The seventh annual installment of The Archaeology Channel International Film and Video Festival will take place May 18-22, 2009. This event, which includes a keynote address by leading First Americans researcher Dr. Jon Erlandson, is highlighted in TAC Festival 2010 Preview, the latest video feature on our nonprofit streaming-media Web site, The Archaeology Channel (http://www.archaeologychannel.org).
TAC Festival showcases the world’s best films and videos on archaeology and indigenous peoples in the Soreng Theater at Hult Center for the Performing Arts in Eugene, Oregon, USA. This preview video includes a short clip from each of the 19 productions that will compete on the big screen. Film-makers from 32 countries submitted a total of 100 entries for this event, which is one of the world’s few contests in the genre of cultural heritage film and the only juried competition of its kind in the Western Hemisphere.
The Teenagers Guide to Making Movies for the Net
How can you help your teens safely make great videos for the Internet?
A new way to Teach?
Children Full of Life - Your class goal is to understand how to be happy and care for other people. It sounds like the sort of class a stressed or overworked adult would find, long after they graduated school. Instead, it is a different teaching approach taken by a grammar teacher in Tokyo. Watch how Toshiro Kanamori teaches his pupils to understand their inner thoughts.
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Many of us have teenagers who want to use our camcorders and our editing gear and computers to make movies. Of course, there are many teens that already have their own cameras and editing gear, and just need a little guidance re how to best utilize these resources. more
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MAKE Magazine Reveals What Fascinates Working Scientists in "The Elements of Humanity" Video Series
Twelve scientists share stories on what motivated them to get involved in their profession and provide inspiration and insight into their fascination More Info
When we think of the Greenest people in America, we often say Al Gore, or other celebrities or famous people. But, no matter how much they pay to offset their CO2 for their airplane flights, or put solar on their roof, they can't come close to being as green as the Amish.
How long does it take you to read a book, study an assignment, read the newspaper? Are you remembering what you read?. Do you want to improve your literacy skills by becoming a speed reader. Check out the free series of Speed Reading video lessons at Kris Madden's "Learn to Speed Read" web site.
explore.org, the online portal for explore, is a community destination where people share thoughts, engage in dialogue, view and email films and photographs and embed their favorites on blogs and social networking sites. Delivered in short, digestible bites, explore.org’s content appeals to viewers of all ages, from schoolchildren learning about other cultures for the first time to adults hungry for stories about amazing people doing great work around the globe. People can learn about the world around them in an objective, non-sensational manner, and witness some of the most selfless works on the planet along the way. With over 200 online films, explore features a wide range of topics—from animal rights, health and human services and poverty to the environment, education and spirituality.
How to do simple special effects for great fun school videos! This is a project that your students will love. You can create wonderful looking videos with special effects by using Final Cut Express and its easy to use chromakey feature. You can also do this using any video editing program that offers chromakey effects - Most do! Chroma key means replacing the blue or green part of the background screen with a different video or still background image.
CHOQUEQUIRAO: THE CRADLE OF GOLD
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The Incan ceremonial and administration site and fortress of Choquequirao, over 3000 m above sea level, was built in the mid-1400s and became the focal point of Inca resistance to the Spanish Conquest from 1536 to 1572. Not built for easy access, the site today is reached in two days of disciplined march. Its urban design follows the symbolic patterns of the imperial capital, with ritual places, mansions for administrators and houses for artisans, warehouses, large dormitories, and at least 180 farming terraces that belonged to the Inca or the local people.
Do you recycle? Check out this very cool web site - gcycle.org and watch their two recycling animation commercials. Very good stuff. Recycle those cell phones- recycle those batteries. And if you want to help save the world, they offer ways to get involved
SONY CREATIVE SOFTWARE "TECHNOLOGY IN MOTION 2" STUDENT FILM CONTEST ENTRY DEADLINE APPROACHING - Schools Encouraged to Register by October 15 to Qualify for Free Software and Multimedia Curriculum Tools; Prizes Total $400,000 in Video Software and Hardware
WHAT: Technology in Motion 2: Community of the Future is a complete educational program designed for teachers to use in multimedia courses as a structured curriculum to engage middle and high school students (grades 6-12) in the tools and techniques of professional video and audio production. more
How important is technology to today’s 21st century student? The winning videos from K-12 students showcase why digital learning tools are crucial to schools and curriculum.
Offered by Lenovo, Intel, Adobe, and Futurekids and hosted by Technology & Learning, the 21st Century Connections Multimedia Contest challenged students to create a two- to three-minute public service announcement that illustrates why digital tools and technologies are important in the schools and curriculum.
First place winning students will receive a laptop from Lenovo featuring Intel® Centrino® Pro processor Technology and Adobe Digital School Collection software!
Click here to view the winning and runner-up clips!
Significant underwater discoveries excite everyone, including both the professionals and the public. Water Witch: Traversing the Seas of History, the latest video feature on the nonprofit streaming-media Web site, The Archaeology Channel (http://www.archaeologychannel.org), appears to be just the beginning of a phase of discovery and storytelling that will highlight an important episode in American history.
