If Educational Videos Were Filmed Like Music Videos

There's a reason music videos look strange. I could just talk about framerate, cuts and continuity... or I could get an actual music video director. And a leaf blower.
Directed by:
Sammy Paul icoepr
Produced by:
Cambria Bailey-Jones cambriabailey
Guy Larsen thisisguido
Director of Photography:
Ciaran O'Brien ciaranobrien
dodie nonet.info
Deepraj Singh
Annie Fox
Leanne Vincent
Liam Wallace
Production Design:
Guy Larsen
Christine Alexander
Camera Assistant:
Rachel Hutchings
Sammy Paul
Colour grade:
Ciaran O'Brien
Jenna Bailey-Jones
Michelle Martin
Gianluca Suppa
Xina Jailey
Special thanks to:
Grant Stevens
Bob Stevens
Jenny Stevens
Matt Parker
Maths Gear www.mathsgear.co.uk
NOnet Space London and the team
A Penny4 Production www.penny4.co.uk/
Maths Gear didn't actually pay for product placement in this video. The dice were surprisingly painful.
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  1. Tom Scott

    Tom Scott

    2 år siden

    I thought about singing in this, then I thought better of it. Thanks to all the production crew who made this happen: pull down the description for full credits!

    • Dhruv Kataria

      Dhruv Kataria

      8 dager siden

      You should have sang. No matter how bad but,, I’m disappointeddd

    • Pete Venuti

      Pete Venuti

      13 dager siden

      Anyone else auto tune this yet?

    • David Poland

      David Poland

      19 dager siden

      But what if you win a Grammy anyways for best non music video? I mean, I am Deaf, so it seems legit.

    • Obi One

      Obi One

      25 dager siden

      Biggest disappointment of my lifetime so far

    • Cube Theory

      Cube Theory

      Måned siden


  2. Akira Kenchie Edquiban

    Akira Kenchie Edquiban

    6 timer siden

    Is this on spotify

  3. Shaed cloak

    Shaed cloak

    Dag siden

    Who else is watching this in May 2021???

  4. Devanjali Jayasinghe

    Devanjali Jayasinghe

    Dag siden

    this is.................. Interesting

  5. I’m already Sans Undertale

    I’m already Sans Undertale

    2 dager siden

    Anyone watching in 2021?

  6. FlappetyFlippers


    3 dager siden

    DODIEEE!! Welcome to a Tom Scott video 😂

  7. Chaotic Buddhist

    Chaotic Buddhist

    3 dager siden

    This is still one of my top five favorites from you , Tom. Years later and I still revisit this to marvel at it.

  8. MoreThanNormal


    3 dager siden

    This is clever on a new level

  9. Blargshark1231


    3 dager siden

    This is hilarious and I love it! Music videos are the absolute worst.

  10. MSN 73

    MSN 73

    4 dager siden

    Damn...they don’t make educational videos like this anymore.

  11. Tyngchinchilla Chang

    Tyngchinchilla Chang

    5 dager siden

    3.8 million subs 8.3 million views

  12. KiyokaMakibi


    5 dager siden

    I feel like I've been on an acid trip

  13. flutter


    5 dager siden

    lowkey thought you were george ezra

  14. Zoe


    5 dager siden


  15. Kevin Chang

    Kevin Chang

    5 dager siden

    wHoS WatCHINg iN 2021??????

  16. Nicolas K

    Nicolas K

    5 dager siden

    I dissagree, this is music to my ears.

  17. Lewis


    6 dager siden

    You lnow what? I'm going to download this song, add it to my music library and listen to it WITH THE DIAGETIC AUDIO. Take that Tom Scott. HA!

  18. Brendan Subhan

    Brendan Subhan

    6 dager siden

    some dude in 2077 : "i like old music" *show them this* another dude : "damn bro that's lit"

  19. bagged malk

    bagged malk

    6 dager siden

    0:36 bald Tom

  20. Cory Greaves

    Cory Greaves

    6 dager siden

    Featuring Dodie

  21. Skylar S

    Skylar S

    6 dager siden

    I was not expecting dodie. What a brilliant treat.

