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After completing the Cinemagraphs course in the Creative Classroom Series, I spent some time thinking about how I might be able to use cinemagraphs in a higher education classroom setting. I settled on having students make a cinemagraph and then analyzing and reflecting on their process in writing, paying particular attention to how the design of their cinemagraph addresses concerns of digital rhetoric--especially visual design and audience awareness. This project offers a fun and fairly simple way to introduce students to basic visual design principles while asking them to consider the needs and expectations of an outside audience. While I had a higher ed classroom in mind for this project, I think it could be easily adapted for secondary students. Watch the video here for more informa ...
As a CNC/Machine Shop/MasterCAM instructor at a college I have used many of the Adobe tools to "spice" things up in class from the usual mundane lecture and slide shows. Here is a video, about 4 minutes 30 seconds long, showing the creation of geometry, moving that geometry and generating what is known as a lofted surface in MasterCAM. It may be of interest to any fellow instructors who do teach at your facilities in the Trades set ups.
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