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The Last House on the Hill Video Project

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The Last House on the Hill Video Project is a part of the CoDiFi larger initiative Last House on the Hill. A team from the University of California at Berkeley (BACH team) carried out archaeological excavations during the summers of 1997-2003 at the famous prehistoric settlement mound of Çatalhöyük, Turkey, whose archaeological remains date predominantly to

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Immersive Course | Multimedia Microhistories

Immersive Course | 4 days full-day CoDA’s immersive four day courses are intended to provide a first degree fluency in digital tools and technologies for archaeology and cultural heritage. Training is limited to small groups with low student-instructor ratios, limited to 12 participants. Multimedia/Microhistory Production provides an in-depth investigation of storytelling frameworks, as well as

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Workshop | Multimedia – Field Production

Half Day Workshop 2nd Thursday of the Month, 10am-1:30pm Instructor Scott Calhoun Description The field production course separates the filmmakers from arm-chair critics. This is a hands-on, gear-heavy introduction to how to shoot video correctly. You will learn the basic operations of the video camera, troubleshooting practices, and also how to capture the different shots

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Workshop | Multimedia – Introduction to Final Cut Pro

Workshop | Half-Day Whether you’re brushing up or just starting, this workshop strives to help you create coherent, seamless narrative using Final Cut Pro.

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Interns in Action – Camaraderie Through Film

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Joining us for another in our Interns in Action series is our newest addition to the team, Courtney Camin. Courtney gives us a quick peak at the work she’s been doing on the Last House on the Hill.

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What I Wish I’d Known – Adding Subtitles to Videos

In this video, I describe a [relatively] easy method for adding subtitles to videos. Why would you want to do this? Well, beyond the obvious reasons like providing accessibility to interested individuals who have hearing disabilities, we can use subtitles to create a moment by moment accounting of the contents. For the Last House on the

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Interns in Action – Brazilian Cultural Heritage Through Food…and the Joys of Digital Media

Here is yet another intern who has been busy over the past few months and who will be back for some recurring posts in the future about her ongoing project. Follow Erica Pallo as she digitally documents Brazilian cultural heritage through food. San Francisco, California. Austin, Texas. Denver, Colorado. Little Rock, Arkansas. Madison, Wisconsin. Cincinnati,

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Timelapse @ the Presidio

Timelapse of Photogrammetry and Gigapixel Imaging of the Interior of the De Anza Room from Connor Rowe on Vimeo. Recently I wrote a blog post about the beginning of our photogrammetry project at the SF Presidio. Here is a raw (unprocessed) time lapse of the second day of that shoot. This was shot by Chris

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Tip – WordPress for Dummies 4: Embed Flickr image or Vimeo Video in WordPress

We once more return to our video lecture series on WordPress site development, and this week we’re talking multimedia!

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Schroebel Ranch — In Media Res

After concluding the 4th CoDA production visit to the Schroebel Ranch, I’m discovering that these posts are becoming more and more a part of the documentary’s story. They are less like progress reports and more like the opening lines of a saga that begins in media res. This Latin term translates to “in the middle

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2011 MCN – Microhistory in the making

Ruth Tringham of the Center for Digital Archaeology describes the symantic web during her talk on the intersections between physical experience of place and digital media.

CoDA’s participation at the Musem Computer Network’s annual SIG meeting on June 3rd allowed our Creative Director Ruth Tringham to showcase one of our digital heritage strategies that ties together individuals, history, and video all into one fascinating new genre: we’re calling it “Microhistories”.  The title of the meeting, “Places, collections, and Digital Narratives: towards

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Schroebel Ranch Field Visit

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  CoDA’s first field visit to the Schroebel Ranch for the Schroebel Family Microhistory project was conducted on Monday, May 2nd, 2011.  Schroebel family history custodian MaryLee Levy guided me and my video camera across the overgrown green landscape that has been in her family for generations.  Levy first approached the Center for Digital Archaeology

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Schroebel Ranch Michohistory – Project Intro

The Schroebel Ranch Microhistory project will bring to life the story of two families who came to California in the 1850’s. The focus is on answering the following questions: why did they come, what did they find when they arrived, and what was life like for them? Using historical photos, written accounts, and interviews of

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Tip – Adding Flickr image collections to Vimeo

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In our Digital Documentation of Cultural Heritage class, we’ve been focusing on photography, because you can’t do it all, and there’s SO much that can be done now with just cameras and some basic techniques. However, some of the imaging techniques we’re dabbling with create videos – time lapse, video essays from stills, documentation using

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