Make Your eLearning Come Alive with Animated Characters. Learn about my upcoming talk at the Adobe Learning Summit, get a peak at some animated Characters, and read a brief on how it was all put together!
My name is Mark, and I’M SPEAKING at the Adobe Learning Summit 2018 in Las Vegas, October 4th.
Adobe asked us to create a little video introducing ourselves and our topic.
My topic is “Make Your eLearning Come Alive with Animated Characters” so I thought it would be a good idea to have some characters help introduce my topic!
I thought it would add some flavor to a boring introduction about my experience, if I add some Animated Characters. SO I video taped myself I paused and made believe Chloe(one of the Characters) was talking as I looked down at her (I didn’t want to redo my take anymore, so the looking down is a bit off – but ehh), and then I also planned ahead to turn to look at the monkey character behind my back. I then exported the video of me. That was video 1.
From Camera to Adobe Photoshop
So I took a Picture of a stuffed Monkey I have, brought it into Photo, dropped out the background, and cut it up to separate pieces(head, eyes, body, arms, legs, etc.)
Make it Come Alive with Adobe Character Animator
Then I imported the monkey Photoshop file into Character Animator where I was able to rig it up and make it come ALIVE with my own performances, and mouth movements via my web cam, and mic. Then exported as a movie (video 2).
I also used a Character from Character Animator and made it come alive with my performance, and exported (video 3).
Edit in Adobe Premiere
Then I imported Video 1, Video 2, and Video 3 into Premiere to composite them all together. I created a mask in Premiere, so it looks like the monkey is behind me, and then used motion tracking to match the the mask so it is always hiding portions of the monkey. I added some transitions, adjusted some timing, added background audio… and exported…
and the final RESULT – is below (video 4)!
Join me October 4th to learn how to make your own Character in Photoshop, that can be animated in Character Animator, and imported into Captivate to Make YOUR eLearning Come Alive ….. with Animated CHARACTERS!