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The Friday Round-Up (from Storks to Dr. Whiteboard-Style Animation)

Claude Harrington 09.23.2016

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: The Animation-Lover’s Guide to New York Comic Con (2016)

Tuesday: 5 Reasons Why Every Startup Needs an Explainer Video

Wednesday: What Type of Video is Right for Your Startup?

Thursday: PICK OF THE WEEK: Where Do Great Ideas Come From? (Animated Short) 

ICYMI: What is Wipster? (And How Can the Video Production Platform Help You?)

ICYMI: The Unique Powers of Whiteboard Animation


FROM THE VAULT: Explainer Videos Sell Things

“A lot of people throw around the term “Explainer Video,” without really, well…explaining what it is,and why it’s important. While the message varies with each video, and stylistic options abound – live-action, screencast, 2D, 3D, CGI, puppet, 10-second stop-motion, hour-long astrophysics whiteboard animations – they all have one thing in common…Explainer Videos Sell Things.”


Animation News:

Storks: Looney Tunes Animation Meets the Coen Brothers (via Indie Wire)

Fermin Muguruza Preps Singular Animation Debut Black Is Beltz (via Variety)

Finnish Studio Gigglebug Shares 7 Insights on Turning An App Into an Animated TV Series (via Cartoon Brew)



Lin-Manuel Miranda is Ready for His Next Act (via GQ)

The Deflategate Scientists Unlock Their Lab (via The New York Times)

Disney Pulls Moana Costumes for Children Amid Cultural Appropriation Uproar (via LA Times)



The Secret Lab Where Nike Invented the Power-Lacing Shoes of Our Dreams (via WIRED)

Welcome to the Dark Net (via Vanity Fair)

How Hamilton Creek Sold Silicon Valley on a Fake-Mayo Miracle (via Bloomberg)



How the FDA Manipulates the Media (via Scientific American)

The Strange Second Life Of String Theory (via Quanta) 

Apple Hires YouTube Doctor Who Prescribes Apps (via Gizmodo)

“Have you heard of Dr. Michael Evans? Probably not. He’s a YouTuber and former staff physician with 70k subscribers, doing the sort of whiteboard-style animation RSA and others helped to popularize half a decade ago. So why were Apple so desperate to hire him into their fold? For one, Evan’s videos are utterly simpatico with the sort of pop-healthcare Apple is selling. Trying to lose weight? Evans recommends an app-based food diary.”

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