Making Simple Animations in Keynote

Philip 'dm' Campbell, Decentralised Your Life

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8 Lessons (18m)
    • 1. 1.0 - introduction to simple animations

    • 2. 1.1 - basic animation, build order

    • 3. 1.2 - making lower thirds in keynote

    • 4. 1.3 - using mpeg streamclip to work to specs

    • 5. 1.4 - quick look at the course layout

    • 6. 1.5 - take part in the project

    • 7. 1.6 - the roundup

    • 8. 1.7 - share, retweet and go premium!


About This Class


I don't have any high-end software for making animations. even thou something like apple motion is fairly inexpensive it still requires a certain amount of commitment to get it working for you. personally, I like to take a course to learn a piece of software like that and make things to get familiar with the software. simply put, I don't often have the time to do that. I'm not in a position in my life where I can take a month out, for instance, to learn it everyday.

that being said. i've found for the basic intros, outros, lower thirds and hack togethers keynote is quite capable at doing a variety of effects and animation movements to allow me to make them myself in a timely fashion. the other benefit of keynote is it being a relatively easy learning curve, i picked up the majority of skills i need from just playing. i had a need and i made it. i've really only touched the surface, i'm sure you could make things really awesome with it.

in this course. .

  • show you some basic animation, build orders, making videos and converting to gifs
  • animated lower thirds in keynote to use in imovie as hd overlays
  • using keynote to make a 16:9 or 4:3 video for instagram
  • quick walkthrough how this course was made in keynote