Whiteboard videos are all the rage these days. It is an easy way to share information about conveying a message about something in video format. You can share a lot of information within a short period of time using animated whiteboard videos.
Creating whiteboard videos can be very fun and exciting, as you can experiment with different images and texts and even add music or voice-overs. A high-quality whiteboard video is appreciated by everyone.
Don’t know how to make one? In this article, we will be discussing how you are going to make your own whiteboard video. If that interests you, we recommend you continue reading this article.
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Before you create a video, you need to script your ideas first. As much as visuals are important, if the video is not well-scripted, no one will really like the content. Always keep in mind 3 basic components while preparing a script for your whiteboard video.
Start the video with a hook. If the beginning of the video does not seem interesting, your viewers will not watch the rest of the video. So make sure to script it in a way that it has a strong hook, to get them curious and hooked to the video.
When you have gotten that done, you need to focus on the core message you are trying to convey. A lot of times it is seen that, the hook is very intriguing but the core message fails to live up to the hype. So you have to make sure you are structuring your core message to keep your viewers engaged throughout the video.
And the third thing you should keep in mind while scripting is the Call-to-Action. When promoting a business you want to keep your viewers engaged throughout the video and pitch in the promotion at the perfect time. Make sure you script it in a way that the CTA seems natural and related to your story.
You don’t want to make it seem forced, of your audience might get scared away, as no one likes being forced to buy a product or service.
Script your video to make it look smooth and then move on to the next step.
Creating a Story-board
Now that you are done scripting the video, you need to form a storyboard sequence for it. Which part of the video will transition to another will play an important role in keeping the video smooth.
You can make rough sketches and add draft texts to them that you will later edit while making the video itself.
How to Animate a Whiteboard Video
After finishing the construction of the structure of your video, you need to move towards animating it. Now you can take one of these two routes: either design and animate it yourself, or hire a professional and have them do it for you. Let’s see how you can do it yourself.
Designing and Animating it Yourself
At first you need to select a good quality software to do the editing on. We recommend software that are not too powerful (or require too much RAM or processor power), but have a wide range of templates and designing tools, as those will get the job done without difficulty while giving you a good quality animation.
Then you have to draw the characters and objects you plan on including in the video. For this step you can either draw it physically on paper or you can digitally compose images on your computer.
Design how each frame is going to look and basically prepare it for the animation process to be done. Once you are done designing, you need to select the layout and whiteboard style.
We call them whiteboard videos, but nowadays there are different types of styles to select from, for this kind of videos. You have whiteboard, blackboard, glass board, stitch board, and notepad. Each style looks different from the other making your videos look unique and eye catching.
When you are done selecting the whiteboard style, you need to select the drawing stroke style and colors. You can select any style from pencil strokes, chalk strokes, stitch strokes, etc. After that, select the color of it. Try going for either black or white, as these two colors pop in a background of any color.
After you are done designing, it is time to add necessary texts with aesthetically pleasing fonts. Using a nice font will make your video look eye catching and appealing to your audience.
And for the last step, you need to animate your characters and texts. Add drop down animations and transitions to the elements of your video and animate them. Make sure you go by the storyboard you created earlier. Add some audio to it; you can add a background music and/or a voice over narrating the video.
Once you’re done, you’re good to go. You have yourself an animated whiteboard video!
Hiring a Professional
If the steps above seem too complicated for you, you can hire a professional designer/animator to make the video for you. All you have to do is explain your ideas properly to them and have them design and animate the whiteboard video for you.
You can either hire a professional you know from your locality, or outsource the video on a freelance market place (Fiverr, Freelancer, Upwork). You will get many designers willing to help you out. Just make sure you explain it all to them clearly to get the best results.
We suggest you make it yourself, as it would give you more creative freedom and let you not rely on anyone. It’s not really that difficult to design and create a whiteboard video. All you have to do is follow the steps we mentioned above and you should be able to create an amazing whiteboard video.