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Month: July 2009

Second Media Project

I created this project using a variety of different tools.  I started by brainstorming with my wife some ideas about what I could do, and she helped me out by creating a sample story board.  I liked a lot of her ideas and incorporated them into my final production.

The cartoons in the video were created using Bitstrips.com, a very cool site where you can create custom comics.  Very easy to use and lots of flexibility, although I had to edit a couple of the comics using the GIMP photo editor.

The music I downloaded from Jamendo.com, which allows you to listen to music for free, and download many clips.  I don’t know if any major artists are on it or not, but I’ve found some great music here, and even better, licensed under a creative commons license.

There is a clip from the first Star Trek movie I’ve included.  I think this will be okay in terms of copyright under a fair use for education clause.  It isn’t that long, and totally not necessary, but I thought including it might spice up my otherwise slightly dry video.

You can watch it below!

 

Using Bitstrips.com to work on my MP2

I’m working on my second media production and have decided on a topic related to cybernetics, and the future of learning.  If you read the comics below, I think the idea is pretty clear.

Future of learning 1

Future of learning 2

Future of learning 3

Future of learning 4

Future of learning 5

The plan is to link these together, along with some relevant images and create a video from it.  I think I’ll add some voice-over this time and some futuristic sounding music.  Video to follow in a further post. I’ve converted these slides into a Prezi presentation which you can check out below.