Definitive Guide to Creating Animated Videos in PowerPoint
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Definitive Guide to Creating Animated Videos in PowerPoint

Learn how to use PowerPoint to create animated explainer videos, promo videos, and intro videos for your online courses.
4.4 (127 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.
3,314 students enrolled
Created by Evan VanDerwerker
Last updated 7/2015
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  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Downloadable projects files for you to follow along (and use in your future projects)
  • A comprehensive walkthrough, where I’ll create a video from start to finish for a fictional company
  • A free 15-slide PowerPoint video template, fully-animated and ready for use
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  • Access to Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 or 2013

Last updated 6/1/2017.

Join over 3,000 students who have discovered how easy it is to create animated, promotional videos with this to-the-point tutorial for all PowerPoint users.

Creating videos doesn't have to be difficult or expensive. Using a few little-known capabilities of Microsoft PowerPoint, you can start cranking out YouTube-ready videos to promote your business, to pitch your online course, or just for fun!

You will learn how to:

  • Animate and automate text, images, and objects
  • Incorporate sound effects and background music
  • And, record voice-over narrations…all in PowerPoint!

Here's what a few of my favorite students had to say:

  • "[By] far the most immediately useful course I have invested in on Udemy." - B. Williford
  • "[By] far one of the best courses on Udemy." - A. Pazeto
  • "I didn't know PowerPoint was this versatile and will absolutely use what I learned when I have to give a presentation again!" - R. Andel
  • “Evan really uncovered some great tips. Easy to follow. Beautifully presented. Thank you." - B. Gordon
  • “This is a solid course. It delivers on all promises made. Satisfied." - J. Smith

A Clever Way to Create Awesome, Animated Videos

Modern, promotional videos are a great way to capture attention and endorse your business, product, or online course. Traditionally, producing an animated video required a fat wallet, specialized skills, and expensive equipment. Animated videos were great but not realistic for entrepreneurs, small business owners, or anyone on a tight deadline.

Being able to produce animated videos quickly, easily, and independently is a powerful and useful skill for anyone seeking to build or grow an online business or course. Learning how to do this in an easy-to-use program you likely already have is almost too good to be true. Almost.

Course Overview

Suitable for all PowerPoint users, this course is straightforward and to the point. Unlike many online courses, my lectures include no tangents, no spiraling, and no bloat. This course consists of 14 concise lectures, and in less than an hour you'll learn to make awesome, animated videos.

Starting with an empty PowerPoint template, this course will break down the steps required to prepare your presentation for high definition (HD) video creation. With these basics mastered, the course will teach you how to add, animate, and automate text, graphics, and objects.

The next stage will be audio, where you'll work with sound effects, background music, and voice-over narrations. Though all of these elements can be managed in PowerPoint, some people find it easier to pull them into a video-editing software. (Just to be safe, this course will teach both!)

The last step to the process is exporting your video—optimal settings and a few considerations before wrapping up your video.

Complete with project files and a free 15-slide video template, this course will fully prepare students who complete it with the skills and knowledge to start creating (and even selling) animated videos.

If you are unsatisfied for any reason, I'll provide a 100% refund.

Who is the target audience?
  • Small business owners
  • Online marketers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Online course instructors
  • YouTube streamers
  • Website managers
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Curriculum For This Course
A Bit of Stretching Before the Big Game
3 Lectures 08:59

We’ve all heard of PowerPoint; we’ve all used PowerPoint; and, we’ve all sat through PowerPoint presentations that put us to sleep. Now it’s time to make those presentations better!

Preview 02:25

In this video I’m going to introduce you to the full process of creating an animated video in Microsoft PowerPoint. I find that it’s easier to learn if you get a taste of what all we’ll be doing before we take a deep dive into each of the steps.

Preview 03:22

It turns out that a traditional PowerPoint slide isn’t out-of-the-box conducive for making videos. There are some configurations that we’ll need to make before we start adding text and animating objects for our videos.

How to Prep PowerPoint for Making Videos
Adding Animations to Your Text and Objects
3 Lectures 12:34

Using Animations in PowerPoint is a great way to draw attention to important parts of your presentation. They also allow you to control the flow of information, showing only bits of text or a few images at a time.

The Basics of Animating Text and Objects

An improper file format or a poor quality image is the best way to make a shabby video. So, grab yourself a cup of coffee and buckle up for some book learning!

Preview 03:36

You know by now that creating videos in PowerPoint is all about adding and ordering animations in a cool way. In this video, we’re going to take an in-depth look into timing animations.

How to Test, Order, and Time Your Animations
Adding Subtle Sounds Effects to the Animations
1 Lecture 02:48

Even though you’ve been taught since you were a toddler than sounds effects in PowerPoint are bad, a big no-no, and not allowed; if you’re making videos, we can sometimes make an exception.

How to Add Sound to Animations and Transitions
Adding Narrations to Your Videos
2 Lectures 04:55

In addition to animations and sound effects, users can add audio narrations (also known as voiceovers) to their presentations. Using voiceovers, you can narrate each of your slides, or read a script and use your newly-found animation skills to supplement your words.

How to Record Narrations for Your Slideshow

PowerPoint allows users to turn their cursors into laser pointers in either the Slide Show or Reading views. Making it a laser pointer will allow you to draw your audience’s attention to specific elements, much like it would during a real presentation.

How to Capture Your Mouse Pointer Movements
Saving Your Presentation as a Video
1 Lecture 02:33

It isn’t as easy as you might think. In this video, I’m going to show you a few things to look out for when finishing up your videos—right before we click Save.

How to Save Your Presentation as a Video
Creating a Sample Video for Hasty Bake
3 Lectures 22:38

Before we take a deep dive into creating a video, let’s take a look at the video we’ll working to create.

The Video That We’re Going to Make

The first step, as we know by now, is adding animations to our PowerPoint presentation.

Part 1 - How to Animate the Hasty Bake Video

Let’s get dangerous when it comes to audio basics: background music, sound effects, and narration. That’s what we’re going to talk about in this video.

Part 2 - How to Add Audio to the Hasty Bake Video
Nabbing Some Free Stuff!
1 Lecture 03:25

A free gift, you say? Here’s a fully-animated video template ready for use in your next video project.

Preview 03:25
About the Instructor
Evan VanDerwerker
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Creator of Instructory

Hello, hello! My name is Evan VanDerwerker.

A few years ago, I decided to mush my design and digital marketing skills together and try my hand at creating online courses. It took me a few weeks to publish my first course on Udemy, and it’s been pretty smooth sailing ever since. Now, I want to help you do the same thing!

I recently launched Instructory with the intention of building an online school that empowers aspiring instructors like yourself with the know-how and tools needed to create online courses. The goal of Instructory is to teach you how to prepare, produce, publish and promote extremely profitable online courses.