Archive for March, 2013

March 15, 2013

European AELs Speaking

Every month a couple of great AELs from Europe are having a great time in the Connect room. And you are invited!
The next European AEL presentation will be on the 19th of March at 20:00 hours (Amsterdam time zone).
Check your time and date here:  www.timeanddate.com
Facilitator: Matthijs Clasener

Hilde Maassen: the making of the Yearbook

Phil Badham: Building a culture of digital creativity across the curriculum

Wouter Verweider : Leap motion and ActionScript 3

Please find the invite in your mailbox from Claire. If you didn’t get an invite, please contact Matthijs Clasener for the URL. clasener@glr.nl
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March 9, 2013

Our First DPS App

My friend at the Arizona Republic newspaper, who I worked with years ago when I was on the photo desk, called and said she had an immediate need for students well versed in the production of DPS apps.  I said , no problem, hung up the phone and announced we had to figure this out.

2 months ago 6 Seniors, myself and my colleague, Dr. Laurie Ralston, embarked on the path to create our first DPS app.  We quickly learned that the how to’s are scattered about and the DPS App itself is found after what feels like a treasure hunt. We began studying apps (magazines) on the iPad and jumped head first into the world of e-publishing.

These are graphic technology students, creative “techies” and design types, that have had no journalism experience. But, as I had been a  photojournalist early in my career , and used to photograph for numerous magazines, we began our approach conventionally- developing the mast-head assignments and mapping out the stories we would do. Some were in charge of photo, others in charge of video, writing and of course, we chose our managing editor, the glue to hold us together.

We are still building it ( shooting, writing, refining page design) and I am documenting our progress so as to be able to simplify the process and produce  “An Educators Best Practices Guide for DPS ”.  Hopefully this is of interest to others and I plan to return to this blog soon for our next update.

Penny Ann Dolin

Director, Technical Imaging

Polytechnic campus,Arizona State University

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March 7, 2013

Global Video Battle

During May and June we will be organizing the Global Video Battle 2013. 

You can now sign up your teams for this competition!!
The assignment:
A team needs to make a short fiction movie and walk through the whole process from idea to final product. Important tasks during the process:
- Come up with a great concept, idea.
- Manage the project (work with deadlines)
- Do the production (film, actors etc)
- Post Production (color correction, visual effects, sound)
Rules of the competition
- Every school can sign up three teams of approx. 5 students.
- There are two presentations which are done online via Adobe Connect. A concept presentation, and a pre-production presentation.
- In each presentation one team of a school will leave the presentation (like The Voice, X-factor etc.). The teachers of the teams are responsible to decide which team is going to leave the competition. At the end there’s only one team in the finals.
- There’s going to be a jury of AEL’s who will decide which team is going to be the winners of the Global Video Battle 2013 and win the precioustrophy. We hope to do the voting during the Summer Institute with loads of Popcorn :)
If you are interested (and of course you are) in joining this competition please sent an e-mail to globalvideobattle@gmail.com
Exact dates will follow soon.
This project from start to finish has a length of 7 weeks and will ask about 8/12 hours a week of time for the students.
Student age: Approx 17.
Already signed up:
Sweden – ITG Södertörn – 2 teams – Lukas Engqvist
USA – Texas – Allen High – 3 teams – Dustin Parrish
USA – California – Valhalla High School – Mike Skocko
The Netherlands – Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam – Matthijs Clasener
Thailand – Sripatum University -Vorasuang Duangchinda (has interest)
More information on: battle.clasener.eu
Happy greetings,
Matthijs and Dustin
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