It was honor to speak with Kelly Croy once again on his Wired Educator podcast, and I was delighted to learn that not only was it the 50th episode of his series, but I was the first return guest and also the first to take part in a 3-person, 3-location interview on the show. Kelly is a pro when it comes to interviewing, engaging friends and strangers in meaningful dialogue, and simply getting things done. Be sure to check out not only our episode but all of his wonderful interviews and conversations.
Here is a simple template that looks like a iMac or Thunderbolt display that has a live web browser and new video object ready to go.
I'm getting more interested in patterns of songs that resonate with me, so I decided to download a book used at Berklee College of Music - The Songwriter's Workshop: Melody. Just 10% in (according to my Kindle app) there are lots of things that I am now noticing in songs that I never paid attention to before reading this book. For example, during a verse whether or not the lyrics/melody start on a downbeat OR start from a pickup. Also, the diversity of rhythmic pattern of the notes being more significant than the pitch. My favorite part, however, are the music clips included to aurally illustrate the examples. They are kind of horrible with the arrangements and lyrics, but they are so crystal clear in modeling the specific elements being taught.
I'm working on a collaborative book project with some other ADEs about sketchnoting. Each contributor is making a short tip or trick video and I decided to make a draft of one about creating a quick reference visual library based on elements that I frequently use.
Another iPad-only ditty. I used the 'autoplay' feature for two of the four guitar parts as well as the drummer for the drum track. The two organs, bass, and lead guitar were all performed on an iPad.
On a recent vacation I was talking to my family members about the Harry Potter world at Universal Studios in Florida, and it got me thinking about the interactive newspapers that exist in that world. Simply looking at the layout of a traditional newspaper and using a few familiar font styles and contrasts, it was pretty easy to set up this type of look. Below is a video of the news paper with the interactive element going.
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