Simple Steps to Create Eye-Catchy Animated Product Video

Latest trends in visual media enticed users to try innovative techniques to animated videos. Creating an eye-catchy product video using exclusive effective tools to Power point and demo reels is the simplest and most inexpensive way to showcase your hidden talents to the audience. The powerful software to create audio-visual aids for live presentation, educational […]

Latest trends in visual media enticed users to try innovative techniques to animated videos. Creating an eye-catchy product video using exclusive effective tools to Power point and demo reels is the simplest and most inexpensive way to showcase your hidden talents to the audience.

The powerful software to create audio-visual aids for live presentation, educational reels, product demo allow you to receive an amazing animated clip or short movies to be used for different sources. Essentially, the software used to create animated videos are, flash, adobe after effects, apple motion, Microsoft power-point, 2D and 3D animations.

As everyone likes to go viral but for some the problem arises is money constraint. Paying hefty amounts to video making is not a cup of their tea, what is required to overcome such remorse is trying to create it by your own.

In this write-up I would love to discuss some of the simple and basic steps to how to create animated product videos.

To begin with –

1. Go for perfect script – Once you have made up your mind to create product video, the first thing you need to consider is write an eye-catchy script to it. Try to pick out the innovative technique to display your product as number 1, in the eyes of the consumers. Take help of your near and dear one to get the best description of your product. As it’s your product, so you know better about it than others. Assess its merits and demerits to pick the best script or story. Do not forget to write in chunks merely like a story board or screen play.

2. Cut it into video frames – For video framing part you need to look for an artist friend, who may help you create good characters in the product picture. If you have a creative hand, then try to do it yourself, this may assist in planning the best masterpiece suitable for product presentation. On an average you need to design up to 40 screen shots depicting different movements of character and product.

3. Choose the Right Voice over and audio technique – If you are not reaching the silent picture, then you need to include a perfect voice over to the screen shots. Look for your friends having a good audible voice that perfectly corresponds to the screen shot displayed or played in the video. Try to include ordinary narrative voices that are clear to the ears. You may add background music supporting your animated video.

4. To merge it together – When you are ready with full screen play including the audio/ visual effects put it all together to see how it goes on TV or air. Check it thoroughly before making it live over the internet or radio. Put some aftereffects in it making it look more authentic and catchy in the eyes of users. If you still feel that the animated product video is not up to the mark and require a professional hand. Browse online to hire the best video production company to animated or product videos.


Learning 3d Animation and Modeling

Throughout history different devices had been in use to create the illusion of motion or animation. Zoetrope a wheel like device with picture on it was invented in China in 180 A.D. Phenakistoscope, Flip books and then cameras began to show moving pictures. With invention of computer, computers begin to be used for animation.

Hummingbird (1967) a ten minute film was considered as the first computer generated animation film. From then on computers begin to be used for creating 2d and 3d animation. Toy Story (1995) was first feature length 3d animation movie. Then rest is the history with block buster movies such as Avatar, Shrek, Up etc grossing heavily at box offices. 3d Computer Generated Imagery or CGI is now being heavily used in not only Hollywood but throughout the world.

I began my journey of learning animation and modeling. For your convenience I have enumerated my journey.

1. I got a trial version of the 3d animation software and began tinkering. In the beginning I did not know even a bit about this software. I and my brother keep fiddling with buttons in the interface. Through this trial and error we would discover new things each day.

2. Then when we got some basic knowledge of the software and we began making things given in the help menu. Slowly and gradually our skills were getting polished.

3. Almost 1 to 2 years passed in this tinkering. My brother realized he could not go further so he gave up but I kept trying, learning one thing after another. I downloaded learning material and tutorials from the internet.

4. After when I got enough experience I begin to spread the word about animation (at that time no one knew about 3d animation). I showed them my work and they were impressed.

5. People begin to contact me for making modeling and animation. At the same time I began teaching animation. This journey took me almost 9 years.

The journey had not been easy. I face several problems. When my siblings and friends enjoyed watching TV, movies and hanging out, I would sit next to the computer watching video tutorials. Art and all its form require passion and dedication. Without passion you can learn to draw lines and circles but you cannot breathe life into your artwork. Creativity cannot be achieved pain. This journey has been a labor of love for me.

