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Video: Explaining The US Election Process

Posted by: leelefever on October 10, 2012- 12:29pm

Categories: election, Explanation, Explanation, politics, video

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This time of year, politics is everywhere, and so is confusion. Electing the US president is a complex subject with lots of moving parts.   That’s why we chose to explain it with a simple, non-biased video that uses visuals to make it understandable.  It’s one of my favorite videos in our library and I hope it will be helpful to you and people you know. Please feel free to share it. Looking for more videos like this?  Check out our library of video explanations. Or build your own explanation... Continue Reading

The Election Video - One More Time, This Time With Feeling

Posted by: leelefever on November 2, 2008- 4:00pm

Categories: election, government, video

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We orginally published this video on July 30th, but it all comes together in real life tomororw on Election Day.  If you have any questions on exactly how Americans elect a new president, this video will help. As an interesting side note, Election Day will be the day that this video surpasses "RSS in Plain English" as The Common Craft Show's most viewed video on You Tube. The Google Docs video doesn't count as it's owned by Google and not a part of the Show. 

Making the Election Video: Behind the Scenes

Posted by: leelefever on September 1, 2008- 5:00pm

Categories: Behind the Scenes, election, government, home, lessons, ourwork, video

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People often ask for a look at how we make the videos. When we were putting together the the "Electing a US President" video, I made a special point to take photos of the process. Here's how it works: Every video starts with a script. If there is "secret sauce" it happens in writing the script because the script drives the video. We use Google Docs to collaborate until we feel like the script is close to finished. Then, we start looking at a thumbnail storyboard. I draw the scenes for the... Continue Reading

Kansas, We Owe You One (Updated Election Video)

Posted by: leelefever on July 30, 2008- 5:00pm

Categories: correction, election, government, thissite, video

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I'm not sure how this happened, but there is an error in the original version of the "Electing a US President" video.  The original version says that there are 3 congressional districts in Kansas.  As we discovered today, via a nice email from Gerry Deman of Kansas, there are actually 4 districts. Here's what we're doing about it:We have created a new, corrected version of the video. It's embedded below and we have replaced the video on the original blog entry (and embed code) with this new... Continue Reading