Make a Video Online. GoAnimate Miwa Matreyek turns to science for inspiration for new performance In the opening of Miwa Matreyek’s TED performance, a pair of shadowy hands wave over a plate, and an apple halves itself. From there, goldfish swirl around the plate, before morphing into birds and flying away. For the first minute, you think you are watching video — an intricate blend of real-life footage and animation. Miwa Matreyek: Glorious visions in animation and performanceBut soon you realize that what you are watching is more complex than that. Miwa (pronounced Mee-wa) Matreyek is a multimedia artist who blends, animation, shadow play and music into extremely surreal experiences. The TED Blog caught up with Matreyek to ask about this new piece — and about how she goes about creating these intricate performances in the first place. What would you say is the idea that you wanted people who watched your TED performance to walk away with? Overall, a sense of wonder, magic, creativity, imagination. What have been the most heartwarming reactions gotten to your TED Talk? I think so.
The Grammar of TV and Film Zoom. In zooming in the camera does not move; the lens is focussed down from a long-shot to a close-up whilst the picture is still being shown. The subject is magnified, and attention is concentrated on details previously invisible as the shot tightens (contrast tracking). It may be used to surprise the viewer. Zooming out reveals more of the scene (perhaps where a character is, or to whom he or she is speaking) as the shot widens. Zooming in rapidly brings not only the subject but also the background hurtling towards the viewer, which can be disconcerting. Following pan. Surveying pan. Tilt. Crab. Tracking (dollying). Hand-held camera. Process shot. Editing Techniques Cut. There is always a reason for a cut, and you should ask yourself what the reason is. Matched cut. continuity of direction; completed action;* a similar centre of attention in the frame; a one-step change of shot size (e.g. long to medium); a change of angle (conventionally at least 30 degrees). Jump cut. Cutting rate.
13 GIFs That Show You How Everyday Items Are Made 13 GIFs That Show You How Everyday Items Are Made Some we use everyday, others we only ever see the final product - but how exactly are things like forks, crash barriers, springs and even camouflage helmets actually made? How come your pretzel is perfect every time? Well, the following GIFs will reveal the very humble beginnings of a number of items, foods and products we often take for granted. Bundles Of Hay 1. 2. 3.Pretzels 4. 5. 6.Crayons 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. Camera Shots There is a convention in the video, film and television industries which assigns names and guidelines to common types of shots, framing and picture composition. The list below briefly describes the most common shot types (click the images for more details). Notes: The exact terminology varies between production environments but the basic principles are the same. EWS (Extreme Wide Shot) The view is so far from the subject that he isn't even visible. VWS (Very Wide Shot) The subject is visible (barely), but the emphasis is still on placing him in his environment. MS (Mid Shot) Shows some part of the subject in more detail while still giving an impression of the whole subject. CU (Close Up) A certain feature or part of the subject takes up the whole frame. Cut-In Shows some (other) part of the subject in detail. Two-Shot A shot of two people, framed similarly to a mid shot. Noddy Shot Usually refers to a shot of the interviewer listening and reacting to the subject.
7 Ways Teachers Can Create Videos without Installing any Software 1- Wevideo WeVideo is a collaborative, cloud-based online video editor that is free to use, with affordable options to export in HD and store additional videos 2- Google Story Builder This Story Builder allows you to create mini-movies or video stories with the feel of Google Docs. You can also personalize the videos you create using the characters, story, and even music of your choosing and when you finish you can share your final product with others. 3- Pixorial Rather than spending valuable classroom time learning a complicated video editing program, you and your students can now get straight to the project. 4- Powtoon Here is what you can do with PowToon :Create Engaging and Captivating ContentAnimate Your Flipped ClassroomInspire Reluctant Students to be CreativeLet Your Students Express Themselves 4- Intervue Intervue is a quick and easy tool for publishers who are looking to gather short video responses online from anyone with a webcam. 5- Web of Stories 6- Flixtime
Creating a Classroom Studio with an iPad and a Green Screen One way to depict the cycle of education is that it moves between the development of learning and the subsequent expression of understanding ... and the amazing growth of inexpensive mobile technology tools is affording learners the ability to communicate their understanding in ever more creative and personalized manners. Media is moving center stage (yes, the pun was fully intended) and what once required tens of thousands of dollars in equipment and training can now be accomplished with an iPad and some inexpensive props. One of the first places I visited when I first came to the United States was Universal Studios. 1. I've worked with lots of schools but I've never walked into one and been told that I could spend as much as I needed. An iPad (or other mobile device) for taking and editing the video.An iPad stand that holds the iPad steady for taking video. If you're willing to get a little creative then you can cut the cost even further. x 2. 3. The process: One last word of warning.
