How to Make Animated Videos with Keynote Quickly and Easily
What you’ll learn
Setting up and using Keynote as a video and animation tool
Animating objects, text, transitions, and more
Designing custom characters and objects
Creating transparent overlay graphics (such as lower thirds)
Adding music, sound effects, and voiceovers
Resizing videos for Facebook Stories, Instagram, and other social channels
Most video animation software comes with high costs and steep learning curves. And though there are many online animation tools trying to solve this problem, they require an internet connection and recurring payments.
If you own a Mac, however, Keynote is easy to use and free.
You might know Keynote as a presentation tool. But in reality, it’s so much more — it comes with 30+ animation effects, more than 700 customizable shapes, and many other useful features for making videos.
In this course, you’ll discover the settings and techniques you need to unlock Keynote’s potential as a robust animation tool. By the end, you’ll be able to produce custom animated videos quickly and easily.
What do I get with this course?
90+ minutes of on-demand training videos
4 follow-along exercises with project files
5 popular royalty-free songs from Music for Makers ($125 value)
Custom illustrated character made and editable in Keynote
17 blank social media templates set to best practice dimension ratios
How can I apply what I learn in this course?
Using techniques taught in this course, you’ll be able to use Keynote to quickly make:
Promotional videos for social media
Animated intros and transitions for videos
Kinetic typography animations
Overlay motion graphics (e.g., lower thirds)
… and more!
What if I’m not an artist or technically inclined?
The great thing about Keynote is that it makes animation accessible to everyone. Regardless of your experience or skill level, you’ll be able to create animated videos you’re proud of after taking this course.
How can I be sure I’m getting the latest, greatest information?
I update this course at least once a year — or more frequently depending on changes to Keynote or student feedback. For example, after several student comments about pacing, I went back and slowed down several of the lessons 🙂
Who this course is for:
- Social media content creators
- Anyone wanting to make animated videos — no experience necessary!
- Introduction and Setup
- Working with Shapes and Media in Keynote
- Creating Animated Objects and Scenes
- Animation Exercises: Apply What You’ve Learned
- Final Touches: Audio, Exporting, and Advanced Editing