This post is part of a series called Why Video? You can read the first post about personal video here. Today Erin is continuing the series with a post about using video to learn in everyday life.
I sometimes feel like I get more credit than I deserve. I can't count how many times I've been asked for help on something in my career and in my personal life, and I say, "Oh, yeah, I can take care of that."
When...the real answer is, "I can definitely Google that."
In this connected world we live in, we can find answers with speed like never before.
And the amazing number of videos available for learning things for your daily life is a real game-changer.
LB was telling us about just last week she wanted to try out a new recipe. She didn’t quite understand one part of the written instructions so off she went to Google to find a demonstration of how to make it. The dish was a hit, even with her four-year-old! Perfect example of a video solution.
There are videos on how to fix your broken toilet. How to fix your hair. How to fix whatever new confusing thing is happening with whatever electronic thing is not working right now.
How to solve a Rubik's cube. How to tie your shoe. How to write a resume.
This is all exciting for a lot of reasons.
We can save hiring a professional in some situations, if the solution is simple enough, thus saving money and time.
We can teach our kids things (and frankly, learn it ourselves at the same time) with speed and accuracy that we might not have been able to do as clearly otherwise.
And it opens up an absolutely enormous market for creatives like us here at Gradient. Think of the possibility of things that could be explained through video. Via traditional videography or whiteboard animation or whatever.
I don't know about you, but we find that all pretty exciting.
Stay tuned for our next post from Nick, who will be sharing all the details of how he became a self-taught creative and what role video played in that!