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Powerpoint 4 Video A2: "Meet Oscar: Oscar Blinks"

teacher avatar Meike Hohenwarter, Business Coach. Video Creator. Online Instructor.

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7 Lessons (20m)
    • 1. Intro: Powerpoint 4 Video A2: "Meet Oscar: Oscar Blinks"

    • 2. 01 Profile Picture

    • 3. 02 Eye Patches

    • 4. 03 Grouping

    • 5. 04 Animation

    • 6. 05 Timing

    • 7. Project and Preview

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Powerpoint 4 Video A2: "Meet Oscar: Oscar Blinks"

My brandnew series "Powerpoint 4 Video" will show you how easy it is to create your own marketing and explainer videos with powerpoint.

In Chapter A "Meet Oscar" I will show you how to create and animate a cartoon-avatar.

In part 2 you will learn how to make your cartoon-character blink. Blinking gives all avatars a more natural and more human look. It is easy! Believe me!

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Meike Hohenwarter

Business Coach. Video Creator. Online Instructor.


My brandnew series: "Powerpoint 4 Video" - Start now with class 01!

Meine brandneue Serie: "Powerpoint 4 Video" - Beginne jetzt mit Teil 01!

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My Motto/Mein Motto: "Live your full potential!"

I help enterpreneurs with their online business concept and their self development in order to live an efficient, successful and fulfilled live.

