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This New Algorithm From Disney Research Could Revolutionize Home Video

This New Algorithm From Disney Research Could Revolutionize Home Video | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Home videos might soon look as good as Hollywood.
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As technology races forward, the technical quality of home made video keeps pace with new research from Disney. Scope for much creativity ahead for kids and adults alike. 

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'The Invisible Discriminator' - Stop. Think. Respect. - YouTube

Why should anyone be made to feel like crap, just for being who they are? Subtle or 'casual' racism can be just as harmful as more overt forms. Stop. Think. ...
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Powerful video about racism and discrimination, using subtle images and effective voice over

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The 20 Most Powerful Storytelling Videos of 2013

The 20 Most Powerful Storytelling Videos of 2013 | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Animated videos are quickly becoming a leading medium of choice for impactful story telling. That's hardly surprising, considering how difficult it is to grab -
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A collection of storytelling videos, informing and persuading, using story and fact. Great variety of ways to get a message across. 

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British Pathé - YouTube

British Pathé - YouTube | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
The world's finest news and entertainment video film archive. Since the invention of the moving image in the 1890's, British Pathé began recording every aspe...
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Amazing historic film archive made available to public on youtube - great opportunities for looking back in time!

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24 Hours Of Flight Paths Over Europe Visualized In A Gorgeous Video

U.K.'s leading air-traffic-control company released a new video that visualizes the frenzied and beautiful pattern of air travel.
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Beautiful visual data of air travel over Europe

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This Awesome Ad, Set to the Beastie Boys, Is How to Get Girls to Become Engineers

This Awesome Ad, Set to the Beastie Boys, Is How to Get Girls to Become Engineers | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
This is a stupendously awesome commercial from a toy company called GoldieBlox, which has developed a set of interactive books and games to “disrupt the pink aisle and inspire the future generation of female engineers.” The CEO, Debbie Sterling,...
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Challenging gender roles - a really great commercial that will spark good discussion

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Syllabus Bites - Creating digital and multimodal texts - Overview

Syllabus Bites - Creating digital and multimodal texts - Overview | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
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A website bringing together various resources for creating digital and multimodal texts

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Y&R New York / Dell / Annie

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Year 5 girl makes flight possible, using a green screen ( with a little help from  video producers). Extension of the levitation idea- http://yowayowacamera.com/banana/20110530021208.html

 

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Stop-Motion Parkour - YouTube

We can't actually do flips and tricks in real life, so we applied a bit of video magic. Follow us on Facebook for updates on all the cool things we're workin...
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Stop motion super heroes - creative and fun way of doing an action movie that you can be the star of.

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Greenbees - YouTube

Greenbees - Save the bees, save the humans. http://sos-bees.org/greenbees The Greenbees are mobilizing to protest against pesticides sold by agro chemical co...
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Timely and powerful play on the role of activism, but with bees out to save themselves and us too.  Green peace has some excellent video advertising. 

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▶ 100 Days of Dance - YouTube

Bucket List #117: Complete 100 days of dance Technically it was around 120 something days but 100 days sounds better. I had a GoPro camera set up on my cabin...
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Great editing for this viral video!

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Dad Turns Videos Of His Toddler Into Insanely Cool Action Movies

Dad Turns Videos Of His Toddler Into Insanely Cool Action Movies | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
James isn't your ordinary 3-year-old. He's a light saber-wielding, lava-jumping, LEGO- blastin' superhero. His dad, Daniel Hashimoto, is a Dreamworks animator who uses his professional skill-set to enhance home videos of James.

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Very cool special effects and very cool "Dreamworks' employed Dad

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Short films for the study of primary English

Short films for the study of primary English | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
NSW English K-10 is using Pinterest, an online pinboard to collect and share what inspires you.
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A pinterst site with a selection of short films and trailers to use for the new English syllabus in Australia. 

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Remix Teaching

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Pedagogy x Technology x Pop Culture | by Dan Callahan
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This could have some good resources including BETA test of the Green Screen app Doink

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Follow the Frog

Follow the Frog is a finalist in the DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards! With your help we can win. Vote now: http://www.youtube.com/DoGooder And remember that ...
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Good cause and great example of storytelling in 3 minutes

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