How to Make a Kurzgesagt Video in 1200 Hours

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For years, you have been asking us how we make our videos. So let’s finally talk about it! From research, writing the script, illustrating, to animating, narrating and composing music, a Kurzgesagt video takes roughly 1.200 hours to produce!
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Bob Itani
Bob Itani Пре 6 дана
You guys are one of the few content creators that actually deliver quality videos. I appreciate your every second spent in educating and entertaining us!
thefreakingC Пре 6 дана
ur cool, I want to be the first man on Mars
A Snark
A Snark Пре 10 дана
I’m curious of why you chose a bunch of different colored birds for the animations
Unnecessary Potato
Unnecessary Potato Пре 23 дана
Did you spend 1200 hours on this
The Bone Warrior
The Bone Warrior Пре 24 дана
Hey this may be a bit inappropriate but how much per video do you get payed for your narration
J][D gamer
J][D gamer Пре 13 сати
I watch him cause I low his art
CN’s G
CN’s G Пре 14 сати
And no one has noticed the plumbus yet at 41
혜지 Пре 15 сати
youtube real function
Albert Young
Albert Young Пре дан
how long did video take?
The_Ghostlygamer Пре дан
damn i love ducks
Onur Can Yıldırım
Onur Can Yıldırım Пре дан
Neuman TLM 103 and Protools.. Those are the things you can only have with thousands of ₺ (Turkish Liras) in Turkey lol.
Bhavya Das
Bhavya Das Пре дан
Algorithm! :)
Kartik Ji
Kartik Ji Пре дан
Thanks a lot for existing ❤️
CuddlyBubbles 69
CuddlyBubbles 69 Пре 2 дана
I’m sorry, all i can do is leave likes and subscribe with notifs…
Elijah Diltz
Elijah Diltz Пре 2 дана
smol birb
EndOfGreio Пре 2 дана
but how long did this video take?
Svenson Пре 2 дана
never thought this is so much work . well thank you for uploding it for free !
xNFR Пре 3 дана
Viewer: How long does it take to make a Kurzgesagt Video? Kurzgesagt: Yes i know its not original but 1200+hours is insane
miti jacob
miti jacob Пре 3 дана
What if and Kurzgesagt in a Nutshell collab!!!!
Hapbo Пре 3 дана
How many experts had to fact check this video?
Cubed Пре 4 дана
This is the first time i heard the name being pronounced and i had to do a double take
PZ Пре 4 дана
Sometimes I think this is a cute channel but then I see the blood and pile of bones I love kurzgesagt
Joel Пре 4 дана
Kurzgesagt is cool😎
Ku Ameer
Ku Ameer Пре 3 дана
FantomPF Пре 5 дана
People making Kurzgesagt got those big brains
Aizzo Пре 5 дана
I love kurzgesagt :)
Cyan Hoodie
Cyan Hoodie Пре 5 дана
Thanks it works
Nunya Nunya
Nunya Nunya Пре 5 дана
Hannes Berch
Hannes Berch Пре 5 дана
Just one time in my life i want to see such a nice video with ZERO dislikes....
Rojo Пре 6 дана
i'm a spanish speaker i didn't know they had a spanish channel lmao
Aliyah Ezinma
Aliyah Ezinma Пре 6 дана
0:38 What is the “really stupid” thing?
zagzter Пре 6 дана
After that video, I have one t-shirt, stickers and a notebook
Enderger Пре 7 дана
Ah, yes. The month before the dreams of the world shattered, still so naively optimistic about 2020.
シRyder Пре 7 дана
This channel is probably the best education channel on the internet.
Rudy Jean
Rudy Jean Пре 7 дана
How to make Kurzgesagt videos: Be a brainwashed 🐑
Qushendre Felida
Qushendre Felida Пре 7 дана
Thankyou Kurzgesagt so much for every single video that you made, educating us about things we could never imagine to gave learned if this channel didn't exist. And thankyou for the influence of making me who I am today🙏🎉
Elizabeth Del castillo
Elizabeth Del castillo Пре 7 дана
I understand why people like Lemmino, this channel and other VERY HIGH QUALITY educational channels have only about 25 videos per year which is the best scenario... actually even without this video I get why it is such an upload schedule... you can tell the quality... All the videos need more amount of views just for it to be recommended on the algorithm and double the effect... Also other topic but imagine if H.A.I, this channel and Mark Rober had a collab...
