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Broadcast, June 6, 2019

Maddy Kim's PSA

Paul Merton's Birth of hollywood

Creating a new file in photoshop
Inserting and resizing images
Quick Selection Tool
adjusting images
Saving files in photoshop
Liquify Tool
Jack Hays: from the bottom

Meter x Meter


Take a Closer Look


Teaching with "animated Life: Pangea"


Adobe premiere elements tutorial


Tutorials from Wirecast

Weird and Wonderful World of Early Cinema


Examination Day by Trey & Antonio

Interactive Color Wheel


Below the line: NYTimes series about moviemaking

the work of sound designers

The Audio Project: What is a Foley artist?



Greatest Radio Show Ever

Orson Welle's 1938 broadcast of "War of the Worlds."

Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll

Using audacity

Recording Narration

1.      To begin recording a short clip, open Audacity by clicking on the desktop shortcut.

2.      Once Audacity is running make sure that your microphone is plugged into your computer or that your built-in microphone is working.

3.      Press the red Record button, you should see the track recording below.

4.      Then press Stop which is the yellow square.

To save to an Audacity project for re-opening later in Audacity, go to File > Save Project, select your location and name your save appropriately.

To export to an audio file for use in other audio programs on your computer, choose File > Export, and in the file name box, type in a name for your file, in this example we will call it "narration". Select your desired audio. WAV is usually compatible with most Windows programs. Click Save. When it asks for metadata, just press "OK".

Importing Narration

1.      To import an audio track go to File > Import > Audio and choose the file that you would like to import.

2.      In this example we will import the narration previously recorded.

3.      When the warning box appears press OK

4.      To import the rest of your audio files follow this same process and you should see each of your files appear as new tracks underneath the last one.

Copy and Paste

1.      To copy a portion of sound select it using the selection tool (shortcut is F1). This is located at the top center of the main group of toolbars, and looks like an I-beam.

2.      When you have the sound selected it will become highlighted.

3.      Then choose copy from the Edit menu or hit CTRL + C.

4.      Next move the selection tool to where you would like to paste the audio.

5.      To paste, click at the desired location and choose paste from the Edit menu or hit CTRL + V.


1.      To move clips around in time choose the time-shift tool (F5) from the same toolbar, which looks like a pair of arrows pointing outwards.

2.      Then click on the portion of audio that you would like to move and drag it left or right on the timeline to your desired location.

In this example we will leave a slight overlap between the two portions of background music.

After that we will move the first cry to approximately to 3.5 seconds.

Then we will move the second cry slightly after the end of the first cry.


1.      To do a fade-in, select the portion of audio that you would like to fade in using the selection tool.

2.      Then go to Effect > Fade In.

This will gradually increase the sound from silence to its original volume.


1.      To do a fade-out, select the portion of audio that you would like to fade out using the selection tool.

2.      Then go to Effect > Fade Out.

This will gradually decrease the sound from its original volume to silence.

Deleting Clips

1.      To delete a portion select the audio that you would like to get rid of using the selection tool.

2.      Then go to Edit > Delete or hit the delete key on your keyboard.

This will remove the audio, but without adding it to Audacity's clipboard. If you had wanted to remove that portion but then paste it elsewhere, you would have used Edit > Cutwhich would have cut the audio to the Audacity clipboard.


General Tips


Don’t be afraid to experiment — CTRL + Z or Edit > Undo will fix any experimentation.

Be willing to spend as much time as needed on your projects.


Sound Artists: Janet Cardiff and George Bure Miller

The Elements of Art


The Principles of Design


The Universal Arts of Graphic Design - PBS

Here's a great PBS Video:

The Art of Logo Design


What is Graphic Design? by Steve Quinn


Typography - PBS


Typefaces give us signals by erik spiekermann


The fundamental elements of design


How to use Photoshop Elements 11 Text Effects


Graphic Design references

Marian Bantjes


The Daily Heller - a compendium of Graphic Design


Paula Scher


Milton Glaser


New Bohemia hand painted signs

Anchor Lil 'Liv Raps!
Chad's Second Look at JM
"School" by Olivia

From 2012-13: Below are 5 videos based on the Ray Bradbury story, "All Summer in a Day."

The Day Without Rain by Kyle, Kendall, Ryter & Adrian
The Closet by Chris, Sophia, Jason & Sebastian
Margot (part 1) by Stevan, Jordan, Kiera, Everett & Cooper
Margot (part 2)
The Venusian Sun by Seren, Jack, Jeanne, Noah & Gerald
Electives: Video Production by Sophia, Frenel & Jeanne
Electives: Animation by Chris & Jack
Electives: Visual Arts & Ceramics by Kyle
Strange & interesting Ryter & Trevor
John the Custodian by Jack & Chris

Graphic Design Resources

The Daily Heller - Stephen Heller, Graphic Designer and Historian


Creative Commons


Symbol Signs


The Noun Project


Friday, Feb. 22, 2018

No broadcast today. Please read to your students. Thanks. 


Good afternoon, JM. Today is Friday, February 23, 2018.


On this day in history in 1945, U.S. Marines raised the national flag on Iwo Jima. American soldiers who fought for control of Suribachi’s slopes cheered them on and recorded the event for the whole world to see. After much fighting, U.S. forces finally took control of all the airfields on the island on March 3, eventually wiping out the last Japanese fighters on March 26. More than 6,000 Americans died taking Iwo Jima, and 17,000 were wounded, but the victory still stood for the U.S. Army.


Here’s what’s happening at lunchtime:

Mr. Noel’s board game club meets in the music room.


The Anime Club meets in Room 5


We present the Weekly shout-outs:


Dr. Anderson sends a shout-out to Isabelle Bennett and Madison Lee for their fabulous Debate Presentation! Thank you both for your time and energy!


Bunches of thanks from Mrs. Herbert, Senora Contreras and Mrs. Alvarez to the WEB Leader team who made a phenomenal presentation for the Moraga School Board last week: Brody Crouch, Max Rittmann, Lani Baliwag and Megan Mitchell!


Ms. Cortright’s AM Core class thanks Mrs. Bayuk’s AM students for being excellent “E” building neighbors!  You are our kind of people: KIND people!  


Ms. Lichti would like to salute Drew Wilkalis for going the extra mile to help in Foods class yesterday.


Ms Warmboe sends a thank you to Noah Hsu for all his help as a TA, especially with all of the filing!


In honor of the final days of the Olympics, here’s a history of sport. (video)


Stay kind JM, and have a great weekend.