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Web 2.0 tools you can use : Whiteboard Animation

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Whiteboard animation

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Welcome to the Unisa Library LibGuide on how to use Whiteboard animation. 

When you browse this LibGuide you'll find:

  • Information on Whiteboard animation websites you can use.
  • Tips and tutorials for using these sites.

What is Whiteboard animation?

Whiteboard animation is a process where a creative story and storyboard with pictures is drawn on a whiteboard (or something that resembles a whiteboard) by artists who record themselves in the process of their artwork. It is used in TV and internet advertising to communicate messages in a "unique" way.


An example of a whiteboard animation video

Whiteboard animation sites and software to use:

  • PowToon - PowToon offers a free animation software tool that runs on windows or mac processing systems
  • RawShorts - Create a whiteboard animation in a flash. Start with their professionally designed scribe templates and use their simple drag and drop video builder to make it your own
  • RenderForest - Renderforest is cloud based video maker for creating intro videos for YouTube, explainer animations, kinetic typography, product or service promotional videos, music visualizations, wedding or travel slideshows, mobile app promotions, event invitations, corporate presentations, infographics and a lot more.
  • Animatron - is a video and animation software development company that enables businesses and individuals to create high-quality visual content with its online video making tools
  • Sparkol - make your own whiteboard video animations with Sparkol VideoScribe