[How To]: Curate YouTube Videos with PowToon
Looking for a simple yet highly flexible presentation making tool? PowToon is just the thing you need! It is hands down the most complete DIY (Do It Yourself) styled animated presentation programs out there available in the market.
Referred to as “Presentoons”, the animated slides created with PowToon can be used to enthrall your audience for activities like business meetings, product demonstrations, and much more.
In this article, we’ll have a look at how you can curate YouTube videos with PowToon.
Create Animated Presentation Videos for YouTube
Browsing around random YouTube videos, you must have stumbled upon videos with really nice looking visuals and all sorts of animated items flying around all over the place. Ever wanted to make videos like that? Now with PowToon, you can do exactly that, and it doesn’t require you to learn advanced video editing or fancy things like that.
The PowToon program interface is simple, user-friendly, and extremely easy to understand. There are a bunch of items, icons, images and effects that you can play around with to get exactly the kind of animated look you want.
Creating an animated presentation video with PowToon is almost as easy as creating a simple presentation slide in Microsoft’s PowerPoint.
Start with opening up a blank slide page. On the right side of the screen, you can choose from the given items, including characters, image holders, props, and markers.
We chose a character and added a few stars to the blank slide, as shown in the screenshot.
The next thing you need to do is to divide the slides, by splitting them up, to create the animation effect. Split from any place you want, and verify it from the timeline on the bottom of the screen. The more the splits, the more slides you create, which of course means more ‘animation’.
After the split, change something in the next slide, so to create the animation effect. You can do anything you like. Let’s say you would like the character to move from its previous position. Simply click and drag the character to the new position you want it at, on the next slide. You can test out the animation by clicking the Play button, and see the animation effect as a preview.
Once a simple multiple slide animation has been created, you can also add an mp3 to the background, which will act as a soundtrack. Or you can record your own voice-over using a mic. You can also add text to the slides, which can work neatly with the overall professional look of an animated video.
Once you’re happy with the results, you can save the presentation as a flash video, which can easily be uploaded to your account on YouTube.
What was your experience been with using PowToon? We would love to hear your thoughts on this incredible little program.