How to create simple animations
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Useful Animation tools
- Keynote Essentially Powerpoint for Mac. (better for animation)
- Drpop.org ->Can create a blend of animation and real people in the animation.
- Adobe After Effects
- Video scribe to write out words and vector graphics. cost $$$$$. Free set of vector graphics as well as a paid versions of graphics. If you contact directly you can ask for a non-profit or educator discount. Can Export as a MOV or a Flash File. http://www.sparkol.com/
- crazytalk -> software to animate still images(heads). Animates based on the audio that you upload to the project. If you contact directly you can ask for a non-profit or educator discount. http://www.reallusion.com/crazytalk/
- RSA Animate (cartoonist on youtube) useful to see how he uses animation as a tool.
Voice over to create effects layed over the animated images. Helps to take a dry and boring project and animates it and brings it to life a bit more.