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 SundaySky account.
Click Story Templates in the sidebar.
In the Story Template gallery, browse the Story Templates or select one of the major categories: Industry, Goals, Channels, Data Usage, or Look & Feel.
When you find a Story Template that you like, click the Story Template.
Click Start at the bottom right of the preview window to copy the Story Template, after which you can begin to customize it.
Customizing the Story Template
(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.
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.
Click through the tabs beneath the image to read descriptions of the corresponding components.
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 video, see Renaming a Video to learn how.
The area on the left side of the Studio, that provides access to the major Studio functions. One of these is Brand, a set of design definitions (including colors, text styles, and logo) that is applied to the entire video. The brand for the Story Template that you chose is copied to your account and selected automatically. By default, the name of the brand 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 brands, see Creating a Brand.
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 three-dot menu in the upper right corner of the thumbnail.
The main work area, where you customize 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 read a short description of the scene's topic (intent), double-click the scene name in the line-up. The description, for internal use only, is displayed in the Notes field and can be edited. If you edit the description, click outside the Scene Info window after you are done.
If you'd like to add a new scene, click the plus sign at the end of the scene line-up and then select a scene from the scene template library.
To see different layouts for a scene, click the three-dot menu on the scene thumbnail and then select Switch Layout.
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
|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
|Editing the On-screen Text
|Adding Text to a Scene
|Configuring Text with a Personalization Token
|Configuring Text According to Audience
|Editing the 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