How to Make Animated Educational Videos and Presentations?

How to Make Animated Educational Videos and Presentations?

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17 Aug 2020

If you are a pupil, a student, or a teacher you might have faced the fear of an upcoming presentation. It takes time to prepare for a good presentation, and sometimes your presentation is doomed to failure because it’s boring.

But, if you want to turn your audience into active listeners, you need to do your best.

For a successful presentation, you need to make it engaging enough to keep your audience's attention during the whole process. What can be more engaging than animated characters? Renderforest offers you a great opportunity to tell a compelling story with an animated video presentation.

In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to make animated educational videos with the help of our "Educational Video Toolkit". Pick any topic you want and start creating.

The educational toolkit is a modern and unique template designed for schools, colleges, universities, and for those who are interested in creating educational videos. With more than 300 different educational scenes, icons, and character animations, you can create something impressive and fun. It can be an educational video for online courses, tutorials or a video presentation, a difficult lesson explanation, or a simple message to your classmates.  

So, let's get started!

First, you need to sign up or sign in to the platform, if you already have an account. Then, go to the “Video Templates” library, choose the “Presentations” category and click on “Educational”.

Educational Video Templates

Choose the "Educational Video Toolkit" and click on “Create Now”.

Educational Video Toolkit

You have 2 options here. You can click on “Load a Preset” to use our ready-made stories.

Educational Video Toolkit - Editor

You can choose one of the presets, if they fit your story, and edit them. This will help you save your time. 

Educational Video Toolkit - Presets

Click on "Add My Script" to generate a video with the help of our machine learning and AI algorithms. 

Educational Video Toolkit - Add My Script

Or, click on “Add a scene” to choose and insert the scenes you like. There are over 200 scenes of animated characters, icons, and background animations that you can use to create your project.

Educational Video Toolkit - Scenes

If you want to add images choose one of the image holders and click on “Browse” to upload them from your computer or click on “Media Library” if you’ve already uploaded them.

Educational Video Toolkit - Media Library

You can also include videos in your presentation. Use on one of the video holders to upload your video from your device. Or you can go to “Media Library” to use some cool videos from Renderforest stock footages.

 Educational Video Toolkit - Videos

Type your topic in the search section or choose one of the most searched topics, choose the video you like and click on “Insert”.

 Educational Video Toolkit - Stock Videos

Now, you can trim the video to select your desired part.

Educational Video Toolkit - Trim the Video

After typing your text and arranging the scenes, go to “Style” next to the “Edit” button to select your project's style.

Educational Video Toolkit - Style

Then click on “Color” to choose the colors of your project. You can either choose one from the ready-made color pallets or choose your custom colors.

Educational Video Toolkit - Color

It's time to choose the music. Go to “Music” to choose a track from our “Music library” or click “Upload Your Music” to upload it from your device. You can also add your voice over or mute your project.

Educational Video Toolkit - Music 

Now that you’ve finished editing your video, it’s time to preview it. Go to “Preview” and choose the “Free Preview”.

Educational Video Toolkit - Free Preview

Your video will be ready in minutes.

Video Export

Your video is saved in your Renderforest account. You can reach it any time by going to “My Videos” page. Click on your name and choose “My Videos” from the drop-down list for editing or extracting it.

There are several options for exporting your creation. The first one is the free option. We recommend you to export the free version first, before processing to the paid rendering. Free videos have SD360 quality and you’re able to edit, download and publish these videos any time you wish. These videos will have a Renderforest watermark. Another option is to buy high-quality videos by choosing one of our paid subscription plans. You can find all the details of our pricing here.

Animated characters are sure to help you engage your audience but if you want something more formal and without animated scenes, you can use other Renderforest templates for your presentations. One of them is the "Broadcast Video Editing Toolkit" with which you can create informative video presentations.


Broadcast Video Editing Toolkit

This is an all-inclusive package with hundreds of video and photo scenes, minimal, modern and informative lower thirds, social scenes, logo animations, and much more. Modern design, smooth animation, and friendly structure will make your video creation a real joy!

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Or, you can check other animated templates that can be used for educational purposes. Here they are:


3D Explainer Video Toolkit

Have you ever dreamed of creating your own cartoon movie? The first-ever 3D Explainer Toolkit is your perfect chance to create the best explainer animation․ A wide choice of animated scenes, two styles, and 4 transitions to help you create incredible, animated commercials, explainers, educational videos, and promo videos․

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Explainer Video Toolkit

No more boring content and inspiration killers! Explainer Video Toolkit is here to help you create the most persuasive explainer animation ever. More than 500 interactive scenes and the combination of unique characters, kinetic typography, video and photo holders will turn any idea into a video masterpiece.

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Mascot Stories Toolkit

Meet the mascots! A funny approach to make a promotional video and advertise your business in a crazy way. Use the Mascot Stories Toolkit to generate a catchy animated human motion. Give flesh and blood to your characters and let them run the action. An engaging personalized video with unique cartoon characters, icons and animated scenes will bring emotions to your very own story.

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