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Gavin Brockis on Wednesday 13 June 2012 A powerful, flexible and free online video editor WeVideo is an online video editor which allows you to upload your video recordings, edit them together, add effects, transitions, graphics, sound effects and voice-over, and integrates very smoothly into YouTube. There are two versions of WeVideo - a standalone one, hosted on WeVideo's own website , and a simpler (but still powerful and easy to use) version available as a YouTube plug-in: Both of these apps seem to place ease of use front and centre, with very intuitive interfaces and popular features and templates to make creating polished videos a quick process, without the need for much experience or training in the mystical art of video editing, but both are also considerably more powerful and flexible than YouTube's own clip editor (which doesn't offer much more than compiling of clips).
Widbook is a new service that is part multimedia book authoring tool and part social network. On Widbook you can create a digital book that contains text, images, and videos. Widbook is collaborative because you can invite others to make contributions to your books. To use Widbook you have to create a profile on the service.
The British Council has posted a fabulous trove of CC-licensed, downloadable "cultural propaganda" videos commissioned during WWII to "refute the idea that ours was a country stuck in the past." During the 1940s, the British Council was an enthusiastic commissioner of documentary films. Over 120 films were produced as 'cultural propaganda' to counteract anything the Nazis might throw out and to refute the idea that ours was a country stuck in the past. These films were designed to showcase Britain to the rest of the world, at a time when Britain itself was under attack. Seen by millions of people in over 100 countries worldwide from the 1940's to 1960's, they present a historic snapshot of Britain, portraying its industry, its landscapes, and its people.
A few weeks ago we started a website called “ The Cutting Room “, it’s a collection of websites, articles and video clips relevant to documentary film making, newsreels, television and in particular the people behind the camera. It covers current cinematographers, the newsreels, wartime cameramen, websites dedicated to the early years of Australian television, film editing and colleagues – for example: Paul Wyand appears in a Movietone story about the importance of allotments during the Second World War. There’s also British Movietone News’ first sound newsreel from 1929, an article on Stanley Kubrick’s early documentaries and a look at the Rank Organisation ‘s “ Look at life ” series. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
One week to launch of EdMediaShare Tim O'Riordan on Monday 26 September 2011 We're just one week away from the launch of EdMediaShare – our new proof of concept video sharing site. We've a busy week ahead getting EdMediaShare ready for its launch on Monday, 3 October. There's last minute usability surveys to carry out, final editing of the interface, as well as introductory videos to complete.
The results from this clever hack have to be seen to be believed–and can be in this great video compilation. Read on to see how a $6 egg timer can become a fantastic panning time lapse engine. The setup is dead simple. Take a cheap IKEA timer, drill a hole in the top and screw in a bolt, attach your camera via the tripod mount point to the timer, then crank the timer up and turn on the time-lapse function on your camera. As the timer slowly winds down, the camera slowly turns, snapping pictures all the while. How awesome are the results?
Ever get a sudden, inexplicably irresistible desire for karaoke? Maybe you like the music of a song but can’t stand the lead singer? Here’s how to use remove the vocals from most music tracks in a few simple steps.
If you show videos as part of your teaching/training etc., and/or use video evidence, SnipSnip.it could be useful for skipping over the parts of a video you don't need learners/assessors/verifiers... to watch. Another benefit of SnipSnip.it is that when the videos playback they are displayed on a blank canvas devoid of the distracting and sometimes inappropriate "related videos" that appear on YouTube. To use SnipSnip.it... copy the link (URL) of a YouTube video; paste it into SnipSnip.it ; and then enter the start and end times for the section of video you want to share. After you've completed those steps SnipSnip.it will generate... a link; here is the link I made earlier, pinpointing the lunar eclipse - http://snipsnip.it/a7d02xni4r5/ ; and an embed code that will play just the section of video you selected; I've embedded my first effort below...
GeoGebra is free educational mathematics software that links dynamic geometry, algebra and calculus. Users can produce various constructions including... * points; * vectors; * segments; * lines; and * conic sections... ...as well as functions, which can be altered dynamically by mouse afterwards.
Ikea makes a super-cheap, $9 articulated anglepoise knock-off lamp. The articulated arm is a useful for anything lightweight that needs to have an adjustable X- and Y-axis. Instructables user Brianandrewparker shows how to use a blob of Sugru to mount a webcam to the lamp-base and give yourself a nice, adjustable camera. He notes that this would be useful for mounting other things, too. Tertial Webcam ( via Lifehacker ) <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Fragile treasures of 16th century music are now freely available online, thanks to a partnership between Royal Holloway, University of London, the British Library and JISC. The Early Music Online project has digitised more than 300 books of the world’s earliest printed music from holdings at the British Library. Some of the books date back as far as the 1500s and due to their fragile nature would not be freely available to researchers, but thanks to this digitization project musicians from around the world can now source the original music free of charge using the Early Music Online website. Paola Marchionni, programme manager at JISC, said: “The value of this new resource isn’t just in putting the music online – it’s allowing researchers to find the music at their convenience from different access points, such as the project’s website, library catalogues and music databases.
If you’re looking for a quick crash course in photography that covers a wide range of practical tips, this short video packs in 50 tips in under 15 minutes. [via Unpluggd ] Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek.
In 1995, 40 internationally-recognized directors took part in a collaborative film, Lumiere & Company , that celebrated the first hundred years of cinema. In making the film, each director had to agree to four rules. They had to shoot a short film 1.) using the original Cinématographe invented by the Lumière Brothers a century before — the same camera that shot Workers Leaving The Lumière Factory in Lyon (1895) , one of the earliest motion pictures ever made.
It’s like a chicken and egg quandary. What do I do? Should I buy an expensive Digital SLR (single-lens reflex) camera first and hit the ground running, or do I learn the basics of photography before I plonk down the serious cash.