The Motion Title Maker
Do you want some nice-looking animated graphics in your video without spending years learning After Effects? (Or maybe you don’t feel like paying $50 a month, or designing something from scratch!) Use this tool, and then drop the resulting titles into any editing software on the planet!
The Titlemaker is a tool that allows video editors to quickly and easily produce animated titles for their videos. Just choose a template, enter some text, maybe change some colors around, hit Render, and about 20 seconds later, you’ll have a QuickTime video you can drop into any editing software on the planet, as a title. No need to spend hours designing something from scratch! No need to drop a bunch of money on the entire Adobe suite or some baseline-usable After Effects template from pond5!
Interesting! But how does it work?
The Titlemaker was inspired by two things.
- Me doing a ton of research online (Sales Safari) digging up video producer pain points in creative communities, and discovering that a LOT of people really just need to get this video shipped without having to spend a bunch of time designing templates from scratch. These people are video editors, not motion graphic designers.
The Titlemaker’s stand-out success was the custom-branded version I made for a former employer. It was used extensively by everyone who made videos for the company.
This was a good idea based on solid research, but I think it’s far from having reached its potential! Custom-branded Titlemakers could very well prove to be a viable business model.
I’m also pondering the idea of turning this into a freemium-ish service. This would allow for things such as saving brand colors and logos, LOTS more title templates, and maybe even the ability for users to develop their own titles!