There seems to be some ideas with respect to the terminology used in regards to ‘whiteboard style explainer videos’ or what could at times be known as ‘scribe movies’. The later seems to be oriented around the marketplace, whilst both scribe videos and whiteboard videos are one in exactly the exact same thing. And certainly this is not to be confused with interactive whiteboards, which is an entirely different product entirely, something a college or school would use, certainly not us.
Suppose first of all we should specify what a whiteboard or scribe video really is. In basic terms this is a movie which uses a plain white background and the ‘cartoon’ solely depends upon watching a hand holding a marker pen draw a picture in time using a voice over. The film typically is a reinforcement of the dialogue so will be quite literal, and after a spectacle was drawn, it pauses for a brief moment to allow the audience digest and then moves on to draw a brand new scene.
Within an average 1 Minute whiteboard explainer video you’d typically expect to see around 5 to 7 chief scenes or drawings being drawn in. This may vary as it depends upon the degree of detail and points the dialogue is creating, but is usually a good starting point. In it are truest form and the way it was originally intended, a conventional whiteboard video is quite simply a hand drawing black outlines to make scenes, in-time using a voice over.
Whilst the end results May well resemble a camera was used to picture someone really drawing a scene ‘live’ this in reality is far from the truth. Like 90 percent of the whiteboard doodly coupon produced commercially, software is used to provide the ‘illusion’ of a true hand drawing. The process is truly slightly more complicated than the end results imply, but by working digitally it allows for increased precision, persistence and a quicker production procedure.
The hand that you see Moving around the screen is truly two photos in slightly different places holding a pencil. The pen itself is un-branded and we edit company logos onto the pencil to provide that additional element of personalization. The lines which you see being drawn in are made using Vector graphic applications, namely Adobe Illustrator. This enables us to rough out every scene and then carefully follow with clean true vector lines. These electronic files are then imported into the whiteboard animation applications, which then cleverly monitors the vector lines and gives the illusion that the hand is drawing the lines in.