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Bundle: Explanation Master PLUS Media Maker Courses

Everything you need to become an expert explainer and make your own DIY explainer videos with professional results.

"I've known Lee LeFever and Common Craft for years. No one is more qualified to teach explanation."

- Chris Savage, CEO, Wistia

This bundle combines the Explanation Master Course and the DIY Media Maker Course. You get both courses at a savings of 15% off the original price of $648.

About the Explanation Master Course

This course takes a comprehensive look at explanation as a professional skill you can develop and apply to any situation or medium. It provides a look at explanation theory, a checklist that ensures explanation success, “repackaging” strategies and talking points for clear, effective explanations. You can become a better explainer, and put your new skills to work quickly.

About the DIY Media Maker Course

This course focuses on creating DIY animated explainer videos with quality results. Using common, affordable tools like PowerPoint and screencasting software, it teaches the “six skills of animated video production”. The skills are: script writing, storyboard development, the use of visuals, animating with PowerPoint and recording and editing videos with screencasting software. Make your ideas clear and engaging in presentations, classrooms and online.

Whether you're a professional who is:

• Introducing a new project
• Presenting research to a group
• Changing a company policy
• Making your case for funding
• Training colleagues or customers
• Demonstrating a product
• Or even requesting a new position

Carefully crafted explanations and animated explainer videos will help you make the most of these opportunities. Your ability to build support, respect and attention depends on others understanding your ideas.

Your Instructor

Lee LeFever
Lee LeFever

Lee LeFever has been a professional explainer for over 10 years.

He is the founder of Common Craft, an international keynote speaker and author of The Art of Explanation (Wiley, 2012). He is also credited with inspiring the online "explainer" video industry. In his work, he's helped companies such as Google, Intel, LEGO and Ford to explain their products. His explainer videos have been viewed over 50 million times and licensed to professionals and organizations in over 50 countries.

"The Explainer Academy taught me real, tangible skills that make me a better collaborator and leader."

- Kalpita Kothary, Co-owner & Engineer, Minky

"This is world-class thinking combined with decades of experience on the how's, why's and wherefore's of becoming a better explainer."

- Darren Barefoot, Capulet

Courses Included with Purchase

Explanation Master Course
Learn powerful skills that make audiences fall in love with your ideas. This is the complete guide professionals need to become better explainers.
Lee LeFever
DIY Media Maker Course
Learn to use DIY tools to turn your explanations into Scripts, Storyboards and Animated Explainer Videos with professional results.
Lee LeFever

Original Price: $648

"Excellent. Invaluable. The Explainer Academy was just what I was looking for."

- Bonny Hart, ESL Teacher, NYC

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a bundle of courses?
This a package of 2 courses with a discount! It's a perfect way to experience both the Explanation Master course and the DIY Media Maker course with an overall savings of 15% off the original price. This bundle is the most popular and teaches everything you need to create crystal clear explanations and DIY animated explainer videos with professional-looking results.
When do the courses start and finish?
These courses happen on your schedule. They are completely self-paced online courses - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to these courses?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to these courses for as long as you like. There is no expiration date.
Who should take these courses?
The Explanation Master course and DIY Media Maker course are designed for professionals who depend on clear, understandable communication. Explainer videos will help you make the most of your opportunities to share your ideas in presentations, classrooms and online.
What tools do I need to create animated explainer videos?
We make it a priority to use common, affordable and easy-to-use software in our DIY Media Maker course. Required tools are PowerPoint, an External Microphone (built-in microphone can be used, but is not recommended) and Camtasia or Screenflow. Optional tools include Audacity (free) and access to ready-made visuals. Note that our tutorial videos use PowerPoint for Mac (version 15.19.1) and Camtasia 2, and features used are similar in other versions. We also provide tutorial videos that cover similar skills using Camtasia Studio.
Are there certificates of completion for these courses?
Yes! When you complete each course, there is a Certificate of Completion to print and one that can be added directly to your Linkedin Profile.
How long does it take to complete the courses?
To complete the Master Course, you can plan for 5-7 hours in total, and we recommend pacing yourself by completing one section (each includes a few chapters) a day. To complete the DIY Media Maker course, you can plan for 3-4 hours in total.
What if I want my team to take these courses?
Great idea! This is an Individual License, of course, so please Contact Us for your group/volume licensing. We'll get them set up in a jiffy!
Is closed captioning available?
Yes! The videos in the course are closed captioned.
What if I am unhappy with this bundle of courses?
If you are unhappy with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund. That’s how confident we are that these courses will help you become a better explainer.

"Everyone should take these courses! They provide a common ground - including new tools and vocabulary - to help you teach, learn, and be a better communicator overall."

- Anastasia Fuller, Content Strategist, Juxtaprose

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