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Beatboxing 101 - BEAT NYC

Beatboxing 101 - BEAT NYC | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
There’s no need for instruments to make music; you can use the greatest instrument of all, your own body. Members of BEAT NYC teach the basics of beatboxing (think trumpets, bass drums, and everything in between), all while driving around New York City picking up a few friends.
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Okay it's about music and beatboxing, all part of multimodal texts, but this is a great little video teaching how to beatbox

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Little Parachutes: Situation books for young children

Little Parachutes: Situation books for young children | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Little Parachutes is a simple way to find picture books on the situations and challenges that young children experience
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A categorising of books on life topics for young children, linked to themes and life experiences such as new babies, fears, moving house and starting school. 
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Horizon Do You See What I See Part 1-4 - Video Dailymotion

Watch the video «Horizon Do You See What I See Part 1-4» uploaded by plamenj on Dailymotion.
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A BBC documentary about how we perceive colour and how this affects our lives. Red is powerful for many reasons and the show looks at various experiments to gauge our perception of colour. 

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Green Screen and disaster movies

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Animated gifs can be a great teaching tool - here is one showing green screen technology in a disaster movie

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This 1939 Chart Explains How Color Affects Legibility

This 1939 Chart Explains How Color Affects Legibility | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
There's a reason road signs look a certain way.
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Why colour is important for aesthetics but also safety. 

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ACMI Education - Modern Times Illusion | Facebook

ACMI Education - Modern Times Illusion | Facebook | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Check out this behind the scenes shot from Charlie Chaplin’s 1936 film 'Modern Times'.

This famous film illusion is used in the roller skating scene....
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Early examples of special effects in films to enhance stunts with Charlie Chaplin

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Figures from Classical Paintings by Alexey Kondakov - Art People Gallery

Figures from Classical Paintings by Alexey Kondakov - Art People Gallery | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Alexey Kondakov
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updating classical paintings with some interesting new settings and body piercings too.

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Design, customize and 3D print for play! | Autodesk 123D

Design, customize and 3D print for play! | Autodesk 123D | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Easily design, customize and 3D print your own toys to play with.
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Designed for 3D printing, this app has amazing possibilities for not only playing with angle and shot distance also being able to move any part of the creature so it can portray actions. Now we just need other human type creatures and animals  in the selection so making picture books with the image is possible. Nearly there. 

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‘Women, Children and Loitering Men': A Glimpse at Manchester’s Slums in the 1960s

‘Women, Children and Loitering Men': A Glimpse at Manchester’s Slums in the 1960s | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it

The streets of the Manchester slums, in which children played on concrete roads and their parents watched as terraced homes were razed to the ground in favor of new developments, became in the 1960s and two decades following like a home away from home for British street photographerShirley Baker (1932-2014), whose middle class family owned a furniture store in Salford.


Via Mario Pires
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Some fascinating historical photographs from 1960's England. The colours are muted but realistic. 

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Mario Pires's curator insight, August 14, 2015 4:22 PM

"For Douglas, however, these images escape relegation to the realm of wistfulness or sentimentality; instead, they reach through the decades to touch on themes and characters that carry weight and meaning today. Yes, they are documentary images, but for Douglas, they can also be symbolic ones, those that speak to an abiding vigor and resilience of the human spirit."

Kara Woodward's curator insight, August 17, 2015 11:27 PM

strangely beautiful images

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▶ George Lucas on Teaching Visual Literacy and Communications - YouTube

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George Lucas argues the importance of teaching visual grammar across image and film

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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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Shiyang he on Behance

The One Show: 1 SILVER, 6 Merit D&AD Awards: 1 Inbook Cannes Lions: 2 BRONZE, 2 Finalist Clio: 1 SILVER, 2 BRONZE London International Awards: 1 SILVER The New York Festivals: 1 BRONZE AdFest: 2 SILVER, 1 BRONZE, 2 Finalist spikes Asia: 2 GOLD, 1 SILVER, 4 Finalist
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Nice social commentary on how we use technology to be alone together #sheeryturkle

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London Studio Projection Maps with Analog In-Camera Effects | The Creators Project

No computer graphics were used to create the visuals in Projection Artworks' 10-hour show.
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Similiar to the Vivid festival in Sydney, this installation projects manipulations live onto the front of a building, where the effects are created by hands on techniques

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The LEGO Movie - Master Builders - Into Film

The LEGO Movie - Master Builders - Into Film | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
A cross curricular literacy resource inspired by The LEGO Movie suitable for Primary schools
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Another way into film and visual literacy work using the LEGO movie here with quite a few lesson ideas and plans. 

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Another way into film and visual literacy work using the LEGO movie here with quite a few lesson ideas and plans. 

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British photographer uses paper cutouts to cheekily transform European landmarks

British photographer uses paper cutouts to cheekily transform European landmarks | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Rich McCor's epic photography series involves adding custom-made paper cutouts to well known landmarks in major Euopean cities.
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Playful use of cut outs and photography - wonder how he gets the deep focus right?

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Obama Increases Sense Of Urgency By Riding Last White Rhino On Earth Through Climate Talk

Obama Increases Sense Of Urgency By Riding Last White Rhino On Earth Through Climate Talk | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
The Onion - America's Finest News Source
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The power of Photoshop. Don't you have to stop momentarily and ask yourself is this true? 

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Mapping Words Around Australia

Mapping Words Around Australia | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
As part of the Linguistics Roadshow, we put together a short survey on some Australian English vocabulary. We invited people to fill it in and tell us which words they prefer for particular things,...
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Maps visualising where certain phrases are used across Australia. What general term do you use to refer to swimwear? A new survey about our Australian language use. Some interactive maps to show who says what where. Cossies, trunks, bathers, togs or swimmers? Deli, milkbar, corner store or dairy? Is this survey ace, awesome, cool, deadly, fantastic, rad, sick, grouse? All of the above?

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Deep House Drum Basics: Super Neat Beat Cheat Sheet - YouTube

For more information on Reason: http://propellerheads.se/tryreason One of the most popular styles of Electronic Music is Deep House. If you're just starting ...
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The visual nature of software interfaces is intimately connected with music production and composition. This tutorial also shows how a deep house loop is made - the basics. What does creativity look like here? Are the seeds of creativity in this example?

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Dissecting a Trailer: The Parts of the Film That Make the Cut

Dissecting a Trailer: The Parts of the Film That Make the Cut | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
How scenes from five of the nine best picture nominees were reassembled to promote the films.
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Fascinating interactive guide to how trailers are structured, showing how each scene relates to the order of the film - classic films trailers follow the chronology of the film, while others are more 'teaser' like, and  jump all over the film, presenting a taste of the ideas, rather than the storyline. Excellent interactive visuals let you see how the trailers are put together in this article from the Guardian. 

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The Complete Guide to Photography (For Beginners)

The Complete Guide to Photography (For Beginners) | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Are you new to photography? Knowing where to start can be tricky, and the huge amount of different camera settings can be overwhelming. The folks at KatchUp have created an extensive guide to photography for beginners and pulled out the key information into this awesome infographic, all in an effort to help you become a [...]
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A simple guide to photography with a useful chart for beginners

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A visual history of human knowledge

A visual history of human knowledge | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
How does knowledge grow? Sometimes it begins with one insight and grows into many branches; other times it grows as a complex and interconnected network. Infographics expert Manuel Lima explores the thousand-year history of mapping data -- from languages to dynasties -- using trees and networks of information. It's a fascinating history of visualizations, and a look into humanity's urge to map what we know.
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Some interesting historical perspectives on how we 'see' knowledge in visual representations over the centuries. 

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▶ Martin Scorsese on the Importance of Visual Literacy - YouTube

The filmmaker touches on topics ranging from violence in films to the preservation of classic movies. If you liked this video, please consider subscribing to...
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Scorsese argues for visual literacy in school education

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Here's A Map Of The World From A New Yorker's Point Of View

Here's A Map Of The World From A New Yorker's Point Of View | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
And it's completely to scale.
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A little whimsical map from the 1970s New York

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17 Maps Of Australia That Will Make Your Mind Boggle

17 Maps Of Australia That Will Make Your Mind Boggle | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Australia is a REALLY big country. Seriously.
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Map comparisons are often more compelling that land area statistics. Either way Australia is big

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This Haunting Animation Maps the Journeys of 15,790 Slave Ships in Two Minutes

This Haunting Animation Maps the Journeys of 15,790 Slave Ships in Two Minutes | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Usually, when we say “American slavery” or the “American slave trade,” we mean the American colonies or, later, the United States. But as we discussed in Episode 2 of Slate’s History of American Slavery Academy, relative to the entire slave trade, North America was a bit player. From the trade’s...
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Haunting is the correct word. How could this have been permitted over so long a period? And why do we permit it today via sweatshops and human trafficking?

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Gus Gordon - books

Gus Gordon - books | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
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Gus Gordon has some wonderful books with many resources for using them in the classroom . Particularly love Herman and Rosie, set in a previous era in New York City. 

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