When making a video you can end up with many
versions of the same project but, if you can keep consistency in your branding, even
if your film varies a little across platforms it will stay recognisably yours. Let’s
look at how you can do that.
Why Does Consistency
We’re over-saturated with digital content today. It’s easy to see a video, and even think it was great, without actually
remembering who made it. Brand awareness is a slow process that requires
patience, but if you keep everything consistent you should be able to see growth in recognition and build up a viewership who will trust and share
the videos you put out.
Good branding is part of building your reputation and should
be as much a part of the thought that goes into your video, as the tone, style and
How to Create Your
Branding guidelines state the basic style principles and visual identity of your business. Having a guideline for your business is an important tool; a clear document that helps define and communicate the character of your business.
Your branding also needs to fit customers expectations for your customers. That means thinking about everything from colour, to font, layout, style
and more. If you’re a filmmaker then it’s likely your video ‘brand’ will always
be growing and developing. Try to keep a familiarity and replicate that
across everything you make, from your website to anything you put out to market
What Kind of Logo?
In your videos, you’ll likely want to animate your logo, but
just remember that it’s also going to have to be used as a still image in places, so
make sure it works both ways and is recognisably yours.
Don’t Get Bored
As we progress, we can often feel bored or frustrated by old
logos and branding, but changing it up every year is a guaranteed way to
confuse your audience. If you really must update your logo, do it gradually,
keeping the familiar elements that are recognisable to your viewers.
Templates, particularly bundles, can be a great starting
point for pulling your branding together and giving it a consistent and recognisable
look. Envato Elements has a great range of video and social media templates,
and you can download and try as many as you like for a monthly subscription.
Story Pack for Adobe After Effects
This is a complete
kit for all your social channels, including vertical video stories. There are
20 pre-made scenes, 10 transitions, 20 titles and much more included.
As a bonus, here’s
a nice logo pack to get you started, too.
Pack for Adobe After Effects
This download is a stylish template with a minimal and
professional feel. There are four to choose from, just add your logo and text
and adjust the colours to suit.