How to Create a Hand-drawn Animation Video

Software to Make Hand Drawn Animation Videos
Software to Make Hand Drawn Animation Videos

I have been asked many times how to create the video effect of a hand doodling pictures and words on the screen.

I used to reply that you can only do it with Adobe After Effects, but it will be extremely time-consuming.

After Effects is too complex for this job. There is an easier and faster way.

In this lesson, I show you how to create your own hand-drawn animation video in just 3 simple steps.

First, download and install Explaindio Video Creatorthen do the 3 steps.

  • STEP 1: Create a New Sketch Scene
  • STEP 2: Add Text
  • STEP 3: Close Canvas



Storyboard Creation Software for Video Production


A Storyboard is a sequence of drawings representing the shots planned for a video production. The drawings show how the video will unfold, shot by shot, with notes about what’s going on in the scene and what’s being said or heard in the script during that shot.  The purpose is to pre-visualize and communicate the intended live action, animation and motion graphic.

Traditionally, storyboards are drawn on physical paper.  Today there are storyboarding software and apps to make this task easier.

  1. – Mac and PC
  2. – Mac and PC
  3. – Free and online
  4. – iPhone app
  5. – All-in-one iPhone and Android
  6. Microsoft Powerpoint – come with Microsoft Office bundle
  7. Google Slides – free and online

For me, the best storyboard software is Microsoft PowerPoint and the next best is Google Slides.

Want to know how I use PowerPoint and Slides to create storyboards? Find out in the next lesson.

Create Solid White Color Background in Adobe Premiere Elements

How to create a white solid color clip in Adobe Premiere elements? This obscure feature is called “color matte”. Find it inside the Project Assets panel. Click on the Panel Options icon on the top far right corner of the Project Assets panel to access. Watch the video to learn more…

Feel free to ask a question in the comment section below.

In the next lesson, I will show you another useful function in Adobe Premiere Elements.

Printers with Direct CD / DVD Disc Printing

Printers with Direct CD DVD Disc Printing
Printers with Direct CD DVD Disc Printing
Printers with Direct CD DVD Disc Printing

We take a lot of filming time and  editing effort to make our video look professional.

If the video is to be burned onto a disc, then the disc jolly well look just as professional.

Hence, I am always on a look out for the latest printers with CD / DVD / Bluray disc printing capabilities.

List of CD DVD Printers

  1. Canon PIXMA Inkjet Printers with CD/DVD Printing Feature.
  2. Epson Inkjet Printers with Direct CD/DVD Printing

Click on the links to check price.  I used to recommend Canon, but now there is a wider range.

In the next lesson, I will show you printers that can mass print many discs in a short time.

Screen Capture Video Recording Software

Screen recording software
Screen recording software

Show your audience a product or service by capturing a computer screen view of it in action using a Screen Recording Software.  Great for software demonstration, website showcase and slides presentation.

  1. Camtasia – US$299 (PC) US$99 (Mac)
  2. Camstudio – free (PC only)
  3. ScreenFlow – US$99 (Mac only)
  4. Quicktime Screen Recorder – free (Mac only)
  5. Corel VideoStudio – US$99.99 (full video editing software, PC only)
  6. Google Hangouts on Air – free (online)

The one I use most often is Google Hangouts on Air. It’s Free! It works on both my PC and Mac! It’s convenient!