Animations


2D animation

Most suitable for promotion and to explain theory/concepts

To consider:

  • needs a clear storyline (script)
  • development in cooperation with designer
  • rather time consuming to develop
  • hard to stay attended when takes too long
  • software: Videoscribe, Hype, Moovly, Powerpoint

Stop-motion

Most suitable for explaining theory/concepts

To consider:

  • needs a clear storyline (script)
  • needs a relevant metaphor
  • needs a semi-professional studio setting


3D animation

Most suitable for explaining theory/concepts

To consider:

  • a storyboard needs to be produced
  • a professional multimedia team is required for development
  • time consuming
  • effective for explaining complex concepts
  • software: e.g. Muvizu



Sketch animation

Most suitable for explaining theory/concepts

To consider:

  • a storyboard needs to be produced
  • a graphic designer is required for the design
  • can be done with real recording (more authentic) or software that simulates hand writing (more flexible to edit afterwards)
  • Software: Videoscribe for simple animations, Adobe After Effects for professional results
  • post-production required
  • useful for explaining in an engaging way
  • leaves room for creativity