Now I have got decent portfolio. I hope to break into the professional industry in the professional way soon, God willing. That is my story of learning animation at my own. As someone said, God helps those who help themselves. If you have passion, then decide wholeheartedly once to learn this unique art of storytelling. Lucrative business is waiting for you with endless opportunities; the only condition is that you must have Passion.

Insight Into Promoting/Marketing African Animation

Africa is a continent rich with folklore and art. In recent times, a lot of art has been translated into media works. It has filled day to day life and ultimately influences the food we eat, the clothes we wear and the music we listen to. Animation too has been influenced by cultures and cultural beliefs. From American Marvel, to Japanese manga and the European fusion.

The African film industry has grown exponentially and has built a name for itself worldwide. We all know Nollywood. Even if we have not watched the movies, they are played on our TV channels, in our cinemas and advertised on our billboards. It has opened a window into modern Nigeria, Ghana and various other African countries.

But, what has happened to the ‘Animation’ industry? The mix of African art, culture and the wealth of actors and characters should give Africa the edge in this market too. Yet from all research we are still up and coming. With exception of a few companies from countries like South Africa and Kenya currently building a reputation on an international scale, a lot of effort and work has been put in from many small and passionate companies all over the African continent with only the internet as their display. Many are struggling to be acknowledged in their own society. My admiration is for the creators of ‘Pokou Princess Ashanti’ a 3D animation by Ivorian animators. They have worked hard to build awareness of their work in their society and it was released in various cinemas in Côte d’ivore. Other independent artists are making political satire, music and there is a lot of talk about various TV series that have aired abroad and some yet to be featured, triggering some excitement to the genre. Animators work hard with limited funds and resources churning all their artistic flare while crowds are waiting to be wowed by the next big thing.

Promotion and distribution are aimed to build a bridge between the people and the industry. Potential for demand is there in Africa,but it is a relatively new terrain for the industry. The success normally starts in Europe or America to then go back to Africa. The aim is to reverse this trend. The monetary expense and time are all but a small part of the story. The tough part for a promoter in this field, is to be received with scepticism by both animators and distributors alike.

The Fusion of Technology Lies in 3D Rendering and 3D Modeling

Gone are those days when we used to hold the pencil in our hands and spend hours in sketching up the model structure of our designs related to anything architectural. Now, we are a generation where we can see the fusion of technology which helps in 3D Rendering and 3D Modeling of various designs and making them visualize in a more creative way. These 3D models or animations are used extensively by the construction and fashion world to make people see their creativity with a realistic approach like lighting’s, textures, supplementary effects and colors to your landscape or buildings. Let us know what these two different terms like to tell us about their individual identity.

In the golden age, we used to have sculptors who used to build various sculptures. They also would wish to have a tool which could make their work easy and hands to rest. Well, the past has gone and the present techniques used in 3D Modeling are just amazing. Today, software like Maya, Soft-image, 3DS Max and other software in the computer makes your work of modeling a structure easy and with proper textures and effects too. They provide you with a set of tools that help you design the model according to your imaginations but in a computer representative form. It also has various forms like Primitive, Surface, NURBS, Sub-division and Polygonal Modeling which help in designing a model on the basis of the scenarios. Later on these models are created more beautifully by the designer with the required touch ups in a stage called 3D Rendering.

3D Rendering is the most sought technique used by the Engineering field in today’s era because of the esthetic and practical options and effects it gives your models in a 3 dimensional form. It has created a revolution with the different angles it provides to the image along with set-ups, product modeling, animation effects and many more things. It can be seen in various forms like interior and exterior rendering, photo-realistic rendering, material rendering or textured rendering. Each one of them has their own characteristics and they surely give you an excellent visual appeal. Interior & Exterior rendering give a day and night effect in your villa styled model along with floor plans and even water bodies. Photo-realistic rendering is the one we look forward for as it gives our villa, bungalow or company the desired look with lighting, texture and color combinations.

