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March 11, 2009


Sebastiano Mereu

Simply a wonderful video made to stick!

Oliver (ReThink Presentations)

It gave me the chills a bit there, it's a really inspiring video! I suppose design-wise it can be a bit improved, I agree there. Maybe with some advanced motion typography some cool stuff can be achieved. Nonetheless it's well done.


Joel High

Amazing. I was ready to turn it off then came the hook. What a brilliant idea. This is a video for the ages.

Michael Sporer

I posted that one on my blog too. I really enjoyed this very interesting idea.

Serhiy Kostyshyn

Strange to see people praising quite a mediocre video while it's based on a much more striking and more professionally made one.
In most such cases my opinion is that an original is to be always preferred over a later derivation. Much more so if it's also of better quality, by all means.

And the Argentinian ad nails it. If first painfully highlights (alleged) flaws in the society, balances on the edge of provoking a totally negative patriotic response, and then provides a relief. Just great.

On second thought, maybe these two examples just showcase cultural value differences?

Jim Quirk

This one would supposedly break all the rules.
Just text on a page
Narrator (in monotone) reading the slides
Dull black and white background
with the twist the text and narrative become their own graphic element and the simple black and white (like black and white movies) allows us to fill in the blanks (in our minds)of happy family scenes etc
And reading the slides leads us to the catch or twist which otherwise you would miss.
Good example of one small element "the twist" making an otherwise ineffective presentation a very powerful one

David Cosand


Yet another great example of presenting a message effectively and creatively.

I have used so many of the resources you collect on your blog in my teaching this year that I could probably put your name next to mine on the classroom door.

Thank you for consistently giving me interesting things to think about and compelling visuals from which to draw inspiration.

David Cosand
5th Grade Teacher
Oregon, sweet Oregon

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