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.
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:
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.
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,