So, we can conclude that pragmatic strength of a human and his thoughts lay in the origin. Similarly, 3D Rendering and 3D Modeling are the roots which are responsible for the success of both, the company and the designer. It is artistic way through which he conveys the company’s thoughts to lure the minds of people waiting to see something of their taste. It is kind of a communication method that leads you to win the hearts of people by adding an extra piece of vision into their imaginations. Lastly, these are the best methods as they show the quality and professionalism of the graphics you use to give your company a chance to be noticed amongst that big crowd of people.

7 Important Things Every 3D Artist Must Know

If you have always wanted to be a 3D artist, having an interest and passion in the career provides you with a good foundation to start from. Although any art related skill requires talent, you can improve your skills if you have a burning desire to learn. However, to make an impact in the industry, there are 7 important things every 3D artist must know. They include:


To make a good 3D artist you need to have some exceptional camera skills. To capture a really good image requires getting a shot that is out of the ordinary. Although you may get with average camera skills and supplementing with good software and editing skills, the initial shot determines the outcome of the final material. No amount of editing can replace a shot of genius. It is about getting an amazing shot that only a very good artist like can see.


As an artist, being able to use the available software effectively is a big boost to your job. Not only does the software make it easier to work, it also allows you to do some extraordinary things. The important thing about using any software does not lie in understanding everything it is meant to do, but by understanding what the software can do to enhance your skills to produce better quality of work. It helps to keep updated on the latest software and trends in case a client requests you use a specific platform.

Making a Scene

The joy of being an artist is that you are allowed to use your creative skills to bring images to life. You make a decision on the items to include and their arrangement. This gives you the power to transform any image. It is therefore important to keep the images on your scenes as realistic as possible for maximum effect.


One of the most important aspects of any piece of art is light. The amount of light on an object conveys different moods by changing the intensity of colors. As a good 3D artist, you should be able to use light to great effect. To be good at lighting you have to experiment a lot. You may want to consider lighting at different angles or even using different colors of light. As you progress you will learn what works and what does not, remember light will make or break your images.


After you have done all the work, you have to render it to produce the final image. While it may seem simple to just export your work, you need to have a good understanding of the rendering settings of your software. These settings will ultimately affect the speed it takes to produce the image and also the quality output.


While doing animation you need to learn to give movement to characters. The process of rigging allows you to give your characters the ability to move and talk. This is one skill that requires patience and once you master it, you will be able to work faster.


For any image to be seen clearly, it has to have great texture. Even if you produce great work and get the texture wrong, the work will not be appealing. You therefore have to polish and perfect your texture skills over time.

Having looked at the above it is clear that as long as you use your talent, you can produce some good quality material. These tips will improve you and make you an all-round 3D artist.

Transformers Dark of the Moon – Three Dimensions of Ruin

Transformers 3 Dark of the Moon is so poor a movie, you just have to see it in 3-D. Read that again; the only saving grace of this disjointed, clunky film is the medium of its expression. The robots are so massive and stunningly-rendered that they actually do the 3-D special effects justice, and are surpassed only by James Cameron’s Avatar. Of course, there do the comparisons come to a screeching halt, much like metal-on-metal.

Where Avatar shone like a sun, Transformers Dark of the Moon exploded like a star, except it did it again and again. With no rhyme or reason as to character motivations and sequential glue, it ran roughshod over our senses with inane comedic attempts and petulant acting. Oh; and buttocks and such, especially in the opening scene of Cybertron.

Sam’s (Shia Labeouf) girlfriend (new actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley) walked into the room in dazzlingly-spare apparel, much to the delight of the male portion of the movie theater and the envy of most of the female half – although in truth, it was more like an 80/20 split, as can be expected for a movie about giant alien robots from Cybertron.

“If this was having my name on it, I was determined to make it technically perfect,” Mr. Michael Bay said in a telephone interview with a journalist from the New York Times. This highlights the problem with the movie on the robots from Cybertron: technical perfection as the primary consideration for a movie is not the way to go (although, in a practical sense, it is these kinds of movies Bay is hired to make, and they might cost big bucks, but they also bring them in), at the expense of sacrificing the tying together of disparate scenes.

