Dhivyasshri Krishna

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Performance Marketer, Animaker

Animated educational videos and how to create them

Are you a teacher aiming to impress your students?

Or, are you a student trying to get straight A’s for your assignments?

Student or teacher, all we have is one goal in mind. We want to stand out!

But due to workload or laziness, we end up making the same old boring presentations!

If you want to 

  • Take your lecture/assignment to the next level,
  • Make your point heard, 
  • Make an everlasting impression,

You will need a presentation unlike any other.

But, presentations are sooo 90s! Let’s do things the 2K way!

Let’s bring Animated educational videos into the picture!

Why make those mundane presentations when you can make cool videos to explain a topic?

Why use robotic clipart when you can have characters and properties zooming across the scene in your videos?

Imagine the look on your students’/classmates’ faces when they see those awesome animations!

And the best part is, your points get registered on their head in no time without you trying hard!

So, let’s get started and get our hands on making the perfect animated educational video!

Wait, I can see you sulking! Are you thinking about the hours you need to put in to make a great animated video?

Haha… Don’t worry! We are giving you this solution cuz we have a great tool in hand that lets you create breathtaking animated videos in less than 10 minutes!

To create your stunning educational video, we will use Animaker, a DIY video-making platform that helps even a beginner create fascinating animated videos quickly and easily. 

Check out this video to learn how to create educational videos through a video tutorial.

Alternatively, continue reading if you want to learn how from a textual guide.

How to make Animated Educational Videos using Animaker?

Even the most complex concepts can be fun when we deliver them correctly!

Follow these steps to create an awesome animated educational video and make learning fun and effortless for the audience!

Now, let’s check out how to create animated educational videos for school projects. With a concept ready in mind, let’s proceed.

Step 1 – Create an Account

Visit Animaker. Login if you’ve already created an account. If not, create a new account and log in.

Step 2 – Exploring the Animaker Dashboard and Interface

Once you log in, you will be taken to the Dashboard.

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If you’re unsure about starting a project from scratch, don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Let our Animaker pre-built templates do the job for you.

Go to the templates page and preview any template to get an idea about how it looks. Then, if you like any template, click on it to launch it as a project and customize it to your needs.

Or, if you would like to create a video from scratch, we’re here to help you create one.

To create a new project, click on the ‘Create’ option from the left and follow as instructed in the image below. 

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Before jumping into creating an educational animated video, let us get you accustomed to the Animaker interface. 

There are five sections in the app:

  • Library 
  • Workspace 
  • Scenes 
  • Menu bar
  • Timeline

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Library – The Library of the Animaker app is where you will find all the assets needed for your video, including characters, props, icons, stock assets, music files, and more.

Workspace – The whitespace at the center is called the workspace. This is where your animated educational video will come to life.

Scenes – This section houses all the scenes of the video. Just like how many slides come together to form a presentation, the scenes come together to form your awesome video. 

Menu barYou can preview the video, change its title, and share and publish the video from the menu.

Timeline – At the bottom of the screen is the timeline. The timeline helps you monitor the time limits and effects of the assets you have added to the scenes. 

Step 3 – Creating the first scene. 

Adding a Character:

Let’s start by creating an animated character. You can either add a pre-made character from the library or create custom characters by clicking on the ‘Create your own’ under the character tab. 

Using this option, you can create a character that resembles you and features your doppelganger in your video! Now, wouldn’t that be exciting?

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Click on the link to learn how to create animated characters.

Add your character to the workspace by simply clicking on it. Once you add the character, click on it to find a bunch of options above. 

Click on the ‘Action’ button and explore 500+ actions for the character.

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Now, let’s click on the action, which seems like talking.

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Adding a Background:

Now, it’s time to add a background to the scene. Click anywhere on the workspace. You will notice a new color palette opening in the library section.

Click on the ‘edit’ option to change the color. 

Video Animation

You can add multiple colors as a gradient to your background by clicking on the plus button. 

You can also change the direction of the shades like this… 

2D / Animation

Apart from the solid color or gradient color BGs, Animaker also houses many animated, image, and video BGs. You can change the background using the library’s BG/Image/Video tabs, as shown in the GIF below.

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Adding Text:

This is the first scene, the introductory scene. Let’s tell the viewers what the video is about. Open the text section from the library and click on one of the text boxes. Add your text. 

Animation

Now, click on the text. This opens the text settings on top. Here, you can customize the font, text color, and add effects and animations to your texts.

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Scroll down the “Edit Text” option and click on one of the ‘Effects’ options to enhance your text.

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When you click on the text, you will see a yellow-colored bar in the timeline. This bar represents the duration for which your text will be visible.

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Let’s make the text appear a little later. So, we’re going to drag the left edge of the yellow bar and place it as ‘2s’, which makes the text appear after the first 2 seconds. 

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Now, we are going to add some animation to the text. 

Click on the text to find the ‘Animation’ option on the top. 

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Click on any of the entry animations from the ‘Enter’ tab. Next, adjust the duration of the animation effects in the timeline by adjusting the dark yellow bar. 

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Adding Properties:

To add a property to the scene, click on the properties section (from the library). Since the video is about the Human respiratory system, I will search for the word ‘lungs.’ 

Click on one of the search results to add it to the workspace. Then, just like you did for the text, you can adjust the property’s duration in the timeline and add an effect to it by clicking on the ‘Animation’ option.

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Adding voice-over to the character:

To add a voice-over to this character, click on the character and select the ‘Lip-sync’ option. You can see a bunch of options appearing. 

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  1. You can directly record your voice using the ‘Record Voice’ option. 
  2. If you already have a script, you can simply upload your text and convert it to a voiceover using the ‘Text to Speech’ option.
  3. The ‘Upload’ option allows you to upload any pre-recorded voices.

