22 8 / 2014

This was surprisingly painful. Check out vlogbrothers to see the dump in action.

This was surprisingly painful. Check out vlogbrothers to see the dump in action.

22 8 / 2014

beersword:

Hank Green does the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (x)

22 8 / 2014

meltedwords:

I don’t know if this is actually for DFTBA, but I like to believe it is. At Austin Graffiti Park.

meltedwords:

I don’t know if this is actually for DFTBA, but I like to believe it is. At Austin Graffiti Park.

(via effyeahnerdfighters)

22 8 / 2014

22 8 / 2014

There are three important ingredients to a good video…the writing, the performance, and the editing. Now, of course, lots of videos have those things blend together…sometimes I write while I film and sometimes while I edit (deciding to put stuff on screen or cut things (cutting is a huge part of writing) or even to go back and shoot something new.)

But while I once upon a time showed you a video of me editing…I’ve never shared anything about my writing process or my shooting process. So I’m gonna open the book as part of a larger project. Let’s call it the Nerdfighter Online Video Workshop.

It comes in three parts:

WRITING WORKSHOP
Check out the prompts (and guide) on my WattPad, here. Write scripts and share them on WattPad using the appropriate tags. Whether or not you are writing in the workshop, feel free to thoughtfully and conscientiously critique submissions (which you can find by searching for the appropriate tags) using WattPad comments.

Resources:

  1. A long boring video of me writing a script
  2. A bunch of Vlogbrothers and SciShow scripts
  3. The prompts at WattPad
  4. Other People’s scripts

PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP
Check out the scripts (particularly the unpublished Vlogbrothers and SciShow scripts) and film (and ideally edit) your performance. Of course we understand that your software and hardware aren’t necessarily going to be top notch. Phone videos encouraged! Upload your video and name it “NOVW PERFORMANCE VIDEO *USERNAME*” with your username in place of *USERNAME*.

Whether or not you are making a video for the workshop feel free to search YouTube for “NOVW PERFORMANCE VIDEO” and thoughtfully and conscientiously critique performances. 

Resources:

  1. A video of me unedited…so you can see that vloggers don’t just rattle off their scripts perfectly the first time.
  2. Various Vlogbrothers and SciShow scripts
  3. Other People’s Performances

EDITING WORKSHOP
Download this unedited Vlogbrothers video (there are lots of ways to download YouTube videos, this one works well for me), edit it however you want…do literally whatever you want to it, and then upload it with the title “EDITEDCOMMENTSVIDEO *USERNAME*” where *USERNAME* is your username. 

Whether or not you are uploading an edited video, feel free to search for videos in the editing workshop and thoughtfully and conscientiously critique them.

Resources

  1. A video of me editing a video for an hour
  2. An un-edited Vlogbrothers video
  3. Other peoples edits

Yes, I will be looking at this stuff…though probably not for a while because I’m going to be traveling a bit over the next week or two (or three). I’m very excited to see what comes of this. Please be helpful and thoughtful and encouraging to each other. I hope this is interesting and useful to you (and also to me.)

Also, tag all related content novw here on Tumblr or on YouTube or Twitter or wherever.

22 8 / 2014

ages-of-arda:

casey-lawrence:

spankmethorin:

thranduilland:

holidaygeth:

Isn’t it amazing how nobody ever listens to Elrond

Elrond’s like that one guy in all the movies and shit who’s just ‘don’t do the thing’ and everyone else is just ‘Shut the fuck up. What do you know?!’ and then later on it turns out they shouldn’t have done the thing..

Elrond would survive a horror movie

Elrond has already survived several horror movies.

Damn straight.

Elrond is Cassandra

(via best-of-tumblr)

22 8 / 2014

risarodil:

'Hope is not crazy' - Animated lettering
Static/Non-animated version here

And on sale as a poster for $8 here.

risarodil:

'Hope is not crazy' - Animated lettering

Static/Non-animated version here

And on sale as a poster for $8 here.

22 8 / 2014

alsokatie:

Clue: the Emma Approved Edition

"Emma Woodhouse has the best of intentions when it comes to being a lifestyle coach, but her crazy matchmaking tendencies leave everyone wondering if maybe she’s a bit…clueless."

The object of the game remains the same as the original, but instead of solving a murder, players attempt to discover who Emma is trying to set up, and where she plans to do it.

To read the modified rules and download the game, click here.

To see my Lizzie Bennet Diaries monopoly game, click here.

AHHHHHH!!!!

22 8 / 2014

There are three important ingredients to a good video…the writing, the performance, and the editing. Now, of course, lots of videos have those things blend together…sometimes I write while I film and sometimes while I edit (deciding to put stuff on screen or cut things (cutting is a huge part of writing) or even to go back and shoot something new.)

But while I once upon a time showed you a video of me editing…I’ve never shared anything about my writing process or my shooting process. So I’m gonna open the book as part of a larger project. Let’s call it the Nerdfighter Online Video Workshop.

I’m going to completely open the door on my process. I’m sharing a video of me writing a script…a completely unedited vlogbrothers video…and a video of me editing a vlogbrothers video (I hope…still working on this last one.)

I’m then going to give Nerdfighteria some writing prompts, some unpublished scripts (both Vlogbrothers and SciShow) and that unedited Vlogbrothers video to hopefully spur writing, performance, and editing workshops online. I want people to write scripts, perform scripts, and edit videos and then critique each other like it’s a class. 

It basically is a class…I was just saying yesterday how there aren’t enough people who understand online video actually ‘working’ in online video, so I thought it might be fun to give people a chance to do cool stuff and to impress each other and all the other stuff that tends to happen in really good creative classrooms. 

Obviously you’ll be hearing more about this shortly…but I’m kinda excited about it, and the videos will start popping up on HanksChannel in about an hour and should all be online by the time I upload my Vlogbrothers video tomorrow (which will, in part, discuss this project.)

WOO! I hope y’all are into it!

EDIT: Indeed my capture software failed when I tried to capture me editing the vlog…so this old one will have to do. Nothing’s changed much…

21 8 / 2014

dalekmcmuffin said: If two sets of identical twins have kids are their kids siblings?

Gentically, the would be indistinguishable from siblings…but they would still be geneological cousins.

EDIT - I should say “Largely indistinguishable.” A normal DNA test wouldn’t do it, but if you sequenced their whole genome, you would be able to tell which kid belonged to which couple because of random mutations. It would take a VERY BIG COMPUTER though.