We settle for this when a plot is clearly out of the question. That said, Transformers Dark of the Moon is truly spectacular in 3-Dimensional filming and, frankly, is the only real reason to go see it. The novel sky-jumpers they used in the film glide right out of the screen and into your life, when viewed in 3-D, and the robots seem like they could touch – or blast – you right out of the theater. I’m surprised that wasn’t written into the movie.

We are shortly coming upon the latest Transformers movie – directed yet again by Michael Bay – where the magnificent Dinobots make an appearance. The trailers and previews show the mighty Grimlock in full metallic regalia, with a battle-hardened Optimus Prime riding him into battle with the latest threat from the dead planet Cybertron. It will be one heck of a ride.

Reasons To Hire A Motion Graphics Company

Motion graphics is a great tool for commercial companies that aid in the broadcast of the company’s message, promotional theme and description of products and services in the most effective perspective. Without this, a company can’t have a formal online reputation on the Internet. For this, brand videos play a vital role for firms. Hiring the video production company exposes multiple benefits on the commercial front that are highly fruitful not only for the commercial firms but also for the video production company as well. Here are the top reasons why a business firm must hire the motion graphics professionals for enhancing brand recognition and online reputation all over the Internet.

Save Time

Hiring a motion graphics company saves lots of time. As compared to professional motion graphics company, the novices or common internet users might develop a low quality brand video. Moreover, it will take lots of time for a simple looking task. In addition, the so-produced motion graphics might not be prepared within the deadline and might not meet quality expectations of the company. Here, the pro company will offer the quick and top notch video within a short time period.

Quality Content

Obviously, a common man won’t be able to design the motion graphics for the brand image of the company. It lacks the valuable info about the latest trend of the market. Thus, the video might not be as per the targeted market for the brand recognition. On the other hand, experienced motion graphics expert will deliver the top grade content with the proper finishing touch and professional style presentation to strike the target audience with apt objective and in sync with market force.

Consistent Design

Often, companies need series of videos so that it can demonstrate the ideas effectively as well as develop a proper online reputation of the brand as a whole. Thus, consistent quality of the motion graphics is very important which is only possible by experts’ hand with years of experience in the video production company.


Last, but not the least, is the creativity without which the videos will look boring and unprofessional. Thus creativity is one of the basic needs of the brand videos, thus, giving the proper innovative content that is compatible with the brand and theme of the company. Also, the creative content of the video matches the market trends so as to give the proper format of the company. This is the major reason why the companies prefer to go for top class video production company.

Overall Impression

On the whole, the motion graphics play a vital role in the crafting and designing of the brand video for the company. Creativity, time saving, consistency and quality content are the major reasons that make people hire an animation company. Interestingly, this is not an affordable option for smaller firms and personal videos, but ideal for big companies with proper brand and online reputation.

Bumblebee Transformer of the Autobots

Inarguably the most beloved Autobot after the great Optimus Prime, Bumblebee Transformer is brave and fiercely devoted to the cause of any good Autobot. One of the smaller Transformers overall, Bumblebee more than makes up for his modest size with a certain fearlessness that has come to be regarded by his fellow Autobots as indispensable.

In Transformers 3 Dark of the Moon, Bumblebee was the official protector of the human main character, Sam Witwicky. Staying mostly true to his 1980s character as a human-befriending, generally upbeat Transformer, Bumblebee did undergo some drastic physical changes, all of which had the effect of making him a more believable warrior. His Volkswagen Beetle alt-mode experienced a complete overhaul – all except the vibrant yellow color – to a modern Camaro.

His self-doubt, stemming from constantly trying to prove himself to his larger brethren in the comics and cartoons, is largely shelved in the Transformers franchise, and Bumblebee’s modified persona and battle acumen enable him to take on the likes of the Decepticon Barricade, defeating him handily.

Bumblebee’s alt-mode has become significantly weaponized in Dark of the Moon, so much so that you never feel the need to “call in the cavalry” when he encounters a serious threat, as the once little-yellow-car seems more than capable of taking on the enemy, all by himself.

Although his allegiance and care for his Autobot teammates is without question, Bumblebee does seem more inclined to be with and look after humans, instead. With an annoying voice box that can’t seem to get fixed, even with advanced robot technology, he speaks using entertaining radio voices with a warmth and humor to human beings that must rankle the gruff Ironhide.

