Alive & Kicking

As of right now, Codex Analysis is alive and kicking. 

The name Codex Analysis originates from one of my favourite songs, but the word “codex” has its own meaning. The term codex is used to reference manuscripts with handwritten contents. Codex (or codices) are the historical ancestors of books, eventually replacing scrolls and providing a form that is standing the test of time. 

However, video has rapidly become one of the 21st centuries fastest ways to collect and share information. Video is one of the easiest resources to collect in the modern world and we all have the ability in our pockets to create and share content that can reach audiences worldwide. 

By utilising the ability to relive events after they have occurred can have a positive or negative impact on our behaviour. However, how we use and interact with video as a tool to promote effective learning has now become crucial.

“The acquisition of knowledge or skills through study, experience or being taught” is one definition of learning, and the impact that books and manuscripts have had throughout history on human’s ability to acquire new knowledge is unquestionable. Video is now in the realm of equal importance.

In performance optimisation contexts, video is now a critical resource that is relied upon for the gathering and dissemination of information. Mastering the complex nature of teaching and learning through video analysis is part of the evolution of the use of video as an informative tool. Coaches and athletes, teachers and students, and industry professionals in all walks of life can benefit from the use of video in their domains but mastering the circumstances in how learning is applied requires a skill set in itself.

The aim of Codex Analysis is to act as a support network for people in the world of video analysis. Working over four pillars, Codex Analysis aims to help people maximise the impact their video analysis has in their organisation and heighten the awareness of the expertise required to work with video and people at the same time to promote successful learning.

A cross-pollination of ideas taken from sports coaching, the education sector, psychology, hostage negotiation, storytelling, gaming, and a range of tacit knowledge from different worlds is what inspires me to look beyond my own frame of reference for techniques and methods to bring about the most effective way to communicate learning via video.

There are some great real-world stories lined up over the coming weeks and months about the use of learning through video analysis in sport and industry and you’ll be able to keep in touch with those via our social media channels. @codexanalysis for Twitter and searching for Codex Analysis on LinkedIn.

Video analysis in sport has been a passion of mine for well over a decade. I have dedicated myself to staying committed to the craft of work as a performance analyst and am excited to share the lessons I’ve learned along the way and continue learning new ones. 

To everyone who has helped me reach this point, the biggest thank you for your support, you’ll know who you are and I will forever be grateful!

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