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Custom Video

The video below was made with the Trustworthy Computing Team at Microsoft. As we learned, there is a debate brewing in the world of software security.  It's a debate about how to report problems that are discovered in software - what the industry calls "vulnerabilities". I'll let the video speak for itself on covering the issues. For this post though, I want to talk about the use and power of visual metaphors, which was a big challenge for this project.  Here's a question for you: how do you... Continue Reading

LoJack for Laptops - Explained (Custom Video)

Posted by: leelefever on January 17, 2011- 4:00pm

Categories: Custom Video, Explanation, our work, security, video

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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

Citrix GoToTraining - Custom Video

Posted by: leelefever on January 4, 2011- 4:00pm

Categories: Custom Video, Custom Video, education, our work, training

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The world of education and training has seen its share of innovation recently.  After hundreds of years of in-person stand-up training, educators have new options. Products like GoToTraining now allow teachers to host classes online. While a number of teachers have made the jump to online training, there are many who have valid concerns about the impact on the training experience.   This custom video is designed to introduce GoToTraining and outline some of the features that make online... 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

Working with LEGO

Posted by: leelefever on October 18, 2010- 5:00pm

Categories: client work, Custom Video, Custom Video, LEGO

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If you’re like most people of my generation, you grew up with LEGO bricks. The little snap-together blocks became anything you could imagine.  That’s because, as we learned recently, LEGO isn’t just a toy, it’s a medium, a platform, a language. It occupies a special place in the world. Recently we had the opportunity to learn a lot about the company through working with them on an internal-only video project with the goal of explaining to LEGO employees how the company will innovate in the... Continue Reading

Custom Video: BitTorrent Explained

Posted by: leelefever on September 27, 2010- 5:00pm

Categories: bittorent, Custom Video, Explanation, paperworks, technology, video

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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

Custom Video: SharePoint in Plain English

Posted by: leelefever on August 16, 2009- 5:00pm

Categories: Custom Video, Custom Video, Explanation, microsoft, ourwork

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While licensing our videos is still the focus of our business, we have taken on a few custom projects this summer. The first to be published is a video we were hired to produce called "SharePoint in Plain English," about Microsoft's enterprise collaboration tool. The focus of the video is to introduce Sharepoint and illustrate the old way (project info exists on multiple computers) vs. new way (project info lives in SharePoint). Updated: Microsoft has made this video available for download so... Continue Reading