The Autobot, to whom Bumblebee looks up the most, is of course Optimus Prime; regards the great Prime as an almost mythical figure. So much so that Bumblebee’s penchant for self-sacrifice for the cause of good is a conscious mimicry of Prime’s own.

With the constant threat of the Decepticon menace, Bumblebee Transformer’s energy cannons and ever-sharpening fighting ability are always ready to aid the downtrodden; and, though he has graduated from being merely the robot sidekick of Sam Witwicky, he is always ready to be at his side in a moment’s notice.

Transformers: Age of Extinction goes ever deeper into the Transformers mythos, establishing the fabled Dinobots as a part of the Autobot crew. In fact, it seems that Grimlock is more Optimus Prime’s charge than any other, and this becomes rivetingly-clear as the movie opens.

How to Make a Puppet Stage Step by Step

Handsaw or jigsaw, Tubing cutter or hacksaw, Drill, 11/4 -inch Forester bit, 5/16-inch drill bit, 1/8-inch drill bit, Screw gun or Phillips-head, Framing square, Clamps, staple gun, 5/16- inch staples, Scissors, Pencil, Safety glasses, Clothes iron.


– Two 10-foot lengths of lx6

– Two 6·foot lengths of

– 1/4-inch copper refrigeration tubing

– 11 feet of colorful cloth (width no less than 42 inches) for the curtains

– 11 feet of colorful cloth for the ruffle

– 15 feet of colorful ribbon for seaming the ruffle

– 24 curtain loops with clips Materials for building the Lemonade Stand bottom.


One pound 1 1/4 -inch drywall


Four l-inch #12 sheet metal screws

Carpenters Wood glue Fabric glue

-Setting the Stage:

1. If you’ve built the Lemonade Stand, you already have most of what you need for this project. If you haven’t built the Lemonade Stand, You’ll need to build the three bottom panels and cut the flagstaffs to size. Don’t make the shelves, though – they’ll only get in the puppeteers’ way!

-Constructing the Curtain-Top Frame:

2. Stack the two lx6 boards with their ends even. Cut two pieces 59 inches long; these will Become the long sides of the curtain-top frame. Cut another pair 34 inches long; these pieces will become the short sides of the frame. Finally, cut two 23-inch lengths; these will become the filler pieces.

3. Place the 34-inch side pieces to your left and right on your work surface. Set the 59inch front and back pieces perpendicular to the 34-inch side pieces, with their ends resting on top of the ends of the 34-inch pieces, to form a rectangle. Set the 23-inch filler pieces on top of the 34-inch end pieces, between the ends of the 59-inch front and back pieces. You should now have a rectangle in one plane on the top. Square up the pieces using a framing square along the outer edges.

4. Carefully lift up the filler pieces and put carpenter’s glue along their bottom surfaces.

Replace them and recheck the alignment with a framing square.

Drive four 114-inch screws through each filler piece into the end piece below to fasten the two pieces together.

5. Lift up one of the long sides and put glue on the top surfaces of the two ends beneath it.

Replace the piece. Holding the long side in place, drive three 1/4-inch screws through each end, into the side piece below Avoid driving a screw in the extreme outside corner of each corner; you’ll be drilling holes for the curtain rods there later.

6. Repeat step 5 with the other long side.

7. Check the alignment one last time and try to get the frame as close to square as you can.

(Perfection is not required.)


8. When the glue is dry, turn the frame over. At each corner, square a line 3-% inches in from each outside edge, so that you have two lines that intersect. Use an awl to punch each intersection point.

9. Put the 1 1/4-inch Forester bit in the drill chuck set the spur of the bit in one of the small holes you punched with the awl.

Drill a hole all the way through the long side and the end piece beneath it. Repeat at the other three corners.

10. Turn the curtain top frame upside down on your work surfaces, with the filler pieces facing down and the short sides to your left and right. Square lines across the nearer long side 28 inches in (from either end. On one of these lines, mark a point 1 inch in from the near edge of the frame.

On the other line, mark a point 2 inches in from the near edge of the frame.

11. Reach across to the long side away from you and square a line 1 inch in from each edge at one of the far comers. Mark the point where the two lines intersect. Do the same on the other far corner. If there is a screw in the way at these cross-hairs, rake it out now.

