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New summer exhibition considers story telling and narrative through animation - Art Daily

New summer exhibition considers story telling and narrative through animation - Art Daily | Multimedia Film Centre | Scoop.it
New summer exhibition considers story telling and narrative through animation Art Daily ROCHESTER, MN.- Shannon Fitzgerald, Rochester Art Center's new Executive Director's first curated exhibition for the Art Center said: “We are excited to present...
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Disney and Pixar Animation Have Movie-Going Plans For You ...

Fans of Disney and Pixar Animation might want to pull out their day planners (or, fine, their iCals) and mark down some important dates in the coming.
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Computing: The Next Greatest Liberal Art | Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies

Computing: The Next Greatest Liberal Art | Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies | Multimedia Film Centre | Scoop.it

Jeannette Wing argues that we should promote “Computational Thinking”, e.g., the use of methods and techniques that computer scientists use daily to solve problems (Wing 2006).  In particular, she says:

 

“Computational thinking involves solving problems, designing systems, and understanding human behavior, by drawing on the concepts fundamental to computer science. Computational thinking includes a range of mental tools that reflect the breadth of the field of computer science.”

 

Computational thinking is not the study of computer science, but rather a paradigm that is increasingly becoming more necessary as the traditional liberal arts begin to encounter problems of scale.  The concepts of computational thinking include fundamental concepts of computer science including identifying and restating the problem in order to understand the domain and context, analyzing alternative solutions to determine the best way to attack a problem (often using abstraction, decomposition, and tradeoff analysis to make seemingly intractable problems tractable), working in multidisciplinary teams to solve large problems that no one person can solve alone, and putting all of the gained knowledge together in order to produce a solution.

 

Among others, At Miami University I am currently teaching an introductory course on programming entitled “Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving” (affectionately called “CS1”).  I recently asked the students about the Miami Plan Principles.  The Miami Plan, for those of you not familiar with Miami, is the strategy set forth by the university over 25 years ago to ensure that Miami students were education in the liberal arts.  

 

The Miami Plan Principles fall into four different areas:

 

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The 25 greatest animated music videos | Animation | Creative Bloq

The 25 greatest animated music videos | Animation | Creative Bloq | Multimedia Film Centre | Scoop.it
Animation in music videos has exploded in the last few years. Here's a selection of 25 of the best animated videos - plus a few that didn't quite make the cut! (Some of the best animated music video's out there.

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, May 31, 2013 7:28 AM

It was Pink Floyd that really got my interest for Animation as powerful story telling put in focus with " The Wall " It was a lot more than a music video to me. 

Music and Animation do connect very well -

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Armenia to participate in Annecy International Animation Festival - Armenpress.am

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Armenia to participate in Annecy International Animation Festival Armenpress.am YEREVAN, JUNE 3, ARMENPRESS: Armenia will be presented with the own pavilion at the International Animation Festival to be held in the French city of Annecy on June...
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How an Entirely New, Autistic Way of Thinking Powers Silicon Valley | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

How an Entirely New, Autistic Way of Thinking Powers Silicon Valley | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | Multimedia Film Centre | Scoop.it

I propose a new category of thinker in addition to the traditional visual and verbal: pattern thinkers. In society, three kinds of minds — visual, verbal, pattern — naturally complement one another.

 

Reading an interview with Steve Jobs, I came across this quote: “The thing I love about Pixar is that it’s exactly like the LaserWriter.” What? The most successful animation studio in recent memory is “exactly like” a piece of technology from 1985?

 

He explained that when he saw the first page come out of Apple’s LaserWriter — the first laser printer ever — he thought, There’s awesome amounts of technology in this box. He knew what all the technology was, and he knew all the work that went into creating it, and he knew how innovative it was.

 

But he also knew that the public wasn’t going to care about what was inside the box. Only the product was going to matter — the beautiful fonts that he made sure were part of the Apple aesthetic. This was the lesson he applied to Pixar: You can use all sorts of new computer software to create a new kind of animation, but the public isn’t going to care about anything except what’s on the screen.

 

He was right, obviously. While he didn’t use the terms picture thinker and pattern thinker, that’s what he was talking about. In that moment in 1985, he realized that you needed pattern thinkers to engineer the miracles inside the box and picture thinkers to make what comes out of the box beautiful.

 

I haven’t been able to look at an iPod or iPad or iPhone without thinking about that interview. I now understand that when Apple gets something wrong, it’s because they didn’t get the balance between the kinds of thinking right.

 

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Brigham Young's Computer Animation Program Profiled in “NY ...

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Last weekend, the New York Times Sunday Magazine published a proile of the computer animation program at Brigham Young University. The school has gained a...
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13.1 Pose to Pose Animation

First in a four tutorial series covering some ins and outs of creating pose to pose animation in the Source Film Maker. Aimed at newcomers to animation and SFM.

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, May 26, 2013 10:20 AM

This is related to my previor post wit the Free Source Film Maker 

 

You can download it from here:

http://www.sourcefilmmaker.com/post.php?id=7948&p=1

 

Gyuyoung Jo's curator insight, May 28, 2013 7:23 AM

This is such a well-made video explaining how to create such pose in animation. Very interesting!

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ABCya! Animation for Kids | Create an animation online with ABCya! Animate

ABCya! Animation for Kids | Create an animation online with ABCya! Animate | Multimedia Film Centre | Scoop.it
Animation for Kids | Create an animation online with ABCya! Animate

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Marc Morrell's curator insight, June 1, 2013 10:03 AM

A neat tool for Kids to make their own animated stories. Easy and educational.

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DreamVision announcement: Family-friendly animation studios/theme park slated - Examiner.com

DreamVision announcement: Family-friendly animation studios/theme park slated
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The Butterfly (Russian Animation) - 1972

The Butterfly (Russian 1972 animation) (The Butterfly (Russian Animation) - 1972 http://t.co/o88LEhEozz)

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, May 24, 2013 1:19 PM

From the history's gems i found this - 

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5 Tools to Create a Collaborative Classroom | FractusLearning.com

5 Tools to Create a Collaborative Classroom | FractusLearning.com | Multimedia Film Centre | Scoop.it

Teachers often focus on tools such as blogs that allow their students to connect to the outside world. This is fantastic because it allows students to see how their learning connects to their ‘real’ lives and helps to bridge the gap between their school and home lives.

 

In order to create a collaborative classroom environment, however, students need to know how to work with each other as well as with people from around the world. There are a number of ways that students can use technology to connect to one another, both while at school and at home, to help create a collaborative environment.

 

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