I’ve been looking through some of the other KaosPilots application videos on YouTube. Some of them are really technically well done – great filming, far better quality (damn ULead), creative design.

Their videos make mine look really lame! o_O

I really hate suspense. There are two weeks before I hear about the workshop. Argh. I wish I knew already!


Here are as many of the application videos for Team 15 that I could find on Youtube, plus a few extras (bloopers and Team 14’s clip). Altogether there are 69 videos (over 2 hours of programming) – and since the KaosPilots tends to get applications in the 100s, there’s bound to be more elsewhere on the internet.

This page is video-heavy. If you want to see all the videos in one post, click the “More” link below. You can also view the YouTube Playlist.

If I’ve missed your video, totally mangled your name, or you know of other hosting places for KP videos (I know people have been uploading them on Facebook and Vimeo), let me know 🙂


And it’s also about the environment:

Nice work with the editing; however, not really answering the question! You need to provide examples of the three things (business, non-profit, education), not just speak generally. Then again, the KaosPilots are big on risk-taking so maybe that’d count…

I’m trying to keep a log of all the application videos, and so far I’ve found 3 (this one, mine, and Rune’s). The format of the titles are the same – kaospilots_application_firstnamelastname. If there’s an easy way to subscribe to this search string on video (would Google Search Alerts do the job well) it would be great. Thing is, where you upload the video matters, and while you have a choice of 3, some people may eschew YouTube and go for something a bit more obscure.

If you spot any other application videos, send them my way!

I’ve put up my project on kluster, a website that allows for creative collaborative projects. They’re currently working with TED on developing a collaborative project (I think they ended up with educational cards about culture).

You probably need an invite to get in, so email me and I’ll send you an invite 🙂

I have sent in the KaosPilot application. 4 copies of the questionnaire, 4 copies of the CDs (with my video and some other supplementary information), 4 letters, 1 set of diary excerpts. After many hours, much stress, and lots of wasted printage (Fireworks does not print well), it is now on its way to Aarhus, where it will be graded and be the determiner in whether I am one step closer to being a KaosPilot.

I also sent in my application for the Khazanah scholarships – I wonder how I would do an interview all the way in Australia!

God help me.

While we all wait in anticipation for the results (which is more than a month away, though I did request for early review so that I can get my visa in) here are some behind-the-scenes pictures from the video shoot:

Mark and the setup
Mark next to our “equipment” – basically his table lamp pointing upwards towards me, and his camera on the CPU

Mark and the camera
Mark setting up the camera – a bit tricky but we got it eventually!

The backdrop
Our backdrop – a $1 piece of black remnant cloth hanging on Mark’s bedroom door

My view

What I see when we’re filming – luckily the light isn’t that bright, or else I’d go blind

Mark editing
Mark editing the videos on VirtuaDub – which ended up not working because VideoStudio is picky. Feh.

I’ve been tagged by Allison to do this Passion Quilt meme:

Meme: Passion Quilt rules:

  1. Think about what you are passionate about teaching your students.
  2. Post a picture from a source like FlickrCC or Flickr Creative Commons or make/take your own that captures what YOU are most passionate about for kids to learn about…and give your picture a short title.
  3. Title your blog post “Meme: Passion Quilt” and link back to this blog entry.
  4. Include links to 5 folks in your professional learning network or whom you follow on Twitter/Pownce.

Well, I don’t actually TEACH anyone, but I suppose through this blog and EducateDeviate I am set on educating young people on different things.

Mainly it would be that there are so many opportunities out there to be who you want to be. You don’t have to be a doctor if you don’t want to; you can be a doctor if you wish. You don’t have to let society dictate your path; it’s yours for the choosing. Your learning is up to you!

OK, whom shall I tag? I think I will also tag a few people that aren’t necessarily teachers but have something to teach: Priscilla Brice-Weller, Peter Black, Britt Bravo, Laurel Papworth, and Vice-Queen Maria.

In other blog news: my HatchThat interview is up (thanks Ross!) and Priscilla talked about me on her Solidariti blog (thanks Priscilla!). Yay!

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