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  • Okay. I got my own login so I can now post my crazy ideas myself.

    For the record, the above is just a list I braindumped into Schwern's IM window last night past my bedtime. It's a good starting point, by no means complete, and I fully expect parts of the list to be deleted/merged/focus-changed.

    The idea is to have these available on YouTube/GoogleVideo/ as standalones, as part of a FAQ, Wiki, or (best case) as part of an "open source" Perl course syllabus.

    Next steps (high level):
    Outline what information should go into a "Perl nugget" (and come up with a better name for it), put together a basic script, do a feedback loop, create/edit video, (more feedback), publish.

    Once one's out there as a starting point, I'm sure more can follow. If there's a good format/skeleton/outline to follow, even better! The easier it is for Random.Perl.Aficionados to add their own 5-minute video, the better.

    Hey, I just come up with these things. Someone else needs to grab it and run. I have next to zero experience with making videos. I'd be happy to help someone else, though.
    • They're called oysters ;)
    • The actual movie making skills aren't that hard to learn.

      I learnt the basics in a few hours/days when making up the movies for my YAPC talk.

      I think what you need to deal with first is style, content and storyboarding.

      Are we going to make them funny? Use real people? Cartoons? Just screen captures?

      All these parts of production can be done with the actual video editing skills.