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What if Learning Was a Martial Arts Movie?

Association eLearning

What would Learning be like as a martial arts-style movie? I can’t speak for the whole film, but here’s the trailer:*. Soft music plays]. Dramatic music plays, montage of “Ah ha!” It’s a dramatization, but what movie isn’t? Would you be “young grasshopper” or a sensei in the Learning movie? The post What if Learning Was a Martial Arts Movie? moments].

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Can ‘Movie Based e-Learning’ be the Future of Video Based e-Learning?


The next is about going up a level on the production of learning videos and creating Movie-based Learning. No more same formal videos, but action packed “Learning Movies” to impact the learners can be the next big thing in the world of e-Learning. How Movie Based Learning & Why is it going to be different? Challenges of Movie-based Learning. Why Movie-based Learning.

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PowerPoint 2007: Adding Voiceover Narration to Presentations Converted to Movies

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Last week I detailed how to turn a PowerPoint 2007 presentation into a movie that could be uploaded to popular video sharing sites like YouTube.      If you wanted to add voiceover narration to the movie, however, you may have run into a bit of a problem--there is only one row in the Windows Movie Maker timeline for audio. by AJ George. " PowerPoint

Create an Old Time Movie Effect with Camtasia Studio 8

Visual Lounge

In this tutorial, I’ll discuss ways to gather clips and media to create an old time movie effect. I’ll also show you how to use Camtasia Studio to build and produce your Old Time movie. Here is a sample old time movie made with Camtasia Studio: [link]. Here is a link to the old time movie project. Nothing says old time movie like bold, dramatic intro slides.

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Bowie, Prince and teacher legacy

Learning with e's

It has been called 'the year the music died'. Each of these stars has left behind a legacy of their work, in the form of sound recordings, movies, interviews and videos of their performances. Many teachers don't leave movies or videos or sound recordings behind when they shuffle off this mortal coil do they? 2016 comedy education entertainment learning music Technology

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Tipping the balance #blideo

Learning with e's

I only ever saw the movie Equilibrium once, and it was a long time ago. Now I've been #blideo challenged by Amy Burvall to interpret this clip from the movie. As he waits for the music to start, he toys with a snow globe - a piece of trivia which holds his attention briefly. Then the music starts. and he begins to weep as the music washes over him.

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of PowerPoint


“CUE MUSIC FROM THE MOVIE, THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY” ENTER POWERPOINT The Good Readily available, since it is included in the Microsoft Office software and the most widely used tool for putting together content for presentations Easy [.]. Authoring Tool Education Software eLearning eLearning Software eLearning tools interactive learning PowerPoint rapid learning

Learning from The King's Speech | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

This movie should be required viewing for anyone in the learning industry – it demonstrates all the ingredients for effective learning. Weber also points out how effectively additional techniques demonstrated in the movie – like music, movement, and humor – open the mind to learning. Now, quick go see the movie before the Academy Awards this Sunday. I’ll be seeing it again!

The Importance of Script Writing in Video Presentations

eLearning Brothers

CAMERA RETREATS BACK, BACK, BACK, until we have the tiny, silhouetted figures of Gerald O’Hara and his daughter gazing over the lands of Tara, beautiful in the sunset, to the thematic musical accompaniment which we will use for Tara throughout the picture. Other screenwriting software is out there such as Final Draft, and Movie Magic Screenwriter. It’s not fair, really. FADE OUT.

Disruptive technologies 2015-2016

Jane Hart

Topics include cyber security, mobile payments, drones, bitcoin, social media, digital, omnichannel, attribution, cx, music, movies, Hollywood 25 Disruptive Technology Trends 2015 – 2016 from Brian Solis. In the embedded presentation below, Brian Solis explores some of the biggest technology trends and possible twists on the horizon for 2015 and 2016. Social learning

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What can Hollywood teach you about making your Elearning AWESOME?

eLearning Brothers

Ever wondered why movies are so expensive? Ever sit through the credits at the end of a movie? We probably all have, now that every superhero movie puts a teaser at the end. Why do they need so many people doing so many “strange” jobs to make a movie?   All you need is a camera, script, actors, and some lights if you feel like really going all out. Part 1 of 3.

