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Camtasia Studio with Microsoft PowerPoint 2: PowerPoint

Brian Jackson, Author/Publisher/Educator

Camtasia Studio with Microsoft PowerPoint 2: PowerPoint

Brian Jackson, Author/Publisher/Educator

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4 Lessons (33m)
    • 1. Introduction to PowerPoint

    • 2. Using PowerPoint to Animate Production Logos

    • 3. Using PowerPoint to Animate Course Logos

    • 4. Using PowerPoint to Animate Lecture Slides

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About This Class

Camtasia Studio with Microsoft PowerPoint 2: PowerPoint

Note: Ported from Udemy, this class retains Udemy course production references from the original recording.  All other Udemy course information has been removed.

Learn PowerPoint Slide Animation

Rather than using PowerPoint to produce bland presentation slides, this class will show you how to animate PowerPoint slides to produce stunning production and course logo videos and show you simple ways to add movement to your slide presentations to maintain your audience's attention.

In this class you'll learn to use PowerPoint to:

  • Create a course image
  • Animate production logos
  • Animate course logos
  • Animate lecture slides

Learn to add exciting PowerPoint presentations to your SkillShare lessons.


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Brian Jackson



Born in Los Angeles in the middle of the last century, I have always wanted to be a writer. After twenty-five some odd years spent working in the computer industry in the heart of the Silicon Valley, first for Lockheed as a Systems Programmer and later for Cisco Systems as a test tool developer, I managed to retire early and begin my next career as a self-published author.

Along with writing and publishing my own novels I also publish the works of my wife, Melanie Jackson. During the past four years I've published well over 100 books in paperback and eBook formats. Oddly enough this includes eBooks on how to self-publish books and how to create professional looking book covers using the GIMP. I've also recorded and distributed a pair of audiobooks available for purchase on Amazon... See full profile

