NECC Tuesday’s Sessions, Tue, Jul 1, 1997

Steve Wozniak – Creativity in the Classroom

Felicia Oram – What Does Television “Edutainment” Do for the
Classroom

Editor for Bill Nye (Post Production)

Collaborative Process

Tv + science + entertainment

Mission to raise science curiosity In 4-7 grade when kids
start to turn away from science.

This Is also the age where student make independent Tv
choices.

No we don’t give out t-shirts

Companion to classroom environment. 1 subject Per show + a
curriculum path for season.

Curriculum and science advisors pick 2 to 3 concepts.

Background sheets 10-12 pages. Comedy and science writers
cneate content and directors rewrite everything.

Show Organization

  • Start with tease.
  • Continuous rotation not a 1 time experience.
  • Bill Nye open
  • The Walk
  • Big demo
  • Anything short that doesn’t have Bill in it
  • Rest of Show is fast Bill and fast kids
  • “Check it out”
  • “way cool scientist”
  • ” Music video”
  • prat falls
  • see-say technigue
  • chanel surf feel, static and jump cuts
Funded by NSF, PBS, Disney

Off air rights for teachers to tape and use in classrooms

2 versions one for PBS no Commercials other from syndication
(3min off)

Syndication has Shorter tease and some other cuts.

18:1 shoot rate can be as high as 30:1

4 directors and 2nd film unit

Avid video (Mac)

Cut List made using compress low res Video Using frame index. This
is a compromise of Resolution vs Storage. 32GB barely holds 1show.
500-800 edit per show. Digital Editing can give you the temptation to
do everything. The final adjustments boost primary Colours to give
cartoon look.

Well Connected Educator- Gwen Solomon

Beyond the firewall

66% of corporations are Inside Intranets (1996 survey)

TCP/IP-Content Irrelevent

fully scallable and cross platform

Info Services

Clients – freely availible

Authoring tools-

  • Open standards
  • Ubiquitous
  • Ease of use
  • Scalable

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