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The Friday Round-Up (from Pure Genius to Video Marketing on Instagram)

Claude Harrington 04.22.2016

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 Origins of RSA Animate (RSA Animation Series)


Wednesday: PICK OF THE WEEK: Should You Trust Unanimous Decisions? (explainer)

Thursday: Meet Mr. Whiteboard Animation: Andrew Park 

ICYMI: 8 Great Small Business Collaboration Tools

ICYMI: Why an Animated Explainer is Perfect for Mechanism of Action Videos


FROM THE VAULT: Instagram in Stop-Motion

“When Rachel Ryle posted her first stop-motion video on Instagram six months ago, she never expected the circus that followed. Named the ”Most Creative Instagram Account of 2013” by Buzzfeed, featured by The Huffington Post, NextWeb, and scores of others, and adored by her over 200k ardent fans – animator Rachel Ryle takes a moment away from her stop-motion success to share the secret of her rise to fame. Her advice to fellow animators is simple: “Put your art out there. Don’t think about it, do it.”

Luckily, she has more to say about video marketing, building an Instagram army, and her time-lapsed journey to animated fame.”

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Animation News:

Everything About This Adorably Animated Short is Pure Genius (via Digg)

Meet the Under-the-Radar Company that Brings you the Best Animation in the World (via Vox)

New Finding Dory Characters Revealed (via Pixar Planet)



4 Men with Very Different Incomes Open Up About the Lives They Can Afford (via Esquire)

Prince, an Artist who Defied Genre, is Dead at 57 (via The New York Times)

Louis C.K. Says He’s “So Not Broke” (via Business Insider)



How On-Demand Startups Crash and Burn (via Mashable)

The Real Story of How Amazing Built Echo (via Bloomberg)

A Year With the Apple Watch (via Ars Technica)



The Most Important Take-Over of Any Organization in History (via The Atlantic)

Licensing Laws are Shutting Young People Out of the Job Market (via FiveThirtyEight)

Instagram’s New Feature Hints at Its Video Marketing Potential for Brands (via Adweek)

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