Archivo de la categoría: Multimedia

La Tarte Tatin de mamá

¡Era increíble! Más rica incluso que la Tatin comida en un bistró de París, al menos para mí. Es lo que se llama un upsidedown (lo del abajo queda luego arriba). Cada vez que tenía que llevar algo a la casa de alguien, le pedía a mamá que hiciera la torta de manzanas. Ella la había sacado de un antiguo recetario de harina Toay (ver foto al final), una harina que ahora no existe y que se producía en  la provincia de La Pampa.

Acá va la receta:

  • 1 taza de harina leudante
  • 3 huevos
  • 1 taza de azucar
  • 1 copita de Oporto
  • 2 manzanas verdes cortada en rodajas finas
  • 100 gramos de manteca
  • 1 taza de azúcar para el caramelo Sigue leyendo

La pasta de la infancia

Con las manos en la masa

No pertenezco a la generación del fast food. Crecí con mucho hogar y cocina casera. Con mucha mamá y mucho papá, con mascotas, entre muñecas, libros, diarios y revistas.

En mi infancia no hubo hamburguesas de Mac Donalds, ni panchos, ni mayonesas industriales. Tampoco  Coca Cola, ni televisión  ni edificios de propiedad horizontal. Crecí en un pueblo del interior de San Luis, rodeada de primos y primas, en una casa grande con patio y jardín, con perros, gatos y gallinero, con una mamá que estaba siempre en casa, me llevaba al colegio de la mano   y me preparaba el desayuno con café con leche y pan con manteca espolvoreado con azúcar. Papá, cariñoso y noble como pocos, me malcriaba y me enseñaba a escondidas a manejar.

Recuerdo todavía que siempre había rico olor a c0mida. Un puchero sabroso, una pastafrola inigualable o unas batatas asadas con piel en la cocina de leña. en los inviernos de varios grados bajo cero papá prendía el hogar con quebrachos ardientes y mamá preparaba un chocolate espeso para cuando llegábamos del colegio con Francisco y Graciela, esos primos míos que son mis hermanos de tanto compartir la infancia. Sigue leyendo

Multimedia packages to analize

A MOVING MULTIMEDIA

touching-hearts

This multimedia package is about american people who help to save lives of children in risk en South America. We can say that turns almost all the basics characteristics of good multimedia:  1) appropiate use of medium with a mix of images,  maps, audios, texts, sounds and off narration, operative words which increase the general atmosphere an add a quote of emotion which become package in a attractive work. Unfortunately, the’re no video but doesn’t realize because its editing is excellent. So excellent that you can think that it does include videos.

2) Compelling presentation: design is absolutely attractive trhough lay outs, graphics, moving photos, very good recorded audios, testimonies which show dramatical situations.

3) Easy navigation 

 

A DRAMATICAL PACKAGE

its-a-war

This multimedia work was prepared by a Los Angeles Times team about  how drugs war is killing people in Mexico. In regard to it I consider that gathers the three basics characteristics of good multimedia:

1) Appropiate use of medium: Videos, audios, slideshows, interactive maps, graphics, timelines, opinion, forums, users comments. Anyway I would prefer a more shocking presentation. I mean that rather than including graphics and numbers I’d choose a group of strong pictures to catch the user at the firs glance.

2) Compelling presentation: an attractive designs, mixing different scenes with killers stories presented as slideshows, bring up a powerfull efects about the tragedy Mexico is suffering today.

3) High usability because navigate it is really easy

 

 THE ANDES’ TRAGEDY

After thirty six years  sixteen survivors remember the tragedy in Montevideo,  all together for the first time

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This multimedia package was made by La Nacion team (online and print journalist together) last october to remember that legendary accident. The meeting had place in Montevideo some days before launching a new book about those dramatical days. Difference between this one and Alive, the story of The Andes survivors (1974, by Piers Paul Read), the first book published in regard to, arachive material, some parts of new book.

As multimedia package, I consider that  turns basic characteristics of good multimedia, but I’d add some things to complete it.

1) Use of medium:  this multimedia work have video interviews with some of the survivors (very emotional), timelines, historical pictures, audios, extracts of the last book, what the newspapers published about the story those days, testimonies, te voice of the author, etc. etc. I’d add more pictures, some audios interviewing the rest of the survivors (Cannesa, Nando Parrado, Carlos Paez, for instance),  a video with the old men who found them in the mountain when nobody couln’t believe, an interview with Carlos Paez’s father, the famous uruguayan artist Carlos Páez Vilaró who never lost his hope in those times, some scenes of the film (Alive), users generate content, opinion, interactive map.

2) Presentation: it’s ok but could be better through graphics and historial pictures, more videos and other testimonies.

3) Easy navigation 

FRANCO’S CHRISTMAS

 

 

In this link you can find a video I shooted of my son about Christma’s Tree. My husband and I are planning to use it as Christmas card to show our tree to all friends.

I edited with Windows  Movie MAker but firstly I had to convert the file from MPEG4 to MPEG or Windows Media with Adobe Premiere Element 3.0.

WMM didn’t admit my MPEG 4 files. It’s was very hard but I did it and I was very satisfied about it 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV5-568Nuso