Minutes for 4/04/09
Digital Media Commons
The Teaching and Learning Collaborative
Notes by: Ryan Gonzalez
Friday, April 3, 2009
Meeting Participants: Molly Ammons, DeVan Hankerson, Alan Lovewell, Pilar Chaves, Jeremy Robinson, Ryan Gonzalez, Bob Cole, Sarah Springer
* New cabinet will need conduit for wiring (electrical and peripheral), to put the hard drive inside
* DeVan: Going through Wiki to find tutorials, changing the way it looks… identified things that needed to be migrated, etc. Lorraine started a new project for the Clinton Global Initiative… weave ideas into DM for change class. * Alan: Wed, Pilar talked about storage issue… make a print out, something to reference, something on a blog or a wiki… to give options and give students options for their own storage… o “flash drive will give you this much space, external hard drive will give you x…, etc.” o Facilitate students getting their own storage devices * Pilar: Two highlights….the workshop went well (digital imaging) o Idea: A weekend long bootcamp style video editing workshop like the storytelling workshop, etc? o Creativity and innovation class made some videos and was rewarding… Pilar has a copy of a video that Adam Rumack made. o Thru-you website… a whole album of mashups of musicians from all over youtube, combining * Jeremy: Has been reading up on copyright and fair use, etc. will incorporate into digital media etiquette class. o Used Picassa and Photoshop express for the imaging workshop… gimp will come in 3 weeks. o Had 12 people at the workshop. o Jeremy used gimp to make logo for his running team’s shirts for the mud run. * Ryan: Storytelling workshop, notebook full of notes would like to type or scan in. Lots ot good tips on storytelling, wants to incorporate what learned into my current project. Have a focus, storyboard, need to stick to key points, learning process, still working with Morita- trying to incorporate knowledge into the video. Big take aways--- have tension in the story, “the bomb event” how the character changes after that, be more visual-show versus tell. Sizzle vs. Inconvenient truth Arouse vs. fullfil. Set up acts 1. Set up world 2. Change 3. o “This American Life” uses examples of bringing in policy material to a broader audience. * Molly: Got two podcasts up on iTunes U. Troubleshooting with GarageBand… locking tracks and jingles… too many tracks created a stuttering on her voice. o Had interesting idea for digital notebooks all offline.. Pilar had a good idea to use Pages to incorporate papers so that material isn’t online. Wants to give the portfolio to a professor on a CD. Idea is to have a portfolio much like a magazine layout. Using iDVD to show more multimedia focused portfolios. * Bob: Met with Ann Flower on Tuesday for an informal conversation and is really excited about “how to rock the library”. o Focus group to rethink the library’s role… TLC and the library? o Using sms to communicate and doesn’t have to be geographically loved down in a space near the printers… o Wants to have a conversation about research, how people research and how they can do it better? Formal vs. informal reseach…
* Priority for today is storage and iMovie getting wiped out!
* iMovie workshop next week… helpful to tell people where to store their projects. o We need to have all computers be able to access the network for video 2 but folder has been faulty. * What is the best solution? o DeVan: Explain the complication with iMovie 08 and 09 and external storage…. + Involves the purchase of an external drive. + iMovie 09 can save projects to an external drive as long as it’s formatted in MacOS. + Project and library can be saved on external…. The “event”. + Problem: When people don’t have an external drive. # When logged out of guest account, all project files are deleted. # Do we want to have people’s files saved? # Maintenance issue? Machines getting bogged down with too many extra files. + Alan: Discusses with Pilar… a few flash drives to loan out as a last resort and giving people. + Can we create an account that doesn’t wipe out certain things? # Without additional software, how to do the auto-restore # Make an account that is a guest account with parental control # Short-term solution is to have a new guest account. * Put a limit of a month on the project and then after the month, the project will be wiped out.. * How do we log projects? Can we follow-up? * Check to see when project was last modified? + DeVan: At some point need to be hands on with the machines in order to be aware of what’s on the machines and then wipe them out periodically… + Video projects will be tied to one specific computer… create a 2-hr reservation system and bump people off machines? # Micro-management of space? A self-managed thing? + Talking to students and faculty about building in storage into the cost of school and explaining that media is large.. + We need to work toward a network solution * The next step: Parental control managed account. Jeremy and Molly will work on creating new guest accounts with parental controls on Monday… That computer will no longer delete everything on the computer. o A step-by-step Google doc will be written so that we all know how the storage system works.