Use a Reaction Video Maker

One content genre has been taking YouTube by storm—reaction videos. If you are thinking of creating one, that’s an excellent plan!

There are plenty of ideas for brilliant reaction videos. You could react to:

  • A new video by a popular or controversial artist
  • An interesting and little known commercial from the 80s or 90s
  • A record-breaking moment in sports
  • An emotional speech 

Use a powerful reaction video maker now!

How to Make a Reaction Video in 3 Steps

It’s not going to take you hours to have your reaction video ready. A few minutes, and it's ready for your audience.


Step 1 of Creating a Reaction Video-Record Reaction

On the Reaction Video Maker landing page, click Get Started. Or in the studio, click Add Media, then Add Video.
If you have already recorded your reaction, upload the video by clicking “Browse”. If you don’t have the reaction recording, choose Record and select the Webcam Only layout.

Record yourself watching the video and reacting to it.

Step 2 of How to Make Reaction Videos-Edit Video

Keevi will add the reaction recording to the editing studio.

Now, upload the video you were reacting to. Select Add Media, then Add Video, and the upload panel will appear.
Resize the reaction recording by the edges so that the video you are reacting to is in the background. Then drag and drop the reaction recording to your preferred location on the screen.

If you need to, click on the reaction recording and adjust the start and end times on the left panel. Or drag the sub-track across the timeline to a different start and endpoint.

You can also split the reaction recording into sections containing your commentary for different scenes of the video. Then drag the sections across the timeline so that each commentary can cover the right scene in the video in the background.
If you only want to have your voice in the reaction video, select the video in the background and mute it.

Step 3 of How To Make A Reaction Video on YouTube -Export  

Play the reaction video. If you are happy with it, click “Export”.

Give Keevi’s reaction video software a couple of minutes to render your creation. Save the file on your PC or share it directly on social media.


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How can I avoid copyright infringement when I Make Reaction Videos?

There is a lot of debate when it comes to using copyrighted material in reaction videos. But to be safe, apply the doctrine of Fair Use. It allows the use of copyrighted material if you add commentary, teaching, news, criticism, or teaching to the material. 

The four factors of fair use also come into play. In a nutshell:

  1. You shouldn’t use the reaction video for commercial purposes.
  2. It’s more likely to be Fair Use if the copyrighted material is factual work and not purely fictional work. 
  3. It’s best to use small bits of the copyrighted material instead of using it all or using large portions.
  4. It may be Fair Use if your work does not prevent the original owner of the video from benefiting from their material.

Can You Make Money From a Reaction Video?

In most cases, a reaction video will involve using other people’s videos. According to the doctrine of Fair Use, you shouldn’t use copyrighted material for commercial reasons. For this reason, it’s best not to make monetary benefits from your reaction video. You can use it to gain subscribers or create awareness about your brand. 

What Makes a Reaction Channel Popular?

A great reaction video is all about the reaction and type of video you choose. It needs to be very visual, and the facial expressions and sounds you make should be genuine. They need to be the kind of reactions someone would make when they are very surprised or when they see something they hate or love. 

Choose a trending music video, scandal, or epic moment that is relevant to your target audience. Give a strong reaction while also entertaining your audience.

Are Reaction YouTube Videos Easy Content?

No. There is a lot of effort that goes into creating great YouTube reaction videos. You need to research the general interests of your target audience and find trending videos that relate to these interests. Then record and edit the reaction video to perfection, and create an eye-catching thumbnail and title. Putting the effort needed to create an excellent reaction video can result in rewards, such as a larger audience.

Tips on Creating a Superb Reaction Video

  • Research on what is acceptable when using copyrighted work for your reaction video. It’s good practice to cite the video source, give credits, and remain respectful of their material. And try to use only the necessary portions of the video and not all of it. If you have doubts, consult with a lawyer.  
  • When recording your reaction with your webcam, ensure that the webcam is not picking sounds from the video you’re watching. You can listen using earbuds or headphones.
  • Add a good introduction and wrap up with a final reaction or opinion from you. This will ensure that the reaction video has a lot of original content. You can record the intro and outro separately and position them properly on the timeline.  
  • Be sure to include the keywords related to the issue you are reacting to in your title, especially if it’s a trending topic. This way, people will find your reaction video when they search for the trend.  
  • Have your reaction recording in a corner so that it doesn’t block important content of the video you are reacting to.
  • It’s always good to look good for the webcam. Ensure you have proper lighting or use Keevi’s Video Enhancer to improve your webcam recording.

A Little History About Reaction Videos

Reaction videos are nothing new. They have been on television since the 1970s. But they did not reach online platforms until 2006 when a video of a child’s reaction to watching the "Scary Maze Game" on YouTube went viral.  

And in 2007, reaction videos flooded the internet. People began recording themselves while watching movie trailers and shocking events on television.

Reaction videos went as far as inspiring a reality TV show—Gogglebox. Gogglebox involves filming people watching and hilariously discussing popular shows and classic films on British television.   

Gogglebox is in the top hundred of the most popular and famous contemporary TV programmes. The popularity of the show goes to show the world’s love for reaction videos.  

Is Creating Reaction Videos Worth it?

A reaction video is an excellent tool to give your opinion about an act, idea, or moment getting a lot of attention on the internet. Used wisely, you can establish authority in your niche while also educating and entertaining your audience.

You can use it to evoke strong emotions in your audience or followers regarding a particular topic. This emotional reaction will encourage your audience to share and comment on your content.

You can also create a YouTube reaction channel and use it to build followers for your brand. The reaction channel will act as a tool to build awareness about your expertise. And you can include a CTA that redirects them to your main YouTube channel, website, and social media profiles.     

Reaction videos are also a creative way to save special moments with friends and family. You can record their first reaction to watching a significant moment that’s on video, such as a wedding where they couldn’t be present.     

Why Use Keevi’s Reaction Video Maker?   

A powerful editing tool

You’d expect a powerful tool like Keevi to be complex and only fit for video editing ninjas. But it’s not. Keevi provides plenty of features with an easy-to-handle user interface. It allows for painless editing. You get to create a high-quality reaction video without much hassle.      

Security of your content

Only you can see what you edit with Keevi. You don’t have to worry about someone else stealing your content or viewing it before publishing.  

Quick social media posts

Looking to entertain your social media followers quickly? Keevi is the right tool for you. You can play the reaction video on the live preview in the editing studio. And if you like it, post it directly from Keevi’s reaction video maker to any popular social media network.

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The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

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Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.