Friday, May 27, 2011

Express yourself by typing a video!

There are many things about medicine that make us throw up our hands in frustration, bring tears to our eyes or rarely have us in splits.  A wonderful and easy way to share these is a simple tool call Go!Animate that is now available via YouTube.  You can create upto a 10 piece dialog for free.  This is generally adequate as it will make a 90-120 second video and anything longer will probably get boring.

How do you do this?

  1. Create a YouTube Account if you dont already have one
  2. Click on upload in the upper right corner
  3. Click on the Try Now link in the create your own animation box.
  4. Click on the Go!Animate button.

Here are 3 videos that I created.
The Adventures of Dr. Newbie:

The first 2 are now part of a series that most doctors can relate to.

Part 1
Part 2

The setting of the third one is a bit more obscure.

  • As online doctor rating sites are flourishing, doctors and making patients sign gag agreements that waive their rights to post comments about or rate the doctor on online sites.
  • Recently there was a big brouhaha in the blogosphere and Twitterverse about an anesthesiologist tweeting about a patient with priapism.  This is rich material for a workshop on Professionalism in the age of Social Media.

Give this a try.  Bring out the film director (or at least the script writer) in you!

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