• Notes from the third week of design camp

    by  • July 27, 2011

    An ongoing list…. -Premade figures are a problem in that it may limit what students do. They are more inclined to use them than create from scratch, but there is both baggage associated with them (Smurf, Mickey Mouse) that makes it hard to see them as just a character in a movie. The other problem […]

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    Basic Ideas behind storyboarding

    by  • July 18, 2011

    Storyboarding is a combination of graphic and textual panels that describe a series of events that combine to form a story or a mood. A simple example of a four panel storyboard in pure text would be person 1 – i’m going to poke you person 2 – no your’e not person 1 – yes […]

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    Notes from 2011 Design Camp, First Week

    by  • July 6, 2011

    I have captured some notes from the first week of design camp. I worked up the initial syllabus, and Ryan Dewitt made some changes in preparation for his week of teaching. I helped for a couple of days, and wrote down a bunch of notes from the week. The point of this workshop is to […]

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    The Piracy Paradox – And how it impacts education

    by  • November 29, 2010

    Running across an article mentioned on NPR’s “Planet Money” was a bit of luck. I have been writing lately again, and talking about strategies for teaching. The dilemma is the situation where we tell students – okay – BE CREATIVE! Right NOW! This is a problem for some students. It flies in the face of […]

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    Image Sequence Compiler

    by  • October 29, 2010

    One problem I would like to resolve is a freeware image sequence compiler. I would love for it to be through a web interface (drag and drop a folder), but on my way home this evening I decided that it could be something as simple as a Mac automater action that is exported as an […]

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    Story Redux

    by  • October 29, 2010

    Slowly but surely I am back to work. I should be finished with the “begin with a story” segment that is more specific about what a story needs to look like. I am trying to keep it simple. For Design Camp this was reduced to a simple bell shaped curve, but I encouraged students to […]

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    Hal finally gets it

    by  • October 5, 2010

    I had a conversation a week ago concerning my graduate project with the director of our master’s program. I had decided I would probably need more time to finish up. Things have been confusing for me. I spent a fair amount of time this summer on design camp, and I thought I had taken good […]

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    Good Bye Kaltura

    by  • October 5, 2010

    Well, it has been up and down, but I am abandoning my use of Kaltura for my project. I have had a lot of difficulty in getting Kaltura to follow up on their offer to provide hosting for my project. Really – I am not too upset about this. It required me to reassess what […]

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    Looking Back on Design Camp

    by  • August 26, 2010

    To finish up my last thought, I decided to take this summer off. I’ve been going full tilt for almost three years – fall, spring, both summer sessions. After this spring semester, I felt that I was pretty much tapped out. I had a semi-final draft of a big chunk of my graduate project writeup. […]

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    Work Plan

    by  • August 26, 2010

    Yikes! I didn’t do my work plan! I think I put it aside because I wasn’t sure I could finish this fall. But I realize now this was a mistake, so I will be writing up something today and getting it approved. I have to stop putting this stuff aside……

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    Project documentation online

    by  • July 21, 2010 • 0 Comments

    I have updated my “about” section with a link to my grad project writeup. I haven’t looked at this thing in almost two months! I am working on a little bit of rewriting and folding in more research, but really have focused on my grad materials for my project.

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    Kaltura is GO!

    by  • July 9, 2010 • 0 Comments

    Wow. I just got off the phone with some super-awesome folks at Kaltura. I have planned on using their online platform for uploading, converting, editing and posting of video. They are unique in that they offer a very comprehensive workflow that runs inside a web browser – perfect for my project. They are unique in […]

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