The Moovly Blog

Read about Moovly tips and tricks or do’s and don’ts. Enjoy stories and other goodies straight from the pens (or fingers) of the Moovly team…

 

Royalty Free Music for your Moovly Videos

Jun 24, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

Finding the right music track for your video is not always an easy task. That’s why we added 10 new royalty free tracks to our Marketplace! 


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Moovly Sandbox, an Experimental Library

Jun 24, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

The Moovly team regularly experiments with new types of objects. We've decided to give you a taste of these exciting experiments and share the experimental objects with you! As of now you'll find a new library in the library drop-down list: the Moovly Sandbox Library.


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The Moovly Background Library

Jun 24, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

Based on your suggestions we’ve gathered all background objects and animated transition in one (free) library. This makes browsing these backgrounds a lot easier!


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Animation or Live Action? Why not both?

May 19, 2015 by Moovly

Combine animation and video footage to turn your complex ideas into easy-to-follow explanations.


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Try the Line Boil Library!

May 19, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

We’ve been working hard on a brand new library and it’s finally here!

The new library is called The Line Boil Library and it’s stuffed with icons and symbols you can easily combine with all other Moovly styles


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New Video Features: A Short Overview

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

Explore new video features in Moovly: Upload animated GIFs and transparent videos to your Personal Library, pause video clips or split them and handle the clips separately.


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An Editable Moovly Video: What are Chords?

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

In this new editable video we explain what a musical chord is, how such a chord is represented and what the most common types of chords are. Enjoy!


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Discover the New Alphabet Library

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

The Moovly Marketplace has been updated with a new Library! Find out how you can spice up your whiteboard videos with these new objects.


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3 Color Combinations that Work

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

When creating a video, your content is not the only element you need to pay attention to. The design of your video can make it or break it. One aspect of the design of your video is choosing the right colors. Picking colors that work well together is a great way to create beautiful designs and to achieve visual harmony.


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8 new fonts in the Moovly Editor

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

Last week we added 8 new fonts to the font library in the Moovly Editor. Read on to find out which new fonts you can now use in your videos and how to pair them.


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An editable Moovly video: The Ecological Footprint

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

Our human activities consume resources and produce waste, and nature needs to have the capacity to meet these demands. One way to measure the human demand on nature is the ‘Ecological Footprint’. The following editable video explains what the ecological footprint is.


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We’ve upgraded our server environment

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

As the number of Moovly users keeps on growing rapidly, we've migrated and upgraded our server environment. With the upgrade we've significantly expanded our capacity, which allows us to offer you a better and faster service. 


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Create your own Season’s Greetings video in 10 steps

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

A Season's Greetings video is a fun way to surprise your friends and family with your best wishes for the Holidays. It's also a great way to keep in touch with your clients and to thank your partners and colleagues for an amazing year.


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What is Ebola: an editable Moovly video

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

Since its outbreak in West Africa, thousands of people have died from Ebola. But what exactly is Ebola? This video explains what causes Ebola, what the symptoms are and how to deal with it.

Feel free to use, embed or even adapt this video to your own needs.


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7 spelling mistakes to avoid at all times

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

Even the most experienced writers sometimes make mistakes while writing their article, script, essay and so on. Most of the time these are genuine mistakes, but that doesn’t mean we have to continue making them of course! Here are 7 spelling mistakes to avoid at all times:


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Use images with a transparent background

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

Are you combining your own graphical objects with a colored background in your video? Be sure to upload transparent PNGs for the best result!


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End your video with a call to action!

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

In an earlier post we emphasized the importance of the first 10 seconds of your video. But not only do you need to think carefully about the beginning of your video, you need to pay attention to the end of your video as well. And that’s what this Quick Tip Thursday is all about!


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Complementary colors work

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

Using bright colors is a great way to make your videos more attractive. But not all colors go well together. Some combinations don't work or even result in the opposite effect: they make your video painful to watch. So how to choose the right color combinations?


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A (concise) message to rule them all

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

Whether you’re in education, marketing or communication, if you want your video to have real impact on your audience, there’s one key element you shouldn’t neglect: your message.


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Use scenes to add structure to your content

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

We already mentioned the importance of preparation and structure when creating a video in previous blog posts. In this Quick Tip Thursday we’ll take a closer look at an easy way to add structure to your video in Moovly.


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How to create a drop shadow in Moovly

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

Using drop shadows is an easy way to add contrast between your text and your background. 

In this Quick Tip Thursday blog post we'll show you how to create drop shadows in Moovly in just a few steps.


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The first 10 seconds of your video are the most important. Make them count!

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

The first 10 seconds of your video should be appealing and interesting enough for your viewers to continue watching. These first seconds are the moment you either win your viewers over, or lose them. That’s why you need to pay special attention to the start of your video and engage your audience from the very beginning.


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4 Frequently Committed Errors in the Creation of Animated Videos

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

While creating animated videos with DIY tools like Moovly has become very easy, it takes some time and effort to create a professional looking video. 

In this blog post we address 4 errors frequently committed when creating an animated video. We'll also give you some handy advice on how to deal with these errors and improve the impact and quality of your video.


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How to expand your Moovly Libraries?

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

The standard Moovly Libraries contain hundreds of graphical objects and animations and we continue to add new objects and animation effects on a regular basis.

However, sometimes you might not find what you’re looking for in the Standard Libraries. You could upload your own images as an alternative, but don't forget that we have our own Marketplace too!


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Copy scenes from one video to another in just a few clicks

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

Save scenes to your Personal Library and reuse them in other Moovs: create you own templates, merge two or more Moovs and reuse intro or outro sections you created earlier!


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Introducing our Member-get-Member program

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

We're happy to announce the launch of our brand new Member-get-Member program! In this blogpost we explain what this new feature allows you to do and how you can get your personal Member-get-Member code.


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Publish your video to the Moovly User Gallery

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

You might have noticed it already when clicking the Publish button below your video: you can now also publish your video to the Moovly User Gallery!


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Spice up your videos with our new Extended Libraries!

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

Are you ready to spice up your videos? We added two extended libraries and one brand new hand animation library to Moovly!


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Working with Animated Video: Timing is Everything

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

Use these tips to give your viewers the time they need to read, understand, and remember the message!


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How to animate your Season’s Greetings?

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

Moovly is a tool that allows you to easily create animated videos or animations of any length: from a few seconds to many minutes. 

We added a brand new library to Moovly: the Season's Greetings Library. This object library is totally free and brings you a lot of new objects related to Christmas, New Year, Hanukkah and the winter season many of us on the northern hemisphere experience around this time of year. The library contains objects such as Santa Claus (of course), pine trees, snow effects, a starry sky, champagne, presents, fireworks and much, much more.

So how do you start creating that stunning Christmas animation or your splashing New Year's wishes? Here's a step-by-step how-to.


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5 Tips to create a successful animated video

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

Whereas creating an animated video with tools such as Moovly is simple and straightforward, a captivating, successful animated video usually requires a more systematic approach. To create an engaging animated video, you'll need to immerse yourself in a creative process, just like when you create a new slide presentation from scratch or write a new blog post: it not only requires inspiration and creativity, but a structured process might be helpful and effective.

Here are 5 tips to create a powerful and captivating animated video.


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