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I don't think I'm alone here, but I'd quite like the 'Results from My Recommendations' tab back.  I know it was flawed and that's why it was taken away, but it was still so great to see the remixes of pieces we'd recommended before.


Also, it would bring up results from collabs we've hearted and allow us all to stay abreast of the trends in certain collaborations, and particularly collaborations that have fallen off the grid for a time while other collabs are being featured/requested.*


[I don't really see much difference in the 'New Activity' tab as a whole and the 'recommendeds' tab.  They display the same records, but show us either who has recommended them, or who has created them.]


The 'Results of My Recommendations' tab would be so useful because it would allow for a wider audience of people.  If a record that has 10 hearts is resourced, then at least 11 people will see the remix initially (the creator of the original RECord, and the 10 people who hearted it).  There have been suggestions in the Town Hall that not a lot of records are getting seen, and I think this would go a long way to alleviating that.


 


 


* by this I mean collabs that are still in production, but haven't had any requests or attention recently.

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Apologies if anyone has submitted this idea already, but I was thinking with that along the topic of grades and whether they matter, that we could explore the other side of grading and exams.


Teachers.


With the ‘No Child Left Behind’ legislation that was enacted in 2002, schools would have access to federal funding, based on assessments, annual testing, academic progress, etc.


The pressure that is then put on teachers to ensure that their students achieve the standards (set by the state). If the teachers do not deliver results via the students’ annual assessment tests, they face a decrease in funding, a cut in their salary, and in some cases a drastic restructuring of the school which could include replacement of all staff and sometimes lead to the school closing altogether.


While the objectives of the bill lead to a positive direction (a higher quality of education), there is a lot more pressure on teachers to ensure that their students are progressing to the standard set by the state.


In my opinion, this standard does not take into account the individual needs of the students or the many different ways of learning.


The pressure put on teachers sometimes leads to drastic measures (such as cheating), and there have been cases of teachers who change students’ exam answer sheets.


Articles of resource:


Wikipedia


New Yorker


 

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Wanted to see what the violence of guns against the backdrop of beautiful opera would look like.


 


*text-free version in Results tray

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It's survived once already; here's why I'd save it again...


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Thought I'd record outdoors since it's such a nice day. ^_^


Apologies for:



  • squinting

  • the wind

  • seagulls


 

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RAW video using deadkiriyama's fantastic Future tarot card :)

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(Remixed based on some excellent suggestions by rejjie)


Scene 1


We are following a man (A, B and C) in a 3-way split-frame. Where the left frame is the Man A, the middle frame is the Man B, the right frame is the Man C.


A, B, C: Walking down a busy street


Man A, Man B, Man C: Looks up to see a massive flock of birds circling overheaad.


Man A smiles and keeps walking.


Man B gets out his phone and angles to take a photo.


Man C stares and gets poo’ed on by one of the birds. He reacts and then ducks into a nearby store to get cleaned up.


Scene 2


Man A arrives at an office building for a job interview. We see him shaking hands with his interviewer and sit down at a conference table, straightening his tie.


Man B is rushing down the street. He jogs into the office building and narrowly squeezes into the elevator before the doors shut.


Man C is still trying to clean his suit jacket while rushing, quite in a hurry. He runs into the building just as the elevator doors shut. He slams his hand against them, and then bursts through the door that leads to the stairs.


Scene 3


Man A has concluded his interview, and is shaking hands with his interviewer. He makes to leave and is smiling. When he gets to the elevator, he gives a mini-fist pump of celebration.


Man B is in the middle of his interview, but is trying to be nonchalant about wiping the sweat from his brow. He looks rather uncomfortable. The interviewer appears to be unimpressed with him.


Man C runs in to the lobby, sweating profusely. The receptionist shakes her head. Disappointed, he punches the button to call the elevator. The door opens and there is a woman inside. Their eyes meet…


Scene 4


1 month later….


Man A is in the building as before. He is on the phone in a cubicle with papers piled around him. His hair is dishevelled and he’s rubbing his forehead and scribbling on a pad of paper.  He looks rather unhappy.  We see that he is doodling a picture of a bird.


Man B is creeping through a wooded forest holding a professional looking camera and carrying a pack on his back. He sees something, crouches and takes a photo of a brilliantly coloured bird. He smiles. He knows he got the shot.


Man C is lying in a tangle of sheets as the morning sun pours through his window. As he sits up in bed, we see he was lying next to the woman from the elevator, who is still asleep. He strokes her hair once,  and rises from the bed.  Out on the windowsill, he sees a bird perched.  It flies aways suddenly.  He smiles.


END.

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Scene 1


We are following a man (A, B and C).


A, B, C: Walking down a busy street


Man A, Man B, Man C: Looks up to see a massive flock of birds circling overheaad.


Man A smiles and keeps walking.


Man B gets out his phone and angles to take a photo.


Man C stares and gets poo’ed on by one of the birds. He reacts and then ducks into a nearby store to get cleaned up.


Scene 2


Man A arrives at an office building for a job interview. We see him shaking hands with his interviewer and sit down at a conference table, straightening his tie.


Man B is rushing down the street. He jogs into the office building and narrowly squeezes into the elevator before the doors shut.


Man C is still trying to clean his suit jacket while rushing, quite in a hurry. He runs into the building just as the elevator doors shut. He slams his hand against them, and then bursts through the door that leads to the stairs.


Scene 3


Man A has concluded his interview, and is shaking hands with his interviewer. He makes to leave and is smiling. When he gets to the elevator, he gives a mini-fist pump of celebration.


Man B is in the middle of his interview, but is trying to be nonchalant about wiping the sweat from his brow. He looks rather uncomfortable. The interviewer appears to be unimpressed with him.


Man C runs in to the lobby, sweating profusely. The receptionist shakes her head. Disappointed, he punches the button to call the elevator. The door opens and there is a beautiful woman inside. Their eyes meet…


Scene 4


1 month later….


Man A is in the building as before. He is sitting at a desk in a cubicle with papers piled around him. His hair is dishevelled and he’s rubbing his forehead. He looks rather unhappy.


Man B is creeping through a wooded forest holding a professional looking camera and carrying a pack on his back. He sees something, crouches and takes a photo of a brilliantly coloured bird. He smiles. He knows he got the shot.


Man C is lying in a tangle of sheets as the morning sun pours through his window. As he sits up in bed, we see he is lying next to the beautiful woman, who is still asleep. He strokes her hair once, smiles and rises from the bed.


END.

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11 seconds.  World record for a rambler like me ^_^

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For Cerebis's collab.  2 takes; 1st is my favourite.


This is why I'm not an actress, ha ha.


RAW and encoded in h.264, but let me know if you want higher res versions, or if you'd like me to redo.


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