20 Free Fonts every Video Maker should own!

There is something beyond professional in an ‘Arial’, something beyond elegant in a ‘Monotype Corsiva’ and something beyond fun in a ’Comic sans’. At a mere glance, fonts can convey a lot of things.

Choosing the right fonts requires some insight. And with video, the insights have to be looked at even deeper.

Video fonts - otherwise called as ‘Typography’ is different compared to the fonts used in print. Unlike printed text, text in a motion design projects is only visible for a few seconds. So your audience has to be able to read it quickly.

Considering the readability issues, it must be made sure that ultra thin fonts and fonts that are decorative are avoided. Fonts like these can suffer from a phenomenon known as aliasing where pixels can blend into each other, leading to color distortion and difficulty in reading text. So, you need to have an understanding as to what type of fonts you have to choose for a VIDEO and for printed text.

We at Animaker had many brainstorming sessions before we compiled our library of fonts. We have picked out few of the best fonts that work well with VIDEOS and have listed it down for you readers.

Many of our users have been asking us about which font styles would work well for them in their videos. So, we decided to share our insights on how we chose our fonts for videos to everyone. So, next time you make a video, you need not have to think about choosing a font, you can just pick one from here.

Serif or Sans Serif ?

Refer the image below to understand which is which.

serif vs sans as video fonts

One of the first determinations to be made when selecting a typeface for text is Serif or Sans Serif?

Many experts say that Sans Serif fonts are a better typeface recommendation in videos as they appear bold and neat while they transit.

Serif on the other hand is a font commonly used for the print media. The letters adorned in strokes gives an outlook of a classic style mixed with a modern imprint and it goes well with newspapers.

The other classifications of the font family consists of Scripts and decorative. Scripts are what we might think of as cursive or handwriting-style fonts. They generally have connected letters. You’ll find that script fonts come in many different styles, from elegant, to fun and casual, to hand-drawn.

When you hear a font categorized as decorative, display, or novelty, it all means the same thing — that font is meant to get your attention. They’re often more unusual than practical and should only be used in small doses and for a specific effect or purpose.

The personality of a font

Typography is a visual summary. You make the words convey the emotion. There is something in the way the tracking, the leading and the kerning of an alphabet moves. Together it defines the ‘mood’ and ‘personality’ of the fonts.

For instance, you want to choose a stylish font for the name of the website. You surely would not opt for a boring Arial, or a Calibri font for the font design. Instead, you would go for something snazzy and unique; something that conveys the site’s ambience by its very look and displays the zeal the name carries.

Yes. Fonts have a personality.

We have thus categorized fonts from our very own Animaker library to share our insights on which font would suit your video the best under different scenarios.

Being Formal in Presentations

When you are making a video for a presentation, you have to make sure that you choose a text that is plain, clear and loud. It can either be a Serif or a Sans Serif. The best fonts that work well with presentation videos are Arial, Arvo and Calibri.

1. Arvo

You can download the font here

2. Arial

3. Calibri

Make sure that there are no flourishes at the end of the strokes. Using a minimalistic font is the best option for a video presentations. It makes your data look more readable and elegant at the same time.

Ambience in Celebrations

Whenever you want to announce something big, I recommend you to use this class of fonts. The list includes

4. Oleo script

You can download the font here

5. Allerta Stencil.

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6. Bevan

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If you notice, there is something different in each font of this class and that is what makes them unique. The very look of the fonts induces a sense of celebration in us. You can use this font for promotional offers of your product during the holiday season.

Being bold and Loud

Be bold and stand up with confidence. This class of fonts have strong and thick strokes that exhibits a certainty and a confidence in the way it looks.

Let us say, that you are going to make a character deliver a powerful speech, you can use fonts of this class to make the character look strong with confidence. Paytone 1, Montserrat, Khand, Oswald, Bevan are the fonts enlisted in this category.

7. Paytone 1

You can download the font here

8. Montserrat

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9. Khand

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10. Oswald

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In addition, you can also use this font for headings or headlines.

Being simple and minimalistic

Fonts like Nixie One, raleway, Josefin sans can be used to convey an air of casualty in the video. With simple and minimalistic designs, these fonts can be most widely used in most of the video content.

11. Raleway

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12. Nixie One

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13. Josefin sans

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Speech monosyllables

There are certain comical fonts like loved by the king, Gochi Hand, Amatic and Sacromento that can be used extensively in storytelling. Since these fonts are mostly handwritten, it gives an element of a personal touch to your video.

14. Loved by the king

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15. Gochi hand

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16. Amatic

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17. Sacromento

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Add a techie touch

To add a bit of a techie touch to your video, the fonts mentioned below could be a great choice. Fonts like VT323, Special elite and text me one gives a typewriter feel to your video.

18. VT323

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19. Special Elite

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20. Text Me One

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Hope our little secret helps you make your next video even better. Do you have any suggestions to share with us on how to choose fonts for videos? Let us know what we missed in the comments section.

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