Skype Explained Visually

I  have been following a blog by Joe Dale, which contains some really good little gems, one of which is this YouTube video explaining the basic principles of how Skype works.

As well as explaining how Skype works, this is an example of how animation can be used for communication, and how effective it can be. I don’t know how long this took to create, or what tools they used, but very effective.

One Response

  1. Hi Dave-
    Thanks for cross-posting our video on Skype, and for the nice compliment!
    To answer your questions, we worked on this for several months (other projects on the go as well), with a total of well over 200 hours of labor involved. The script was rewritten many times; the visuals were reworked over & over. And although the animation looks simple (by design), it was quite painstaking. 5 people involved in the production as a whole.
    The primary authoring toolkit was Flash CS4.
    The primary collaboration tool was….Skype! 🙂

    Matthew Dunn
    Chief Explainer

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