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Interactive Digital Media Grades 9-12 Framework

Posted on Nov 23, 2015 by Jamie Leduc Last Activity on Nov 23, 2015

The Interactive Digital Media program is a new Technical Vocational Education (TVE) framework. The TVE is an important part of the educational structure and plays a major role in developing a flexible and well-educated work force to address current and emerging industry and labour-market needs and allow Manitoba to compete globally. Alumni from this program have found employment at Complex Games and SkyBox Lab games. A minimum of 8 of these approved credits are required from within this approved Senior Years Technology Education Program cluster. In addition, students must fulfill the graduation requirements by completing optional credits. A Grade 11 Social Studies credit is not compulsory for Technology Education Program graduation.
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The Concept of Story - A Media Arts Talk

Posted on Nov 9, 2015 by Jamie Leduc Last Activity on Nov 21, 2015

Presented by Vancouver Film School Instructor Paul Jensen Talk Theme: The concept of story is as old as human experience, language, and the desire to make sense of our existence. Throughout this lecture we will explore the origins of story, its archetypal structure in myth, and we’ll focus on how these journey patterns are fundamental in various art mediums; including Film, TV, Video Games & Digital Design. VFS Media Arts Educational Talk @ Sisler High School Date: Oct 26, 2:10 pm CST (3:10 pm EST)Location: Sisler High School LibraryInstructors: Vancouver Film School instructor Paul JensenParticipate online: Twitter: @SislerIDM, @DigitalVoices1, @Soapbox.ED, & #vfstalk
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Imagine a component, Draw it with Illustrator, Save it to a Flash Drive, Cut it with a Laser Cutter, Assemble the component, Use it!

Posted on Nov 1, 2015 by Andy Marks Last Activity on Nov 1, 2015

I am a M.E.S.A. adviser in Utah's Granite School District: MESA stands for Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement. This year's project is a prosthetic hand with "integrated computer science elements". The hand is to be controlled with an Arduino. In the past, other MESA advisers and their students have struggled with the "carpentry" aspects of designing and building things. I thought this year's project would be no different as I played with designing and building a hand that could be computer controlled.  I modeled the hand after my own, limiting it to an index finger and opposing thumb. The first hand I made took hours to build from three 1/2" layers of plywood, hand machined to accept a small stepper motor and to have enough room for a 16T, 32P, 5mm bore pinion gear driving a "gear finger" drawn in InkScape. The finger looks like my index finger, but at its base, where a knuckle resides, is a 48T, 32P gear. My first "gear finger" was cut b... Read More
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Workbook: Unleashing the Creative Power of Flash Professional CC

Posted on Oct 10, 2015 by Joseph Labrecque Last Activity on Oct 10, 2015

This is the full-color PDF workbook from the Adobe MAX 2015 session: Unleashing the Creative Power of Flash Professional CC! It is a 90 minute lab project that takes students through the basics of using Flash Professional CC with a smattering of new (Flash Professional 15.1) features sprinkled throughout. Need to get up to speed on the tooling in Flash Professional CC for your client and creative work? Maybe you need to target the web, iOS and Android devices, HD video and print. Great news: Flash Professional CC has been enhanced to expand upon the traditional Flash runtime targets and reach the native web through HTML5 Canvas and WebGL (and more) to help all types of use cases for desktop, mobile and beyond. During this lab, you’ll learn: The new creative Flash Professional CC toolingHow that tooling fits in the workflow industry professionals have come to rely upon when creating assets and animation for television, games, the web and moreHow to generate assets in Flash Professional... Read More
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Cinematography - Production & Post Production tutorials

Posted on Aug 8, 2015 by Andrew Lai Last Activity on Nov 17, 2015

Hello All! Below is a link to two playlists i have gathered from across a variety of film tutorial videos on YouTube. The first one is production focused including videos on: camera operation, movement, framing, lighting, white balance and sound recording. The second one is more geared towards Post-production techniques using Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro.  These playlists serve as a great reference for my senior Multimedia students when they are undertaking the film unit at school. We use DSLR cameras for all our video work at school. Would love to get feedback on this list and suggestions for other film based tutorials that you find valuable to your teaching! Cinematography Fundamentals (Production) Cinematography Intermediate (Post) Regards, Andrew Lai
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How To Create And Play Full Page Background Video In A Web Page

