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Edwin Steiner
Edwin Steiner
I create videos about quantum mechanics (and potentially other topics in physics) that are meant to be more precise than the usual popular expositions but still as accessible as possible. Subscribe to support the tradition of knowledge and to get a small peek behind the scenes!
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I stumbled into a mathematical rat hole yesterday: In the introductions to QM I heard as a studen...

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Another pedagogical problem I'm pondering is where to place a section about unitary evolution. Th...

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Welcome to my new subscriber! Thank you for your generosity! Séadna's feedback caused me to think...

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A look at the horizon: My faithful supporter(s?) may be interested in where the QM series will go...

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One of the mundane challenges in video making is to deal with the large number of files that go i...

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I don't know if I have mentioned it: Another alternative platform I'm trying out is locals.com (Dave Rubin's project). I created a community there, so far with zero engagement, but at least I reserved a neat URL: https://quantummechanics.locals.com/
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Now that the intro is finally out, what's next? Fortunately this is quite clear: I need to produc...

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What most people probably don't know is how bad of an experience YouTube's competitors are for cr...

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New video soon available at:

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Thumbnail and transcodings are done. Let the upload begin!

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Just started the (hopefully) final rendering of the intro. ("Time left" is bogus -- it will take several hours to render on my old notebook. I always need to work with low-resolution previews.) If a final viewing turns out OK, then, only the thumbnail image and the upload remain to be done.
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The graphics for the intro are coming together. This is one of the most time-consuming steps. I m...

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Due to my small recording space, I get lots of green spill because I'm standing much too close to...

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Worst vs. best parts of making a video: Tedious editing of transitions vs. fun with graphical des...

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Good recording session today. I have all the raw material for the intro episode now, at a raw len...

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I also started work on the graphics for the Intro today and got an artist's permission to use a n...

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I'm back at recording after some further editing and delay. I have finally squeezed as many unnec...

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Mostly complete outline of the materialism section. The script for it is about ~370 words current...

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Working on sequencing the section on materialism:

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Slowly getting back into editing the remaining part of the introduction. I have decided to expand...

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Hi everyone! A short update: The last two weeks have been a bit chaotic. First I had the flu and then we got a little puppy and she is less interested in my productivity than you might think.
Also, I'm preparing some physics material for a group of interested high school graduates. After that, I will soon resume work on the QM intro video, half of which is already recorded.

What I'm discussing with the students is more off-the-cuff than the videos but I hope to turn some of this material into videos later, when the QM series has become more mature. See the image for an example.
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Day 1 of recording the intro:~1050 words~3h "studio" time for 50min MP4~7:33 raw cutIndicates tha...

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|〈 studio | living room 〉|^2 ≫ 0

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At sentence-level editing now, for the introduction. A tedious stage in which my script is full of comments like
"[XXX shorten?]"
"(XXX? shorter reference?) "
"[XXX combine with next paragraph and shorten?]"

Luckily, I'll manage to stay < 2200 words as things are going.
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Well, that's embarrassing for our American friends, but I need good examples of bad illustrations...

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