How to Make an Animated YouTube Video | Evan (PolyMatter) | Skillshare

How to Make an Animated YouTube Video

Evan (PolyMatter), Youtube.com/polymatter

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10 Lessons (30m)
    • 1. Welcome!

      2:34
    • 2. Picking a Topic

      2:52
    • 3. Researching

      1:56
    • 4. Crafting a Story

      3:08
    • 5. Writing a Script

      3:27
    • 6. Designing Graphics

      2:57
    • 7. Using Color

      1:37
    • 8. Creating Shapes

      2:35
    • 9. Animating

      4:32
    • 10. Putting it All Together

      4:16
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About This Class

Hi there! I'm Evan, creator of the YouTube channel PolyMatter.

The most frequent question I get is "How do you make your videos?", which is a great question and deserving of a short course. The good news is that no part of the process is incredibly difficult, and I'm here to help you learn the basics, from picking a topic, to research, to animation.

This is intended as an introduction, and by the end of this course, you could have your first video uploaded to YouTube!

  • Please feel free to ask questions, experiment, and let me know if there are topics you'd like covered in more detail. I want this class to be the best it can be, so don't be afraid to offer suggestions.
  • You don't need any paid software to get started. I use apps like Affinity Designer, Bear, and Ulysses, all of which are free, have free trials, or have good free alternatives.
  • The video lessons also have notes I've added with links and comments - you can see them by clicking on them in the video player.

I can't wait to see what you make!