I have a script ready, so I will use the “Text to Speech” option. Animaker easily converts the text into a voice that automatically lip-syncs with the character. Here, you can change the gender, language, and voice to differentiate between two characters.

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When you want to convert the text into speech, you can use the features such as sound, pitch & volume to make it sound better and natural. Click on the button to the left of the text (rounded red in the screenshot above) to access these options.

Not just that, you can control the break and breath in the sentence by clicking on the grey dot between each word.

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Once you’re okay with the audio, click on the ‘Add to Timeline’ option, and the audio will automatically sync with the character.

Adding Background narration voice:

We just saw how to add a voiceover and lip-sync it to the character. Now, let’s add it as a background voice instead of adding it to the character. 

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As you see in the above screenshot, there is an option to add a voice from the timeline. Click on the voice-over symbol and choose ‘Text to Speech’ to paste the ready-made script. 

After you adjust the volume, pitch, and other options, click on the ‘Add to Timeline’ option to add the voiceover to the scene.

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You’ll get a pop-up (as shown in the below image) once you have added a voice-over.

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Controlling the scene duration

By default, the scene duration is 10 seconds. Let’s make it 5 seconds. To adjust the scene duration, click the plus or minus buttons on the bottom right.

Once you click the minus button five times, you will notice the scene’s duration is reduced to five seconds.

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Step 4 – Add/Delete/Duplicate scenes

From the scenes tab, click on the three dots on any scene. You will see three options appear. 

Add scene – This lets you create a new blank scene.

Duplicate – This lets you duplicate the current scene. This is the easiest way to apply the properties of one scene to another.

Delete – This deletes the current scene. 

Since I want all my scenes to have the same background, I use the duplicate option. 

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Step 5 – Creating the second scene.

Since I duplicated the scene, the second scene comes with all the elements from the first scene.

In this scene, let’s show how the oxygen molecules move through the lungs. 

First, let’s add the lungs. So, go to the properties section and search for the term ‘lungs’.

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Now, let’s add the oxygen molecules. But first, we need a property that resembles oxygen molecules. Since the molecular structure of oxygen resembles dumbbells, we are using a dumbbell to represent the oxygen molecules. 

After adding the dumbbell, click on the ‘color’ option to change its color.

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Now, let’s make the O2 molecules move through the lungs! The idea is to make the O2 molecule enter the trachea pipe and move into the left lung. For this, we will use the ‘Smart Move’ option.

Place the dumbbell at the beginning (top) of the lungs and click on the ‘Smart Move’ option. Now, you will notice two frames appear on the timeframe. By adjusting these frames, we can make the O2 molecule move.

One frame must be at the top of the pipe. Click on the second frame and drag it to the end of the pipe. In the timeline, click on the second frame and move it away from the first frame.

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This is how the molecule moves now.

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Now, let’s make the molecule enter the left lung. For this, we add another frame of the dumbbell. To do this, drag the black playhead on the timeline slightly to the right and click on the ‘+’ symbol. This adds the third frame. 

Now, drag the third frame to the end of the left lung’s nerves. 

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Instead of making the molecule move straight, you can adjust its path by moving the dotted lines between the second and the third point (as shown in the GIF below).

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It’s showtime now! Look at how the O2 molecule move. 

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Instead of recreating the animation for the right lung, you can simply copy-paste it and adjust the directions. 

That was easy, wasn’t it?

Like how we created the first two scenes, you can create the other scenes too.

Step 6 – Add transition effects. 

Let’s add a transition effect between each scene. Click on the transition effect in the scene section to open the transition tab. From here, you can add different transitions between scenes.

transition effects

Step 7 – Add Music tracks 

To add a music track, go to the music section in the library. There are 30,000+ copyright-free music tracks that you can use. You can hover over the music tracks to hear the music. 

Click on any of the tracks to apply to your video.

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Let’s reduce the volume of the track so that it doesn’t affect the voice-over tracks that we added earlier. To reduce the volume of a music track or voice-over, go to the ‘Overall Timeline’ and click on the three dots present in the middle of the track.

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As you see in the image below, you will see a set of options to control the track’s volume, play the track, work on advanced edits, duplicate it, or delete it.

Use the volume slider to control the track’s volume.

animation music track

Step 8 – Preview and Download the video

To preview the video, click on the preview option at the top. 

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To download the video, click on the ‘Publish’ button on the top and select the ‘Download Video’ option.

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This will take you to a page where you can manage your exports.

Now you know how to create animated educational videos. 

So, don’t wait further! 

Get hands-on experience in creating an amazing animated educational video & excite your class! 

Create an animated educational video now!

Got questions? Add them to the comments section below. We will be more than happy to help!

 

 

Top 10 Stunning Cartoon Ads Templates – Editable & Free

Cartoon videos are one of the most effectively used advertising trends.

Wondering why all top brands prefer Cartoon ad videos?

That is because cartoon videos deliver information more –

  • Entertainingly
  • Effectively &
  • Efficiently 

Across the globe, cartoon ads have proven to be more engaging to audiences. Animated video ads grab audiences’ attention quickly and hold it until the video ends. The power of using animation in ads helps emphasize the content, making it even more appealing. 

This easily helps obtain higher engagement rates, a higher number of hot leads, and greater brand awareness.

A lot goes into creating an engaging animated ad video that pulls the audience into your video world. Here’s why Animaker has created ready-made cartoon ad templates, which are 100% customizable. 

Animaker is a DIY video-creating online application that has helped over 15M users create amazing videos within minutes. 

