Category Archives: Performing Arts

Discontinuation of VHS Support at Reed / YouTube to VHS 🎊

Notices have appeared in the various media labs around campus: Reed is discontinuing all VHS support, beginning this Fall. The news has come without fanfare, and those who did see the signs were, in all likelihood, even more surprised to … finish reading Discontinuation of VHS Support at Reed / YouTube to VHS 🎊

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Reedies’ Experimental Music Project: a new music collective on campus?

Recently I’ve had the privilege and pleasure of working with our visiting composition professor Yuan Chen-Li and her MUS 314 composition class. Over the last six weeks I have conducted workshops with them at the PARC covering topics ranging from … finish reading Reedies’ Experimental Music Project: a new music collective on campus?

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Tool Talk: Creating transparency in images with Preview

Preview, macOS’s built-in image and PDF viewer, has quietly added many useful features over the years. Earlier this year, we blogged about Preview’s PDF annotation tools. Preview’s Instant Alpha tool allows you to quickly make parts of an image transparent. … finish reading Tool Talk: Creating transparency in images with Preview

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Shoot a film with our new iPad filmmaking case!

As an instructional technologist for performing arts my job is multifaceted. One of the aspect of my job is to look for emerging technologies that could be relevant to education within the performing arts; another aspect is to look for … finish reading Shoot a film with our new iPad filmmaking case!

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Zombie: a video paper; a nontraditional treatment of a traditional assignment

The idea: or, how one thing leads to another Last spring, a student named Hannah came to my office with questions about overlaying animation on video to explain movement in a visually narrative way. She wanted to analyze a video … finish reading Zombie: a video paper; a nontraditional treatment of a traditional assignment

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New at the PARC 2015/2016

New at the PARC 2015/2016 Welcome back to a new school year! It has been a busy summer at the Performing Arts Resource Center getting ready for it. I am excited to let Reed know of new hardware available for … finish reading New at the PARC 2015/2016

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Software zooming in iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

In my iPad post regarding video creation on the iPad, I hinted at using software to zoom instead of using the digital zoom available on the iPad. This is because the iPad (and iPhone) use digital zoom and not optical … finish reading Software zooming in iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

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iPad as a musical instrument

Playing an instrument is an analog experience: a tangible act based in physical reality. Because of this, when instrument simulating apps (soft synths or virtual instruments) can use the touch paradigm available on iPads, musicians can find themselves having more … finish reading iPad as a musical instrument

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One stop video capture, edit and finished project on the iPad

Say you need to make a video for a class, a short rough of a performance idea for a theatre project, some dance choreography, a video capture to be used in a multimedia project you move into software on the … finish reading One stop video capture, edit and finished project on the iPad

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iPads at the PARC

What is the relevancy of iPads in our (if we choose) technologically augmented lives? I believe more and more that mobile devices may be the go-to device of choice very shortly.

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