Free Animated Video Explanation Resources

Animated Infographic Video Process

Free-Resources-video-processAnimated explanation videos have become one of the best ways to explain a business, product, concept or cause to an audience quickly. Done well, an animated video will keep the audience engaged, even entertained while explaining, educating and informing visually, much better than plain text can do.

A lot of businesses are beginning to realize the potential that an explanation video has, but are often ignorant or naive about what goes into making them. Put simply, creating an animated explanation video takes time to do well.

Download the Animated Infographic Video Explanation Process White Paper (PDF)


Storyboard Template Set

Storyboard-TemplatesHollywood and film makers have been using storyboards for decades to plan their shots. With animated explanation videos, the storyboard is where the ideas for the animated graphics get matched up to their corresponding text, whether that text is narrated or on screen, or both. Storyboards can be hand-drawn or created digitally. I’ve tried a few different storyboard templates over the years. This storyboard template set contains three different storyboard templates, all three in PDF format with 2 of the templates also including Word documents as well.

Download Storyboard Template Set (.zip)


Infographic Video Script Tips Cheat Sheet and Work Sheet

Script-Tips-Cheat-SheetYou’re ready to write a script for your infographic video, but you don’t know where to begin. Wouldn’t it be great if there were a simple structure you could follow to help you transform your message into a story that resonates with your audience? This cheat sheet and work sheet provides a simple 3 step outline to develop a script for your infographic video explanation.

Download the Script Tips Cheat Sheet (pdf).

Download the Script Tips Worksheet (pdf).


Tutorial: Creating Animated Infographic Videos with Apple Keynote

TutorialInfographic animated videos are an effective visual communication tool to explain your product or company, but professionally produced videos can be expensive, typically costing thousands of dollars. If you donʼt have the budget for a professionally produced animated explanation video but have the time, you can create your own simple animated video explanations with Apple Keynote.

Though nowhere near as powerful as those tools Apple Keynote (and Microsoft PowerPoint) have basic animation capabilities that you can use to create your own basic animated videos.

This step-by-step, how-to tutorial shows how to create a basic animated infographic video using Apple Keynote. The download file includes:

  • PDF tutorial
  • completed Keynote document
  • exported .mov movie
  • graphics for the project

Download the Tutorial Kit (.zip)


Hospital Staff Pictogram Set

I’m also including this hospital staff pictogram set of hospital staff characters. The .zip file contains 15 Adobe Illustrator files, including all characters shown in the photo plus a few more.


Download Illustrator Hospital Staff Pictogram Set (733 KB .zip file.)

You’re free to use these however you’d like, in infographics, presentation, brochures, etc.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.