Now, let’s explore a few Cartoon Commercial templates from Animaker that anybody can use or re-create. 

  1. Property listing Cartoon Ad
  2. Car rental Cartoon Ad
  3. Travel agency Cartoon Ad
  4. Product Explainer Cartoon Ad
  5. Beautician Cartoon Ad
  6. Gym Cartoon Ad
  7. Doctor Cartoon Ad
  8. Juice Bar Cartoon Ad
  9. Departmental Store Cartoon Ad
  10. Restaurant/Pub Cartoon Ad 

The templates below help you customize the fonts, backgrounds, characters, and even the theme. If you like it, simply click the ‘edit the template’ button and start customizing it based on your concept. 

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  • Property listing Cartoon AD

Looking out to advertise your real estate properties? Or, do you own a homestay that can be used as a vacation rental?

Use this template below, which speaks about a property’s interior & exterior amenities. Then, edit it by adding your property’s details and facilities and create the most fantastic ad ever!

To make it more engaging, you can add effects for your texts, icons, shapes, and transitions between scenes. Don’t forget to add pictures of your property!

Try out this customizable template now!

Edit this template
  • Car rental Cartoon AD

Are you a serious entrepreneur who runs a car rental business? 

Or is your business something related to rental? 

Ah! You are looking at the right template here (below). 

An animated explainer ad video takes the trust of your customers to the next level, having the engagement rate alive. If you have different business models, you can address each of them and their USPs, just like this template below.

Customize it as you wish and see your rental business flourish!

Edit this template
  • Travel agency Cartoon Promo

Are you running a business that helps users plan their entire trip? Do you have customizable tour packages for different places?

Check out this template that will attract users to pick up your services. For example, if you have a dozen services included in your packages, you can display them in a colorful manner. You can also add infographics or stats that express the number of people who prefer your services. 

Show your users why you are the best with this awesome template!

Edit this template
  • Product Explainer Cartoon AD

Looking for ways to promote your perfect product in the perfect way? 

Well, make use of cartoon ads! Explain the benefits of your product, add its social media handles, add testimonials from existing users, etc. In short, let the viewers know everything they must know about your product!

Here is an apt product explainer template that does just that! You are just a few lines away from a fantastic animated ad with practical and professional content, character, and context.

Edit this template
  • Beautician Cartoon AD

Have a beauty parlor, or are you planning to have one? Here’s a beautiful, customizable template that you can use to give your audiences the trust and the confidence to hop into your parlor (brand).

Check out this beautiful Beautician AD template and edit every element to suit your needs. 

Do you have a brand color? Then go on and apply it to the video! Try it for yourself. 

Edit this template
  • Gym Cartoon AD

Are you a fitness fanatic? Besides working on yourself, would you also like to train others to be fit? 

Then check out this ultimate cartoon ad which explains to your audience how necessary fitness and being healthy is. Not just that, this ad gives your audience a positive perspective on how your training can change their lifestyle. 

Bonus suggestion – To make the video ad more engaging, you can even customize the character in it and make it resemble you. How about that?

Edit this template
  • Doctor Cartoon AD

Are you associated with the medical field? Are you a pro with your surgical tools but just a beginner with video-making tools?

Don’t worry; Animaker is here for the rescue!

Imagine your patients receiving a customizable video message from you! Doesn’t that sound exciting? 

You can create short and cute video prescriptions for your patients, which can help promote how you care for each patient. 

Also, the advice or tips that you present can be a sweet surprise for your patients.

Let’s add joy to each of your patient’s health! Create amazing & engaging cartoon videos instantly and pass them on to your patients using this template!

Edit this template
  • Juice Bar Cartoon AD

A juice bar or a restaurant owner?

Start your marketing video by proffering a couple of (health) tips. For instance, check out the video template below. 

Let all your ads speak about improving and developing customers’ health. For example, show people how your restaurant’s curated recipes can help them take the healthy route. This way, your business might gain more engagement and, consequently, customers!

Start customizing this impressive template based on your bar/restaurant’s menu and drag in moreeee foodies!

Edit this template
  • Departmental Store Cartoon AD [Thank you – Shopping]

Who doesn’t wish to thank their customers?

Yes, we know you do!

Check out this unique template that’s already ready-made and helps you to thank your consumers for shopping with you. Go on and customize this template and share it with your valued customers. 

Let’s make their day!

Edit this template
  • Restaurant/Pub Cartoon AD 

Looking to invite people to your party? Here’s an animated video ad that pulls in more peeps to your event. 

Wanna convey the menu items of your restaurant/ announce the dress code for your party/  advertise the offers and discounts at the Pub? Use this multi-purpose template!

Animate into a short, crisp video that delivers all the information in a short stretch. 

Thanks to this template’s stunning colors and upbeat music, it would be perfect for you to promote any event!

Edit this template

Psstt.. These 10 topics are just for you to get an idea of the different types of AD templates. Then, explore the Animaker dashboard to edit the 1000+ templates available and create your own masterpiece!

Enough with the words; it’s video time!

Character animated ads are fun, exciting & engaging! 

So what are you waiting for?

Just search -> Click -> Edit -> Download!

Experience Simple & Effortless video making for FREE! 

If you are wondering how to create such cool, unique cartoon ads by yourself, check out this video.

Alternatively, you can also read this guide on How to create a cool cartoon video and create your own cartoon ad effortlessly. 

Hope this article helped you find some awe-struck cartoon AD ideas that can be readily used for your business!

Got questions? Add them to the comments section below. We will be more than happy to help you out!

9 Amazing & Free Outro Video Templates (Edit in 2 mins)

Videos are fun and engaging to watch. 

