For many content creators, nerves kick into high gear when they need to appear in a video.
The simple solution to stopping the nerves: make faceless videos with AI.
Creating a faceless video is easier than you think.
Here’s how. 🚀
What are Faceless Videos?
Before we jump into how to create a faceless video, let’s define what they are.
Faceless videos are videos where the person featured in the video is hidden or obscured from view. And no, we don’t mean a video where someone hides their face with a hood. 😉
Think tutorials and animated videos.
There are various reasons why you might want to create a faceless video. Reasons include:
- Focusing on branding
- Placing attention on other elements in the video
If you’ve spent time on platforms like YouTube, TikTok, or Instagram, you’ve probably seen a video like this.
Normally, creators add sound to their videos.
Sometimes they add music. Other times, they add their voice over their footage to explain how they’re doing something or, if it’s an animated video, add voice to the character.
Now that we know what a faceless video is let’s discuss why creators use these kinds of videos on their platforms.
Use Cases for Faceless Videos
Videos without faces aren’t exactly a new concept. AI tools, like SubMagic, make it even easier for content creators to create these kinds of videos.
Here are some uses for faceless videos. You might even get some inspiration from this list to create your own videos for your channel! 🧡
How-to videos are popular with content creators looking to inspire their followers to start a new hobby. But it can be challenging to create a how-to video, especially if you need to shoot a video of your hands working.
That’s why creating a faceless video with a voice-over is an excellent option.
Creators can film their videos without constantly switching angles from their faces to their hands, meaning their viewers never miss a step of the project.
Let’s look at a YouTube Short from @slowfashionstyle.
In this video, she teaches her viewers how to sew a button onto a piece of clothing properly. Instead of looking directly at the camera to speak to her viewers., her face is not shown.
Viewers can listen to her voice in the video as she explains each step of her process.
Content creators use demonstration videos to educate their audience about a particular topic.
Faceless videos are excellent for demonstration videos because content creators can record or screen record a walkthrough of a product or service without distracting the viewer from the video’s main points.
Demonstration videos are great for things like:
- Explaining a product’s features and benefits
- Troubleshooting walkthrough videos
- Visual aids for speaking engagements
Let’s look at an example of a demonstration video from How To Partner on YouTube.
Did you see the face of the creator?
Nope. Neither did we.
Instead, we heard an AI-generated voice demonstrating how to use SubMagic. (We think it’s a great product!)
Show-and-tell videos are different from demonstration videos. Closely related but entirely different.
Video makers use show-and-tell videos to describe personal events or describe their experiences or hobbies.
Take GoPro, for example.
They use show-and-tell videos to market their products on YouTube Shorts.
You can’t see the face of the skier– making this a great example of a faceless show-and-tell video. No one talks during the Short. Instead, you hear music the creator added to the video.
Companies often create faceless videos for training purposes. Sometimes, companies narrate a slide deck or create an animation video to help train their employees.
Like this faceless training video, for example.
There are no human faces in the video, just animation.
There are many reasons why companies want to create training videos without faces. Some of those reasons are:
- Focus on inclusion and diversity
- Remove distractions
- Place the content as the primary focus
- Create consistent branding
Video creators often use specialty AI tools, like SubMagic, to add voice and other sounds to faceless videos, so creating a video without a face is a breeze.
Let’s dive into how to make a faceless video using AI.
How to Make Faceless Videos Using AI: A Guide
If you’re ready to create a faceless video for your social media channel, let’s get down to business. 🚀
1- Nail down your niche
The first thing you will need to do is nail down your niche.
If you already have a niche in mind, great! You’re a step ahead. If not, answer these questions:
- What type of content do you want to create?
- Who is your audience?
- Where will you market your videos?
- Which type of video will you make? (Tutorials, demonstrations, etc.)
- Will you make a long-form video or a short-form video?
Once you define your niche, you’ll know which types of faceless videos will work best for your audience.
2- Pick a voice
Some faceless videos do well with just music. But other times, you’ll need to narrate your videos to get your point across.
You can record your own voice if you want. But if you think you sound like you’re a 12-year-old when you’re recorded, don’t worry. You don’t need to use your real voice.
