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How to Create Animated Videos with Powerpoint

Learn an easy way to create video animation with PowerPoint for business, marketing, online courses, YouTube and more
Instructor:
Pavel N. | Business | Innovation | Video
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Master animated video creation with PowerPoint
Understand the important principles of design
Know the best resources to find visual components
Be able to use additional audio and video editing software

Video creation skills are becoming more and more important these days. Video content is growing fast, people prefer to watch videos for all kinds of purposes, and marketers are jumping on this trend. And while there is a lot of complex video software out there, you can actually create pretty beautiful videos with PowerPoint only!

The quality of PowerPoint videos is good enough for all kids of informative/educational videos. These can be marketing videos for businesses, videos for online courses or for a YouTube channel for example. There are a lot of YouTube channels with millions of views which have their videos created with PowerPoint!

So if you want to use video for business purposes, you don’t need fancy/complex software and long training anymore – You can use PowerPoint. And with the right techniques that I will teach you in this course, you can realize beautiful videos which will definitely look like “real videos” and not PowerPoint presentations.

This course is full practice, full hands-on. We will create 3 videos together completely from scratch, and every single step will be clearly explained. By then end of it you will master PowerPoint video creation and will be able to produce animated videos at will. And with more experience you will become more efficient. It is totally possible to produce one video per day!

Creating video with PowerPoint is a great compromise between the quality of the video (in terms of “complexity”) and the time it takes to do it. You can create hours and hours of video relatively fast compared to most specific software.

Introduction

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Introduction - What you are going to learn in this course
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If the video looks blurry...

First Project - An Entrepreneur's Story

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Video of the first project - The story of Zappos founders
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Setting the background for video
3
Importing transparent pictures
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Getting icons

Icons are a great way to illustrate what you're saying without too much complexity. Just find nice icons and make beautiful connections between them.

5
Applying artistic effects to icons and arranging the order

Don't leave your icons and other visual objects as they are. Apply some nice effects to them to mark the difference.

6
Finding and installing new fonts

Choosing the right fonts is extremely important. Don't pick random fonts.

7
Grouping objects and precise positioning
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Inserting a curve and formatting it
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Playing with shapes - photo effect

Come up with simple but efficient picture effects.

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Playing with shapes - screen effect and others
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Rearranging the set
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Playing with shapes - custom 3D box

How to use PowerPoint to create and customize new objects.

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Finalizing the end slide
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Animations - Entrance
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Animations - Exit
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Animations - Simultaneous Entrance & Exit
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Morph transition

The morph transition is an excellent addition to the latest version of PowerPoint and it is extremely powerful.

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No transition and line animations
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Recording the times and Exporting the video

Here's exactly how to record the video timings.

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A short interruption
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Project 1 File Download

Second Project - Biography of a Genius

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Video of the second project - Elon Musk's Biography
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Introduction to Project 2
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Choosing and Setting a consistent Color Palette

Choosing the right colors for your design elements is absolutely critical. Don't pick random colors!

4
Creating a Text-Shape Title

The Text-Shape Title is a famous design technique to display titles in a cool way. Learn how you can do it for a video.

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Creating a fully custom shape

Learn how to create more complex custom shapes in PowerPoint. In fact, you can create absolutely ANY shape in PowerPoint.

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Creating a fully custom shape - Part 2
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Creating a fully custom shape - Part 3
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Creating a fully custom shape - Part 4
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The boring but necessary detail rearrangements
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Animating the Text-Shape Title
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How to copy animations
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Preparing the trasition to bottom slide
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Creating fancy emphasis and exit animations
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Creating a Pan transition for "timeline" illusion

"Timeline" transition is a great technique to illustrate a continuous video.

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Building the Snake Curve
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Populating the snake curve
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Animating the snake curve
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Continuing the timeline with a different curve
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Populating the second part of the timeline
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Animating the second part of the timeline
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Conclusion of Section 2
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Project 2 File Download
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Share your own video project!

Third project - Astronomy Education

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Video of the third project - Astronomy Education
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Inserting and animating a 3D model

In the latest version of PowerPoint you can import and play with real 3D models and do pretty amazing stuff with them.

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Adding titles to animated 3D models
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Adding and animating multiple 3D models
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Project 3 File Download

Technical - Editing the final video

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How to create the audio file of the voice-over script

Learn which free software to use to record your audio, and how to clean it before combining it with your video.

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How to synchronize animations and transitions with the audio script
3
How to import files inside a video editing software
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How to edit and arrange video and audio elements on the timeline
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How to add sound effects
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How to export the final video + Conclusion

The Theory Recap

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Design Quality VS Productivity
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Colors and Background
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Texts, Fonts and a great design learning resource
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Icons and Images
5
Looping Video Backgrounds, Videos inside video, Screencasts and Screenshots
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Licences
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Top 7 Worst Video Design Practices

Before you go...

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BONUS: Create Transparent Infographics with Powerpoint and Adobe Premiere!
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BONUS: Create Transparent Infographics with Powerpoint and Adobe Premiere!
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