But to create one, it probably isn’t as easy, right? 

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No!

You’re wrong! With a tool like Animaker by your side, you can easily create beautiful videos in no time!

If you are wondering what Animaker is, let me explain.

Animaker is an award-winning DIY platform for beginners, non-designers & professionals to create Animation and Live-Action videos for every moment of our life.

Animaker even helps you make the video’s composition interesting by giving you access to easy-to-use templates that can be used to create the intro and outro for the video!

Just by optimizing the video and including elements like an intro and outro, you can make your video look far more interesting and classy than it already is.

It’s because a good 3-second intro video helps your audience understand what they expect for the next few mins in the video, and an engaging outro tells your audience how to proceed further. 

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In this article, we’ll showcase some of the coolest and most professional outro templates that are part of the Animaker library. The best part about these templates is that you can edit and export the final version of your intro in under 10 mins!

Yes, you read that right! 10 Mins! That’s all it will take you to create some of the classiest outros available on the internet today.

Now let’s take a look at 9 exciting and engaging outro templates that are part of the Animaker library.

  1. Outro Template for Technology and Startup channels
  2. Outro Template for Education channel
  3. ‘Thanks for watching’ Outro template
  4. ‘Thanks for watching’ Outro template (Version 2)
  5. ‘Remember to Subscribe’ Outro template
  6. ‘Tag Your Friends’ Outro template 
  7. ‘Hit the notification bell’ Outro template
  8. ‘Subscribe for more’ videos Outro template
  9. ‘Encourage to comment’ Outro template 

 

1. Outro Template for Technology and Startup channels

If you’re looking for a technology-themed Outro for your video, then this Info – Technology & Startup-themed template is the right one for you. It lets you customize the template, change text and even add your own logo to the final outro.

Edit this template 

2. Outro Template for Education channel

If you’re a teacher or working in the educational industry, this educational outro maker can help you customize the template based on your subject and project. You can customize the entire template and complement it with some mild and bright colors.

Edit this template

3. ‘Thanks for watching’ Outro template

Of course, you would want to thank your audience for watching your video.  So say ‘Thanks’ & put a smile on the faces of each and every one of your channel’s viewers! 

This template allows you to edit the text, colors, and effects as well.

Edit this template

4. Thanks for Watching Outro (Version 2)

Here’s an alternative Outro template that lets you thank your viewers for watching your video.

Check out this customizable template where you can easily edit the background of this template, the text, and the animations as well. 

Edit this template

 

5. ‘Remember to Subscribe’ Outro template

You might be a creator that has lots of videos similar to one another. Or you might have a series of episodes running alongside the same genre. So why not notify them that there’re other exciting videos that are similar to the one they just saw?

Here’s a customizable outro template, which asks your viewers to subscribe for more such content. 

Edit this template

6. ‘Tag Your Friends’ Outro template 

Let’s look into one of the exclusive outro templates, which thanks your viewers for watching the video and as well, reminds them to like, share, comment & subscribe. 

You can also upload your logo and animate it accordingly.  

Edit this template

7. ‘Hit the notification bell’ Outro template

Wanna try out an Outro template that reminds your audiences to click the ‘bell’ icon after subscribing to your channel?

Check out this fantastic outro template, which lets you edit and play around with the professional fonts and colorful backgrounds. 

Edit this template

8. ‘Subscribe for more’ videos Outro template

Your audiences might have something to say or comment after watching your video. But they probably won’t do it if you don’t actively encourage people to comment on your video. In that case, use a template (like below) to remind them to like, comment, and subscribe to your channel.

The best part is that you can edit this template to suit your goal.

Edit this template

9. ‘Encourage to comment’ Outro template 

Let’s say you just made a video about “Top 10 places to visit in Paris”

To get more engagement on your video, you can ask your viewers what other places could be part of the list.

So here’s a template that will help you do just that. The best part about this template is that it’s entirely customizable. You can customize everything from text and design elements to even the colors used in each of those elements.

Edit this template

To make the process of editing a template easy for you,
We also made an elaborate video that talks about how each template can be customized.

Check it out!

Apart from the templates shown above, with Animaker, you can create your own outro videos. You can save them for the future too.

We also have an article that covers the top free Intro templates that are on the Animaker platform. Feel free to check that out and bookmark it for your future reference.

We hope this article has helped you pick up the right outro template for your amazing video!

The Art of Creating the Ultimate Corporate Training Video [In 2022]

Almost 74% of trainers said that they use video learning as part of their training delivery. 

Videos have transformed the way information is delivered and consumed. They have become the most powerful and widely used learning format for everyone from students to corporate employees.

In the post-pandemic world, employees are facing new challenges every day. Workplace training has now become more important than ever before. Through the right training videos, the right information will reach the employees at the right time. 

What is a Corporate Training Video?

Corporate training videos are video training material designed to educate employees in an engaging and interesting way. They combine audio and visual elements to create the ultimate learning experience for employees. They are used to train employees on a variety of topics from company policies to the latest technology updates.

Why should you create Corporate Training Videos?

Employees forget 90% of information within a week from the day of training (source)

The biggest challenge in corporate training is knowledge retention. In 1885, German scientist Hermann Ebbinghaus discovered the Forgetting Curve – a visual representation of the way that learned information fades over time.

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This curve has proven to be valid to date. Even in the digital era, the biggest challenge for Learning and development professionals is to ensure that employees remember the information provided during the training program.

One of the easiest and the most effective ways to overcome this problem is through videos. The audio-visual nature of videos helps the audience consume and retain the information more effectively. 🤗

Corporate training videos increase memory retention among employees by over 90% when compared to any text-based training methodologies. 

