IMPORTANT: The Custom Messages service has now been superseded by a brand new service called Text In Motion which offers a wide range of different designs for you to customise with your own text, and fully automated service, meaning your videos will be ready within minutes or hours rather than the next day.
Please note that the original custom message service below can still be used if you prefer.
Custom Messages – £15 each
Designed for use by mobile DJs, event organisers, venue & event managers, videographers and VDJs, this bespoke service allows you to create tasteful personalised message animations at a fantastic low price. Perfect for animating Bride & Groom names, birthday messages, and any other occasion when you want to display a short message.
Why not make your service stand out from the crowd and start offering custom messages today?
The animations are delivered as seamless-loopable video files which you can play back via a computer (files are compatible with VirtualDJ and other video DJ software)*.
After you complete the checkout process, you will be sent an email containing a download link within one working day.
Ideal for reselling to your clients
Perfect for weddings, birthdays, Bar Mitzvahs and graduations
Exceptionally low cost
Available in a variety of formats up to full HD
BONUS! You will also be a sent a black & white circular JPEG image of your text, which you can use to print onto a transparency for use with LED gobo projectors. It will be in exactly the same font as your video, providing a consistent look between your video screens and projections. See this video from Chauvet for an example of how this works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qKWI8b8BDY.
Simply select the design and colour scheme you would like, enter the text, and choose a file format. Then click the “Add To Cart” button and go through the checkout process.
This is an approximation of how your text will look – in the finished animation, text will be sized to best fit the screen and spaced evenly.
IMPORTANT: You can use up to three lines of text. It needs to be entered EXACTLY as you want it to appear. PLEASE check spellings are correct and that you use uppercase & lowercase letters as required. The more text you enter, the smaller it will appear in the animation in order to fit on the screen, so it’s best to keep text as short as possible. Custom animations are NON-REFUNDABLE so please double-check your text and options before completing your order.
Tip: click on a thumbnail image above to auto-fill the design and colour on the form above
Please note exact colour reproduction will depend on the colour settings on your video output device.
*Seamless looping will depend on the ability of your playback software/device to loop a video seamlessly. Please use the sample files to check this.
Working days are Monday to Friday excluding UK public holidays. So for example, orders placed on a Friday will be delivered on Monday, or if the Monday is a UK public holiday they would be delivered Tuesday.
Your Questions Answered
Q. What font have you used – I would like to use it for my wedding stationary?
A. The font used in these animations is called “Corinthia ROB” – you can purchase it from MyFonts.com
Q. Can you provide a faster turnaround time?
A. Unfortunately not – see question below.
Q. What do you mean by semi-automated?
A. The actual creation of the animation has been automated (See a ‘behind the scenes’ video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuiwpcpeRCs) but it still requires somebody to take the order and enter the details into the automated system, then upload the resulting files and email a download link to the purchaser. As I’m a one-man business, this depends on me being in the office and having time to do it, hence the turnaround time of up to one working day. (Prior to developing this automated method, the turnaround time would have been around one week).
If this service proves popular, I intend to fully automate it which will ultimately mean a lower cost to you and faster turnaround. This will also allow me to create designs with a lot more customisation options than currently possible.
Q. Do the animations include an alpha channel/transparency
A. No, not at the moment, although this is an option I plan to include if I develop the service further. If your video playback software has a ‘luma matte’ or ‘luma key’ function, you could use that to key out the black background on design 1, or alternatively if your software has blending modes, you could use a mode such as “screen”, “add”, or “Linear Dodge” to overlay Design 1 onto other footage/images.
Q. This isn’t quite what I’m after, can you design bespoke animations
A. I can, please contact me to discuss your requirements. (For bespoke projects, there is a minimum order value of £120 (2 hours of my time), and turnaround time is usually one week).
Q. How do I use the gobo template?
A.You will need to print the gobo onto a transparency at the appropriate size for your projector, so it will need to be resized in Photoshop or similar. Consult the user manual to find out the required gobo size. You can find guides for how to print gobos on YouTube.
Q. I would like to resell this service to my clients – can I post sample videos on my website?