Let’s face it: not everyone is a Spielberg or a Scorsese. Most of us don’t have time to whip up witty scripts and tinker with complicated video editing software. Enter the world of AI video creation, where cutting-edge technologies empower anyone to produce stunning videos with ease.
In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore the realm of AI video making, uncover its potential, and show you how to harness its magic to create captivating content — from generating ideas and writing scripts, to building the finished video.
What is AI video creation?
Lights, camera, AI, and… what exactly? AI video creation is the marriage of artificial intelligence and video production. It’s a revolutionary approach that leverages intelligent algorithms to automate and streamline various aspects of the video-making process. From generating ideas and writing scripts to editing and adding special effects, AI is the star of the show. With AI tools, even novices can create professional-looking videos that captivate audiences.
In this guide, we’ll cover how to use AI to streamline:
- Generating video ideas, outlines, and storyboards
- Writing video scripts
- Using an AI Video Assistant to script and build a finished video
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The limitations of AI video creation
While AI video creation is a game-changer, it’s essential to acknowledge its limitations. AI is intelligent, but it’s not a creative genius — yet. While it excels at repetitive tasks and data-driven decision-making, it may struggle with complex storytelling and human-like intuition. It’s crucial to strike a balance by using AI as a powerful assistant while still infusing your unique creative touch.
Thinking of AI as your video assistant is the best way to achieve success with AI video (at least for now). We recommend reading over AI-generated scripts with a human eye to check for accuracy and to add your brand’s tone of voice. When using an AI video maker, consider the AI-generated video your first draft. Tweak the text and images with your humanness to ensure a finished video that feels natural and authentic to your brand.
AI tools for creating videos
AI isn’t a one-trick pony when it comes to video creation. There are endless ways you can leverage AI to speed up, and improve, the video-making process. For more time-saving AI-tools, try these 12 productivity-boosting ideas.
AI video assistant: Biteable
Biteable’s AI-powered AI Video Assistant (AVA) offers the A-Zs of video creation. From scripting to editing, AVA does the hard work for you. Choose a video type, enter some basic info, and AVA will generate a fully scripted, branded video.
Ideas + scripts: ChatGPT
ChatGPT is your virtual brainstorming buddy, generating video ideas, themes, and concepts at lightning speed. It can analyze trends, keywords, and user preferences to suggest compelling video topics. Not only that, but ChatGPT is a script-writing pro (more on this later).
AI voice-over: Speechify
Speechify uses AI to generate natural-sounding voice-overs from text. AI voice-over generators offer a quick and easy way to spruce up your video without the hassle of recording and editing your own voice.
AI soundtracks: Beatoven
Beatoven is an AI music generator for creating your perfect soundtrack. It’s royalty-free and completely customizable for every type of video project.
How to use AI to generate video ideas
Coming up with engaging video ideas can sometimes feel like a daunting task. That’s where AI comes to the rescue. Here’s how you can leverage AI to generate video ideas:
1. Head to ChatGPT
ChatGPT is an all-knowing AI chatbot that is completely free to use. Sign up for an account if you don’t already have one — ChatGPT will save your conversations so you can come back to revisit your ideas later.
2. Ask ChatGPT to generate some ideas
All you need to do is give ChatGPT some information about your message and your audience, and you’ll receive a list of ideas in return. The more information you can offer the better. We recommend including:
- A bit about your company or industry
- Who your target audience is
- What you’re trying to achieve
- Anything you don’t want included
You can even ask for your ideas to be SEO-optimized for a higher chance at ranking.
When you’ve compiled your hefty list of video ideas and you’re ready to start scripting, look no further than you’re new best bud, AI.
How to write a video script with AI
Writing a compelling video script is crucial for delivering your message effectively. AI is a great way to assist you in crafting an engaging video script — her are our top tips for getting the most out of your AI script.
Brainstorm with AI
ChatGPT and similar AI-powered tools can generate both outlines and scripts for your videos. Provide the AI (we recommend ChatGPT for this as well) with all the relevant information you have. A good place to start is:
- The length of the video
- The style of the video (do you want a voice-over, all on-screen text, or all footage?)
- Your message or topic
- Helpful information about your message or topic
- The video’s purpose and target audience
Or, if you’re not sure where to start, why not ask ChatGPT where to begin.
It’s important to guide the AI with follow-up prompts if you’re not getting what you’re looking for — ChatGPT is excellent at adapting to feedback. Try talking to the AI like you would a co-worker — explain exactly what it is you’re looking for or what specifically you’d like to change.
Refine your script with AI assistance
AI can help you refine your script by offering grammar and style suggestions. Grammar-checking tools like Grammarly and language models like ChatGPT can assist in improving the flow and coherence of your script.
If you’re refining a script entirely generated by ChatGPT, it’s best to use a human eye to tweak and edit. Things to look out for here are:
- Does it sound like your brand? Is the tone of voice correct?
- Is it accurate? Confirm any facts or stats generated by the AI.
- Is it repetitive? Check for any repeated phrases or sentences.
Optimize for SEO
AI can analyze your script and suggest keyword optimizations to improve the search engine visibility of your video. By incorporating relevant keywords naturally into your script, you increase the chances of your video being discovered by your target audience.
Use an AI video assistant to script and create your video
AI-powered video assistants, like Biteable’s AVA, are a one-stop-shop for video creation — script included. With AVA, you can skip the scripting process and leave it to AI. Continue reading to find out how it works.
How to create videos with an AI video maker
Ready to dive into the AI video-making process? Biteable’s Automated Video Assistant (AVA) is your ultimate sidekick. With AVA, creating jaw-dropping videos is as simple as 1, 2, 3. Select a video type, answer a few of AVA’s tailored questions, and let the AI wizardry begin. AVA will use its AI prowess to create a polished video that exceeds your expectations. It’s like having a personal video production team at your fingertips.
1. Choose a video type
Instead of requiring long and complicated paragraph prompts, AVA offers a number of different video use cases for you to choose from. Pick from explainers, ads, listicles, announcements, and more.
Anyone can try AVA for free with a 7-day Biteable trial.
2. Answer AVA's questions
AVA already knows the ideal length, tone, and layout for each different type of video — so all you need to do is answer a few basic questions. For example, if you’re creating a business explainer video, AVA will ask for the name of your business and a short description of what your business does.
3. Generate your video
AVA will take your information, write a script, and generate a branded video. You have access to the full suite of Biteable tools and feature to edit your AI-generated videos however you’d like. Pull videos and images from our huge stock library, add a voice-over, change the music, tweak the text, and more.
Using an Automated Video Assistant is the best way to kickstart the video making process from start to finish. AVA takes care of everything from script to layout, while you get to sprinkle on the finishing touches that make your video uniquely yours.
Create stunning videos with AI
AI video creation is revolutionizing the way we produce captivating content, offering a helping hand to both professionals and novices alike. While AI tools like Biteable’s AVA can automate many aspects of video creation, remember to embrace your own creative genius and infuse your unique style. Unleash your inner Spielberg and let AI be your ultimate collaborator on the road to video-making success.
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