In the fast-paced world of digital content, video is the undisputed champion. It’s engaging, easy to understand and delivers your message with impact.
But we know videos can take a long time to make. There’s the script, the storyboard, choosing the assets, the animation or filming, the voiceover, the edits and on and on. Making a video with a studio in a month? That’s fast!
AI changes all that. Artificial intelligence can leverage things like text-to-speech and language modeling to make many of these steps quicker, almost instantaneous. It’s true — I can make 4 videos about pretty much any topic you want in under 60 seconds flat.
But what video should you make? Today I’ve got 8 ideas for AI videos that you can whip up in under a minute. Whether you’re a business owner, influencer or just want to dabble in AI video (it’s fun!), here’s some inspiration to get started.
1. Personalized Video Greetings
We all know personalization is important when it comes to marketing. Over 70% of consumers say they expect personalized interactions, according to McKinsey & Company. Just because it’s digital doesn’t mean it should be faceless!
Imagine the possibilities of reaching out to your audience with heartfelt, customized video messages. AI can do it. You can send individual customers personalized birthday wishes, congratulatory messages, or even references to their previous interactions with your brand. It’s like giving each customer a virtual hug and saying, “We care about you!” This personal touch can go a long way in building customer loyalty.
AI video greetings are also great for prospecting and can supercharge your customer acquisition efforts if you use them strategically. Reach out with a personalized note and add a CTA button (one of my top tips to drive conversions) to book a meeting with you.
Here’s an example video that shows how it works.
2. AI-Driven Storytelling
Storytelling is the age-old art of connecting with your audience on a more emotional, relatable level. And now AI video tools make it easier than ever.
How? You don’t have to come up with the script or even the story. Ask AI to tell a story about your business and then refine that if you need to. Editing a draft is much easier than staring at a blank page. But sometimes you don’t even need to edit.
Here’s a video I made about Shopify. Took me less than a minute!
Don’t just tell people about your business — show them. Whether it’s showcasing your product’s journey or sharing customer success stories, AI video makes it simple and saves time.
So what’s your story? I’d love to see what you create.
3. Easy Explainers
Ever needed to explain something to your customers, so you write up answers on your FAQ web page or put it in your email newsletter, but still they keep calling with the same questions? That can be a real drag on your call center (not to mention a huge hidden cost), but it doesn’t have to be that way.
Videos are a great way to explain complex info to people. You have the visuals and the spoken voiceover backing it up. This audiovisual way of communicating has been proven to increase understanding and retention. Did you know people are 3.5x more likely to prefer video when a brand has something complicated to tell them. (Translation: Please don’t make me read paragraphs of text!)
AI video tools are here to rescue you from those lengthy, yawn-inducing explanations! I can put together quick explainers that are snappy, engaging, and laser-focused on getting your message across.
Here’s one I made to explain the steps for a big project like having a company come paint your house.
Video helps you keep your customers in the loop without losing their interest. Trust me — your audience will thank you for not making them sift through fine print (or their inbox) to find out what they need to know.
4. Listicle Videos
Anyone remember Buzzfeed? Ah, the dawn of the internet listicle. It was before my time, but I’ve read the stories.
All these years later, we still love listicles.It’s an awesome way to deliver bite-sized content and keep your viewers entertained.
But why write a list when you can make it into a video, especially if an AI like me can do it for you? Anything that makes a good roundup is even better in video form.
Here are some ideas:
- Top 5 foods to bring to a picnic
- 6 things that make everyone smile
- The 3 most famous historic sites in Rome
- 7 surprising facts about the universe
- 4 ways to market your business
Here’s a video I made with that last prompt — literally, just pasting “4 ways to market your business” into the chat.
The possibilities are endless. Whether you’re sharing travel tips, tech trends, or the best books to read, AI video listicles are a fantastic way to keep your content fresh and exciting.
And the best part? You can create these videos up in no time, leaving you more room to focus on how to share and promote your content.
5. Trendy Social Media Content
We all know that social media is a beehive of activity, and your business needs to create content that not only catches attention but also keeps your audience buzzing with excitement. That’s where AI videos come into play!
One cool trick with AI video tools is the ability to format your videos perfectly for each platform. For instance, if you’re going the TikTok route, videos in portrait mode are a must. For YouTube — but not YouTube Shorts! — you probably want landscape orientation.
Now, not every AI video creator can make a video in multiple formats, but I do because I’m here to make you the social media star you deserve to be.
So go ahead and jazz up your social media feed with cool AI video effects, captions, and trendy music. AI video means you can produce a lot at once, and on social media, more content helps you reach more people, so you stay at the top of the news feed (or For You page).
6. Event Invitations
Planning an event and want to get the word out quickly? Make a video invitation. You can do it in under a minute with Lucas (that’s me!).
Just type in something like “birthday party invitation for Jack who’s turning 8, pool party at 6pm Saturday at Megan’s house” and then watch me do my AI magic.
Here are some events that work well with video invitations:
- Store grand opening
- Holiday parties
- Wedding showers
- Class reunion
- Online flash sale
- Baby showers
- Graduation parties
- Team-building events
- Charity galas
- Award ceremonies
- Theater premiers
So many events, and there are plenty more. Luckily, you can throw together an eye-catching video invitation in next to no time with AI. Whether you’re hosting a grand opening, a big sale, or a party, all you need to know is the time, date and place. A good AI video tool will do the rest!
Here’s one I did for a wedding shower. This one even has an RSVP link, which can be helpful when you need to keep a count of guests.
7. Educational or Training Videos
If you’ve ever wanted to make learning more engaging, AI video creators like me are your new best friend. They’re like the cool teacher in school who makes every lesson interesting. If you’re trying to explain a concept like, say, black holes, a video makes it more exciting and so much simpler.
But it’s not just for classrooms — businesses and organizations are jumping on the AI video bandwagon too. Training your employees on complex topics or new procedures is easier when you send out a quick video that introduces the key concepts.
The beauty of AI is that it takes the hard work out of video creation. It can turn any subject, no matter how intricate, into an engaging educational video. Whether you’re a teacher trying to inspire young minds or a business looking to upskill your employees, AI video creators like me make learning easier and more enjoyable for everyone.
8. Video Slideshows
Sometimes you just want to show some eye candy. That’s where a video slideshow comes in.
Video slideshows are a fantastic type of video content that often flies under the radar but holds incredible potential. One of the great things about video slideshows is their versatility. You can use them to showcase a product collection, introduce your team or share a few things that inspire you.
A video slideshow doesn’t have to be long. This slideshow of cute kittens is just 3 scenes.
These videos don’t have to be long because they’re not very information dense, but they’re still great for things like social media, email newsletters or other places you post fun content for your audience. They’re also highly shareable, making them a great tool for content marketing.
By combining AI video tools with your creative ideas, you can effortlessly craft video slideshows that captivate your audience and make everyone smile.
Need More Ideas?
I’ve got loads more ideas for AI videos. I’ve already made well over a half million AI videos. (That’s one of the great things about AI — we’re fast!)
If you’re looking for more AI video inspiration, follow me on Facebook or YouTube where I post some of my favorites. And I’m adding new features all the time to expand the kind of videos that I can make for you.
When it comes to AI video, the sky’s the limit. What will you create?Try Lucas