September 16, 2012 - 10:38pm
Bragg bubble raft, presented by Kian Kerman, Research Assistant in the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (Harvard SEAS). Filmed in Pierce Hall, Mechanical Engineering Teaching Lab, as preparation for an upcoming hands-on class experiment.
Shows stacking sequences; and defects including dislocation and vacancy.
FIlmed and edited by Christie Gilliland. 16 September 2012, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
September 16, 2012 - 10:26pm
Pete Kjeer, Senior Mechanical and Systems Lab Engineer at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (Harvard SEAS), demonstrates his motorcycle lift with the assistance of Anas Chalah and Christie Gilliland. 13 September 2012.
The lift is designed to lift 300 lbs. with 30 lbs. of force applied on the lever.
Pete was presenting this as part of a course introduction at Harvard SEAS, where I work with Pete and Anas. I was filming this primarily to practice with a borrowed video camera before my next shoot. What a fun surprise! FYI, just before the lever moved, Anas was saying, "Don't kill me!"
FIlmed and edited by Christie Gilliland. 16 September 2012, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Minimal editing to raw footage; used Final Cut Pro X. My first solo video!
September 16, 2012 - 10:09pm
For your entertainment and reflection.
An empty bottle takes the spotlight after receiving an important message. As it journeys through gardens and buildings, it remains undetected at will, revealing its message only when needed.
Film was produced as part of a Harvard Summer School course on video field production. Shot on location in Cambridge, MA. Four classmates worked together; this is my first finished video, made in Final Cut Pro X. Summer 2012.
Thanks for watching!
July 1, 2012 - 7:59pm
I'm interested in the future use of ebooks and ereader technology specifically for textbooks. I believe that textbooks are used differently than casual reading materials; the devices and software currently designed to accommodate casual reading may or may not work for textbooks or other learning-oriented media.
The technology that is used in commonly available readers is made by: http://www.eink.com/
The video linked here shows some of their future vision for textbooks. The company is running a program in Russian schools at this time.
I'll explore the pros and cons of this technology as it applies to textbooks over the next few weeks. Here is some information I've gathered so far.
From: Baker College. "E-book and e-reader guide." http://guides.baker.edu/ereaders
It's simple to carry dozens of books at once.
In some cases, books may cost less per title.
It is easy to search an entire book by word or phrase, and still have the option of using a Table of Contents or index.
Write notes or do highlighting without damaging the book.
Change the size of the text and, in some cases, choose a preferred font.
The universe of public domain books is rapidly...
January 1, 2012 - 1:50pm
Happy New Year!
click through to the mp3
Made using GarageBand, iMac
November 26, 2011 - 11:05am
Why does my disk have a .VOB file?
Files with .VOB at the end are probably files taken from a DVD. In fact, a mac computer might even describe the kind of file as "mpeg-2," which is used for DVDs. VOB files are containers with more than just the video inside; VOB files contain information the DVD needs to play the video.
If you see a VOB file, you probably also see IFO and BUP. These files are also used by the DVD:
VOB is main package of video, called Video OBject. This is the file that needs converting
IFO is a summary of InFOrmation about the video. The DVD uses this to mark chapters, for example.
BUP is a duplicate of VOB, a BackUP file in case the VOB is damaged or corrupted.
VOB files need converting.
VOB files are very usable, but most of the time that VOB needs to be converted to a different type if you want to edit it or upload it to a video host.
Converting at the lab: iSkysoft iMedia Converter
In Computer Central at the CCTV studio, the favorite program to convert VOB (and other) files for use in editing programs is iSkysoft iMedia Converter. I highly recommend this program, and the Computer Central staff will be very glad to help you work with your video files. If...
November 18, 2011 - 12:24am
Since leaving my CCTV volunteer post earlier this year, I've continued work with web technologies in a big way!
Wiki platforms - developing content for the wiki where I work
CSS and HTML - honing skills in both to make the aforementioned wiki work well
Also, in the works is a web site to share my creative endeavors of music, art, and video. Stay tuned!
February 11, 2011 - 5:26pm
How do I make orderly lists in my blog?
You can make lists like this one:
With dots that show up automatically
And indent just a bit
For as many items as you want
You can also make lists like this one:
With numbers that show up in order
And line up to the left
For as many items as you want
Lists with dots
To make a list you have to use special commands that sandwich your entire list, PLUS a command for each item in the list. Take a look at this:
<li>My first list item (which is why the code is "li", for List Item)
<li>My second list item (again it has "li" because it is an item)
<li>My third list item (hey, this is making sense now!)
That code will make this:
My first list item (which is why the code is "li", for List Item)
My second list item (again it has "li" because it is an item)
My third list item (hey, this is making sense now!)
The <li> is pretty easy to see, but also notice the <ul> and </ul>.
You type <ul> like the first piece of bread, then <li> for each of the contents, then </ul> for the second piece of bread.
This made what is called an "unordered list", which is why...
February 11, 2011 - 4:51pm
Would you like to make your CCTV blog strong and emphatic?
When you are editing your CCTV blog entry, you can also type in special commands to make certain words strong or emphasized.
In general, you type special code before and after the text you are making fancier.
To make the words "I am strong" strong, type <strong>I am strong</strong>
To make the words "I am happy" emphasized, type <em>I am happy</em>
Notice that the special commands make a sandwich out of your words.<strong>I am strong</strong>
AND, the special commands, the bread of our word sandwich, are not exactly the same. Look again:
<strong>I am strong</strong>
Before your words is <strong>. But after your words the special code has an added "/" in it: </strong>
Try these in your next CCTV blog entry!
Want to try making lists? See part 2 of 2, http://www.cctvcambridge.org/node/71398
If you'd like to see other special commands for your CCTV blog text, visit http://www.cctvcambridge.org/filter/tips
Stop by the computerCENTRAL lab, Fridays 3-6pm, for help with these commands for your blog or other things Web Media!
December 3, 2010 - 4:34pm
Need some pre-holiday help?
Well, we can’t help with the holidays exactly, but we can help you with all things Web Media!
Uploading your CCTV video to show friends and family over the holidays?
Blogging your thoughts about winter?
Putting photos onto your website to showcase your creativity?
3-6 pm, these Fridays in December:
LAB OPEN - Friday, December 3, 2010
LAB OPEN - Friday, December 10, 2010
LAB OPEN - Friday, December 17, 2010
There will be no Web Media Help lab the last two weeks of December:
NO LAB - Friday, December 24, 2010
NO LAB - Friday, December 31, 2010
Take advantage of the last Web Media Help sessions of 2010. See you there!
(image: The Gift - AM-FM tour Portugal - Aveiro (03.03.2005) foto de J.P.Casainho)