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1. Introduction to PowerPoint: Hello and welcome back. And now we've reached the time in the course when I'm asked to do the impossible, and that is to give you an overview of power point in one or two lectures. You know, this might take two lectures. Let's bring up power point. Look what it looks like just in a neutral state. Here we go. We've got the standard, um, M s utilities, office utilities, Microsoft Office, Utilities menu up at the top. So if you're familiar with word or Excel or anything like that, these were gonna look fairly familiar. Under file is going to be where we're going to create a new presentation. Let me show you how to do that. We pull up the file menu and we say, Give me something new. Now it's going to let me choose from several templates or what I like to do is just off right out from the beginning, is choose blank and I'll decide this stuff later. It's like I haven't had a hard day. I haven't had my first cup of coffee. Let me just create a blank slide. There we go. Now the reason that I had to this is because now the next thing you're going to do is you're gonna go design, you're gonna go over to page, set up, and you're going to make this the right dimensions for widescreen, which is 16 by nine. Now, while you're on design. Look, here's all the things that it was just about to ask you whether you'd like to apply them or not, which is various effects now has a result of us choosing the page set up, which I kind of skipped over. We now have widescreen presentation slides here. Okay, so that's what we're gonna be working with all the time is wide screen these wider things in the narrow presentation slides we had before. Now we can choose the kind of slide we want, You know, whether we want I've used this several times. This is kind of spacey. And then I've used this the kind of bamboo theme a few times. Let's see, what else have I tried? This one is rather nice. It's, um I think it's backwards because it puts the title of the bottom of the slide as you go along. Let's go ahead and use that. So notice here on the design tab. You have various themes. Go ahead and pick your theme. You'd like for your slides after you get done setting the page set up to 16 by nine. Now let's proceed. Um, this is by default, giving you a title page where we will say the title of the course, and this course is sample power Point. There we go. We get to put a subtitle in here if we would like. This is a sample of power point, not very original. I know. Okay, now, from this point when we goto home, home is a big place and it's got a lot of format and stuff. We can select any of this text and go here toe font and change it and stuff like that. We can change the layout of the current slide by saying layout and picking one of the other slide types like Blank. I think everything would disappear if I chose Blank and the other big one is new slide. You just go ahead and pick new slide. You pick what kind you'd want. The most popular is title and content. It's the second choice. The first choice is the title slide itself So you pick that and you just keep on going. Noticed? This one has the title of the bottom. As I said, Okay, so we put the title and then we start putting our points up above. This is reversed whether a funky little theme that we have applied. This is my first point. OK, now we're gonna make point after point. This is my second point. And as if I didn't desert enough, this is my third point. There we go. Now, The reason I'm showing you three different things here is that I want to show you the animation of slides. This is the big thing that we're going to do that's different than just from here. I could had a new slide and I could just have slide after slide after slide of this text. But what's cool is when he start animating your slides, which is what we're gonna get into on this course to make them somewhat more exciting for a video presentation. Here you take the title, you click on it and notice animations tempting you up at the top. You click on animations and you choose float in and suddenly you're title. When you click to have this slide come up is going to float onto the screen. You click on the body. Can you do the same thing? It turns out that you can, and each presentation item is going to float up one at a time. Now let's go back to the power to the title screen and see how our animations are there. We don't have any Oh, my I would like sound sample power point to float in and let's do a different animation. For this is a sample of power put we're gonna do fly in Whoa! That just flew in from off the screen. So we're gonna do simple presentations in Power Point and then we're gonna apply animations to make them much more interesting than just the statics lodge you may have seen in other people's presentations. Now, there's no way that this course is going to teach you everything you need to know about power point. To become a power point guru, you need to go beyond and learn for yourself by exploring and poking at what does this do? What does this dio and you go through every menu item and you find out what this does. Now we're going to show you what several of the most important menu items do. But we're also going to leave many important items to you to explore on yourself. Get ready for future lectures, cause here comes power point. 