Thursday, December 23, 2010
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Musopen (www.musopen.org) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on improving access and exposure to music by creating free resources and educational materials. We provide recordings, sheet music, and textbooks to the public for free, without copyright restrictions. Put simply, our mission is to set music free.
They have some examples from filmmakers using music from their website posted here.
Friday, December 3, 2010
This Teacher Resource Page has a link to the video of the event and the PowerPoint I used. You can watch the video at the SECC website.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
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This is The Smalls Street Sounds, the next generation sound collaboration. We thought you might like to listen to sounds from across the United States, and maybe upload some yourself? The Smalls Street Sounds is open to filmmakers, musicians, artists and anyone with a little inspiration. Record and upload sounds from where you live, or just come here to listen and travel in your imagination. When you’re ready, download sounds to provide inspiration and audio for your own short film. Anything is possible.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
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Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Today, C-SPAN officially launches the C-SPAN Video Library, a free, searchable online collection of every C-SPAN program aired since 1987. This means teachers will now have access to over 160,000 hours of searchable digital video. You will also be able to create your own embeddable clips for lessons and presentations in your classroom.
C-SPAN’s Video Library easily equips teachers with thousands of free resources to create authentic learning experiences for students that deepen their understanding of U.S. and world history, the workings of governments, the role of the media, and current political events.
Key features of the C-SPAN Video Library (www.c-spanvideo.org):
· Over 160,000 hours of searchable and watchable digital C-SPAN video
· All C-SPAN videos dating back to 1987, and certain older videos from C-SPAN’s earliest years
· A comprehensive search engine, developed exclusively for the Video Library
· Flash player with clipping and sharing features
· Share buttons for e-mail and social media (Facebook and Twitter)
· Transcripts, photo galleries, statistics and more
Some Ideas to Get You Started:
• Take a look at the C-SPAN Video Library Blog. We have linked to several historical 20th Century moments that you may find useful in your classroom.
• Discuss this week’s impeachment hearings of Judge Thomas Porteous by using video of past impeachment hearings. You can show the Senate’s impeachment process with video from former President Clinton’s impeachment trial. Here’s a link to C-SPAN’s coverage of the trial.
• Have your students try the C-SPAN Video Library image quiz. Name the faces that appear on the page. Check their answers by scrolling over the images.
Share Your Ideas:
• Now that we have given you some ways to use C-SPAN’s Video Library, we would like you to share your own ideas. Join C-SPAN’s Ning Community, where teachers are already sharing their ideas about using C-SPAN in their classrooms.
While you’re looking at C-SPAN’s Video Library, make sure to go to the Congressional Chronicle. It is an index to C-SPAN video recordings of the House and Senate floor proceedings - organized by speaker - with full-text and full-video search and an extensive Congressional database going back to 1993.
The C-SPAN Video Library will be helpful to show your students the political and policy process from events which occurred in the past or just earlier that day. Its extensive holdings will allow students to see how elected officials, politicians, journalists, experts, authors, and other opinion leaders present themselves on the issues of the day and over time. We hope it will quickly become a resource for your classroom. The C-SPAN Video Library and its Congressional Chronicle truly offers ‘Washington your way’.”
Sunday, March 14, 2010
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This includes feature winner, The Cove, and short category winner, Music by Prudence.
Sunday, January 31, 2010
The Freesound Project aims to create a huge collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps, ... released under the Creative Commons Sampling Plus License. The Freesound Project provides new and interesting ways of accessing these samples, allowing users to
- browse the sounds in new ways using keywords, a "sounds-like" type of browsing and more
- up and download sounds to and from the database, under the same creative commons license
- interact with fellow sound-artists!
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Wax can create 2D & 3D special effects and can work in two modes - as a standalone application which would appeal for home users/beginners, and as a "plug-in" to video editors/NLEs which would be more useful for professional editors.
There are a few tutorials that can show you how to use some of the features. Some show how to to do the lightsaber effect. The one below shows how to make a fireball.
Friday, January 22, 2010
These are royalty free music beds to use as much as you like for broadcast, internet, audio books, CDs, training programs, walk-in music or anything you like.