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Hey everybody! Is Mark back yet? Maybe we should try to automate this publishing thing to stay on schedule. What the heck, it's Mark's vacation time, so Simon May and I cover off this episode in the studio.

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Originate and develop the concept
This learning object encompasses the competency required to originate a project in film, television, radio or multimedia and develop the concept to that stage where it becomes the basis of a creative and effective production. It involves clarifying creative ideas, investigating and evaluating possible approaches, then developing the concept.
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Digital Cameras
Introduction to digital cameras including ISO, film speed, digital camera, charged couple device (CCD), lenses, SLR body, focal length, angle of view, wide-angle lens, telephoto lens, close-ups, aperture, exposure, f/number, shutter speed, focus, depth of field, lighting, indirect light, diffused light, direct light, three-point lighting, key light, fill light, back light, shadows, flash, backgrounds, composition, rule of thirds, framing, looking space, wa
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Silal
This sample shows the typical structure of silal, irons with high Si content (5.5-7.9 wt%). It is a grey cast iron alloyed with 4-6wt% Si to provide good oxidation resistance. The high Si content forms a dense, adherent iron silicate surface film, which is resistant to oxygen penetration. The flake graphite iron Silal was one of the first heat resisting cast irons developed. Spheroidal graphite Si irons have higher strength and improved ductility. The structure shows cored dendrites of ferrite w
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Silal
This sample shows the typical structure of silal, irons with high Si content (5.5-7.9 wt%). It is a grey cast iron alloyed with 4-6wt% Si to provide good oxidation resistance. The high Si content forms a dense, adherent iron silicate surface film, which is resistant to oxygen penetration. The flake graphite iron Silal was one of the first heat resisting cast irons developed. Spheroidal graphite Si irons have higher strength and improved ductility. The structure shows cored dendrites of ferrite w
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Silal
This sample shows the typical structure of silal, irons with high Si content (5.5-7.9 wt%). It is a grey cast iron alloyed with 4-6wt% Si to provide good oxidation resistance. The high Si content forms a dense, adherent iron silicate surface film, which is resistant to oxygen penetration. The flake graphite iron Silal was one of the first heat resisting cast irons developed. Spheroidal graphite Si irons have higher strength and improved ductility. The structure shows cored dendrites of ferrite w
Author(s): Prof T W Clyne, Department of Materials Science an

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Birefringence in a film of polypropylene
The colours in the image are the result of birefringence and relate to the residual stress in the film, following the biaxial stretching process. The uniformity of the colour (with contrast only where an additional thickness of film exists or where wrinkling has resulted in a different apparent thickness) is indicative of both a uniform film thickness and of the uniformity of the drawing process used to make the film. Note that unlike polyethylene, the film has not been permanently strained in t
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Silal
This sample shows the typical structure of silal, irons with high Si content (5.5-7.9 wt%). It is a grey cast iron alloyed with 4-6wt% Si to provide good oxidation resistance. The high Si content forms a dense, adherent iron silicate surface film, which is resistant to oxygen penetration. The flake graphite iron Silal was one of the first heat resisting cast irons developed. Spheroidal graphite Si irons have higher strength and improved ductility. The structure shows cored dendrites of ferrite w
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Modeling grain growth with soap bubbles
A box containing some soap solution is used to simulate a grain structure. Rigorous agitation will produce an initial structure of many small bubbles (grains), whose evolution can be recorded. The soap film that separates bubbles has a surface energy, and the area of this will tend to be minimised.
Author(s): DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge

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Making ‘Nativity’ - Debbie Issit
Debbie Isitt is a comic writer, film director and performer. She set up world renowned theatre company Snarling Beasties in the 1980’s to great critical acclaim. Her plays have won several awards including “The Independent theatre award” in 1989 and the “Time Out” theatre award in 1991 as well as Perrier Pick of the Fringe for three consecutive years. Debbie is renowned for her work with actors and improvisation. In this Coventry Conversation you can hear Debbie talking about "Nati
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Delamination cracks in h-BN particles.
h-BN particles were subjected to compressive stress in the (0001) planes (within a silicon nitride particulate-reinforced silicon carbide composite). The occurrence of BN inclusions results from the introduction of colloidal BN into the hot isostatic pressing process. They are formed from B2O3 present as a thin surface film on the BN particles in the barrier layer. B2O3 will be molten during the pressing process and will diffuse rapidly into the powder compact and react with Si3N4 to form BN. Su
Author(s): Dr K M Knowles, Department of Materials Science an

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Personality and values
Welcome to ‘Personality and Values’, one of several ‘Futures’ workbooks, which help you choose and prepare a career route after graduation. Like the other workbooks in the series you can dip in and out doing the exercises which are most relevant to you. You might want to include the exercises or the output in your personal development plan or e-portfolio The aim of this workbook is to help you to clarify or identify your personality type and work values as a step toward choosing work
Author(s): Leeds Metropolitan University

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Black Roundneck Crepe Dress with Pintucks and Pleating
Black crepe dress; round neck with pintucks in diagonals across the front of the bodice. Five pleats to front of the dress, three pleats to back. Three-quarter sleeves, three press-studs on right of the dress, four covered buttons to back.. Date: 1940 - 1949 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Clashes in East Jerusalem over the death of a Palestinian teenager
Israeli police fire tear gas at Palestinian protesers who hurled rocks and firebombs as part of a protest in Jerusalem over the death of a Palestinian teenager. Gavino Garay reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, na
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Coördinaten in een assenstelsel : Oefening
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Deze blaadjes worden gebruikt als aanvulling bij de leerstof rond coördinaten. De leerlingen tekenen een assenstelsel, plaatsen een aantal punten in het assenstelsel of bepalen de coördinaten van een aantal punten.


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In this Intermediate lesson, you’ll learn Spanish words about  Valentine’s Day. Visit us at SpanishPod101.com, where you will find Spanish lesson notes and many more fantastic lessons and learning resources. Leave us a message while you are here! Learn Spanish with SpanishPod101.com! How would you react if someone put you on the spot with a Spanish [...]
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Dismissing Some Myths about Chinese Americans
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Guinea Bissau
Guinea Bissau Conflict. Program examines the guerilla warfare underway in the African country of Guinea Bissau as part of the campaign for independence being waged in that country. Program is divided into two segments: the first consisting of an on-location British film about Guinea Bissau guerilla troop B-30 as it proceeds to an attack site, the second of an interview with Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC) representative Gil Fernandes, who discusses his work, backgroun
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Digital Storytelling Multimedia Archive
Digital stories are multimedia-authoring projects combining texts, images, and audio files into a short film clip (mostly 3-5 minutes). In recent years, digital storytelling has turned college and university classrooms into spaces of creative critical production. Digital stories have proven to be a powerful medium for students to represent a theoretically-informed understanding of texts and contexts in a form other than “traditional” writing. This multimedia archive on digital storytelli
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