You’ve heard by now that video pins on Pinterest are becoming a big deal. I’m sure you’ve seen them as well… They are in about every category I have searched for as of late.
But creating video pins might not be your strong suit so today I’m bringing you a tutorial on how to create video pins using various tools both free and paid.
Video pins on Pinterest of course don’t need to be complicated. Just get started and learn as you go is the best philosophy in my book.
As Canva has grown and expanded they have not created a really solid method for creating video pins right inside of their dashboard.
This is my favorite way to make video pins if I can but I still use the keynote method below too.
This is my favorite way to create video pins because I use a Macbook and I don’t need any other additional tools except for Canva.
I create my video pin template in Canva and download it to my computer.
I get my video ready and have it saved to my computer as well.
Open Keynote and choose the white blank background. Delete your text boxes.
Go to document > slide size and change your size to whatever your video pin sizing is going to be.
Once you have the set you simply need to drag and drop your template and your video onto your slide. Arrange them as you desire.
Now all you need to do is export the file as a movie with a 0 second delay to move to the next slide or the next build. You can also change the resolution if you want it to play in a full HD resolution.
Now since I only use Keynote to produce my video pins I thought I would leave it to others to tell you how to use certain tools to create video pins.
There are a couple of tools that are a no brainer. You just choose your template and adjust your video then save it.
Those tools are:
These are easy tools to just create and account and go.
Photoshop and Premiere Pro on the other hand isn’t as easy as that. I found these tutorials to be extremely helpful.
Sarah does a great job at explaining what she’s doing and why she’s doing it in the tutorial.
The fact that she’s even got a tutorial for Premiere Pro guys… Hello, thank you! My husband can now get to work using the tool we pay for!
That’s it guys!
Creating video pins for Pinterest can be as simple or as complicated as you make it. Don’t allow fancy software and not knowing how to do it stop you from creating content that Pinterest wants you to put on their platform!
Heather went to school for accounting and worked for years in banking and finance. After finding all of that entirely too boring she started her first blog in her basement in August of 2016. She has started 3 blogs in the marketing, motherhood and travel niches and used Pinterest to grow them all. She quickly became the go-to Pinterest strategist in her peer circles and has been implementing strategies, driving traffic and sales through organic and paid tactics for her clients. On this blog and her YouTube channel she educates the public about clear and transparent marketing strategies to help them to grow on Pinterest and in other places online.