This week’s mission was to make creative elearning buttons using toggles, switches and slides. I knew this subject had a lot of potential for elearning fun!
I find that sometimes the best ideas come from people who are totally removed from the task. I asked my son, Ryan what he thinks of when he thinks of an on and off switch and he said a light switch. I’d already built a light switch for a past challenge and Kevin Thorn’s example for this challenge was the same, so I asked him to think of another idea. “The tv on and off switch,” was his next suggestion. Perfect; I had my inspiration.
I imported videos of tv shows using Premiere Pro, now if I only knew how to use it. I got a crash course on combining and editing film clips from my son, Brandon. I’m so glad that he is so knowledgeable about the software and the process. I drew the remote and the hand in Illustrator, added sound effects, motion paths and a bunch of triggers.
I originally had the whole project on one slide, but was having some difficulties synchronizing the hand animation with the channel changes. I overcame this by putting the motion path (the hand and remote movement) on the first slide and the videos and triggers on a second slide. The final product operates as I envisioned it, I hope you enjoy it.