Hey! And welcome to The Headliner Podcast. My name’s Nick, and I’m the in-house editor on the Headliner team. We have a really great show for you guys, but first a bit about Headliner for those of you who aren’t familiar with us or what we do.
Headliner is an online video editor that gives podcasters an easy way to share clips from their show on social media. You know those social videos you see on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook that show clips from people’s podcasts? We make those.
Well, if we’re specific, we give you guys the tools to make those. We also have a system that makes those for you, but more on that next week.
If you aren’t a Headliner user and you wanna see what all the fuss is about, we suggest signing up for a free account at Headliner.app and start creating videos today!
Speaking of next week; on each episode of this podcast, I’m gonna be letting you know what we here at Headliner have been up to, tell you about a new feature we’ve added or one you should take a look at, and share a best practice or two to help make your social videos the best they can be.
Referrals: How You Can Get Headliner Pro for Free.
We often get asked if we offer free trials of Headliner Pro, the subscription version of the app, to people who want to give some of our Pro features a try.
Headliner does offer the occasional and more traditional Pro trial to our users during events like Podcast Movement, but we also offer something that we think is a bit better than a plain old free trial. We actually have a referral program that gives our users a way to earn free time on Headliner Pro. Basically, you can get one free week of Pro for every user who signs up using your referral link. On top of that, the user who signs up using your link gets two free weeks of Pro.
If you’re a teacher who plans on assigning a video assignment to your class, you can drop this link in an email and not only help yourself but help your students make better videos for their assignments with Headliner Pro’s editorial image and stock video selection.
And if you’re a podcaster, you can drop your referral link in your show notes and rack up free time in Pro while also encouraging your listeners to create videos for your show, assuming that’s something you’d want to do of course.
Bloggers can add their referral link to their email lists, and… you get the point.
Changing Your Waveform From the Timeline
One of the things that I occasionally see in our support inbox is someone asking if the waveform, those lines that move when someones speaking, can be edited after you’ve gotten past the audiogram wizard or if they’d need to remake their video from scratch if they changed their mind about its placement or design.
And the answer to that question is yes! It’s actually super easy to change! Once you get to the timeline, that page where you can edit your transcript, add additional assets, or export your video, all you need to do is click on the audio layer (the pink bar on the bottom of the screen) to open an audio properties window. You’ll then be able to drag and resize your waveform, change its color, or change the style of your wave before saving your changes.
How To Pick the Best Waveform Color for Your Artwork
That actually brings us to our best practice of the week, which is selecting the right waveform color for your artwork. The easiest way to pick a color for your waveform is to look at the artwork you’re using in your video and use one of the secondary colors. A secondary color is one of the colors that accent your artwork but isn’t being used in most of the image. Basically, if your artwork is a picture of a basketball that’s set against a blue background, you’re going to want to try using orange as your waveform color because it won’t be hard to see against that background.
Meanwhile, if your artwork is a lot busier and you’re having trouble finding a color that works, you could also try using black or white as the color of your waveform as those usually match with every other color pretty well.
For those who want to take things even further, you could even Google an image of a color wheel, find a color from your artwork, and try to use its complementary color by making your waveform the color that’s on the exact other side of the color wheel. Canva.com has a pretty nifty color-wheel on their site that actually picks complimentary colors out for you.
This Week in Audiograms
Because this was the first week of The Headliner Podcast, we’re a little light on content for you guys. But, one of the segments that I’m really excited about is called This Week In Audiograms.
Basically, if you guys don’t already, be sure to tag us in some of your social video posts! I may not be speaking for the rest of the Headliner team when I say this, but I am always looking for new podcasts to check out, and on top of that, we would love to run the audio from a few of your guys’ videos on each episode of this podcast!
If selected, we’ll be sure to reach out to you to get everything we need to run your audio on the podcast and feature it on the corresponding blog post for the show.
So again, be sure to send us your videos! Tag us on Twitter and Instagram and, if selected, we’ll run your audiogram on the show.
We’re Here To Help
You’re also more than welcome to shoot me an email at email@example.com if you have anything podcast or Headliner-related that you want me to discuss on a future episode or have a question you want me to take a crack at answering.
And with that, I think we’ve reached a stopping point for this week’s Headliner podcast. I hope you guys enjoyed it, and that there was something here of value to all of you!