Archive for February, 2008

Wow, sometimes I even surprise myself

jboyl5av on Feb 26th 2008

So you know what I realized tonight – my blogs from the past two weeks have not been showing up. You want to know why? Because I forgot to publish them. Absolute brilliance on my part. So, finally, they are accessible to the rest of you. It is amazing how I function in this world without any common sense. Just as an anecdote, today I appreciate men on a new, higher level. I was faced with the dilemma of a flat tire – being completely ignorant of all things mechanical – I assumed I would have to get a new one. My male friend instead pointed me to the nearest WaWa, where they have free air. Once there, however, I was once again baffled at how to actually get the air into the tires and in what amount. When it comes to cars, I think I will forever be doomed to be the damsel in distress. If it were not for the pity of my male friend, who came and rescued me, I would still be at the air pump. So, anyway digital history – check out my “new” posts.

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Editing Video

jboyl5av on Feb 26th 2008

Today I have been fooling around with windows movie maker and have figured out how to go about editing the interview footage. I thought it would be cool to segment the videos into topics, including titles before each segment. For example, one of my interviews, Michael Charnoff, class of 1995, talked about the telecommunications wiring of the campus, which happened the year after he graduated when he was working in admissions. That particular part of the interview would be segmented into a 2 minute clip, that would be embedded in our timeline to the corresponding event. The entire edited version of the video, with all the segmented parts of the interview will be located on the profile section of the website. By organizing the interview into parts based on topic, it should make things more accessible. Now that I have figured out how exactly I am going to edit the footage, my next plan is to get started.

P.S. This is the second time I had to write this blog – mozzilla ate the first version – blah technology

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Progress

jboyl5av on Feb 26th 2008

So the Amuni Project is finally making progress, as we have gathered our first wave of interviews this weekend. Our next challenge will be changing this raw footage into a product, going through the various stages of editing and finally incorporation into our website. Matt has already created a great template for our webpage. I am very excited that we finally have something to work with. Our ideas are moving out of the theoretical realm and becoming reality. Our group also had a major break through last Thursday, when Austin discovered how to imbed video into a Simile timeline- huge for our vision of our project’s presentation. After we have finished working with the footage gathered from the interviews of this past weekend, we need to move on to establishing contact with more alumni. Our group needs to discuss what our next step will be and how we will go about conducting further interviews.

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