YouTube is packed with lyric videos! And they win a huge amount of views. For example, Ariana Grande's "Thank U, Next" lyric video wins over 378m views, "This Is America" by Childish Gambino lyric video has been viewed 547m times. Lyric videos are also gaining popularity on other platforms, like Vimeo, Spotify.
Even though you stand a rather small chance to make a good enough lyric video that gains millions of views, the lyric video you created can help people listen to and watch the lyric at the same time, entertaining people in your own way. And if you are creating lyrics videos with copyright, your videos might be banned or reported by others.
This post shows you how to make a lyric video for YouTube, Instagram or other social media platforms without copyright. You can also get some tips to level up your lyric videos here. Let's get started!
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Lyric Video Templates
Part 1. How to Make a Good Lyric Video for YouTube
Step 1. Get Everything Ready
To fasten the process of making lyric videos, you will need to have an MP3 file, the lyrics, and photos or videos on your computer in advance.
Here is one more thing to do before getting started. You need to check if the MP3 file is royalty-free. The best way to do this is searching the title and artist on the YouTube, ging to the video description. It will state who owns the license. As for the lyrics, you can visit sites like lyrics.com, lyricsmode.
Step 2. Go to FlexClip Lyric Video Editor
FlexClip is an excellent online lyric video maker. If you are totally new to video editing, FlexClip's video templates and easy-to-operate video editing tools help you get started quickly. As for professionals in video editing, powerful tools like animated text, transitions, PIP, and rich resources like widgets, stickers bring more inspirations and help realize all your ideas.
To go to FlexClip's lyric video editor, you can just click on the Create a Video button below. You are also welcomed to browse more lyric video templates.
Step 3. Upload Your Music Track
Go to the Media section, click on Local Files, select any MP3 file, your music track will appear in the timeline. Drag and drop will also do.
How to Make a Lyric Video - Upload Music Track
You can also browse FlexClip's music library containing millions of royalty-free music in Music section! Find the piece of music you love most!
How to Make a Lyric Video - Music Library
Step 4. Upload Videos/Photos or Set Background Color
Professional editors may film a video especially for the lyric video, like business music videos. If you don't want to do that, adding an excellent background will also do. Here's how we do it.
1) Add Background Color
Click on the Painting tool, select a solid color, a 3-second-long video appears on the timeline. Drag to extend it so that the video is as long as the audio.
How to Make a Lyric Video - Add Background Color
2) Add Photos/Videos
Having some photos or videos? Awesome! Drag and drop all your photos and videos to the Media section and add to the storyboard.
How to Make a Lyric Video - Add Video to Timeline
Why not also check FlexClip's stock videos? It is integrated with famous stock sites like Unsplash. The best part of using FexClip's stock video is they are all free! Find some beautiful videos and use them for your lyric video in Videos and Photos section!
Step 5. Split the Video Sentence by Sentence
The worst part of making a lyric video is syncing the music and the lyrics. However, all problems can be fixed by splitting the videos sentence by sentence in advance.
Listen to the music, when one sentence ends, stop playing and click the Split icon. Please note that the split feature doesn't split the music.
How to Make a Lyric Video - Split Video
Step 6. Add Lyrics
Now, it is time to add lyrics to your video! Go to the Text section, pick any dynamic or still text style you like. Type the lyrics, and then change the position, color, fonts, size of the lyrics.
How to Make a Lyric Video - Add Lyrics
Step 7. Preview & Share
Preview the lyric video. If every detail is perfect, download directly or one click share to YouTube.
How to Make a Lyric Video - Export
Part 2. Pro Tricks to Create a Lyric Video
The following is how to level up a lyric video while creating.
*Get all lyrics right. It is intolerable for an audience to watch lyric videos with wrong subtitles or typo. Generally speaking, you can get lyrics online, if there is not, please make sure you slow down the video and get every sentence right.
*Fonts. Say no to fancy fonts. You need to make sure all audiences can read the lyrics clearly, no matter what your lyric video is about.
*Cut Cut Cut. Many people who are new to lyric video creation make the same mistake. The lyrics don't go well with the music and the video. Remember where each lyric starts and ends and cut the video.
*Filters. Filters do more than just making the scenes prettier. Right filters highlight the atmosphere of the lyric video! Pick the right filter for your lyric video.
*Use transitions wisely. Transitions are great. As for a lyric video, too many transitions are a huge burden. You just have to make each storyboard start and end naturally.
The Bottom Line
That's all for the detailed steps to make a lyric video. As you can see, FlexClip is an excellent free lyric video maker. Give it a try to make an irresistible lyric video for YouTube now. By the way, FlexClip can also make other videos, like birthday video, promotional video. Explore more possiblities with FlexClip!