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How to Create a Hand Drawn Whiteboard Animation Video

If you haven’t seen a whiteboard animation video yet, then I have one question for you.

Have you been hiding under a rock???

Hand drawn, animated whiteboard videos are super hot at the moment, and in this post, I want to share with you how you can create a whiteboard animation video in a matter of minutes WITHOUT the need to be an artist, without sophisticated camera equipment, and without any experience whatsoever.

What is a Whiteboard Animation Video?

A whiteboard animated video is a video where all of the content of the video is drawn by hand. The camera angle of the video is such that it shows a canvas, or whiteboard (hence the name) from a birds eye view (above canvas). An artist then draws letters, graphics (or anything you want) onto the whiteboard. The only part of the artist that is in shot of the camera, is his or her hand and the pen they are using.

Once the artist has completed the drawings required, the video is then sped up considerably, giving the impression that the hand is drawing the image or text onto the canvas.

Why Should I Use a Whiteboard Animation Video?

Because they are different and they engage your audience more pro-actively. And they are very cool. If you have a website, or you run a business that utilises video as a sales tool, or even a teaching aid, then an animated whiteboard video is perfect for short and engaging messages. Here is one I made earlier, for one of my informational products:

 

This took me about 15 minutes to complete once I had mastered the basics of the software. I use this video on my sales page, and I have already seen a 27% increase in sales -which I attribute to this very video.

Where Can I Hire a Cheap Whiteboard Animator?

You can hire whiteboard animators on freelance sites such as Elance. Oh, I hear you. The heading said where can I hire cheap whiteboard animators? Yes it did. Sorry, there is no such thing as a cheap whiteboard animator – these guys can charge up to several hundred dollars for a two minute production. So yes, you can hire one, but it won’t come cheap. So what is the alternative?

Simple. Create one yourself! You have two choices and these are the best options for creating whiteboard videos.

Create A Whiteboard Video NOW!

How to Create a Whiteboard Animation

I have prepared this short video for you to see how really easy it is to create your first hand drawn animated whiteboard video.

Where Can I Create a Whiteboard Animation Video?

You can start putting together a kick ass whiteboard video right now, just go and visit this link, create a free account (no payment details required) and start getting creative:

Start For Free CLICK HERE

This is an online software program. You can use the dashboard to save your videos, and upload directly to YouTube. After your free trial, there is the option to upgrade your account, but if you are very clever, you can make these for free using the trial.

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How YOU Can Make Money From Whiteboard Animations

Ok, so what if you just want to make money creating these videos for others? Well I have created a brand new post under the online category – you can go and take a read right here – 4 easy ways to make money from whiteboard videos.

All the best,

Richard Martin.

  • February 4, 2013
Richard Martin
 

I'm just a normal guy, earning money online, hoping to help you do the same.

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Hugo - February 10, 2013

Excellent article Richard, this is just what I have been looking for to split test on my squeeze page.

I guess these videos need to be short in length as me personally, would get dumbstruck after a couple of minutes of watching doodle on a video!

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    Richard Martin - February 19, 2013

    Hey Hugo,

    Thanks for your comments!

    I agree, anything over 1-2 minutes could potentially disengage your audience, but used the right way, these video’s are super effective marketing tools that are something a bit different to the norm.

    Richard

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SurfStyle - February 17, 2013

Thanks for the great article and great tip on the software.

Keep up the good work.

Darren

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H1gaz - March 24, 2013

Just wanna say thanks for sharing – software is great and there is so much you can do with it.

Thanks

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Whiteboard Video Animation - April 3, 2013

Thank you for sharing information on what is a WhiteBoard Video animation.

Gracias Amigo!

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Karlo - May 7, 2013

Great stuff here, very well done! Thanks a lot for the share!

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SamuelJohnson - May 29, 2013

SUPER!

Just the job, my client was delighted, and I was delighted after charging him £75 for the work I did for them.

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Tabitha - June 20, 2013

I’ve been living under a rock…and not :-). I’ve seen whiteboard animation, sometimes in adverts; I just didn’t know that’s what they were called.

I’ve watched both videos. Both cool. Looks easy and quite intuitive to use. I wanted to ask: can you make a choice of the hand you want to use (male, female, small, large) — or is there just the one?

