How many words are there in a 1, 2, or 3 minute video?

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To create a one-minute video, it’s recommended to have around 150-170 words and limit the number of scenes to a maximum of 6 scenes for a whiteboard video (We can do many more scenes for 2D animation). Let’s break down the approximate word counts for different video durations:

  • A 60-second video should fall within 150-170 words.
  • A 90-second video is around 255 words.
  • A 2-minute video is about 300-340 words.
  • And a 3-minute video ranges from 450 to 510 words.

However, if you already have a script that consists of 744 words, you can estimate the video’s length by dividing the word count by 160, which is the average number of words per minute. So, in this case, the calculation would be 744 divided by 160, resulting in approximately 4.65. This means your video will likely be around 4 minutes and 30-40 seconds long.

Another helpful approach, which is both practical and free, is to use tools like Script TimerWords to Time Calculator. These tools enable you to easily determine the video duration based on the word count of your script.

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