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I’m About To Do A Weird Thing

edwardspoonhands:

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I’m then going to give Nerdfighteria some writing prompts, some unpublished scripts (both Vlogbrothers and SciShow) and that unedited Vlogbrothers video to hopefully spur writing, performance, and editing workshops online.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…

See the other two videos on hankschannel.

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brightandtacky:

effyeahnerdfighters:

edwardspoonhands:

WIN MY KIDNEY!
Not my actual Kidney. 
Danny Weinkauf has, for like 15 years, been the bassist for They Might Be Giants. He wrote their song “I’m a Paleontologist" which you may have heard…he’s also won two grammies and written and produced music for dozens of TV shows. So when he was like "Hey, I’m doing a children’s album, do  you want to write a song with me?" I was like "GHGHHFHFHHDHWWW!"
So, together we wrote “The Kidney That Lived in Four People" which is the (semi) true story of a Kidney that existed inside of four different bodies (so far). The names have been changed, everything else is true.
A couple weeks ago, we decided it would be cool to hold a little contest.
So, for all filmmakers, animators, artists, and etc…if you’d like to create a music video for the song, the winner (as selected by us) and three runners up will win this very nice Kidney model signed by me and Danny. The top submission will have their video posted on Hankschannel and Danny’s YouTube channel. 
You can get Danny’s full album “No School Today” on Amazon and iTunes and most other places where music comes from.
Full information on the contest is here.

Reminder! Entries are due by October 30th!

Hey Nerdfighters!
How about instead of just trying to win the signed kidney, we also try to get more people to sign up for organ donation.According to the Washington Post, “about 123,000 Americans are waiting for an organ transplant — a wait that kills 18 people each day, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The waiting list has grown sixfold over the past two decades, while the number of transplants has only about doubled from 15,756 in 1991 to 28,954 last year, also according to HHS.”
(U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
That is a lot of people not getting organs who could use them. 
According to organdonor.gov, ONE organ donor, can save up to EIGHT people.
So what can you do? Sign up! Tell people in your family that you want to donate your organs after you’re gone and get people in your life to sign up!
For Americans, here is where you can register in your state:http://www.organdonor.gov/becomingdonor/stateregistries.html
Interested in being a living donor? Read about it here: http://donatelife.net/living-donation/
Not an American? Most countries run their own databases and are a quick google-search away. 
And as always, DFTBA y’all! 

Signing up to become an organ donor is quick and simple and it could save multiple lives!

brightandtacky:

effyeahnerdfighters:

edwardspoonhands:

WIN MY KIDNEY!

Not my actual Kidney. 

Danny Weinkauf has, for like 15 years, been the bassist for They Might Be Giants. He wrote their song “I’m a Paleontologist" which you may have heard…he’s also won two grammies and written and produced music for dozens of TV shows. So when he was like "Hey, I’m doing a children’s album, do  you want to write a song with me?" I was like "GHGHHFHFHHDHWWW!"

So, together we wrote “The Kidney That Lived in Four People" which is the (semi) true story of a Kidney that existed inside of four different bodies (so far). The names have been changed, everything else is true.

A couple weeks ago, we decided it would be cool to hold a little contest.

So, for all filmmakers, animators, artists, and etc…if you’d like to create a music video for the song, the winner (as selected by us) and three runners up will win this very nice Kidney model signed by me and Danny. The top submission will have their video posted on Hankschannel and Danny’s YouTube channel. 

You can get Danny’s full album “No School Today” on Amazon and iTunes and most other places where music comes from.

Full information on the contest is here.

Reminder! Entries are due by October 30th!

Hey Nerdfighters!

How about instead of just trying to win the signed kidney, we also try to get more people to sign up for organ donation.

According to the Washington Post, “about 123,000 Americans are waiting for an organ transplant — a wait that kills 18 people each day, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The waiting list has grown sixfold over the past two decades, while the number of transplants has only about doubled from 15,756 in 1991 to 28,954 last year, also according to HHS.”

(U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

That is a lot of people not getting organs who could use them. 

According to organdonor.gov, ONE organ donor, can save up to EIGHT people.

So what can you do? Sign up! Tell people in your family that you want to donate your organs after you’re gone and get people in your life to sign up!

For Americans, here is where you can register in your state:
http://www.organdonor.gov/becomingdonor/stateregistries.html

Interested in being a living donor? Read about it here: http://donatelife.net/living-donation/

Not an American? Most countries run their own databases and are a quick google-search away. 

And as always, DFTBA y’all! 

Signing up to become an organ donor is quick and simple and it could save multiple lives!

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geekysuperpowers:

I am starting a private practice for psychological counseling and this is the first thing I put on my wall in my office.  Thanks John and Hank Green and also Hannah Hart for reminding me of the importance of helping, thinking things through, and following your dreams. DFTBA

geekysuperpowers:

I am starting a private practice for psychological counseling and this is the first thing I put on my wall in my office.
Thanks John and Hank Green and also Hannah Hart for reminding me of the importance of helping, thinking things through, and following your dreams.
DFTBA

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youve-got-your-love-online:

"John, I really really really really really hope that I see you Tuesday. Cuz I don’t wanna do this by myself anymore. It’s not Vlogbrother!"

Possibly the sweetest moment in all of vlogbrothers history *-*

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fireflywaltz:

DFTBA poster in progress. Almost, but not quite done. Mostly putting it up because I was lazy this Wednesday and didn’t manage a written blog post. Bad Miranda…

fireflywaltz:

DFTBA poster in progress. Almost, but not quite done. Mostly putting it up because I was lazy this Wednesday and didn’t manage a written blog post. Bad Miranda…

q&a

hiimjosephfink asked: Why does mint feel cold and chiles feel hot?

scishow:

So, the way we experience…pretty much everything is via proteins and ion channels. Very basically…there are proteins that are designed to sense certain things….the presence of sugar, whether they’ve been struck by light, the concentration of CO2 in the blood. When they sense those things, they open an ion channel changing the electrical charge of the cell, which then get transferred through the nervous system to the brain where that area of the brain is like “Cool…we’ve got sugar…or light…or too much CO2 in the blood.”
Well, sometimes these proteins can be fooled. A chemical will, just by chance (or by natural selection) be able to bind with that protein and cause that whole cascade to occur without the real stimulus. This is what happens with menthol in mint and capsaicin in peppers. Those chemicals bind to the cold / hot receptors respectively, fooling your body into thinking that something cold / hot is happening in your mouth. Pretty cool.
-Hank

Hank answers your science questions over on the SciShow tumblr!

q&a

pangowin asked: Do you live in Austin?

We’re not a singular being, nor do we have a headquarters (yet), so no.

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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.

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igotoseekmygreatperhaps:

I got a new tablet and so I did this.& I really love it. Inspired by my friend who basically ends her phonecalls with “you dftba!” “no, you dftba!” and so on.But yeah, DFTBA everyone!

igotoseekmygreatperhaps:

I got a new tablet and so I did this.
& I really love it. 

Inspired by my friend who basically ends her phonecalls with “you dftba!” “no, you dftba!” and so on.

But yeah, DFTBA everyone!

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teachernerdfighter:

Classroom photos: before and after. Let the games begin!

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