While slideshow videos may not have the punch of conventional videos, they can make for some great content nonetheless. Unlike conventional videos, slideshows are far easier to produce and at the same time are equipped with the advantages of being a type of audiovisual content.
If you would like some ideas of the types of slideshow videos that you could create as content, there are three ones in particular that stand out:
Considering how-to guides are a popular type of content for video as well as text, it should come as no surprise that they make for good slideshow videos as well. Think of each slide as a ‘step’ in the guide, with an image that shows it being performed and accompanied by text that explains it – briefly.
Creating a slideshow video, you can then add a voiceover that describes the steps in the guide in greater depth. At the end of the day you should have a great slideshow video guide that shows people what to do to perform a certain task.
The most popular type of explainer videos right now are short animated videos, but technically an explainer video is any video that explains a product, concept, or anything else for that matter. Because of that, you could quite easily create a slideshow that can act as an explainer video.
Essentially, you will want to break down the explainer video into its core points, and place one point on each slide – accompanied by visuals to help illustrate it or provide context. If necessary you can use a voiceover to handle the heavy lifting, but if you can get by with carefully added captions then that’s all the better.
To make the explainer video more entertaining you could choose the right background music – preferably something upbeat that matches the pace of the slideshow.
Slideshow videos are perfect for creating lists, and each slide can contain an item in the list. It could be a ‘Top 10’ list, a ’10 Tips’ list, or an ordered list of any kind for the matter.
It can help to have a summary list at the end of the video, just in case viewers forget any of the list items along the way. Additionally it is best to avoid creating slideshows of lists that are too long, and 5 to 10 items should be perfect.
Each of the types of videos described above can be created with any slideshow software, though it helps if it is equipped with features that let you add a variety of audiovisual elements to spruce it up. For example, you could try Movavi Slideshow Maker as a place to start.
As you can see, there are several types of great content that can be created in the form of slideshow videos – quickly and easily. If you brainstorm a bit further, odds are you will be able to come up with other ideas that you can use as well.