Friday, September 23, 2005

(Repeated from e-mail to keep it easy to find.)

If you want to use the O'Reilly books for Flash (or anything else)
through your MIT account, do the following:

1) Go to
2) Under "Information Tech Books", select "Safari"
3) Search for "Flash" or look under the "Graphics" section.

Good stuff abounds:

- ActionScript Cookbook
- ActionScript for Flash MX: The Definitive Guide
- ActionScript: The Definite Guide
- Flash Communication Server
- Flash Hacks
- Flash Remoting: The Definitive Guide

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Katrina Photos - Digital Journalist Dispatch

Here's a link to the dispatch I mentioned in class last week, which was written by New York Times photographer Vincent Laforet. It details some of the work and emotion that goes into covering a large-scale story like what's happening in New Orleans.

Thanks Geoff-- Compositing 101 anyone?

Thanks for the intro to Flash, G.

I am looking into securing space to give a basic compositing lesson. Please email me and let me know if you are interested in learning how to swap backgrounds in video- the basic principles covered would be rotoscoping, A over B compositing, and possibly film grain if we decide to use a static background. Easy stuff- I swear.

RSVP if you're interested so i can make sure I have enough monitors.
amandaf at mit dot edu

Start of something beautiful...

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