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Want to create an effective Corporate Training Video for your company? Here’re a few ready-made templates for you. 

Use them

Types of Corporate Training Videos:

Corporate training videos come in many types. Let’s discuss a few of the important ones:

ANIMATED VIDEOS:

Animated videos are videos with characters and properties created by hand-drawn or computer-generated animations. Animated videos are super useful in explaining complex concepts in a simple and engaging manner.

Corporate companies from across the globe are preferring to use animated videos instead of Live-action videos especially in situations where featuring real people become difficult. 

It was quite a tedious task to create animated videos before. With the advent of powerful tools like Animaker, it has become easy, affordable, and scalable.

Here is a great example of an animated video:

WHITEBOARD EXPLAINER VIDEOS:

A whiteboard explainer video is a visual animated storytelling format that includes 2D graphics and illustrations. Whiteboard animation videos are incredibly effective for communicating complex ideas. Using whiteboard animation can boost the attention and retention of your audience.

Employees love to watch whiteboard explainer videos because it creates the nostalgic effect of taking us back to school. Perhaps the most distinguishing feature about whiteboard explainers is that the whole story is drawn on the screen. Scene after scene, customers watch how the story develops. This kindles a small curiosity within the viewer keeping them engaged throughout the video.

Here is a great example of a whiteboard explainer video:

LIVE-ACTION VIDEOS

Live-action videos feature real humans and live backgrounds to bring your concepts to life. Live-action videos might be expensive if you are using real-life actors and a production crew.

The action and the script in the video will look realistic. The visuals and the voice-overs seamlessly work together. 

To be noted: During pandemic times, it is challenging to shoot live-action videos due to health and safety regulations. In addition, the gathering crowd and the production service might be unavailable.

TALKING HEAD VIDEOS

A talking head video is an interview-style video with a subject matter expert talking or explaining a subject, story, or describing the product, service, or event. 

They speak as if they are talking directly to the audience/listeners. These videos are especially effective when the person speaking in the video is either a subject matter expert or an influencer.

Talking head explainer videos have a structure that leads the viewer from one point to another without feeling forced or frozen.

SCREENCAST VIDEOS

A screencast is a video recording of your computer/laptop screen. Screencast videos generally include audio narration. Unlike screenshots, screencasts have provided an in-depth step-by-step explanation of a process required to achieve a result.

This type of video is very effective for product demonstrations, how-to videos, and instructor-led training sessions.

 

TEXT-BASED VIDEO

Text-based videos use the power of text animation to communicate information. They are especially useful when the content of the video contains numbers, statistics, etc.

In business scenarios, they are very effective in representing insights of a campaign/event/sale, lists the benefits of a product, etc. 

Here is a great example of a text-based video that creates an engaging video experience with just statistics and numbers:

 

MICROLEARNING VIDEO

As the name suggests, microlearning videos are just a few seconds long. They are short, focused videos designed to provide an authentic learning experience. 

Each learning video is used to explain a very specific topic and a cluster of such videos is used to provide the entire information of the training. These small videos provide a binge-worthy learning experience for the viewer.

Almost 60% of audiences pointed out that the microlearning video’s most effective when it is no longer than 2 mins. 

How to create effective and engaging corporate training videos

  1. Create the script

The soul of any training video is the script. Even though you have kickass visuals, without a good script your video is bound to flop. It is wise to allocate half of your time to develop an interesting and engaging script before spending your time creating your video.

The script is like a roadmap that can guide you to create the perfect video. To make your video creation process even easier, you can convert the script into a simple storyboard. You don’t have to be an artist to create a storyboard, just a rough sketch with some stickman figures will also do the trick.

2. Choose the right voice-over artist

Do you like boring presentations or videos without voices?  Nah! Nobody likes it!

Let’s make it exciting and engaging. Using voiceovers can add a great connection with the audiences/employees. 

This can impact the employees by triggering emotions and providing clarity. Voice-overs are used to fill the gaps in interviews and documentaries. 

Creating a voice-over is not a daunting task anymore. You can find professional voice-over artists who are willing to create the voiceovers for your video at a relatively low cost on websites like Fiverr and Upwork.

Alternatively, you can also choose to create your own voiceovers. All you need is a mic and a low-noise environment. You can use any video editor like Animaker or even Apple’s iMovie to add the voice-over to your video.

3. Create the video

Now that we have the basic elements in place, it’s time to actually create the video.

For the purpose of this blog, we will show how to create an animated corporate training video easily. 

When you use animations and graphics in your video, your employees will be able to grasp the concept more easily. This is because animations add fun to learning and can easily be remembered. 

Want to start creating corporate training videos for your employees? Click here to claim your free personalized demo of Animaker.

Once you have your own Animaker account,

Step 1: Log in

corporate videos

Step 2: It’ll lead you to the Dashboard

employee video

If you’re unsure about starting a project from scratch, don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Let our Animaker pre-built templates do the job for you.

Step 3: You can either pick up a template from the 1000s of pre-built templates or create one from scratch. 

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Step 4:  Let’s try one of the templates which display safety in the workplace.

Just hover over the required template and click on the ‘Use’ button. You will see a new Animaker project with the selected template.

training videos for corporates

Before jumping into creating a training video, let us get you accustomed to the different sections of the Animaker application so that it’ll be easy for you to understand the interface and create one of your own. 

There are 5 sections in Animaker:

  • Library 
  • Workspace 
  • Scenes 
  • Menu bar
  • Timeline

corporate training videos

Library – The Library of the Animaker app is where you will find all the assets needed for your video, including characters, props, icons, stock assets, music files, and more.

Workspace – The whitespace at the center is called the workspace. This is where your job aid will come to life.