12. Put the 51i6-inch bi t in the drill chuck. Drill a hole all the way through the frame at each of the four points you’ve marked.

These smaller holes are [or the curtain-rod ends. Making the Awning Ruffle

13. Cut your ruffle cloth into three 12-inch-widc s tulips. (Each one will measure 11 f ‘ct by 12 inches.) Fold each piece in half lengthwise and run a hot iron along the folds. You should now have three 11-feet by 6-inch lengths of cloth.

14. Turn the curtain-top frame so that the filler pieces face up and one of the long s ides hangs about 2 inches off the front of your wad, surface. Clamp the frame in place. Then find the center of the front edge of the frame and make a small pencil mark there.

15. Find the midpoint of one of the pieces of ruffle cloth. At the midpoint, staple the unfolded edge of the cloth to the center of the front edge of the frame, keeping the edge of the cloth flush with the top edge of the frame. Take a look: The unfolded edge of cloth should be stapled to the wood and the folded edge should hang down.

16. Grab hold of the top edge of the cloth a few inches to the left of the midpoint. Bring that top edge back against the midpoint staple, making a loop of cloth that points out toward you.

Keeping the top edge in position, flatten the loop to the left and staple its end to the edge of the frame. The new staple should be Just about an inch away from the midpoint staple. You’ve just made one pleat.

17. To make the next one, grab the cloth a few inches to the left of the pleat, pull the top edge back to the staple you just placed, fold the loop of cloth down to the left, and staple it flush to the top edge of the frame working to the left, create a series of flat, folded pleats across the top of your theater, like those at the tops of old-fashioned curtains.

Try to make your folds even, stapling every inch or so. (Pleating may be easier task with two people working together, one to fold and hold the cloth and the other to staple.)

18. When you reach the end of the cloth, staple the end to the frame, get another length of fabric, and keep going. Overlap the new fabric over the “ruffle” of the old fabric by an inch or so.

When you get to the corner of your frame, turn and reclamp the frame on the work surface and turn the corner with your fabric.

19. Continue pleating until you reach the end of the shot side. There, cut the fabric about 1/2 inch longer than you need and fold this extra underneath before you put the last staple in just before the corner.

20. Go back to the middle of the front and repeat the pleating and stapling process, working to the right, until you have completed the ruffle all the way across the front and the other short side.

21. Glue a long piece of ribbon along the top of the ruffle to hide the staples, starting at the end of one short side, moving across the front, and finishing on the other short side. Cut off the excess ribbon when you are finished.

Gluing, smoothing, and holding the ribbon in place may require a few extra sets of hands. The result will be a beautiful finished ruffle.

Crafting Curtains

22. Cut the curtain fabric in half. Each piece should be 5 1/2 feet long (but longer is okay).

23. Lay one of the pieces of fabric flat on your work surface.

On one of the long sides, fold over 1 inch of the edge, iron it down, and staple it in place.

Repeat this process on both short sides. Then bring the other piece of fabric to your work surface and iron and staple the same three folds.

24. Now you’re ready to fold, iron, and staple the remaining long sides. Figure out how much you’ll have to fold over to make the final width of each cloth 36 inches. If your fold is more than 2 inches, use two or even three rows of staples to hold it down.

Or you can trim off some of the extra cloth to make your fold less than 2 inches.

25. Clip the curtain loops to one of the long sides of each piece, starting at a corner and

placing a clip every 6 inches or so.

Shaping the Curtain Rods

26. Uncoil the two lengths of copper tubing, bending them until they are basically straight.

To bend (or straighten) the tubing, grasp it with both hands, with your thumbs pointing toward each other and about an inch apart. Gently push in with your thumbs until you feel the tubing move. Shift your hands along the tubing and press down again with your thumbs, bending the tubing just a little in each place along its length to avoid creating kinks.

27. When the copper tubing is straightened, lay the two lengths side by side and mark them together at 5:;4, 3n~, 361/2, 60 Y2, 65 1, 4, and 66:;4 inches from one end.

