How to make the world's BEST* PowerPoint Presentation.
(*According to kids)
We made our Kids Matter -- Education for kids video solely using Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. It's a great piece of software that really allows you to achieve some stunning animation results. Check out our guide on how to make your own animation using Microsoft PowerPoint 2010.
What you will need:
A PC or laptop with Microsoft Office 2010 installed
And plenty of time!
Step 1: Meticulously storyboard your masterpiece, accounting for every effect and transition.
Step 2: Cut up some coloured card to make your characters and backgrounds.
Step 3: Individually scan your hand-made creations into your PC or laptop.
Step 4: Load up Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. Go to the 'Design' tab and select 'Page Setup'. For YouTube playback set the aspect ratio to 'On-Screen Show (16:9)'.
Step 5: Insert your scanned artwork into Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 and resize your images to fit your presentation.
Step 6: Insert your chosen soundtrack as early as possible, so you can animate to the beat of the song.
Step 7: To begin animating your creations click the 'Animations' tab and then hit the 'Animations Add' tab. We liked to use the 'Motions Paths' effect. Add as many animations as you like to really bring your images to life. Use the 'Animation Pane' to organise and preview your animations.
Step 8: To animate using Stop-frame take photos of your object. You need to move them lightly after each photo has been taken. You need to give each photo its own separate slide. Uncheck 'On Mouse Click' and adjust the timings of each slide.
Step 9: Finally, export your presentation as a video.
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