BOULDER, Colo., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Linux operating system, the Linux Foundation, a non profit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, hired Room 214 Productions to create a whiteboard animation of the story of Linux. The Linux Foundation provided Room 214 with the script and general story board to bring to life in the video scribe. The story of Linux is now live and can be viewed at: http://bit.ly/TheStoryofLinux
Key Facts About The Story of Linux Video Scribe:
- The video is in support of the 20th Anniversary of the Linux Operating System
- The story progresses down a timeline from the famous first post by Linus Torvalds through the current market position
- The video leverages a combination of whiteboard animation, stop motion photography, audio and sound effects to engage the audience in a multi-sensory video experience
- 175k views in less than 7 days
- Made 9th most watched sci/fi YouTube video as of 4/12/2011
- The video can be seen at: http://bit.ly/TheStoryofLinux
"The Linux community is made up of highly passionate and connected individuals. We wanted to provide a truly unique content centerpiece – one that all of us would be proud to share. We loved the idea of leveraging the video animation scribe as it provides a medium for storytelling that is not only visually engaging but content and data rich."
-Jennifer Cloer, Director of Communications & Community, The Linux Foundation, @LinuxFoundation
"Using video scribing to tell the Linux story just made sense. Since there are some very technical facets to the story, video scribing allowed us to use sight and sound to maintain viewer engagement with the video. For Linux, we chose an illustrator with a style that would match the playful tone of the story. We were pleased with the result and hope the fans enjoyed watching the video."
-Fleetwood Mathews, Executive Producer, Room 214 Productions, @Room_214
About Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. Founded in 2007, the organization sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and promotes, protects and advances the Linux operating system by marshaling the resources of its members and the open source development community. The Linux Foundation provides a neutral forum for collaboration and education by hosting Linux conferences including LinuxCon, and generating original Linux research and content that advances the understanding of the Linux platform. Its web properties, including Linux.com, reach approximately two million people per month. The organization also provides extensive Linux training opportunities that feature the Linux kernel community's leading experts as instructors. Follow The Linux Foundation on Twitter.
About Room 214
Room 214 is a Social Media Agency. We help companies connect to the people that matter most, creating value through social experiences that integrate intelligence, social network & mobile technologies. You hire us to help connect with your customers with: Creating sharable content with video scribing and infographics, social media research and monitoring, campaign ideation, planning and management, Facebook and mobile application development, search and social optimization and advertising.
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