We like ElevenLabs for our generative voice AI needs. With this app, you only need to type your script– the technology instantly creates natural AI voices.
Once you find a voice that best represents you and your brand, you’re ready to move on to the next step of recording a faceless video.
3- Write a Script
Before you begin filming your video, you will need a script. You might skip this step if you’re good at making things up on the spot.
But for the rest of us without excellent improv skills, a script is helpful. That way, if you’re using your own voice and need to record your video in multiple takes, you have an idea of where you left off.
Or, if you’re using AI to generate a voice for your faceless video, you’ll have your script ready to feed into the technology.
So, yeah, just go ahead and write yourself or use ChatGPT to write the script. You can thank us later. 😎
4- Record Your Video or Find Clips Online
With your script ready, it’s time to record your video.
Obviously, you’ll need a phone or a camera to record with. But you might also want to use:
- A ring light
- A tripod
- A microphone
Or, you can use video clips from other sources online. Think B-rolls, clips from podcasts, YouTube Shorts, or Instagram reels. The possibilities with pre-recorded videos are endless.
Make sure to check the video’s lighting and the frame’s shot before you hit record.
If you capture anything that’s not meant to be in the video, like your face, it’s cool. You can edit that part out later.
5- Edit the Video
Great! Now you have a video and an audio recording to work with, and it’s time to edit your faceless video.
First, you’ll need to upload your video to SubMagic. After you log into your account, click “Create.”
Now, it’s time to add special effects (like B-roll, captions, and gifs) to make your faceless video really stand out from the crowd. 🚀
Many faceless videos contain certain elements to keep the video, well, faceless. Consider adding:
Want more tips on adding extra razzle-dazzle to your video? Check out our blog.
6- Post to Socials
When you’re finished editing your faceless video, it’s time to show it to your audience.
Export your video and upload it to your favorite social media channels. Don’t forget to download it in 1080p for the best video quality on social media.
Don’t forget to add relevant hashtags to help the audience in your niche find your video.
You might even use the hashtag #facelessvideo to inspire other creators with your incredible work.
3 Examples of Faceless Videos on Social Media
If you’re looking for inspiration to create your own faceless video, look no further.
Here are three examples of faceless videos on YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok.
1- YouTube Shorts Faceless Video
Creator, @NashVibesArt, uses faceless videos on YouTube Shorts to show his art skills to followers.
Notice how he uses special effects, like zooming in and out and captions, to keep his audience engaged with his content. You can use SubMagic to recreate a video just like this!
2- Faceless Insta Video
Instagram creator, Sarah Norman @loveandcakechandler, uses faceless videos to create Instagram reels to showcase her cake-decorating skills.
She also uses voice-over to add narration to her video to explain to followers what she is doing and why.
You can use SubMagic to create similar content with text on Instagram reels.
3- Faceless TikTok Video
@TheRealIndianDad might be TikTok’s most famous faceless video content creator.
Instead of showing his face to his or his wife’s followers, he usually puts an emoji over his face in their videos.
Want to make similar TikTok faceless videos? Use SubMagic!
FAQ: Faceless Videos
What are faceless videos?
Faceless videos are just like regular video content. The difference is instead of showing a face or a person talking, the video focuses on the main content, and either has music and sounds or voice-over narration.
Can faceless videos be used on social media platforms?
Yes! You can use faceless videos on social media platforms. Many content creators like videos without faces for tutorials and demonstrations.
And many content creators and video makers see their videos go viral.
What tools and software can I use to make faceless videos?
There are plenty of video tools on the market to help you make faceless videos. But what is the best AI video editing tool?
SubMagic, of course. With SubMagic, you can easily add B-roll, captions, transitions, sound effects, and more to jazz up your video content.
Can faceless videos be used in marketing and advertising?
Yes, faceless videos can be used in advertising and marketing. In fact, these kinds of videos make great product demonstrations, so you can show your audience exactly what your product or service does– without extra distractions.
Is making a faceless video presentation ethical?
Making a faceless video presentation is ethical. However, we understand why people might be concerned about using AI to create deep fake videos.
Faceless video presentations, especially like the ones we’ve discussed in this guide, are not classified as deep fakes. So if you want to create a faceless video using our guide, you have nothing to worry about!
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