Advanced Prezi Animation Techniques

Prezi Challenge: The Surprise Reveal. Learn a Prezi special effect that will add excitement to your Prezi presentations
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  • Lectures 44
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 2/2016 English

Course Description

This course teaches experienced Prezi 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

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.

What are the requirements?

  • You must have a Prezi account. It can be any level of account - Enjoy, Pro, EDU, etc. The demonstration will be shown using the free online version of Prezi.
  • You will need to be familiar with creating a Prezi presentation, including adding text and images.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

What 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

Section 1: Getting started
03:02

Promotional video explaining course contents and expectations

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02:02

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

Section 2: Use the Best Images for your Prezi Design
00:56

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

03:22

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

03:48

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.

02:34

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.

01:23

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.

3 questions

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

Section 3: Step 1: Build the Background Scene
00:35

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.

04:15

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

Article

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

05:07

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

Article

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

02:29

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

Article

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

3 questions

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

Section 4: Build the foreground images
00:36

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

02:06

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

Article

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

02:03

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

Article

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

01:52

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

Article

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

02:47

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

Article

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

Working with Prezi Symbols & Shapes
3 questions
Section 5: Map out the path and animation
00:45

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

02:58

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

04:01

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

03:15

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

02:30

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

03:38

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

Article

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

Section 6: Finishing things up
00:52

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

03:18

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

01:26

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

Article

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

01:06

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

Article

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

03:17

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

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

Section 7: Bonus Section
01:30

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

Bonus: Discounts and free resources
Article
2 pages

Download this printable guide to finding digital images for Prezi

4 pages

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

2 pages

Download this printable quick reference guide to the top ten best Prezi shortcuts

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Instructor Biography

Robin Pierman, 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. 

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