Animated videos for storytelling

  • Event: 2016 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Kavya Sukumar of Hearken
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 10 at 10:15am
  • Location: Denver VI
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Often, complex ideas in a story don't get the attention they deserve because, let’s face it, you’re allowed only one lede. Short animated videos are a great way to remedy this. They can bubble up interesting content in an easily shareable form that works on most devices and social media platforms. In this session, learn to create and publish your own animated video from scratch.

This session is good for beginners who are new to making videos as well as for people with some experience in video production looking to add animation to your skill set. This workshop also introduces the basics of Adobe Expressions, a javascript like language, to control animation.

Speaker Bios

  • Kavya Sukumar is a developer-journalist at Hearken working on tech for the audience engagement space. She was an Opennews fellow in 2015 and has worked at Vox.com and The Palm Beach Post. Follow her @kavyaSukumar.

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  • Animation for storytelling
    Often, complex ideas in a story don't get the attention they deserve because, let’s face it, you’re allowed only one lede. Short animated videos are a great way to remedy this. They can bubble up interesting content in an easily shareable form that works on most devices and social media platforms. In this repo and slideshow, learn to create and publish your own animated video from scratch. http://kavyasukumar.com/NICAR16/#/ https://github.com/kavyasukumar/animation-tutorial