This video hits close to home. Like many of you, we depend on intellectual property laws. They are essential tools for helping creators build their careers and own the work they create. Unfortunately, the meaning and intent of the laws can be difficult to understand. We made this video to help others understand the basics and why the laws matter. Here are the highlights: About This Video This video follows the story of a creative and talented woman named Candice who plays music, invented a new... Continue Reading
Boing Boing pointed me to this beautiful animated video by a German studio called "finally". From the description with the video: Music is a good thing. But what we did not know until we started with the research for this piece: Music is also a pretty damn complex thing. This experimental animation is about the attempt to understand all the parts and bits of it. Have a look. You might agree with our conclusion! Email or RSS readers can watch the video here. I think this is a great example... Continue Reading
Recently we saw Ira Glass, the host of the popular radio show and podcast This American Life, speak about "Reinventing Radio." One of his first points was about the seriousness of how news and events are usually covered. His show strives to be different - and look for ways to approach news from an original and remarkable perspective. My first thought was to compare this to education and especially educational videos. So many of them are so very serious. I will teach you this...you are... Continue Reading
This Week in Love is a series of blog posts where Sachi and I share what we love. Browse the archives and follow @weekinlove on Twitter. This Week in Love: Shazam's LyricPlay Over the years, Sachi and I have had an ongoing discussion about song lyrics. In general, Sachi doesn't really care about the lyrics. As long as the melody and rhythm are good, she's happy. While I appreciate those things too, I love knowing the lyrics of songs and often seek them out online. When I share them with... Continue Reading
This video captures the raw footage from the shooting of "Computer Hardware in Plain English. Video shoots like this usually take 4-6 hours. Music: Thanks to Deff Syndicate for licensing the song "Hip-Hop-1" with a Creative Commons Attribution license.
This video by Rex the Dog made me smile and want to do something similar for Common Craft. Bubblicious from Rex The Dog on Vimeo. Via: Drawn Blog.