Produce Engaging Whiteboard Animations in VideoScribe

Learn how to use VideoScribe to produce Eye Catching Whiteboard Animations that highlight your brand or product.
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Instructed by Mary Ingrassia Design / Design Tools
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  • Lectures 30
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 5/2015 English

Course Description

If you are looking to learn how to make your own Whiteboard Animations, rather than pay someone else to do it, you've come to the right place! These videos are great for advertising and getting your message across, no matter what it is. You can have little to no video production or design knowledge to get started making Whiteboard Animations. These videos are great for small businesses, startups, and even teachers.

The goal is to learn the basics of how to use VideoScribe, advanced techniques within the program, and finally to approach the designing of whiteboard animations with a more artistic eye.

What are the requirements?

  • PC or Mac
  • An Active Trial or Subscription to VideoScribe

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn how to use VideoScribe to create Whiteboard Animations
  • Understand Good Design Practices when creating Whiteboard Animations

Who is the target audience?

  • For Beginner & Intermediate Level Aspiring Video Producers
  • Not for Advanced Level Video Animators/Designers

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Intro to VideoScribe

VideoScribe is Whiteboard animation software created & run by Sparkol. They offer a 7 Day Free Trial & various subscription options like monthly subs, yearly subs, or a one time payment if you wanted to own a copy of the program for lifetime use. They also offer Education Licenses, and multi-user discounts for businesses. If this is your first time starting out, I highly suggest the 7 day free trial to get an idea of what the program is all about. After that, if you want to continue using VideoScribe, you can choose the subscription that is best for you.

  • Once you have your account set up and running, you can Log in.
  • After logging in, the first screen you see is the project screen where your locally saved projects are located.
  • Learn how to search for projects by using the filter button.
  • Learn about the Default Settings VideoScribe uses every time a new scribe file is created.
  • Make sure to have all of the files that you plan to use for your video organized in a folder.
Intro to VideoScribe Quiz
2 questions
Section 2: Setting the Stage
  • Get started! Create a new scribe file.
  • Learn the controls for moving around the canvas.

Learn how to:

  • Search for images, and add them to the canvas.
  • Move the image, resize, and rotate.
  • Set the camera.
  • Use keyboard shortcuts for cut, copy, paste, and the arrow keys to slightly move images.

Learn how to:

  • Change the animate time for an image.
  • Edit image properties.
  • Preview the drawing of the image.

Learn how to:

  • Add text to the canvas.
  • Change text color.

Learn how to:

  • Change font.
  • Change text properties like letter spacing (gap), transparency, and text alignment.

Learn how to:

  • Preview the animation so far.
  • Re-arrange elements on the timeline.
  • Save the scribe and learn about different save options.
  • Render the video and learn about various rendering options.

Learn how to:

  • Add Voice Over by recording the voice directly within VideoScribe.
  • Add Music.
Setting the Stage Quiz
6 questions
Section 3: Tweaking the Scribe

Learn how to:

  • Change camera position for different elements.


  • How to Import a PNG file.
  • How to Import a SVG file.
  • SVG files draw out line by line, differently than how a PNG file draws out.


  • How to add Pauses to elements.
  • Pauses allow more time for a viewer to see a slide or element.

Learn how to:

  • Add a GIF.
  • Loop a GIF.

Learn how to:

  • Flip an image.
  • Change outline strokes.
  • Change opacity/transparency.
  • Change image coloring.

Learn how to:

  • Add filter effects to an element.
  • Copy and paste an element to keep the same effects you've applied to the original element.

Learn how to:

  • Move in an element.
  • Control how and where the element moves in.
  • Change the hand that moves in the element.

Learn how to:

  • Create an erase animation.
  • Change the hand for the erase animation.

Learn how to:

  • Move elements in the timeline by right clicking on them.
  • Change hands for an individual element.
  • Change the default hand for the entire video.
  • Change the background texture & color.
  • Solve issues with using different background color.

Learn how to:

  • Create an image movement effect with morphing.
  • Morph one image into a different image.
  • Create a Grow, Shrink or Rotate animation effect with morphing.
  • Preview your video often, don't skip to rendering!
  • Tweak elements as needed after reviewing a preview of your entire scribe.
Tweaking the Scribe Quiz
6 questions
Section 4: Advanced Techniques

Learn how to:

  • Import a voice over file
  • Speed up elements to sync up to a voice over - continue to preview and tweak elements until the animations sync up to the voice.
  • Add background music

Learn how to:

  • Create & edit a SVG file in Illustrator
  • Convert a PNG file into an SVG file by using "Live Trace"
  • Save an image from within VideoScribe as an SVG

Learn how to:

  • Use to create a custom GIF animation

Learn how to:

  • Add a Chart element to the canvas
  • Edit the Chart elements
Advanced Techniques Quiz
3 questions
Section 5: Valuable Resources & Advice

10 Helpful Resources

  • Advice on Whiteboard animation design.
Section 6: New VideoScribe Features
Adding a logo watermark

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Instructor Biography

Mary Ingrassia, Video Producer & Graphic Designer

I have a B.F.A in Computer Graphics, and have been working as a Freelance Graphic Designer for over 5 years. I am a Top Rated, Featured & Super Seller on Fiverr. I've been producing VideoScribe Whiteboard Animations for over 3 years, and have created over a thousand whiteboard animations. I am passionate about being creative, and I hope to pass on my experience & knowledge to you!

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