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About pec35

University of Pittsburgh Class of 2013 I hood a lot and I nerd some. Hood's where the heart is, nerd's where the words from.

5 Things Learned About the “Virtue”

Composing digital media…. even though it seems self explanatory, it took weeks to define. I’d like to reflect on the things that I’ve learned about Patience Carroll during the past three and a half months or so.   1)      She … Continue reading

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“Unorginality”.

The past and the future in terms of creativity are very different. In 2013, we live in a world where it is almost impossible to be original. Almost every though has already been written and every quote has been said. … Continue reading

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Using the Rate Stretch tool to get more use out of the PIP method

So for my blog post I combined the knowledge of two little tricks that we’ve learned to create one trick that may be useful in our video undocumentaries. Have you ever seen a logo at the bottom right corner of … Continue reading

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Juxtaposing Chess with Life

Odysseus’ Gambit was an awesome story, but I wasn’t too happy with the film editing techniques that were used. I get distracted easily by jump cuts and cuts to seemingly unrelated shots, but I understand what the author was trying … Continue reading

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Exposing and Unexposing

I love documentaries! I love how they’re more effortless to enjoy than reading biographies or non-fiction novels. Also, all of my favorite movies are “based on a real story”. I think documentary story telling is extremely difficult because it involves … Continue reading

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Creating a mouse-over prompt with HTML

Is there some sort of text on your web page that you really want the user to read, but think it may be getting overlooked? One way to make sure the user reads your text is to use simple HTML … Continue reading

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