set to Move In
- The line is set to Pop
- “Media” is set to Typewriter
- Red Box is set to Anvil
Each Build element is set at 1 second intervals to automatically transition through the series to complete the entire build.
Next, I recorded the presentation in Keynote using the builds, and exported the presentation as a Quicktime Movie including the recorded transitions.
Then started a new project in iMovie and dragged the .mov file into the new project. I added a couple sounds and that’s it!
Now I have a unique video intro I can use on all my future videos.
What do you think? Let me know if you need help doing something similar.