1. Macmillan English Campus


    from J-Scott / Added

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    For the relaunch of the Macmillan English Campus website, I was asked by MEC to put together this fun, simple, introductory animation to show both the online content and platform used to teach English as a second language. I directed, designed and animated this piece. The original music and sound wizardry was done by Wesley Slover himself. To see the rest of the awesome new branding and website redesign, visit: http://www.macmillanenglishcampus.com/

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    • District 1.5


      from Drew Geraci (District 7 Media) / Added

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      HDR Time-lapse @ www.TheVoder.com ©2011 Andrew S. Geraci all rights reserved. Do not use this material without licensing and permission. DC is one of the most difficult places to shoot. No tripods, no fancy equipment, only a single camera. After planning my shots and figuring out what time would be best to shoot, I went out and started this HDR Time-lapse production. During the course of the shoot I was stopped 9 times by NPS (national parks service) and three times by DC Metro police. Apparently there was a target on me... It does look suspicious though when a guy is toting around a giant blue time-lapse slider, 3 tripods and a battery. Because of the numerous roadblocks I wasn't able to use my Dynamic Perception time-lapse slider as much as I had intended, but the shots that I did get were pretty impactful (In my opinion). This is my first project conceptualized completely in HDR. During the course of the shoot I was able to refine my HDR process and eliminate almost 30 hours of processing time by switching some settings around on both my camera and in certain programs. HDR is one of the most fun things to shoot and this production really opened my eyes to what it's capable of. It doesn't need to be all "Harry Potterish" but a simple and subtle blend of imagery will do the trick. This project is only the first in a long line of ideas I have brewing up in my head. I hope you enjoy it! And if you like it, please share it! Thanks so much! A special thanks to all of those that helped get me access or supported my shoot (with ideas, time, and food!) (Melissa Myers, Johnny Bivera, David Kosling) Shot over a 3 day period; ranging from 4AM-12AM. Rendered, edited and produced in 1 day. Music by: Gregg Lehrman - "Spirit of the storm" Shot on: Canon 5D Mark II Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 II Canon 50mm f/1.4 Tamron 28-300 f/3.5-5.6 Complied in: Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 Adobe After Effects CS5 Custom HDR Software and a Dynamic Perception Stage Zero For licensing information please contact me at ageraci@thevoder.com

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      • Quadrupede Walk Cycle Tutorial


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        This is a tutorial I did when I was teaching quadrupeds at The Animation Workshop school last year, the students were struggling with all the technicality and mathematic aspect of a walk cycle and the development of it, so after doing two or three classes, I decided to do a video tutorial. So this tutorial is very very basic, but shows how to get to a strong base for a walk cycle very fast using mainly mathematics, I also show different way to achieve changes on maya as the students didn't know much of maya and the power of the graph editor. I didn't intend to share this video outside of my students, so sorry for not being formal and presenting myself or the tools I use or where the rig comes from etc ... but it shows my workflow to start a walk cycle in an fast and strong way, it's a methodology that I learned and developed in the industry over the years. Sorry the video is missing the 2nd part were i develop the walk using mathematics, but the video was buggy. Sorry also for all the BOOM and other annoying way of speak that I use :p , it's the first time i did a video and didn't plan on sharing it, but I figured out that maybe it could be helpful to other people. Again this video is not the truth or how things should be done, there a lot of improvement to do, it's just a base, and I just wanted to share my methodology. I hope you'll enjoy it and that it will help you to give you a good base for a quadrupeds walk cycle or help you to improve your methodology :)

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        • Sesame Street - RecycleBot (Plastic)


          from Sumo Science / Added

          6,521 Plays / / 10 Comments

          Directed by Sumo Science Produced by Blinkink & Blink Industries

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          • Intro I.0 (The Nature of Code)


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            An intro to a new video series to supplement http://natureofcode.com.

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            • Quadruped Animation by Layering - Horse Run Cycle


              from Virginie Michel d'Annoville / Added

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              I created this animation as a way to demonstrate the technique of layering animation to create a realistic run cycle for a horse. Most of my students knew pose to pose, and straight through animation styles, and the basics of keyframe animation. Yet they were unfamiliar with this layered animation method, and I thought this would aid in showing them step by step how it works. As always, I look at reference footage to study the type movement I am trying to create with the animation. I also familiarize myself with the character rig thoroughly before proceeding. The horse run is based on a 12 frame cycle: first starting with the main parts of the body and head, then proceeding to the legs, animating one, then copying and offsetting to its mirror, adding secondary animation and adding further refinements when viewing through a front facing camera. This animation was a big hit, so I thought I would share it with other students and teachers in the hopes it is helpful to others. Please feel free to ask questions in the comments or just let me know what you think! Cheers, -Virginie For more information, please visit : www.blulup.com

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              • Sesame Street - RecycleBot (Metal)


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                Directed by Sumo Science Produced by Blinkink & Blink Industries

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                • Why is Math Different Now


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                  Dr. Raj Shah explains why math is taught differently than it was in the past and helps address parents' misconceptions about the "new math". Dr. Shah is the owner and founder of Math Plus Academy (www.mathplusacademy.com) an academic enrichment program with two locations in Columbus, Ohio. Math Plus Academy offers class in math, robotics, programming and chess for kids from KG to 9th grade. Math Plus Academy is on a mission to show kids the joy of mathematics and science.

