Invent your Project


 

I was blown away by the responses on the Sign-Up page.  Today let's expand on those ideas and backgrounds:

* Will you need our help to find a video to mash-up?  Or got plenty of videos waiting for the surgical saw?

 

* What is your thought on writing code?  Would you prefer to pair up with a coder in the class for a super-awesome cross-continental project?

* Do you have any questions for the other participants?

 

At this point, I'm thinking we should schedule a chat.  If you're interested in that, tell us a weekday time which works.  I'll suggest, Wednesday, 9:00PM New York City time.  That won't work for many of you, so think it over.

Task Discussion


  • Deiren   2 mei 2011 15:10

    * Will you need our help to find a video to mash-up?  Or got plenty of videos waiting for the surgical saw?

    I have videos but adding to the list already provided or adding opensource resource specifically:

    http://www.archive.org/details/opensource_movies

    * What is your thought on writing code?  Would you prefer to pair up with a coder in the class for a super-awesome cross-continental project?

    I want to learn to write HTML5 and popcorn.js code but I would be happy to pair up with a coder who is already proficient -- super awesome cross continental project sounds good to me but I'd prefer to keep the groups small so I can get hands on in all the areas too.

     

    * Do you have any questions for the other participants?

    I'm interested in hearing how people want to approach this learning. I personally would prefer to do some initial learning capsules with small associated projects and then team up in small groups for a final project, perhaps have people suggest project ideas and see who wants to join what, but I believe we will need to be mindful about balancing skills (which may be challenging).  I personally wouldn't want to jump into some big final project without at least some solid grounding in HTML5 and popcorn.js first

     

     

    At this point, I'm thinking we should schedule a chat.  If you're interested in that, tell us a weekday time which works.  I'll suggest, Wednesday, 9:00PM New York City time.  That won't work for many of you, so think it over.

     

    Unfortunately Wednesday 9pm NYC is 3am my time -- really not ideal for me...hoping there might be other suggestions

  • justinstoller   2 mei 2011 15:52
    Reageer op:   Deiren   2 mei 2011 15:10

    Awesome comment Deiren, I like the book you mentioned, I'm working through his Dive into Python in another work group.

    I could do sometime in the morning Wednesday, 10 Pacific would be about 2 NY time and what, 8pm your time? Can others take 15 minutes/half an hour out of their day to chat? (unfortunately my schedule isn't fexible enough for me to do that kind of thing Tuesdays or Fridays though)

    I prefer several small projects throughout the term focusing on different aspects/applications of popcorn.

    I was trying to think of optimal uses/projects for javascript/video pairing and I was thinking of being able to remotely demo sites. Like record a video discussing the design decisions and program javascript to exercise the forms and menus while I discussed them. Or perhaps showing a code tutorial and then pulling up the pages for the gems/projects used within it....

  • justinstoller   1 mei 2011 21:13

    I had been thinking about either taking my own videos, or transcoding a Railscast with VLC.

     

    I'm indifferent as far as the group work goes. I'd probably like doing something on my own just fine, but I definitely don't mind working with a partner/group. Wednesday at... what is that 5 Pacific? works for me.

  • justinstoller   1 mei 2011 21:16
    Reageer op:   justinstoller   1 mei 2011 21:13

    Whoops, one question though: what would we be chatting with/through? I haven't seen a chat option with the new P2PU.

  • lernantatron   1 mei 2011 14:42

     

     

    You will need videos in MPEG4 (.mp4), Ogg (.ogv) or WebM (.webm) format to use the HTML 5 <video> element. Here are several ways to get your hands on video:
     
    From an Archive
    The Internet Archive and WikiMedia Commons has extensvie collections of CC licensed multimedia
     
    Internet Archive: Moving Images Category
     
    WikiMedia Commons: Category:Videos
     
    From Transcoding An Existing Video
    You can convert existing video from just about any format using either a command line or GUI transcoding tool such as (a) Miro Video Converter, (b) Arista, (c) FFmpeg, (d) HandBrake, (e) VideoLan VLC:
     
     
    Fom A Goolge Search
    Add any search terms to narrow the search and use the filetype: keyword
     
    Google: filetype:ogv
     
    Google: filetype:mp4
     
    Google: filetype:webm
     
    From Camera or Phone
    Convert the output of your camera or phone to (.mp4, .ogv or .webm) format using a transcoding tool.
     
    From a Hosted Transcoding Service
    Brightcove will offer you a 30 day trial of their hosted transcoding service. Just upload your video in any format and they will convert it to a multitude of formats and host it:
     
    BrightCove
     
    From a Fellow Learner
    Some members of this group are aspiring film makers who probably could come up with original video to support a project.