From the Silver Screen to Your eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Since I was little I have loved the movie theatre experience. Apart from thousands of hours of entertainment, the movie theatre has also given me some perspective on how to make a good eLearning course. Even if I hadn’t been conditioned by years of pre-movie junk food commercials, I know I could always go for something sweet or salty to nibble on while watching a movie.

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6 to 7 minutes of instructional video - that's the sweet spot!

eLearning Acupuncture

I have sat through many 50 minute lectures in my life. Notice how I wrote that sentence "sat through". was I always engaged? Probably not. Is it realistic to be engaged for a full 50 minute block? Probably not. So how does one go about maximizing engagement in a distance course with video. Well, is the best strategy to record a 50 minute lecture video? Probably not. Short is the average.

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Give Your Adobe Captivate Course an Excellent Introduction

eLearning Brothers

Smooth calypso music plays as a handful of dark triangles fan out to create a jagged, yet geometric pattern of overlapping peaks that nicely frames the title text. The music is also an interesting blend of high-pitched, old-fashioned harp music against a thumping bass line, creating something that is truly modern and unique. Every great thing needs a great introduction.

How to Design Attention-Grabbing E-Learning

E-learning Uncovered

Every time I sit down to watch a movie, I hear the same opening music that studios have been using for decades. Upon hearing these few measures, I let out a breath, put away my phone, and give the story my full attention. I’ve spent so many years enjoying movies, it’s almost Pavlovian at this point. tune out everything else. Tell a story. Stories do more than entertain.

4 Tips for Improved Video in eLearning

eLearning Brothers

No, I’m not one of those weirdos who insists that music must be listened to in the format it was originally created for; I don’t have Mozart recorded on a wax cylinder. The online video revolution that has occurred in the past decade influences many aspects of our lives, and that includes eLearning. Just show them video of the red hot molten rock in action. Script it Out.

13 Tips for Recording Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod

Visual Lounge

It’s easier than ever to capture activity on your iOS device screen and turn it into a movie. Turn off in-game music. If you’re recording a game that has both background music and sound effects you should turn off music within the game settings. Because if you edit the video later, the music will sound like it’s jumping. Use music.

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A bit of #mobile phone history 1922 and onward

Ignatia Webs

A couple of days ago I got hooked on the British Pathé news reels , and here are three wonderful mobile phone related bits of movie. In that movie you see two women walking down the street and letting ''hubby'' know they will be late. The lady who first seemed like a phone operator puts on a record and presto, music can be heard in the street. great! And what do they phone?

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Will the ‘Sound of Silence’ create new paths in learning?

Origin Learning

Think of Simon Garfunkel and the enchanting music of ‘Sound of Silence’ compel you to break into a song. The language of silence added a ‘groovy’ and positive tone to darkness, with the lyrical format leaving music lovers everywhere delirious. The change appealed to the audience making it popular across generations) was adapted for use in multiple ways – movies to TV series.

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Effective Video Training – Breaking it down

Social Learning

good training video can bring out a similar level of engagement as a good movie or television show. Keep people engaged (!) by using a variety of methods – titles, voiceovers, different camera angles, music. There are times when it seems like Pablo has to shout to be heard over the music. These two concepts seem to go hand in hand. People respond to video.

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Learning on Smartphones

24x7 Learning

If we think of it like this – smartphone use is becoming almost universal, and smartphone users get their news, weather, music, social chat, sports results, books, financial information and movies there, it should be no surprise that they want their learning on their smartphones as well. Laptop, netbook, tablet, and mobile phone are all grouped together under the term ‘mobile’.

Danger illustrated

Learning with e's

Then there was Maria von Trapp (played by Julie Andrews in the movie musical The Sound of Music. Students often struggle with critical thinking. They are great at description, but ask them to move beyond this into critical analysis and they look at you and shrug. And yet critical thinking is a vital graduate skill that once acquired, can be applied to all aspects of life.

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BETTing on the future

Learning with e's

My American music and drama teacher, Larry Domingue was a liberal, approachable and very talented teacher. wasn’t allowed to study music, according the curriculum of the time, but his approach to education was to inspire rather than constrain. I'm flying out next month to a place I always wanted to visit - Abu Dhabi. Why did you choose the education sector? By good pedagogy.

