16 Jul 2017

Videogame Making - Summer School Workshop

Finally all your videogames have been uploaded to Kongregate!

Click the link below and have fun!



30 Jan 2017

Video Editing Project

Main Task:
The goal is to combine images or photographs and music to create your own video. Yo can also add a few Transitions and Effects as well as text if it makes sense. You only have a few lessons so don't try anything too complicated. With a video of around 30 to 60 seconds should be enough. You can do more if you wish but quality is more important than quantity.

Steps:
1. Watch the video examples below and others from Internet for ideas and Inspiration.
2. Decide what type of video you want to do and the topic.
3. Plan it! Write a short script describing your video step by step.
4. Gather all the resources you need: download images/music, take photos, record audio, etc.
    Put it all in your pen drive in a new folder inside your "Video Editing" folder.
5. Use OpenShot to create the video!

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Improvements:
* Use your own photographs (phone or camera)
* Record your own voice (phone or Audacity)

Useful Links:
* OpenShot official website: http://openshot.org
* How to Install OpenShot on Windows: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK6k7eq7ydM
* How to Install applications in Mac: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrNcLf561XA
* Youtube to MP3 converter (music): http://www.youtube-mp3.org
* Youtube to MP4 converter (video): http://youtubeinmp4.com

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Bellow you have examples of different short videos. Some of them are simple, others more advanced and too difficult for you. Look at them and have fun!

Time Lapse How To & Examples:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQFL7z7IqUI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4up5__mNpk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8b9FVkXhlDE (Mr L)

Book Trailer Examples:
http://www.schooltube.com/organization/187369/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guE1YPGuMHQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cP5FQPGyAJA
https://vimeo.com/7201256

Motivational Video Example:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=he7BN1ZyqM8

Fake Subtitles Example:
Search "Falldown Hitler Parody" in Google for lots of examples

Stop Motion Examples:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYfqZAvn3cM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCtoxM77jLo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NZ11Hh4LP4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vb3fhmKLcu4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5QTBGVbK4Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DFzjP6PbnU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XDMC_JzJ6Q  (Mr L)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esmjoXzQltE&t=80  (Mr L)

Other Ideas:
  • Storytelling Video (Fake or Real)
  • Movie Trailer (Fake or Real)
  • Video of your vacations or a special event.
  • Video of your own Art work.
  • Video of you in a sport activity or competition.
Any other suggestions leave a comment below!

23 Nov 2016

Awesome GIMP Image Editing Work by Year 8

Last term I have been teaching image editing tools and techniques to my year 8 students (12-13 years old). We have used GIMP (similar to the well-known Photoshop). I am very happy with the outcome and students had fun learning :D


Below you can find a small showcase of the work they have done.

Year 8A https://padlet.com/lionel_ta/vw700bcaa00v
Year 8J https://padlet.com/lionel_ta/mcvt7gseg98j
Year 8T https://padlet.com/lionel_ta/56fpn0c5x8rz

29 May 2016

European Maker Week Valencia




Robotics, Arduino, Little Bits, Raspberry Pi, Drones, 3D Printers, Programming, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Make Makey, Little Bits... you name it!

The European Maker Week is here! More than 300 events in 28 countries!

Luckily for us Valencia helds a few fantastic events with exhibitions and workshops organized by different organizations of the Valencian Maker Movement.

Wait but... what is the Maker Movement? Check this video!

 

EVENTS FOR CHILDREN, FAMILIES & EDUCATORS

Bylinedu Open Day | Asociación Bylinedu

  • Robotics (Arduino & mioio), 3D printed robot, virtual reality glasses and augmented reality.
  • Friday, June 3rd, 17 - 20h in Las Naves
  • +Info and Registration (FREE)
 

Droide Open Day | Droide Comunidad

 

Music Maker Day | Curiosibot & Berklee

  • Workshops, art and performance. Musical fruits (makey makey), Synths & Sensors (Little Bits), modeling for 3D printing.
  • Saturday, June 4th, 12 - 20 h in Berklee Valencia
  • +Info & Registration (FREE)

EVENTS FOR ADULTS & EDUCATORS

Cultura Maker en las aulas | Chiquiemprendedores

  • Lecture for education professionals and individuals committed to training, where they will know the possibilities of culture maker in each of the educational stages.
  • Thursday, June 2nd, 18 - 20h in Valencia Lab
  • +Info & Registration

Maker Talks | FabLab VLC + Wayco

  • Two pleasant hours of ultrafast Maker talks with different Maker experiences in the City of Valencia. A participatory event with a networking break in the bar and sunroom.
  • Thursday, June 2nd, 20 - 22h in Wayco
  • +Info & Registration

Modeling for 3d Printing | FabLab VLC + Berklee


Tech Talk 'Technology for Children as an Educational Tool'

  • Lili del Sol Atehortúa from the 'Music Technology and Innovation' Master will give a talk on her experience using technology in projects with children. Musical production, APPS for iPhone, etc.
  • Saturday, June 4th, 17 - 18h in Berklee Valencia
  • +Info & Registration