Creating a Video from Scratch

Launching a New Video

1.

Log in to your SundaySky account.

2. Click New Video in the sidebar.

Click_new_video.png

3.

Select From Scratch.

Select_from_scratch.png

4.

Enter a name for the video.

Enter_video_name_new.jpg

5.

Select the aspect ratio that you want to set for your video (horizontal or vertical).
▶ You can also change the aspect ratio after creating the video.

 

Aspect_ratio_new_UI.jpg

6.

(Optional) If you are creating a video for paid media, select Video for programmatic advertising. 

7.

Click Apply.

 

The new video opens in the SundaySky platform, ready for you to work on. One scene (designed for a single message with media) is automatically added to the video. If this scene is not relevant to your use case, you are free to remove it.


Creating the Video

1.

(Optional) If this is the first time that you are creating a video, you should familiarize yourself with the editing space in the platform.

2.

Begin by editing the components of the brand configuration: logo, colors, text styles, fonts, and button shape.
Jump to step-by-step articles related to the brand configuration.

3.

Select a theme. By default, the Modern theme is selected.

4.

(Optional) If you are personalizing the video with data, set up the data library with the values that you want to use.
Jump to step-by-step articles related to using data for video personalization.

5.

Add scenes to the video according to the story that you are building. For help in getting started, see Spark Your Creativity with Scene Templates.

 
Show me how
1. Select the Scenes tab in the sidebar.

  Select_scenes.jpg

The scene template library opens, displaying all the scene templates that you can choose from.
▶ The orientation of the scene templates in the library—horizontal or vertical—is based on the aspect ratio that you selected when launching the video.

Scene_library_side_by_side.jpg

2. Explore the scene templates and then select those that you want for your video by hovering over the template and clicking Add Scene.

  Add_scene.jpg

The scenes are added to the video and to the scene line-up.

Scenes_added.jpg
6.

(Optional) Give the scenes in your video meaningful names for reporting purposes and quick identification.

 
Show me how
1. From the scene line-up, select the scene that you want to name.
2. In the right panel, select the current scene name.

  Select_current_name_new.jpg

3. Enter a meaningful name and then click anywhere outside the text field to save.

  New_name.jpg
7.

Configure the content in the scenes according to your preferences. Following are the major actions that you can perform:

8.

When you have finished creating the video, continue to publishing.


Editing Space

Click through the tabs beneath the image to read descriptions of the corresponding components. Note that the image represents a video created with a horizontal layout. When using a vertical layout, the workspace (a) and the scene line-up (b) change accordingly.

New_video_opened_august_2022_120.jpg

a b c d 
Workspace
This is the main work area, where you create your video.

Helpful Tips

1.

To see different layouts for a scene, select the scene in the scene line-up and then select the Design tab in the right panel.

horizontal_video_new.jpg

Vertical_video_new.jpg

2.

To remove a scene from the video, hover over the scene in the scene line-up, click the three-dot menu and then select Remove.

  removing_a_scene.gif

3.

If you are using a vertical layout to create a video for social media, do not select a scene template with buttons as the buttons will not be clickable when the video is played in the social media platform.

4.

We recommend that you preview your video as you work. If your video is using data for personalization, you can preview the video using viewer profiles to see how the video will play for specific audiences.


Help Center Resources

Topic Articles
Brand Configuration Creating a Brand Configuration
Configuring a Logo
Configuring Brand Colors
Configuring Brand Text Styles
Uploading a Font
Selecting a Button Shape
Using Data for Video Personalization Video Personalization—How it Works
Managing the SundaySky Data Element Library
Working with Media Assets


Uploading Assets to the Media Library
Adding a Stock Image to a Scene
Adding Stock Video Footage to a Scene
Add On-screen Text Adding Text to a Scene
Configuring 1:1 Personalization
Configuring Messages for Different Audiences
Add the Voice-over Script Scripting the Voice-over
Scripting a Voice-over with 1:1 Personalization
Scripting a Voice-over with Audience Messaging
Choose an Automated Voice Adding an Automated Voice to the Video
Previewing a Voice-over
Choose the Background Music Adding Music to a Video
Adjusting Sound Volumes
Was this article helpful?
0 out of 0 found this helpful

Still Have Questions?

SundaySky Support is here for you

contact support