How to Make Explainer Video Animation [Step by Step | Beginner Friendly]


Hey this is Eduard Stinga from VideoPlasty
and welcome to this tutorial where you will learn how to create animated explainer videos
or sales videos really fast, really easy, with little to no experience required and
with a really, really low budget. And for this particular tutorial, I will also
make the video assets available for you to use as well and to follow along the tutorial. Again, I just wanna point out, as I probably
said earlier, this tutorial is not meant to teach you the exact technical side of things,
but more to teach you the whole concept and how to use something called stock animation. But first of all, let’s look at the video
we’re going to create today. So you’re sick and tired of the same routine. Same job you don’t really like that much. But then it hits you! What if you take a break from all that boring
stuff and go on an adventure? Like pack your stuff right now and get ready
to leave as soon as possible! Welcome to YourDreamTrips.com , the best Travel
Agency in your local area! With us, it’s all really simple! It doesn’t matter if you want to: go to
an exotic island, go camping, sail around the sea, or go from place to place on a world
tour We got you covered! Don’t forget your camera, cause once you’re
on that airplane traveling half way across the world, you’ll want to take a picture
of the clouds from your window seat, the view from 10,000 feet is A-MAZING! Or take a selfie when you get there and post
it on social media! Or really just sit on the beach, enjoy the
sun and relax. That’s why you’re there, aren’t you? So give us a call at 1234-5678 and book your
dream holiday today! Okay, I hope you like that! Basically this video is just like a fake video
for a fake company that I just created for the purpose of this tutorial. I hope it doesn’t look very overwhelming at
the moment, and I know you might have your doubts right now because it kinda looks a
bit hard to create from scratch, but trust me, if you use the method that I’m going to
show you here it’s gonna be really, really, really simple. So first, let’s explore the idea of stock
animation and let’s see what it is. So the idea of stock animation or stock photos
or stock footage, if you’re familiar with that concept, is that you can access assets
that are ready to use and you just purchase the license to use them basically, which kinda
gives you a lot of more extra time and saves you a lot of money basically. So let’s have a look at some stock animation
items, so you can better understand the concept. The website that we’re going to use is VideoPlasty.com
and as a small disclaimer I own VideoPlasty.com and the reason why I’m not showing you other
websites is obviously because I own this one, but the second one and most important one
is because to be honest, you can’t really find any good stock animation on other big
stock footage sites out there like Pond5 or ShutterStock, which is also the reason why
I started VideoPlasty. So let’s have a look at some of the assets
that are used in the video, so let’s go to the travel category, wait for it to load and
here are some of the assets that are used in the video. So for example, not sure if this one is used,
I think this one is definitely used, yes, so “Packing Scene” and “Man Traveling With
Luggage” for example. So as you can see here, it’s all sorts of
like different elements that can be used in different situations and different videos
depending on the story. So this one, you know, obviously can be used
on a travel video or many other things as well. It comes with transparent background, so you
can use any color you want or any background. And for this video, as I said, you’re gonna
get access to all of those video assets that we used in the tutorial, so you can follow
along and for that please go to: So, pause the video right now and go download
the assets. You will have to opt in with your email address
and you will receive an email from me with a link where you can download all of the video
assets. So pause the tutorial right now and I’ll see
you soon! Hey and welcome back to the tutorial. We are now using Adobe Premiere Pro to do
the editing part for this video, but you can pretty much use any video editing software
out there that allows you to use QuickTime MOV files with transparent background or with
an alpha channel. That should be anything from Sony Vegas, Camtasia
or any other video player basically. The reason why I use Premiere Pro is because
I use the Adobe Suite all the time, like Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After Effects and
all that. But that’s just a personal preference. Alright, so I hope you have all the assets
now that you just downloaded. Obviously, when you create a video like this,
you will also need the voiceover, which is included in the package, some music which
we have right here and obviously it all starts from a script, but that’s a whole different
topic for another time. So I’ve already imported all the video assets
in my Premiere Pro project right here, so let’s just start by creating a… changing
