The Legend of Sharing

The Legend of Sharing

Sharing has two faces. Oftentimes sharing feels like giving away something of value to mute consumers. On the flip side, being the recipient of sharing is an incredible experience. It makes me incredulous and grateful, knowing how sharing can feel like throwing hard work over a cliff – and I make an endeavor to express this gratitude. Thank you Cory Doctorow for sharing. It’s an honor to be invited to take a part in the [...]

Irene’s Sewing Adventure

For the final project, I want to take on the persona of a high-school age sewing blogger. In a new segment of my website, separate and differently designed, Irene will share her sewing adventures. In some ways this will be autobiographical, but with creative liberties.  The character’s website will be as if she is representing herself on the web and sharing her crafting journey with a wide audience. Irene is a girl transported in time.  [...]

Are you a Touch Typist?

Do you enjoy Touch Typing? Are you frustrated with the lack of accuracy presented by your on-screen “smart”-phone keyboard? Is your laptop’s weight preventing you from typing notes when you need to? There’s an elegant solution, one I happily use every day! The Spider Bluetooth Keyboard! I think this is the first and worst of the movies made this week.  I’ve been a little reluctant to upload it as a result.  However, it is a [...]

Beast

Growing up, one of my favorite fairy tales was Beauty and the Beast.  When one of the possible assignments for the week was a story told through flashcards, I immediately thought of the Beast hand puppet I made earlier in the semester for my Puppetry: Craft and Construction class.  As I’m not a very proficient pupeteer yet, but wanted to show off my well-crafted puppet, I thought a flashcard story would be good fun!  I [...]

How to Share Fairly

This is the longest movie I made this week. It takes a while to make good tasty cookies! I wanted to make a video that summarized this labor of love as succinctly as possible. My goal was to make it about 5 minutes and it ended up about 7 minutes long. I did my best to explain every part of the process in an interesting and informative manner, so that I could share cookies by [...]

Morning Glory!

Yes, I intentionally recorded the audio before I’d had my morning’s coffee. I thought it would make the passion more acute, if I were longing for it as I talked on the subject. I filmed most of the footage on my iPhone camera, using the stand seen in my film about the Spider bluetooth keyboard, which I use for easy, portable typing. There’s some jiggle from the fact the stand was on top of the [...]

Common Bad Habit is My Virtue

I could wax eloquently about handwriting for hours, so it was a bit of a challenge to condense my enthusiasm on the subject to the most helpful tips. Since working on the Digital Dynamite radio show and talking about my passion for writing by hand, I’ve wanted to make a short video showcasing my passion for this antiquated art. I filmed myself writing with a Noodler’s Konrad Flex pen filled with Noodler’s Lexington Gray ink. [...]

Trash to Treasure: sculpture style

The most difficult part of making this time-lapse movie was making it interesting. It’s a video of a steaming pile of lint, for goodness’ sake. The original video was more than an hour long. I had to import it into iMovie, speed it up 800% then export it, so that I could import it again and make it even faster. Most of the stirring parts are at 800%x800% faster than life speed. This is a [...]

Promotion Value: YouTube

For the exercise “What are the Genres of YouTube” instead of focusing on the funny vids or memes that were mentioned in many of the other created categories such as WTF?, Pranks, and Animals doing human things, I wanted to draw attention to the practical aspect of YouTube. Many creators using Kickstarter also post their video on YouTube, (I assume) so that it can be easily embedded in a blog post introducing the Kickstarter project [...]

A Summary of Accessible Tools

For the making of video, I have at my disposal a variety of … um,… stuff. There’s MPEG Streamclip, I’ve used once or twice. I have Quicktime, which isn’t very nice. In addition iMovie I’ve used; but in the end, I was abused. If you ask: “At the mention of video, why palm your face?” It is because my computer runs out of space! I fear my outdated dinosaur won’t roar, but instead present a [...]