On June 3, 1864, a boat force of the Confederate Navy during a daring raid captured the side-wheel steamer USS Water Witch and its crew of 65. After serving as a Federal ship to blockade the Georgia coast, the ship then became the CSS Water Witch. The Confederate Navy later that year scuttled the ship in Georgia’s Vernon River to prevent its recapture. This video documents the ship’s rediscovery by remote sensing during an archaeological survey by the Georgia Department of Transportation preparatory to bridge construction.
It's becoming clear that if anyone can save the world from global warming and pollution, it's today's kids. And the hot new web series, Gorilla in the Greenhouse, shows kids how to make real change in the real world.
SustainLane's Gorilla in the Greenhouse because it shows actionable steps that kids can take to become eco-activists. And it's a lot of fun.
Undersea exploration of shipwreck sites is rapidly growing in frequency, popularity and sophistication with improvements in technology and methodology. The potential value of this kind of research is illustrated by Anthropology Field Notes 6: Shipwrecks - with Odyssey Marine Exploration, the latest video feature at the The Archaeology Channel (http://www.archaeologychannel.org).
In this series of news-maker interviews, host Faith Haney of Central Washington University (CWU) explores cultural anthropology and archaeology. In this sixth episode, taped in February 2008, Faith visits with shipwreck exploration company Odyssey Marine Exploration, taking a tour of their conservation lab and shipwreck exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa, Florida. She examines three shipwreck sites, the SS Republic, the China Blue, and the Dry Tortugas, learning about the history and conservation of dozens of artifacts.
Check out the latest video from Dove - this anti-advertising, anti- plastic surgery, and anti beauty propaganda flick is great. Dove Onslaught - Share it with your daughters before it is too late. Also check out the other Dove Self esteem videos
Here is the amazing original dove evolution video
You are going to love this site - especially if you thrive on the crass, disgusting and the revolting. Its basically an online ad for Agion, a company that makes antimicrobial products. But it is great - for kids, for budding scientists, for those who want to know how to make their home just a bit more sanitary. Of course, if you just want to laugh, you'll love it as well. It is the “That’s Revolting!” site (www.ThatsRevolting.com, Press Release) starring Florence Henderson, America’s favorite TV mom.
Shot on the original (but reconfigured) set of the classic ‘70’s TV sitcom that made Henderson an American icon, “That’s Revolting!” features Henderson as the mom in a whacked family that’s inadvertently passing microbes to each other in a series of over-the-top comedic videos. Florence also plays the perennially cheerful host, who urges web viewers to ‘Spot the Germs’ before family members get ill with everything from Flesh Eating Bacteria to Salmonella. It’s fun for the whole family! Tune in to www.ThatsRevolting.com for hilarious videos, fun games and to enter to win cool prizes!
read the press release - That's Revolting with Florence Henderson
The pirate Blackbeard makes a return to the modern world through the magic of underwater archaeology on The Archaeology Channel (http://www.archaeologychannel.org). Legendary personages are not always purely mythological or simply the stuff of Hollywood movies: sometimes they are very real. Such is the case with the pirate Blackbeard, the subject of Queen Anne's Revenge Overview, the latest video feature at the The Archaeology Channel (http://www.archaeologychannel.org/).
Blackbeard, the most notorious pirate in the history of seafaring, met his end on the North Carolina coast in 1718. In 1996, divers searching for shipwrecks discovered a room-sized mound of cannons, anchors, and ballast stones that state underwater archaeologists agreed quite possibly was the remains of Blackbeard's flagship, Queen Anne's Revenge, lost at that location in 1718. This video highlights recent underwater excavations conducted at the site, representing one of the most ambitious archaeological assessments of a North Carolina shipwreck. Through the artifacts recovered from that site, Blackbeard steps out from the shadows of the past and becomes a tangible historical figure
This new site is interesting especially for young women looking to explore their own sexuality. Amber Madison, a recent graduate of Tufts University, recently published a book for girls about safer sex, sexuality, and relationships, (Hooking Up: A Girl's All-Out Guide to Sex and Sexuality). She has just launched a web tv channel, with all sorts of two minute video clips about things like condom use, relationships, basically anything sexual. Amber says, "I think that this is a great way to reach people with information about sexual health, and healthy relationships." www.ambermadison.tv
This is great - a brilliantly conceived and very funny animation - hosted at VMIX. Our planet has a bad case of humans. Will it survive? Not only will this video make you giggle, it is a bit political and educational as well. Humans - you'd better watch out....
A secret held for thousands of years is about to be exposed at DaversityCode.com.
Join animal symbologist Robert Penguin and the dashing agent Sophie Minnow as they race to expose the greatest lie ever told. Can they crack the Bio DaVersity Code, or will they fall victim to the lurking killer just a step behind?
Sure it's just a cartoon, but this may be the most important movie you'll see this year. In fact, mankind's very survival may depend upon it!
We like science and tech. We really like Archaeology and the online Archaelogy Channel.
