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Welcome to these tutorials, many of which were unique concepts when first published!


animate: techniques to animate your presentation

principle 1- squash and stretch ] [ principle 2- anticipation ] principle 3- staging- 1 ] principle 3- staging- 2 ] animation 1 ] animation 2 ] animation 3 ] animate & annotate ] animate by position ] animate cropped text ] animate on the moove ] change animation ] hidden pivot animation ] mask animations ] multiple motion paths ] spin a word art animation ] spin an image animation ] twist & morph animation ] wide screen PowerPoint on the fly ] time lapse animations ] overlapping powerpoint animations ]


12 principles of animation

 2- anticipation

Logic: simulate animations to be more real, based on sound animation principles.

The “old men of animation” established the 12 principles of animation when working for the Disney studios. While not all of the principles are fully supported by Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 (or 2007, or 2013), there is much that we can learn that will improve our presentations.

Real objects are real! That is, they have dimensions, are composed of matter and the real world can interct with them. For example, if you were to drop the tennis ball, the ball would fall, accelerating, hit the ground and bounce.

Anticipation is such a well used feature in cinema that we almost may not realise it's actually there.

man looking up

Ever notice that when someone is seen looking at something, it's not long before they have company doing the same thing?

man looking up with friends

We can use this to our advantage.

Technique 1- sound

In the first part off the following example, we hear the sound which gives us a clue as to what is going to happen next.

Technique 2- graphics

In the second part of the following example, we see what I call a partial reveal-that is your audience make not fully know what is happening until the end of the slide.






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