I shot about thirty minutes of video during commencement morning at OSU. It was a cloudy day (so unexpected here in Oregon!) so I amped up the color in iMovie. I asked our graduates if they had any advice for incoming students…”things they wish they had known as first-year students” ;-)
I had a lot of fun interviewing our students…I may make it an annual activity. We show the video at the completion of our college’s orientation session on day 1:
Well, at least one whale anyway. The SMILE Program at OSU with the assistance of some high school students from Oregon created a gigantic inflatable whale and placed it in the Memorial Union Quad last Friday. The web cam on the roof of Milam Hall recorded this timelapse video. I made it a little more dramatic with the addition of the theme from Jaws:
At one point the discussion lit a fire under the Admiral, and the talk of human rights turned personal for Edward James Olmos. The “Old Man” launched into a passionate speech about casting off the idea of race as a cultural determinant, and said we were one race, the human race. His voice echoed throughout the chamber growing louder until – I kid you not – he was yelling, “So Say We All,” and the crowd answered right back. Hell, even I yelled it, I was in the fraking United Nations with Adama, the gods themselves could not have stopped this moment. It was surreal – the entire audience turned into one massive optimistic/role-playing/saddened goosebump, because who knows when we’ll ever hear those words again?
Experimenting with a Canon HF10… I was in a meeting when we noticed this guy flying a kite on Friday afternoon in the Memorial Union Quad at Oregon State University. I had been demoing the video camera and editing video for most of the day. I ran outside and shot this clip. I imported it into iMovie and messed around with the color saturation. The grass is very green and the sky is very blue! I uploaded the finished product to my brand new Vimeo Plus account. The quality is quite good.
Jon Stewart’s interview of CNBC’s Jim Cramer isn’t what I would call comedy. Stewart’s show may run on Comedy Central, but this interview really picks apart CNBC and Jim Cramer. I noticed that some of the “real news” networks ran stories about this interview. The sad part was they didn’t look in a journalistic mirror and ask themselves why a show on a comedy network was doing a better job of analyzing a legitimate news story. These 3 clips are uncut/un-bleeped. They are not safe for work, my mother or any fans of CNBC.
Craig Robinson is the head coach of men’s basketball at Oregon State University. I had the pleasure of meeting him last fall at an event in the Memorial Union. He seems like a really nice guy. I love that the practice time for men’s basketball is at 5:30 AM. As an academic advisor, I appreciate practice times that don’t overlap or interfere with course schedules.
I love what his Mom says at the end of the video. She’s awesome.
Here’s an entertaining and accessible (for people with auditory impairments) video called “Zombies in plain English”:
Another benefit of dotSUB is that they provide a transcript of the subtitled text in plain text. This plain text is extremely useful for users who want to access the Common Craft Show content using a screenreader like JAWS or Window-Eyes.