Thursday, June 27, 2019

Movie Making: The Final Day!

We wrapped up editing today! After a grueling day of chopping up and throwing Chroma and Green Screen Keys on our raw footage, we got to add the elements of a film that bring out the magic! We added everything from wand dueling noises to car crashes to even a film score! One group finished a short film and the other a movie trailer. Check them out...

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

TinkerCAD: Special Edition (Part Two!)

Today was the other group's turn to take a crack at 3D printing! The Summer Academy students got some lessons on our CAD software, TinkerCAD. They learned how to move and adjust the workplane and objects, create holes, scale objects....the works! They get to pick up their keychain/nameplate designs necxt time they come to the library!

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Movie Making: Day 4

All of the movies have been shot and now it's time to edit!  Can't wait to see the finished movies!

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Movie Making: Day 3

Today is the 3rd day of movie making.  We had two groups finish principle photography for their movies and are now ready to start editing.  One other group is about to start filming in our PNG Studio B location!

With today, next Thursday and the Thursday after to work on our movies odds are pretty good that we might end up with some pretty great videos!

TinkerCAD: Special Edition

We had a very special TinkerCAD class today with the Mr. Fryer's Summer Academy students.  The kids learned the basics of TinkerCAD and created their very own name plate/key chain!  We'll get the 3D printers in the Next Gen Lab running and start printing out all of their cool creations for them to pick up the next time they're in the library!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Movie Making: Day 2!

While everyone started finishing up their scripts, we went ahead and started shooting scenes for the group that were already done! All of the planning that went into the last day is coming in handy; we're using our storyboards and scripts to shoot as efficiently as possible. We are about 50% shooting two movies and throughout the next two classes we'll wrap up shooting and prepare for the grueling editing process...

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Movie Making - Day One!

Today was the first day of movie making here at Project Next Generation!  It's always tough to stare at a blank page with endless possibilities and try to figure out what kind of story to tell, but the faster we write a script and cast our movie, the faster we can get to shooting scenes and editing footage!

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Hour of Code: June 2019

Today was a big Hour of Code session!  We had an almost full classroom of coders learning and honing their skills on!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Robot Club

Today was the first day of Robot Club for the summer.  We had a batch of all new students this time around and we are getting started from the ground up!