Would you like to use animations in your videos to illustrate a concept or technique but think you need an expensive program and years of training? Well, think again. If you know how to create a presentation in PowerPoint, then you can use it to develop animations.
In this post, I offer a tutorial on using PowerPoint to create effective animations that can be exported as a movie to use in your video project. In part one, I show how to set up your slides to create a sequence of frames that will form your animation. I provide several examples of simple graphics that will help you develop your own ideas (for best viewing, select the HD version and full-screen options (see menu bar at bottom of player window).