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2017’s Most Popular Resources
We had a year filled with great video knowledge and GoAnimate updates. Get a head start on 2018 video making by reviewing the most popular GoAnimate video resources from last year:

Mixing Media in GoAnimate

Learn a video producer’s workflow for importing and resizing videos in GoAnimate, combining live action video with animation, and exporting assets into other video editing platforms (like Premier) for next level video-making. 

Thousands of people attended this webinar live or watched it on-demand in 2017. Watch the most popular webinar of the year here:

Karl Kapp – Ask Me Anything

You asked your most pressing learning and development questions, and Karl answered. Instructional Technology Professor, Karl Kapp, answers customer questions varying from gamification, incorporating GoAnimate into eLearning applications, Virtual Reality, and more.

Watch all of his responses here. In the video below, Karl talks about the trends he sees in learning & development.

GoAnimate Additions

Our most talked about GoAnimate updates of 2017 were the Diversity & Inclusion additions in June and the added accessibility actions in August (including walking with a guide dog). Font additions and color-changeable lips, glasses, and office props were also popular.

Watch how characters can now walk with a guide dog:

Ellie Mae’s GoAnimate Story

Meet Karen Kostrinsky, manager of eLearning and curriculum development at Ellie Mae. We had the great opportunity to have her for lunch at our San Mateo office this year, and we’re grateful she sat down with us to share how she uses GoAnimate.

Our entire team, and many GoAnimate customers, enjoyed learning from her this year. Watch two of her training video excerpts and download her full story here. If you live in Chicago, keep an eye out for an invitation to a GoAnimate community meetup with Karen as well.

Created by Customers

Three customer videos were particularly well-watched this year:

Instruct Visually 

Implementing basic visual design principles increases the clarity of communicated information. Michael Zielinskie, instructional technology expert and graphic designer, will teach you the visual design principles you must consider to create successful learning solutions. Watch his video for a preview, and download the guide for all his tips.

Creative with Shapes

Matthew Dyer walks you through the creative ways he uses squares, triangles, and circles in his training videos to draw the viewer’s attention to his main points in an inventive way here.

Camera Composition 

Tell more compelling stories and up your video production quality with the camera composition tool. This tutorial by Matthew Dyer will show you how.

Do you have a GoAnimate tutorial or tip you’d like to share? Or is there anything specific we can teach you? Let us know at community@goanimate.com

The New Video Maker

This year we announced and began rolling out the alpha version of the new GoAnimate video maker, and we were overwhelmed by the response. We’re happy our customers are as excited about the changes as we are.

A group of customers is testing out the new video maker now, and we’ll be rolling it out to more throughout the year. Get a preview of the changes here and keep an eye out for an invite to the new experience in 2018.

Meet Our New Video Producer

At GoAnimate, we have a tradition of making a video our first week on the job to introduce ourselves to the team. In 2017 we welcomed dozens of new employees to GoAnimate. Among them was our new video producer, Taylor.

His introduction video was, of course, one of the best we’ve seen, so we asked him to share it with you. In this post, he details some of the advanced techniques he used to create his first GoAnimate video.


That’s a wrap on 2017. Keep an eye out for more helpful resources and new additions in 2018.
If you’re ready to make a video, try starting with this free GoAnimate video template.


GoAnimate is a cloud-based animated video creation platform. With GoAnimate you can create animated videos for your business using thousands of props, assets, and characters, representing hundreds of industries. Create professional videos with simple drag-and-drop tools for a low monthly cost. Sign up for a 14-day free trial to make your own videos, and use the popular GoAnimate video resources from this post to help get you started.