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Van Gogh to Rothko in 30 Seconds

What if you took great works of art, stacked them side by side, and had them tell a story? You’d have a decidedly artful video … and a great teaser for the new artCircles iPad app that brings you collections of images curated by well-known figures if you took great works of art, stacked them side by side, and had them tell a story!


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Nice use of multiple single images for a video

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Rules of Summer

Rules of Summer | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
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Shaun Tan's work has many layers. Some excellent links and resources here for Rules of Summer. 
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5 Ways Teachers Are Fighting Fake News

5 Ways Teachers Are Fighting Fake News | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
In an era of national attention to what's real and what isn't, we asked educators to share their strategies for helping students sort out fact from fiction.
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Simple key points about teaching media literacy and fake news spotting
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Video: Superheroes - AT

Video: Superheroes - AT | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
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Short superhero narrative showing primary kids using green screen software and simple video skills. 
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Inside The Manipulative World Of Film Color Correction

Inside The Manipulative World Of Film Color Correction | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Professional colorists reveal their secrets–and a neuroscientist explains why they work.
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Some useful insight about the use of colour in the movies
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Oliver Jeffers - On His Style - YouTube

Oliver Jeffers Picture Book Maker
Penguin Kids
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The style of Oliver Jeffers, particularly his stick legged people!
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The Art of Authenticity (Part II) - YouTube

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Jeffers is interviewed by the Imagista team about his work. Great quote "The reason I love picture books as a platform so much is because that it's it's really this this excellent arena in which you can weave words pictures and out of each other without them doing the same things at all like you can have them do until the opposite things and then they combine to create this this middle ground"
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Oliver Jeffers - Stuck - Reading - YouTube

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Oliver Jeffers reading his  2011 book "Stuck"
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Wordless Picture Books + FREE Downloadable List

Wordless Picture Books + FREE Downloadable List | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Wordless picture books are a delight for children of ALL ages. Download our FREE library list and explore this fascinating genre!
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Lists of wordless picture books, great for all students including EAL/D ESL learners. 
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1,516 mass shootings in 1,735 days: America's gun crisis – in one chart

1,516 mass shootings in 1,735 days: America's gun crisis – in one chart | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Data compiled by the Gun Violence Archive reveals a shocking human toll
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Visual data is powerful - but is it powerful enough to change American gun laws? Sadly it seems nothing will change an obsession with guns that the rest of the world finds mystifying. 
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Strip Panel Naked - YouTube

Strip Panel Naked - YouTube | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Taking a look at why the best comic books work the way they do, by breaking them down and analysing the work that's gone into them.
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Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou has a youtube channel where he explores many features of how graphic novels create movement, tension and emotional reactions. A detailed and extended discussion on many well known titles. Warning - he uses mainstream texts which have a lot of graphic violence, albeit in the comic genre. Nice little article here too http://99percentinvisible.org/article/strip-panel-naked-deconstructing-art-design-comic-book-layouts/


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High Diving Giraffes

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Another short film, very fun to watch, but also great for discussing what is real and what is 'digital' and made up. Could real giraffes do this? How else do we know it's  been created on a computer, not filmed? 
Nicholas Deveaux, a French artist, is popular for his whimsical animations of animals doing distinctly human activities.  This video below titled ‘5 mètres 80’ is one of his short animated movies and it features a team of high-diving giraffes performing a set of remarkable flips.
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THE SECRET WORLD OF FOLEY

Award Winning Short Film about Foley Artists, Directed by Daniel Jewel
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A wonderful short film showing the role of foley - footage of how sound effects are layered into a film, created as a short film itself. 
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Shaun Tan's The Lost Thing

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Teaching ideas and lessons for The Lost Thing - book and movie. ACMI have great stuff. 
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7 Little-Known Tricks For Taking Incredible iPhone Photos That Leave Everyone Speechless - YouTube

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Emil Parkarklis has some great videos for taking photos on your phone ( not just iPhone really). Check out the tutorials here as well
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Video: Superheroes - ABOVE

Video: Superheroes - ABOVE | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
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Student made video using green screen and superheroes. There is an annotated version showing content indicators and key features they used, as well as an audio track with students self-assessing their work. 
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How I use Minecraft to help kids with autism

How I use Minecraft to help kids with autism | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
The internet can be an ugly place, but you won't find bullies or trolls on Stuart Duncan's Minecraft server, AutCraft. Designed for children with autism and their families, AutCraft creates a safe online environment for play and self-expression for kids who sometimes behave a bit differently than their peers (and who might be singled out elsewhere). Learn more about one of the best places on the internet with this heartwarming talk.
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Wonderful TED talk about a minecraft server to support kids with autism, who often suffer online bullying. 
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How to Create a Video on Typito

How to Create a Video on Typito | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Typito is a new-to-me video creation tool about which I wrote a short review last weekend. Typito sits comfortably between the simplicit
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Resource for online video editing
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Oliver Jeffers author video - YouTube

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Another interview with Jeffers about his journey with making picture books
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Oliver Jeffers - Learn How to Draw - YouTube

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Jeffers shows how to draw Floyd from Stuck, with his signature stick legs, as well as his scrawly shadows and curly action vectors showing where Floyd has thrown his box of cornflakes. 
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Oliver Jeffers Picture Book Maker

http://www.penguin.com/oliverjeffers Oliver Jeffers takes us through the process of writing and illustrating his picture books in this fascinatin
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 A little video bio about Oliver Jeffers - picture book maker. He shares a bit about his craft, his daily routines and how he gets ideas. 
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Free Ultra High-Resolution Aspect Ratio Templates for Your Next 4K, 5K, or 6K Project

Free Ultra High-Resolution Aspect Ratio Templates for Your Next 4K, 5K, or 6K Project | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Aspect ratios are an insanely powerful visual tool, and aspect ratio templates are a great option for spicing up your work quickly and easily.
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Film ratio templates to use when working in iMovie. Simply open and drop chosen letterbox ratio image onto timeline. The video link about changing moving lines is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dB9GR-qJbUA

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How obsessive artists colorize old photos

How obsessive artists colorize old photos | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
It’s harder than you think.
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How does adding colour to historical black and white photos make photos more relatable? Great little documentary about this. 
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Flying Food - 99% Invisible

Flying Food - 99% Invisible | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Of all the ads you see on TV or on billboards or the sides of buses, an overwhelming number of them seem to be for food: icy cokes in frosted glasses; fajitas sizzling on the grill; a guy biting into the perfect hamburger on a sesame seed bun. But of course, you know: in real
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Showing students how advertising works to create and manipulate images and video is always important for visual literacy but also critical literacy practices. The comparison of hamburgers in the first clip is fascinating. 
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Full Moon Service

Full Moon Service | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Erik Johansson's latest artwork is awesome and the behind the scenes video really shows you the work involved to create this
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Photos can wow and give us immense pleasure - complement this by checking out the video that shows the work and digital skills that go into creating an image like this. It's still an amazing photo, even when you know how it was done. Helps kids appreciate the artistry but also understand the work and what is 'real' and what is not 'real' when they see images. 
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Unsplash | Free High-Resolution Photos

Unsplash | Free High-Resolution Photos | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Do-whatever-you-want high-resolution photos.
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amazing photo resource, free to use
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