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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

Common Craft Cut-Outs - Now Available for Your Projects

Posted by: leelefever on March 13, 2013- 3:23pm

Categories: Cut-Outs, DIY, Explanation, know-how, membership

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The hand-drawn visuals from our videos, what we call "Cut-outs", are now available to all Common Craft members. They are colorful, downloadable images for use in your presentations, videos and explanation projects.  Cut-outs are organized into themes like people, workplace, transportation, technology, etc. We currently provide over 800 images and add more sets on a regular basis. Examples of a few themes:       Our goal is to help you create your own explanations. But that's not all.  We're... Continue Reading