How to Make a Kurzgesagt Video in 1200 Hours

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For years, you have been asking us how we make our videos. So let’s finally talk about it! From research, writing the script, illustrating, to animating, narrating and composing music, a Kurzgesagt video takes roughly 1.200 hours to produce!
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  • Hai Burung Translate:Hello Bird

  • On average how many scripts do you work on at the same time

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  • It is really sad and weird that a trillion dollar corporation like google is not sharing a considerable ad money with these kind of awesome content creators like Kurzgesagt. These people are the backbone of youtube. Without them youtube is nothing. ISchats should at least share the profit from what premium users like me are paying. Instead these people are depend upon patrons and merchandise business. The profit sharing model they introduced with news agencies in Australia, they should implement for the content creators as well.

  • Kurzgesagt ini Germany means briefly or "in short" ,

  • Lol they wrote a script saying they write a script and we see them animating them animating.

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  • Face reveal for narrator

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  • So, here's it for short: watch news 24/7 to find out everything get a group of scientists make one giant blob and turn it into something by animating get an dolphin to be your mascot and promote dolphin riding get a cool sounding commentary who has the same name as the minecraft character steve That's the entire list. No need to thank me.

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  • Your team is highly Talented

  • Plot Twist: Birds are the guys who work on the video’s and the narrator is a random guy they got from the street

  • I love that in 4:56 the spanish bird said _"que onda qüey?"_

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  • I feel like the effort thats put in every video takes 2 years to make. And you guys just render the entire animation and research in a month

  • Oh Man, You take 1 month and 15 days to make one video. Now it does make sense, I like those animations of yours and the way you explain the things.

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  • 1200 hours = 50 days or almost 2 months

  • Honestly if they had who ever did those parts narrating that would have been cool

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  • And ,please I have ben following you for a long time. Show us in a video how to illustrate like you with not complicated apps like paint 3D or ,paint because I have a computer and no illustrating mashin 😊😁🎞😩

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  • 1200 hours = 50 days Kursgesagt put a LOT of work in their video.

  • What app or software do you use for your animations?

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  • we gonna mention the jingle in the intro is a full song or not

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  • mach nie wieder ein vidio

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  • 2:56 *I S T H I S A N I M E ?*

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  • D U C K

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  • ¿Que onda güey?

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  • i love how the illustration you used to demonstrate that you do most of the illustrations from scratch was used in another video

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