How to Make AI Videos Within Minutes
Generative AI
November 13, 2023
7 min read

What was the turnaround time on the last video you made? A day, several days, a week, or several weeks?

Video production is not only cumbersome, budget-heavy, and effort-heavy, but also time consuming. It can take several weeks to hire the right actor and crew – let alone actually shooting the video and polishing it in post-production.

On top of that, you’re dependent on several stakeholders to come together and execute even a single video smoothly. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Models or actors
  • Shoot crew
  • Vendors for shoot equipment
  • Studio owners or managers
  • Scriptwriters
  • Directors
  • Light and sound experts
  • Video editors

It’s overwhelming – we know.

So what if we told you that you could skip all such complexities and actually create a high-quality, professional video within minutes? That’s exactly what a text to video AI tool like Rephrase Studio can do for you.

Let’s dive further and explore how you can now make AI videos within minutes.

But before that, let’s quickly have a look at who would want to create an AI video!

Anyone Can Make an AI Video

With an easy-to-use AI video maker such as ours, really anyone in need of a video can create one.

Whether you want to make a product walkthrough, an onboarding video, or just want to wish a happy work anniversary to your friend – take your imagination as far as you’d like.

In our experience though, professionals in these fields have found making an AI video the most useful, convenient, and rewarding:

  • Learning and development
  • Human resources
  • Sales or Sales Enablement
  • Internal Communications
  • Marketing

How to Make an AI Video in 4 Simple Steps

Step 1: Pick an AI Avatar That Best Suits Your Video

You have a great idea AND a great story to tell. You want to turn it into a video but can’t find the right model or actor to represent you in this video.

Hiring the right face can be tricky. Will they represent your video’s core message? Will their voice and pronunciation suit the dialogues? Will they have the right mannerism and body language to be relatable to the target audience? These are just some of the questions that you must answer before you can hire someone. And by the time you get their information and are able to make a decision, several weeks have passed.

But when you use a text to video AI tool, all such answers can be quickly answered in the matter of minutes – all thanks to a comprehensive library of diverse AI avatars available for you to test in real time and pick immediately.

You don’t need to open multiple tabs, links, or folders. A simple carousel view helps you test all available AI avatars, including the languages they can speak and the accents they can ace.

Here is a short and sweet checklist of just 3 questions to answer that can simplify your choice:

  • Will the AI avatar be visually relatable for your target audience?
  • Is the AI avatar wearing the right clothes to suit the tone of your video?
  • Can the AI avatar speak the language that’s best understood by your target audience?

Once you've picked the right AI avatar in your AI video maker, you’re ready to move on to the next step.

Step 2: Write a Video Script

Believe it or not – your video is only as good as the script you write.

If your script doesn’t have a clear concept and the right hook to create intrigue, your AI video is not going to carry much value.

This might sound intimidating, but writing a script can actually be pretty simple if you’ve just got the basics down. Everything else is just fancy frills that you can add on top of your foundation to make the final output more catchy and engaging.

You can skim through these 5 tips quickly or read how to write a video script in detail.

1. Use a conversational tone:

When creating videos using a text to video AI tool, adopt a conversational tone that mimics how you naturally speak. This approach enhances the relatability of your content, making it more engaging and appealing to your audience. By using casual language and expressions like "umm" or "like," you establish a sense of authenticity and create a connection with viewers.

2. Have simpler, shorter scenes:

Recognize that our attention spans are becoming increasingly shorter. To cater to this, it's advisable to keep your scenes concise and to the point. By limiting each scene to 3-4 sentences, you ensure that you deliver information efficiently and effectively, holding the viewer's attention throughout the video.

3. Read the script out loud:

By doing so, you can identify any parts that sound unnatural or overly scripted. If your words don't flow smoothly or sound too formal, take the opportunity to revise and rewrite them. This technique helps transform your script into a more conversational and engaging piece of content.

4. Vary the visuals in your script:

To maintain viewer interest, incorporate a diverse range of visuals throughout your video. Instead of solely relying on your AI avatar, consider integrating elements like screen recordings, text on screen, graphics, or animations. Mixing up the visuals keeps the visual experience fresh and prevents monotony, ultimately enhancing the overall quality and impact of your video.

5. Start with a hook:

Captivating your audience from the start is crucial to retaining their attention. Begin your video with a compelling hook that grabs viewers' interest and gives them a compelling reason to continue watching. This could be a thought-provoking question, a surprising fact, an intriguing story, or any other attention-grabbing technique. By starting strong, you create a positive first impression and increase the likelihood of viewers staying engaged throughout the entire video.

Step 3: Add background, visuals, music, and more to your AI video

Once you have your script ready and have pasted it into an AI video maker like Rephrase Studio, your next few steps are going to be pretty straightforward.

1. Select a background look

The background for your video could be a static or a dynamic video one – or even a mix of both. In case you want to keep it static, you again have the option to keep varying the background with every scene or keep it consistent.

It really depends on what kind of video you are looking to create; generally an explainer video would need you to keep varying the backgrounds whereas a simple announcement video would do best with the same background throughout. So depending on the purpose of your video, pick one that suits you the best.

2. Pick a background music

You wouldn’t want to watch an action movie with no sound effects for the punches and the jumps would you?

So even if you’ve got your script that the AI avatar would narrate, you still need some ambient music playing in the background to pull it all together. Again, you can ease your burden by choosing a stock soundtrack already available on Rephrase Studio or you could upload your custom music too.

Pro tip: Always keep the volume level of this soundtrack lower than the volume level of the AI avatar’s voice to ensure viewers can understand the script without any audio disruptions.

3. Add text, images, and animations on screen

You may not need to add these to all videos you create, but adding text, images, and animation in your screens can help viewers keep a better track of the video’s content.

This may or may not include:

  • Images
  • Videos
  • Icons
  • GIFs
  • Logos
  • Animations
  • Screen Recordings

Step 4: Generate your AI video

Now that all crucial elements are in place, locked and loaded, all you need to do is render and export your video in just 2 quick button clicks.

Once your AI video has been generated, you can use the shareable link to distribute it or download the video and use it as you wish.

Make sure to check for inconsistencies or errors in your video in terms of the script, pronunciation, background look, music volume, etc. If you find any issues, you can simply go back, fix them in a jiffy, and generate the video again.

Use Our Text to Video AI Tool to Create AI Videos Within Minutes

Voila! In just 4 simple and straightforward steps, your AI video is ready.

Something that could have taken at least 2-3 weeks to wrap up can now be done in merely 10-15 minutes – with space for adjustments and improvements!

Why not put your newly learnt information to use and create a FREE AI video with Rephrase Studio?

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