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1. Intro: Powerpoint 4 Video A2: "Meet Oscar: Oscar Blinks": Hello and quarterly. Welcome to this course. My name is Michael Home Bata and I'm a business coach, and I help entrepreneurs with their business concept and with the self development. So hello, a very, very cordial welcome to my new Siri's, which I called PowerPoint for video. I am a video maker. I haven't own company called my video to go, and I do a lot of explainer videos, mainly in German, but also already produced videos in English and in Russian and in Turkish. And yeah, people often ask me, What is it all about? How do you do it? What software do you use? And of course, I also know programs like Adobe after effects, for example. But I often tell people that you can have really great effects already in power point. So what I end up is that I produce a lot of my videos just in power point, and people always think, Oh, no, that's not possible. Powerful in this for boring presentation, the presentations and nothing else. And that's just not true. Power point is very powerful software, and you can do a lot of things and all the videos you just watching or just created in power point. So people keep asking me, How do you do this and that effect and so on? And so I decided that I want to have a whole Siris on how I do things in Power Point, how I create Videos in Power Point and so even have different chapters here. And those thought off now with Chapter A and I called Chapter a Meet Oscar. So Oscar is just one of the characters I'm using, and I show you what Oscar can do. And then in later chapters, I will show you how you can, for example, do things with hands like when Handspring things in and drag things out of. Maybe hands are writing, and I will show you how to have nice backgrounds and how to have kinetic typography, which means that you have all different kinds of writing in in some very attractive ways. I would have a monster party. I will have more characters, not just Oscar, and even learn my mawr on how to any made characters. So I'm really planning to do a lot of things, but now I'll start off with my first chapter, so a case of What will you be learning in class Number two off Meet Oscar off power point for video in close to reveal make him blink Oscar building because Plinking makes a any cartoon character more natural, more human. And this is what I want to show you. It's very easy, and it's our first animation. Very well. Start crafting a little bit ourselves, and it's really easy. Don't be scared. So, yeah, if you want to learn how to make this, that Oscar is blinking that just joined into the class. Click, enroll and supported from inside, so see you soon. 2. 01 Profile Picture: Okay, so let's get started with our second clause. And, um, I want to make Oscar blink eso We could, of course, do it like this when Oscar race is in the full size. But to make this effect more obvious, I want to make him just a profile, just the past eso that you can see the eyes more clearly. And this is something that you also see often in explainer video. So usually you will have if if you're the character appears even often have that corrector right in the center, like we have Oscar now. But later on, when they are giving their testimonial of and they're telling about the product, then very often you only see parts off the person because you want to add some text. So you want to show a picture off the protect or things like that. So I want to enlarge Oscar, this is easy. I can't just go like this. So I like about this size. I want to have him. And, um usually you would put him either on the left, in the left corner, in the left hand side, on the right hand side. Either way is fine. um, just in order. It's about 1/3 off the person. You also see that with with life persons not only with cartoon characters that there is about 1/3 off the screen is the person, and then you have about 2/3 for adding text, bullet points, product pictures, what are ever and you see now. Of course, this is much larger than the screen ISS, so we could leave it like that. But sometimes then it's sudden This keeps into the next pictures. So what I usually do is that I just cut it. So I'm selected and I say former and I said Crop and then I crop it. If you want to have the person like, for example, flying in like we did before you and and you have this bounce effect and you shouldn't stop right at the at the marching because otherwise made, it bounces that it's that, then you see that there is a cup. It goes like this time that goes up a little bit and then goes down again. And of course you don't want it, so just make sure that it's a little bit underneath it. It's not that it doesn't stop, right it rim and I can show you. I just tell you that we have these animations still arm. So if I have him a right here, and that's a slight show from currents life. And now I click and just watch his belly, you see? Then you see that he's only half a man, so we don't want to have that. So what we do? We just put it a little bit further down. So that gives him some space to bounce. And now it should be. Okay, Let's see once more from currents life, I'd still a little bit, so we still have to give it a little bit more way like that. Okay, now, that's for sure. Okay, So this was it about how Oscar shall be prepared. And in the next video, I will show you what to do about his eyes to make them blink 3. 02 Eye Patches: So, as I said, blinking makes characters look much more human because this is just just what humans do. And so, just if you just have, like, a ST ick picture and you just make this picture bling, it already looks much more animated. So this is a very easy trick, and it's very easily done and what we actually do you, I think you know how motion big pictures work, that it's just a Siri's off 24 or more pictures per second, which make our brains our subconscious, think that things are moving. But in reality, of course, it's only some pictures which follow quickly, one after the other. So this is what we are doing here, too. We were just you raising the eyes for for a part of this set off a second, normally 1/4 off a second. This is all that we do. So we just have to cover the eyes, and this makes it look as if they are closing the eyes. This is all we do. And so I show you how to cover. The eyes were using patches for this, and I just insert I go for insert and then I go for shapes and usually I would take any ellipse. But this time he has this squared, um, classes. So I will take this career because I think this is better to cover it up And whether do I just make us clear like this? And then I want to have the shape feel I'm using the I drop of the I drop it takes the color off anything you're half here and some going very closely to the eyes. This face is quite the same color everywhere. But sometimes you have more shades than its go to that. You go really closely. So you see now the patch is in this pink in this flesh color, but you still have by default, he always have a frame. We don't want to have 10. So what we do next takeover shape outline and we say no outline and took. Now it's a little bit too high. We have to move it a little bit further down, and you see, sometimes it just won't go the way you wanted Then you usually usually used to command key because it always looks for some some some grades to get into. And when you use the command kit and it's file. So now we have to 1st 1 And we could do the same thing again. Or we could make it easy and just copy it. And we do this by right mouse, click, copy and right mouse click paste. Or you can also have the control C and control we and anybody you please it. And then we have this year the second I to be covered. Okay, so now he's blind. Poor guy. And this was it for this video. We continue in the next one. 4. 03 Grouping: There's another quick thing that I want to show you because it always helps you when you go when it comes to any mating. So we have to patch is now This is the 111 I and the other I and off course we could any made them each each separately or we could also just select both of them at the same time. So if I go for the control key and then selecting both that, no other both selected. So this way I could animate them at the same time. But if things should always happen together, there's even them or easy way. And this is that you pulled a select a both and then you click right mouths and you see the have group and then again group. And if you go for that, then you see that they're suddenly it is no long large rectangle, which means that the two eye patches are now one group. So you can see that like this they go together, they don't go separately. But if you want to have them separately, like for example, you just want to change, uh, one off them, and then you just click warns that the group and then you click it one element and then you can move just one elemental to anything you want with one element. So this was about grouping. This is always important if you want to. Any made several things always together because you're building them up to something specific. This makes it easier. So now the two i purchase of one group. 