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…


An Editable Moovly Video: What are Chords?

February 19, 2015 by Kaat

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!

read more

Discover the New Alphabet Library

February 03, 2015 by Kaat

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

read more

3 Color Combinations that Work

January 29, 2015 by Kaat

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.

read more

8 new fonts in the Moovly Editor

January 20, 2015 by Kaat

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.

read more

An editable Moovly video: The Ecological Footprint

January 14, 2015 by Kaat

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.

read more

We’ve upgraded our server environment

January 08, 2015 by Kaat

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. 

read more

Create your own Season’s Greetings video in 10 steps

December 02, 2014 by Kaat

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.

In the following blogpost we show you how you can create your own Season's Greetings video in just 10 steps.

read more

No tricks, only treats for 10 of our Halloween contest participants!

November 07, 2014 by Kaat

We hope you all enjoyed Halloween last week! We sure did, and we still have a few treats to share with 10 contest participants. Take a look at the lucky winners of our Halloween contest...

read more

Two weeks left to participate in our Halloween contest!

October 23, 2014 by Kaat

Are you ready for Halloween? We sure are, and that's why we launched a Halloween contest earlier this month!
Participate and grab your chance at winning a Yearly Plus license!

read more

What is Ebola: an editable Moovly video

October 15, 2014 by Kaat

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.

read more

Quick Tip Thursday #8 - 7 spelling mistakes to avoid at all times

September 11, 2014 by Kaat

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:

read more

Quick Tip #7 - Use images with a transparent background

September 05, 2014 by Kaat

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

read more

Quick Tip Thursday #6 - End your video with a call to action!

August 28, 2014 by Kaat

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!

read more

Quick Tip Thursday #5 - Complementary colors work

August 07, 2014 by Kaat

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?

read more

Quick Tip Thursday #4 – A (concise) message to rule them all

August 07, 2014 by Kaat

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.

read more

Quick Tip Thursday #3 - Use scenes to add structure to your content

August 06, 2014 by Kaat

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.

read more

Quick Tip Thursday #2 - How to create a drop shadow in Moovly

July 31, 2014 by Kaat

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.

read more

Quick Tip Thursday #1 - The first 10 seconds of your video are the most important. Make them count!

July 24, 2014 by Kaat

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.

read more

4 Frequently Committed Errors in the Creation of Animated Videos

July 04, 2014 by Kaat

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.

read more

How to expand your Moovly Libraries?

June 25, 2014 by Kaat

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! 

read more

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

May 13, 2014 by Kaat

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!

read more

Check out this month’s winners of the Video of the Month contest!

May 02, 2014 by Kaat

It’s that time again! We’re ready to announce the winning submissions of the April edition of the Video of the Month contest!

read more

Introducing our Member-get-Member program

April 17, 2014 by Kaat

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.

read more

Publish your video to the Moovly User Gallery

April 15, 2014 by Kaat

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!

As of last week, Moovly users can publish their moovs to this public Gallery and share them with others from there. This way, other Moovly users can find inspiration in good examples. Visit the Moovly User Gallery to find out what others created with Moovly.

read more

Spice up your videos with our new Extended Libraries!

April 08, 2014 by Kaat

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

read more

We’re ready for another Video of the Month contest!

April 04, 2014 by Kaat

Curious to see the impressive videos Moovly users create? Here are last month's winning submissions for the Video of the Month contest!

read more

And the winners are…

March 05, 2014 by Kaat

After the success of our Season’s Greetings Contest, we decided to give you another chance at showcasing your masterpieces. That's why we created the Video of the Month contest. Let's take a look at last month's edition!

read more

Working with Animated Video: Timing is Everything

February 13, 2014 by Wouter

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

read more

Introducing our “New Features” overview

February 10, 2014 by Kaat

Based on the input of our users we make changes to our platform on a daily basis. In order to keep you updated on all those changes we've added a new page to our website.

read more

Our Season’s Greetings Contest winners

January 22, 2014 by Kaat

Although it's been a week since we announced the winners of our Season's Greetings Contest we still wanted to put them and their submissions in the spotlight one more time.

read more

How to animate your Season’s Greetings?

December 09, 2013 by Geert

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.

read more

5 Tips to create a successful animated video

November 19, 2013 by Geert

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. 

read more