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Creating Exciting Videos Using PowerPoint Slides

A guide to taking a PowerPoint slide deck and recorded audio and pulling it all together into a polished video.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 3h 7m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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In this course, you will learn how to take PowerPoint slides and turn them into exciting videos, complete with narration.
The course starts by discussing the hardware and software you need. Then, it covers everything you need to know to create PowerPoint slides that work well for video. Then, it covers how to record and edit your narration in a free software package called Audacity. Finally, it shows you how to pull it together into a video using Camtasia.
In the advanced section, you learn how to…
•Add transitions between slides•Add a musical background to your narration•Create an exciting title sequence•Make your bullet and numbered lists appear one-at-a-time•Add moving pointers to your videos•Show one video inside another video•Add closed captioningThe course is a series of about 30 short videos, all created using the techniques in this course. Completing the full course will take about 2.5 hours.

You will learn

✓ How to use PowerPoint to create JPEG files
✓ How to record and edit narration in Audacity
✓ How to combine the JPEG files and narration to create a video
✓ How to enhance the video with slide transitions
✓ How to add music to your narration
✓ How to add a title sequence to your video
✓ How to make your bullet points appear one-at-a-time
✓ How to add moving pointers to your videos
✓ How to play one video inside another video
✓ How to add closed captioning to your videos


• PowerPoint
• Audacity (free, open-source software)
• Camtasia
• Good quality directional microphone

This course is for

• Teachers wanting to create videos for online courses
• Professors wanting to create videos for online courses
• Politicians wanting to create videos to engage their voters
• Corporate employees who need to create training videos
• Anyone else needing a quick-and-easy way to create narrated videos
Professor of Operations Management
I have a Ph.D. in Operations Management from Georgia State University. I teach Operations Management at both the graduate and undergraduate level at Kennesaw State University. I have been teaching Operations Management for 25 years, both in a classroom and online.
I have published one Operations Management textbook and I have worked with textbook publishers at McGraw-Hill and Wiley to produce support material for various other Operations Management textbooks.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 3h 7m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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