Content for Children’s Department App

Looks like I’ll be going full swing into production this Friday when I start shooting for the first of 6 short clips. The Children’s Summer Help will be leaving soon and the rush is on to squeeze every last drop of creativity from them. The first clip will be about an elephant who like to smell gross things, garbage, “bathroom smells” and stinky humans. This should be fun, picts to follow.

ALA Virtual Presentation Slam Dunk

The partnership presentation yesterday went off without (essentially) a hitch. All the prerecorded files played as they were supposed to and the live presenters spoke with confidence. There was some audio feedback looping that cropped up in the middle of the set but that was fixed by the ALA moderators before it got out of hand. We had input from 5 pre-recorded speakers and 6 real time participants. The chat stream was active throughout the presentation and there was enough time to take a few questions at the end. All in all it was totally worth it!Image

A speaker phone was the mic for a rotating cast of characters.

Children’s Storytime App

Back from a meeting exploring the possibility of creating a series of on demand storytime elements for people with smartphones to hand to their screaming children perfect angel babies. I was glad to have input on the ground floor for this because I wanted to test drive my new “FIRST RULE OF VIDEO PRODUCTION IS….SCRIPT!!!!” document. I’m pleased to report that it was considered and we have a first step planned, mainly, someone is going to write a 2 minute script and collect the images needed and then (god willing) hand it to me and I will run my magic mojo on it and Viloa! Content for the library in smartphone form. I like the idea of shaking the phone to get a new story. I’ll be if I tried real hard, I could author that app…Or maybe just build it in Flash…I know, Flash is the devil, but what else do you build interactive applications in these days? I’m sooooooo behind the times.