are you coming to Esino Lario in June and looking for some interesting
things to do during Wikimania Pre-Conference? Well, perhaps this is for
you: like last year, we plan to host a workshop for creating animated
explainer videos for Wikimedia projects:
Videos have become a popular format for the dissemination of information
- especially short animated explainer videos which provide a quick
overview over complex topics. The same principle applies to Wikipedia:
videos can enrich exisiting content and provide an entertaining and
easily comprehensible access to free knowledge. Together with experts
from the simpleshow foundation Wikimedia Österreich offers workshops for
Wikimedians which are designed to learn the tricks of the trade of
screenwriting for explainer videos.
The workshop might also be interested for people who attended last year,
as we will also introduce a new freeware, which enables you to produce
the videos yourself!
Like the other submissions we need at least 3-5 interested Wikimedians
to sign up for the workshop. So please do so at the link above if you
are interested :-)
Content of the workshop
* Interested participants will learn the basic skills for creating
plots of explainer videos: how to explain complex topics in a short and
comprehensible way, how to work with cut-out animation, storyboard
conception and visualization.
* The participants can create and refine their scripts and
storyboards together with the simpleshow foundation after the workshop.
* Depending on the topic & previous research participants can turn
their scipts directly into an ilustrated video using
* The realization and production of the finished storyboard could
be done either using the “mysimpleshow”-freeware or by the simpleshow
foundation. The result will be published under the CC-BY-SA license on
* The screenwriters can use the videos for Wikipedia articles and
What do you need?
* Interest in storytelling
* A topic for an explainer video
* First research on the topic (Wikipedia article niveau)
* No previous knowledge in screenwriting or video production necessary
Please sign up here:
Wikimedia Österreich - Verein zur Förderung Freien Wissens
0699 141 28615