A Dinosaur Family Explains Information Architecture

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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