02nd Feb 2016, author: Eve Myhill
Whiteboard animation was made popular a few years back by the RSA animates series. They’re comparable to Ted talks, but an animated version. Illustrated through either by hand or computer.
Its an extremely flexible style that can be applied to almost any type of message. Here we have used it compliment video, replacing where footage was not available to demonstrate the Same Learning model. This style was created by drawing the assets in after effects then animating them on afterwards. In contrast we created a real time hand-drawn whiteboard animation for Citywest to bring their Welcome video to life and offer some consistency in the induction process.
The computer animated process usually takes around – 6 – 8 weeks to produce for a minute video as a storyboard and all the assets will be created first. A live drawn sequence, provided you have a good experienced artist and a 4k camera crew , will be quicker and could be produced in as little 3 weeks including the pre production process.
There’s a reason it has become so popular, and that’s because it’s a clever, creative way to tell a story quickly and can be adapted into many different styles. Here are a few of my favourites. You’ll be able to tell the different between the live action and computer animated ones in the most but some are just too darn good.
The Gnoodle Top 10 Whiteboard Animations
My top tips for making a whiteboard Animation.
In our next blog we’ll be looking at some of the auotamtoed do-it-yourself animation softeware including for whiteboard animation and comparing it to getting it done by an animation company.
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