They just uploaded a cool new video The Sledge of the Stone Age. Short and Short (3 min.) and well produced, it is all about the way ancient people probably moved big stones. You too can move boulders.
Great for kids and discrete video watching when you are in the office or in class!
Samsung's DVD-L25 Portable DVD Player is one of the smallest available. Weighing in at just 9.6 ounces, the DVD-L25 includes a 2.5" LCD display. It plays 3.5" Mini CDs and Mini DVDs, and accommodates CDs with JPEG files, MP3s, Windows Media files, and Kodak Picture CDs. Zoom pictures up to 4 times their normal size. Search DVDs at speeds from 1/8x to 128x. The parental control helps block children from viewing inappropriate content. $24.95 + Shipping
What would "Hamlet" look like if it were performed by cats? This is really funny - especially if you like Shakespeare, Cats and Hamlet.
Protecting the Protectors: Firefighters: We'll face the flames to shed some white hot light on a firefighter's best friend. » SEE VIDEO
Shelter from the Storm: We'll brave hurricane-force winds to discover how homes can hold their own. » SEE VIDEO
Are you teaching PE and sports? If so you should check out the new MyCoachOnline web site.
MyCoachOnline is a video-based sports instruction web site. We currently have over 1,100 videos ranging from 2-6 minutes each focusing on tips, drills and strategies by some of the nation's top high school and college coaches in football, baseball, basketball, softball, volleyball, soccer, tennis and coming soon golf.
Most of the videos require a fee but there is some free content if you register for the site.
The Media That Matters Film Festival is the premiere showcase for short films on the most important topics of the day. Local and global, online and in communities around the world, Media That Matters engages diverse audiences and inspires them to take action.
From gay rights to global warming, the jury-selected collection represents the work of a diverse group of independent filmmakers, many of whom are under 21. The films are equally diverse in style and content, with documentaries, music videos, animations, experimental work and everything else in between. What all the films have in common is that they spark debate and action in 8 minutes or less.
Check out some of the issues that they cover -
Are your students looking to become part of the online Walmart Video myspace generation? WalMart has jumped on the MySpace craze and is offering teens a chance to win some cash and prizes be creating a commercial for WalMart. more
"A Cheater's Lesson" by Alex Murphy is a great little film that shows what can happen when you try to cheat on a test. Kids, don't try this at home.
If you like studying or reading about the past, you'll love the The Archaeology Channel (http://www.archaeologychannel.org). One of the world's most popular archaeology-related Web site, TAC has a monthly audience of about 400,000 visitors, representing a broad spectrum of the public as well as educators.
If you want to see great examples of film making and/or if you have an interest in science, you need to visit the Museum of the Moving Image's Sloan Science Cinémathèque, a website dedicated to enhancing the public's interest in science and technology through the art of film: www.movingimage.us/science Sloan's Film Program supports and encourages student filmmakers to create films that portray more realistic and entertaining stories about science and technology and to challenge existing stereotypes about scientists and engineers through visual media.
Each of the films can be viewed online for free and also includes a detailed description of the film and what it is all about. Great for scene educators. more
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Caves, bats and science. Check out this new web site www.cavebiota.com which has short video clips of cave animals. Also, you may want to visit www.envirovet.org which has short video clips about the organization, Envirovet that brings veterinary medicine to wildlife health issues. If you just can't get enough animal video, hop on over to www.midwestfrogs.com
Check out the new Internet Video Magazine Streaming Video Channel for videos about science, technology, world news, International culture, travel and many other items of interest
Maple Shorts is an online celebration of Flash film featuring contributions from some of the best and brightest animators in Canada. You will find a bunch of great animated shorts covering every conceivable illustrative style, tone and theme. Each half-hour episode of Maple Shorts will feature world-class work from both established studios and amateur enthusiasts, giving animators across the country the opportunity to gain national exposure, valuable feedback and a chance to hone their skills. The shorts range from four to six minutes in length, providing a fun and lively experience for kids.
Science is a wonderful thing. Soon, like smoking, other socially abhorrent behaviors may find themselves banned and controlled. You may wonder what is next? Picking ones nose, spiting on the floor or maybe, just maybe, flatulence. Check out Molecule, a very funny yet scientifically enlightening study of the process by which we emit methane and other noxious gases.
MediaRights is a nonprofit organization that helps media makers, educators, librarians, nonprofits, and activists use documentaries to encourage action and inspire dialogue on contemporary social issues. There are links to hundreds of great educational films and documentaries. Also don't forget to check out MediaRights' fourth annual Media That Matters Film Festival. They have chosen 16 short films on the burning topics of today: Corporate Accountability, Sustainable Agriculture, Civil Liberties, Youth Media and more.
Are all your nerd friends out of town? Need to learn how to hook up and use your family's computer system? Check out the new PC World Broadband section with a series of instructional videos that cover a variety of common computer related tasks. You can learn how to How to install a recordable DVD Drive or a Hard Drive; How to Set Up a Wireless Network or Multiple monitors for your computer or even how to create a panoramic photograph. Simple, easy to follow and good example of how streaming video can be used to educate and train.
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