Videos & Animation

Teams are asked to create one animation for the safety award and one video for the chairman’s award each year. Many teams also choose to make additional videos each year; please become a mentor, please volunteer, please sponsor us, thanks for sponsoring us, build season summary, event summary, robot reveal, season in year review and thank you parents videos. Here are some resources to help teams with the technical side of the videos.

Videos / Animations

All video / animation are designed for a purpose. You need to be able to identify what the video / animation is trying to achieve so that all of the design and content decisions have a common purpose. For that reason, before you start your video / animation you should answer the following questions;

  • What is the video / animation you plan to create?
  • What are the aims of your video / animation?
  • What is the target audience of your video / animation?

After you have your questions answered you need to brain storm ideas. Once you have your idea you will need to create a story board.


Story Boarding

When you’re planning a video / animation, the first step in the process is to make a storyboard so you can bring your script to life and present it to other people. A storyboard is a series of thumbnails that show the breakdown of the video, illustrating the key scenes how the setting will look, who will be present, and what actions will take place. It’s often used as a mock-up for movie scenes, music videos, TV production, and more, and can be created by hand or using a digital medium. Read on to learn how to map your story, illustrate the key frames and fine tune your storyboard.

Tips on story boarding

Then you need to select your video / animation tool and make your video / animation.


Video Tools


Animation Tools


Video Tips

Like any other task you need to take on only what you can accomplish based on your skill and the time allotted. If you don’t have any knowledge about making a video or animation. So here are some tips on creating videos.


Animation Tips

Here are some tips on creating animations.



Video Examples


Animation Examples


Music & Sound Effects

We humans use all of our senses in communication and since we can’t taste, touch or smell video, the soundtrack is an extremely important way to convey your message. Here is an article with some great tips on picking the music and sounds for your video / animation.

Free music

Free sound effects


Additional Resources

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