How To Make Sketchnote Videos

The Power Of Visual Storytelling

As human beings we’re hardwired to respond to stories. Through stories we make sense of the world.

As visual beings we’re hardwired to respond to visual stimuli. More of your brain is dedicated to the processing of visual information than any other sense.

So if you’ve got an idea to share or a story to tell, you’d be leaving a lot of potential unused if you don’t add some visual elements into your storytelling process.

A Mind Mapping Approach To Your Sketchnotes - Verbal To Visual, Doug Neill, visual note-taking, doodling

The Power Of Sketchnote Videos

When you bring static images into your process for sharing ideas, your audience with thank you.

When you add in video with sketchnoted elements, your audience will love you.

With video, you engage not only the eye but the ear as well.

And instead of being overwhelmed with the complexity of a completed visual, your viewers will get to see that visual come to life. They’ll get to see the progression from a blank page to a full set of sketched ideas.

Sketchnote iPhone Video - Pens

I’ll Teach Your How, Step By Step

The tools to create sketchnote videos like the ones you’ll find below have never been more accessible and affordable.

In this course you’ll learn how to use those tools. And just as important, you’ll learn the core principles that will ensure that the videos you create have the intended impact on your audience.

Course Overview

Part 1:
An Introduction

An overview of the the course and the philosophy that guides it.

Module 1: Course Overview

1.1 The Two Peaks (4:08)
1.2 The Four Styles Of Sketchnote Videos (5:39)
1.3 Course Overview (5:32)

Part 2:
Planning Out Your Video

Master the pre-production steps as you craft the story you’ll share.

Module 1: Course Overview

2.1 What Story Are You Telling? (5:25)
2.2 The Brainstorm (4:42)
2.3 The Sketchnote (7:00)
2.4 The Script (6:28)

Part 3:
Whiteboard Animation

Learn how to use the tool VideoScribe to create your sketchnote videos.

Module 1: Course Overview

3.1 The Pros & Cons Of VideoScribe (7:02)
3.2 Building Your Sketchnote In VideoScribe (13:53)
3.3 Adding Custom Images To Your Scribe (35:16)
3.4 Adding A Voiceover Narration (15:59)
3.5 Adding Background Music To Your Scribe (10:34)
3.6 Taking Your Scribe To The Next Level (5:57)

Part 4:
iPhone & iMovie

Learn how to make pen and paper sketchnote videos with an iPhone and iMovie.

Module 1: Course Overview

4.1 The Pros & Cons Of The iPhone + iMovie Combo (3:11)
4.2 Pen & Paper Videos: The Setup (18:34)
4.3 Recording The Sketchnote (15:15)
4.4 Recording The Intro, Outro, & Voiceover Narration (17:14)
4.5 Editing in iMovie (53:11)
4.6 Room For Improvement (4:26)

Part 5:
DSLR & Adobe Premiere Pro

Bump up the production value of your videos with a DSLR camera and Adobe Premiere Pro.

Module 1: Course Overview

5.1 The Pros & Cons Of The DSLR + Premiere Combo (6:07)
5.2 The Setup (20:23)
5.3 Recording Your Video (16:22)
5.4 Editing Your Video (1:46:45)
5.5 The Sky’s The Limit (7:16)

Part 6:
Make, Share, Repeat

Learn how to go about improving the quality and increasing the impact of your videos.

Module 1: Course Overview

6.1 The Second Peak (3:22)
6.2 Process Over Product (5:17)
6.3 Keep Experimenting (6:05)
6.4 The Sketchnote Video Trifecta (4:01)

Part 7:
Bonus Lessons!

Here are some additional lessons that I think you’ll enjoy.

7.1 Sketchnote Videos on an iPad with Procreate


Come Behind The Scenes

Within this course I’ll take you behind the scenes as I show you every step of the process in creating these episodes of Sketchnote School:

Katarina G.
I loved the different settings Doug offered for starting with a sketchnote video. It offered me the possibility of finding the way that's the best for me! Which at the end was the pro-version with Premiere Pro 🙂 And I managed it because of the well explained, step-by-step tutorial offered in the course. Thanks for that!

Your Instructor

My name is Doug Neill, and here’s a bit of my background:

  • As an undergraduate at Willamette University in Oregon I studied Physics and Spanish, spent a year living abroad, and discovered how much I loved learning and teaching.
  • In 2011 I received a Master of Arts in Teaching from Pacific University, with secondary certifications in Math, Science, and ESL.
  • That same year I got pulled into the world of visual thinking and documented my skill development over at The Graphic Recorder. That work led to freelance sketchnoting gigs with Nike, Concordia University, the radio program On Being, and author Chris Guillebeau, among others.
  • I launched Verbal To Visual in 2013 to help others develop their sketchnoting skills, and have built six courses to date, each of which focuses on a different application of this skill.

Ready To Make Your Video?

You’ve got a message to share. Let me help you get the word out.

One-Time Fee For Lifetime Access

Once you pick up this course you’ll have lifetime access to all current and future resources contained within it.

30-Day Money-Back Guarantee

I want you to be able to experience this course from the inside to see whether or not it’s a good fit for you. With that in mind, if you’re not satisfied with what you see after your first 30 days, I’d be happy to return your money.

Course Bundles

Want to save money by picking up a few courses at once? How To Make Sketchnote Videos is included in the following course bundles: