New version of big picture of computational physics
Thanks to the incredible feedback left yesterday to my very rough draft, I was inspired to put in a lot of time revising my video, and learning Camtasia and Final Cut in order to add some special effects to make it more appealing. I think there’s a lesson here somewhere, namely that great feedback makes you want to revise. I’m going to try to keep this in mind this year when working with students and especially on capstones.
So here’s the second draft.[vimeo http://vimeo.com/27681493]
Some lessons learned:
- Editing video is a huge time sink. I spent hours and could have easily spent days trying to tweak every detail.
- I’m still not sure how effective this is going to be. It appeals to me, and I think it gives a nice summary of why we’re going to devote some serious time to computational modeling, but I’m not certain that this will fuel them through the inevitable obstacles we will face.