Advanced Prezi Animation Techniques
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Advanced Prezi Animation Techniques

Prezi Challenge: The Surprise Reveal. Learn a Prezi special effect that will add excitement to your Prezi presentations
4.7 (11 ratings)
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Created by Robin Pierman
Last updated 6/2017
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 14 Articles
  • 14 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Identify where and how to get good digital images for Prezi
  • Understand the difference between raster and vector graphics
  • Construct your own vector graphics within Prezi
  • Practice the grouping and layering of images
  • Animate elements inside and outside of a Prezi frame
  • Create the "Surprise Reveal" special effect in Prezi
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Requirements
  • This is NOT a beginner course. You will need to know how to create a prezi, edit, and present before taking this course.
  • If you don't already have basic Prezi skills, you should take my free Basic Prezi Tutorial before taking this course.
  • You must have a Prezi Classic account. It can be any type - Public, Pro, EDU. The free account is fine.
  • This course is NOT for Prezi Next
Description

This course teaches experienced Prezi Classic users how to improve their visual design and animation skills. You will learn how to:

  • choose the best graphics for Prezi
  • animate text and objects in your prezi
  • group and layer elements on the canvas
  • use time-saving shortcuts

Note: This course is for Prezi Classic not for Prezi Next

Hands-on Project

You will practice these skills by completing a hands-on project called, "The Surprise Reveal." Video lectures demonstrate and explain the steps, quizzes measure your progress, and step-by-step instructions guide you through the practice exercises. A culminating project tests your understanding, and a personalized final project gives you an opportunity to demonstrate your new design abilities.

Bonus Materials

Included in the course are many bonus materials including quick reference guides, and resources for finding Prezi support, FREE templates, social networks, BEST graphics sites, and more.

Prezi is an exciting alternative to PowerPoint and Keynote. More and more presenters are using Prezi to prevent Death by PowerPoint. Its exciting zooming movement and stunning visual effects distinguish Prezi from a sea of boring slideshows.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course will challenge your prezi design skills. It is meant for experienced Prezi users. If you have never used Prezi, this is not the course you are looking for.
  • If you have completed my Prezi Basic Tutorial course on Udemy, you will be prepared to take this course.
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Curriculum For This Course
45 Lectures
01:21:28
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Getting started
4 Lectures 07:24

Best practices for getting the most out of my Udemy courses

Preview 01:54

Promotional video explaining course contents and expectations

Preview 03:02

Adjust Your Player Settings
00:26

Here's a neat Prezi shortcut that will reduce your design time.

Preview 02:02
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Use the Best Images for your Prezi Design
6 Lectures 12:34

What's in Section two? It's all about images.

Preview 00:56

The quality of your visuals determines the impact of your prezi. This lecture shows some examples of prezis with outstanding images.

Preview 03:22

You don't have to spend a fortune to get good images for your prezi. You can get them for free, but make sure you have the legal right to use them.

Preview 03:48

The unique zooming movement in a prezi requires that you use very high resolution graphics. Learn the difference between raster and vector graphics and which is best for Prezi.

Preview 02:34

Take a close look at the hands-on project. Analyze the graphics, movement, and animation so you are prepared to duplicate it on your own.

Preview 01:23

Quiz yourself on using the best type of graphics for the course project and all of your prezis.

The Best Images for Prezi
3 questions

I need your help!
00:31
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Step 1: Build the Background Scene
7 Lectures 12:56

Since the best images to use are already built in to the software, we'll use Prezi's graphics to build our visuals for the hands-on project.

Preview 00:35

Learn how to construct a graphic using nothing but simple, geometric shapes.

Building an image from scratch
04:15

Download and print this handout for a guide through the next steps in the hands-on Prezi project.

Hands-on Assignment: Build the background image
00:11

Learn some short cuts for the Prezi Editor while starting to construct the background for your hands-on project.

Drawing the trees
05:07

Download and print this handout for a guide through the next steps in the hands-on Prezi project.

Hands-on Assignment: Draw the trees
00:09

Learn the best practices for naming and saving your Prezi projects.

Saving the Prezi Project
02:29

Download and print this handout for a guide through the next steps in the hands-on Prezi project.