동탄대형마트소리없는방귀빌런엄준식 Пре 7 дана
새들 너무 귀엽다
HIIRETS Пре 7 дана
You need to cross out in a nutshell for this video
Desmond Zhang
Desmond Zhang Пре 8 дана
that is 50 days of work on a single video!
Who am I?
Who am I? Пре 8 дана
You guys are amazing, keep up the great work
thewhat Пре 8 дана
The Metamancer
The Metamancer Пре 9 дана
You guys should really get in contact with the speed running community, I bet there are already strats for an any % run for your video!
Zsolt Raduska
Zsolt Raduska Пре 9 дана
This video is not 12000 hours long. You lied!
Jorrit0522 Пре 10 дана
Team Seven
Team Seven Пре 10 дана
Cool 😎
ruben wouters
ruben wouters Пре 10 дана
Now tel me is the earth flat
ElitePixel HD
ElitePixel HD Пре 9 дана
Jost Inkz
Jost Inkz Пре 11 дана
I subscribed because of the birds! So cute :3
BeMo Пре 11 дана
"Kurzgesagt" is a german word, why your channel has this name?
BeMo Пре 9 дана
@ElitePixel HD thanks!
ElitePixel HD
ElitePixel HD Пре 9 дана
There is a German channel that once was the main channel
Desmond Zhang
Desmond Zhang Пре 11 дана
Ted Ed is jealous, i think.
Sesshan Anirud
Sesshan Anirud Пре 11 дана
Are you an astrophysisist
Cameron Coppedge
Cameron Coppedge Пре 12 дана
Not gonna lie, sounds weird when the narrator addresses himself. Makes me wonder what he sounds like casually.
salmon suc
salmon suc Пре 12 дана
Hwy yo narrator did u do a thing for avideo on why schools suck or wat?
Luke Пре 12 дана
didnt realize how much work you are putting in these videos
MRA The Imperfec10
MRA The Imperfec10 Пре 12 дана
This birds really needs to have more subs
John Smith
John Smith Пре 13 дана
If you put adds in you videos would help. If you researched 3D n fastest ways to animate.2D 3D n animation apps are always improving a lot every year.C4D is killer Blenders growing really fast . Love your videos good luck.
Lets Wotb Go
Lets Wotb Go Пре 13 дана
Do you know what letter font does Kurzgesagt font is?
Agatecrane Пре 14 дана
so if i support you guys directly a big black bird will come out from my screen to kiss me... sounds like an amazing deal, would be honored to catch it on camera
aToSiouS Пре 14 дана
The world needs more channels like yours. Keep up and continue the good work!
Hammond Nordland
Hammond Nordland Пре 14 дана
You make a ton of money by youtube views dude. For free is just not true...
Elijah Hubinsky
Elijah Hubinsky Пре 14 дана
1200 hours equals 50 days in reality, but as long as a year in our imaginations when we are waiting for Kurzgesagt to release videos
Dawid Kaliszewski
Dawid Kaliszewski Пре 13 дана
its about 6-7 months 8h work in 5 days week.
KittenSaysRAR Пре 14 дана
It would take around 1/60000 of the Earth's population to make 1 Kurzgesagt video per second
Jonas Waliczek
Jonas Waliczek Пре 14 дана
1200 hours is crazy :O
Louis Пре 14 дана
This is how you know Kurzgesagt is More Quality over Quantity
Osorio Bautista
Osorio Bautista Пре 14 дана
4:56 Jajajaja I'm mexican, I loved the "¿Qué onda güey?"
Quartz golem 2
Quartz golem 2 Пре 15 дана
Don’t worry I’m a eggist
Micronations Пре 15 дана
Thanks now I know how to *Kurzgesagt*
Anne ZEHLE Пре 15 дана
im from the german chanal and i love your vidios (it is correct im not so good in english)
TJ436 Пре 15 дана
This is the ONLY merch advertisement I’ll watch. I think I’m gonna get some right now!
