Just saw this posted over on Photoshop Disasters and I personally always wondered how this was done. I am surprised how incredibly simple it is if you took your shots properly. Enjoy.
Subscribing to podcast
Discussion – with Faculty – Project Consulting
Fair Use Checklist-Help deciding if you can use a copyrighted work in your project
Multiple Media Types
“A database of 4,909,797 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute.”
A database containing the text of over 30,000 (primarily public domain) books.
U.S. Government Photos and Images:
Most, but not all of these, will be public domain. So check the license terms for the particular site you are in.
The Library of Congress has a Flickr site and “[a]lthough the Library of Congress does not grant or deny permission to use photos, the Library knows of no copyright restrictions on the publication, distribution, or re-use of these photos. “:
University of Northern Iowa has compiled a list of sites that provide public domain images:
1. CCmixter – Music
2. Freesound – Sound Effects
3. PDSound – Sound Effects
4. Sound Bible – Sound Effects
5. Public Domain Information Project – Music & Sheet music
7. ibeat – free beats, loops & breaks
8. Free Music Archive – Music
That whole “If you build it, they will come” thing certainly rang true with the podcast rooms we created last summer. We built them initially to support the growing need for recording booths for podcast projects but realized there was a void on campus when it came to music recording. Our idea was to offer a space that students (or any college employee really) could fine a space to make & record music easily and not have to worry (too much) about bothering their neighbors.
We have a mics & stands available for check out and a mini mixer, midi keyboard & Imac outfitted in both rooms. Students have really enjoyed using the spaces and it’s always appreciated when they share the music with us so we can then share it with you. Learn more from the great video our student employee Eli created and the soundtrack is provided by Mike Dempsey who recorded this tune in our podcast room!
Did you know that our Language Technologist, Todd Bryant, is a scholar in educational gaming. Did you just get turned off because I used the term ‘educational gaming’. Worry not, most of these games are the same ones you want to play, but maybe with a little twist added to them (shhh…you might just learn something while you play).
We have Civ 4 that includes a mod written by Todd which includes a historical simulation of the western world in 1492. This modded version was written for, & played in, Professor Ed Webb’s Empires Course while they researched the Aztec empire. Another mod will be built by students during the Fall ’11 semester in Professor Michael Fratentuano’s Global Economy Course with topics covering resource scarcity, globalization and conflict in world powers and Africa.
We also have a range of contemporary games modded to be played only in foreign languages to achieve language immersion. Some of these include: The Sims 3, Prince of Persia & Mass Effect and others will be added over time. A game called Peacemaker is available that chronicles & analyzes the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and puts you in charge of trying to solve it. You will understand just how complex the issues are the drive the conflict.
Finally, we have 2 console systems in the Media Center. A Japanese Wii & a German Xbox with Kinect are available for check out.
Want to know more? Check out this slick video our student employee Brennan created!