In need of a little inspiration for your next explainer video? This is the blog for you! We're sharing 8 examples of awesome animated explainers that make even the most complex topics easy to digest.
Read on to discover them all and check out our tips and downloadable resources for creating your own impressive explainers.
P.S. If you're ready to create your own explainer, you can get started with VideoScribe for free! Just click below to start your free trial 👇
1. Protest rights explained in 60 seconds
First up is this awesome and very speedy explainer from Barrister and VideoScriber, Christian Weaver. We all know the law is not only an intimidating topic but includes terminology and ideas that aren't always easy to understand. By breaking it down into 60 second segments suddenly learning about topics like our right to protest isn't so intimidating.
Giving viewers the knowledge they need to make informed decisions, exercise their rights and feel empowered! 💪
You can learn more about how Christian uses VideoScribe in our interview with him here.
2. An animated introduction to proteins
Next up, we're talking all things human biology with the Osmosis team who create YouTube animated explainers on all aspects of our bodies. With lots of graphs, diagrams and charts this animation is incredibly visual which ensures we can process the information a whole lot faster.
Plus, the constantly changing scenes keeps our eyes engaged and therefore holds our attention too!
3. Tricky questions answered with animation
From one tricky topic to another - educator and VideoScriber, Virgil Ricks uses animation to tackle those challenging questions curious young minds throw out!
We love the way Virgil breaks the topic down and makes it feel like he's talking directly to each individual student. Walking them through the factors that influence calculating weight on the moon.
4. Explaining tenses with ease
Sticking with educational explainers, we move to the awesome Steve Raywood, English teacher and VideoScriber. We especially love the way Steve incorporates humor, drama and sound effects into his animations - it really keeps viewers engaged and most importantly, having fun while learning!
So consider how you could add some light-heartedness to your explainer if it suits your topic - it's an awesome way to break down barriers.
5. Things highly productive people do every Sunday
Our next example comes from YouTuber and VideoScriber, Adam Holownia, who has rapidly grown his channel following in record time! And it's not surprising with content like this 👆 Adam is awesome at summarizing articles, research and books to help his audience get to grips with new ideas quickly and easily.
6. Making the complex easy to digest
Like us you're probably thinking there are few things more complicated than scientific journals... But understanding scientific research isn't always about reading lengthy papers. In this case University of Bristol lecturer, David Naafs turned his latest paper for Nature Geoscience into a quick animation that can be understood by anyone.
7. Animated book summary
Another example of summarizing longer text comes from VideoScribe Awards 2020 winner, Carole Alalouf. Carole uses animation to distill powerful books down into their key components. Making the information much more accessible for all.
Plus, it doesn't hurt that they're visually stunning too! 😍
8. Recycling made easy
Our final example comes from Plainsur, pool maintenance retailer who used animation to show us how to turn their packaging into a plant pot. We love this creative way to recycle left over packaging and the visual instructions make it super easy to follow the steps even if your first language isn't Spanish!
That's a wrap - those are 8 killer examples of explainer videos covering everything from the English language through to the complexities of the environment. Which was your favorite?
How to create your own explainer videos
Now it's time to create your own. But where do you start? With a plan! Check out our free downloadable tools for creating your impressive explainer videos in 4 steps:
Step 1: Get planning
Define your objectives, key messages and audience using our explainer video planning template.
Step 2: Storyboarding
Bring your vision to life with a quick storyboard. This gives you the opportunity to spot potential problems, gaps or missed content before you start animating. Use our ready-made template to quickly and easily create your storyboard.
Step 3: Animating
Step 4: Sharing
It's as easy as that! To start creating your explainer video today log into VideoScribe or start a free 7-day trial (no credit card details needed) 👇