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The making of music mashes [Pop Danthology]

It was interesting to see this video by Daniel Kim about how he makes the music mashups.  As a computer teacher in elementary school I was once tasked with trying to make one myself for an assembly.  I was given about a week to do it with no formal training in music and none of the proper software.  Given these factors, I failed miserably and it sounded awful.

After seeing how Daniel Kim does it and what programs he uses makes me want to try again.

Daniel mentions and uses the following programs to create his masterpieces:

One might swap out Logic Pro X with Garageband and Final Cut Pro with iMovie, both of which come with most Macs, to still get results.

Check out his explanation of using the software, and the theory and time behind his work here:

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Posted by on January 5, 2015 in Technology

 

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Sneak Peak: End of the Year Video

Attention: 

For those of you who would like a sneak peek at the end of the year video I made for the MYP kids at Concordian International School, this blog post is the embedded video and link to it.

Proof:

 

Strategy:

Want to make one yourself?

  • Subscribe to Animoto
  • Upload, or choose pics/video from your computer or even Facebook
  • Choose some music – Animoto has lots of nice stuff, but you can upload your own
  • Choose the theme and transitions
  • If you would like longer than 30 second videos, you need to pay $5.00
  • Download high quality videos for $3.00 per video
  • Use Freemake Video Converter to edit, change formats, and add images

I was using Adobe Premier, but with all its bells and whistles I wanted to use something a lot simpler.  Freemake definitely does everything I needed and the quality seemed better than what Adobe was giving me.  Freemake feels like early versions of iMovie that were easy to use with an easy learning curve.  Try it yourself to see what I mean.  Good luck and happy video making.

  • A great plugin for Firefox is called netvideohunter which allows you to download videos directly from Facebook, Youtube and many other sites.
 

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Get better at Youtube

Attention:

Did you know that you can become more efficient at watching videos on Youtube?  That’s right, you can. If you spend a lot of time watching videos through this forum you might as well get better at it, and I bet you hadn’t even thought about something like this.

Proof:

On videos, YouTube allows users to select from 240p, 360p, 480p, 720p, and 1080p. These are all resolutions.

Without going into too much detail, this number refers to the vertical resolution of the source video in pixels, and generally the larger the number the more crisp the video. H3xed

Strategy:

  • Click on the bottom right number, possibly showing 1080p, 720p, 480p, 360p setting and choose the lowest number, which is probably 240p
  • Try clicking any place on the loading bar.  The video should load from there.
  • Allow the video to load first by pressing the pause.  You know it is loading because the red line should appear all the way down to the end
  • NOTE: Sometimes you might notice the video is loading at a slow, but steady rate and all of a sudden the red bar jumps to the end.  This probably means the video is truncated.  Refresh your browser to load the video again
  • There are other options to install accelerators and downloaders that this eHow article mentions

I hope that makes your already pleasant Youtube viewing day a bit pleasanter.  For a few things that you can learn on Youtube, check out this Tomash.Soup blog.  Happy viewing!

 
 

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