If you are creating your video from scratch, this article provides step-by-step guidelines as well as useful tips.
Launching a New Video
Log in to your SundaySky account.
Click New Video in the sidebar.
|Select From Scratch.
|Enter a name for the video.
|Select the aspect ratio that you want to set for your video (horizontal or vertical).
▶ You can always change the aspect ratio after creating the video.
|The new video opens in the SundaySky Studio, 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 delete it.
Creating the Video
|(Optional) If this is the first time that you are creating a video, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the SundaySky Studio.
|Begin by editing the brand components: logo, colors, text styles, and button style.
Jump to step-by-step articles related to the brand.
|Select a theme. By default, the Modern theme is selected.
|(Optional) If you are personalizing the video with data, select a data library or create a new one.
Jump to step-by-step articles related to video personalization.
|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.
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|(Optional) Give the scenes in your video meaningful names for reporting purposes and quick identification.
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Configure the content in the scenes according to your preferences. Following are the major actions that you can perform:
|When you have finished creating the video, continue to publishing.
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 scene line-up (b) and the workspace (c) change accordingly.
The area on the left side of the Studio, that provides access to the major Studio functions.
The area at the bottom of the page where scene thumbnails appear in consecutive order. The scene line-up provides a global overview of the video's flow. While you work on an individual scene, the thumbnails in the line-up always remain visible. A scene-specific menu can be accessed from any scene in the line-up by clicking the Actions menu in the upper right corner of the thumbnail.
The main work area, where you edit the scene selected in the scene line-up.
Clicking the question mark opens the SundaySky Resource Center, providing access to a variety of services including the Help Center and SundaySky Support.
To see different layouts for a scene, click the Actions menu on the scene thumbnail and then select Switch Layout.
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.
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
|Creating a Brand
|Configuring a Logo
|Configuring Brand Colors
|Configuring Brand Text Styles
|Uploading a Font
|Configuring a Button Style
|Using Data for Video Personalization
|Video Personalization—How It Works
|Selecting an Existing Data Library
|Creating a New Data Library
Working with Media Assets
|Managing the Media Library
|Adding or Replacing a Media Asset
|Adding On-screen Text
|Adding Text to a Scene
|Configuring Text with a Personalization Token
|Configuring Text According to Audience
|Adding a Voice-over Script
|Scripting the Voice-over
|Configuring a Voice-over with a Personalization Token
|Configuring a Voice-over According to Audience
|Choosing an Automated Voice
|Adding an Automated Voice to a Video
|Previewing a Voice-over
|Choosing the Background Music
|Adding Music to a Video
|Adjusting Sound Volumes