Hands-on Assignment: Name and save the prezi
00:10

Quiz yourself on how and why to build your own images in Prezi

Building your own images in Prezi
3 questions
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Build the foreground images
9 Lectures 10:09

Now that the background is complete, we'll add the nighttime scene and add the other images.

Preview 00:36

We don't need to start from scratch. We can duplicate the background scene and recolor it to create our nighttime scene.

Creating the nighttime scene out of the daytime scene
02:06

Download and print this handout for a guide through the next steps in the hands-on Prezi project.

Hands-on Assignment: Create the nighttime scene
00:07

The second step in creating the nighttime scene is to replace the sun with a moon and the clouds with stars.

Replacing the sun and clouds
02:03

Download and print this handout for a guide through the next steps in the hands-on Prezi project.

Hands-on Assignment: Replace the sun and clouds
00:14

Grouping is an important concept in Prezi especially when your are animating images.

Grouping the images together
01:52

Download and print this handout for a guide through the next steps in the hands-on Prezi project.

Hands-on Assignment: Grouping images
00:09

Layer the girl image over the top of the background scene and group more images together.

Adding the girl and speech bubble
02:47

Download and print this handout for a guide through the next steps in the hands-on Prezi project.

Hands-on Assignment: Add the little girl
00:14

Working with Prezi Symbols & Shapes
3 questions
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Map out the path and animation
7 Lectures 17:30

The frames, path, and animation control all the movement in the prezi. By setting them correctly, you will achieve the surprise reveal effect.

Preview 00:45

There are only three frames in the hands-on project, but it's important that you position them correctly.

Adding the frames
02:58

The path controls your the presentation advances from frame to frame. Learn some tricks to working with the Prezi path.

Setting the path
04:01

Animation adds even more interest to your presentation. Learn how to use fade-in animation.

Adding the first animation
03:15

Animating outside the frame can seem complicated, but it's easy if you follow these steps.

Animating outside of the frame
02:30

Add the fade-in animation that produces the surprise reveal effect.

Fading in the layered image
03:38

Download and print this handout for a guide through the next steps in the hands-on Prezi project.

Hands-on Assignment: Set up the frames, path, and animation
00:23
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Finishing things up
8 Lectures 10:35

Finish up your hands-on project and complete several more prezis to practice your design skills.

Preview 00:52

There are presentation alternatives to the typical laptop and projector set-up.

Presenting your prezi
03:18

You've copied my demonstration videos to create your first surprise reveal. Now create another one from scratch.

A practice prezi to do on your own
01:26

Detailed instructions for creating a surprise reveal on your own to practice your new skills

Hands-on Assignment: Practice your Prezi skills
00:11

If you're up for a challenge, this project will stretch your Prezi design skills.

An extra project that will truly challenge your skills
01:06

Detailed instructions and a link to the needed resources for creating this challenging surprise reveal project

Hands-on Assignment: An extra Prezi challenge
00:11

Show how much you've learned in this course by completing your own unique Prezi project.

Your "Final Exam" - Sharing your Prezi masterpiece with others
03:17

Show how much you've learned in this course by completing your own unique Prezi project.

Your "Final Exam" - Sharing your Prezi masterpiece with others
00:13
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Bonus Section
4 Lectures 04:26

Find out how you can get free templates and graphics for your projects plus continue to learn about Prezi.

Preview 04:15

Bonus: Discounts and free resources
00:11

Download this printable guide to finding digital images for Prezi

Bonus: Where to find good graphics
2 pages

Download this useful explanation of the TeachMePrezi process for creating a prezi from a blank canvas to the completed project

Bonus: The Prezi Process
4 pages
About the Instructor
Robin Pierman
4.4 Average rating
177 Reviews
7,214 Students
3 Courses
Official Independent Prezi Expert

Robin Pierman is proud to be one of the few trainers endorsed by Prezi as an Official Independent Expert. She has spent over twenty years in the training industry. She has a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Michigan and teaches in corporate and university classrooms and virtual training environments. Her company, TeachMePrezi, strives to inspire presenters to share their messages with Prezi, a dynamic alternative to PowerPoint.