Scenes – The scenes section houses all the different scenes that are part of a video. They are similar to the slides section in presentation tools. 

Menu bar – You can change the title of the video, play the video from the beginning, share and publish the video.

Timeline – At the bottom of the screen is the timeline. There are three different timelines:

corporate training video

  • Animation timeline: Lets you adjust the entry and exit timings of any kind of elements like characters, props, text, logos, images, etc., that are present in the video.
  • Video timeline: Lets you trim and adjust the music and video files used to edit the video and the music track. 
  • Camera timeline: Lets you add and adjust the timings of the camera effects.  

Let’s get started!🤩

Step 5:

Now that you are accustomed to the different parts of the application, let’s dive into video creation.

Although you have selected a pre-made template, every aspect of the template is now completely customizable. There are three main aspects of the template, we need to customize

  • Text
  • Images
  • Logo
  1. Customize Text

To customize the text all you have to do is double click on the text you want to change and type in the new text.  Here is a sample:

corporate training videos

When you click on any text, you’ll notice a bunch of options appearing along with the text. 

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This is called the item menu. The item menu allows you to modify the text. You can change the font style, font size, font color, etc. 

(Usually, in pre-built templates, the effects will be already designed – all you have to do is either use them or edit them to your convenience.)

Go through the slides and customize the text that you wish to change. 

  1. Replace the images

To replace the images with your own, first, you need to upload the image. 

Click on the Upload section that is available on the bottom left of the library. Now upload the image.

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Your photo will be uploaded to my files section.

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Then click on the image that you want to replace.

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Go to the upload section and select the image that you want in your video. Click on apply.

L&D managers video

  1. Add your logo.

The first step in adding your logo is to upload it. Uploading your logo is just like uploading an image.

Follow similar steps as above to upload your logo.

Click on the logo to add it to your workspace. Make sure to place it in the right position to provide proper branding to your video without interfering with the viewer experience.

L&D managers video HR

Step 6: Review

Once your video is ready, click on the preview button to preview the video. The next step is to get your video reviewed by your team. A collaborative review process can really help in elevating the quality of your video. To share your video with your team, all you need to do is to click on the share button and enter their email. With Animaker, you can collaborate with your entire team and edit your videos together in real-time.

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Now that your video is ready, you can download your video. To download your video, go to the Publish option at the right top of your window. Click the ‘Download video’ option and then download. And that’s it! 👏 

You know how to create amazing animated training videos in a jiffy. 

corporate training video making

Conclusion

Corporate training videos are very effective in communicating the required information to employees and ensuring that they remember it. Creating corporate training videos at scale for your enterprise has become very easy and effective now. What are you waiting for?

Start creating your corporate training videos now.

 

How to create effective job aids using videos? (Free template)

The average employee is only productive for 2 hours and 33 minutes per day

Productivity is the pillar of an effective workforce. In the age of information overload, a key factor in increasing productivity is to have the right information at the right time. 

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Job aids provide a simple and effective way to boost the productivity of employees by providing essential information in an easily accessible format.

What is a Job Aid?

Job aids are concise instructions or hints that help employees perform a particular task by providing the right information at the right time. They help employees increase productivity by preventing mistakes. Job aids come in many forms like One-pagers, Videos, Infographics, Manuals, To-do lists, Checklists, etc. 

Job aids are so useful that your employees may already be using them in one form or another. Have you ever seen a computer like this in your office?

job aide

Congratulations, your employees have already realized the power of Job aids!👍

Employees utilize the resources that they have at their disposal to create job aids that can help them complete their tasks efficiently. But what if you could provide a job aid that is 1000x better than the sticky notes?

Video Job Aid

Job Aids come in many shapes and forms. Some of the most commonly used job aids are in the form of a printed document that is not more than a page in length. They can be used as a quick memory refresher that gives you the essential information just when you are about to perform a task. Have you seen this image on fire extinguishers?

what is a job aid

In case of a fire,  this piece of paper gives you the exact information you need to use the extinguisher and save yourself. This is a great example of a job aid outside the work environment. It is effective because it gives you all the information you need to get the job done at the correct time.

In the digital era, not all job aids have to be on a printed sheet. For example, if you take on the task of cooking pasta at your next company outing, would you prefer to have a long 10 page printed document on how to do it or would you prefer to play this video and cook along?

According to Forrester Research, employees are 75% more likely to watch a video than reading text. Videos are the ultimate job aides as they utilize both the audio and visual senses to communicate information effectively. This creates a bigger memory imprint in the mind of the viewer thereby making the process of information retention much more efficient.

For example, here is a video job aid created by Salientsys company to showcase a simple process to their employees.

This video gives a complete walkthrough of the process in under 10 minutes. Whereas, a text document with the same process would be so long and tedious for the employees to read and understand.

Now, Let’s dive in and find out how to create engaging job aides using videos.

How to create an effective job aid (step-by-step)

Video job aids are very useful and effective, yet we don’t see a lot of companies creating these yet. There are two main reasons:

  • Cost
  • Time

Traditionally, creating video job aids was both expensive and time-consuming. With the advent of powerful video creation tools like Animaker, video job aids have become easy and affordable to make.

Let’s see the step-by-step process of how to create video job aids easily.

Step 1: Collect outline data on the task

Step 2: Choose the format

Step 3: Create the script and the storyboard

Step 4: Create a video job aid using Animaker

Now, let’s get into each of the steps.

Step 1: Collect outline data on the task

The role of a job aid in the workplace is to help employees perform a specific task, so the best place to start a job aid is from the employees themself. Collect data regarding the particular task from the employees who perform the task regularly.

