By Joshua Espina
For companies that are highly engaged in the digital realm and agencies alike, explainer videos are one of the best ways to put out content. These are short, animated videos used by businesses to tell the brand’s story in a memorable way. We now live in a world where 85% of the Internet users regularly watch videos with shorter attention span. In order to effectively convey a message, businesses and agencies alike can utilize explainer videos.
One of the most viewed explainer videos on the net come from TedEd, the educational segment of a nonprofit organization that is devoted to spreading ideas through short and powerful videos. For TedEd, its aim is to spark and celebrate the ideas of students and teachers from around the world. This fosters an environment of learning online.
Check out these 8 TedEd videos that answer some of our questions in life:
What Makes Muscles Grow? By Jeffrey Siegel
If you’re a fitness enthusiast or someone who just started his/her journey into a healthier lifestyle then this video is for you. Health coach and personal trainer, Jeffrey Siegel illustrates how a mix of good sleep, nutrition and exercise keep your muscles as big and strong as possible.
What Causes Headaches? By Dan Kwartler
Headaches are one of life’s nuances everyone experiences at least once in their lives. Content and editorial coordinator, Dan Kwartler talks about the two types of headaches: primary and secondary headaches.
How do dogs “see” with their noses? By Alexandra Horowitz
If you had a hard time believing that dogs see with their noses as a kid then this video will make you believe. Alexandra Horowitz illustrates how a dog’s nasal architecture reveals a whole world beyond what we can see.
Why Do Women Have Periods?
It is interesting to note that men have one less burden in life compared to women who experience monthly pain. This Ted-Ed video explains the history and evolution of a mystery trait that only a handful of species on Earth have in common: a menstrual cycle.
Why Do Animals Have Such Different Lifespans? By Joao Pedro de Magalhaes
Why do some animals like whales and turtles live for a hundred years or more as compared to chameleons and dragonflies who only stay around for a few years? Joao Pedro de Magalhaes explains in this video what it means to age and the pace of aging that varies among different animal species.
What Is Depression? By Helen M. Farell
The rise of social media gave birth to a plethora of netizens using their freedom of speech and expression. As a result, sensitive topics such as depression are openly talked about. Mental illnesses are harder to understand compared to regular ones. Helen M. Farell explains in this video the symptoms and treatments of depression and tips on how you might help a friend.
Where Does Gold Come From? By David Lunney
Where and when was gold first discovered? CERN Scientist, David Lunney explains how gold was actually cooked up in space and became present in space because of cataclysmic explosions commonly known as supernovae.
The History of Chocolate by Deanna Pucciarelli
People who have a hard time imagining life without chocolate are lucky that they weren’t born prior to the 16th century. Deanna Pucciarelli intricately explains how back then chocolate only existed as a bitter, foamy drink in Mesoamerica which then evolved into the everyday chocolate bar we know and love today.
Going back to business, were you able to spot on how creative and informative these explainer videos are? From the illustration up to the voice over, the complex information of each video was able to convey the exact message to us. Explaining technicalities to the audience can be tricky, thanks to these creative explainer videos for conveying everything for us.
I think your business is ready for this kind of strategy. Drop a quick hello and let’s discuss the next viral explainer video of the year.