Instructional video clips
ImprovEducation is a unique media company that produces instructional video content for K-12 educators. With a wide catalogue of offbeat video clips spanning subjects from English Literature to Mathematics, ImprovEducation has quickly become a firm favorite among students and teachers alike.
Founder Alan Rudt explains, "We provide quirky, creative video clips that are strung together to create fresh new shows every day. Our daily show is at the heart of our business; it’s what attracts viewers and advertisers. In the few months since our inception we’ve managed to sign up several generous sponsors and advertisers to support our work, so the future looks bright!"
When Rudt first set out to research video hosting platforms, it soon became apparent that vzaar was ideal. "We conducted an exhaustive investigation of four different platforms, other than vzaar. One of them was a bust; the video would stall mid-play. The others were just too complex to set up. Also the monthly costs were at least double the price of vzaar, so that was that."
We are theater people, not an IT department. Grappling with issues like multi-bitrate streams, Flash versus HTTP, device issues just wasn’t going to work for us. Instead, vzaar removes all the headaches and stress!Alan Rudt Founder, ImprovEducation
Rudt continues, "Our content is targeted towards classroom teachers who are accessing it during the school day. We need a video streaming service that can handle the range of bandwidths characteristic of school buildings, as well as the wide variety of devices that teachers might be using."
"Whenever we have a question we receive instant – and I mean instant – support via live chat. One of the team even called me from the UK to check everything was clear. It’s these personal touches that have made it such a pleasure dealing with the folks on vzaar support team that I’m actually sorry I don’t have more reason to contact them, but everything is working perfectly!"
"Most importantly, we needed a platform that would allow us to string together disparate video clips and assemble them into a coherent show. vzaar’s video playlists allow us to do just that," says Rudt.
He continues, "We also love the flexibility of the video labeling system. We have hundreds of clips stored on vzaar, so it’s essential that we be able to find what we’re looking for quickly. vzaar makes it all possible and easy to do."
"vzaar is perfectly suited for our demanding technical requirements, yet it’s incredibly easy to set up and use. Our team is made up of creative people who have a passion for education and the arts, but very little interest in the complexity of video streaming technology.
"We are theater people, not an IT department. Grappling with issues like multi-bitrate streams, Flash versus HTTP, device issues just wasn’t going to work for us. Instead, vzaar removes all the headaches and stress!"