4 year old Henry is already outsmarting his dad



John and the scarred impressions he left on students




Hank doing the ALS ice bucket challenge (x)

I’m About To Do A Weird Thing


There are three important ingredients to a good video…the writing, the performance, and the editing. Now, of course, lots of videos have those things blend together…sometimes I write while I film and sometimes while I edit (deciding to put stuff on screen or cut things (cutting is a huge part of writing) or even to go back and shoot something new.)

But while I once upon a time showed you a video of me editing…I’ve never shared anything about my writing process or my shooting process. So I’m gonna open the book as part of a larger project. Let’s call it the Nerdfighter Online Video Workshop.

I’m going to completely open the door on my process. I’m sharing a video of me writing a script…a completely unedited vlogbrothers video…and a video of me editing a vlogbrothers video (I hope…still working on this last one.)

I’m then going to give Nerdfighteria some writing prompts, some unpublished scripts (both Vlogbrothers and SciShow) and that unedited Vlogbrothers video to hopefully spur writing, performance, and editing workshops online. I want people to write scripts, perform scripts, and edit videos and then critique each other like it’s a class. 

It basically is a class…I was just saying yesterday how there aren’t enough people who understand online video actually ‘working’ in online video, so I thought it might be fun to give people a chance to do cool stuff and to impress each other and all the other stuff that tends to happen in really good creative classrooms. 

Obviously you’ll be hearing more about this shortly…but I’m kinda excited about it, and the videos will start popping up on HanksChannel in about an hour and should all be online by the time I upload my Vlogbrothers video tomorrow (which will, in part, discuss this project.)

WOO! I hope y’all are into it!





John’s 2 lines in TFIOS

I originally only had one line, but then Shailene encouraged me to improvise, which I did such a good job of that…yeah. Not in the movie. I’M ON THE DVD, THOUGH!

I coached him.*

* I did not coach John.


I don’t know. Say it with me: I don’t know. Good God, it is liberating, I am a towering mountain of ignorance, I DON’T KNOW! {x}

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