Voice Tips & Tricks: Sound Your Best

Voice automatically improves your recordings to even out volume and make you sound great! However, there are a few simple things you can do to make sure the audio is clear and consistent in your next Voice video.

Watch as Voice Community Manager Rikk Flohr covers some quick tricks to make you sound top notch – including the best approach to recording, adjusting background music volume and adding your own soundtrack.

 

Thanks for catching our latest tip! If there are any topics you’d like us to cover, tweet us @adobevoice or contact Rikk at getvoice.adobe.com/support. We’re here to help!

Fun Friday: There Once was a Banana King

We don’t normally give much thought to bananas, but we’ll be watching our backs in the produce aisle after this amusing Voice video! See what happens when Ben, the coolest fifth grader at Downtown Elementary, faces off against the evil banana king – complete with sound effects:

There Once Was A Banana King — Adobe Voice

Want be included in our Fun Friday series? If you mark your Voice video public and use #toldwithVoice, we might showcase it here, or in the app’s Explore feed!

Voice Tips & Tricks: Embedding Video on Websites

Voice gives you many great options for sharing your videos, including Facebook, Twitter, email and text message. But have you ever wondered how to re-share your Voice videos after they’ve been published, or how to embed? If you have a small business website or a blog, this week’s tip is for you!

Watch as Voice Community Manager Rikk Flohr gives his quick tips for sharing your Voice videos with the world. Small business owner Stephanie Kuoch of Steppie Clothing showcases her video in the “About Me” section of her site, so her customers can hear the story of her company – in her own voice:

We hope this tip helps you show off your videos! If there are other features you’d like to learn about, please tweet us @adobevoice, or contact Rikk at getvoice.adobe.com/support. We’re always here to help!

Fun Friday: Hey! I am French!!

What does a high schooler do when assigned a “Digital Selfie Introduction”? French exchange student Gaspard Guermonprez used Voice – and a bit of humor – to educate his classmates… and voila! Check out his witty presentation:

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Gaspard, who loves creating videos, says “Voice is very simple and easy to use! It has an incredible library of icons, pictures, and music. I cannot wait to continue to use Voice to unleash my creativity in ways I could not have imagined before.”

Merci, Gaspard!

Want to get your Voice featured in our Fun Friday series? If you mark your Voice video public and use #toldwithVoice, it might be showcased here or find its way into the Explore feed within the app for others to enjoy!

Head Back to School with Voice!

Incorporating technology into the classroom continues to be a focus for teachers and administrators – as does the importance of developing strong written storytelling skills. As the new school year opens, we’ve gotten great feedback about how Voice can be integrated into lesson plans to support these and other educational goals.

In addition to helping teachers drive storytelling skill development, Voice is also a wonderful way to reach parents and the surrounding communities. Watch how a school superintendent in Washington used Voice to show supporters how bond funds helped to transform and upgrade their high school campus:

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Two high school teachers and technology specialists also needed a way to present a lot of new information about their innovative alternatives for learning and student support. Here’s an informative video explaining their approach to introducing iPads in the classroom, shown during a presentation to parents:

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Are you an educator or administrator who uses Voice in or out of the classroom?  We’d love to share your story (#toldwithVoice)!

Voice Tips & Tricks: Adjusting Text Size

Voice allows you to search from thousands of photos and beautiful icons in order to make your story visually interesting – but sometimes, you need to add words to the mix to clarify details or highlight important information. The text will automatically center and adjust as you type, but there’s a simple trick to change text size if you want a more subtle presentation with a smaller font.

Watch as Voice Community Manager Rikk Flohr explains, showcasing an example donation message from a great non-profit, ClearWater:

We hope this tip helps elevate your Voice! If there are other features you’re curious about don’t hesitate to tweet us @adobevoice, or contact Rikk at getvoice.adobe.com/support. We’re always here to help!

Fun Friday: The Cake Incident

Would you drive a cake 200 miles to help celebrate a 50th birthday? These friends did just that – but not without a little mishap! See what happened in this entertaining Voice video:

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Great friends and some quick thinking make all the difference! You can use Voice to recap silly moments that others might have missed.

Want to get your Voice featured in our Fun Friday series? If you mark your Voice video public and use the hashtag #toldwithVoice, it might be showcased here or find its way into the Explore feed within the app for others to enjoy!

Voice Tips & Tricks: Drop-In Animation

Even though Voice automatically incorporates unique motion graphics with every theme, the drop-in animation effect allows you even more control over how your images or icons appear. Drop-in animation makes it look as if an object dropped down or rose up onto a page, and is a great way to add an element of surprise within your story. You can use this trick to show different steps in an explanation of a concept or just use it for dramatic effect on particular points you want to emphasize.

Voice Community Manager Rikk Flohr explains the secrets of drop-in animation in this week’s Tip & Tricks video, showcasing how a teacher could explain Neil Armstrong’s 1969 moon landing with an animated astronaut:

Every Voice theme is unique to ensure that each of your videos is different – which means that drop-in animation works within certain themes:

Side-by-side drop-in works the best in the following themes — Simple, Dayglow, Swing, Signal, Colorful, Film, Playful, Ginger, Valencia, Candy, Satin, Schoolbook, Opportunity, Relaxed, Impact, Tradition, and Technical.

Icon over image drop-in works the best in the following themes — Simple, Dayglow, Spotlight, Valencia, Argyle, Bullseye, and Vivid.

We hope this tip helps elevate your Voice! If there are other features you’re curious about don’t hesitate to tweet us @adobevoice, or contact Rikk at getvoice.adobe.com/support. We’re always here to help!

Fun Friday: A Man Walks Into a Bar…

Tomorrow is National Tell a Joke day, and we’re not kidding around. To inspire you to be the life of the party this weekend, here are two of our favorite joke-telling Voice videos.

You might know what happens when a man walks into a bar…

But what about a horse?

Do you have a favorite joke? Share it on Twitter using #toldwithVoice, and we might showcase it here or in the Explore feed within the app for others to enjoy!

Voice Tips & Tricks: Pan and Zoom

Have you ever wanted to pan across an image in your Voice videos, and then zoom in on a specific person, place or thing a la Ken Burns? Even though Voice automatically adds unique animations to your videos, there’s a simple trick you can use for a little dramatic flair.

Watch as Voice Community Manager Rikk Flohr explains how to get the pan and zoom effect he used for his Voice video — a postcard from his Hawaiian vacation:

In addition to highlighting a specific person or object in a photo, pan and zoom is great for walking people through different elements of a diagram, or calling attention to a small detail that might have otherwise been overlooked.

We hope this tip helps elevate your Voice! If there are other features you’re curious about don’t hesitate to tweet us @adobevoice, or contact Rikk at getvoice.adobe.com/support. We’re always here to help!