Produce Engaging Whiteboard Animations in VideoScribe
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Produce Engaging Whiteboard Animations in VideoScribe

Learn how to use VideoScribe to produce Eye Catching Whiteboard Animations that highlight your brand or product.
4.2 (102 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.
846 students enrolled
Created by Mary Ingrassia
Last updated 8/2017
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn how to use VideoScribe to create Whiteboard Animations
  • Understand Good Design Practices when creating Whiteboard Animations
  • Promote or Explain your Business, Product, or Service
  • Find out about GREAT royalty free resources that can help bring your project to life!
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  • PC or Mac
  • An Active Trial or Subscription to VideoScribe

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, find out about valuable royalty free resources, and finally to approach the designing of whiteboard animations with a more artistic eye.

Also included is a bonus pack of 40+ original & remixed SVG images for your use within VideoScribe!

Who is the target audience?
  • For Beginner & Intermediate Level Aspiring Video Producers
  • Not for Advanced Level Video Animators/Designers
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Curriculum For This Course
Intro to VideoScribe
4 Lectures 04:10

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.

Preview 00:37

  • 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.
Preview 01:05

  • 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.
Preview 01:40

Intro to VideoScribe Quiz
2 questions
Setting the Stage
7 Lectures 13:03
  • Get started! Create a new scribe file.
  • Learn the controls for moving around the canvas.
Preview 00:46

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.
Preview 01:46

Learn how to:

  • Change the animate time for an image.
  • Edit image properties.
  • Preview the drawing of the image.
Preview 01:22

Learn how to:

  • Add text to the canvas.
  • Change text color.
Preview 01:05

Learn how to:

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

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.
Preview, Save & Render

Learn how to:

  • Add Voice Over by recording the voice directly within VideoScribe.
  • Add Music.
Adding Music & Voice Over

Setting the Stage Quiz
6 questions
Tweaking the Scribe
11 Lectures 18:16

Learn how to:

  • Change camera position for different elements.
Camera Positioning


  • 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.
Importing an Image from a File


  • 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.
Adding a GIF

Learn how to:

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

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.
Image & Text Filter Effects

Learn how to:

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

Learn how to:

  • Create an erase animation.
  • Change the hand for the erase animation.
Preview 01:06

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.
Changing Hands & Backgrounds

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.
Final Preview

Tweaking the Scribe Quiz
6 questions
Advanced Techniques
4 Lectures 08:55

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
Importing & Syncing a pre-recorded voice over

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
Create & Edit SVGs in Illustrator

Learn how to:

  • Use to create a custom GIF animation
Making a GIF

Learn how to:

  • Add a Chart element to the canvas
  • Edit the Chart elements
Add a Chart

Advanced Techniques Quiz
3 questions
Support, Resources & Design Advice
6 Lectures 11:39

Troubleshooting Common Issues & How to contact support if needed

Troubleshooting & Contacting Support

10 Helpful Resources

Valuable Resources

  • Advice on Whiteboard animation design.
Design Advice

How to incorporate backgrounds images into slides & background + element design advice

Adding Backgrounds to Slides

General advice on organizing & searching through folders

Project & Image File Organization

Create a whiteboard animation where the topic is introducing yourself, kind of like a light hearted resume.
Practice Whiteboard Project
1 question

New VideoScribe Features
3 Lectures 02:09

A look at the newest version of VideoScribe 3.0, which is currently in Beta. I suggest waiting until the program is out of Beta to try out. Version 2.0 is still the more stable release.

VideoScribe 3.0

Adding a logo watermark

Newest VideoScribe Version Release Notes
About the Instructor
Mary Ingrassia
4.3 Average rating
131 Reviews
1,563 Students
2 Courses
Video Producer & Graphic Designer

I have a B.F.A in Computer Graphics, and have been working as a Freelance Graphic Designer for over 7 years. I am a Top Rated Super Seller & Ambassador on Fiverr. I've been producing VideoScribe Whiteboard Animations for over 5 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!