6 Inspirational Whiteboard Animations
|July 12, 2012||Posted by Maite under Whiteboard Animation|
Today’s blog post brings you some inspiration. We’re big fans of the power of whiteboard animations (often called video scribing) have to explain and inform in an interesting and engaging way. For some reason, seeing something being drawn from the beginning is really satisfying. We’ve scoured the web and found a few great examples that will surely give you some whiteboard animation ideas of your own!
This is a classic whiteboard animation style. It shows a great use of space with the aid of a time-lapse technique. You can see the way that Steven Johnson’s talk works with the visuals, how the whiteboard animation draws out and builds on small things mentioned, giving more meaning to the information. This is not only a great watch, but has some insightful tips about how to harness good ideas!
Make sure you set aside some time for this one. You’re going to want to pay attention so you learn the secret to learning a language in ten days! This particular video works well with the voiceover and reinforces key messages by writing them down. It shows just how fun and oddly satisfying a whiteboard animation can be. The interplay between what is on screen and what is voiced over is really enjoyable. He presents an interesting perspective on the way writing has had an impact on learning language.
While the above two videos show the more traditional form of drawing directly onto a whiteboard and utilising time lapse techniques, this video is an imaginative demonstration of the possibilities of whiteboard animation. It’s a surreal narrative and cleverly integrates the drawer’s hand interacting with what is drawn on the whiteboard. This is usually done with stop motion, which you’ll see some more in the next video..
As we said above, this video is a combination of whiteboard and stop motion animation. The stop motion technique is very useful when creating whiteboard animations as it’s very difficult to draw your whole whiteboard animation script on without mistakes from beginning to end! This video shows a clever use of the way you can integrate animation with a hand simply moving implements around. This gives a humanising effect. It works simply along with an explanatory voiceover to explain the product presented.
This one is a must see. Not only does it have a great interaction of the hand with the animation, it also has a great soundtrack! This just goes to show that a whiteboard animation can be a really versatile style of animation to use in your web videos. With a bit of imagination, something as simple as drawing on a whiteboard really can transform your message.
Yet another combination of stop motion techniques and whiteboard animation, this whiteboard animation is unique because it features more colour and backgrounds than most whiteboard animations do. This video features a jaunty tune that is reminiscent of the music Pixar often uses in their animated shorts! Those were our 6 inspirational whiteboard animation videos. Whether you’re a small business looking for an explainer video or perhaps you’re looking for an in-house training video, a whiteboard animation is an often-overlooked choice. And as you can see, they can be very versatile! Do you like whiteboard animations? Have you seen any you think we might like? Leave us a comment!