GoAnimate Video Making Workshop - "Whoever tells the best story wins"

GoAnimate Video Making Workshop - "Whoever tells the best story wins"
Date and Time
2017-09-20 to 2017-10-18 (18:00 - 20:00)
Rm2304, HKUST (Lift no. 17,18)

A certificate course for HKUST students to learn online presentation tools that simplify the process of creating professional animated videos, and improve presentation standard and skills in different presentations including pitching and general project.


Quota: 35

Participant requirement: Open for all HKUST students. No design skills required.

Medium of Instruction: English
Program fee: HKD$100 (refundable, please read the details of arrangement as below)

Remarks: Participants are required to bring own laptop



Step 1: Online register [HERE]

Step 2: Submit the deposit fee (HK$100) to Miss Tracy Leung of Entrepreneurship Center (Rm3614, 3/F, Entrepreneurship Center, Lift no. 29, 30 during weekday 09:00-12:30, 14:00-17:00)

Deadline of registration and payment of deposit: 14 Sep 2017, 5pm (Thur)

Confirmation of Registration

  • First-come-first served, subjects to completion of both steps 1 and 2.

  • Successful registrants will receive notice of confirmation.

Certificate Award & Refund Arrangement

  • Program fee will be fully refundable upon successfully completion of workshop.
  • Beginner course (1st and 2nd lesson) is prerequisite course for Intermediate course. If absence on 1st or 2nd lesson, then participant is not qualified to continue to the intermediate course; 

  • Attended 1st to 3rd lesson : Fully refundable by autopay after 18 Oct;

  • Attended 1st to 4th lesson: Award certificate & fully refundable by autopay after 18 Oct.

  • Academic reason of absence is only acceptable with VAILD proof (eg. email issued by lecturer) and please send to Entrepreneurship Center by 3 days in advance of the lesson.


Description of Beginner Course (20 Sep & 27 Sep 2017)
Many businesses are discovering the power of video storytelling as text gives way to videos. Social media platforms like Facebook and Google are fast embracing video as the communication medium of choice. Mark Zuckerberg was quoted recently with “we’re entering this new golden age of video, and I wouldn’t be surprised if you fast-forward five years and most of the content that people see on Facebook and are sharing on a day-to-day basis is video.” The transformation from a world of text to one dominated by video is happening at a fast pace. In this workshop, we will walk you through an easy-to-use animation creation platform so that you have a tool to become a good video storyteller.


Description of Intermediate Course (11 Oct & 18 Oct 2017)

Storytelling is important because it is a natural way for you to connect with your audience. Storytelling can help you reach the heart and mind of your audience. In a school setting, you are often asked to give an elevator pitch. The best way to connect with and engage your audience comes from telling a good story that resonates with them. In this workshop, we will show you tips on how to storytell with videos. We will walk through some examples of what to do and what not to do. Hopefully by the end of the session, you will have a tool and the skills to become a great video storyteller.


Participants who equipped with the basic skills will get to create their own animated video and some special effects will be introduced to them. Some of the projects will be selected for share and discussion in class.


Example video 1 | 2 | 3


About Instructor



Mr. Billy Chung is the Director of Business Development at GoAnimate, a do-it-yourself animation platform that allows anyone to produce animated videos quickly and easily. Billy is a business professional with multiple accounting and finance designations, who has previously managed a number of HK listed companies over his career. Billy also holds a MBA from the University of Toronto where he focused on business development. Outside of work, he enjoys coaching entrepreneurs and volunteering at his local professional chapters.


Website of GoAnimate: https://goanimate.com/ 

For enquiry of the workshop: tracyleung@ust.hk