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10 Awesome YouTube Intros That Engage & Delight Viewers

Tejaswi Raghurama
Jul 14, 2016 · 4 min read

This post was originally published on the Typito blog here.

Top YouTube channels and YouTubers have a signature intro sequence to warm up their audience to the upcoming video (does the beautiful animation from come into mind?). It is the best time to reinforce your unique brand and mission while you wow your viewer.

Get inspired by some of the most engaging and delightful YouTube intro sequences:

1. Crash Course Physics

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The 10 second animation sequence encapsulates how our understanding of physics has evolved over time. It starts from a falling apple :) (ref. Newton’s Law of Gravity)

2. Yuya

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Mexican-born Mariand Castrejon, better known as her YouTube persona , is a Spanish language Beauty vlogger. She is one of the highest subscribed beauty bloggers in the world. Her intro sequence sums up her charming personality while showcasing her expertise.

3. TVF

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is a hugely popular online digital entertainment channel based out of India. Their intro showcases their vision of disrupting the Indian TV entertainment industry which was once dominated by dumb, melodramatic TV soaps.

4. TED Ideas Worth Spreading

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I loved how the latest set of videos open. Inspired by Big bang and the theory of expanding universe, TED’s vision of sharing ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’ is beautifully captured in a 7 second sequence

5. Kurzgesagt — In a Nutshell

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Munich based has garnered over 2 million subscribers with its vision of making science beautiful. Their intro clip sums up their passion and ability to educate you about complex topics (Like evolution, time, space, global energy or our existence in this universe.) in a delightful and crisp manner.

6. Draw with Jazza

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When introducing his YouTube channel, Josiah Brooks aka mentions his passion to . I couldn’t find a better sequential and beautifully literal presentation of a mission yet.

7. Good Mythical Morning

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Rhett & Link feature funny music videos, sketches and lot more weird fun in their daily talk show. No more uneventful mornings if you watch . The rooster agrees.

8. SciShow

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Well, may not have the most unique of animated intros but surely a good way to introduce different branches of science in 10 seconds!

9. Healthcare Triage

Healthcare and policy is supposed to be boring. disagrees while he explains the interplay of policy and medical research. Animation perfectly suited for the fun and engaging nature of the content.

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10. VSauce

Michael Stevens — the man behind the channel introduces himself to the viewer in every video in a uniquely hilarious way. Here are some of his best :)

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You don’t necessarily need expensive/flashy animation to showcase your brand, do you. Utilise the 5–10 seconds to tell your story in your own unique way. And did I tell you this works on short form content as well? A great intro can keep your audience engaged on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram.

The best way to get started is to announce your video with a cool title that sets some context for the audience . Typito lets you add Adobe After Effects style titles on the video in a few clicks. .

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Title templates on Typito

Hope you find this useful! This article was originally posted here.

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