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Today we’re publishing a new video: BitTorrent Explained by Common Craft Watch the video. Chances are, even if you’re one of the millions who use BitTorrent every day, you don’t really know how it works. That’s part of the magic that makes it so popular - it just works. It helps you download files from the Internet faster than any other method. This video explains the moving parts that work together to deliver the file to your computer. Those of you who tune-in to the Common Craft blog... Continue Reading
If you have a laptop, you've probably worried about it getting lost or stolen. These devices have become the home of so much of our lives that thinking about one in the hands of a stranger is painful. Thankfully, products like LoJack for Laptops help you prevent potential problems and get your computer back. The video explains how: A quote about how they've used the video: “We had a very successful CES. The video was on all our ipads and was a hit with clients, partners and our CEO, so much... Continue Reading
When people ask about the inspiration for our style of videos, I often say that our videos reflect the way that I wish I had learned in school. My learning style wasn't a good match for the way I was taught. Recently we completed a custom video project with the Buck Institute for Education (BIE) that focuses on a Project Based Learning or "PBL", and boy did it open my eyes. I can now see that I needed teachers who put PBL to work. I needed to get up from my desk and engage. I needed to work on... Continue Reading
Today we’re excited to announce that Epipheo Studios has joined our Explainer Network of video producers. I remember when I first saw an Epipheo (what they call their video creations). I think it was for Google Wave. The laid back style, the humor and creativity, the animated storytelling all made for a great explanatory experience. It wasn’t surpising to see them go from making a couple of videos to being hired by Facebook, Yelp, SAP, etc. They are very good at what they do. Here are a... Continue Reading
Once again this year, Sachi and I are concerned about your brains. To avoid any problems, please watch this video: This video is now our 4th most viewed with 1.25 million views and 4,600 comments. If you're looking looking for answers on zombies, Darren did a bit of research recently. Also, bonus zombie video for the song "Re: Your Brains" from one of our favorites, Jonathan Coulton. But seriously, watch out for your brains this Halloween!
BitTorrent, which offers a faster way to download files from the Internet, has had a serious explanation problem. It’s one of the most used and least understood products on the Web. After working with BitTorrent on a video, it’s easy to see why this is the case - the inner-workings of BitTorrent are complex. It exists in a world that defies comparison. Millions of users know it works exceptionally well, but explaining why and how it works is another story. This video was a challenge and we... Continue Reading
1/29 Explainers (a member of our Explainer Network) has been doing a lot of great work lately and I'd like to highlight a couple of their recent projects. Nick Seuser heads up the team in the Bay Area and I asked him to provide a bit of info about the projects: The first video is for Flock, the social web browser: Built for Facebook and Twitter, and with over 200,000 views in just 5 weeks, our spot for Flock’s new version of their social web browser has been successful in focusing attention on... Continue Reading
Today Visa is rolling out a new product called Rightcliq that makes online shopping easier and more social. It works in your browser like a bookmark or plug-in. I'll let the video below explain the rest. You'll find it on the Visa website here. About this production Like so many online products, Rightcliq by Visa has an explanation problem that deserves special attention. A solid explanation is key for people to see the value and feel connected to what it does. For example, people have been... Continue Reading
Today we've published a new video: Secure Passwords - Explained by Common Craft I don't know about you, but in the past I've taken passwords for granted. These days though, I'm very careful with my passwords because I know the risks and what lengths criminals will go to discover someone's password. This video is about understanding the risks, creating a password that can't be guessed and protecting it from criminals and wandering eyes. This video will soon be part of our Net Safety Pack,... Continue Reading
Lilipip is one of the newest members of our Explainer Network of video producers and lately they've been pumping out some great videos for their customers. I'm highlighting a few below... The first video is for Circle Street and as I told Jen at Lilipip, I really like the way they approached this video. It's informal, fun and tells a story about a problem being solved. It made the value proposition of Circle Street clear in one minute. Take a look: Second is a video for Adobe's eLearning... Continue Reading
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