December 31, 2006 at 5:46 pm Comments (0)
Stephen Schleicher’s Final Cut Pro Quick Tip #61, from DigitalProducer.com:
The joy of multiclip editing in Final Cut Pro can quickly leave a sour taste in your mouth when it comes to color correcting one particular angle after you have performed a basic edit. On the one hand, you could drag and drop the color corrector effect over and over (and over) again until your mind is completely numb, or you can paste the filter across all of the clips in the timeline in mere moments.
December 29, 2006 at 10:51 am Comments (0)
Almost Happy New Year. EasyWMA will convert Windows Media files to iPod- and Mac-friendly formats. Untested by me; free demo available, and shareware licenses are $10.
December 22, 2006 at 12:20 am Comments (2)
An Inconvenient Truth DVD Giveaway for Teachers
We have 50,000 copies of An Inconvenient Truth to give away to teachers in the United States. The first 50,000 teachers who apply are eligible to win. There is a limit of one DVD per teacher. All entries must be received by January 18, 2007.
This is would be an excellent teaching tool, and not only for science. This movie could work in almost any class, from public speaking to language arts to communication to history to civics or political science, and more. For this one, let’s pretent this site is called DVD for Teachers. Get in on the contest – but note that they accept entries only from schools with a federal tax ID number.
December 20, 2006 at 9:53 am Comments (0)
Whew. Smashing Magazine’s 50 Beautiful CSS-Based Web-Designs in 2006 inspire me to crack those CSS tutorials and improve the design of my sites. These are nice. Take a look and get inspired yourself.
December 19, 2006 at 10:18 am Comment (1)
The wonderful Lifehacker points to a post at the also wonderful Instructables, a quick, cheap, and easy tripod using beverage bottle caps and a little 1/4-inch hardware.
December 15, 2006 at 5:44 pm Comments (0)
A fascinating article on the whys and hows of DVD and CD media.
Bottom line: DVD+R better than DVD-R; Taiyo Yuden is the best brand.
December 15, 2006 at 11:27 am Comments (0)
The Lee’s Summit School District in Missouri has a great page full of links for technology integration, including this list of pointers and dos and don’ts of PowerPoint.
PowerPoint often gets in the way of good instruction. Don’t fall into the traps!
December 12, 2006 at 4:46 pm Comments (0)
Mark Frauenfelder of BoingBoing notoriety points to this great-looking book at Amazon, The DV Rebel’s Guide: An All-Digital Approach to Making Killer Action Movies on the Cheap. He says it sounds great, and I think so too.