Choosing An Animation Studio: Portfolio Assessment Tool
Reviewing animation portfolios is the best way to choose an animation studio that is the right fit for your project. By looking at the studio's previous work, you can get a sense of their style and quality. But how do you know what to look for?
How To Choose The Best Animation Technique For Video
You know you want to make an animated explainer video but you’re not sure which animation technique to choose. Your unique goals, audience, and plans for the video will dictate which animated technique is best.
Best Whiteboard Animation Videos From 2006-2018
We've been making explainer videos for over a decade, and whiteboard videos are still popular for one simple reason—they work. So to help you better understand the power of whiteboard animation, here are our favorite picks for the best whiteboard animation from the past 12 years.
Tutorial: Creating Whiteboard Animation In After Effects
Whiteboard animation comes in all shapes and sizes, but there really is a difference between budget whiteboard animation effects and quality animation. The devil is in the details, and to demonstrate just a hint of the meticulous care that goes into smooth seamless whiteboard animation, we asked one of our top animators, Scott Strong to break down two fundamental whiteboard animation effects in Adobe After Effects.
What Subjects Are Right For Whiteboard Animation?
Sometimes we surprise ourselves. I had always thought what whiteboard animation excelled at was concepts – really drawing out the relationships between people or things, using metaphors to elucidate ideas, creating a graphical map of processes. And of course, whiteboard animation is good at those things.
New Toongraphic On Whiteboard Animation
Although we produce animated video in a full range of styles, whiteboard animation is really where our studio made our bones. Animation studios that manage to last often have a turning point; for us, it was when we were chosen to create the show-open for the 8th season of Showtime's hit show Weeds in the whiteboard style.
Higher Education+ Whiteboard Animation = Results
Over the past few years, IdeaRocket has had the pleasure of crafting explainer videos for a number of educational institutions. From high schools (like Langley and Clintondale) to universities (like Harvard and Johns Hopkins), we've worked with members of the education industry to create whiteboard animation videos.
Pick Of The Week: Economics Is For Everyone! (RSA)
Economics is important...but much too complicated for non-economists to understand, right? Well, economist Ha-Joon Chang begs to differ. At least on a fundamental level. He believes that every single person can and should get their head around basic economics. And his perspective has never been more accessible than it is in our PICK OF THE WEEK: Economics is for Everyone!, an engaging, explainer video based on a recent speech given by Ha-Joon Chang.
Behind The Scenes: AutoMD (Whiteboard Animation)
A little while back, we had the pleasure of working with AutoMD to create a pair of 30-second whiteboard animation spots as well as a 5-minute explainer. The goal of these videos was to highlight AutoMD's standing as a forward-thinking and customer-oriented comprehensive auto repair resource.
5 More Tips For Adding Color To Whiteboard Video
As we discussed yesterday in 5 Tips for Incorporating Color Into Your Whiteboard Video, more and more whiteboard videos are injecting some degree of color. It's usually not a ton of color that's included, but given the influx it inevitably spurs questions like these: Should my video include color? If so, how much color should there be? And where, exactly, should that color be added?
Learn Physics With Whiteboard Animation
From RSA-style whiteboard animation to motion graphics, some of the best animated explainer videos out there aren’t for a product or business - they're for an idea. Enjoy these great examples from the likes of National Geographic, novelist Amy Rosenthal, physicist Henry Reich, and something about money.