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    Richard Martin - June 21, 2013

    Hey tabitha

    Yes you can use different hands, left handed, right handed, lots of options – you can even upload your own hand which is a pretty cool feature.

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Dennis Azaña - July 23, 2013

All I can say is “BRILLIANT”! Instead of keeping all that great thoughts just for yourself, you’ve chosen to share it so others can learn more about making an animated video.
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College America - August 16, 2013

You can get some good money for that. I didn’t know that they were quite so popular until I tried to hire one a little while back.

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Techiebeat - October 16, 2013

Wow Tutorial was awesome.. Great tip.. will be much useful for the people who share their throughts example Proffessional like teachers, business man and even bloggers like me 🙂

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vito andolini - October 29, 2013

I was searching for making whiteboard videos and landed here. Best detailed information available here. Thankyou for the information. Cheers

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Ananda Krishnan - January 27, 2014

Thanks a lot Darren. Super. Lot of information and learning. Will probably save some needed money during the startup.
Regards
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Tam Frager - February 4, 2014

I was hunting for information about making whiteboard videos without buying expensive software or hardware. I haven’t played with it, yet, but this looks like exactly what I was hoping to find. And your tutorial was fantastic. THanks!
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    Richard Martin - February 4, 2014

    No problem Tam, it really is excellent software, and I am sure you will find it great to use for your business.

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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Acupulco - April 15, 2014

Thanks, just what i was looking for 🙂

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Moloy - May 25, 2014

Hey Richard..I am amazed that you have taken time to write this post. While this looks like more of promoting whiteboard animation software 😉 I bet there are a lot of people who would be benefited by this post. I particularly was pretty amused by your comment “there is no such thing as a cheap whiteboard animator”. Following the same lines I would like to say that there is no software that can match the quality and fragrance of a custom created one. I myself do whiteboards and I know how much effort and brains we need to put in to create a whiteboard animation.

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    Richard Martin - May 25, 2014

    Hey Moloy

    Yes of course there is no such thing as a cheap whiteboard video animator, because I know how much time/effort would go into producing a totally bespoke and custom made video.

    But for those of us who DON’T have a couple a hundred bucks lying about to spend on a video lasting a couple of minutes or under, what I recommend (and have USED personally on my own sales page away from this blog) is a viable and affordable alternative.

    Thanks for your comments!

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Whiteboard Video - June 2, 2014

Whiteboard animation is best used for going into detail about a certain product, service, and concept, however not everything is best suited towards using a whiteboard video. Although you can tell a story with whiteboard videos most if not all whiteboard videos that are used really go into detail about the topic at hand.

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Atif Mansoor - July 25, 2014

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Ikiou gbeinbo - February 7, 2015

Hmmhm, am still kinda confused on the tutorials on how to go bout the whole thing. Am good at drawing, esp cartoons. PLS somebody put me through.

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Annie Leibovitz - May 4, 2015

This is indeed great software that anyone can use for free. I am glad you found what you wanted.
really amazing post.
thanks for share,
keep sharing

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Kimsea Sok - May 31, 2015

Rechard, thanks for sharing…

It sounds like a wonderful for creating a great video. Honestly, I was always wondering about how to create some cartoon or animation presentation.

I have done some research about create those kinds of video, but I found that I need more skill on studio software such as Adobe After Affect.

Thanks for sharing..! I’ll learn about this software, and then take it a trail…

Have nice day..
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Pawan Kumar - July 2, 2015

That’s sound like a great and amazing picture. This is indeed great software that anyone can use for free. Thanks for the great article and great tip on the software.

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Alka - September 14, 2015

The video helped me alot in understanding this step by step…Amazing Software..I am a graphic designer adn this is very useful for me.

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Zeshan Bilal - January 13, 2016

Thanks for sharing this information to create animated videos easily 🙂
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great article but i just wanted to know if using sparkol is free after the end of the 7 days trial?

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Josef - May 25, 2016

You have nice work, i really appreciate you for delivering this nice information about Animated Videos.

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Andreas Braun - May 26, 2016

Great advice! Great Tutorial! Searched a long time. Thank you.
Question: Am searching for a chalkboard solution, where I can write and draw.
Do you have any advice?

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