Our family decided to make a whiteboard animation invitation for our son’s Bar Mitzvah. And it was awesome! Since there are not many examples online we decided to share How to Make a Bar Mitzvah Whiteboard Animation Invitation in case others were interested in doing it. You can also make a whiteboard animation invitation for Bat Mitzvahs, Births, Engagements, Weddings and much more! It is a wonderfully unique way to tell your story!
Who should consider making a Bar Mitzvah Whiteboard Animation Invitation? Ask yourself these questions:
Are you someone who is on a tight budget and does not want to spend much on paper invitations?
Are you someone who does not want to have paper invitations due to environmental reasons?
Are you someone who likes to think a little (or a lot) out of the box?
Are you someone who wants to have some fun with the invitation?
Are you someone who wants to tell a story?
Did you answer “yes” to any of these questions? If so, keep reading because we will tell you how we created our video and you can see how easy and economical it can be.
Whiteboard Animation Software is expensive to own if you are just planning on doing an invitation but there are many people available through services such as Fiverr.com that own this software and can bring your project to fruition in a cost effective way. (This is not an affiliate link – it is just here for you to help you get started.)
In order to make your Bar Mitzvah whiteboard animation invitation cost effective, it is recommended that you do as much of the work upfront before you contact the person that will ultimately complete the project. For example, because we had a well-planned out script including sample drawings, it meant that the person creating the Bar Mitzvah whiteboard animation invitation did not have to spend time doing it.
Our total cost was about $60 which is MUCH LESS than if we had sent out paper invitations (especially considering the rising cost of postage). So here are the steps on how to make a whiteboard animation invitation. 🙂
Step 1: Write a rough draft of your story so that you can start to visualize everything. As you can see in the image below, the initial order changed a little once the story started to come together.
Click on any of the thumbnails to see pages 2-5.
Step 2: Print some blank storyboard pages. There are many resources online that have the blank templates for you to use. Just entering a search for “Blank Storyboard Sheets” will give you a host of options. Here are a few (non-affiliate) links to check out:
Step 3: Transfer your Rough Draft Story (step 1) to your printed storyboard sheets. This will make it much easier (and cheaper) when you ultimately have to hand off your project to the person with the Whiteboard Animation software.
As you can see, the Rough Draft from Step 1 was transferred box by box (or scene by scene). The items in the box represents what we wanted to see on the Invitation. The text below the boxes gives instructions on our vision of the order we wanted the items drawn. We did this for each scene – 7 pages total (or 28 boxes).
Step 4: Find a professional to create the Bar Mitzvah whiteboard animation invitation video. A great resource is fiverr.com. There you will find a slew of professionals who can bring your project to fruition. Do a search for “Whiteboard Animation Video” and you will see you have a large choice. We used OvalFox25 and were very pleased with the professionalism, communication and end result (do a search for users or just click on this non-affiliate link).
Some professionals allow for one free edit after their first draft is shared with you. Be sure to go through carefully and communicate any changes you want. After viewing the first draft, we realized we needed to combine some of the boxes to one scene to shave off some time.
Here is our completed Bar Mitzvah Whiteboard Animation Invitation:
(ours is 5 minutes long but of course you can make it any length):
Step 5: Time to share with your invited guests! We embedded our Bar Mitzvah Whiteboard Animation Invitation video into an email that was sent to each of our invited guests. The link in the email was to our YouTube video. Our guests were then instructed to go to our website (created on Wix) where they could choose the RSVP tab to reply (see photo example below).
And that is How to Make a Bar Mitzvah Whiteboard Animation Invitation!
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