Animated Backgrounds in Restream ▪ Customize your video + look awesome!

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Restream studio is one of my favorite content creation tools for anyone that's looking for a straightforward solution to making pro looking video content. One of my favorite features is the ability to add animated backgrounds. Cool. Right? Or this, or even custom ones like this.

And of course, I'm going to show you exactly how you can do that too.

Hey friends, my name is Marielou Mandl, and my mission is to encourage and empower you to create digital content on this channel. I make content about making content. So if you're into that, Please do subscribe. Today's video is sponsored by restream, which is an amazing tool. And if you have not signed up for your free account, please follow the link in my description and you can follow along in this tutorial series.

As I teach you all of the fun things you can do in restream now. Let's get fancy here we are in restream studio, which if you didn't know, you can record only, you don't even have to live stream in order to use this tool. The first thing I want you to do is to change your layout. So you can see the background, head to the last option here, which is thumbnails, click on that.

And then now you can see. What will end up behind your beautiful face now in your control panel, you're going to head to graphics and you're going to scroll down to background. You can see, there are a lot of options down here, but these ones that have the little video camera on it are videos. If you click on show, it will pop up and you will see it.

And it will be beautiful. Now this looks really great behind you, but if you have a guest, it looks even better like that. What, how cool you can try all of the different options to see what works for you. I really like this white one. It's got a cool, like minimalist futuristic thing going for it. But the best thing is that you can add your own custom background, whether it is animated or not.

This is a background that I made in Canva, but I wanted another option that had my branding on it. So I made this one and just in case there are any issues with connectivity. I have one that is not an animated background. So we're always good to go. These are super easy to make in Canva. And the first thing you need to do is go to create this design and scroll down to video, which is going to get you the exact right size that you need for your restream background.

Once you're in here, there is so much that you can do, but if you're not ready to make something custom, you can head to. And then go down to videos and click on, see all, and here you will see tons of options that you can get started with. If you're not ready to just build something weird like I did, but if you're adventurous, there are tons of animated graphics that you can choose from.

I found these elements by typing in gradient enemies. And then I just started building because I wanted to have a little bit of branding. I added in my tick-tock and Instagram username. And I also put my create release, repeat motto in the bottom corner. And when you're done, you're going to go to download and download it as an MP4.

Now, I also suggest that you download it as a PNG, which will be a non-moving non-animated version of it that you can go to in case something happens in case your connection is bad and you need. Okay. Scale things back a moment, or you just get tired of the animation. You're like calm down. Sit still.

Let's uh, let's have another option now that you're back in, restream head to your graphics panel, go down to backgrounds and then click on upload little plus sign. Now, choose your file and bring it into the studio. And there you go. You are ready to have a pro looking video and it looks great with guests.

When you bring your guests in, you can change the layout and you can still see your background. And it's so huge. So. Oh, my goodness. I love it. I hope you found that helpful if you did let me know in the comments and if you still have questions, also let me know in the comments, because I am here to help you become a better content creator.

And if you haven't signed up for your restream account yet, make sure you follow that link in the description. Remember friends, if you want to be a content creator, then you can totally be a context. Just about finding the right tools that work for you and making sure you create release and repeat. If you haven't connected with me yet on Instagram or Tik TOK, it's Mary Lou mantle all over the internet and I would love to help you on your journey to becoming the best content creator that you can be as always drink some water, be good humans.

And I will see you in the next video.

Meet Marielou Mandl

Marielou Mandl is a tech blogger, photographer, filmmaker and host with a healthy appetite for gadgets + glam. In addition to creating tech based content for her YouTube channel, she has produced photo/video content for clients such as Nickelodeon, HBO, Sesame Workshop, Nintendo, Cupcake Vineyards and more. When she is not playing with new gadgets or dancing in glitter, she can be seen as the host of her podcast On the Fly Filmmaking, featured on the hit online network Popcorn Talk.

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