Have you heard about TED-Ed? The non-profit group TED.com has been providing access to “Ideas Worth Spreading” for years by hosting conferences & posting talks by remarkable people in technology, entertainment & design. Last month, they launched a new initiative to pair great educators with animators to create short lessons about lots of fascinating topics. They have a handful posted up already on the TED-Ed youtube channel.
I love the TED talks and as you may know, I’ve taught fun, informal science workshops for a few years through the Overnight Program at the Museum of Science. Although I’m pretty new to animation, I feel that the new TED-Ed project fits perfectly with what I’d ultimately like to do – help communicate great ideas through animation.
So I tossed my name in the hat! I put together a brief demo reel and nominated myself as a potential animator for future lessons.
It seems like multiple nominations are ok on their site so feel free to drop a note in for me if you’d like!