August 28, 2009
I know I tend to wax lyrically about TED.com and TEDTalks, but seriously folks the videos really are that good! I know they are HUGE and take AGES to download, but for most you can download the audio file only and it really is worth it. Load it on your iPod and listen to it while driving or waiting in line.
They’ve added the 500th video today (woooohooooo) and together with the great celebration also added a very nifty and handy list to the TedBlog - a clickable list of all 500 videos with the speaker, theme and link. It’s brilliant because now I don’t need to click through the site to find videos – it’s in one simple place.
I’ve listened to about 10 of the 500, so I have a long ways to go!
August 28, 2009
I stumbled upon XTRA NORMAL – Movies From Text this morning and my little world has changed!
Xtranormal’s mission is to bring movie-making to the people. Everyone watches movies and we believe everyone can make movies. Movie-making, short and long, online and on-screen, private and public, will be the most important communications process of the 21st century.
Our revolutionary approach to movie-making builds on an almost universally held skill—typing. You type something; we turn it into a movie. On the web and on the desktop.
The interface is simple and easy to understand – you simply choose your characters and the world you want them to function in and start typing their dialog! You can also pick and change the camera angle, your characters’ emotions and posture and add music. It literally takes a few minutes.
I made a (very rough and short and basic) video to showcase it to a friend:
You can post them to YouTube, send the URL or embed the movie into websites.
A word to the wise: Register before you start playing around as you can’t publish your work until you’ve registered.
August 6, 2009
Have you found the videos on TED yet?
Well then get thee over to their website!
They have some of the most passionate and innovative speakers talking about:
The videos are quite large and I have trouble viewing them in my screen – so if you have slow connection or limited bandwidth rather download them and view them at your leisure.
July 31, 2009
I love this video:
shows you how a little can do a lot!
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