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Friday, November 30, 2012

Dr. Strange Selected as "Top Prof"

Bailey hammond and John strange
Dr. John Strange was selected as a Top Prof by Mortar Board member Bailey Hammond at the Annual Mortar Board Top Prof Celebration held Thursday November 29, 2012

In her award comments Bailey cited Dr. Strange's antipathy to "burp back education" as one of the reasons for his selection as Top Prof.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Lab Open and Closed

Clock eith no hands
For the Thanksgiving Holidays the Lab will be OPEN and CLOSED as follows:
Wednesday November 21, 2012 OPEN and staffed until 2:00 PM
Thursday November 22, 2012 CLOSED
Friday November 23, 2012 CLOSED
Saturday November 24, 2012 CLOSED
Sunday November 25, 2012 OPEN and staffed 1:00pm - 6:00 pm

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!
Normally I have no assignments during Thanksgiving Week. Hurricane Isaac necessitated moving the "lost week" into Thanksgiving Week. To partially make up for that I will end C4K posts after the one due next Sunday (11/25/12). I will also end C4C after next Sunday (11/25/12). And there will be no Blog Post #14 Assignment which I had removed but warned of a replacement. I am also allowing Blog Post #13 to be submitted no later than Sunday December 2, 2012. These changes do not totally eliminate the work necessary during Thanksgiving Week. I hope, however, these changes make the next two weeks a bit more enjoyable.

C4C and C4K assignments will be available by noon on Monday 11/19/12 and will be due Sunday November 25, 2012. They will be the last C4C and C4K assignments. Happy Thanksgiving (and the week after).

Thursday, November 15, 2012


If you have not paid for Foliotek, you should do so NOW!

If you have paid for Foliotek you need do nothing until the last week of class.

I will post additional instructions for Foliotek on the Class Blog after Thanksgiving so you can complete your EDM310 Foliotek ahead of time. We must still check your Foliotek BEFORE classes are over. We will do this in the first class meeting of the first week in December.

You must use either Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer to access Foliotek.

Click on USA Online at the bottom of the USA Web Page.

Click on Sakai.

Enter your J Number as your user name and your JagMail password as your password.

You should see EDM310 at the top of the page. Click on it

In the left column you should see Foliotek. Click on Foliotek and follow the instructions to make your payment.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Entering the Contest? Watch These Videos.

These two videos should help you generate ideas for your contest entry. Remember: Due Date Sunday December 2, 2012. The contest entry movie should be from one to two minutes long.

Additional information can be found at the Made At the USA site.

Dr. John Strange and Chris Smith Discuss the Contest
John Strange and Chris Smith discuss the made At The U S A Contest

Dr. John Strange and Chris Smith discuss the Made At the USA Contest in USA Contest Video 1 (3:21)

Chris Smith Discusses the Contest
Chris Smith discusses made at the U S A contest

Chris Smith elaborates on the Made At The USA Contest in USA Contest Video 3 (1:42)

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Blog Post #14 Assignment Will Change

Blog Assignments Version Eleven
Beware. I have changed the Blog Assignments Manual once again. We are now using Version 11. There is no assignment for Blog Post #14 BUT THERE WILL BE. Another version of the Blogpost Assignments Manual will be published soon. If you have an earlier version, DO NOT USE the Assignment #14 that is shown in it. Always use the latest version of all manuals.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

How to Use Green Screen and Examples

Learning to Use the Green Screen

Elizabeth Brooks shares her Green Screen (Chroma Key) Secrets in her video How to use Chroma Key in Adobe Premiere Elements 9 starring previous EDM 310 student Ramsey Willis.

Jacey-Blair and the Jag Brooms

Elizabeth directed Jacey-Blair in a thrilling green screen movie Jacey-Blair and the Jag Brooms. Watch it to see how the green screen magic allows Jacey-Blair to fly, as Elizabeth said,"around South Alabama's campus using the new Jag Brooms providing much better transportation than Jag Bikes".

Song used in this video is "Prologue" from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by John Williams.

A Spellbinding day.
Elizabeth and Bailey spend another Spellbinding Day in the Lab - well with a bit of "extra" added.