2. Using PowerPoint to Animate Production Logos: Hello. And welcome back in this lecture, I'd like to show you how to use power point to create a company production logo to play in front of your course video. Now, the production logo is very short. It just shows the name of your company, which to me is pretty much your website. That's what I want to direct people to. And in fact, what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna show you exactly how to make my production logo. And you can change it to whatever you'd like. It's very short. And we're going to begin by doing it in Power point. And then we're gonna record it in Camp Tasia and make an MP fourth the file. So you're gonna see pretty much the whole production process here from the very beginning. Let's begin by choosing a background or a design. Um, now, actually, no, I'm sorry. We're gonna begin by creating a new power point presentation, and I'd like it to be blank. So just go ahead and create a blank page here. In fact, I didn't even want these areas. Let's go ahead and delete the title and the body of it. I just want a blank slide, and I want this to be the right dimensions right away. So we're gonna come to design, go to the far left to page set up and set this page two 16 by nine instead of the standard four by three. So we get the right with There we go. Now we've got ah, a high definition widescreen view of a power point slide. Now I want to make the background a little more, you know, interesting than white. In my production local, I go with a very dark gray, the darkest gray that you can go before hitting black. And this my background. Now I only have, ah, a few elements on my page and I'm going to insert text boxes for them. Let's go with the main one here. That is the author brian Jackson dot com set up using Camelback, naming with the names the words crunched together and each capitalized. I will then select this text and we need to make it larger. Calibri is fine as far as a fine, but I wanted to be about 36 and I want it to be read. They're now that should stick out. Let's go ahead and pull that out onto the page somewhere. Now it the in white. I'm going to put an because its author, Brian Jackson. So it's an instead of a So I will insert another text box, which is. And before this, I will select and make white, and I'll make it size of 36. Let's go ahead and move that into position in front of my Web Satan, a site name, and then finally will put it the end will inserted text box that says production. Okay, Now you can use any words you'd like on your production logo. Here, mix it up with some colors, make it look interesting. Make it years here will go once again to 36 will make this white. And I don't have quite enough for him to put that in there, so I'm gonna have to move everything over. Okay, smooth. This over to about here. Let's move this one over notice. It's giving you a little line to help you line up the text, which is nice. And then finally we'll move this one to the end. And there you go. You have basically my production logo now It's rather static if you just use this. So what we're gonna do is we're gonna apply some animation to it. Um, and the animation that I'm going to use in this particular case is a simple fade in. Okay, let's go ahead and look at animations and down here. Once you select something they highlight and you can have various animations occur like here's a floated animation on that one. Now let's say we want, um and production toe fly in And, um, let's make this fly in as well, but from a different direction, and then we'll make this fly in as well. Now, on the animations when you select, one of the things you can do is display the animation pain. It's rather helpful. So go ahead and show the animation pain. And what it does is it shows you the animations that you have set up over here on the right . Now it says, I only have 20 I haven't set this to fly, and now they're all flying in from the same direction. When the need things the animation pane allows you to do is to play your animation again so we can see that they're going one after another. We don't have one on here yet, so let's have that fly in. But there one after another. So what we want to do is the first animation. We want it to start on Click. So I click and it begins. But the second animation click on that here we want it to start with previous and the same with the third. That way, all three animations will play at the same time. Now, when I play them, I should see things coming on from different directions. Now this one is set up to play after we wanted to play with, so they should each fly in together. There you go. Now that's not very interesting because they're all flying in from the same side. Let's go to an and notice here, effect options. You get to pick the direction that the thing flies in from. So let's fly. Okay, An end from the bottom is good. Production is going to fly in from the top, and and author Brian Jackson is going to fly in from the left. Now we put that all together. It's gonna look like this Woo, that's exciting. Now we can increase the duration of the flying if it's going a little fast, which I think it is by changing the duration appear for each event. Let's make it go more like two seconds. Okay, we'll go to each one of these and will make them take two seconds instead of the half second that they were taking. There we go Now. When you replay it, things happen a little slower. There we go. And that's the basic production video that I'm going to use now to film it. It's fairly simple. What we want to dio is we want to start up camped Asia and then we want to play it and we want to stop, can't Asia and then take it and record it in Key Camped Asia editor. So let's go ahead, and we will, um, blow this up and play it as if we had the recorder running. Because we do have the recorder running, and then later I'll show you how to edit this up in the camp. Tasia editor. So to play this on the screen, you hit this weird little slideshow icon down here at the bottom and we'll take you to a lot wide screen version here. It's waiting for your mouse clicks that we're actually playing the production logo. You hit the mouse click, the effect happens and you stop recording. Now, once you stop recording, we're gonna begin editing in the camp Tasia editor, and I'll show you that coming up next. And here we are, after having hit F tend to end the production and saving our production logo video as a t. Rex vile. As far as saving this stuff, By the way, I recommend putting it in its own course project file off the Camp Stasia studio directory . So treated its its own element could because what you're gonna use it every course, you're going to put this on the front of your courses and it's going to make your website very popular. If you put your website name here, expect your number of hits on your website to go up substantially. Now. Here it is. It's a bar across