"Nuggets" is an animation by German animation director Andreas Hykade. It's an instant classic that exemplifies the beauty of simple yet meaningful communication. It's a must-watch: Viewing in email? Watch it here.
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
It’s easy to look back at Internet history and spot the points of major change. A famous example is the Web 2.0 era which spawned products like Twitter, Facebook and other lasting features of the Web. Some would say we're in the cloud era now, with nearly everything we do on computers being moved to off-site servers. Within these big, tectonic shifts are smaller shifts that also make a difference. YouTube was a big shift that kicked off online video in 2005 and in the years since, we’ve seen... Continue Reading
Here's a scenario: You create a video and upload it to a host like You Tube. People like it and want to share it on their blog. They grab the embed code and paste it into their blog. Sweet - your video is on multiple blogs! Then, you realize that the video has an error you need to correct. To do this, you need to delete the current video and upload a new one. Ack! When you delete a video, the embedded players stop working The bloggers now have a broken links and don't know why. So, you're... Continue Reading
It's easy to assume that YouTube and similar hosts are open to everyone but it's not the case for a lot of professionals. We hear from people almost every day that need a way to access our videos off the web because their organizatio/school restricts access to websites like YouTube. We recently became aware of TeacherTube, which is a video sharing site that has become a workaround for educators who can't access YouTube videos on the web. Many schools may block YouTube, but allow access to... Continue Reading
Check this out... someone uploaded a bullshit version of our RSS in Plain English video to YouTube with a crappy ad on it. I would love it if you could help me rectify this situation by reporting it to YouTube as inappropriate and/or leaving a comment on the video about it being a fake. Update: After a handful of you good people left comments, the user has now removed the offending video. I think this was, in part, a cross-cultural misunderstanding - he is Malaysian. His comment to me... Continue Reading