A doodle video is great news for cartoonists and illustrators

A doodle video is great news for cartoonists and illustrators

In recent years the great news for doodlers and cartoonists has been the increasing ease of producing a simple but effective whiteboard animation with the assistance of computer technology. We have seen how effective this tech has been in the film industry, and the great news is that it is also working for artists everywhere.
Many people still don’t know what a whiteboard animation is though. The term explainer video or video presentation is becoming more common. A doodle animation as they are often called relies on simplicity and usually visual humour to convey the message. People love fast moving graphics presented in a fun style.

So when you see these videos, the key to them is that the simpler the visuals are, the less effort your brain will need to process the image and make sense of it.

explainer video still of how the brain reacts to your life decisions

There are a few other important factors to a doodle video though. Perhaps the most important one is that these videos are not age specific or gender specific. They are perfect for viewers ranging from millennials to silver surfers.
The tech industry loves a doodle video and appreciates their power for just these reasons. They appreciate that their messages or services are often complex and hard to explain. If they can order a low cost but highly effective video that can do the explaining for them then they are quids in.

If we think about it we all learnt the incredible power of the whiteboard technique at school. When the teacher wrote or drew something on a whiteboard we knew we were about to received some useful information.

man and dog in a car cartoon

A doodle animation has proved itself without doubt to be the most versatile of the video presentation techniques. When done right, they will be brimming with entertaining drawings that are not limited by the usual stock image restrictions. The artist can draw anything he wants, and connect it up to all of the other images in the doodle video. Some of the best ones have a small amount of colour that reflects the clients branding.  

Here is a direct link to the type of doodle video we make.

Didn’t learn a second language as a kid? No worries. Here’s why you might want to learn one anyway.

Want to get smarter? Would you consider visual note taking, brain mapping, or creating video explainers the same as learning a new language? You might find this interesting…

What does being bilingual really do?

1. It changes the structure of your brain.

Researchers have observed being multilingual can visibly make the neurons and synapses in the brain’s gray matter denser and spur more activity in other regions of the brain when using another language. Basically, it’s a brain workout! and it looks like it is the perfect way to get smarter.

Recent studies have shown that by learning an extra languages is an incredible asset to the cognitive process. It demonostrates how the brains of bilingual humans operate quite differently than those who speak only one language, and these differences offer several mental advantages.

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There are huge benefits to gaining knowledge of a foreign language. Many of these attributes are most apparent in bilingual or trilingual people.

It makes you smarter

By communicating in a new language you will improve the capability of your mind by means of challenging it to understand, and negotiate totally new meanings. This new skill helps develop your brain in all kinds of other ways too. That gray matter up there contains all the neuronal cell bodies and stuff that controls your muscles, senses, memory, and — you guessed it — speech. Newer studies show that those slow reaction times and errors on language tests really reflect that the effort of switching between languages is beefing up the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex — the part of your brain that controls problem-solving, switching tasks, and focusing on important stuff while filtering out what’s irrelevant.

You will have better multitasking skills becuase of the way your brain has to work to switch between your known languages.

A much better chace to avoid Alzheimer’s and dementia. Several studies have been conducted on this topic, and the results are consistent. For monolingual adults, the mean age for the first signs of dementia is 71.4. For adults who speak two or more languages, the mean age for those first signs is 75.5.

Your memory will improve

Scholars liken the brain to a muscle, because it functions better with exercise. Learning a language involves memorising rules and vocabulary, which strengthens the mental “muscle.” This exercise improves overall memory.

You will become more perceptive.

Tests revealed that multilingual people are better at observing their surroundingsand were better at focusing on relevant information and editing out the irrelevant.

light bulb showing thought

Improved decision-making skills

Bilinguals are more confident with their choices after thinking it over in the second language and seeing whether their initial conclusions still stand up.

Would you like to sound smarter as well as to get smarter? You will actually improve your English

Speaking a second language will make you more aware of your native language, and the ways it can be structured and manipulated. These skills can make you a more effective communicator and a sharper editor and writer. Language speakers also develop a better ear for listening.