General-grants-program: Create Videos and Animations explaining Polkadot

Created on 8 Jan 2019  ·  17Comments  ·  Source: w3f/General-Grants-Program

We need more videos and animations to help explain Polkadot. In this bounty we desire the creation of videos / animations that explain some of the key issues in Polkadot.

These are our current areas of interest:

  1. Shared vs traditional security (Image)
  2. Use cases for polkadot interoperability (Image)
  3. Uses for the DOT token (Image)

Requirements

When undertaking the work for this bounty, be advised that a correct submission will:

  • Be allowed to upload the video to our YouTube channels. This work will be shared widely with the community.
  • Accurately explain an aspect of Polkadot as requested (see list above).
  • Not contain obvious lighting or sound defects.

Bounty

Just as an FYI for all bounty hunters: the total pot of funds is 600 Dai, but we are looking for 2 submissions. That means that each individual submission is eligible for 300 Dai.

Keep this in mind while applying! Thanks and good luck!

Contact Us

We would appreciate it if you reached out to us to chat over what we are looking for. You can do so in our GitHub issue, or contact Edward on Riot(@edwardt:matrix.org).

I would suggested chatting with us before starting as to get a better understanding of what to do!

Bounty

Most helpful comment

@EdwardAThomson @gitcoinbot This is a link to video
https://pan.baidu.com/s/1cvxMcczXOD7RsALdqROojQ

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Issue Status: 1. Open 2. Started 3. Submitted 4. Done


__This issue now has a funding of 600.0 DAI (600.0 USD @ $1.0/DAI) attached to it as part of the Web 3 Foundation fund.__

Issue Status: 1. Open 2. Cancelled


__Work has been started__.

These users each claimed they can complete the work by 4 months, 1 week from now.
Please review their action plans below:

1) mornjtech has started work.

Hi,
I'll like to create an explainer video for Polkadot. I've read through the requirements and i think i know exactly what you need. So going forward would i choose just one of the three areas of interest and create a video for that?

*Accurately explain an aspect of Polkadot as requested (see list above).

Learn more on the Gitcoin Issue Details page.

2) ghuun has started work.

I'll upload a detailed introduction to Polkadot, a perfect explanation of video and substrate, and a development tutorial on video

Learn more on the Gitcoin Issue Details page.

3) indieacademy has started work.

I'll work on creating a high quality animation video using Adobe Illustrator and After effects. The project outline is:

  1. Scope and define content for video
  2. Research the above area and create script
  3. Create graphics using adobe illustrator
  4. Implement animation video incorporate steps 1-3
  5. Render video and export in desired format and resolution

Learn more on the Gitcoin Issue Details page.

4) sypha999 has started work.

Hey there, I would love to contribute to this project

Learn more on the Gitcoin Issue Details page.

5) nueleffiong has started work.

understudy the work and research on the design elements, work when i'm in best form

Learn more on the Gitcoin Issue Details page.

Issue Status: 1. Open 2. Started 3. Submitted 4. Done


__Work for 600.0 DAI (600.0 USD @ $1.0/DAI) has been submitted by__:

  1. @ghuun
  2. @mornjtech

@EdwardAThomson please take a look at the submitted work:

  • (Link Not Provided) by @mornjtech
  • (Link Not Provided) by @ghuun

@EdwardAThomson @gitcoinbot This is a link to video
https://pan.baidu.com/s/1cvxMcczXOD7RsALdqROojQ

Hey @EdwardAThomson - I've done a few explainer videos for blockchain companies and won a competition with one of them. Check them out at the links below:

https://youtu.be/0u_X4KLYHek
https://youtu.be/z8NEXJNfyHY

I usually do custom motion graphic videos. Are you looking for that or more live action?

Would love to talk to you more about the requirements. Here is my portfolio site too, if that interest you.
https://connorf.com/

Curious if this is something you are contracting for or are you just accepting submission and going to pick 2 people to earn the bounty?

Hey @flynnstone9 - thanks for showing interest. I've yet to take a look at your videos but a colleague did take a quick look and he said he liked them. We can do either animations or live action. Both can work for different reasons, and I think we are fairly open to either possibility.

Re: Bounties: We will pick 2 submissions that we think are worth of the bounty.

That said, we are looking to reload the fund pots and attract in more submissions. As you can appreciate, it was easier for me to get approval for funding 2 submissions rather than 20. If these bounties go well then I've told that I can get approval for further funding.

Re: Contracting. Definitely possible, but I'd need to get back to you on that. There is likely to be more things that we'd want created. This bounty seemed like a nice way to attract some talent and get something built. We've been fairly learn on videos so far.

What would be the easiest way to follow up on that? The email address listed on your site?

Hey @ghuun, let me try to review your submission soon!

Awesome, thanks @EdwardAThomson for sharing them. Yeah, [email protected] is perfect. Love to talk to you guys about your requirements and what you are looking to achieve with the videos.

Awesome, thanks @EdwardAThomson for sharing them. Yeah, [email protected] is perfect. Love to talk to you guys about your requirements and what you are looking to achieve with the videos.

Hey Connor, I finally had a watch of your videos. Those are well done! I'd encourage you to try the bounties. They wouldn't be as long as the ones you've linked to. For other videos in the future, I need to sync up with the team first.

@EdwardAThomson @gitcoinbot This is a link to video
https://pan.baidu.com/s/1cvxMcczXOD7RsALdqROojQ

Hey @ghuun any chance you can get this videos hosted somewhere, like YouTube? I'd prefer to stream the videos than download. You can make videos private but still have a shareable link with YouTube, probably true of other platforms too!

@EdwardAThomson is there a specific length you need for the video, could I start work right away?

@EdwardAThomson is there a specific length you need for the video, could I start work right away?

Yep, you can start straight away. There is no specific length, but we do want one of our three topics to be clearly explained! @sypha999

@EdwardAThomson please take a look at the submitted work:
https://youtu.be/vDxvakBjsNg

Hey @mornjtech It says video unavailable. Can you double check privacy settings?

@EdwardAThomson @gitcoinbot have you seen it?
https://youtu.be/vDxvakBjsNg

how do I submit a work? @EdwardAThomson

@EdwardAThomson @gitcoinbot have you seen it?
https://youtu.be/vDxvakBjsNg

Hey @mornjtech I sent this to my colleagues to review. They have a better idea of what we want from videos. Let me chase them and get back to you.

Edit: See my update below.

how do I submit a work? @EdwardAThomson

Hey @sypha999

Normally: You can submit work on Gitcoin. You can create an account there via your GitHub account (if you haven't already). You can upload the video to YouTube (or another streaming site) then paste the link into your submission. See my update below.

Update: after speaking with my colleagues, there has been a suggestion that we may be taking a different approach to animation. Consequently, we may close this bounty as we pursue another avenue
of funding animations.

Update: after speaking with my colleagues, I have been told that we will be taking a different approach to animation.

Submissions should be withdrawn as we will close this bounty and pursue another avenue of funding animations.

Apologies for the inconvenience this creates and many thanks for your understanding.

Issue Status: 1. Open 2. Cancelled


__The funding of 600.0 DAI (600.0 USD @ $1.0/DAI) attached to this issue has been cancelled by the bounty submitter__

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