Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Full Sail University - Capstone Media Project

This is my Capstone Media Project (due today) for my Digital Media and Education Applications course. I am currently enrolled in Full Sail University (online) Education Media Design and Technology Master of Science graduate certificate program. I created everything in this video: illustrations, paintings, graphic design, animated doodle-dancers.... everything but the music (which I purchased) and I used Adobe Creative Suite 6 (Photoshop, Flash, Premiere Pro, After Effects) to digitally edit my movie.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Famous, Fabulous Hazelnut Cake

This is my "Famous and Fabulous Hazelnut Cake" instructional video. The cake is a family recipe passed down from my maternal grandmother from Prague, Czechoslovakia. When I lived in New Orleans, I baked this cake in the New Orleans Cooking Contest and won first prize!

I created this video as a course submission towards my Education Media and Design Technology (EMDT) graduate certificate at Full Sail University (online) in Winter Park, Florida. To create the video, I used Adobe Premiere Pro, Phtoshop, and After Effects. All graphics, design, animation, and video editing were done by me; music "My Baby Can Dance" by Carsie Blanton of New Orleans.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Steven Hawking says there is a way out of a black hole...

Into a Black Hole 
by Steven Hawking

This is the most conclusive article I have read on black holes, the event horizon, the Heisenberg Principle, probabilities, and dimensions - yes, all eleven of them!

"The message of this lecture, is, that black holes ain't as black as they are painted. They are not the eternal prisons they were once thought. Things ~can get out of a black hole, both to the outside, and possibly, to another universe. So, if you feel you are in a black hole, don't give up. There's a way out."
- Steven Hawking

However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.
Stephen Hawking

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

The above presentation describes how our actions, our body language, can become integrated into our personality.

"You must understand the people you're trying to influence or lead by building trust first before demonstrating competence and power. You must be able to show them that you understand them -- and, better yet, that you can relate to them. By doing that, you're laying the groundwork for trust. And it's only then that they can really hear you and be open to your ideas. Trust is the conduit for influence; it's the medium through which ideas travel. If they don't trust you, your ideas are just dead in the water. If they trust you, they're open and they can hear what you're offering. Having the best idea is worth nothing if people don't trust you."
-Amy Cuddy

Apparently, studies have shown how just using more gestures displaying our palms upward can influence not only how we are perceived by others, but also our own behavior:

" the open-palm gestures become more habitual, the tendency to tell untruths diminishes." >Read>

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New Year Resolution(s)

#1: Vintage Yoga
I think I would exercise more often if I did it with friends;
and if I spent less time commuting.