Today at Apple “Creating for All Things” Course
As part of Today at Apple, the “Creating for All Things” series of courses is also open to the public for freeeducatecourse.By inviting a number of photographers and designers who are concerned about the environment and nature as guest mentors to share and useiPhone、iPadThe creative skills help participants understand environmental issues such as biodiversity and climate change from a creative perspective, so as to drive more people to join the action of environmental protection and speak for the earth.
As a representative of the course students, Gao Huilun from The Nature Conservancy shared a popular science video they made on the protection and restoration of oyster reefs at the closing ceremony, hoping to draw more people’s attention to the issue of ocean health.In Gao Huilun’s view, this series of courses gave them a rare opportunity to learn from professional teachers with different institutions.She shared that, because of budget issues, the publicity work of environmental protection organizations is mainly focused on the introduction of protection work, and the content of popular science content created by herself is much less, and most of the content has to be figured out by yourself. “Partners in the industry may have this experience,” Gao Huilun said. “More of our training may be around protection work, and very few (training) focus on communication work and empowering communication.”
Gao Huilun shares the final work
For environmental protection organizations, there are very few records of specialized teams for publicity purposes when they carry out their work, and more are image data saved for research during project execution. Without professional photography equipment, composition and aesthetics cannot be Mandatory, this is not a positive factor for post-propagation material processing. In response to this question, Gao Huilun got the most direct answer in the sharing class of West 21 Films – more shots. In addition to learning about the production process of professional documentaries, she realized that her work is different from documentary production, and it is difficult to instill the idea of storytelling to the front-line staff who shoot the content in the early stage of the project.The iPhone has always been one of their primary tools for recording on the front lines because of its portability and minimal environmental and operational requirements, with the help of the iPhoneChekaVideo shooting capabilities, they can crop the picture while ensuring the quality, plus shooting and recording as many as possible, “there must be one or two pieces out of a hundred that can be used.”
Xi Zhinong shares his creative experience with iPhone
As one of the invited instructors of the series of courses, Xi Zhinong, founder of Wild China and wildlife photographer, also shared the experience of recording with iPhone at the closing ceremony. He said that in the current era of national photography, everyone is an important image recorder, and the revolutionary change brought about by technological progress is what he experiences the most. “When I picked up the camera 39 years ago, it was the age of film, and video could only betelevisionTaiwan is only qualified to shoot. “From the huge and bulky VCRs of TV stations, to DV, to the currentcell phone, Xi Zhinong witnessed the evolution of photographic equipment in China, and claimed to have been a mobile phone photographer for ten years. In the video sharing he brought, he recorded the natural landscapes he recorded from the iPhone 5 ten years ago to the iPhone 13 today. In Xi Zhinong’s view, whether it is underwater, forest, or the far north pole, the portability of the iPhone allows people to record natural scenery more conveniently and flexibly, such as ultra-wide-angle field of view, macro shooting, time-lapse photography, or a Mobile phone stands can bring different perspectives of natural landscapes. “I hope everyone can make good use of the iPhone in your hand, this is a very powerful weapon, this weapon is a weapon to protect nature. “Xi Zhinong described the iPhone like this in his sharing.
Picture book sharing
In addition to using the iPhone to record the screen directly, many of the principle content in the popular science video needs to be displayed using illustrations and animations. In this “Creating for All Things, Together” series of courses, different instructors share how to draw illustrations through the Procreate app on the iPad. These courses also directly inspired Gao Huilun’s ongoing new popular science animation project, allowing them to better produce the picture elements in popular science animation.Gao Huilun also shared that through the time-lapse video playback function in the Procreate app, she can intuitively share the construction process of a real-life project with others by playing back the drawing process.“After this thing was sent out, quite a few people came to ask about this project, which is also some benefit to our institution.” This also made more people more interested in participating in the construction of environmental protection projects.
In addition to the practical application above, Procreate is more about giving people more freedom to paint on the iPad. Weng Zhe, an illustration editor working in the National Geographic Book Department of China, is the tutor for sharing illustrations in this course. Before working in the illustration industry, he was a programmer for an Internet company. “Procreate is a particularly good tool. It allows you to get started right away, it can be modified, and it can make many people who are timid on drawing paper try bravely.” Weng Zhe said. In his opinion, the publications of the natural direction in China are not diversified enough. This is also related to the concept of education. Many people will worry that they are different from others and cannot be integrated into the surrounding environment. This has become a big problem. troubles. Therefore, it is very important to start drawing and painting. After you start, you can discover your true love and expertise, and impress yourself, and then you can impress people like yourself, and then impress more people.Less rules and regulations and more going out to feel the nature can create better content.
At the closing ceremony of this class, in addition to the above sharing, student representatives from other environmental protection organizations also brought various forms such as comics, picture books, and photo albums. Through this Today at Apple’s “Creating for All Things, Together” course, participants, including the staff of these environmental organizations, gained more opportunities and inspiration to use the devices at hand to create.In fact, many times, the difficulty of environmental protection is to let more people know, such as oyster reef restoration, green peacock protection, etc. in this sharing. This is alsoappleWhat we have been doing, through the right to speak in the industry, constantly enhance people’s awareness of environmental protection in the field of science and technology, let the public understand the environmental protection work that can be done as a technology enterprise, and then drive more users and enterprises to join this ranks. Come. Although there will be many doubts in this process, for the environment, “making the earth a better place than when we explored it” is worth the joint efforts of all.