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                  • Dr. Tae — Building A New Culture Of Teaching And Learning


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                    “Building A New Culture Of Teaching And Learning” Are schools designed to help people learn? Are colleges and universities really institutions of higher education? Do students actually learn any science in science classes? Can skateboarding give us a better model for teaching and learning? Watch this video to find out. My website http://DrTae.org My blog entry about “Building A New Culture Of Teaching And Learning” http://drtae.org/building-a-new-culture-of-teaching-and-learning/ Also check out my talk from TEDxEastsidePrep: "Can Skateboarding Save Our Schools?" http://drtae.org/can-skateboarding-save-our-schools/ Here are links to references and additional resources related to my talk. 0:37 "School Sucks" If you’ve never seen Sir Ken Robinson’s TED Talk “Do Schools Kill Creativity?” you should watch it here: http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html 1:22 "Universities are not doing a good job." Watch the entire interview with Dr. Leon Lederman on The Science Network. Education, Politics, Einstein, and Charm: a conversation with Nobel Laureate Leon Lederman. http://thesciencenetwork.org/programs/the-science-studio/robert 3:02 Depersonalization 101: "They're...checking Facebook or their email..." Is the digital revolution turning us into delusional multitaskers who can't focus? Watch “Digital Nation” from Frontline on PBS http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/digitalnation/view/ 4:37 “Increasing number of educators found to be suffering from teaching disabilities” The Onion http://www.theonion.com/content/news/report_increasing_number_of 5:45 "Over 90% of middle school science teachers in this country have never taken a science course outside of high school." Watch the entire discussion between Dr. Lawrence Krauss and Dr. Richard Dawkins: http://richarddawkins.net/article,2472,Richard-Dawkins-and-Lawrence-Krauss,RichardDawkinsnet 7:05 "...the difference between certifications and qualifications." Malcolm Gladwell has argued that if we don’t have a good way of predicting who will become great teachers, we must drastically change hiring practices in schools. “Most Likely To Succeed: How do we hire when we can’t tell who’s right for the job?” http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/12/15/081215fa_fact_gladwell 9:16 "I'm not telling you stories about shiny new buildings, or computer labs, or interactive wipeboards that really had an influence on me." Our priority should be finding great teachers, but we shouldn't ignore the importance of environment in teaching and learning. The Third Teacher http://www.thethirdteacher.com/ 9:30 "...the most effective thing we can do to improve the quality of physics instruction...is to hire, honor, and promote good teachers." Dr. David J. Griffiths ( http://academic.reed.edu/physics/faculty/griffiths.html ) “Is There A Text In This Class?” http://ajp.aapt.org/resource/1/ajpias/v65/i12/p1141_s1 10:00 "Do they just sit there?" Dr. Dean Zollman ( http://www.phys.ksu.edu/personal/dzollman/ ) “Do They Just Sit There? Reflections on helping students learn physics” http://web.phys.ksu.edu/papers/millikan.html 11:41 "Congratulations! You haven't learned a damn thing about science." I grabbed that diagram of the citric acid cycle ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citric_acid_cycle ) from http://library.thinkquest.org/C004535/media/kreb_cycle.gif Watch Richard Feynman for a more insightful view of science. “The Pleasure of Finding Things Out” http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7136440703094429927 12:33 "MythBusters is the most scientific show on television." What? You’ve never seen MythBusters? http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/mythbusters/ 13:23 "Maybe lawyers are getting in the way of science education." Watch Geyver Tulley’s TED Talks about “Five Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Kids Do” http://www.ted.com/talks/gever_tulley_on_5_dangerous_things_for_kids.html “Life Lessons Through Tinkering” http://www.ted.com/talks/gever_tulley_s_tinkering_school_in_action.html 16:40 "Work your ass off until you figure it out." Dr. Carol Dweck might call this having a “growth mindset.” “How Not To Talk To Your Kids” http://nymag.com/news/features/27840/ Mindset by Dweck http://mindsetonline.com/ Branford Marsalis thinks some students don’t understand the idea of hard work. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rz2jRHA9fo Dr. Kurt Wiesenfeld ( http://www.physics.gatech.edu/people/faculty/kwiesenfeld.html ) “Making The Grade: Many students wheedle for a degree as if it were a freebie T shirt” http://users.ece.gatech.edu/~mleach/myturn/makingthegrade.html 17:32 “That’s a long time” Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell http://www.gladwell.com/outliers/index.html Dr. Alan Schoenfeld http://gse.berkeley.edu/faculty/ahschoenfeld/ahschoenfeld.html 22:40 “Teach For America Chews Up, Spits Out Another Ethnic-Studies Major” The Onion http://www.theonion.com/content/node/30911 23:03 "You can polish a turd." MythBusters: Polishing A Turd http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/mythbusters-polishing-a-turd.html 24:35 Distributed Computing on Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distributed_computing SETI@home http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/

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                    • Parkour Animation


                      from Virginie Michel d'Annoville / Added

                      6,876 Plays / / 9 Comments

                      This video summarizes the approach of a parkour animation using the pose to pose method. Please feel free to ask questions in the comments or just let me know what you think! Cheers, -Virginie For more information, please visit : www.blulup.com

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