prezi, powerpoint, multimodality and the ‘logic of the image’

Prezi, PowerPoint, multimodality and the ‘logic of the image’

Blog post: The Digital Migrant, Nov 2009

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Powerpoint vs. Videoscribe?!

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Powerpoint animation

On my eternal mission for freebies and with a rock-solid determination to never pay for any techie toys, I’ve just found this article – about the animation potential of Powerpoint, which I think is worth a try.  The (much lusted after) Videoscribe website continually stresses that there is absolutely no need to draw anything, which I think must be its strongest selling point because most people are either incapable or terribly ashamed of their drawing abilities.  However, I can draw and quite fancy doing further battle with Powerpoint in the hopes of producing something broadly comparable to a poor person’s Videoscribe.  I suspect I could be heading for disappointment; Powerpoint certainly has the potential and capability for this, but it can be a shockingly slow and painful process at times.