This is an amended and resubmitted version of the original found here. The decision to retract the original and resubmit was made because we didn’t feel there was enough time left in the season to complete the 6 videos scoped out in the original. There is also a little repurposing in that this limited series will act as sort of pilot series that can be used to secure funding for future series from outside of the DAO.
Title: Smart Contract Literacy Video Series (potential alternative: The Anti Rug)
Squad: hashedMae, chrisfcrypto, liquidiot, EurekaJohn
Date Created: October 25th, 2021
Date Posted: October 25th, 2021
Tags: Video, Educational, Smart Contracts, Bankless Brand
A pilot series of 3 education videos focusing on using Etherscan and how to read smart contracts. This pilot series, if successful, will be used to obtain outside grants and sponsorships to continue the series in fleshing out more specific topics.
One of the most often repeated phrases in Web3 is “Do Your Own Research,” but how much research can one really do if they aren’t able to read and understand the workings of a smart contract? The resources that are currently available for learning about smart contracts and solidity are almost exclusively aimed at developers. While thorough, these aren’t accessible to Web3 users without a technical background or interest in learning how to develop smart contracts. This video series will start to close that gap, showing people the major red flags to watch out for, how different sorts of contracts work, and how to engage with them directly in the event that a front end is down.
How does this project help the DAO achieve its mission and align with it’s values?
It will increase the competency and confidence for users to safely engage with Web3 products, both in and out of the DAO. These videos will help Web3 users reach the next level in their journey, achieving a strong technical base that goes beyond just interacting with websites.
3 Videos, 5-10 minutes Each
This is scoped for Season 2, if successful and there is enough interest additional videos could be made on different subjects in future seasons
Currently slated topics for each video:
Video 1 - How to Navigate Etherscan and interact with Contracts
Video 2 - Basics of reading a smart contract and solidity
Video 3 - Major exploits and red flags to watch out for in contracts
Producer/Project Manager - hashedMae, Oversee and coordinate workflows and meetings, create storyboard for each video, review submissions, give notes, review revisions
Technical/Solidity Expert - TheRG (looking to see if any solidity learning members are interested in collaborating with TheRG on role), research subject of each video, provide technical explainer presentation for each subject for team, answer any questions on each subject that comes up
Voice Over Performer - Liquidiot, perform and record monologue for each video
Writer - unfilled, write voiceover monologue for each video
Capture Artist -EurekaJohn, capture screen footage for each subject, showcasing parts of smart contracts and functions in sync with voice over
Graphics Artist - chrisf.crypto, create visual graphics for each video, eg title card, any necessary captions, branding, closing card
Video Editor - EurekaJohn and chrisf.crypto, edit together final videos for release from capture footage, voiceover, and graphics
Audio Engineer/Editor - Liquidiot, coordinate with Voice Over Performer to record and master voice over track
- Research and then technical explainer presentation by Technical Expert, mandatory attendance from Writer and Producer, others welcome optionally
- Producer creates storyboard
- Writer creates monologue script for voice over, submits to Producer for notes, makes any revisions
- Recording of voice over by Voice Over Performer and Audio Engineer, submits to Producer for notes, makes any revisions
- Graphics Artist makes any graphics required for video, submits to Producer for notes, makes any revisions, makes final versions available to Video Editor
- Capture Artist captures screen footage based on story board and voice over script, submits to Producer for notes, makes revisions
- Audio Engineer makes final edits to Voice Over track and makes it available to the Video Editor
- Video Editor makes edits from the captured footage so it follows along with the Voice Over Track and Story Board, adds graphics where needed, submits to Producer for notes, makes any revisions
Goal will be to create a pipeline so multiple videos will be in production at each stage. Anticipating first 3 stages to take up to two weeks each as we revise and establish workflow.
Weekly standup meetings with the team.
Stage 1: Start on pre pro for Video #1 (technical explainer, writing, storyboarding)
Stage 2: Move Video #1 to pro (audio capture, graphics, screen capture), Start on pre pro for Video #2
Stage 3: Move Video #1 to post pro (video editing, audio editing, mashing it all together), start on pro for Video #2, start on pre pro for Video #3
Stage 4: Video #1 final revisions, Video #2 post pro, Video #3 pro
Stage 5: Video #2 final revisions, Video #3 post pro
Stage 6: Video # 3 final revisions
Producer/Project Manager 12 hrs per video (1 hr for technical session, 3hrs for organzing and conducting weekly stand ups, 2hrs for facilitating coordination between team members, 6 hrs reviewing submissions at different stages of production and making notes) 36 hr total @ 1000 BANK/hr = 36,000 BANK
Technical Expert 6 hr per video, 18 hrs total @ 1000 BANK/hr = 18,000 BANK
Voice Over Talent 3 hrs per video, 9 hrs total @ 1000 BANK/hr = 9,000 BANK
Video Editor 8 hr per video, 24 hrs total @ 1000 BANK/hr = 24,000 BANK
Audio Editor 6 hr per video, 18 hr total @ 1000 BANK/hr = 18,000 BANK
Writer 4 hrs per video (1 hr for technical session, 3 hrs for writing per video) 12 hrs total @ 1000 BANK/hr = 12,000 BANK
Graphics Artist 2 hrs per video, 6 hrs total @ 1000 BANK/hr = 12,000 BANK
Capture Artist 4 hrs per video, 12 hr total @ 1000 BANK/hr = 12,000 BANK
20,000 BANK for Bounties and Overages
161,000 BANK Total
I intend to take this proposal to other DAOs, like GitCoin and Uni, for additional grants.
Videos will be posted publicly, brand will be used in pre-roll, DAO logo in the lower right corner, and credits.
User feedback, view numbers
Fill vacancies, start on production of first video, establish workflow
hashedMae - Jr Web 3 Developer, Dev Guild Member, DEGEN Contributor, former TV & Broadcasting Major at BCIT, has experience onset for a small handful of indie movies and webseries
Liquidiot - Voice over specialist and audio production enthusiast, AV Guild member and Coordinator
chrisf.crypto - Graphic design and video production. Design, AV, Marketing and Education Guilds
EurekaJohn - YouTuber, Podcaster, Researcher, Host, Improv, Video and Audio editor
Add Educational Advisor/Instructional Designer- 4 hours per video, 3 videos, 1000 BANK/hr = 12,000 BANK
New Total Ask is 173,000 BANK
- For: Move this forward to Grants Committee
- Against: Do Nothing
- Needs revisions