The Forge - Episode 15 (HD) "And the Winner is..."





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Published on Jan 19, 2012

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The Forge, episode 15. In today's episode, we reveal the big winners of the ScreenChamp awards. Special guests include Steve Garfield, Karl Gude, and Molly McDonald.

Warning: Spoilers below!

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Show Notes:

0:03 - Show starts - intro and what's coming up on this episode
0:19 - Opening Sequence
0:33 - Introduce special guests/judges...
0:41 - Steve Garfield on Skype - Steve is the author of "Get Seen", follow him on twitter @stevegarfield
1:01 - Molly McDonald on Skype - aka Demogirl, she has been Screencasting since 2006
1:24 - Karl Gude in studio - Karl has created info graphics for NewsWeek and is creating a visual, information design program at Michigan State University
2:13 - Introduction and background on ScreenChamp Awards - 100 entries narrowed down to 15, 7 of the 15 are international

2:32 Start of the ScreenChamp Awards
Entertainment Category
4:44 - And the winner is Backyard FX Finale Sword Stab Tutorial. See the full video at http://vimeo.com/31507569
5:00 - QUESTION - What about this video really grabbed you and made you say this is really good?
6:55 - QUESTION - What would have made this even better?
9:17 - QUESTION - Is there anything in the entertainment category that you guys saw that would help our viewers get better at what they do
9:58 - QUESTION - Is there something you can do when you're screencasting so that your piece makes its mark as entertaining?

Education Category
11:20 - Education Category Nominee Video
13:19 - And the winner is Apple Distinguished Educator Application. See the full video at http://vimeo.com/31506346
13:55 - QUESTION - What were some of your thoughts about this particular video?
14:48 - QUESTION - In terms of the educator categories, what were some of the things done well?
17:53 - QUESTION - Is there an ideal length?
18:50 - QUESTION - Any other comment for educational category?

Industry Category
20:40 - Industry Category Nominee Video
22:47 - And the winner is The New Facebook Module on your Jimdo Page. See the full video at http://vimeo.com/31554559
23:01 - QUESTION - Thoughts about this particular video?
23:44 - QUESTION - What impact does music have on videos and screencasts.
26:55 - QUESTION - I'm guessing [if its too fast paced] that would be the wrong approach if you are teaching someone how to do something?
29:09 - QUESTION - So any other feedback on Industry Category?

Best in Show Category
31:50 - Best in Show winner is Aussie Football Rules. See the full video at http://vimeo.com/31508618.
32:08 - This was voted on by three thousand votes and this received the most votes.
32:45 - Seven of our 15 finalists were international and three of the four winners were international.
33:19 - QUESTION - Any final comments or parting words of advice?
36:25 - Run credits


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