Tuesday, August 15, 2017

How to Make a YouTube End Screen Gizmo

In the last 20 seconds of a YouTube video, you can offer the viewer the chance to click on other videos, playlists, websites, or the Subscribe button, using their "end screen" options.



In this behind-the-scenes video I show how to make a reusable gizmo to make that end screen segment more interesting and to encourage viewers to click those links. (Link to video on YouTube).



The panels flip into position before being superimposed with the link options. The movement of the panels is powered by mousetrap springs. It's cheap and easy to build, and it's completely customizable to the style of your channel.

Materials:
Mousetraps,
1 " X 3 " Pine boards
screw eyes
Magic Sculpt epoxy clay
Gorilla glue

My next Gumroad tutorial, "Flower Painting in the Wild," comes out this Friday, August 18.

4 comments:

A Colonel of Truth said...

Well, James, should you ever decide to stop (or for some reason must) painting you've a bright future as a mechanical engineer. Brilliant! Marines call that inventiveness - field expediency. Clever. Great work!

Carol Scown-Raynal said...

Extremely clever.

David J Teter said...

Love it James. It would be tempting to go digital on everything these days but there is a real joy in the handmade and that always will be true. Plus it looks like a lot of fun to build! I always enjoy your blend of high tech and low tech, Keep'em coming!

Sesco said...

Please let us know if your efforts improve the objective, even though I believe in Art for its own sake.