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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  1. Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    9 maanden geleden

    Ok! We hope this answers some of your questions about our process. If you have more questions, ask us on reddit: .We'll answer some questions today and we are also collecting for a future Q&A video! And if you want to help us make more stuff you can check out our Shop or Patreon!

    • Crazy Diabetic

      Crazy Diabetic

      5 dagen geleden

      How to pronounce

    • Yellow Waters

      Yellow Waters

      13 dagen geleden

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    • Gabriel


      25 dagen geleden

      Usando a mesma coisa aΓ­ vocΓͺ vai de tarde

    • Nathan Nathan

      Nathan Nathan

      Maand geleden

      Why yuo upload video for so long πŸ˜‘πŸ˜‘πŸ˜‘πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜΄πŸ˜΄πŸ˜ͺπŸ˜ͺ

    • 이주연


      Maand geleden


  2. Awwome grass called alfalfa

    Awwome grass called alfalfa

    3 uur geleden

    face reveal

  3. Awwome grass called alfalfa

    Awwome grass called alfalfa

    3 uur geleden

    face reavle

  4. Awwome grass called alfalfa

    Awwome grass called alfalfa

    3 uur geleden

    face reaveal

  5. Sound z

    Sound z

    9 uur geleden

    man imagine if they made the Kurzgesagt HQ into a real game of some sort...

  6. RazorRazz


    20 uur geleden

    How to watch Kurzgesagt video for 6:48 or more:

  7. madanlalkanaujia 83

    madanlalkanaujia 83

    22 uur geleden

    Fake video they use latest version ms paint and Windows movie maker. First they create disgusting birds in ms paint and then use the birdify option to convert into 3 hour master piece and then after illustration they just use windows movie maker to animate if don't believe search on NLcameras : how kurzgagest make video Zeino then you will know the truth

  8. Cringe Overload!!

    Cringe Overload!!

    Dag geleden

    Wow. Every video takes 1200 hours!!! And i get this for freeee?

  9. deep sarkar

    deep sarkar

    Dag geleden

    Take love and respect from Bangladesh. I always love to visit this channel.

  10. Maik Nicolaizik

    Maik Nicolaizik

    Dag geleden

    love your videos

  11. katekyo JP

    katekyo JP

    Dag geleden

    Lol Plumbus spotted

  12. Fat Yoshi

    Fat Yoshi

    Dag geleden

    0:44 rick and morty plumbus

  13. Katharina Baumgart

    Katharina Baumgart

    2 dagen geleden

    Making a video about making videos

  14. Alonso Igreda Mayorga

    Alonso Igreda Mayorga

    2 dagen geleden

    First step: Draw birds a lot of birds Second step: Still drawing birds Thirst step: Draw some birds more Final step: Share the video

  15. fungalwater


    2 dagen geleden

    I need to try this style of animation because it's probably one I'll be better at because I already use vector software so yay.

  16. Suga Swag

    Suga Swag

    2 dagen geleden

    Gotta appreciate how great the narrator is. You can usually tell when someone is reading a script, but he makes it sound so natural yet professional.

  17. Nicholas Wang

    Nicholas Wang

    2 dagen geleden

    they actually made a illustration of them making a illustration for a video

  18. Zelestria


    2 dagen geleden

    its just sooo good

  19. β€’ Rafan Adji β€’

    β€’ Rafan Adji β€’

    2 dagen geleden

    Wow Kurzgezasgt, You Worked So Hard On Just One Video? You're Amazing πŸ₯°! And Those Kurzgezasgt Birds And Ducks Are So Cute! Keep Up The Good Work πŸ‘πŸ»

  20. ii_miki


    2 dagen geleden

    These video's should be played in schools i learned a lot by your channel thank you πŸ‘

  21. Square Last

    Square Last

    2 dagen geleden

    50 days to make a kirgesgast video?

  22. kawaii cookie

    kawaii cookie

    3 dagen geleden

    I was trash at science but I think things are about to change .Your vids are educational and fun with all the birds and colours chosen! I love this channel I recommended it to my friends and they said they all loved it like me!!

  23. Azril Rizky S.

    Azril Rizky S.

    3 dagen geleden


  24. BalΓ‘zs Dinh

    BalΓ‘zs Dinh

    3 dagen geleden

    50 days for a video damn

  25. Esaiwani Ravi

    Esaiwani Ravi

    3 dagen geleden

    Can you say about how metal are extracted

  26. ryan john hernandez

    ryan john hernandez

    4 dagen geleden

    4:26 β€œAt least 1,200 hours for a single Kurzgesagt video...” Me: *processing* Me: According to my calculations, *it’s worth it!*

  27. Kryz 17

    Kryz 17

    4 dagen geleden

    Me encanta! 🀩

  28. Cabin In The Forest

    Cabin In The Forest

    4 dagen geleden

    things I thought funny 1:31 execute order 66 1:48 oh god he's peeing blood 3:36 like this G7

  29. Nathaniel


    4 dagen geleden

    4:44 aw yiss

  30. DAVID -19

    DAVID -19

    4 dagen geleden

    3:37 🎸 please more such cool e-guitar sounds

  31. Crazy Diabetic

    Crazy Diabetic

    5 dagen geleden

    Owl plush I will buy

  32. Gary M. Pollitt PhD

    Gary M. Pollitt PhD

    5 dagen geleden

    I'll bet it does take a thousand hours to generate something with this high of quality while staying on point accurately! Please keep up the good work. GP πŸ‘πŸ˜Ž

  33. big SCREAMING karen

    big SCREAMING karen

    5 dagen geleden

    From now they should have made 5.6 videos

  34. ryan john hernandez

    ryan john hernandez

    5 dagen geleden


  35. 이정일


    6 dagen geleden

    thank you for all efforts about making the clip.

