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Simple use of video to explain the most complex (The School of Life)

Funny, just when I needed it, this video by The School of Life showed up: a glistening example of how simple video can explain a complex idea:

There you go: everything you needed to know about Heidegger in a neat 4.17 min package.

I’m not suggesting this was done on a shoestring, but there’s enough use of stills and tight-shot studio video to make you realize this is within the grip of anyone who has a smartphone and a few well-chosen props. That gives way to a truth of modern life: the technology to produce media is as prevalent (and often the same) as that used to consume media. It’s down to us to explore the possibilities of production and get jiggy with it.