If you are curious about science and the natural world, you will enjoy EarthNews Journal podcasts from writer and host Jerry Kay, former host of Science in Action on KCBS Radio and Beyond Organic on Sirius Satellite Radio. Jerry produces programs that are fun, interesting and, most of all, inspiring.
By Jerry Kay/EarthNews Journal
Backlight is a podcast for marketing people, video and film producers, and anyone who has an interest in applying media and digital marketing techniques to their own businesses or careers. Each episode brings you a one-to-one interview with an industry expert from a variety of media, marketing and video production topics - to help you explore how to enrich your video content, and how to maximise distribution channels and audience reach.
By Slinky Productions Ltd
Photography has exploded in recent years as digital cameras have become affordable and easier to use. There are many courses that teach students the artistic aspect of "how to become a better photographer" or "how to improve your eye," but this is not one of them. Instead, students—from one-time users to professionals—become better photographers through an understanding of the technical aspects and terms of a digital camera. Learn why photos look blurry at night, why color management is important, what the difference between sports mode and portrait mode on the camera's dial is, and how to manipulate the camera without the need of these modes in the first place. Topics include exposure and metering, flash, dynamic range, CMOS and CCD sensors, color filter arrays, RAW versus JPEG formats, color spaces and profiles, editing photos with Photoshop, and optical and computational artifacts. Through lectures and hands-on assignments, students understand the jargon and compromises of digital photography that ultimately expose the workings of digital cameras. You are not required to own a digital camera, but if you do, one with a manual mode and an option for RAW is recommended. This is OpenCourseWare, licensed by Dan Armendariz of Harvard University under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. Visit http://tv.cse7.org/2009/fall/ for more material, including prior semesters and other courses.
By Dan Armendariz
Today's applications are increasingly mobile. Computers are no longer confined to desks and laps but instead live in our pockets and hands. This course teaches students how to build mobile apps for Android and iOS, two of today's most popular platforms, and how to deploy them in Android Market and the App Store. Students learn how to write native apps for Android using Eclipse and the Android SDK, how to write native apps for iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads using Xcode and the iOS SDK, and how to write web apps for both platforms. This is OpenCourseWare, licensed by Dan Armendariz and David J. Malan of Harvard University under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. Visit http://cs76.tv/2011/spring/ for more material, including prior semesters and other courses.
By Dan Armendariz and David J. Malan