the bottom. That is our video. It's rather unique in the sense that it has no audio. I recorded no audio during this because I didn't want any accidental sounds coming in through the mike and what we're going to do now is we're gonna trim it up. You can see here in the beginning we're seeing in this window What? The audio s actually where the the video is going to look like. And we need to take off this beginning part by dragging the red bar here on the point up through where the logo actually shows up. There we go. So let's hit the scissors and get rid of that part. Now let's drag that point forward and see how long the blank screen lasts before we get any video. Okay, The video starts coming on at about three seconds. That's a little too far. And I think we could afford to lose maybe a second and 1/2 off the front. So let's go ahead and we'll grab the green bar and stretch it forward. Don't worry. If you don't quite understand this, we're going to go into camped Asia editing in detail. I'm just, you know, I want to show you the full process from beginning to end. And here comes our production logo in, and then we let it sit for a few seconds. I think maybe the full thing is going toe last. Let's make it a five second video, so I'll take off the last three seconds or so And there we've produced a production video. Let's go ahead and watch it, shall we? From the beginning, hit the play button. And here it is playing now one annoying thing about the production videos that has a cursor in it. It has my mouse pointer so I can go to cursors and make sure that the Ah, the videos highlighted and I could say mouse cursor visible and click it off. That way we won't see my mouse moving around the screen as we do the production loco, and that's it. We've just created our first video from beginning to end. Now you'll go ahead and say of this as a project and then produce it and you'll have a little production video that you can put on the front of all future videos, and we're going to do that. So as I show you editing videos in the future, one of the things we're going to do is import our little production. Ah, logo here, and we're gonna put that on the front of all videos 3. Using PowerPoint to Animate Course Logos: Hi. Welcome back. I realized that in the LAX last lecture recording the animation of the production logo might have gone a little by a little fast. So I'm glad that we're actually going to do a very similar animation. But with the course logo, this is going to take the ah, you Demi Camped Asia and Power Point elements of the course logo for this course and have them come in now have already gone into the gimp. The editor that I used to create my course logo. And I have broken it up into separate graphic files for each graphic element that I want to deal with. For instance, let me show you how I'm gonna do this. Using these four graphic elements, I'm going to first create a new blank slide. And you've seen me do this before and I'm even going to get rid of this stuff that's here by selecting it and hitting delete so that I truly have a blank slide. And of course, it's like the outside of the box. Delete it. I'm going to go into design and page set up on the far left of the design sub menu, and I will set the slide sized for and 16 by nine. So we get that nice widescreen slide size Now. This time, instead of setting the background to a solid gray color, we're going to set it to a, uh, a image. And it's the background image for my course logo so I can go ahead and I can say format the background. Okay, picture or texture, Phil. And then pick the file that I would like to use to fill this thing. The fire was under documents camped age, a studio. You Demi can't Tasia. We'll go. And here they are. And here's the background shoe that took some work to get to the first time. You have to get to it the next time it shows you that directory, so we'll just say close will apply it to here. So here's kind of the big and on the common the you and the can't ages symbol, and there's a power point simple way in the background you can just barely see. On top of that, we're going to bring the other elements, and we're going to do that by inserting pictures. So let's go ahead and will bring in the ah, you Demi, which is gonna be up on top and it looks like it's a little large for my purposes. Um, we will insert the picture for Camp Tasia. It's going to be about there, and that's a little large. And then I will go to insert menu again, picture under images, and we will bring in the Power Point graphic, which will be going at the bottom. Now each of these need to be resized, and that's really easy to do in Power Point. You just grab the corner here to get a proportional resize and dragged thing down to the size you would like it to be. Well, let's move that back into position. That seems to be centered, and we'll do the same with Camp Tasia. Drag it down to something more reasonable where we go and finally power point. But you, let's bring that down just a little more. There we go and bring it into the center. Now, when it comes to animating this Oh, I realized, too, that I need to insert a text box. I didn't matter of Ah, bother saving my name. So by Brian Jackson we'll just be a text box here in Power Point and Brie is fine. Let's bring it up in size to maybe something like 36. Here we go. Okay. Now I tweak everything upwards, just a tad so that we can get enough room for my name at the bottom. And things don't look too crowded. This is the type of tweaking that usually gets edited out of these presentations. And, you know, I think it ought to be in here to show you how much work there is and really getting things to a line and look good. There we go. Now what I'm going to do is I'm gonna add animations to each of these elements. And the way will do that is I'll pick the 1st 1 you Demi, and I'll say slideshow Well, animations. I'm sorry we aren't ready for the slideshow yet. And what I want to do is I want it to fly and like that. But I'd like it to fly in from the left to the right. So over here on the effect options for fly in, I can pull those down and I can say from the left, There we go. So