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The Friday Round-Up (from R-Rated Animation to Millennial Employees)

Claude Harrington 08.05.2016

If for some reason your alarm failed to go off on Monday morning, and you accidentally slept through this entire week, then here’s a round-up of some things you might have missed:


Monday: Surround Your Video with Goodness (Titles, Descriptions, Thumbnails)

Tuesday: INTERVIEWS WITH ANIMATORS: Giant Ant’s Jay Grandin

Wednesday: PICK OF THE WEEK: Economics is for Everyone! Whiteboard Animation

Thursday: How an Explainer Video Can Help You With Lead Scoring

ICYMI: 8 Fixable Mistakes That Could Ruin Your Explainer Video

ICYMI: Billion Dollar Explainer Video?


FROM THE VAULT: 4 Tips for Selecting the Right Voiceover Artist of Your Explainer

“One of the final decisions that you’ll make when creating your explainer video is selecting which voiceover artist is right for the audio narration. We will provide you with a short list of candidates and always be available to talk about the process, but ultimately the decision is yours. So to help you make that decision, we’ve outlined a few helpful tips.”


Animation News:

Seth Rogen’s R-Rated ‘Sausage Party’ Tries to Break Through the Family-Friendly Animation Glass Ceiling (via IndieWire)

DreamWorks Animation swings to profit, thanks to Kung Fu Panda 3 (via Los Angeles times)

Animation-Inspired Robot Comes to Life (via Reuters)



The Olympic Alternates (via Victory Journal)

Jonah Hill is No Joke (via The New York Times)

Clint and Scott Eastwood Sit Down for an Interview (via Esquire)



The Brain-Zapping Olympians (via The Ringer)

How Silicon Valley Helps Spread the Same Sterile Aesthetic Across the World (via The Verge)

Good News: HTC’s VR App Store Isn’t Just for Gamers (via WIRED)



The Living Apostle Who Sold The Media On The Myth Of ‘Ghana’s First Car’ (via Jalopnik)

The History of Push-Button Cuisine (via Lucky Peach)

An Accounting Giant on How to Keep Millennial Employees Happy (via Bloomberg)

“In the old days it was like: If you leave, you’re dead to us. I don’t think you can operate that way today.”

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