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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    Did you spend 1200 hours on this

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    Hey this may be a bit inappropriate but how much per video do you get payed for your narration

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    Because its not Worth it. Compared to everything else

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    This video was uploaded on my birthday

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    His computer had 8.8 GB data

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    Or in 20 days

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    You spent 1,200 hours making a kurzgezast video in 1,200 hours?

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    தமிழ் subtitles ಥ‿ಥ

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