Tuesday, April 23, 2013

You'll always be second best....

The second to last day of PNG, that is! It will always be second best to the very last day which will be filled with pizza and video games and ponies and unicorns and stories about people most of us have never met.

Most of the students engaged themselves in filming a new movie written by Chris and then editing it. The filming took a while so we may not have any full edits yet but we should have some partial edits next time.

Don't forget to look for the next quarter's sign up for Summer PNG! Its sure to be a blast.

Thanks for coming, everybody!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Animated Ghost Town

Today there was a lot of rain and a lot of flooding in Elmwood Park and the surrounding area.  School was closed and the library was even closed for a little while too!

The only one to show up for class today was Chris and he finished his animated gif and it looked awesome!

Unfortunately, we weren't able to get it saved in a usable format before we ran out of time, but there's always next time!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Return of the Gif

The kids made animated gifs today.  We don't have any to show you.  But stay tuned for a big post on Thursday.


Thursday, April 11, 2013

Music Video Showcase

So most of the kids finished their videos today.  Let's take a look!

Brian's Video (Brian schooled all of the kids and showed them how to do things)

Connor's Video

Nick's Video

Daniel's Video

Christopher's Video

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

"We both know there's no film in this camera."

Today the kids took the songs they had finished in the last class and began to build a music video around them.  We don't have any footage to start out with so we're getting a jump on things by using some free stock footage from www.videvo.net.  We also figured out how to download some clips from YouTube.

We don't have anything to show you today, but next time we'll be using the camera to film some more in front of the green screen and hopefully uploading some of our works to YouTube!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Day The Music Died

Today was the last day of music making for Spring PNG.  Some of the student's projects were pretty amazing in their creative remixing of the original song elements and blending with new samples from the Mixcraft 5 library.

Other projects were kind of OK, I guess.  Whatever.






Tuesday, April 2, 2013


The kids continued their audio journey remixing Nine Inch Nails today.  Their skills increased 10-fold when they discovered how to insert a new beat over the song's existing one.

Judge the results for yourself.