Note down all the important points. Understand the concept before moving on to the next step.

Step 2: Choose the format

Now, it’s time for you to choose the right video type to represent your job-aid. 

As we discussed earlier, video job aids come in different types. Each different video type has its own benefits. Depending on the type of content that you are putting into your job aid, you can choose the type that works best for you. Here are some of some examples: 

  1. How to videos – Great for explaining DIY tasks
  2. Listicle videos – Great for explaining step by step processes and lists
  3. Explainer videos – Works best for explaining complicated concepts
  4. Screen capture walkthrough videos – Great for showing product walkthroughs/demos
  5. Talking head videos – Great for explaining concepts that require face-to-face interaction eg, soft skill training.

Step 3: Create the script and storyboard

The most important aspect of any effective video job aid is the script. Scripts are like a roadmap that can guide you to create the perfect video job aid. To make your video creation process even easier, you can convert the script into a simple storyboard.

 

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You don’t have to be an artist to create a storyboard, just a rough sketch with some stickman figures will also do the trick. 

Step 4: Create a video job aid

Let’s look into how to create an effective video job aid. Creating a video job aid can be done very easily using a powerful video creation tool like Animaker.

For the purpose of this article, let’s create a video job aid that showcases 6 steps of the customer onboarding process. This job aid will have two goals:

  • Educate the team on the steps to be followed for smooth customer onboarding
  • Serve as a memory refresher that they can refer every time they want to onboard a new customer 

Want to start creating video job aids for your company? Click here to claim your free personalized demo of Animaker.

Once you have your own Animaker account,

Step 1: Log in

how to create a job aide

Step 2: It’ll lead you to the Dashboard

Job aid meaning

If you’re unsure about starting a project from scratch, don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Let our Animaker pre-built templates do the job for you.

Step 3: As mentioned above, we are creating a job aid for the customer onboarding process. To emphasize the step-by-step process of onboarding, a listicle video will be the ideal choice.

Scroll down to the listicle video templates section in the Animaker dashboard and pick a template. You can pick any of the listicle templates and customize them to your needs.

job aide examples

Now, let’s see how to edit the template according to our context. 

Before jumping into creating a job-aid, let us get you accustomed to the different sections of the Animaker application so that it’ll be easy for you to understand the interface and create one of your own. 

There are 5 sections in Animaker:

  • Library 
  • Workspace 
  • Scenes 
  • Menu bar
  • Timeline

video job aide

Library – The Library of the Animaker app is where you will find all the assets needed for your video, including characters, props, icons, stock assets, music files, and more.

Workspace – The whitespace at the center is called the workspace. This is where your job aid will come to life.

Scenes – The scenes section houses all the different scenes that are part of a video. They are similar to the slides section in presentation tools. 

Menu bar – You can change the title of the video, play the video from the beginning, share and publish the video.

Timeline – At the bottom of the screen is the timeline. There are three different timelines:

  • Animation timeline: Lets you adjust the entry and exit timings of any kind of elements like characters, props, text, logos, images, etc., that are present in the video.
  • Video timeline: Lets you trim and adjust the music and video files used to edit the video and the music track. 
  • Camera timeline: Lets you add and adjust the timings of the camera effects.  

Let’s get started!🤩

Step 4: Firstly, let’s see how to edit the texts in the template. 

To change the text just double click and enter the new text. When you click on any text, you’ll notice a bunch of options appearing along with the text. 

This is called the item menu. The item menu allows you to modify the text. You can change the font style, font size, font color, etc. 

(Usually, in pre-built templates, the effects will be already designed – all you have to do is either use them or edit them to your convenience)

job aid template

Step 5: Let’s look at how to change the background and adjust it according to your use. 

First, select the scene where you want to change the background. Then simply click on the video icon from the library section and search for your relevant video. 

Click on the video and it will be uploaded to the workspace.

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Step 6: Next, let’s see how to upload a logo into your video.

Click on the Upload section that is available on the bottom left of the library. Now upload the video/image which you want to insert.

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Once the file is uploaded, click on the uploaded file in the library to load it into the workspace.

job aid definition

 

Step 7: Add music tracks to your text animation. 

Go to the music section of the library, here you can find 30000+ music tracks. To have a preview of a music track, just hover over it. Then, click on the music track of your choice to apply it to the video.

job aid definition

You can see the music track in the video and audio timeline, and if you further click on the music track, you will get a bunch of different options. 

Here, you can preview the music track, control the volume of the music track, duplicate it, and delete it.

That’s it, your first video job aid is ready in seven easy steps.

Yes, you are most welcome to put your imagination into a real video and customize it further!

And here’s our final video:😎

what is a job aid

Want to utilize this template for your company? Click here to talk to an Animaker Expert.

To download your video, go to the Publish option at the right top of your window. Click the ‘Download Video’ option and then download.

job aid means

Conclusion

Video job aids are an essential tool to boost the productivity of your employees. The steps used in this article are just the beginning. The world of video job aids has hundreds of other applications that will help you skyrocket your employee performance.

 

How to Animate your text in under 5 minutes!

Videos are everywhere. From scrolling through addictive TikToks to binge-watching your favorite Netflix show, videos have become an undeniable part of our everyday lives. Every major tech platform from Instagram (IG reels) to WhatsApp (WhatsApp stories) is trying to leverage the power of videos 😎

Animate Texts

As video creators, the biggest challenge for us today is to keep our audience engaged. Every element in the video must be interesting to hold your viewer’s attention, including the text. Experts have been using text animation to grasp the attention of viewers for over 60 years! Don’t believe me? The visionary director Alfred Hitchcock is credited as one of the first to use Text animation in his titles to grab the viewer’s attention.  

