Animation Production
for Social Media

The Challenge

Engaging a lay audience on social media is a new challenge faced by academics.

Students taking part in an animation workshop
The Solution

By the end of the workshop you should be able to:

  • Have written and recorded a script describing your research.

  • Have sketched out a storyboard.

  • Know how to proceed to complete production of your animation.

Summary

This workshop will teach researchers how to produce a 2 minute 2D white board animation describing their research which can then be shared on social media platforms.

Topics covered include:

  • The importance of good visual storytelling

  • Voiceover production

  • Story boarding

  • Animation production

Student with a laptop

Research Development Framework (RDF)

  • A1/A2/A3 Knowledge and intellectual abilities

  • B3 Personal effectiveness

  • D2/D3 Engagement, influence and impact

“The overview of different animation techniques and wide details of software tools available was very useful. Storyboarding was very useful too.”