How to create an AI generated video online and for free

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AI (Artificial Intelligence) and AI content generators has become a hot topic lately especially with ChatGPT, a game changing tool.

In this article I will describe how to generate a video using AI content generators for free.

For content generation, the choice was easy. I used ChatGPT.

For the video generation, I did a lot of researches and testing to find a free tool. The most advanced tool seems to be Synthesia. But it is paid. So I used Lumen5, which is very basic but I chose it because it is free (with a watermarked screen at the end).

Step 1: Generate a script using ChatGPT

  • Open ChatGPT site and signup if you don’t have an account. ChatGPT can be down or at maximum capacity, refresh the page until it responds.
  • Use the chat to prompt ChatGPT with information about the topic of the video, such as a recipe or instructions.
  • ChatGPT will generate a script for you, which you can then use as the basis for your video.

For my example, I wanted a video script to cook a Crèpe. I just typed:

ChatGPT generated the script for me:

Step 2: Use Lumen5 to turn the script into a video

  • Go to the Lumen5 website and sign up for an account.
  • Input the script generated by ChatGPT into the Lumen5 platform.
  • Lumen5 will automatically create a video based on the script, using text, images, and videos to bring the story to life.

Step 3: Customize the video in Lumen5

  • Choose a template that fits the style of your video.
  • Add images and videos to enhance the visual appeal of the video. You have a huge library with free and paid (premium) media.
  • Adjust the text and layout to create the perfect look and feel for your video.
  • You can check an overview of the video at any time by clicking on Preview.

Step 4: Export and share the video

  • Once you are satisfied with the result, export the video (click on Publish and you can download the video in the next page).
  • Share the video on your desired platform, such as YouTube or Vimeo.

Optional: Add voice description to your video

You can add voice to your video with: TTSMP3 which is a free text to voice tool.

And there you have it! By using ChatGPT and Lumen5, you can easily create a video with minimal effort.

You can watch the result video is here:

Note: many parts of this post were generated using AI bot chatGPT.



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