Archive for November, 2011

Documentary Group Blog Post

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

So the documentaries are finally finished, and with their completion some hard lessons have been learned.  Probably the single hardest challenge may have been getting all four people together at once with most of us having other full time jobs or engagements. The print add was an assignment that we were able to collaborate about without actually having to meet for, but in order to get all the pieces of the documentary together it was pivotal that we were all together at one time.  Another issue that we ran into and one that changed my mind about windows live movie maker was formatting differences.  Evidently windows LIVE movie maker was dumbed down to make creating a film easy for even an infant, and in doing so the new iteration of movie maker lost a lot of its key features.  for instance, adding music along with a voice over is impossible with windows LIVE movie maker, and even recording a voice over is disabled.  To overcome this and many other frustrations, I downloaded windows movie maker 2.6 for windows XP and finished up the documentary on there, adding the music that can be heard throughout the video as a layer over the “finished”product created with LIVE movie maker.

Overall the documentary was a solid success.  With more time and movie editing knowledge, more of our creative ideas could have come into play.  Originally I wanted this video to be Bill Nye the Science Guy-like, with cut shots and quips that were seemingly irrelevant but played into the overall comedy of the clip.  We negated this idea for lack of time and creative resources.  But I do thank the class and Dr. McClurken for the ability to do such a creative and unbelievably challenging project.  They all came out with a certain creative flair. Luckily this week is Thanksgiving break and will allow us to take one last deep breath before heading into the last few weeks of the semester.

Tutorials Through Time

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Tutorials Through Time

“Chad Hurley and Steve Chen.” (accessed November 15, 2011).

“Crocker Cookbook.” (accessed November 15, 2011).

“Crocker.” (accessed November 15, 2011).

“Ehow.” (accessed November 16, 2011).

“Sal Khan-Khan Academy.” (accessed November 15, 2011).

“Sesame Workshop.”×800.jpg (accessed November 15, 2011). Logo, (Accessed November 14, 2011).

Assorted 1950s Cookbooks, (Accessed November 14, 2011).

Betty Crocker Through Time, (Accessed November 14, 2011).

Betty Crocker’s Cookbook, (Accessed November 14, 2011).

C++ For Dummies Guide, (Accessed November 14, 2011).

1050s Housewife With Appliances, (Accessed November 14, 2011).
Fannie Farmer Cookbook, (Accessed November 15, 2011).

Children and Teacher Using Computers for Learning, (Accessed November 14, 2011).

Family With T.V. Dinners, (Accessed Novermber 14, 2011).

Gitelson, Joshua. “Populox: The Suburban Cuisine of the 1950s.” Journal of American Culture 15, no. 3 (September 1992): 73-78. (accessed November 14, 2011).

Harvard University, November 14, 2011).

Image of Aristotle and Socrates, (Accessed November 14, 2011).

Madkour, Rasha. “Need help with class? YouTube videos await.”,4670,TECYouTubeTutoring,00.html (accessed November 14, 2011).

Rouverol, W.S. “The Tutorial System.” The Journal of Higher Education 26, no. 1 (January 1955): 1-9, 55-56. (accessed November 10, 2011).

Students With Laptop, (Accessed Novermber 14, 2011).

Woman and Child Baking, (Accessed November 14, 2011).

YouTube. A Brief History of YouTube. (accessed November 14, 2011).


Music: Autumn Day, Accessed November 16, 2011 from: