Deanna wanted to use her opportunity in the EMP program to expand her toolkit, and become more versed in the creation of educational media. Specifically, she wanted to draw on First Nations oral traditions and use audio merged together with her custom powerpoint deck to create a learning artifact with some real impact. Although powerpoint was familiar to her, creating this artifact required a deeper understanding of the tool, and some extensive research to gather the images she wanted to use. In her words…
While I began by collecting images to use in a powerpoint, Adam and Jason showed me that I could use Moviemaker and therefore include a downloaded version of Thomas King’s voice! While I am a novice at this sort of thing, and wouldn’t know that by clicking on the title or even the slide to the left will begin the movie, you might already notice the cues that let you see what we’ve done.
She has posted the finished work on her blog, but we have also copied it to the link below.
Compiling a few media artifacts from (one of) my summer vacation(s) this year, the Whitehorse -> Dawson City sojourn, I had to share this sweet timelapse video I created from the RV drive up. I was travelling with my sis and her family, to check out the Dawson City Music Festival, and if you don’t blink, you may be able to catch one of my nephews pit stops along the way.
The entire journey was 532 km, but we started the video on the second day from a little place called Carmacks. Total distance 355 km. In geeking out to write this post I created a G map to both check out the distance and give this video some context. To take it a step further, here is a test of the embedded map. (which was not as straightforward to create as it should have been).
You can’t post a timelapse video without a sweet piece of music to bring it to life, and I got lucky with the audio here having recorded many of the performances I saw at the festival. Listening back to my archives I came upon this amazing track from Sam Martin recorded SANS the haggard, but in a gospel set at the St. Pauls Anglican Church. The lyrics to “On My Way” (Mavis Staples version) not only fit the theme perfectly, referencing travelling to freedom land with my sister and brother, but also was a match at 3 minutes and 33 seconds exactly!
To complete this post I felt some photos were necessary, since I got some amazing ones of the churches in Dawson and as well I’ve been trying to figure out a workflow to use google services for photo sharing. Nothing good to report here! I created an album in G+ which I think is public but I cant embed here as a slideshow like I might with flickr. There does seem to be ways to accomplish this using Picasa, but synching these photos to cloud services is still confusing me greatly. Finally I gave up and stumbled into making a collage in in Picasa.
wow. this one really worked out great. i guess i had more tunes stored up in the ‘ol fantasy file than i thought! If you need an hour or so of some funky jams that will probably get you dancing uncontrollably, listen to this. Nothing fancy, not much futzing. But some pretty solid mixing I have to say.
I could have used some overlays in places. You would think with all the audio skills I have now I would be all over some trendy movie clips, or lefty political soundbites or something. Will have to work on it. I’ll listen to it a few times and note any major problems, let me know what you like or not! peace.