  36. Shad7881


    6 dagen geleden

    I feel bad for watching this for free.

  37. BasicalPiano YT

    BasicalPiano YT

    6 dagen geleden

    Galacduck must do what Galacduck must do to survive.

  38. 9TFox


    6 dagen geleden

    I love to support you. the 12021 calendar is so beautiful and the coffee tastes better, with the duck mug. Awesome, stay as you are.

  39. Alfonso Vera

    Alfonso Vera

    6 dagen geleden

    Wait a minute birds arent real!😑

    • Alfonso Vera

      Alfonso Vera

      6 dagen geleden

      P.S.This is a joke

  40. Una mamada sin sentido

    Una mamada sin sentido

    6 dagen geleden

    WOW entonces el verdadero canal esta en inglΓ©s xd

  41. Rosalynn Chenault

    Rosalynn Chenault

    6 dagen geleden

    im 9 and i love you vids

  42. Rita Nitnaware

    Rita Nitnaware

    6 dagen geleden

    How do you make the video pls tell me I make a since video like you pls reply this and reply and tell steps to make a video like you

  43. Ivy Tang

    Ivy Tang

    6 dagen geleden

    your youtube videos are my favourite. Keep it going :)

  44. 16WilliA YT

    16WilliA YT

    6 dagen geleden

    narrator bird reveal pog

  45. XanBlade


    7 dagen geleden

    i watched this around 50 times and didnt find a single animation flaw, congrats to u

  46. ridley slayer

    ridley slayer

    7 dagen geleden

    Que onda we!

  47. Chickalo


    7 dagen geleden

    imagine making a script for a script, ha

  48. Artsy girl

    Artsy girl

    7 dagen geleden

    That's how he even creates the video and now people know how hard it is to make fact videos and especially this video thanks for letting us know Kurzgesagt

  49. Bosco Bos

    Bosco Bos

    7 dagen geleden

    I came here to learn how to pronounce KURZGESAGT

  50. Ryan Guo

    Ryan Guo

    7 dagen geleden

    hey! kurzgesagt you should work with life noggin.

  51. Illuminati Cake

    Illuminati Cake

    7 dagen geleden

    Disliked. Is a lie. Did not see or hear Microsoft Paint OR Windows Movie Maker even mentioned once.

  52. Cancandoo


    7 dagen geleden

    Me see titles: Yay I can do it! *In 1200 hour* Me: oh

  53. Manlaibaatar Purewsuren

    Manlaibaatar Purewsuren

    8 dagen geleden


  54. jose carlos bermudez castro

    jose carlos bermudez castro

    8 dagen geleden

    Please do this video in spanish, i saw it in english and its amazingπŸ˜­πŸ’š

  55. Arthur L

    Arthur L

    8 dagen geleden

    congratulations! i love you guys and this video shows so much love

  56. Barefoot Farmer

    Barefoot Farmer

    8 dagen geleden

    God bless

  57. 1tsBag1


    8 dagen geleden

    We need videogame

  58. Samyak Jain

    Samyak Jain

    9 dagen geleden

    In your vedio there is only birds why😞😞 Love from india keep it up Petrian bird armyπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  59. Djie Walupat

    Djie Walupat

    9 dagen geleden

    i dont even know how to spell kursegazt



    9 dagen geleden

    4:56 que onda guey :v normalmente solemos escribir wey porque alguna gente no sabe como funciona la u con dos pontos, la pondria pero no sale en mi teclado

  61. Federico Gheduzzi

    Federico Gheduzzi

    9 dagen geleden

    I'm crying because of how much time they spend only for us wiewers

  62. Sebas Q

    Sebas Q

    9 dagen geleden

    Best youtube channel

  63. joy mondal

    joy mondal

    9 dagen geleden

    OH MY GOD you looks soooooo cute :-P Red, flappy and..cute ^_^

  64. Alex dobre

    Alex dobre

    9 dagen geleden


  65. Leap Solution

    Leap Solution

    9 dagen geleden

    You really need more subs. Instead of linking this comment go subscribe their channel

  66. Dank Poster

    Dank Poster

    10 dagen geleden

    Pewdiepie has over 100 million subscribers doing low quality stuff While this channel does so much and only has 13 million subscribers.

    • Daym


      9 dagen geleden

      And Mrbeast. Money does change people.

