WhiteBoard Animation

Whiteboard animation.

Whiteboard animation is a process in which an author physically draws and records an illustrated story using a whiteboard, or whiteboard-like surface, and marker pens.

The animations frequently are aided with narration by script. The authors commonly use time-lapsed drawing and stop motion animation to liven hand-drawn illustrations, with YouTube used as a common platform.

It is also used in television and internet advertisements to communicate with consumers in a personal way. The earliest videos made using Whiteboard Animation were published in 2009 on YouTube, used mostly for experimental purposes until developing into a storytelling device, focusing mostly on narratives and educational explanations.


The whiteboard animation production procedure begins with creating a topic. Once the topic is chosen, scriptwriting begins. After the content is created, it is time to create rough drafts of animations. These assist to set up the inventive bearing and timing for the movement. The rest of the process is as follows: 



Compose the content    
Record the voiceover
Make starting animations
Organize the animations
Make Guides
Record the video
Match up sound and video
Include music
Export and share
The steps listed above are not set in stone, they should be used as a guideline to create a whiteboard animation production.