To encourage creativity, Mr Gove, you must first understand what it is | Ken Robinson | Comment is free During a recent appearance on BBC's Question Time, Michael Gove, the secretary of state for education, extolled the importance of encouraging creativity in schools. He's right. Creativity is essential to the success and fulfilment of young people, to the vitality of our communities and to the long-term health of the economy. The trouble is that his current plans for the national curriculum seem likely to stifle the creativity of students and teachers alike. Consequently, anyone with a serious interest in student achievement, cultural vitality and economic sustainability should be deeply concerned. We shouldn't be surprised when a politician says one thing and does another. I define creativity as the process of having original ideas that have value. Creativity is about fresh thinking. There are various myths about creativity. I imagine Gove would agree with all of this. Even if you're musically gifted, he says, "you need first of all to learn your scales.
20-Time In Education Inspire. Create. Innovate. Affiches – Les femmes dans l’Histoire | L'Histoire par les femmes Aviatrices, scientifiques, combattantes, pirates, celles qui se sont révoltées, celles qui ont fait progresser la science, celles qui ont pris les armes… Découvrez et téléchargez des affiches présentant des petits bouts d’histoire, et les femmes qui les ont marquées ! Je me lance dans la création d’une série d’affiches présentant quelques femmes incroyables qui ont marqué l’Histoire à leur manière et dans leur domaine, de manière thématique. J’ai aussi créé une série d’affiches présentant des portraits individuels de femmes exceptionnelles, à retrouver ici : affiches – portraits de femmes Ces affiches sont disponibles ci-dessous, au format .pdf. Et n’hésitez pas, non plus, à vous exprimer ! Les affiches à télécharger Les pionnières – Celles qui ont été les premières Les anticolonialistes – Celles qui se sont révoltées contre la colonisation Les pirates – Celles qui ont fait trembler les mers Les scientifiques – Celles qui ont fait progresser la science Les affiches en images A noter WordPress:
Designing a School Makerspace Makerspaces, STEAM labs and fab labs are popping up in schools across the country. Makerspaces provide hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build and invent as they deeply engage in science, engineering and tinkering. A makerspace is not solely a science lab, woodshop, computer lab or art room, but it may contain elements found in all of these familiar spaces. Cardboard construction Prototyping Woodworking Electronics Robotics Digital fabrication Building bicycles and kinetic machines Textiles and sewing Designing a space to accommodate such a wide range of activities is a challenging process. Some schools have chosen to incorporate makerspaces within multiple classroom spaces. Ask the Right Questions Because of the constantly evolving activities that a makerspace accommodates, a flexible design is critical from the outset. WHAT range of "subjects" will be taught in the space? WHICH tools are most needed? WHO are the kids that will be using the space?
"Élysez-moi !", le jeu qui vous permet de devenir président de la République C'est un jeu en phase avec l'actualité. Objectif : réussir sa campagne et devenir le prochain président de la République. Il a été créé par un ancien journaliste aujourd'hui responsable de la communication de la ville de Langon au sud de Bordeaux. Emmanuel de Lestrade a présenté ce mardi à Bordeaux son nouveau jeu de société. Baptisé "Elysez-moi", il veut selon son créateur "contribuer à sa façon à réconcilier les Français avec la politique, les rendre citoyens et nourrir le débat d'idées". Pas besoin d'avoir fait Sciences-Po Pour gagner, il faut rassembler les qualités d'un bon candidat. Un spécialiste des jeux de société Actuellement directeur de la communication de la ville de Langon, dans le Sud-Gironde, Emmanuel de Lestrade est un ancien journaliste qui a depuis longtemps une autre casquette avec soin épouse Agnès, celle de créateur de jeu de société. Présenté ce mardi, le jeu est désormais en vente au prix de 10 euros dans de nombreux points de vente de Bordeaux et du Sud-Gironde.
Cultivating Imagination Einstein once said, "Imagination is more important than knowledge."1 His message is even more profound if you read the rest of the passage, "For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world . . . "2 These words are even truer today than when he first said them in 1929. It wasn't so long ago that many people said, "Knowledge is power." But in this age of Big Data, that is no longer true. What we do with that knowledge is more important. Practice and Wailing Imagination is play for the brain. Let's unpack this jazz lesson. An Imagination Boost As Einstein said, "Imagination is everything. And science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) offers a way teach this. How a Toy Killed Imagination Some would say that play changed radically in the late 1950s. So what do we do? Notes 1Viereck, G.S.