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March 22 – 24, 2017 Orlando, FL

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LS810 BYOL: Create Animatics Animations with Storyline Illustrated Characters

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Thursday, March 23



Animation can enhance learner engagement, but who has the time to learn to animate? Storyline 2 has great illustrated characters with many poses and expressions, yet when you need your character to do something not in its lineup, what are you to do?

In this session, you will learn how to use Storyline 2 illustrated characters and Microsoft PowerPoint to edit the characters to create evocative animatic-type animations. You will learn how, when used in combination with an effective story, you can enhance your learners’ engagement by illustrating your content with more targeted, styled characters and smoother animation. To enhance the experience of this session, create a five-minute story or script that introduces two characters and includes some dialogue.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to export illustrated characters from Storyline 2
  • How to import characters into PowerPoint
  • How to edit the characters’ features, expressions, poses, hair, and clothing
  • How to import the characters back into Storyline or another development tool
  • How to create a short animatic illustration

Intermediate designers and developers.

Technology discussed in this session:
Articulate Storyline 2 and Microsoft PowerPoint 2010.

Participant technology requirements:
A laptop running Storyline 2 and PowerPoint 2010 or later.

Michael Laudone

Sr. Instructional Designer

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Michael Laudone is a senior instructional designer with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He has been doing instructional design, development, and delivery for the past 25 years and in the past 10 has concentrated on eLearning delivery. At the Fed, Michael brought in more interesting and learner-focused courseware by using instructionally significant interactions, stories, and relevant graphics and animations. He has overhauled a systemwide program that provided technical training on standard applications used at all 12 Federal Reserve Banks with tech-tip videos; each episode deals with a challenge that is met with the standard applications.

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