A little reveal about a new feature dropping soon in v3.4 of VideoScribe.
We are making templates of various styles, designs and on a range of subjects. They will be aimed at different levels of VideoScribe technical ability and showcase a whole host of techniques to make a great video. So it doesn't matter if you are a beginner or a seasoned pro there will be something that will interest you.
We will be building on the initial template set and, as always, we value your input. Please let us know what templates would be useful to you and we'll see what our creative team can do.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Support Manager @ Sparkol
We have just released v3.4.0 of VideoScribe and this includes our new templates feature. Upgrade to the latest version of VideoScribe to make the most of this new addition.
Let us know what you think of the initial 6 templates and request anything new that you would like to see by commenting on this forum.
Can you do a monthly community contest to feature what VideoScribe users are doing? You could set a theme of the scribe - marketing, how to, scenario, invitation, introduction, change management, specific business types, color theme, a specific VideoScribe feature or image, etc, then feature the winner (and winner gets a free SVG download as the prize). Then provide that scribe as a template for all users.
Thanks for the input Stephanie, it's an interesting idea and I'll pass it onto the Marketing and Social teams for consideration.
Thanks for the idea Maurinus, I'll add that to the list for the team to work on
For those who haven't seen them yet we added some new Halloween templates recently - https://blog.videoscribe.co/3-scarily-captivating-editable-halloween-video-templates
The templates are great, however I have little use for the holiday themes. Professional or business themes are much more useful-- (at least to me!) Some ideas- teaching/education, aviation, healthcare, nursing, physician, crime/law enforcement, legal/courts/ construction projects, security, safety, military, globalism, customer service, employee engagement, communication, emotional intelligence, managing change, training and development, government regulation and compliance, Innovation, active listening, diversity in the workplace, conflict, harassment, and solving problems in groups.
These are just ideas. I have nothing against birthday wishes or holidays, but I suspect a major market is for those in business/education/government. You product has been a smash hit for me when used in these venues. If you would like some suggestions for visuals on one or two of these items, I'd be happy to contribute (gratis). Let me know. Lots of potential here. Cole in Phoenix.
Thanks for the feedback Cole! I'm the member of the team who's been working on templates for the past half year or so :)
The idea of more specific professional templates is a great one - I was thinking of some along these lines the other day, and you've highlighted even more topics with potential. Definitely watch this space.
The holiday templates we've designed have been quite popular so far, but we understand the need for a balance in our library. Expect lots of new general themes and templates over the course of the year.
Out of interest, do you look to templates for their content, their design, or both? We have been experimenting a lot with the way we design our templates and what content they include, testing the waters for what our users find most helpful and appealing.
I was encouraged by Barry in Tech Support to contact you about templates I would like to see. It's not really that big of an idea but I believe it could have an incredible impact on VideoScribers and therefore, on Sparkol. The idea is this...
Large corporations, governmental organizations, and such can afford to hire ad agencies to create their advertising - which may include Whiteboard Animation Videos. Those large organizations with advertising and marketing budgets are handled by Sparkol and VideoScribe because small businesses, entrepreneurs, and freelancers really can't compete with you or with large advertising and marketing firms.This brings us to "we, the little people". I've been a professional real estate agent for over 25 years but want to create and grow a "side-hustle" of making VideoScribe explainer videos, business promotional videos, and motivational videos - and sell them for several hundred $USD to the massive and growing market of "gig-jobs", online entrepreneurs, side-hustlers, as well to small business owners.Having several templates to choose from that promote "MY" VideoScribing skills and services would help me get the word out and capture market share in the micro-business environment. Sure, I could make my own templates, but then I wouldn't have a different, more experienced, more attractive set(s) of eyes on my work increasing my chances of successfully hitting the mark.Barry said that Sparkol and VideoScribe wouldn't want to do that because you would be creating your competition. I disagree. The people I'm after - and I believe others are after - are the microscopic businesses as I described above. Those people can't - or won't - afford to pay anyone serious money do create VideoScribe videos. (I was quoted "$5,000 and up" a few years ago by an ad agency here in town.) And, it is my belief that after I've created a few VideoScribes for my customers and they've paid me hundreds of dollars for them, they will absolutely be looking for ways to cut me out - and get their own account directly with Sparkol and VideoScribe. And I would welcome that and encourage that because I would receive a stipend through your Affiliate Marketing program.So wrapping this up, the templates I would like to see are similar to what Cole Morris said above. However, if I could cut, alter, paste, my customization into the VideoScribe to different industries, I could cover a lot more territory.I've created two VideoScribes from templates you've provided so you can get a better idea of what I'm talking about. You can see them on my YouTube Channel here: https://youtu.be/AChajLU00EY - or - https://youtu.be/StIWJLewzzE - or - https://youtu.be/oGQ4Kst5XeA.Either way, please let me know what you think. And, THANK YOU for your time!Ken JelinekAnchorage, AlaskaWeb: OneGoodAgent.comEmail: OneGoodRealtor@gmail.com
Hi Ken, Barry is correct in that we aren't currently looking to make specialised templates for independent clients, but we are certainly interested in any broader template ideas and topics! We have some useful new general templates coming in the next week, and development of some topic-centric templates will begin shortly after :)