714 BYOD: DIY Motion Graphic Animation Using Camtasia
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Wednesday, March 28
Motion graphic animation is a great way to compress information into a compelling encapsulated video. You could pay an agency to create it for you, but if you don’t have a big budget—or ANY budget—you’ll probably have to do it yourself. Where do you start? Do you need to learn complicated software? And what happens if you, like most people, aren’t blessed with “design sense”?
Good news: You can create some pretty nifty animations in as little as an hour, with no experience or design sense required! And nobody will even know you didn’t use expensive software—or an agency—to create them. In this session, you’ll learn how to use Camtasia’s animation tools to make attention-grabbing animations. You’ll walk through the entire process from storyboard to finished product, exploring different scriptwriting styles and how to select the right music to capture the mood of your animation. You will even learn how you can turn the animations into standalone course content.
In this session, you will learn:
- How to use Camtasia’s animation features
- How to choose the mood for your animation
- How to storyboard your idea
- How to write a good script
- How to choose the right music
Novice to intermediate designers and developers.
Technology discussed in this session:
Participant technology requirements:
A laptop running Camtasia (latest version).
Educational Technology Specialist
Michael Garron Hospital
Sarah Dewar is a seasoned instructional designer and developer. She has over 20 years of experience in the realm of adult learning, complemented by 15 years of experience creating innovative eLearning solutions for healthcare professionals. Sarah’s award-winning “Infomercials as eLearning” combine graphics with live action to create memorable and impactful learning experiences. She also creates custom animation to engage learners. Sarah shares her knowledge internationally and volunteers her expertise to not-for-profit organizations; her courses are currently engaging learners on six continents simultaneously. She also volunteers as a planning member of the Canadian eLearning Conference. Sarah has now turned her attention to unraveling the complexities of visual literacy, deepening her research and application of these concepts over the past five years.