TLDR: Create an “Intro To Nouns” 3-4 minute animated video explaining what Nouns are, how the protocol mechanics work and how new contributors can get involved.
Goal: To onboard people to Nouns and help them grasp the basics as quickly and clearly as possible. This video could be embedded at the top of the “Intro” page on nouns.center or be an approachable resource to send to a friend who is curious about Nouns.
Video Content Outline:
- What are Nouns?
- Generative PFP NFTs
- A protocol dedicated to the propagation of Nouns
- How does it work?
- Nouns Auctions
- Nouns DAO governance
- Why is it important and interesting?
- CC0 IP
- Decentralized funding of projects
- How to get involved.
- Learn more at nouns.center
- Get involved, contribute and make a proposal
What will it look and feel like?: The video will use multiple visual approaches to showcase the diversity of Nouns. Animation techniques will include pixel art animation, motion graphics and 3d animation. There will also be a variety of Nouns extension projects featured.
Our Work: Some of our relevant video and animation work can be found here.
The Team: Thousand Ant is a digital agency with a focus on realtime 3D and game development. We work with organizations like Unity Technologies, Google, Microsoft, Terraforms by Mathcastles and JuiceboxDAO to help them create games, animations and educational content to inspire developers and creators.
Matto (aka Matt Schell) is the Managing Director of Thousand Ant and a generative artist working with code, realtime visuals and procedural audio. He’s released music for respected labels like Warp Records and also formerly served as the global head of online evangelism for Unity Technologies. He is a member of the Friends With Benefits DAO and is a community contributor to web3 projects including Crypts and Caverns, Terraforms by Mathcastles. Thousand Ant has recently released our own first NFT collection Hypercastle Explorers, a project which is building a game engine SDK for Terraforms.
Suspicious Seaweed (aka Tom Schell) is the Head of Operations for Thousand Ant.
Rough Staff Plan: Creative director, video producer, 2D character animator, 3d character animator, motion graphics designer, video editor, music composer.
Timeline: It will be delivered by the end of September. There will be bi-weekly community check-in calls that will serve as opportunities for people to weigh in on video progress. It will be “built in public”. Since we hope it will become a key “community resource”, we will work with the community to make sure it’s an accurate & worthy onboarding tool.
Funds Requested: Ξ45 (~$50K as of Jun 29, 2022)