if you are not familiar with stage6, it's like a high res youtube. one caveat however is you need to install the divx web player.
for people with fast internet it should buffer and stream quickly. for those with slower internets (me included) you can choose to download it for offline viewing. it uses the divx codec.
if you choose to stream the video make sure to press the little button next to the volume bar to pop out a window to see it in full resolution (1280x800).
this video is a primer on working with scanned and photographed images.
there's a glitch where some of the photoshop ui elements are invisible, woops! and it's my first time doing this kind of thing so i'm a little nervous/rushed. hopefully the next lecture will be smoother.
since this video kind of sits outside of the original scope of the class, all i can hope is that some of you take the advice to heart. for those less technically savvy (looking at you phil!)... don't fret, just try to absorb the overall philosophy about working with visual media. there's a lot of my personal theories inbetween the technical gobblygook. some day it might prove helpful!
any questions about the content of the video should be posted here.
the next lecture will come shortly and will have actual drawing stuff. the video after that will be critiques of week 1 homework.
btw i've been very impressed by the fact that everyone (or nearly, you know who you are) have turned in week1's assignment and i hope week2 fares just as well!