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Miami Writing and Technology Resources
- Circulation Desk, King Library: Equipment Checkout / Video cameras, flip cameras, audio recorders for check out. Bring ID.
- Center for Information Management: wide array of software available with Mac desktops (Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, etc) and staff who can help.
- Howe Writing Center in King Library
- CIM Studios, King Library
- Creative Commons
An organization that allows people to copyright their work under shared licensing agreements (meaning other people can use it).
- Chilling Effects
A website (from a libertarian slant) detailing threats to Free Speech online. Covers numerous topics including fan fiction, linking, domain names, etc.
Informed Consent / Release Form for Image, Video or Audio recording
- Informed Consent Permission Form (use for gaining permission from people whose voice and/or image you capture for photos, audio or video recordings)
Places to Find Images & Audio
- A rich resource of digital works, includes the following: American Memory Project (created and maintained bu the Library of Congress), Artstor (over 300,000+ images from around the world), and Greater Cincinnati Memory Project (archives from the city and surrounding counties in Ohio and Kentucky).
Creative Commons Search Page for Images, Sound, and Video Footage
- Do an advanced search on Flickr for Creative Commons licensed photos.
- Use a free stock photo site, such as stock.xchng
- http://www.dafont.com: A site that allows you to browse for hundreds of free fonts, plus you can type text in and see what it looks like in the various fonts.
- http://www.fontspace.com/ Hosts over 26,000 free fonts
- Behance Not all fonts on Behance are free, but I’ve linked here to a gallery of free ones.
- Pinterest There are numerous pinterest boards dedicated to fonts, just be smart about following links that have been pinned and make sure you search for free fonts.
Music and Sound
- freeplaymusic.com (music)
- ccmixter (music)
- jamendo.com (music)
- freesound (Creative Commons licensed sound effects)
- yahoo creative commons search (images, music, and video)
- prelinger archive (video)
- internet archive moving images (video)
- ourmedia (audio and video)
Free sites for converting video (e.g. YouTube files) to mp3 audio files
Downloading YouTube Videos to Your Local Machine
- imovie/1create.html iSchool tutorial
- WeVideo (for PC users, free, cross-platform, web-based video editing)
- Web Style Guide, 2nd. Edition http://www.webstyleguide.com/ (Note: This text is a bit out-of-date in its discussion of tables rather than CSS, but its discussion of basic design principles, particularly in Chapter 4 are excellent.)
- Designing With Web Standards by Jeffery Zeldman (2nd Edition)
This gives an overview plus some on principles of designing sites with web standards. It is written for all levels of knowledge and is quite informative.
- Guidelines for Writing for the Web according to Jakob Nielsen (note: these are a bit over-simplified, but still useful) http://www.useit.com/papers/webwriting/
Color Wheels / Color Design
- Color Matters, a site that describes basics of color and has tips for designing
- Color Wheel for Web Safe Colors http://www.ficml.org/jemimap/style/color/wheel.html
- Color Design Rules, a introductory sitehttp://www.writedesignonline.com/resources/design/rules/color.html#studychart
- Web Site Tips Color Scheme/Color Design Tool (**very useful)http://websitetips.com/colortools/sitepro
- Another comprehensive color scheme selector (**very useful) http://colorschemedesigner.com
- Digital file names explained (jpg, gif, toff, png, bmp etc.)
- Adobe Photoshop Basics (this is dated–written for versions 6 & 7, but many of the basic tool functions have not changed, so useful for learning what the heck all those tools can do)
- Adobe Video Tutorials & Tips
- Download Audacity Sound Editor (Download the stable 1.2 version NOT the beta version)
- Exporting MP3 Files in Audacity Using Lame Encoder
- Using Audacity–link to the official manual
- Official Manual (pdf you can download)
Adding Captioning/Subtitles to Videos
- On YouTube, you upload a captioning file that you create or that you pay a company to create for you. Here are YouTube’s directions: http://help.youtube.com/support/youtube/bin/answer.py?answer=100077 and here is a much better video from someone about how to add a transcript:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULNrcqdjAt0
- There are a number of companies that caption for you for a fee. One ishttp://www.automaticsync.com/caption/index.htm
- There is some freeware/shareware available. One is http://www.urusoft.net/products.php?cat=sw&lang=1 which provides a freeware subtitling software. This does look to be a bit complicated.
- However, it is also possible to simply provide a typed transcript of the video as a separate link (e.g., having a video on your blog and also a link to the transcript)