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PowerPoint as an Animation Tool

PowerPoint can be an effective animation tool in business videos.

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Gone are the days when PowerPoint was associated with college presentations and school tutorials. Today, a lot of marketers link the mighty tool with their day to day routines, and we see that PowerPoint presentations are staples of meeting and presentations.

But the flexibility of PowerPoint can be leveraged to create animations in videos that do a great job of explaining concepts that might otherwise be difficult to understand.

We recently undertook some San Jose video production work for a client. When we did a pair of marketing videos for Sphere3D’s Overland Storage Division, we were given the tough job of explaining their shareable storage concept. But the budget was not there to create elaborate 3D graphics. Here is one of the videos we created for them (another shorter version was also created that eliminated about 1/3 of this version):

Benefit #1 – Saving Time and Money

A major benefit in using PowerPoint over many other complicated tools is that we are able to save clients’ and developers’ time. Marketing videos using PowerPoint is a relatively simple and fast method of demonstrating concepts. In a matter of few short minutes, you will be able to connect huge volumes of data. Above all, a single presentation will be sufficient to showcase product details, images, tutorials and much more.

Benefit #2 – Visually Compelling

Visual information is a key selling point in PowerPoint videos. According to a recent study, marketing videos with unique visual content are likely to attract more audiences than the rest. Moving on, you can demonstrate critical benefits of your service or product in an attractive and convenient form. Visually compelling slides can be very worthwhile as they explain concepts not easily understood by others.

Benefit #3 – Professionalism

Last but certainly not least, the use of graphics serves to to enhance the professional reputation of our clients. PowerPoint presentations can be so much more than simple word slides, and these graphics show it.

Microsoft PowerPoint can be downloaded here, of course, but it has a steep learning curve to use its features fully, especially when it comes to 2D animation that tells a great story on video. Why not hire the experts at Penrose Productions instead?

Doodle Videos from Penrose Productions

Introducing Doodle Videos at Penrose Productions

Doodle videos are all the rage, especially online, so we’re delighted to share this new service that we’re adding to the many others that we have at Penrose Productions. You may well have seen many examples of these doodle videos, particularly used in web marketing. We have added this to our repertoire and we’re delighted to offer it to our customers.

The end product of these doodle videos is to have a hand quickly draw pictures to go along with the story that is being told. We can take your existing artwork, photos, etc. and convert them for use in these doodle videos. Then we work the video editing magic of having the hand draw those images. We’ll add narration, music, sound effects, etc. to create a unique and very interesting video.

These videos are also sometimes called whiteboard animations as well as other terms.

This example show a quick doodle video we created to showcase some of the possibilities.