Thanks to Oscar at GradFly for sharing his MVP video. If you missed this recent post, it’s worth a look. And if you think this looks hard, or costly, or time-consuming, read on. Oscar tells us that he spent a total of 3-4 hours coming up with the copy. He already had the screenshots so that saved some time, as they were developed during startup weekend. The screenshots could be doodles, or stock photos, or pictures from your phone. That’s what’s neat about getting an MVP out there. The important part is being able to relay the story and underlying idea (value) in one minute and moving on to the next iteration (with the right input of course).
Most people usually think Oscar paid an arm and a leg to create the video but it cost him $50, plus the cost of the video template which was around $20.
The resources used to create the video were from:
www.videohive.net to find the video template
and www.audiojungle.com to find the best audio clip.
If this looks like a fit for your team, just buy a video template that works, come up with some content and find a designer (eg., Lail/Terran from NextPlex) to help you put the videos together. According to Oscar’s friend who did it for $50, it’s relatively simple to piece the video together once they have the content and screenshots/drawings.
Value proposition, on a value conscious budget.