I spent my time this weekend looking at the Kindea Labs videos, and took notes on the pros and cons of the videos I watched. I think these could be a valuable source for learning and a good example of videos we could use for our class project.
All Kindea Labs videos are from universities. They also had the videos posted on Vimeo, instead of popular sites such as YouTube.
· Animations for simple information
· Graphs and Diagram for big information
o Graphics aren’t very interactive with one another. It’s not a train of thought that you have to follow. They’re just visual representations to make easier sense of the info.
o Graphics weren’t drawn. They were animated into it.
· One narrator
· Turned into an ad for a faculty’s research
· Spoke in second person
o Spoke to the viewer, because they had participated in the study
o The narrator was: THE UNIVERSITY
· Past tense à present tense
· Ad for people who hadn’t participated in the study yet to tell their story
University of California
· Drew a whiteboard in the presentation
o Used the whiteboard to change and erase ideas, but the outside of it stayed the same
§ Good graphics
· Very informative presentation on diabetes. Ad for their break-through diabetes research
· Presented dilemma
o Then explained their study
§ Explained the parameters of the study
· Displayed their results visually
o Showed their results in the social study
§ Gave data/statistics and a STRONG CONCLUSION
· Provided links to their article and their paper
USC Rossier School
· Compared to Monopoly – the viewer can connect easily
· Talks about banking, amassing houses
· Talks about USC’s developed games that help expand college knowledge, cultivate financial aid strategies, and teach about real estate
· Give its pros and cons, and how it’s different from other forms of education
· An amazing product pitch (business model contest application)
· Words and phrases used a lot, simple shapes to block ideas together
U South Carolina
· Promoting engineering
o How learning, and IMPLEMENTING, work to improve life
· Lots of moving of diagrams and little animations
· Gave examples of student post-college placement
· Video was actually about how their program is great, but it cost a ton of money to keep it updated and renovated, so it was asking for donations
· Showed off their reputation, a lot!