|In this article:|
|➤ About Scenes|
|➤ Selecting a Scene Template|
|➤ Basic Scene Components
Scenes are the building blocks that comprise your video. Their purpose is to deliver a message that supports the program you're creating while bringing your content to life.
Inside the SundaySky Editor, you'll find a rich Scene Templates library from which you can pick scenes that match your messaging needs. Once you have selected a scene template to present or explain a topic, you can start configuring the scene placeholders with your unique content. Placeholders are populated with text, visual assets, and narration. Finally, the theme you select in your brand configuration is what determines the visual packaging and animation of the scene.
All the scene templates can be used in any of your programs an unlimited number of times.
|Scene Template Before Configuration||Scene After Configuration|
Selecting a Scene Template
To open the Scene Templates library, click Scenes in the toolbar and then click + NEW SCENE.
As you browse the library, note the following:
|▶||Each scene template includes a unique combination and composition of placeholders for particular messaging needs.
Placeholders can hold text, media, buttons, bullets, and icons.
|▶||Above each scene template, you'll find a short description of the template and what it includes.
|▶||If a scene includes more than one frame, this is noted in the description.
Frames are what make up the scene sequence and in some templates, more than one frame is needed for this purpose. In the Editor, you'll need to configure each frame.
To add a scene template to your program, hover over the template and then click ADD SCENE.
The scenes are added to the program, with default names of Scene 1, Scene 2, Scene 3, etc.
Change the default scene names to meaningful names that reflect the intention of each scene (for example: Opening, Benefits, CTA). Meaningful names will help you to identify the scenes more quickly but more importantly, these are the names that are used for reporting and dashboard purposes.
To rename a scene:
a. Select the scene in the scene line-up.
b. In the right pane, select the current name.
c. Enter a meaningful name and then click anywhere outside the text field to save.
Basic Scene Components
After your selections, the program and the scene line-up are populated with the scenes.
The scene line-up provides you with a global overview of the video's flow. While you configure an individual scene, the thumbnails in the line-up always remain visible.
The scene line-up is also used for reordering the scenes in your program.
To see alternative arrangements of an individual scene, click LAYOUT in the right pane.
All the layouts of an individual scene include the same number and type of placeholders. Layouts are differentiated only by where the placeholders are positioned in the scene composition.
To switch to a different layout, click the desired layout in the right pane.
A frame is a self-contained unit of content: on-screen text, visuals, and narration. Sometimes a single frame can support an entire scene; at other times, a scene uses more than one frame to articulate its message.
In such cases, make sure that you configure the content in all the frames.