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The Nerdfighter Online Video Workshop

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.

It comes in three parts:

WRITING WORKSHOP
Check out the prompts (and guide) on my WattPad, here. Write scripts and share them on WattPad using the appropriate tags. Whether or not you are writing in the workshop, feel free to thoughtfully and conscientiously critique submissions (which you can find by searching for the appropriate tags) using WattPad comments.

Resources:

  1. A long boring video of me writing a script
  2. A bunch of Vlogbrothers and SciShow scripts
  3. The prompts at WattPad
  4. Other People’s scripts

PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP
Check out the scripts (particularly the unpublished Vlogbrothers and SciShow scripts) and film (and ideally edit) your performance. Of course we understand that your software and hardware aren’t necessarily going to be top notch. Phone videos encouraged! Upload your video and name it “NOVW PERFORMANCE VIDEO *USERNAME*” with your username in place of *USERNAME*.

Whether or not you are making a video for the workshop feel free to search YouTube for “NOVW PERFORMANCE VIDEO” and thoughtfully and conscientiously critique performances. 

Resources:

  1. A video of me unedited…so you can see that vloggers don’t just rattle off their scripts perfectly the first time.
  2. Various Vlogbrothers and SciShow scripts
  3. Other People’s Performances

EDITING WORKSHOP
Download this unedited Vlogbrothers video (there are lots of ways to download YouTube videos, this one works well for me), edit it however you want…do literally whatever you want to it, and then upload it with the title “EDITEDCOMMENTSVIDEO *USERNAME*” where *USERNAME* is your username. 

Whether or not you are uploading an edited video, feel free to search for videos in the editing workshop and thoughtfully and conscientiously critique them.

Resources

  1. A video of me editing a video for an hour
  2. An un-edited Vlogbrothers video
  3. Other peoples edits

Yes, I will be looking at this stuff…though probably not for a while because I’m going to be traveling a bit over the next week or two (or three). I’m very excited to see what comes of this. Please be helpful and thoughtful and encouraging to each other. I hope this is interesting and useful to you (and also to me.)

Also, tag all related content novw here on Tumblr or on YouTube or Twitter or wherever.

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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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Hey Nerdfighters! If you’ll be at Leakycon this year, stop by the DFTBA booth to pick up a sweet nerdfighter badge ribbon.

Hey Nerdfighters! If you’ll be at Leakycon this year, stop by the DFTBA booth to pick up a sweet nerdfighter badge ribbon.

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quirkyquotes-and-nerdyjokes:

today at camp my sewing teacher saw that I had DFTBA written on my arm

and she asked if I was a Nerdfighter and I was like hell yeah I am and we talked about Nerfighteria stuff and in class we put strange charm on in the background and when someone asked what a Nerdfighter was she said “It’s a person who decreases world suck and increases world awesome.” and everyone was super confused but it was awesome

my sewing teacher is probably 45-50

it just shows how vast the age range of Nerdfighters and how it can bring people together

:)

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Attention ALL Nerdfighters in the Upstate South Carolina area and beyond!
As a part of the Barnes and Noble Get Pop-Cultured! events, Barnes and Noble at The Shoppes of Greenridge on Woodruff Road in Greenville, SC will be hosting Greenville’s first ever Nerdfighteria meet-up where we will be celebrating the wonderful John Green! The date to save is August 9th of 2014. 
You’ll be able to flex your creative muscles with some fanfiction writing, or show your competitive side with some John Green trivia competitions!
Bonus: you get to meet other people who fight world suck and discuss how awesome Nerdfighteria is, all while being entered for chances to win some geeky prizes! Hope to see you there and, as always, DFTBA!
Please spread the word about the meet-up and, of course, don’t forget to hashtag! 
#getpopcultured #bn2221 #johngreen #nerdfighteria
For more information on this event or any other during Get Pop-Cultured!, visit: http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/4718026

Attention ALL Nerdfighters in the Upstate South Carolina area and beyond!