    • Daym


      9 dagen geleden

      I know. He's not even that good of a NLcamerasr anymore.

  67. Vartika Mishra

    Vartika Mishra

    11 dagen geleden

    How to learn to pronounce and spell Kurz(auto-fill) in 8183792829839292992929191919 hours

  68. Mama Pato

    Mama Pato

    11 dagen geleden

    Im so sorry, i cant collaborate with the channel because i got no money, and 1 dollar=200 my money, but i recommended you to all the people i know, so i think thats good. Lots of love and kises from Argentina❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀

  69. Ricardo JosΓ© Donado

    Ricardo JosΓ© Donado

    11 dagen geleden

    First u need to know how the heck u write that name It's kursergart? KursersgartsΒΏ Wtf with that name lmao

  70. pifu


    11 dagen geleden

    Kurzgesagt: Shows how to make their videos* Me: *I have the final piece*

  71. Tofiu Games

    Tofiu Games

    11 dagen geleden

    Can you make a video about Warp Drive

  72. mia s

    mia s

    11 dagen geleden

    a kurzgesagt video for 50+ days?? that is totally insane! your videos are mindblowing, i cant believe i found you so late

  73. Matthew Luzano β€’ AnimatedRobloxian

    Matthew Luzano β€’ AnimatedRobloxian

    12 dagen geleden

    How to make a Kurzgesagt video from an alternate universe: Death and birds and yes

  74. songjun w

    songjun w

    12 dagen geleden

    2:55 XD,Why her??? 🀣🀣🀣

  75. Ersin Abi

    Ersin Abi

    13 dagen geleden

    Karmaşık fikirleri basitleştirdiğiniz için Teşekkür :) Oğlumla birlikte sizleri takip ediyoruz. Thank you for simplifying complex ideas:) my son and I are following you

  76. Blitz6804


    13 dagen geleden

    So serious question... what's with all the birds? In the olden days, it was just the black duck, but now there's birds everywhere! Yeah, they're your Patreons, but what made the avian ambition start in the first place?

  77. Shadow Shock

    Shadow Shock

    13 dagen geleden

    School= just scroll down Kurzgesagt= get him 20 million subscribers

  78. Madhav Rimal

    Madhav Rimal

    13 dagen geleden

    Realy its hardwork

  79. Pedro Polanco

    Pedro Polanco

    13 dagen geleden

    There's a "Que onda Guey" hidden somewhere, like if you found it

  80. Sherine Tony

    Sherine Tony

    14 dagen geleden

    How to make kurzgesagt Vedio in 2 hours

  81. Sherine Tony

    Sherine Tony

    14 dagen geleden

    Very nice

  82. Sherine Tony

    Sherine Tony

    14 dagen geleden


    • Sherine Tony

      Sherine Tony

      14 dagen geleden


  83. Arshman Hassan

    Arshman Hassan

    14 dagen geleden

    Video is fine but how do we get a voice like yours? Can you make a video on that?

  84. BushidoBrownSama


    14 dagen geleden

    Finally I'm free!

  85. Ali Benouda

    Ali Benouda

    15 dagen geleden

    great work love your videos

  86. Dark Master

    Dark Master

    16 dagen geleden

    They did 1200 for this video??!!

  87. julz z

    julz z

    16 dagen geleden

    So that's how you Pronounce Kurzgesagt

  88. DxDxDx


    16 dagen geleden

    I love your videos

  89. Hannah Alvizo

    Hannah Alvizo

    16 dagen geleden

    I love the Bird Army!

  90. Hannah Alvizo

    Hannah Alvizo

    16 dagen geleden

    to be honest kuzgesagt, 6 mins isnt enough, we'd like to see our heroes in person with the whole process, you dont have to animate , just your raw faces and workflow

  91. Bhakti Satam

    Bhakti Satam

    16 dagen geleden

    What the gorilla was holding today

  92. alex FENG

    alex FENG

    16 dagen geleden

    the bird that came out of the "staff only" door looked so sleep-deprived

  93. Edgar Jorge Manrique

    Edgar Jorge Manrique

    16 dagen geleden

    This channel has quality and quantify at the sane time. A really good job

  94. Aprende Datos Curiosos

    Aprende Datos Curiosos

    16 dagen geleden

    what animation do you use?

  95. Anish


    17 dagen geleden

    I hope kurzgesagt gets over a billion views...πŸ™ I think it is because . . . . . . . Their channel name is hard to spell...

  96. ν™μ˜κ²½


    18 dagen geleden

    Can you mail the kurzegsat duck plush to 8155 hunter green 90621 Buena Park

  97. jimmy zheng

    jimmy zheng

    18 dagen geleden

    I. Love you BTJ.

  98. Rajiv Singla

    Rajiv Singla

    18 dagen geleden


  99. ばからばか


    19 dagen geleden

    i cant even pronounce the name

  100. Bae


    20 dagen geleden


    • Bae


      17 dagen geleden

      @Infofiction for real. WOAWWW

    • Infofiction


      20 dagen geleden

      yep, he did a hard work