5. 04 Animation: So now we can do the animation and all we want to do, as I said, is that we want to have these patches appear. And any time they appear, Oscar looks blind for a second or even a fake water off a second. Usually and then we make these patches this appear again. And then he has his normal neutral joked that he had before. So how do we do that? We ve select them. Then we say animations and we make them appear. So this here is an easy appear animation and you see them here at animations. You will all see them here at the animations pain. I show you where you find that if I close it and I have to select animation and then I can go here for animation pain. And then you have all your animations there. So what did we do? We have the eyes. The as a group. It's group eight called here we have the eyes as a group. Not not the eyes, but the eye patches which cover the eyes. We have them appear. And now we want to have to disappear again. And, um, just mind one warning off a beginner's mistake. This happens that happens very often because what many people do their ads, the animation s so we want to make it disappears. There's this appear animation and they would just go like this. And you see what happens is now there's only the disappear, animation and appear. Animation is gone. So this means if you are adding animations just like that, you're actually not adding them. You're just changing Dem, You see? Now there is they appear animation again. If you want to have several animations to one object, you always have to go here and say at animation. So now the 1st 1 The picture five is that Oscar flies in which we had in the last video. And now group aid is the eyes and we have here. This is a appear animation. The green ones are always appearing And this is it just easy appearing nothing special. No, especially effects. Just it suddenly there And now we say at animation and we said disappear and seeing. Now we have both animations. And of course, if it would leave it like that, there wouldn't be any sense in it because because it one is just the opposite off the other . So if you have them both happening at the same time, actually nothing will happen at all. But I will tell you everything about the timing in the next video. Now we just make him blink three times. So this means we're adding another animation off a pier and adding another animation of disappear and once again and appear and add disappear. You see that all here we have seven animations now. The 1st 1 is that whole Oscar is appearing. And then we have the eye patches appear and disappear. And now we have all the animation said The only thing that is still missing is a timing. We could have it like that, but we would have to click the mouse each time. So what we would do that is I go for a slideshow, I say from current slide And first animation is he appears Second, he closes his eyes. Then he opens. He closes, he opens, he closes, he openess. And each time I was clicking the mouse off course. You can do it like that, but you might get crazy if you want to have people bling all the time and just on the mouse click. And then Secondly, you can't have different things going on together at the same time. So this is why I am showing you timing in the next video. 6. 05 Timing: I can. Now we do the timing so that you don't have to click the mouse each time you want to have us coupling. So what we have here in the animation pane is the collection off all the animations in Warm Slide, and by default it's You see the numbers here, and it's a mouse click each time. But this is only by default. We can do different things. So what we can do, For example, we can say we want to have a mouse click when Oscar appears, and then we want to do a second mouse click to start the whole blinking. But from that, then on we don't want to use mouse kicks, but we just want to have it happen without us thinking about it. So this way it would mean we want to have a mouse click here, so this is okay and they won't have another mouse click here, but then everything things should happen just on on a timetable. So what this means is that when when we go here, you can click on this little aero, the drop down, and you can say you don't want to start having started a click, but with the previous one. Or you could also say after the previous. But I always purport peripheral this choice for several reasons. So I would say with previous which in that way, of course, doesn't make any sense because they're they're just the opposites, So this way doesn't make any sense. But if I go for animations, you can see here, um, that you also have a delay you can also set this year, but I usually set it here, But you can also go here, there, there. You also have all the timing things and so on. But you just go here and now it says, with previous, it says is up here, too. And but we say 1/4 of a second delay. And when you look closely here, you see that now it went a little bit forward, and you can also see that there is no Number three here anymore because this is counting the mouse click. So there's no third mouse click. It's just if you click of the mouse the second time, it will make the eye patches appear on the quarter of second. Later, it will them make disappear again. OK, Let's go for the next one, the next one when surely blink again. We can give him several seconds. So we say Start with previous, which makes it equal with that. And then we just say, like, two seconds delay, something like that. And then this is the patch appears and they have to make it disappear quite quickly because we're like magicians. It's just a nilou shin that we're doing and what the solution has to be short. Otherwise people see what we're doing. So we say with previous and we make it a lot off a second later and let's go with 3rd 1 again, again say, start with previous and at two seconds. So it's 4 50 and the last one we say again with previous and Viet Okamoto off a second. And if this timeline becomes too long, you can just move it like that and you can see here you can move here. This is the seconds. So if you really have lots of timing, you will need that sometimes. But this is quite obvious. This is quite easy. So what have we done? We have Oscar appear, then at one mouth click and then we can wait. We could all the time this, of course, but I just want to show you the difference is at the second house kick. We're starting the whole blinking thing, and this means it starts at mouse click and court off a second later, the pitches get removed again. Two seconds later, he's blinking again, I think, removes again and the third time. So let's watch it now. Slideshow from current slides Osco Pierce. And now, when I click, then we should have three blinks without me clicking again. Much it so inside, it's exactly what you plan to do. It's two seconds from from rumbling to the next one, and it's only it's only covering the eyes for 1/4 of a second. So this makes the illusion that that's histories closing his eyes. So this was everything about this nice, crafted animation off Oscar blinking, and in the next class you will learn how to make Oscar happy, how you can help him change his facial expression 7. Project and Preview: Okay, so this was it for our second class. And now you know how you can make us coupling and off course. But I would ask you as a project is that you do it yourself. So take your avatar and make your of a troubling. And if you don't know how toe video everything. Or if you don't have all the equipment yet and just send the screenshots off what you have been doing and I really would love to share that. And, of course, if you like the class of what would ask you for thumbs up and maybe some personal vertes, because this already everything this really helps me and also all the other participants. Yes. And if you want to go form or classes, the next class will be Oscar is happy and then show you how you can change Oscars facial expression. So I'm looking forward to showing your dad, and I hope I see you again very soon.