28. Grab a length of tubing in both hands, with the end you measured from in your right hand. About 11/2 inches from the end, begin bending the tubing Bend a little, move your hands farther down, and bend a little more. When you reach the first layout mark on the tubing, stop bending and check your progress.

Your goal is to make the tubing turn 90 degrees evenly between the end of the tube and the first layout mark. Adjust your curve by bending more (or unbending if necessary), spreading your efforts along the whole length of bent tubing. (Perfection is not required, and you will be able to make adjustments later.)

29. Grip the tube at the second mark (31 3/4 inches from the end), with the bent end on your right and pointing up. Begin making a second bend along a horizontal plane, trying to complete a 90-degree turn by the time you reach the third layout mark. You should end up with a left-hand bend.

30. ·Hold the tubing with the unworked end on your left, the second bend pointing downward, and the first bend pointing toward you. Position your thumbs at the fourth layout mark and begin bending along a horizontal plane, trying to complete a 90-degree turn as you reach the fifth layout mark. Use a tubing cutter or a hacksaw to cut the piece at the la t mark.

31. The second curtain rod will be a mirror image of the first.

Repeat step 26 to make the first bend. To make the second bend, hold the tubing with its curved end to the left of your hands and pointing up, and move your hands to the right as you bend.

For the final bend, hold the rod so that the second bend is to the left of your hands and points downward, and move your hands to the right as you bend.

Cut the piece at the final layout mark.

32. Place the curtain frame upside down with the 5/16 -inch holes in the corners closest to you. Hold the completed curtain rods up to the curtain frame to check their alignment, remembering that they overlap at the center of the frame. Insert the ends a short way into the 5/16, -inch h o le until the rods support themselves. The rods should curve around the outside of the larger holes (so that on opening night the curtain can follow the same path around the pole that wilt run through the holes) If your rods are out of alignment, bend them into position now.

33. Remove the curtain rods one at a time and slip the curtains onto them. Insert the ends of the rod back into the 3/16 -inch holes. Work the ends of the rods down into the holes until they reach all the way through the frame to the work surface.

34. Set the frame on edge with its top surface facing you. Drive the: till sheet-metal screws into the tubing until the screw head contacts the wood frame. This is an unorthodox use of screws and copper tubing, but with some extra force, the threads should bite into the copper and flare it night against the sides of the drilled hole.

Picking the Right Colors for Your Explainer Video

This is actually a side effect from our caveman days when colors actually played a big role in survival. It was an essential life skill to know which color berries were safe to eat and which kinds of animals were dangerous. Even now, certain colors make us feel certain things which is why you’ll find particular colors always associated with a different thing.

How many fast food chains use red and yellow for their logos? That’s because we relate the color yellow with speed and happiness, and the color red can trigger stimulation, such as hunger. It may sound far-fetched but it’s the reason behind so many companies using these same colors.

The color you select for your explainer video will depend on what kind of message you’re looking to get across. Read more for what different colors convey to find the best option for your explainer video.

We associate white with hygiene and cleanliness. Too much white though can remind people of hospitals which is not usually a happy association.

Black can be risky as it can be associated with boldness and control or it can be associated with sophistication. It depends largely on the design and which other colors are used.

Red is the color of power. It creates strong emotions and stimulation so should be used sparingly as an attention grabber.

Blue is red’s opposite. It creates a sense of calm and trusting, especially when dark and light is used together. That is why so many banks use the color blue.

As you might guess, green makes us think of nature and balance. It is the best color to convey a message of health, especially when combined with orange.

Pink is most often associated with femininity and gives a soothing effect. It’s most often used for products that are targeted exclusively toward women.

Yellow is optimism and friendliness. It is suited to products that want to convey a message of fun and youthfulness.

Grey can be associated with boredom but getting the right tone or combination can turn this color into a message of anything from professionalism to relaxation.

We associate purple with spirituality, meditation and relaxation which is why it is a commonly used color in aromatherapy products.

Brown can be a good alternative to black as it’s quite serious but in a more soothing way. It is also associated with nature and warmth and can be effective when used correctly.

Color selection is one of the most important factors when it comes to relating to your customers on an emotional level. An explainer video production company like Clear Explainer can help you find the best color combinations to suit your business and convey your message in the most effective way possible.