Step by step Guide How to make a Lyric Video For You tube Easily

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If you are looking for a good and economical music video, then a Lyric Video is your best option. However, where or how can you get one done for you in an attractive and interesting way to complement your song?

In this article we will show you how you can make an attention grabbing lyric video for your You Tube channel in 3 different ways.

What is a lyric video?

A lyric video contains an audio sound or song and artistic display of lyrics accompanying it to create an attractive display. Lyric Videos are a big trend in the music industry. Sometimes they are used before the official music video release or even as the final official video for a song.

A lyric video can contain, the audio song synchronized with the song’s lyrics animated on the screen. In some instances, it also contains graphic effects and animated characters to help tell the story or narrative better.

Nowadays, whether for their songs or YouTube projects, many people prefer lyric videos because unlike traditional music videos, where you have to hire a whole team and spend a lot of time, you only need to hire a graphic designer or even do it yourself which can be relatively very fast and cheap.

How can I make an attention-grabbing Lyric Video: 3 easy ways

Now that we have explained what it is, it is time to answer a question that we have continuously been asked on our inbox. So, How do I make a Lyric Video? In this video we explain 3 ways you can get it done.

  1. The first method is to fill our contact form explaining your project and we can do it for you at a small fee.
  2. The second method is to go to Hire a Lyrics Video Freelancer
  3. The third and most interesting is to make it yourself, which we explain in this Article.

There are many ways you can use to make a cool Lyric Video. However, if you are serious about your music, and need to ultimately make money out of it, you either need to consider hiring a professional Lyric Video Artist or use professional software to come up with high-end visuals for your product.

Best Lyric Video Artists for Hire Today

There are different types of videos and the one you want will determine the artist to hire. Here is a list of 24 Best artists and their different sample projects.

How do I make a Lyric Video?

If you wish to do it yourself, here is a step-by-step guide on how you can make a simple and professional Lyric Video. You can follow the video or the simple text guide.

In this article as promised, I will show you how to use Adobe After Effects to make a simple but professional lyric video for yourself. The text may be a little confusing so I recommend you follow the video. You will need Adobe After Effects.

Here is a video guide if you prefer a video guide.

How to make a Lyric Video?

Step 1: Open up After Effects and create a New Composition. I will set mine to 1920 by 1080 and 30 seconds long and set yours to the length of your song.

Step 2: Go to the text tool and type the first line of the Lyrics.  I will be doing Lockdown by Coffee, so my first line is “Where Will We go”. I will change the font. the link to this font is in the description. You can set it to any that you want. Then I will change the bottom to orange and make it a little bigger.

Animate the text

Step 3:  Now let’s animate the text. We need the text to animate in, Pause then animate out. Go to Windows, Effects, and Presets. Type 3D basic position then drag and drop on your text.3D basic position is preset that comes with After effects but can use any text animation preset that you like.

Step 4: Now our text will automatically be animated. Press U to view the keyframes. Move the second keyframe to the 10th or 15th frame position.

Step 5: Go to Effects and presets then search fade-up words. Drag to your text layer. Press U to see the keyframes. Move the keyframes to the first on the 2 seconds mark and the next on 2 seconds and 15 frames.

Step 6: Our first animation stops working because of the Fade words effect.  Select the 2 keyframes and right-click Keyframe assistant, Time Revers.

Step 7: Select all keyframes and easy ease by pressing F9. Now we have an animation in and out. Select the Layer and right-click pre compose it. I will call my Lyric 1.

Add a Background

Step 8: Let’s add a background. Go to Layer, New solid layer, and leave the settings as default. I will call it Background. Drag this layer to the bottom then Double click lyric one layer to go into the composition.

Step 9: We do not need the full 30 seconds because our animation ends at 3 seconds. Go to the 3 seconds position and press N. Right-click at the top and trim comp to the work area.  Great. Now it’s 3 seconds long. Go back to your main composition.

Step 10: Now this is the most important part. We want to use this Lyric as our template. Go to the frame where the text finishes animating. Right Click, Go to Markers then add a marker. Right-click on the mark created and go to settings. I will name it to start.

Step 11: Go to the position where the text starts animating. Do the same but name this one End. Now we have start and End Markers. Let’s make them useful.

Enable time remapping

Step 12: Right-click the layer, Go to time and enable time remapping. Go to your start marker and add a keyframe then to your end marker and add a keyframe. Press, Alt Click, on the clock on time remapping and paste the expression in the description. What this does, is it gives you the ability to adjust the speed of the animation. When you move the start marker this way, the animation comes in a little slower. When you move the end marker this way, it stays for a shorter time and animates out faster. Put the markers back as they were.

Step 13: let’s add our song. Just drag and drop. Then drag it into the composition. Click L twice to view the waveform and make sure the audio is on to hear the song. Now, Go to where the first Lyric is and drag the Lyric layer there. For the second Lyric, click Control +D to duplicate the layer. When you change this layer it will affect the first Layer, so you need to delink it.

Step 14:  Go to the project Section and duplicate Lyric one composition again by Control+ D. With this selected then press Alt Backslash. It will replace the second Lyric 1 layer with Lyric 2. Double-click Lyric 2 and add the second Lyric. Move it to the position. If the audio stays longer than the animation, adjust using the start and end markers. Keep doing this for the whole song.

Step 15:  Let me do the 3rd Lyric. Control D lyric 2, Control D Lyric 2 Comp. Control Alt /. Double-click Lyric 3. Add the text. To add an image or video behind it, just drag it to the project file and put it above the Background Layer. Press S to scale. To get this template, click the link in the description.

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