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Since we started making videos in 2007, we’ve heard one question consistently: “How can I make my own Common Craft Style video?” Today, we’re announcing an answer to that question.  We’ve partnered with GoAnimate, an online tool for making high quality animated videos. Here’s what our partnership means:   Our library of original Common Craft Cut-outs is now available inside the GoAnimate system, making "Common Craft style" videos easy to create using only a website.  This short (01:19 ) video,... Continue Reading
This short video shares the basic steps to animating Common Craft Cut-outs using PowerPoint.  It is part of series focused on helping you make Common Craft Style videos and presentations using common tools.   Note: the "custom animation" functionality used below may appear differently in various versions of PowerPoint, but the basic ideas should be consistent across versions and in tools like Keynote. Watch: Reading this in email?  Watch here.  Want to get started? Check out our library of... Continue Reading
This three-minute video demonstrates how to download, insert and manipulate Common Craft Cut-outs in PowerPoint.  Reading this in email?  Watch here.  This video is part of the "Know-How" section of Common Craft, where we share our expertise through guides and other resources. Find more Know-How.

Behind the Scenes: Making Cut-Outs

Posted by: leelefever on October 8, 2012- 11:00am

Categories: Behind the Scenes, cut-outs, explanation specialist, membership

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Things are abuzz at Common Craft these days.  The book is coming out very soon and we're working on new tools and services that will help you become an explanation specialist. For example, we will soon be offering Common Craft members a library of over 500 colored "cut-outs" just like the ones in our videos.  These high quality image files can be downloaded and used in presentations or in making Common Craft Style videos. Yay! Of course, creating a library of cut-outs requires some strategy.  ... Continue Reading