Prezi Helpful Hints

For those of you who missed the ‘How to use Prezi’ sessions, here are some links to information on building a strong Prezi. Start on the Prezi website prezi.com and click on the learn tab. On that page there are video tutorials, as well as three sets of Cheat Sheets based on skill level.  The Cheat Sheets are very helpful.

This link shows you how to access and then move through a finished presentation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n7v5hdtmYI&NR=1

This link shows a very well put together Prezi, used in a class presentation. Although 10 minutes long, it shows a great way to build a canvas, with strong flow, and good visual presentation. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPh2Nl9AAPE&feature=related

Items in the VRC: The Copystand

The copy stand in the VRC makes photographing drawings or smaller models an easy process.  A camera can be connected to an adjustable stand and lights are already set up. This should be used if your drawing is too delicate or unwieldy to go through the scanner in the DOC. At the moment, it must be used between the hours of 9:30 and 4, Monday through Friday.

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Power button

Power button

Pedals used to turn lights on, and raise and lower camera arm.

Pedals used to turn lights on, and raise and lower camera arm.

Items in the VRC: Video Cameras and tripods

Flip Cameras

Flip Cameras

The Flip Video (2.2 x 1.2 x 4.2 inches) records up to 120 minutes of video.  It uses two AA batteries and is simple to operate with a power button on the side and a red record button in the center.

Canon Video camera

Canon Video camera

The Canon Vixia HFM40 camcorder records video on a 8GB memory card.  Files can be downloaded onto a computer in a M4V format. The camera can run on rechargeable batteries for 125 minutes, or can be connected to an outlet with a power adapter. The camera has audio capability and features 1080p HD recording.  A tripod and external microphone can be used when necessary.

Tripod can be used with video cameras as well as the point-and-shoot cameras.

Tripod can be used with video cameras as well as the point-and-shoot cameras.

Several tripods are available in the VRC to help with stabilizing a camera or camcorder.  The tripods are adjustable and collapsible.

Items in the VRC: Cameras

The Visual Resources Collection in room 1107 has all kinds of equipment that students may borrow. You must sign out the equipment and then return it, either within a few hours or overnight.

Cameras that students may borrow.

Cameras that students may borrow.

Clockwise from top left: The 14.1 mega pixel black Panasonic Lumix ZS8 has 16x optical zoom, an 8gb memory card, and operates on a rechargeable battery.

The 12.1 mega pixel blue Panasonic Lumix FS15 has 5x optical zoom, a 4gb memory card, and operates on a rechargeable battery.

The 14.1 mega pixel Nikon Coolpix L120 has 21x optical zoom, an 8gb memory card, video recording, and operates with two AA batteries.

The 5.1 mega pixel Sony Cyber-Shot has 3x optical zoom, a 256mb memory card, and operates with two AA batteries.

All cameras have a cable to download images via USB to your computer.  The VRC also has memory card readers to borrow as well.

Happenings around the School

The Great Space is undergoing its fall transformation as the home of the Comprehensive Studio models.

Peter Noonan and Yukari Yamahiro discuss her model.

Peter Noonan and Yukari Yamahiro discuss her model.

The Comprehensive Studio, ARCH 600, a graduate level design studio, has been working with structural mechanical and lighting consultants to design a Library.  Now, the time has come to build the large scale model, at 1/2″ = 1′-0. Check out more pictures at the School’s Flickr page.

Meanwhile, the ARCH 412 students were asked to demonstrate an understanding of structures and/or structural principles by means other than their homework and class quizzes.  The students designed and fabricated arches, plaster domes, and several versions of a model shelf for the School’s mezzanine wall.

ARCH 412 students built an arch

ARCH 412 students built an arch

Model Shelf

Model Shelf

More structures will be ready for viewing on Tuesday.