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The psychology of gamification in education: why rewards matter for learner engagement.


We all know it is there, and that clearly millions of people love gaming, but video games just don’t seem to get everyone excited in the same way that, say, movies do. The reality is that the video game (gamification) industry is twice the size of the movie industry and three times the size of the music industry, going on 2013 figures. Its Gamification everywhere. CONTACT US.

Attributing Derivative Works in your eLearning Courses


Having read so many Stephen King, Sydney Sheldon, Nora Roberts and many others, I feel a sense of déjà vu when I see a derivative movie based on the novel. Many times, the author of the book on which the movie is based is never mentioned. This This tells me that the movie producers had purchased exclusive rights to the “originality” of the idea of the movie.

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Lectora User Conference Sessions You Should Attend This Year – #LUC2015

eLearning Brothers

When you see learning content that looks like a high production video game or a Hollywood movie that works on both mobile and PC platforms, it can appear as sorcery. This conference is going to be held in the heart of downtown Nashville at the new Music City Center. The  2015 Lectora User Conference  is just around the corner, and so far the upcoming sessions look very impressive.

School House Rock, School of Rock

Kapp Notes

Perhaps, as designers of learning events, we need to re-think the stale, static nature of our presentations and focus on adding music, rhymes and “catch phrases” to our learning events. Another person that knew how to conduct effective training is guitarist Dewey Finn (played by Jack Black) in the movie School of Rock. Remember School House Rock? Add life to your e-learning.

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Video is the New Text.Hmmm!

Will at Work Learning

also endeavor to use some aesthetic sensibilities; developed over the years regarding audio, music, visuals, cinematography, etc. based on who knows what (going to art museums, listening to music, playing music as a kid, observing the craft while watching videos, movies, TV, etc.). For years I've been telling clients they ought to use more video in their learning programs, especially their elearning offerings. My arguments have been as follows: People react to well-crafted videos and audio with increased attention. Video is the New Text. Video is here to stay.

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VideoScribe HD App

Dont Waste Your Time

link to Dropbox for image import, music and exporting Movies. add an audio (music or narrated) backing track. draw the movie left handed, right handed or without a hand. despite specifying a URL for the audio track (background music) it was not used or downloaded for the processed video. ” VideoScribe HD (£3.99). ‘lifelike’ drawing style.

Does Video Quality Influence Brand Perception?

KZO Innovations

35% of video consumers today watch video at least several times per day , typically music videos, user-generated content, TV and movies, and branded video. There’s no denying the power and reach of video management platforms – but could common quality issues negatively impact your brand? They’re watching on desktops, laptops, smartphones, tablets, and connected TVs.  . So, what does this mean for your brand? It means that there is a massive audience out there, but their expectations for the quality of video experiences are getting higher each day.

3 Insider Tips to Unleash Multimedia in E-learning

CommLab India

Add music and sound effects only when they enhance the learning experience. Many designers of self-paced online learning courses add music and/or other sound effects only to make their courses more interesting. It is important to add music and sound effects only when they result in better learning experiences. How can you engage your online learners effectively?

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Learning gets social, emotional, progressive!

Origin Learning

This can be compared to the preferences of individuals when it comes to choosing their genre of entertainment in the sphere of movies – which could be a thriller, a musical, or even a sci-fi Star Wars kind of experience! Walmart is a giant of a brand! It has redefined ATM (any time money). At the base of it all, it employs over 2 million associates world-wide. Now, watch this video.

Nordic Wonder Ski Video!


Because this blog is "NorthStarNerd.Org", here are two tools which were invaluable in making my movie: MP4Cam2AVI : This free utility from SourceForge converts mp4 files to avi. One of the free tools to create movies is Microsoft Movie Maker , but it only works with Microsoft video formats. Microsoft Movie Make allows one to easily add music, titles, transitions, etc. 

Are Your Video Transitions Helping or Hurting?

Visual Lounge

would stay away from fade to black transitions in narrative “movies” or short films you produce. Think about the movies and TV shows you watch–they rarely, if ever, do a fade to black transition. Sure, they’re cool in Star Wars , but that movie came out 40 years ago. Let’s say you’re making a graduation video for little Johnny where you do a slideshow of photos to music.

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