How to create simple animations

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Facilitator: Gilda

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.