Create Animated Explainer Videos with PowToon

Mary Ingrassia, Promote Yourself, Engage Your Audience

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19 Lessons (52m)
    • 1. Promo

      1:02
    • 2. Lecture 1: PowToon Intro

      1:48
    • 3. Lecture 2: PowToon Subscription Plans

      2:27
    • 4. Lecture 3: Sign Up & Login

      1:05
    • 5. Lecture 4: Planning your PowToon – The Script & The Voice

      2:13
    • 6. Lecture 5: Customize a Template or Build Scene-by-SceneoiceScript & The Voice

      5:18
    • 7. Lecture 6: Image & Text Settings

      3:35
    • 8. Lecture 7: Backgrounds, Adding Media & Editing Images

      3:02
    • 9. Lecture 8: Starting a PowToon from Scratch

      4:29
    • 10. Lecture 9: Timeline & Enter/Exit Effects

      5:16
    • 11. Lecture 10: Adding Slides & Transitions

      2:11
    • 12. Lecture 11: Additional Media Sources

      2:29
    • 13. Lecture 12: Music & Voice Over

      3:15
    • 14. Lecture 13: Export / Collaborate

      4:32
    • 15. Lecture 14: Valuable Resources

      2:33
    • 16. Lecture 15: Design Advice

      3:01
    • 17. Lecture 16: Square & Vertical Video

      1:02
    • 18. Lecture 17: Aligning Multiple Elements

      1:21
    • 19. Assignment - Introduce Yourself with PowToon

      2:18

Project Description

After you've completed my course, try creating an explainer video where the topic is introducing yourself, kind of like a light hearted resume. This project can be a great way to practice your skills and implement new animation techniques & design styles you’ve learned along the way. All you need to get started is a picture or sketch of yourself (JPEG or PNG file). It should take you about a half hour to an hour to complete your video.

  • First, for Slide 1: Upload the picture or sketch of yourself into powtoon, and have it move onto the slide. Write your name or nickname above or below it. Go ahead and add some other design elements around your picture to liven things up, be as creative as you want.

  • Next, you’ll add 2 or 3 more slides: Write a sentence about yourself per slide (for example your likes/dislikes, education, career, talk about a pet you own, etc.) -- And Include images on each slide to go along with your text. Arrange the text & images however you like for each slide.

  • Finally, Add music of your choice

Once you finish the video, preview it -- make sure the video flows well -- that text is readable & the timing on the text & image animations are all happening  at a good pace that is not too fast & not too slow.   

Export your video by creating your personal powtoon player page, & get the link from that page in the “Share the Awesomeness” section, and feel free to share it to this class or with your friends!

You can check mine out here: https://www.powtoon.com/c/bMCAmIPqlAt/1/m

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