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Friday Roundup: Instagram Resumes & E-Learning Animation

Shawn Forno 12.16.2016

2016 might be winding to a close, but it’s not over yet. So before you tune out and head home for the holidays, here are a few of the most interesting things that happened in animation this week:

Idea Blog

Tuesday: The Big Decision—Live Action or Animation?

Wednesday: 5 Jaw Dropping Gobelins Animated Shorts

Thursday: Animated Pick of the Week: “Going to Vegas: A Party Invite”

ICYMI: 6 Tips to Tighten Your Explainer Video

From the Vault: Leveraging Animated Video for E-Learning

January—the time for resolutions. Lose weight, wake up earlier, call home once a week—we all have resolutions that we aspire to. However, one of the most common goals people set for themselves at the start of the new year is to learn something new.

And there are a lot of great places to learn online these days.

We’ve talked about Skillshare’s fantastic use of explainer videos before—and for good reason—but with the New Year on the horizon it’s worth restating how powerful animated explainer video really is for online educators.

In their 2002 study, Animation: Can It Facilitate, Barbara Tversky and Julie Bauer Morrisony conclude that “animated graphics includes additional information and the ability to convey more comprehensive content that static graphics alone.” Animated explainer videos are dynamic, repeatable, evergreen, and can be viewed at the pace that learners need.

Animation News

An Animated Resume…for Instagram

The Hollywood Reporter Takes Heat for “Diverse” Animation Panel

Animation Culture

Dr. Strange Gets the 8-Bit Animation Video Game Treatment

Flying While Fat (Documentary Animation)

2016 has been a big year. We’re excited to see what’s in store for the world of animation in 2017 and beyond. Stay tuned for more animation news, culture, and video marketing tips every week!

Shawn Forno

Shawn Forno is a massive Studio Ghibli fan who does content marketing. In that order. Find his other writing and extensive travel blogging here.

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