the background color, which in Premiere Pro you do like this, go to New Item, Color Matte,
click OK and here you just enter the… I already have the HEX code for the color
from the video, just gonna call this “background”, select OK and then we just drag and drop here
on the timeline and there you go! Already have the color. And now, if I remember correctly… Actually, first of all let’s just add the
music as well, drag and drop it here, that’s a bit loud so I’m just gonna make it
a bit more quiet in the background. That works. Let’s just drag and drop the voiceover as
well, actually gonna switch those two around, cause I gotta see the waveform from the voiceover. There you have it! Okay, so the way the video started was with
tired guy and I think that one is called “Tired”, so there are two versions here, “Tired Loop”
and “Tired” I’m always gonna go with the normal one because it has a start animation as well. So let’s just drag and drop a couple of those
on the timeline so you can better understand how it works. Ok, zoom in a little. So you can see this is where the waveform
kinda has a pause, which means that’s where we reached a new sentence basically and the
next video I think is “Sleeping at work”, there you go! So just gonna add it here and as you can see,
it already has a start animation like this Here on “But then it hits you” I think I used
the part where he gets an idea, so let’s add that on top, and before that I was using the
one with “Thinking”, so just gonna add that on top and make it shorter so I can squeeze
it in and just gonna bring this one here. So let’s play and see how
it looks! There you go, I think it flows really, really
nice right now! So let’s continue, I think the next one that
we used was as a scene actually, let me see if I can, yes this is “Packing In and Out”. Just gonna make this one shorter so it matches
the voiceover at this point. So let’s see how it goes now. Actually, I think I used a different one,
let’s just see in the video oh yea, there you go, go on an adventure. And the next one I was using is this clip
right here: “Traveling”. Let’s drop it here, make this one shorter,
obviously, cause we don’t wanna use that much of it. So let’s see what the voiceover says. Gonna drag this one right after Obviously, this is not a perfect match to
the voiceover, I can’t remember exactly how I did it here, but I’m trying to show you
the general idea, so I used this one and after that I introduced the logo. And in this case, it’s not an actual logo
it’s just, you know, I used another icon from stock animation library. So let me see where that is. So here at this point, as you can see on the
waveform there’s a bit of a pause here this is where I introduce the name of the company. You can use your own logo here or your own
logo animation. Obviously this is not the logo, just gonna
make it a bit smaller, using the scale value. That’s a bit too small, so let’s try 75. There you go, much better! Moving a bit higher here and let’s just add
a title. Click ok. Just gonna drag the text area like this, click
and hold and release and then just gonna say YourDreamTrips.com Obviously, it looks like shit right now, so
we gotta work a bit on that select the text and change the font to… I don’t know, let’s try Open Sans. Ok Let’s try and make it a bit bigger, yes, let’s use bold. For the color let’s use white. Also let’s align it to the center and there
you go, now I can drag it a bit lower, I think in the video it was actually dark, so it’s
easier to see. So let’s select it again and change the color
to black. Yes, there you go, much, much better! Ok, now once this is done, I’ll just have
to drag and drop it from here on top of this layer right here. And there you go! So that’s already the first 20 seconds of
the video and it only took us literally a couple of minutes. I’m not gonna go and recreate the entire video,
I just wanted to show you this whole concept and how it works and how easy it actually
is. Let’s just playback these first 20 seconds now so you can see exactly what we created so far Alright, I think that looks really, really
great, especially for the amount of effort that we just put into it. Again, you can do this with literally any
video editing software that allows you to use QuickTime MOV files with transparent background
or it’s also called alpha channel. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Go ahead and continue the rest of the video
if you prefer, play around with all the assets, see what you can come up with. Obviously if you wanna create more videos
like this, you can just go to VideoPlasty.com and browse our library of stock animation
assets and download the ones that you want and you can use for your videos. I hope you enjoyed the tutorial! Let me know what you think in the comments
section below this video, I’ll check and read all the comments, hit the like button And don’t forget to subscribe to my channel
to receive notifications whenever I release new and free training videos like the one
you just watched. This was Eduard Stinga, from VideoPlasty.com
and I’ll see you soon!

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