  22. Fuka


    6 dager siden

    Damn this song is such a banger

  23. Jay Ess

    Jay Ess

    6 dager siden

    the worst part.... the distractions make me have to focus harder on you, tom. I think you found the secret to informational videos. Or a surefire way to suss out the people with too much of a hamster brain to sit through them.

  24. Tjark Reimers

    Tjark Reimers

    6 dager siden

    But if you say you have prerecorded everything then why do you say it is on the 15th take like can you time travel?

  25. Theresa


    7 dager siden

    Doooodiiieee 🥰

  26. Gnaaruag


    7 dager siden

    0:01 my life summarised

  27. Dove MenPlusCare

    Dove MenPlusCare

    7 dager siden

    İ wish Tom would make this video available for personal use licence free, so someone could add royalty free background music to this 😂😂😂

  28. Amadeus


    7 dager siden

    obligatory whos watching this in 2021?

  29. luke gibson

    luke gibson

    7 dager siden


  30. Markovnikov


    7 dager siden

    Take that ticktokers

  31. Akhlas Ahmad

    Akhlas Ahmad

    8 dager siden

    Legends are listening this masterpiece in 2021 😍

  32. Heidi Bird Music

    Heidi Bird Music

    8 dager siden

    this is, hands down, you funniest video.

  33. Dababy Official

    Dababy Official

    8 dager siden

    Who's listening in 2021?

  34. IamBuck


    8 dager siden

    Still a Banger

  35. Kaleb Wondemagegnehu

    Kaleb Wondemagegnehu

    8 dager siden

    I have no idea why i watched the hole thing

  36. 1 Sweet Pete

    1 Sweet Pete

    8 dager siden

    editing diegetic audio out of ripped songs is a life skill

    • Blehm _

      Blehm _

      6 dager siden

      isotope rx go brrrrrr

  37. Kierra Field

    Kierra Field

    8 dager siden


  38. Hinge 45

    Hinge 45

    8 dager siden

    turn the volume all the way down and watch again

  39. Deep Space

    Deep Space

    8 dager siden

    That's the rhythm of science and math I guess.

  40. ĶĮŁĽŔ-X / X-ÇŁÅŇ


    8 dager siden

    Awsome song!

  41. Kasper369


    10 dager siden

    i can't think any more

  42. Clash Cloud

    Clash Cloud

    10 dager siden

    I watch to the end waiting for when the music part will. Then I realized......ohhhhhhh

  43. allan jaamz

    allan jaamz

    10 dager siden

    “It’s not a song.”

  44. Patato Time

    Patato Time

    10 dager siden


  45. Mia Allen

    Mia Allen

    11 dager siden

    *best track on the album.*

  46. Gab Zilla

    Gab Zilla

    11 dager siden

    why does this video feels longer than watching a music video???

  47. Takemo


    11 dager siden

    Im bopping hard !!!

  48. Slappy O'Neil.

    Slappy O'Neil.

    11 dager siden

    this is all just confusing!

  49. Darz K.

    Darz K.

    11 dager siden

    fuckin' A.

  50. Levi Workman

    Levi Workman

    12 dager siden

    This bops

  51. Doryen Chin

    Doryen Chin

    12 dager siden

    there's not a drop of music in this video

  52. quaker47


    12 dager siden

    Who's Listen To This In 2000 20 1 [insert emoji=🤪 24c] ERROR; (object already in place at 24c)

  53. Gustel


    12 dager siden

    anyone got the lyrics for this?

  54. Eris


    13 dager siden

    Who's still listening in 2021?

  55. cosc


    13 dager siden

    1:47 lost evrything

  56. Matt Bryce

    Matt Bryce

    13 dager siden

    Why has noneone made a music video out of this

  57. Joshua Chandra

    Joshua Chandra

    13 dager siden


  58. Jacob Prater

    Jacob Prater

    13 dager siden

    Cutting to a new scene when lips don't match kills me i do that

  59. Shady Fazbear

    Shady Fazbear

    13 dager siden

    (Dir. By Cole Bennet)

  60. Falsey


    13 dager siden

    this really do go hard tho

  61. Nils


    13 dager siden

    Life is logical again.

