---- Course lectures updated and bonus lectures added on 9th March 2016 ----
Would you like to increase your sales by using promo videos? How about an animated video where you don't even need to be on camera?
Video has a huge impact on your brand credibility, and on sales. They produce substantially higher conversion rates (where customers go from browsing to buying) and you'd be crazy not to use them in your business.
The problem is they are either expensive or hard to make.
This course is a major shortcut to your first animated promotional video. We'll be working together in each lecture creating your video as you learn. No 'learning for learning sake' here, just actionable and productive lectures.
Hear what my students have to say about this course:
'This was BRILLIANT! After going through this course I felt like I was using it like a pro, I already knew all the tricks to work around the limitations of the system and was able to produce my first, very professional looking video is a really short amount of time, THANK YOU!!' -Paul
'Pure information - no clutter! Enjoyed this course so much, you'll save about $104 thanks to lecture 5. This course is a shortcut to mastery.' - Brandon
'I didn't know what I was looking for till I found you. The course was great, no really, its fantabulous.' - April
'Powerful course here! Powerful, engaging and so easy to follow. All instructors need this course!' - Rosa
'Well done this course was amazing...I am now a convert, loved the style and engaging voice over.' - Leap Training Institute
By the end of this course you will have your own promo video, all:
Plus you'll have my proven workflow (PDF) that produces quality videos in the fastest time possible.
30 Day Money Back Guarantee. You are backed by Udemy's 30 day refund policy. No sweat.
These are the 4 options you have when it comes to making promo videos.
Find out how much animated videos cost. I'll show you the quotes I received. Let's compare that to Powtoon! Hint: $1500/video vs $8/video.
You will also learn the difference between Powtoon plans, and which one you need.
Why would you pay full price? Learn where to get Powtoon for HALF PRICE.
If all else fails, here is how to get Powtoon cheaply.
Learn all about this hard-won workflow. Hours of tears have resulted in an efficient step by step system that will save you hours and days of frustration.
Learn the importance of scripts, and see some examples.
Some examples of my scripts. Notice the difference between an animated script and a live script.
Animation requires far less scripting.
This is the equipment you need...and don't need.
This is a fun lecture showing how much Audio matters for immersion and emotion (and therefore impact!).
Surprisingly, the next step is to choose your music. Find some FREE royalty free music using Powtoon.
Learn the best way to record the voice-over for your video.
Learn the most important thing to do with your audio after you record it. Uses Audacity (free).
The fun begins - start your video with a pre-made animation. It's the fastest way to 'WOW' animations.
Here's a nice hack for getting STANDOUT templates in Powtoon. Look like a pro.
This is an important lecture. Attaching audio and laying out slides will save you time later on - well worth doing.
Learn how to navigate the timeline in Powtoon.
In this lecture learn about objects, where to find them and which ones to use.
This lecture shows how images work in Powtoon, and where to find free stock photos.
Learn some bonus methods to grab free stock music from Powtoon, and an unlimited amount of props!
This lecture teaches the most important part of video - timing. Learn how to time your objects.
This is a bonus lecture explaining how to use animated objects for a better looking video.
In this lecture we cover the biggest pitfall of all - transitions. Learn how to use them like a pro.
This is a bonus lecture showing how to set up manual transitions.
This is a bonus lecture showing how to set up hidden transitions. They are very useful for continuity.
This lecture expands on the concept of professional videos that *wow* your customers.
Learn the potholes and glitches in animating, and how to avoid them.
Step 9 of the workflow is very important. Do it well with this lecture.
Here are the ins and outs of exporting well.
Well done on creating your first promo video! Please share it in a discussion so we can all marvel at your prowess.
I founded and ran a high end medical clinic for 8 years in Sydney, Australia. We spearheaded the introduction of genomic testing to the public and publishing house Penguin Books commissioned a book documenting these exploits for release in 2015.
I also created a nut manufacturing business that makes 'the best nuts on earth'. I qualified as an aircraft pilot in Sydney, trained as a lawyer at the University of Technology Sydney, and spent years leading teams both corporately and for community groups. I trained at the Australian Institute of Music - Classical Guitar, but secretly love playing the piano. I also briefly worked for Elon Musk, who is a thoroughly decent guy.
I have a 'hungry brain' that is addicted to learning, thus the lawyer/pilot/musician/manufacturer/medical entrepreneur qualifications. I believe one career is not enough. We have the ability to be much greater than we are, so don't settle; grow!