we'll have Ah, you Demi fly in from the left camp Tasia will fly in from the right power point will fly in from the left. We got that flying okay from the left. There we go. And Brian Jackson will fly in from the bottom, just like that. Now, the problem is they're going to do this one at a time of I play this, we're going to see them come like that, which is not actually a bad way to do this. But I was kind of thinking that they would do this all at once. That that might be more dramatic. So let's take and make it. Ah! Oh, yes. To show this little window pane over here, if you're not seeing it Now, make sure the animations menu tab is clicked. And here you'll see animation pain. Okay, click that so that this animation pane shows this will allow you to replay all your animations to see what they're gonna look like. Now. I don't want them to come one at a time. So the 1st 1 says that it starts on click. They could see you could select them by just clicking on them, and it changes what it's describing. So picture three here, which is the first animation, begins on Click, and its duration is 50 seconds or not. 50 seconds. Half a, uh, half a second. That's really quick. Okay? And the same for four. Except we're going to have it with previous so that it happens at the same time as the previous thing. And so does this. And so does this, so that when we play it, everything happens at once. That's interesting. Except power Point is coming on from the long side. There we go. More like it. Except I'd like this to be a little longer. So I go to each one of these and I change the duration. Let's go up to a second or one second. I just type one press will return, though. Here double click to select the whole thing. Triple click press one. So here press one, enter here. Two duration, one enter and they're now it's going to take more time. It's gonna take a second for this operation to occur. You can see it happens a little slower now. The next step would be to record this opening in Can't Asia now once again we would have no sound during this because I'm gonna talk over it, Which is gonna be an interesting thing, as opposed to the production logo we previously didn't in the previous lecture. Ah, which is gonna be silent? This? I'm going to talk over at the beginning of each new lecture. 4. Using PowerPoint to Animate Lecture Slides: Hi. And welcome back in this presentation, I'd like you to talk with you about how toe animate power point slides. Now, finally, after seeing Power point, ah, present itself in several roles as a logo maker as a course logo maker as a this all of these animations were finally getting down to what most people think of Power Point as, and that is as a slide presenter. Let's go to the A slide here so that you know what I'm talking about here it has a title directory organization. By the way, you've probably already seen this. I'm pretty sure, um, twice by and how this is a lecture slide for organizing your stuff. So we talk about the directory organization and has a title, and it has to sub points and below those some points or some sub categories. Now, what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna create a brand new slide to show you how to animate a slide and out of create a brand new slide in PowerPoint. Now we go to the home screen and here we go under new slide. Now we have an option to create a title type slide. There's usually only one of those, and that's at the very front of the presentation. So you don't Is that very often and all kinds of other ones, like Blank, which still has the border around it, Um, and a title in content. This is probably the most popular. So I'm going to use that now. And here I can put in a title by clicking and saying, Um let's see, what do we want to proceed this with? Um, intro duck. Torri points. Okay. And what we want to do is make several points about organizing your stuff. This is a very important topic and the second point that we want to make. So we're gonna press return, and here we get another bullet item is that it's never too late to start. Okay, let's say we want to make those two points in our presentation. Now, if you look at this right now, let's go to animations. We have our animation pain. There are none. So if we play the slide effectively, let's go ahead and do that right now. I'm gonna say slideshow from current slide, I'm gonna play the sliding boom. There it is. If it's all in front of you all at once. This is a very unexciting way to present a slide. So what you're going to do is you're gonna animate the slide. And what I suggest to you is the very simplest animation available. Let's do this by clicking the title, going to animations and saying, Flow tin. It will give you an example of what it's about. Two. Dio. Now we go to these points and we say Flow tin and they will float in one at a time. Each of the flow tins will be based on a mouse click. So let's go ahead and will go to slideshow, and we will play this from the current slide blank slide. Why do we have a blank slide? Because it's waiting for them first mouse click. Or if you don't want to use your mouse, I don't particularly like it. I like using forward and backward arrows. So let's use the forward arrow on our curse. A directional keys on our keyboard. We hit forward air. Up comes the title of the course, Forward air again. Up comes the first point forward Darragh. Up comes the next point. Now this is tricky because forward Arrow. There's only two points on this slide. I need to remember that as I'm going to the presentation and up will come the next slide on the next forward arrow after that will come the title. So, in a sense, I've got to do to quick forward arrows to get that title to come up so that I don't have a blank slide when I'm talking and move on to the next points. Now notice. I can use backward arrow to back through these things to get back to where I started. So if I mess up the beginning, just go ahead and hit back here and go. Sorry, I needed to clear my throat and were ready to begin the presentation again. So there you go. At the end of the presentation, it escape or you hit half 10 to end the recording and you're done