6 tricks that make Storykit's video AI even better

In Storykit, you can create an elaborate storyboard with the help of AI in a few seconds. But can you help the AI to make an even better video? Yes, you can.

Enter a text, click on a button, and now you have a storyboard for your video. It's now quicker and easier than ever to make videos in Storykit, because our users can create their storyboards with AI.

And yes, using AI in this way might sound quite exciting and abstract, and used in the right way it's incredibly exciting. But AI also consists of a massive number of rules that tell the machines what to do. You can therefore help the process by letting the machines know what you want to do.

Let's have a look at some simple tips you can use to help Storykit to create an even better storyboard (but remember, you don't have to do a thing, as it should be pretty good regardless).

1)  Write your script in plain text and separate with line breaks
If you are experienced in Storykit you can imagine the script in slides and groups. Then you probably have an idea about where you want to put the line breaks to clarify this to the AI.

2)  Create subheaders with ##
Put two "##" in front of a sentence to give it extra weight.

3)  Create lists with *
By placing an asterisk in front of a list item you tell Storykit that it's a list item. NOTE: Don't put a dash in front of the list items, because Storykit will interpret it like a quote.

4)  Create a quote with quotation marker
Storykit is very good at recognising quotes, so you might not need this. But if you want to be absolutely sure that the text is presented like a quote you can use the quotation marker.

5)  Define who is saying what with the author marker
While Storykit almost always recognises a quote it might need some help to know whose quote it is. When you write a quote that is followed by for example, "says Anna Andersson, CEO at the Fun Company," it is better that you end the quote with a full stop and then add:

:author: Anna Andersson, CEO at the Fun Company

6)  Get a nice ending with :outro:
Do you want to end with a Call To Action, greeting or tagline? Let Storykit know this by using the :outro: marker.

Do you want to see an example of how this works? We have written a sample script using these little trix. You can see the video below. Do you want to try it yourself? Paste the script into your editor. Since Storykit creates new versions each time, you will get a different result!

This is the headline

This first part of the script can be used to summarize the whole thing if you need it. Don't make it too long, though.

Here's the first part of the actual story you are going to tell, so make sure that you introduce the right actors and give the correct background information.

This is a new paragraph, and that will be a new group in the storyboard, allowing you to easily change asset here and get a cool variation. But we're still in the first part of the story.

"Here we should break it off with a quote from someone who says all the right things about the subject in hand and that is someone the viewer will be interested in."

:author: Firstname Lastname, sayer of things.

## The list of good things

We are introducing a list of really nice things here.

* This is the first item on the list.

* This is the second item on the same list.

* And this is the third item on this list.

From here on in – we should perhaps try and wrap things up. So we'll do this just before we get to the outro with our slogan.

:outro: We make the best stuff!

This is how it turned out for us, using nothing but AI:

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