Monday, July 25, 2011

I’ve been intrigued with online explanatory videos since attending a workshop at VizThink ’08 presented by Lee and Sachi Lefever of Common Craft. Soon thereafter, I stumbled upon an explanatory infographic video created by Xplane, a prominent leader in visual thinking. Their video, “Did You Know 4.0” hooked me on the educational potential of using simple animated graphics and pictograms to explain concepts and trends. Since then, I’ve collected examples of infographic videos in various ways, until finally deciding to create a dedicated website to curate them,

video infographics

Infographics have the potential to engage and visually communicate in a way that normal text can’t. The latest development in visual communication leverages the power and engagement potential of online video with animated infographics using motion graphics software and techniques.

Animated infographic videos are especially well-suited for explaining concepts, ideas, technologies, and issues that are vague or esoteric. Explanatory infographics videos are emerging as a powerful communication format for businesses and organizations.

Along with WordPress consulting and training, my main focus for Digital Splash Media in the future is creating, curating, editing and marketing infographic videos that explain, inform, or educate. One key component of that, curating, is the purpose of


So, if you’re a fan of video infographics or find them intriguing, check it out. You can also follow on Twitter by following @infographicvid.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative Explanatory Video

I've just published an animated infographic video explanation of the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative and I'm inviting relevant websites and blogs to embed and use it on their websites if interested. It's available either on my website or on my YouTube page -

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Visual Brainstorming & Storyboarding for Explanatory Videos

Whether you’re developing a presentation, a screencast or an explanatory video, a key piece of advice you’ll hear over and over again is to develop a script and storyboard for the project before the actual production phase. This is something I’ve tried to take to heart in my presentation, screencast and video projects.


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Video Zen

I’ve developed a bit of a fascination with online explanatory and informational videos lately and so decided to create a page devoted to that – a page I’m calling Video Zen. Most recently, Xplane has put out a couple of video presentations that are getting a lot of attention, The Carbon Economy and Did You Know 4.0. Engaging + informative.


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

New Explanatory Videos

Finally had a chance to finish up some explanatory videos I've had in the works for awhile.

First up, Sending Large Files Screencast - an explanatory video on how to send large files like videos to someone when your email provider won't allow large attachments.

Next, years ago I made a Flash animation showing how hydrogen fuel cells work. I've since lost the original files I used to create it, but I've wanted to convert it to video to put up on YouTube since I still get requests from professors and teachers to use this visual explanation. So, using Camatasia for Mac, I captured the playback, converted it to video and uploaded to YouTube. Check out my You Tube explanatory video on Hydrogen Fuel Cells.