"Whiteboard" animations are typically considered any video or animation of a concept being explained through live drawing. The first one we produced, our approach was to film me drawing live on a whiteboard. Later versions saw us adapting a more streamlined, digital approach, that utilized multiple layers of the art and different drawing hand stills.
We started by pre-drawing all the images from the video, to get approval before filming due to the extreme difficulty to change a shot once we'd spent a day on set.
The final video is live action of me drawing the approved drawings, one by one on a whiteboard. The shots were then composited and movement added in After Effects.
Years later we improved our approach, doing all the animation in After Effects. The animator utilizedĀ a multi-layered file of the artwork and several snapshots of my arm holding different markers in different positions. Much easier and efficient!
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