History Film Forum

Blake de Pastino

Blake de Pastino is a science journalist and the Chief Editor of Sci-Show and Crash Course. He’s also the creator of Western Digs, a science news site that covers archeology and paleontology in the American West. He previously worked as an Editor/Reporter for National Geographic News and an Executive Editor for the American Independent News Network. He also holds a B.A. in English from Columbia University and a M.A. in American Studies/Media Studies from the University of Texas-Austin.


Saturday, March 11th, 2017
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1:30 p.m. - Warner Bros. Theater

From balancing chemical reactions to analyzing famous literature, never before has one video collection offered such a range of content. Since 2011, brothers John and Hank Green have pioneered digital education with their series Crash Course, which has more than 5 million subscribers on YouTube. From science to literature to American and world history, Crash Course offers it all in quick-paced, imaginative videos aimed at learners of all ages. This panel of Crash Course producers provides a look behind the scenes of using this innovative YouTube series to teach history.