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How to Create a Whiteboard Animation Video – Part 1

Originally, whiteboard animation videos were created by videotaping the process of someone drawing on a whiteboard. Since then, the technique has evolved by using software to create the same look and feel of a hand drawn whiteboard video. These types of videos are useful for business and educational purposes, story telling, or relaying a basic message in a short and engaging way.

Creating a more in-depth whiteboard animation video with characters involves several steps such as hand sketching, using industry standard software tools Adobe Illustrator and After Effects, and video editing. In order to properly explain the entire process of creating a white board animation video, we have divided it into three separate blogs: pre-production, production, and post-production. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Templates Are a Bad Idea

When creating a website, templates can be seen as a knight in shining armour – saving us time and effort on the website design and development. Using a template is an easy solution to creating a website. It’s basically a premade website that is just missing pictures and custom content. There are many different free or paid templates available with a wide variety of predesigned layouts, colors, and widgets.

Templates are especially useful for people like me, who don’t know how to code, but want to create a great looking website. They are even helpful for companies like OAK Computing, who specializes in software development. However, from our experience using templates we have formed a different point of view. Let me tell you why we think Templates are a bad idea. Read the rest of this entry »

What’s it Like Working at OAK?

Well, there is one thing everyone at OAK has in common – we love our jobs. This office if filled with driven, talented and passionate individuals. Everyday we come in ready to take on the world by building really awesome software, to say the least. We are expert problem solvers – we take on the challenge and create custom solutions to solve our client’s problems and needs. We are proud of the work we do and constantly push to redefine the world we live in. The atmosphere at OAK is filled with ideas, innovation, change and community. OAK is our home away from home; we seriously can’t get enough of this place. And now that we have some comfy new couches, it’s harder than ever to leave 🙂 Read the rest of this entry »

OAK Computing Launched VETS Canada Mobile App for Android Smartphones

It is our pleasure to announce that OAK Computing and Veterans Emergency Transition Services (VETS) Canada have released a mobile app to help more homeless and at-risk veterans in Canada. This app is compatible for Android smartphones and is available now in the Google Play Store.

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VETS Canada is a federally incorporated non-for-profit organization that has a network of volunteers across Canada who seek out and provide homeless veterans with aid and comfort. Entirely volunteer supported and relying solely on donations, VETS Canada strives to ensure that over 90 percent of all donations go directly to assisting homeless and at-risk veterans. They are centralized in Nova Scotia, while gradually expanding across Canada to be able to help more veterans in need. Read the rest of this entry »

7 Tips to Increase Productivity While Flying can either be a time for rest or an opportunity to get some work done on the go. Some people prefer to relax, turn off their brain and catch up on TV shows or leisurely reading. There’s nothing wrong with that. If you travel often for work, or just have to get some much-needed work done, it’s important to take advantage of your travel time. Here are 7 tips I use personally to stay productive while traveling. Read the rest of this entry »

What’s Happening @OAK: August 2013

There is a lot happening at OAK nowadays – not that we ever have much down time! It just seems like lately there is so much on the go. Summer so far has been jam packed with community events and campaigns, new projects, completed projects and luckily a little bit of sun.

As you may have heard, Manu received his Forty Under 40 award from the Ottawa Business Journal. The gala was so much fun and filled with incredibly passionate entrepreneurs. It was a fantastic way to celebrate the recipients’ business success, leadership, and dedication to the community.

There has been lots of community campaigning happening in our office for big causes (community is a word that comes up a lot at OAK, if you haven’t noticed already!). Over the past couple of months we have been focusing a lot on Kiva, a nonprofit organization aiming to alleviate poverty through micro-financing. They are doing major good for this world and make it easy for you and I to give small loans that change lives (learn more about OAK & Kiva here). Read the rest of this entry »

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