Those of you who frequent the blog may be aware of author DL Thurston’s previous post on Ze Frank (Motivating Creativity and Motivating Creatively). For those of you who don’t know who Ze Frank is let me illuminate, aw heck, let me just borrow from Wikipedia –
Ze Frank is an online performance artist, composer, humorist, and public speaker. In 2001, Frank created an online birthday invitation and sent it to seventeen of his closest friends. Forwarded wildly, the invitation soon generated millions of hits and over 100 gigabytes of daily web traffic to Frank’s personal Web site. The site grew to include interactive group projects, short films, animations, and video games, many Flash-based, including children’s educational videos featuring handy tips such as “Don’t vacuum your face”.
On March 17, 2006, Frank launched the daily video program the show with zefrank. The format of the program combined commentary on media and current events with viewer contributions and activities. Each tightly edited three-to-five-minute episode combined Daily Show-style commentary on world events with songs, observations, and occasional games or challenges for his viewers to participate in. Thousands of photos, videos and music files were contributed by the audience. The show appeared each weekday until its final episode on March 17, 2007, exactly one year after its start.
On February 27, 2012, Ze Frank announced that he was going to do a thrice-weekly show, that will be “same same but different” from The Show. Similar to his other projects, Frank’s new venture will be a collaboration between him and his audience. The show debuted on April 9, 2012 with an episode titled “An Invocation for Beginnings“.
All I can say, is that it is ridiculously awesome and if, after watching this, you don’t want to get up, and get out there, and do something…well, you have no soul. 😉