How was the first class? So,
it went exceedingly well considering the considerable temperment of technology and the unseen gaps in the system. Even with the rush and confusion, the sense that this might actually be fun, interesting, fun, learning some cool skills, fun – they seem very excited, and that’s how I wanted it to start, One zoomer in Verde got connected and could see me, but I didn’t even put the camera on the student view and let them get the view I had of 18 student silhouettes in the room. This week will have that to add.
I am going to change the routine. Instead of a totally different second project, let’s stay on the hoverboarder and add COLORING, CROPPING, and COMPOSITING. Almost have to add the basic motion elements of scale & position. Just those three new elements will be way enough, along with a complete review of the basic edit job they got to do. Let’s apply new levels to the existing work, along with more complete editing. This is the way I’ve been seeing it go, what it needs to reinforce the learning. Complete the parts they may have missed, add another media element, too? How about their own music?
Let’s learn the elements: the frame, first of all, and some basic resolution. Can this be taught in stages? scaffolding up in small bits instead of all at once which is what I seem to lean toward? Let’s leave the ratio part for later.
Art talk will begin.The 5. The DBs: 1. Self-Portrait and 2. Art videos they find in the 50 best page (separate from their own choice in art shwntell). But no, I am watching them and they are so out there. They really are boring as hell mostly, and now we can skip ahead and see predictably where it’s going, we used to have to just sit there. No, I think the usual will actually work; it’s a good example of video art in a couple genres, and it’s ready to go yay!
The Art shwntells – 2, that’s going to eat up 30 min. Curve balls: one of the signups dropped, after I let the other one know he should delay his another week, then have to backtrack on that message. Complications. At least the comm ed’s have gotten access to the network.
What to say about production? watch those videos, who watched them? what did you learn? Get close ups [repeat]. Talk about the quiz topics: clip, scrubbing, IO, ctrl D, trim, .. what about ‘native size’? and the HD resolutions? Will it be too much?