Monthly Archives: February 2010

Haircut Redux

About a month ago, I shaved my head for a class project. Goofing around with video editing software yesterday, as I’m trying to make a habit lately as I take Digital Storytelling this semester, I decided to recycle those photos. … Continue reading

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Two weeks of Student Posts of the Week…

Due to a whole set of unforeseen circumstances, I didn’t post Student Posts of the Week for the week of the fifteenth, so I’m making up for that by hitting two weeks at once. As always, I’m not able to … Continue reading

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Two weeks of Student Posts of the Week…

Due to a whole set of unforeseen circumstances, I didn’t post Student Posts of the Week for the week of the fifteenth, so I’m making up for that by hitting two weeks at once. As always, I’m not able to … Continue reading

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My digital storytelling project pitch…

We were asked to “pitch” our final projects over in my Digital Storytelling class. In movie-making, a pitch is usually an oral thing– the short written version is a “treatment.” And given that the project that I want to work … Continue reading

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Cliff “Ukulele Ike” Edwards Video

For Digital Storytelling this week, our assignment was to make a video with Animoto. I decided to do a very brief sketch about the life of Cliff “Ukulele Ike” Edwards– best known today as the voice of Jiminy Cricket, but … Continue reading

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Pacing over time

Watching Gertie the Dinosaur in History of Animation got me thinking about pacing, especially after one student post about the relative “interestingness” of Windsor McCay’s The Sinking of the Lusitania and James Cameron’s Titanic. It’s not a really shocking revelation … Continue reading

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Student Posts of the Week

It’s yet another really great week of student posts for HIST 389, History of Animation. To run through just a few: Bonnie Hansen explores the business side of the House of Mouse, looking at the selling of Disney’s famous princesses– … Continue reading

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Taking the simple and making it sublime…

Because nothing encourages learning like actually doing, each student in HIST 389: the History of Animation is required to produce a short animation. Now, a lot of students are probably going to want to do a zoetrope or another persistence-of-vision … Continue reading

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Taking the simple and making it sublime…

Because nothing encourages learning like actually doing, each student in HIST 389: the History of Animation is required to produce a short animation. Now, a lot of students are probably going to want to do a zoetrope or another persistence-of-vision … Continue reading

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Defining Digital Storytelling…

My Digital Storytelling class was asked to try to define “digital storytelling.” Below is my reply. It seems to me like we’ve got one of those blind-men-and-an-elephant problems, here. I’ve been playing around with trying to come up with a … Continue reading

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