Whiteboard animation, in case you don’t know about whiteboard animation, don’t you worry I will explain to you the very easy way. I will provide you with an excellent option of creating amazing whiteboard animation you can use to create animated videos in just a few clicks. 

To create whiteboard animation you don’t need any equipment or skill to get started, you have to have a little bit of knowledge about adobe after effects and that’s it, what is a whiteboard and how it works don’t worry about that, I’ll help you with that.

What is whiteboard animation?

whiteboard animation is a style of animation that helps you bring ideas to your life.it uses images, texts, and movements on a white or whiteboard-style background.

whiteboard animation is great for explaining hard concepts in an easy way by use of infographics and visual metaphor. you can easily change the camera angle to focus on different elements.

whiteboard animation is a process where your creative story and storyboard with pictures are drawn on the whiteboard or something that resembles the whiteboard by artists who records themselves and the process of their artwork. it is used on the t.v, internet, advertising to communicate messages in a unique way.

the whiteboard animation comes from the process of someone drawing on the whiteboard and recording it. the actual effect is the time-laps or sometimes top motion. actual animation is rarely used but has been incorporated other terms are video and animated.

these video styles are now seen in many variations and have taken a turn into many other animation styles. with the introduction of the software to create the whiteboard animations the process has many different manifestations that are very in quality.

whiteboard animations videos are seen mostly throughout the internet on youtube and Vimeo. the style has been used a few times on tv. very different from the current style with the whiteboard commercials.

why should you consider creating a whiteboard video in the first place? well, research conducted by Professor Richard Wiseman at the University of Hertfordshire found that when compared to a more standard talking-head video, whiteboard animation better helps the audience retain factual information and have a great chance of being liked and shared.

this makes them one of the best video styles for creating high-impact educational content. whiteboard animation involves images being drawn on a white background with a moving hand appearing to be doing the drawing. they are usually accompanied by a voiceover.

if you want to produce something a bit different than the classic whiteboard animation, there are some variations of it that you can consider, which pretty much involve the same steps to create. these include blackboard animation, stitch board animation, and notebook animation remain the classic board animation.

  1. Step – 1

scriptwriting, the first step in the whiteboard animation is that write your script. a good script is a key to your successful video. so make sure you really put your effort into making it the highest quality possible when you write your script make sure it is as short and impactful as possible. a good rule of thumb is to remember that every 150 words of your script will be equivalent to approximately one minute in video duration.

2. Step – 2

Record your voiceover, once you finalized your script the next step in the process is to record your voiceover. it is important to record your voiceover straight after you’ve recorded your script because the voiceover will be used to mark the timings for the animation during the storyboard stage. you can either do voiceover by yourself or get it recorded by a professional voiceover artist to a high standard and at a relatively low cost.

3. Step – 3

Storyboarding, the next step in your production process is to create a storyboard. this basically involves creating rough sketches of the visual images you want to appear in the video pretty much like a comic book. it is useful to a storyboard template to help you with this.

4. Step – 4

Create your illustrations, once you finalized your storyboard the next step in the process is to create your illustrations using software like adobe illustrator. if you don’t feel comfortable drawing your own bespoke images or simply don’t have time, don’t worry you can use pre-existing ones from the stoke image galleries available in popular whiteboard animation production software as video script or doodly.

5. Step – 5

Animate, the next step in the process is the animate your video using a preferred software. I personally use to create our animation, which is great to create studio-level videos, but it is most created towards experience professionals. if you are looking for a simple tool that requered having little to almost no experience in animation then check out some of the others that are available. video scribe, Animaker, GoAnimate, doodly to see which one is best for you.

6. Step – 6

Add your voice-over and sound effects, once you are happy with your animation the next and final step to complete your production is to add your voiceover and sound effects which you should be able to do with the software you used to create your anime. for best result I suggest using a separate audio editing software such as adobe audition to make sure it’s to professional quality.

7. Step – 7

Thumbnail and video activation, having an engaging thumbnail is essential for making sure all the hard work you put into your work finally pays off. the more engaging your thumbnail the more compelling people watch your video.

promoting your video is another important component to consider. this includes creating a high conversing design for the landing page on which you will add your video, and following the best practices for the social media channels that you will use to promote it.