Saturday, February 24, 2007
Are you a creator? A Mac computer along with i Life are a great source. i life comes with i Photo, i Movie HD, i DVD, Garage Band, and i Web. I love to take digital photographs, i Photo is a great way to arrange and organize all of my digital pictures. as soon as you connect the USB cable, i Photo will open automatically and ask if you want to import the photos. It is both fast and easy to import and edit, and you can fit up to 250,000 photos in i Photo. Want to create your own film? i Movie can be used to edit, add cinematic titles and effects to your footage. i DVD is used to organize and transfer either your film or photo projects into a CD. Are you loving this yet? Well...are you a musician or a Musician want to be? With GarageBand, you can add as many different instruments, and create your own music. Last but not least, i Web is great for creating Websites and adding your projects made from i Movie, i Photo, or GarageBand. Seriously, who would'nt want a Mac? This allows us to not just be viewers, but become creators. This is about expression and creativity. Why not become active and participate in creating your own art with this technology?
Friday, February 16, 2007
For my second project in my Digital Foundations class we are using final Cut Express HD. This program allows you to make your own movies!! You can transfer your footage from your video camera and start editing and adding special affects. This program is comprehensive to beginners and convient to the advanced. Its quality is high definition and the results look professional. You can make smooth transitions and layer footage. You can also add audio and text to your film. If you ever have an opportunity to learn to use this program I suggest you take advantage. My new obsession is Final Cut Express...for now at least.
Friday, February 9, 2007
Work by Nancy Guevara
I am recently taking a digital foundations class and for our first project we had to work with photoshop. During these two past weeks of using photoshop, I really got into the program and I enjoyed working with it. You can manipulate, arrange,edit,and retouch photographs. With so many tools and options, the effects that you can create are endless. Photoshop has become a new art form, the more you practice and learn about the program, the more you will improve your craftsmanship. My friends often tell me that they randomly get ideas but they have no way to execute them because they do not know how to draw. With this program you can take your own photos and scan pictures to follow through with your vision. You can make your own artwork with photoshop.
Wednesday, February 7, 2007
During the unproductive break and isolation during the snow days, I discovered a new online feature. ABC.com has a selection of television series that you can fully watch online! They have current episodes of Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Lost, and my personal favorite Ugly Betty. You can catch up with any episodes you have missed with even shorter commercials. Now a days, we do not have time to follow up on a television series. Today, ABC has the latest hit shows, and with hectic schedules this is a convient way watch any episodes missed. If you have a computer and access to the internet, this site is both free and easy to use. With high quality definition and high quality sound, you can have the same viewing experience.