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.
This two-part post works for those who want to make a good lyric video or add lyric to existing videos. The first part shows you how to make a professional lyric video for YouTube or other video sharing platforms. The second part will introduce you the pro tricks to create a lyric video. Follow us and get started now!
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Lyric Video Templates
Part 1. How to Make a Good Lyric Video for YouTube
In just 4 steps, you can make an excellent lyric video:
- 2.Create background video and upload the audio
- 3.Type the lyrics
- 4.Download and share the lyric video
Step 1. Preparation for Lyric Video Making
To create a good lyric video, you will need a computer (Windows/Mac), the lyrics, some video footages or photos, a music file, and FlexClip.
FlexClip is the best free lyric video maker online. Firstly, it is quite easy to operate. Adding texts, adding music, adding special effects, all edits can be done in clicks. Besides that, it has rich dynamic text effects that can turn your dull lyrics into texts full of fun. Moreover, this excellent lyric video maker is equipped with royalty-free widgets and a media library. Millions of emojis, overlays, video clips, photos, and music are at your disposal.
Now, click the Create a Video button and follow us to create an irresistible lyric video.
Step 2. Create background video
Upload existing photos or videos: Drag and drop your videos and photos to the media section and use them on the storyboard. If necessary, use free videos and photos on the stock media.
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Step 3. Upload the audio file
Click on the music icon and then click on the upload icon, you now have added music to the video. Please keep in mind that you can also use the royalty free music on the media library.
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Step 4. Type the lyrics
Go to Text, choose the best dynamic text animation that fits the storyboard. Change the text font, size, and color, or even move the text to the top, middle, the bottom.
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Step 5. Download and share the lyric video
Click on the Preview button and see if there are defects on the video. One-click to upload your lyric video to YouTube or download.
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. Go to its main page and explore more.