Creating a Video with a Story Template

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

1.

Log in to your SundaySky account.

2.

Click Story Templates in the sidebar.

 

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3.

In the Story Template gallery, browse the Story Templates or select one of the major categories: Industry, Goals, Channels, Data Usage, or Look & Feel.
▶ After selecting a major category, you can continue to narrow the templates by selecting a sub-category.
▶ As you browse, you can hover over the Story Template to preview the video.

 

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4.

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.

 

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5.

Click Start at the bottom right of the preview window to copy the Story Template, after which you can begin to customize it.

 

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Customizing the Story Template

1.

(Optional) If this is the first time that you are creating a video, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the SundaySky Studio.

2.

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

3.

(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.

4.

Continue to customize the Story Template according to your preferences. Following are the major components that you can change:

  • Change the media assets—images, video footage, and icons.
    Jump to step-by-step articles related to working with media assets.

  • Edit the on-screen text.
    Jump to step-by-step articles related to editing on-screen text.

  • Edit the voice-over script.
    Jump to step-by-step articles related to editing the voice-over script.

  • Choose an automated voice for the voice-over.
    Jump to step-by-step articles related to choosing an automated voice.

  • Choose the background music.
    Jump to step-by-step articles related to choosing the background music.
5.

When you have finished customizing the Story Template, continue to publishing.


SundaySky Studio

Click through the tabs beneath the image to read descriptions of the corresponding components.

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Video Name
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.

Helpful Tips

1.

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.

 

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2.

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.

 

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3.

To delete a scene from the video, click the three-dot menu on the scene thumbnail and then select Delete Scene.

 

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4.

To see different layouts for a scene, click the three-dot menu on the scene thumbnail and then select Switch Layout.
Note that after changing to a new layout, you may need to make adjustments to the media assets in the scene.

5.

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.

6.

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 Article
Brand 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
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