Brands have been using text animation to grab users’ attention as well. For example, Apple used text animation to highlight its features and USPs in this amazing Ad. This ad garnered millions of views on social media and is one of the most appreciated ads on TV. 

Wondering how you can use Text animations to grab your viewer’s attention and skyrocket your video performance? Let’s find out.

To check out this complete tutorial in video format, click on the video below:👇

 

Although there are several ways to animate text, one of the easiest ways is to use a DIY video tool like Animaker.

Animaker is a simple yet powerful video creation software that allows you to create stunning videos online. 

Let’s dig into the step-by-step process of how to animate your text in under 5 minutes.

Start by visiting the text animation maker page from Animaker.

Text Animation Maker

Click on the Create button and sign up for a new account. 

Animaker Login

If you already have an account, log in using your credentials. You will be redirected to the Animaker dashboard.

In the dashboard select,

Create > Create a video > Blank Page

(Please refer to the screenshot provided below)

Animaker Dashboard

Once you click on the blank page option, you will be presented with a blank Animaker project.

Animaker Dashboard

Before jumping directly into the text animation part, let us get you acclaimed to the different sections of the Animaker application. 

There are 5 sections in Animaker:

  • Library 
  • Workspace 
  • Scenes 
  • Menu bar
  • Timeline

Library – The Library of the Animaker app is where you will find all the assets needed for your video, including characters, props, icons, stock assets, music files, and more.

Workspace – The whitespace at the center is called the workspace. This is where your text animation will come to life.

Scenes – The scenes section houses all the different scenes that are part of a video. They are similar to the slides section in presentation tools. 

Timeline – At the bottom of the screen is the timeline. There are three different timelines:

  • Animation timeline: Lets you adjust the entry and exit timings of all the edit any kind of elements like characters, props, text, logos, images, etc., that are present in the video.
  • Video timeline: Lets you trim and adjust the music and video files used to edit the video and the music track. 
  • Camera timeline: Lets you add and adjust the timings of the camera effects.  

Animation Timeline

Now that you are accustomed to the different parts of the application, let’s dive deep into it 😊

How to create a text animation video using 3 simple steps? 

Step 1: Upload the video clip

First, let’s upload the video clip on top of which you want to add the text animation.

  • Click on the Upload section that is available on the bottom left of the library. Now upload the video to which you want to add text animation. 

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  • Your video will be uploaded to my files section.

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  • Now click on the uploaded video in the library to load it into the workspace. 

Animated text maker

Step 2: Add text to your video (Animate your Text)

  • To add text, head over to the Text section of the library.

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  • In the Text section, you will find two types of text. At the top are plain text box options and at the bottom are pre-designed text boxes that the seasoned designers build at Animaker.

Animated text maker

Let’s first see how to use the pre-built text boxes.

  • Click on one of the pre-built text designs to animate your text. You will see it appearing in the center of the workspace. To customize it, click on it and type a new text.

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  • You will also notice a bunch of options appearing along with the text. This is called the item menu. The item menu allows you to modify the text. You can change the font style, font size, font color, etc. The text also comes with pre-defined entry and exit effects that help you animate the text instantly (you will see this in action soon).
  • You would have noticed that a purple-colored bar appears on the timeline. This bar represents the duration for which the text is visible in the video. So, for example, if you want the text to be visible only between the 3rd and the 6th second, you have to just drag the edges of the purple bar and keep it between the same duration. 

Animated text maker

Let’s have a preview of this text animation that we created now. 

To preview the current scene, click on this play button, which is just above the timeline.

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Animated text maker

Now, let’s check out the other way to add text animation to your video. Previously we showed you how to add text animations using one of the pre-built textboxes. Now we’ll show you how to do that using one of the blank text boxes. 

  • Start by clicking on the text section again! This time, select one of the blank textboxes at the top.

How to Animate Text

  • Click on any one of them and add the new text.
  • Click on the cog icon in the item menu. 
  • On the right side, you can see the Settings tab.

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  • From here, you can customize the text any way you want. Let’s start with changing the font style. You can also increase or decrease the font size or change the font color and control its transparency.

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  • To add animation effects, go to the bottom of the settings tab and here, you can find a couple of options under the Enter and Exit Effect. 

Animated text maker

  • Using these options, you can apply Enter and Exit animation effects to the text. Click on the Enter Effect option and you will get 50+ different animation effect options. Select any effect.

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  • Once you apply an animation effect to the timeline, you will notice a pink-colored part within the purple bar.

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  • It indicates the duration for which the animation effect is going to take place. So if you want the animation effect to happen slower, you can just extend that pink part and increase the duration of the effect. 
  • To make it happen faster, you can reduce the length of the pink part. Let’s take a preview of this text animation.

Text animation

So this is how easy it is to create text animations using Animaker. 

Step 3: Add Music to your Video

Now let’s see how to add music tracks to your text animation

  • Go to the music section of the library, here you can find 30000+ music tracks. To have a preview of a music track, just hover over it. Then, click on the music track of your choice to apply it to the video. 

How to Animate Text

  • You can see the music track in the video and audio timeline, and if you further click on the music track, you will get a bunch of different options. 
  • Here, you can preview the music track, control the volume of the music track, duplicate it, and delete it.

Text animation app

  • Once you have added a music track that you like, preview your video. If you are fine with what you see, you can download it.

Step 4: Download your Video

  • To download your video, go to the Publish option at the right top of your window.
  • Click the ‘Download video’ option and then download

Animated text video

And that’s it! 👏  You now know how to create amazing text animations in a jiffy. 

Visit our Text Animation Maker page now & start creating some more cool text animations on your own!🤗