Master Fish
Master Fish Пре 15 дана
Imagine animating how to animate
Annie Eluwah
Annie Eluwah Пре 15 дана
Can you please make a video on the history of writing and the alphabet
Joel Helgerson
Joel Helgerson Пре 15 дана
This is my favourite channel. It’s helped me through so many tough times and taught me more than even my formal education has
Larry Chan Hang Pei
Larry Chan Hang Pei Пре 15 дана
This IS the channel worth to turn on the notification bell
Hendrik Пре 15 дана
Steve Пре 15 дана
0:36 The next video should be about the plumbus. It is not stupid, "Everyone has a plumbus in their home"
bshaun Пре 16 дана
And this is why I subscribed. You guys put more effort into one of your videos than the Hollywood studios that make blockbusters.
Warnet Maimo
Warnet Maimo Пре 16 дана
2:33 face reveal
Zo Jirushi
Zo Jirushi Пре 16 дана
Ok but the real question is how much time did it take to animate/make this video? Lol I’m guessing way less than 1200 hours since there’s not really any research needed.
manda grace
manda grace Пре 16 дана
This video is beautiful. Thank you! I will purchase something from your merch!❤️
An[game]nehm Пре 16 дана
Thank you so much for all your effort! Keep up the good work!
fritz vhon subong
fritz vhon subong Пре 16 дана
Can you make it less then 1200
グレイス Пре 17 дана
Md. Ariful Islam
Md. Ariful Islam Пре 17 дана
I like Dream Video
Leonie Blank
Leonie Blank Пре 17 дана
Thank you!
Taschengelddieb Пре 17 дана
Your name irritates me your channel is English but the word kurzgesagt is german
ZipZap Пре 18 дана
“1200 hours” that’s also but I didn’t ask for this so byee
Erick Fernández
Erick Fernández Пре 18 дана
My mexican heart melted with the "Que onda, güey" phrase.
Patoo Munna
Patoo Munna Пре 18 дана
Why can't you just add ads on your channel on RStoolss to earn money
Schrödingers Katze
Schrödingers Katze Пре 18 дана
These are not videos, these are films!
Pump_daspookypumpkin Пре 18 дана
So just to make a SINGULAR video (not counting the script) they have to work 50 DAYS FOR A SINGULAR VIDEO.
cuch Пре 18 дана
My love for this channel just exploded
HUSSAM Пре 19 дана
Big love to all the team ♡
Alex Camorlinga
Alex Camorlinga Пре 19 дана
thank you for all your videos
Lukas Rainbow
Lukas Rainbow Пре 19 дана
Ah the German channel. A channel i understand less than the english channel even though german is my main language XD
NewZo Пре 19 дана
Can English people speak Kurzgesagt?
Juan F. Salas A.
Juan F. Salas A. Пре 20 дана
Brought me to tears. So inspiring! I love you birds so much!
Crudesthi Пре 20 дана
I wondet which expert checked the script lol
Can Sentürk
Can Sentürk Пре 20 дана
4:27 omg 50 days for one video!!!!!!!
implexx Пре 20 дана
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Олег Иванов
Олег Иванов Пре 15 дана
stfu pls
SunnDart Пре 20 дана
Fun should be measured in giggle-wats
Christian Luczejko
Christian Luczejko Пре 20 дана
Those numbers regarding the weeks certain aspects of a video take were the most surprising part. 4-8 weeks of animating!? Yeeesh.
Can Sentürk
Can Sentürk Пре 20 дана
50 days for one video! 4:27
Shukti Sarkar
Shukti Sarkar Пре 20 дана
Kurzgesagt: "We just work on something fascinating" Also Kurzgesagt: NUKE THE AMAZON RAINFOREST, THE MOON AND THE MARIANA TRENCH
Пре 20 дана
there was a plumbus in the video lol
Brodie McAlpine
Brodie McAlpine Пре 20 дана
Kurzgesagt: do you trust me? Me: with every cell of my body
There's No I
There's No I Пре 20 дана
Good job. You've acomplished the impossible. These videos are professional and personal. Keep on going
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