Daniel Floyd’s ten minute YouTube video, “Video Games and Storytelling,” is a video lecture you won’t soon forget. Reminiscent of “RSA Animate – Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us,” about Dan Pink’s book “Drive,” this video by Daniel Floyd is the most intense, “rapid-fire” visual presentation of related images I’ve seen in a video lecture to date. Several clever visual quips in here, but you certainly have to pay close attention! The content is outstanding also… as a digital storyteller and a storychaser, I’m quite interested in the confluence between storytelling and gaming.

Daniel has a total of eight “video lectures” about video games in his YouTube playlist, “Video games and…” Check them out!

Daniel’s official blogger profile page identifies him as an animator living in Athens, Georgia, but his only blog on Blogger hasn’t been updated since September 2010. If you know what he’s up to now and/or have a link to his current work, please share via a comment. Several of the video descriptions on Daniel’s YouTube channel indicate he’s moved to Escapist Magazine, so perhaps that’s the answer. If Daniel is on Twitter or maintaining another blog, however, I’d like to follow.

Via “Indie Video Games” by Kojo Nnamdi. (The Kojo Nnamdi Show is from WAMU 88.5, American University Radio in Washington, DC.)

'Video game magic' photo (c) 2009, Seth Sawyers - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

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2 Responses to A Video Lecture You Won’t Soon Forget: Video Games and Storytelling

  1. Hello, I concur that this series is wonderful, so I figure it’s worth noting that the reason his blog and YouTube channel are silent is because this series (now called Extra Credits) was picked up by internet comic series/nerd cultural icon Penny Arcade. The series can be found here:
    http://penny-arcade.com/patv/show/extra-credits It’s still the same group as previously, with the same format, talking on the same level about video games. Their updated website is here:
    Glad I could help!

  2. Wesley Fryer says:

    Excellent, thanks for sharing the link and info!

  3. […] storyteller himself, Wesley Fryer highlighted this excellent video lecture series as a gem about gaming and storytelling recently. It’s really fun and inspiring. Daniel Floyd’s ten minute YouTube video, “Video […]

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