|In this article:|
|➤ Choosing a Story Template|
|➤ Customizing the Story Template|
|➤ Helpful Tips|
|➤ Help Center Resources|
Beginning with a story template enables you to quickly create and customize a professional-looking video.
The wide selection in the SundaySky story template gallery makes certain that you'll always have the perfect inspiration for what you want to create.
Choosing a Story Template
Log in to your account and add a new program.
In the story template gallery, browse the story templates or use the filters at the top of the page to see the templates according to industry.
When you find a story template that you like, click the story template.
You'll see information about the template and the use cases that it is most suited for.
|If you select:||The story template is launched with:|
|Individuals||Data elements that enable you to personalize the video according to data that is stored for each viewer. For example: the viewer's first name.|
|Groups||Data elements that enable you to personalize the video according to the group that the viewer belongs to. For example: age group.|
If you do not want to personalize the video, select No Data. Note that, depending on the story template, the available personalization options can vary.
Select the personalization level (according to the guidelines above).
Customizing the Story Template
After choosing, the story template opens in the SundaySky platform, ready for you to work on. If this is the first time that you are creating a video, you should familiarize yourself with several components in the platform. Click through the tabs to read descriptions of the corresponding components in the screenshot.
This is the name of the video. By default, the name of the video is the same as the name of the story template that you chose. If you'd like to rename the program, see Renaming a Program to learn how.
A brand configuration is a set of design definitions (including colors, text, and logo) that are applied to the entire video. The brand configuration for the story template that you chose is copied to your account and selected automatically. By default, the name of the brand configuration is the same as the name of the story template that you chose. If you'd like, you can rename it. To learn more about brand configurations, see Creating a Brand Configuration.
This is the main work area, where you will customize the scenes in your video.
This is the area at the bottom of the page where the scenes 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.
The panel on the right side of the page is used for configuring the content of each scene. This content includes text, media (images and video footage), and narration. The panel will change depending on the content that you are working on.
To customize the story template:
Begin by editing the components of the brand configuration: logo, colors, text styles, fonts, and button shape.
Although it is possible to change the theme in the brand configuration, we highly recommend not to change it as a different theme may impact the video design negatively.
(Optional) If you are personalizing the video with data, update the data library with the values that you want to use.
Continue to customize the story template according to your preferences. Following are the major components that you can change:
When you have finished customizing the story template, continue to publishing.
After selecting a scene in the scene line-up, you'll see a short description of the scene's topic in the right panel.
If you'd like to add a new scene, you can choose one from the scene template library.
To remove any scene from the story template that you do not need, hover over the scene in the scene line-up and then click the trash icon.
To see different layouts for a scene, select the Layout tab in the right panel.
Note that after you edit any content in a scene—such as changing a media asset (image/video footage) or changing text—you will not be able to revert to the original content.
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
|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|
|Setting up the Data Library (CSV)|
|Working with Media Assets
||Uploading Assets to the Media Library|
|Adding a Stock Image to a Scene|
|Adding Stock Video Footage to a Scene|
|Edit On-screen Text||Adding Text to a Scene|
|Configuring 1:1 Personalization|
|Configuring Messages for Different Audiences|
|Edit 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|