How to make an about me video
An about me video may serve as a short yet impressive intro to your personal webpage or a video CV. So it's a great idea to make the most of it to present yourself to your future employer.
Creative intro videos have two aspects: creative and technical. Let’s sort out the former and start with introduction video ideas.
- Add fun facts. Make sure your recording is not dull.
- Name your key features: qualifications for your video CV, hobbies and interests for a blog video, etc.
- Keep your clip brief: ideally, it shouldn’t exceed a minute.
- Don’t forget about contacts: leave your phone number, e-mail, and links to social media accounts — whichever way you want viewers to contact you.
As for the question "what to say in an introduction video" — whatever describes you and serves your purposes best.
Now, let’s move on to the technical details and see how you can create a simple about me video right in your browser.
Upload your files to the editor
Open the Clideo’s video editor in any browser and hit the "Get started" button.
Click the "Upload" button at the top left or just drag and drop the files you need. You may assemble your presentation out of videos, pictures, and GIFs.
Add text and audio
When all the visuals are uploaded, add or drag them to the timeline. Then you can fiddle around the visuals in the player, change their position, size, put one video after another or apply any other effects you want.
Hint! If you see only one visual in the player, just drag it by the corner and change its size. Most likely other files are just behind it.
Then, if you want to add any captions, hit the "T text" icon in the left sidebar and choose a preset you like. All the settings for text, as always, will become available in the area next to the sidebar.
Enhance your presentation by adding some music. You can upload audio files the same way as the visuals in the previous step. Then adjust its volume and add fade-in and fade-out effects, if needed.
Hint! To adjust the tracks’ length, you can use yellow handles. Snapping will help you match the length of the elements easily. As a rule, this feature is enabled by default, but just in case you can toggle it at the top right of the timeline, look for the icon with brackets to the left of the zoom icons.
Save the project
When you have set and adjusted everything, give the project the final run to make sure you like what you see. If so, hit the "Export" button and choose the resolution. Free accounts have two options available (480p and 720p). If that’s not enough, consider upgrading your subscription to Clideo Pro.
When the project is processed, you can save it to your device, upload it to Google Drive or Dropbox, or hit the "Edit" button and keep working.
We have described how to introduce yourself in a video and given you the right tool. Now it’s your turn to avail of it! Also, learn more about video editor in our Help Center.