PowerPoint as Video Creator

Yes it is possible.

Since the lecturer showed us the samples on how other students did their so-called ‘video’, the fine line between presentation and video in my context is blurred.

What they did can actually be replicated in PowerPoint without going through difficult to use ‘sophisticated’ softwares. You can apply what you learned right into what you are about to do.

Here’s a sample of self-running slides I made for my Malaysian Studies classroom, you can actually study the mechanics behind it. If you waste your childhood to fiddle round PPT, chances are you already know some of the features inside.

http://cloud.anonoz.com/Msian/SenseOfBelonging.pptx

You can make it into a video simply by going to File > Save & Send > Create a video. The button ain’t that obvious, you need to take a bit of time to find it, but trust me it’s highly rewarding.

Just because it’s a VIDEO doesn’t mean you need to go all the way to use a video editing software like Movie Maker, PowerDirector, Adobe bla bla… Sometimes what you really want is not that far away!

Hope this article helped you out, enjoy!

*because we used a song by Demi Lovato, youtube blocked me from embedding it in this post, click here to watch it. Screw Youtube :/

Author: Anonoz Chong

Web Developer in Kuala Lumpur. Computer Science student in MMU Cyberjaya. President of IT Society MMU Cyberjaya. Rubyist.

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