Posted on Jul 28, 2015 by Tom Green Last Activity on Sep 22, 2015

It is becoming increasingly rare these days to visit a site where you don’t encounter a video playing, full screen, under the content. One of the questions I usually encounter around this technique is: ”How do they do that?” The intention of this 4-parts series is to show you how to do it and ensure it plays smoothly. It is simply not enough to put a video a video into a on a web page and expect it to play smoothly everywhere and on every device.In this series I will be:Encoding a video and using a couple of free tools.Using a free Adobe Muse widget to add a video to the background of a page.Showing the basic HTML5 code that will let you easily add a video to a web page’s background.
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Creating a simple 3D scene in After Effects

Posted on Jul 22, 2015 by Andrew Devis Last Activity on Aug 24, 2015

This series shows how to create the scene in 3D with text, background, light and camera. Then we add a particle system, animate the camera and export the final project. There is also a final 5th part that shows how you can build on the technique for real world projects.
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Animating Text in Adobe After Effects

Posted on Feb 6, 2015 by Andrew Devis Last Activity on Aug 25, 2015

Text animation and motion graphics are a big part of the After Effects model and it could be said that After Effects is one of the best and easiest to use tools for text animation. However, as with all things there are lots of tools that make your work easier and faster that unless you know they are there you may well miss. In this series of 15 tutorials on all aspects of text animation in After Effects Andrew Devis goes through the tools that give After Effects such power. This series is suitable for all levels, starting with the assumption of little or no previous knowledge of After Effects and then adding to this knowledge to bring the user up to a reasonably advanced level.
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The Public Domain Project

Posted on Jan 21, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Aug 25, 2015

Literally thousands of public domain media files that you can use in whatever you like.  The Public Domain Project The Pond5 site is a little buggy and awkward but totally worth it for these amazing  resources. 
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Global Video Battle 2015

Posted on Jan 7, 2015 by Matthijs Clasener Last Activity on Jun 20, 2015

After the great successes of the last three years it's not surprising that the Global Video Battle continues in 2015! This competition was started in 2011 by Matthijs Clasener and Dusty Parrish.  The idea is simple: Students teams trying to make the best short fiction movie possible in order to get one winner! The winning team wins a year long subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud. And all teams get feedback from a professional jury which is a wonderful prize too! More information on our website and of course we would like you to join.
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Call for Entries - STEAM Film and Animation Festival 2015

Posted on Dec 28, 2014 by Mark Gatehouse Last Activity on Dec 30, 2014

STEAM Film and Animation Festival 2015 To be hosted at Carshalton College on 9th May 2015 between 11.00 and 18.00. Productions to be screened over three areas, two projection and one interactive area. With the winners being announced through the day as they are screened. Entry is open to students from around the world, not just UK. Entries must be submitted by 28th February 2015. To enter a film or animation into the STEAM Film and Animation Festival 2015 is simple! Students or Staff can enter eligable  films produced in their Sixth forms, Colleges or Schools over the last 3 years. Dig out the best examples of your student showreels. Post a comment on the Behance Page containing: Your name or names of the production team College/school they attend or attended when the video was produced. This must be or have been a level 3 course ( Diploma, A level, USA -... Read More
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Adobe Media Encoder Help/Reference Manuals/Guides

Posted on Dec 19, 2014 by Mircea Lungu Last Activity on Dec 19, 2014

I have uploaded this resource which contains the Web links to the original Adobe Media Encoder help/reference manuals/guides for those people who needed them, but didn't know where to find them and, therefore, couldn't get them. They are PDF files that can be downloaded and used offline, anytime, without the need of an Internet connection. There are different documents corresponding to the versions/releases of the software. All these electronic documents are copyrighted to Adobe Systems Incorporated and its licensors - they have all the rights reserved. The documents are licensed for use under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 3.0 License. To view a copy of this license, please visit You can download the PDF files from the following links: Adobe Media Encoder CC reference: Adobe Media Encoder reference - Archive (older versions - CC, CS6, CS5.5, CS5, CS4):https://helpx.a... Read More
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UK Team Game Development Competition

