All posts for “visualization”

Kurt Vonnegut's Shape of Stories

Posted by: leelefever on March 5, 2014- 8:19am

Categories: infographic, Kurt Vonnegut, Story, storytelling, visualization, youtube

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As the OpenCulture blog explains, Kurt Vonnegut once proposed a master's thesis at the University of Chicago about the shape of stories. The idea was rejected because it "was so simple and looked like too much fun." That sounds familiar. People have asked us before if our style of video production is appropriate for serious subjects.  Open Culture writes: The elegant simplicity and playfulness of Vonnegut’s idea is exactly its enduring appeal. The idea is so simple, in fact, that Vonnegut sums... Continue Reading

Lessons on Visualizing Complex Ideas

Posted by: leelefever on December 18, 2013- 12:50pm

Categories: animation, Art of Explanation, production, teded, video, visualization

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A good primer by Ted-Ed on the process of turning a complex idea into visuals that can be used in an animated explainer video.   Reading in email? Watch the video here.  While the major points are great, I think it leaves out the creativity and complexity involved in producing the visuals themselves. It's a huge barrier for DIY video creators because it often requires expensive programs and extensive know-how. That's why we're fans (and partners) of GoAnimate, which provides tons of ready-made... Continue Reading