AI Talking Head Video Generator

Generate talking head videos with no cameras, microphones, or lighting equipment. All you need is an internet connection and 5 minutes.

  • 140+ AI talking heads
  • Talking head videos from text
  • Text-to-speech in 120+ languages
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Talking head video production, simplified

Make engaging talking head videos in 5 minutes using these 6 unique features

Choose from 140+ realistic AI avatars

Camera shy? Shoot a talking-head video using our pre-built realistic AI avatars, or create a talking head of yourself.

  • 140+ AI talking heads
  • Photo-realistic and diverse
  • Custom AI avatars available


Communicate in 120+ languages

Make talking-head videos with audio in multiple languages without speaking them. No need to record separate voiceovers.

  • 120+ languages and 400+ voices
  • Closed captions included
  • Consistent audio quality


Create and edit videos in one place

Shoot, record, edit, update and watch your videos in all in one tool - Synthesia STUDIO. No need for post-production tools or crew.

  • 60+ pre-designed templates
  • Screen recording functionality
  • Professional video tips


Generate video from text

No need for a camera, external microphone, natural light, or a studio. Make talking head videos by simply typing in text.

Scale your talking head video production

Instead of filming a few videos a month using traditional video production, create a few talking head videos a day using Synthesia STUDIO.

Increase learner engagement

Talking head videos are simply better at engaging learners and crafting an emotional connection than text or PowerPoint presentations.

Synthesia Avatars

Below you can demo the avatars currently available on Synthesia.

Create talking head videos in 5 easy steps

Step 1: Write a video script

When writing a talking head video script, include only the most important information, and limit the text to 3-4 sentences per slide.

Step 2: Choose an AI presenter

Synthesia has over 140 diverse avatars to choose from, so pick one that fits the topic and design of your video.

Step 3: Paste text and choose voice

Take your video script and paste it into the script box slide by slide. The script is going to be narrated by the AI talking head using text-to-speech.

Step 4: Edit your talking head video

Add additional elements to your talking head video to personalize it. You can add text on screen, shapes, colors, images, videos, backgrounds, and screen recordings to accompany the talking head.

Step 5: Generate

Your talking head video is complete! All there is left to do is generate the video and wait for it to process.

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With Synthesia, it took me less than a week to turn 30 help articles into 2-minute videos. It's super intuitive and easy to use.

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Synthesia is straightforward to use. No additional peripherals, like cams and microphones needed. The results are impressive. Everything is optimized, so you are not forced to decide on tens of confusing settings.

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As an educational institution, we need to produce educational materials in 2 languages. Synthesia helps us to create high quality content in both languages, saving time and money — without compromising on quality.

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We have built a training academy for our SaaS product with Synthesia. We managed to produce 20 professional-looking training videos in just three weeks.

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Great resource for Training & Communication initiatives

We're using Synthesia to create explainer videos. It's just easier, faster, and more cost-effective to use Synthesia than to record an actual person doing the explanation.

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Find answers to your questions about talking head videos here 👇

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a talking head in a video?

A talking head in a video is a single person, usually a subject matter expert (SME) speaking directly into the camera.

What is a talking head-style video?

A talking head video is any video where a person is shot close up (usually from the shoulders up) talking either directly to the viewers through the camera lens, or with an interviewer off-screen.

The person in focus doesn't always have to look at the camera, though. Including b-roll footage of different angles is quite common, and makes watching the video more interesting and engaging for the audience.

How do you make a talking-head video?

There are two ways of making a talking-head video: the traditional one, with a professional camera and microphone, and the modern one, by using an AI video maker.

With the traditional method, you have to create a video script, shoot your talking head video and any b-roll footage, record your audio, and edit the video in a video editor.

This seems pretty straightforward, but it can take quite some time and skills to master, especially if you want the video to be high-quality.

The modern method simplifies the process significantly and doesn't take years to master. With a tool like Synthesia, you can create a talking-head video by simply typing in text. The tool generates life-like AI avatars that narrate your talking head videos in over 70 languages.

You can also create a custom avatar of yourself so you never have to speak into a camera yourself.

How much does a talking-head video cost?

The answer is... it depends.

If you're creating a talking-head video yourself, you have to factor in the cost of your video and audio equipment, your editing software, and additional production costs, like internet, props, distribution, and more. So the answer quite literally depends on how expensive your camera and software are, whether you're using a built-in microphone or a more expensive one, and so on.

If you're making talking head videos for microlearning or employee training, the cost of outsourcing this can start at $300 and go up to $5000 and more, depending on the quality.

If you're making a talking-head video with an online video maker like Synthesia, the cost starts at $30/month. All you need is a computer, internet connection, and Synthesia account to make a successful talking head video from text.

How do you add an automated voice to a video?

If you're looking to add an automated voice to your video, you can do so by using text to speech. This is a great way to have your video say what you want it to without having to record your own voice.

To do this, simply type out the text that you want to be spoken in the video.

Then, select a text to speech voice that you like and hit play. The voice will then read out the text in the video.

Text to speech is a great way to add an automated voice to your video without having to do any extra work.

You can also generate closed captions if you need to create a transcribed video easily.

Ready to make your own talking head video?

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