A Dinosaur Family Explains Information Architecture

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Our Grand Prize Award-Winning entry for the Explain IA Contest. Shot and directed by Nate Bolt and Kate Nartker who make these weird videos for fun as Beep Show. This one was for for Bolt | Peters. Starring Audrey as "daughter" and Frances James as "mother."

Huge thanks to everyone that helped. Especially Cyd Harrell for loaning us her amazingly talented 5yr old daughter Audrey. And thanks to Audrey for being amazing. Our special guest star Lou Rosenfeld, and to Jesse James Garrett for his thoughts at IA Summit '09. Script by the esteemed Tony Tulathimutte wh is laughing, always laughing. Thanks to Paul Octavious for remote art direction. The lego Falling Water belongs to Laura G and Men's Wearhouse. Intro Music is La Traviata Libiamo, purchased royalty-free from Stock Music, and Rick only lasts nine seconds, which should fall within fair use. Ask Girl Talk about that.

Production Details. Shot on a Canon 5D Mk2, with a seamless backdrop, and two 300w neutral lights - one in a soft box. Edited in After Effects CS4 and iMovie '09. Kate made the characters from blu-tack of different colors, & other types of art supply store clay.

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  1. boltron- 62 months ago | reply

    Thanks everyone!! And Steph - that's a great point. Hadn't thought about it that way but YEAH. .

  2. kateruttr 62 months ago | reply

    How did I miss this?!?! Awesome.

  3. carlosgustavo 62 months ago | reply

    Couldn't have put it better myself.
    Very ludic work. Congrats to both.

  4. Playkill 62 months ago | reply

    That was funny. Great work!

  5. Rex Roof 62 months ago | reply

    still made no sense.

  6. john_terrell 62 months ago | reply

    great video and great idea, but the "mother" talked so fast I could hardly hear what she said

  7. Katral 62 months ago | reply

    Great job!! Love this!!

  8. Talky Meat 59 months ago | reply

    Awesome sauce! You win at the internet.

  9. maxeypad 58 months ago | reply

    mama architect had too many cups of coffee

  10. cww6672 53 months ago | reply

    It's so cute

  11. fine photographix 51 months ago | reply

    :D :D :D Great! :))

  12. Wonderlane 37 months ago | reply

    you mah hero / heroine

  13. yshekster 37 months ago | reply

    This is the best! LOL.

  14. maireadmcc1 11 months ago | reply

    I can't get the volume control to work :-( Anyone know how to fix it?

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