Animation Effect Shopping List:
Ipad & iPad Pro – all iPad models that are recent have the drawing feature, I use an iPad Pro and swear by it but I’ve included some basic models as well! If you are new to iPads and want to talk through your purchase, feel free to shoot me a DM and I can help you depending on your professional goals, experience and budget!! I have been there!
Explore iPad Mini
Explore iPad 10.2 Inch
Explore iPad Air
Explore iPad Pro 11 Inch
Explore iPad Pro 12.9 Inch – This is the model I have in the 256 GB, I absolutely love it. I used to have the lowest storage version of the iPad Pro 11 inch, but found that the 12.9 inch is the perfect size for me and I love having the extra storage for all my creative needs, especially if you are planning to use video!
Let’s talk cases!
I recently bought this case for my iPad Pro 12.9 Inch and am OBSESSED. I was hesitant due to the price compared to previous cases I have bought however it is SO sturdy, has many different height adjustments that can be made AND is a magnet so I can stick it to my fridge or other metal surfaces in my home. It is called the Zugu Case, 10/10
For a less expensive, less permanent case, I have used this lavender magnetic case, in the past. I loved it but it started to fall apart after a year so I recently upgraded to the above. But it was a great case that kept my iPad scratch free and safe in my bags for traveling. Plus, I am often painting so having a less expensive case option is great!
Compatible with iPad (6th and 7th Generation), iPad Mini (5th Generation), iPad Air (3rd Generation), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st and 2nd Generation), iPad Pro 9.7 and 10.5-inch
Buy Apple Pencil (2nd Generation) – I use this Apple Pencil, I have used both, they are generally pretty similar and all depend on the iPad you are using but I do slightly prefer the 2nd gen
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd and 4th generation); iPad Pro 11-inch (1st and 2nd generation)
Consider an Apple Pencil grip! They build traction and comfort (something I always recommend as an Occupational Therapist to my clients). Of course, the grip is not necessary but a fun way to add personalization to your pencil, the 2nd generation does not work with most grips due to the magnet but if you are buying the 1st generation pencil it is a must (the 1st generation tends to be slippery).
for MacBook Video Editing: Final Cut Pro X (lives up the hype, completely worth the investment)
for iPad & iPhone Video Editing: LumaFusion (great for traveling, amazing quality, I used it for 2 years before upgrading to the above)
for iPad & iPhone for Drawing: Procreate (100/10 all around I use it for 4+ hours a day on average)
Download FREE and well priced brushes for Procreate on Creative Market
DM @merakibybk or email me firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions! I have used EVERY product I am recommending personally & trust the quality, I have chosen not to post certain brands I have tried
I use LumaFusion to edit my videos on my iPad, I find it to an advanced software that I have used for 3 years. I always use it for editing videos on the go on my phone and on my iPad!
Once opening Procreate, make the background black, open a new layer and choose your pencil
This will record your drawing, don’t worry if you make mistakes, you can always edit these out back in the video editing software
Remember that the animation will be in the order you draw the design, you can use white, or any light version of a color for this
After you have finished your design, end the screen recording
Edit out the portions of the video you don’t want to include in the animation and then use the crop video to eliminate everything except for the animation and the black background
Make the animation faster or slower to match the feel you want in your video
You have just added writing animation of your video! I can’t wait to see how you share it!
Use the same steps completed above to record your animation by drawing on your iPad Pro, then upload the screen recording and your background video to Final Cut Pro X. You will upload the background video first and then the animation video over top
Crop the video so only the portion your want to animate remains and then crop the frame so only the black background and the animation
Make the image larger and place it within the portion of the frame you would like it to appear, you can also adjust this at the end
Head to the composition tool under the movie reel in the top right and under blend mode, choose ‘Lighten’