Farewell Posterous – heading off to WordPress

Back in 2010, Sean Junkins told me about Posterous. I loved the ability to post to my various other social media tools. Since then, I have grown with an online pressence, made some big strides and learned a LOT about social media, SEO, back linking, blogging and more. This is my last post, and I wanted everyone to know that I am moving to a new WordPress Blog, 

 

The Art & Tech Teacher

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Farewell Posterous – heading off to WordPress

Back in 2010, Sean Junkins told me about Posterous. I loved the ability to post to my various other social media tools. Since then, I have grown with an online pressence, made some big strides and learned a LOT about social media, SEO, back linking, blogging and more. This is my last post, and I wanted everyone to know that I am moving to a new WordPress Blog, 

 

Middle School Art Online & Creative Writing

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@Starwars anti-bullying informercial: #howto cut down on #bullying – a #fanfilm for #k12 #edchat #artsed #vitalcpd )

I had a hard time trying to come up with a project for a “instructional video” for my class at Coastal Carolina University Instructional Design program.

I knew that bullying was a major issue at school, and I also knew that I wanted to make my film entertaining, and that it should be something that I know a lot about: Star Wars

It wasn’t too long before I was sparked by my dark humor, enjoyment of parody – such as the loud stylings of the late Infomercial guru Billy Mays, love of Star Wars nerdiness and concern for the topic of bullying – not to mention how boring the instructional videos are that I have to watch about it every year.

I also knew that I have never been able to really make a Star Wars fan film, something that would just divulge my utter love of the greatest film of all time. I knew as a fan film, there were certain things that I had to do JUST right to pay homage to my favorite film. If you are a Star Wars geek such as myself, I hoped you picked up on the following:

  • Opening and closing John Williams music
  • “I got a baaaaad feeling about this” (mentioned in all 6 films)
  • Same color/font as “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away”
  • Digital rotoscoping/special fx thanks to the Force.net and Video Copilot
  • Over use of wipe transitions, which is the dominant transition found in Star Wars as an homage to Akira Kurosawa films
  • My numerous props from my own collection and some of my younger brother Sal’s things but not including to my action figures, Pepsi bottle, ROTJ bed sheets, R2D2 droid, Lego figures, action figure books, and even a talking Yoda
  • The “Wilhelm scream” sound effect when I cut off the football player’s hand. This sound effect can be found in numerous films, but it always make me think of Lucasfilm
  • 1-900 THX 1138 (numers/letters repeatedly found in Lucasfilms)

Anti_Bullying_SW_lightsaber_informercial_FINAL_CUT.mp4 Watch on Posterous

For those of you, such as my students at school, I have also uploaded the MP4 of my movie

Speaking of my students, I hope this will teach them a little something about bullying. I know from my own personal experiences of a Star Wars nerd, I was bullied in school. In fact, I was bullied in some of the t-shirts that you see me wearing in this film. And in turn, when I became a senior in high school, I bullied freshman.

Hopefully, together we can cut down on bullying by utilizing some of the tips in my film, and if not, at least you can be entertained.

I also wanted to give a very special thanks to all of my students and parents at school to help get this done – along with my wife, family and everyone else who helped accomplish this task.

 

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Care Bear Stare! a Review of the Animated Cartoon in the 80s my Yahoo! Contributor network article

BLECK! I know those fuzzy wuzzy Bears just turn your stomach – BUT according to my data, they truly were the king of cartoons in the 80s. Check out my Care Bears animated series review to find out why. Click on the Pinterest pic below for the review

 

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“Black Water Middle School” App – BWMS Mobile – Updates, Games, Learning & More

Mr. Reeser and I created an app for Black Water Middle. It started off as something to inform the community about the school, but it continued to grow to include education and entertainment.

Source: myapp.is via James on Pinterest

You can scan the above QR code or click on the Pinterest image and it will take you to the app. 

Save it to your mobile device’s home screen and be a click away from updates

What you will get if you use the Black Water Middle App

  • Quickest way to get updates for Black Water Middle School
  • Contact a teacher
  • Calendar of upcoming events
  • Parents can check grades
  • Teachers can book a sub
  • Students can play games, view tutorials and more
  • Multimedia from sports, clubs, and major events

Help us continue to make the best Mobile App for School around by scanning this QR code and give us some feedback.

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