  62. Ames Pelletier

    Ames Pelletier

    13 dager siden

    People: endgame was the best crossover in history Me: Tom Scott and dodie

  63. Daeng Rombo

    Daeng Rombo

    14 dager siden

    this is 200 IQ

  64. LineLi


    14 dager siden

    "There's a reason music videos look strange" Wait, it is strange?

  65. awuuwa


    15 dager siden

    2:08 so that is why they do it? But then when you look deeper into the youtube channel you will find "radio edit" or "lyrics version" or similar somewhere in there, which completely defeats the purpose now doesn't it?? Besides it's not like people couldn't edit the song after ripping it off

  66. James Mantovani

    James Mantovani

    15 dager siden

    1:25 with the lip sync us actually really good

  67. 20-623 sri chandana Reddy CSM

    20-623 sri chandana Reddy CSM

    15 dager siden

    Somewhere I've felt I'm educated

  68. Shaun Babu

    Shaun Babu

    15 dager siden

    Me after seeing Dodie 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

  69. Monkey .D .Luffy

    Monkey .D .Luffy

    16 dager siden

    This hurts

  70. TheGameMatt


    16 dager siden

    This is both funny and funny at the same time

  71. Waving Buddy

    Waving Buddy

    16 dager siden

    this is amazing. truly art

  72. Raxacoricofallapatorius


    17 dager siden

    *A moment of silence for the people who can't remeber the name of this song!*

  73. Omkar Pawar

    Omkar Pawar

    17 dager siden

    This guy does ted talks in each of his videos, with better backgrounds tho.

  74. Bert


    17 dager siden


  75. Lateo Labrax

    Lateo Labrax

    18 dager siden

    You can actually feel how metaphysical the ideas that a linguistician can come up with. Tom discusses things on a meta perspective and that is super cool.

  76. Anton // HDMI

    Anton // HDMI

    18 dager siden

    will it be on deezer then?

  77. Henry O'Sullivan

    Henry O'Sullivan

    18 dager siden


  78. uzair raza

    uzair raza

    18 dager siden


  79. Emma Gustafson

    Emma Gustafson

    18 dager siden


  80. Carlitos


    18 dager siden

    Your voice bothers me like bro drink water or something

  81. Ronnie Roo

    Ronnie Roo

    19 dager siden

    4k boys

  82. Chiahsuan Tsauo

    Chiahsuan Tsauo

    19 dager siden

    Sucks for you, I can still play it on NOnet Music

  83. Thore Boomgaarden

    Thore Boomgaarden

    19 dager siden

    When the director's commentary IS the movie..

  84. MattMurdockCZ


    19 dager siden

    I don't get it

  85. Sebastián Rojas Gutiérrez.

    Sebastián Rojas Gutiérrez.

    19 dager siden

    aNyONe LisTeNinG iN 2021?

  86. Bontle Meadows

    Bontle Meadows

    20 dager siden


  87. Mohzan Ali

    Mohzan Ali

    20 dager siden

    My new Alarm ring tone

  88. Allyson Youngquist

    Allyson Youngquist

    20 dager siden

    Literally the "Back to You" music video I love it

  89. Teo Maher

    Teo Maher

    20 dager siden

    This looks like an ad for something.

  90. Ingemar Nilsson Ward

    Ingemar Nilsson Ward

    20 dager siden

    Brilliant 👏👏👏

  91. der.Schtefan


    20 dager siden

    Easily the best of him. And surely not "one take!"

  92. Shadow Soulless

    Shadow Soulless

    20 dager siden

    This video was so deep and meaningful, tom is the next ganhi

  93. Sparko0 & Snakes

    Sparko0 & Snakes

    20 dager siden


  94. KoGa


    21 dag siden

    Me: is that dodie? Dodie: Hey...

  95. Sabine van 't Land

    Sabine van 't Land

    21 dag siden

    I am confused

  96. SamanthaGirlScout


    21 dag siden


  97. Chiara L

    Chiara L

    21 dag siden

    Amazing u.u

  98. Notsogrimm Creeper

    Notsogrimm Creeper

    21 dag siden

    virtual music class

  99. Pig is the best

    Pig is the best

    21 dag siden

    One word floclabuary

  100. Betr


    22 dager siden

    This is just great