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Produce Engaging Whiteboard Animations in VideoScribe

Learn how to use VideoScribe to produce Eye Catching Whiteboard Animations that highlight your brand or product.
Instructor:
Mary Ingrassia
2,399 students enrolled
English [Auto-generated]
Learn how to use VideoScribe to create Whiteboard Animations
Understand Good Design Practices when creating Whiteboard Animations
Promote or Explain your Business, Product, or Service
Find out about GREAT royalty free resources that can help bring your project to life!

If you are looking to learn how to make your own Whiteboard Animations, rather than pay someone else to do it, you’ve come to the right place! These videos are great for advertising and getting your message across, no matter what it is. You can have little to no video production or design knowledge to get started making Whiteboard Animations. These videos are great for small businesses, startups, and even teachers.

The goal is to learn the basics of how to use VideoScribe, advanced techniques within the program, find out about valuable royalty free resources, and finally to approach the designing of whiteboard animations with a more artistic eye.

Also included is a bonus pack of 40+ original & remixed SVG images for your use within VideoScribe PLUS an SVG & PNG Full Color Character Pack.

Intro to VideoScribe

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Promo
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What is VideoScribe

VideoScribe is Whiteboard animation software created & run by Sparkol. They offer a 7 Day Free Trial & various subscription options like monthly subs, yearly subs, or a one time payment if you wanted to own a copy of the program for lifetime use. They also offer Education Licenses, and multi-user discounts for businesses. If this is your first time starting out, I highly suggest the 7 day free trial to get an idea of what the program is all about. After that, if you want to continue using VideoScribe, you can choose the subscription that is best for you.

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Logging in
  • Once you have your account set up and running, you can Log in.
  • After logging in, the first screen you see is the project screen where your locally saved projects are located.
  • Learn how to search for projects by using the filter button.
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Setting up
  • Learn about the Default Settings VideoScribe uses every time a new scribe file is created.
  • Make sure to have all of the files that you plan to use for your video organized in a folder.
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Intro to VideoScribe Quiz

Setting the Stage

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Create a Scribe
  • Get started! Create a new scribe file.
  • Learn the controls for moving around the canvas.
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Adding Images

Learn how to:

  • Search for images, and add them to the canvas.
  • Move the image, resize, and rotate.
  • Set the camera.
  • Use keyboard shortcuts for cut, copy, paste, and the arrow keys to slightly move images.
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Changing Image Properties

Learn how to:

  • Change the animate time for an image.
  • Edit image properties.
  • Preview the drawing of the image.
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Adding Text

Learn how to:

  • Add text to the canvas.
  • Change text color.
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Changing Text Properties

Learn how to:

  • Change font.
  • Change text properties like letter spacing (gap), transparency, and text alignment.
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Preview, Save & Render

Learn how to:

  • Preview the animation so far.
  • Re-arrange elements on the timeline.
  • Save the scribe and learn about different save options.
  • Render the video and learn about various rendering options.
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Adding Music & Voice Over

Learn how to:

  • Add Voice Over by recording the voice directly within VideoScribe.
  • Add Music.
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Setting the Stage Quiz

Tweaking the Scribe

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Camera Positioning

Learn how to:

  • Change camera position for different elements.
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Importing an Image from a File

Learn:

  • How to Import a PNG file.
  • How to Import a SVG file.
  • SVG files draw out line by line, differently than how a PNG file draws out.
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Timing

Learn:

  • How to add Pauses to elements.
  • Pauses allow more time for a viewer to see a slide or element.
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Adding a GIF

Learn how to:

  • Add a GIF.
  • Loop a GIF.
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Advanced Image Properties

Learn how to:

  • Flip an image.
  • Change outline strokes.
  • Change opacity/transparency.
  • Change image coloring.
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Image & Text Filter Effects

Learn how to:

  • Add filter effects to an element.
  • Copy and paste an element to keep the same effects you've applied to the original element.
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Move in an element

Learn how to:

  • Move in an element.
  • Control how and where the element moves in.
  • Change the hand that moves in the element.
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Erasing

Learn how to:

  • Create an erase animation.
  • Change the hand for the erase animation.
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Changing Hands & Backgrounds

Learn how to:

  • Move elements in the timeline by right clicking on them.
  • Change hands for an individual element.
  • Change the default hand for the entire video.
  • Change the background texture & color.
  • Solve issues with using different background color.
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Morphing

Learn how to:

  • Create an image movement effect with morphing.
  • Morph one image into a different image.
  • Create a Grow, Shrink or Rotate animation effect with morphing.
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Final Preview
  • Preview your video often, don't skip to rendering!
  • Tweak elements as needed after reviewing a preview of your entire scribe.
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Tweaking the Scribe Quiz

Advanced Techniques

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Importing & Syncing a pre-recorded voice over

Learn how to:

  • Import a voice over file
  • Speed up elements to sync up to a voice over - continue to preview and tweak elements until the animations sync up to the voice.
  • Add background music
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Create & Edit SVGs in Illustrator

Learn how to:

  • Create & edit a SVG file in Illustrator
  • Convert a PNG file into an SVG file by using "Live Trace"
  • Save an image from within VideoScribe as an SVG
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Making a GIF

Learn how to:

  • Use gifpaint.com to create a custom GIF animation
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Add a Chart

Learn how to:

  • Add a Chart element to the canvas
  • Edit the Chart elements
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Advanced Techniques Quiz

Support, Resources & Design Advice

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Troubleshooting & Contacting Support

Troubleshooting Common Issues & How to contact support if needed

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Valuable Resources

10 Helpful Resources

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Design Advice
  • Advice on Whiteboard animation design.
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Adding Backgrounds to Slides

How to incorporate backgrounds images into slides & background + element design advice

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Project & Image File Organization

General advice on organizing & searching through folders

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Keyboard Shortcuts
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Practice Whiteboard Project
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BONUS: SVG Images & Character Pack
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Congratulations!

New VideoScribe Features

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VideoScribe 3.0

A look at the newest version of VideoScribe 3.0, which is currently in Beta. I suggest waiting until the program is out of Beta to try out. Version 2.0 is still the more stable release.

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Adding a logo watermark
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‘Fade In’ Animation Method
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Changing the color of images within VideoScribe
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Newest VideoScribe Version Release Notes
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