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Explainer Tip

Viewing in email? Watch it here. The video above by Kurzgesagt is rather long and packed with information, but presented in a manner that makes it easy to understand thanks to good writing and really compelling visuals. I love that it has little humorous bits, like the Secret Dinosaur Society (05:31). Notice the subtle use of comparative visuals, like the deepest hole humans have ever drilled (03:25) when discussing the earth's crust. Overall I think it's great work. I do have one quibble In... Continue Reading

Learn How BBC Makes 3 Minute Explainer Videos

Posted by: leelefever on April 2, 2014- 10:34am

Categories: bbc, Explainer Tip, explainer video, Explanation

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I'm so impressed. The BBC is now producing Explainer videos and one of the producers they've used, After the Flood, took the time to explain their process in video form: The video above is from a blog post with much more information about scripting, storyboarding and production.  The BBC and After The Flood obviously have high standards, but don't let their technical focus discourage you. You can make an explainer videos for your team, product, students or classroom without having to worry... Continue Reading

Explainer Tip: Build and Sustain Confidence

Posted by: leelefever on June 5, 2012- 10:47am

Categories: advice, art of explanation, Explainer Tip, Explanation, finance, tip

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Recently I saw an animated video by the Private Equity Growth Capital Council that seeks to answer the question: What is Private Equity?   Here’s the video: Below I'm using a single scene from this video to highlight an important element of explanation: building and sustaining confidence.    This video is likely a response to the news surrounding US presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who founded a private equity firm called Bain Capital.  It’s an issue that can be controversial and my point... Continue Reading