Learn How to Create an Animated Promo Video in 1 Hour
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Add some character to your next promo video!
4.1 (18 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,693 students enrolled
Created by Suzanne Louis
Last updated 9/2013
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of this course, you will be able to make an animated promo video
  • In this course, you will learn how to create characters, scenes, storyboards, add music, special FX, transitions, and how to integrate your own backgrounds and logo
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Requirements
  • Mac or PC Computer
  • Internet Connection
  • GoAnimate.com Subscription
Description

Since YouTube was created in 2005, online videos have been a huge part of marketing campaigns. Videos convey information in a much more interesting and fun way than script ever could. And when information is interesting and fun, people share it! Your video will be all over Facebook, Twitter, and other Social Media Networks. By creating an animated promo video, you are engaging your audience. An animated promo video offers entertainment in addition to a sales pitch.


Previously, you would have to hire someone to create an animated video for you. It would be a costly and lengthly process. These days, GoAnimate is available! This program levels the playing field, and enables every business owner to participate in the content marketing exchange.

In this course, I am going to show you the ins and outs of GoAnimate! You will be able to:

- Create a storyboard
- Customize characters
- Add scenes
- Animate your characters
- Use generated or custom voice overs
- Feature music
- Change the composition
- Add transitions
- Use special FX
- Upload your own backgrounds and logo to be featured in the video

To cap it off, I am going to show you how to create an animated promo video from start to finish.

I look forward to seeing you in the course!

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginners to GoAnimate
  • Anyone wanting to learn how to create an animated promo video
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 14 Lectures Collapse All 14 Lectures 01:02:53
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Introduction
2 Lectures 02:22

In this tutorial, you will learn:

- More about the format of this course
- Why the lectures are short in length
- How the Udemy App for iPhones can help you to learn on-the-go!

Preview 00:41

In this tutorial, you will learn:

- About the different plans and pricing GoAnimate has to offer
- Features to consider when choosing your plan
- Information about the different themes in GoAnimate
- What you can do to make your GoAnimate promo video unique

Preview 01:41
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Creating Your Promo Video
12 Lectures 01:00:31

In this tutorial, you will learn:

- How to customize characters
- Where to find and use your character in the video player

Preview 04:31

In this tutorial, you will learn:

- What a storyboard is and why it is necessary
- How to create a storyboard
- The essential elements of a script

Scripts and Storyboards
02:25

In this tutorial, you will learn:

- How to mix and match backgrounds and characters from different themes
- How to customize GoAnimate backgrounds
- How to upload a custom background and prop
- How to create a Starter

Customized Backgrounds and Props
04:27

In this tutorial, you will learn how to:

- Choose different actions for your character
- Change your character's expression
- Flip your character
- Give a prop or character an entrance or exit motion
- Make your character walk into the room

Preview 06:33

In this tutorial, you will learn how to:

- Use the text-to-speech function
- Record your own voice into GoAnimate
- Record your voice into Audacity and upload it to GoAnimate
- Make characters appear to be talking to each other

Giving Your Character a Voice
08:04

In this tutorial, you will learn how to:

- Find and add props to your scene
- Resize props
- Add and customize text

Adding Props and Text
04:02

In this tutorial, you will learn how to:

- Add music to your video
- Lower the music volume
- Upload your own music

Musical Effects
03:11

In this tutorial, you will learn how to:

- Choose and add transitions into scenes
- Add in special FX
- Adjust timing

Transitions and FX
05:34

In this tutorial, you're going to learn:

- Why it is important to change the perspective some times in the video
- How to zoom into a part of the scene to draw the viewer's interest to it

Composition
01:34

In this tutorial, you will see the first half of a 2 part series on how to create a promo video from start to finish!

Start to Finish Promo Video Pt. 1
06:05

In this tutorial, you will see the second half of the 2 part series on how to create a promo video from start to finish!

Start to Finish Promo Video Pt. 2
12:34

In this tutorial, you will learn:

- Why it is important to create a promo video check list
- How to upload your video

Congratulations!
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About the Instructor
Suzanne Louis
4.3 Average rating
24 Reviews
2,338 Students
2 Courses
Teacher and Marketing Expert

Suzanne Louis has been teaching since 2007 and studying Marketing since 2004. She's the owner of the e-learning company Best Practice, and works as a Freelance Marketing Expert. Spending her work days creating landing pages, blogging, maintaining various Social Media Networks, tracking advertising campaigns, and devising new and creative Marketing Strategies, Suzanne shares proven best practices through her courses. Also the author of the book 100 Ways to Teach Your Kids with Fruit - Suzanne teaches parents how they can use fruit to teach their children the core subjects at home. In her spare time, Suzanne enjoys Yoga, Tennis, Movies, and Road trips!