Everyone has likely seen the Sir Ken Robinson talk that was turned into an animated film by RSA animate:
I've always loved the feel of these films and actually had students attempt to create similar products when I was teaching 9th grade world history. Our process was a bit clumsy as we pointed flip cameras at dry erase boards, sped up the video with iMovie on a Mac and then laid in voice-overs. We then published the final products to the web. The video ended up being a bit clunky and the final product was not as polished as I would have liked.
Through a bit of experimenting, I have come up with a way to created RSA Animate style films using a few iPad apps...AppSmashing at its best for sure.
The process is explained the the video below (quite quickly).
1. Create animated drawings in Explain Everything.
2. Export from Explain Everything to the camera roll.
3. Import the video into Tiltshift Video & speed up the video (I used 4X speed)
4. Export the video from Tiltshift to the camera roll.
5. Import the video into iMovie & lay voice-overs onto the fast footage.
6. Export / Publish to YouTube or Vimeo.