You didn't come to this article by chance. If you're here, you're probably wasting a lot of time creating videos, and that can't go on.
You'll see that it's possible to industrialize the production of some of your video content and save precious time.
In this tutorial, we'll show you how to autogenerate a video with Abyssale using Make..
Thinking about the project
Before talking about creating a template, you need to think about the type of video content you want to generate. Take into account
- The network on which you want to publish it
- The format in which you want to publish it
- Video length
- The type of message you want to share
It's very important to take this work seriously, as it sets the tone for your video creation strategy later on. To illustrate this tutorial, let's take a concrete example.
Let's imagine we're a kitchenware brand. We want to create videos on Instagram in Reels format. The idea is to share recipe videos for cooking enthusiasts. We want the video to feature the brand's logo, the recipe ingredients and a CTA at the end of the video inviting viewers to discover the recipe steps in description.
Here's the video we want to modify:
We'll now take you step by step through the process of automating the generation of such videos.
In the meantime, we'll store this video in our Google Drive. Later, we'll create a sharing link and use it to feed the template.
Create an Abyssale template
Go to your Abyssale dashboard and create a new Animation template.
Select the video format. In our case, we select Instagram reels (1080x1920 px).
Insert a first video and adjust the time to this video. *In our example, we'll select 25 seconds.
Next, add elements such as
- Your logo
- Text elements (remember to select font, color and text alignment).
For our example, we'll add text elements and the logo. 7 of the text elements will vary, and we've named them as follows:
Here's what our builder looks like :
Once your template is ready. Click on "Save & continue " in the top right-hand corner.
Create a Google Sheets
To make it easier for you to create videos automatically from a database, create a Google Sheets document.
In this document, create a column for each variable element contained in your Abyssale template.
In our example, we'll create the following columns:
- Name of the recipe
- Ingredient 1
- Ingredient 2
- Ingredient 3
- Ingredient 4
- Ingredient 5
- Ingredient 6
Once you've done that, all you need to do is automate video generation with Make.
Create a new Make scenario
We're going to create 2 scenarios with Make.
Create the first scenario.
For the scenario trigger, select the Google Sheets module "Watch New rows " and connect the Google Sheets document you created earlier.
Next, add a second Abyssale module "Generate video ".
Fill in the module fields with variables from Google Sheets. In our example, here's how we do it:
- Video URL → Video Link (H)
- ingredient6 → Ingredient 6 (G)
- ingredient5 → Ingredient 5 (F)
- ingredient4 → Ingredient 4 (E)
- ingredient3 → Ingredient 3 (D)
- ingredient2 → Ingredient 2 (C)
- ingredient1 → Ingredient 1 (B)
- recipe → Name of the recipe (A)
The first scenario is ready.
Create a second Make scenario
The purpose of this second scenario is to send the generated video to a cloud (e.g. Google Drive).
Add an Abyssale "Watch New files Batch" module, create a new webhook and copy the address.
In Abyssale, go to Settings > Webhooks > Create New Webhook. Paste the Webhook URL, select new banner Batch and the template you created earlier. Then confirm.
Return to your Make scenario. Add an HTTP module "get a file " and fill the URL field with the variable "Banners[ ] : File.CDN File url" as follows:
In the free Make package, this module is limited to files no larger than 5MB. Depending on the size of your video, an error code may be displayed on this module when the scenario is activated. This indicates that the maximum file size has been exceeded. If this is the case, you'll probably need to subscribe to one of Make's paid packages.
Finally, add a Google drive module "Upload a file". Select the folder where you wish to retrieve the video and fill in the module as follows:
Your second scenario is ready.
Now all you have to do is test the scenarios. That's what we're going to do:
And here's the final video for our example:
That's it, you're ready to invade the networks with your creative videos without spending hours editing them.
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