Creating A YouTube Intro Trailer

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Why Create A YouTube Trailer?

Once you’ve created your Youtube channel, named it and have got all your site Graphics ready then it’s time to start thinking about making some content. You should have by now already decided what sort of content you want to be creating and what your target audience will be.

This means you can start by creating an intro trailer for your channel so your audience can learn about your channel. It’s also a great way for you to learn about how the create videos before you start creating other content.

Think of your trailer as if you were watching one for a film. Hopefully it will convince your audience that good things are coming, and they’ll subscribe. You’ll need to show that you’re unique and will have something interesting to offer them in the future.

Without any further ado lets get into the creation of your first youtube trailer.

The Process of Creating a youtube trailer

Creating your trailer really is a simple thing to do but you will use a process that can be applied to all your other youtube videos in the future. All you need to do is follow these 3 easy steps:

  1. Brainstorm
  2. Film and Edit
  3. Upload

By following these 3 key processes you’re already on the right step to producing a successful youtube video. Although it looks and seems simple it will be important to take each section slowly and with care making sure to produce the very best quality videos possible.

Next steps to create a trailer

We’ll now look at each of the outlined processes in more detail. Bellow we’ll go through each of the three one by one:

How to Brainstorm and Plan A Youtube Trailer

The entire YouTube trailer creating process starts hear. Brainstorming is the key to coming up with you ideas that you want to include in your trailer in order to turn as many viewers to subcribers as possible. You;ll ned to make sure that you plan how to capture your audiences attention quickly while still covering you channels theme in a unique and creative way.

Heres a few tips to try and follow when starting you brainstorm for your channel:

  1. Try and grab your views attention right from the start within the first 10 seconds if possible.
  2. Keep the whole thing short, around 1 minute is optimum. Enough to interest your audience enough to make them subscribe for more.
  3. Assume the user viewing the trailer has never seen any of your channel videos before
  4. Remember to ask your views to subscribe at the end of the trailer!

Working out what you plan to cover

Once you’ve done some initial brainstorming it’s time to really focus and get a clear idea of what you plan to cover in the intro. We’d recommend that this is a general overview of you channel, the content you produce (or plan to) and what views can expect from your channel in the coming weeks and month. Try to think of something unique that will reflect the personality of your channel and what sets you apparent from other channels in your chosen field

After choosing something unique plan how you can make it immediately clear in the first few seconds of your intro trailer what your channel is all about. This can be via text and should be no more than a few sentences long at very most to keep things nice and concise.

Examples of channel trailers

Now you’ve got a rough idea of what you want to cover it’s worth taking a look at some of the other channels on YouTube and what they’ve done for their trailers. This can really help inspire your own. So lets look at some of our favourites and why they are good:


Choosing Music for a Youtube Channel Trailer

Music will play a big factor in the vibe of your channel intro trailer and will for sure take your channel to the next level.

Writing your script

Story boarding and planning

Filming and Uploading a Youtube Trailer

Step 3: How to add your trailer to your Youtube channel page