As a part of the Barnes and Noble Get Pop-Cultured! events, Barnes and Noble at The Shoppes of Greenridge on Woodruff Road in Greenville, SC will be hosting Greenville’s first ever Nerdfighteria meet-up where we will be celebrating the wonderful John Green! The date to save is August 9th of 2014.

You’ll be able to flex your creative muscles with some fanfiction writing, or show your competitive side with some John Green trivia competitions!

Bonus: you get to meet other people who fight world suck and discuss how awesome Nerdfighteria is, all while being entered for chances to win some geeky prizes! Hope to see you there and, as always, DFTBA!

Please spread the word about the meet-up and, of course, don’t forget to hashtag! 

#getpopcultured #bn2221 #johngreen #nerdfighteria

For more information on this event or any other during Get Pop-Cultured!, visit: http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/4718026

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Those of you with a keen eye may have noticed that at the bottom of the semi-weekly (ok, more recently not weekly because VIDCON consumed all) Nerdfighter Newsletters, there is a Missoula PO Box address.
We at the Missoula offices have received a few pretty cool things through the mail & have decided to start a wall dedicated to the awesomeness of Nerdfighteria.
So far, we’ve gotten mail from the teens at Warren-Trumbull County Public Library in Ohio (pin the glasses on John Green!), from summerotaku near NYC, and Virginia from Texas.
If you’d like to add something to the wall, items can be sent to NerdfighteriaPO Box 8147Missoula, MT 59807
and we’ll keep y’all updated with pictures right here!
DFTBAValerie

Those of you with a keen eye may have noticed that at the bottom of the semi-weekly (ok, more recently not weekly because VIDCON consumed all) Nerdfighter Newsletters, there is a Missoula PO Box address.

We at the Missoula offices have received a few pretty cool things through the mail & have decided to start a wall dedicated to the awesomeness of Nerdfighteria.

So far, we’ve gotten mail from the teens at Warren-Trumbull County Public Library in Ohio (pin the glasses on John Green!), from summerotaku near NYC, and Virginia from Texas.

If you’d like to add something to the wall, items can be sent to 
Nerdfighteria
PO Box 8147
Missoula, MT 59807

and we’ll keep y’all updated with pictures right here!

DFTBA
Valerie

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Research on Nerdfighters

sittingonanmm:

Remember that time I started writing a blog about the research I’d done about Nerdfighteria and then disappeared for no reason? Good, me neither.

This time, I am coming to you with a finished product! (Yay me, right? it only took like nine months.) I’ve written about the research I did on Nerdfighteria, including some background theory, the model I was testing, and (finally), the narratives in this community’s culture.

Whether you participated in the original survey or not, and whether or not you saw my first failed attempt at writing about it, if you want to learn a bit more about Nerdfighters and about my theory why they are such a cohesive and unique community, please visit my blog!

There are also links to the full thesis and a published article (in the Computers in Human Behavior Journal), in case there are other researchers of online communities out there ;)

Once you visit, please let me know your thoughts! Comments, constructive criticism, MORE NARRATIVES, chocolate cake recipes—all are welcome!!!

DFTBA!

This is a really great read on why Nerdfighters are compelled to nerdfight, storytelling as a community, and seeing each other as Real Complex Human Beings.

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nerdfighteria20:

I’m working on a Nerdfighteria piece right now! If anyone has suggestions for things to put in this, please let me know!!! (P.S.- We are so close to 200 followers, guys!!)

nerdfighteria20:

I’m working on a Nerdfighteria piece right now! If anyone has suggestions for things to put in this, please let me know!!! (P.S.- We are so close to 200 followers, guys!!)

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Participants wanted for study on learning English from participating in online communities!

angrhian:

Even if you do not participate, please consider liking and sharing this post so I can reach a wider audience!

Do you often watch vlogs on YouTube and/or read blogs online?

Are your favourite (video)blogs in English but English is not your native language?

Are you between 14 and 25 years old?

If you answered yes to all of these questions, I am looking for you!

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If you qualify, consider participating in this study! Help a nerdfighter out.

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