Posted on Nov 18, 2014 by Mark Gatehouse Last Activity on Nov 18, 2014

Invitation to compete in the Second UK Team Game Development Competition run in conjunction with Autodesk and UKIE. The Brief is to design a playable game level and produce a trailer to promote your game on You Tube. Your level MUST start in a shed and finish in a waterfall. What happens in between is down to your creativity and skill! you can make it with Flash, Cinema 4d or any other combination of professional packages! Entry is open to all UK Level 3 students in teams of 2-4. To win teams need to produce the following by 13 February 2015. 1. a playable game level in the form of an executable file. 2. a trailer suitable for use on you tube to promote your game 3. a powerpoint that shows your pre production, concept art, story line, game play elements etc. Dare to be the best! Register your team now Registration closes on 12 December 2014
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Video-tutorial: How to add yourself to a course map / How to drop a pin on that map

Posted on Nov 16, 2014 by Mircea Lungu Last Activity on Dec 7, 2014

In this video-tutorial (a visual one only, with no sound), I am showing, step-by-step, all the steps in order to add yourself to a course map (you will learn how to drop a pin on that map).Written explanations are also included.
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Quick & Dirty fun student directed creation of web based commercials delivered via Connect

Posted on Oct 28, 2014 by Dan Blevins Last Activity on Jun 20, 2015

Students will collaborate in 3-4 member teams to create a commercial to market a new computer or smart device over the web. Connect is the delivery system to view the draft and final commercial versions, archive the commercials, and poll the effectiveness of the commercials. The lesson is an example of Project Based Learning and Universal Design for Learning. Mutual trust between students and the teacher is necessary as well as good teacher classroom management skills. This is a fun lesson for students and the teacher...Dan Blevins, AEL
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Open Knowledge

Posted on Jul 14, 2014 by Deston Tanner Last Activity on Jun 20, 2015

One of the unique features of this course is that we're building the modules around existingOpen Educational Resources. Instead of creating our own lectures videos, we're curating the best from the open web, and we'd like to invite you to help us by contributing your discoveries to our growing list. We ask that anything you add be tagged with the appropriate module/week number (see below) as well as any relevant descriptive terms.
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The 12 Principles of Animation

Posted on Jul 7, 2014 by Peter Guthrie Last Activity on Jul 26, 2014

This unit will introduce students to the principles of animation, as well as the fundamentals of Adobe Flash. After creating simple frame-by-frame, motion tween, and shape tween animations to acclimate themselves to Flash, students will use rotoscoping to create short vignettes based on the principles.
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Blendspace - Create online lessons easily

Posted on Jun 6, 2014 by Clint Balsar Last Activity on Aug 9, 2015

I found this article that directed me to the website service know as Blendspace. If you haven't heard of it yet, you should definitely give it a try. 
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Masterclass Sound & Images 2014

Posted on Feb 19, 2014 by Menno Schrap Last Activity on Feb 19, 2014

Masterclass Sound & Images 2014 (3rd edition) Students Arts & Design and students MediaMusic (Musicproduction, Sounddesigners, popmusicians) work lipsync together while working in separate institutions at a 100 km distance. Music meets video and animtion meets sound. Masterclass is produced by ArtEZ BureauZ *, and given by Robin Noorda (Dutch animator), Menno Schrap (lecturer Digital Media) and Vincent van de Haar (video editor)
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Assessment of Creativity

Posted on Feb 16, 2014 by Stephanie Davidson Last Activity on Jun 20, 2015

I enjoyed reviewing techniques about assessing creativity. The workshop was nicely set up and easy to follow.
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