Mobile Games Video
Mobile Games Video
Mobile Games Video
Mobile Games Video

108 Live Action vs. Animated Video: Either or Both?

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Tuesday, June 20


Nautilus 4

Video has traditionally been difficult, time-consuming, and expensive, but it doesn’t need to be. Today, eLearning professionals can produce live-action and animated videos easily, quickly, and on a budget. But which do you choose, live-action or animated? It can be challenging to determine which option will best tell your story and engage your learners while also making the most sense given your budget and time constraints.

In this session, you will learn how to determine the best choice between live action and animated video for your learning projects. You’ll explore when and where it’s best to use live-action video. You’ll discuss the pros and cons of animated videos. You will also explore how to shoot live video, how to create an animation, and how to incorporate both together for best results.

In this session, you will learn:

  • When and where to use live-action video
  • When and where to use animated video
  • The pros and cons of live-action and animated video
  • How to incorporate both live and animated videos together
  • How to prepare to shoot live video and create animations

Novice to advanced designers, developers, and managers.

Technology discussed in this session:
Recorded live-action videos; animated videos created in GoAnimate.

Joe Ganci


eLearning Joe

Joe Ganci is the owner and president of eLearning Joe, a custom learning company. Since 1983, he has been involved in every aspect of multimedia and learning development. Joe holds a computer science degree, writes books and articles about eLearning, and is widely considered an eLearning development guru. He consults worldwide and also teaches at conferences and client sites. Joe writes tool reviews and has received several awards for his work in eLearning, including a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999 and an eLearning Guild Master Award in 2013. His mission is to improve the quality of eLearning with practical approaches that work.

Gary Lipkowitz



Gary Lipkowitz is the CEO of Vyond. Over the past 12 years he has crafted the company's strategy and guided its growth. Prior to Vyond, Gary was the COO for, a leading travel search engine serving the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Previously, he worked in feature film development and as a strategy consultant for Yahoo! Southeast Asia and MTV Asia. Before moving to Asia, Gary was an award-winning corporate television writer/producer in Chicago and Austin. He also wrote, produced, and directed the English- language adaptations of over 20 anime franchises for ADV Films.

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