This was my first streaming online class and I have to say I was please and felt it was worth the cost.
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has anyone watched the on demand yet?? i have the file and everything but it just won't seem to load. it has been "downloading the recording" for an hour or so already....is it even available yet??
hmm.. opchia I checked out the ON demand last night and it worked fine. Not sure what the issue could be. If the problem persists please forward your invoice and a brief description of the problem to me at scooter(at)theartdepartment(dot)org
I "attended" the session on Sunday, my first one in fact. I really enjoyed it and honestly would do it every couple of weeks or so (if not every week) at the $50 price.
The content was amazing. I really enjoyed the first video shown and the discussion during it. I would have like to see a few of the other videos shown in more completion (from start to finish), but understand the time constraints involved. Perhaps in the future when demos like the videos shown are created for specific classes, the "full" versions can be made available for download or viewing?
Technology issues happened, but they are somewhat to be expected. That being said, the CA team handled them like pros and kept us moving along at a reasonable pace.
I'm hoping to see similar sessions in the future that are based on traditional art mediums.
Many thanks to everyone that made this happen, including the participant artists. It was very enlightening and inspiring.
P.S. - I think someone asked earlier about Mac compatibility -- it ran just fine on my i7 iMac.
Thanks for the info craz! I got it up and running. Buuuut the video is showing up reallyyy bad quality on my computer and I'm running with comcast highspeed internet (broadband), the sound and everything surrounding is perfect but I know it is supposed to be running in HD and I'm totally not getting that. Its really choppy and the actual photoshop screen is really jagged and blurry. But then later on in the video when it is just the demonstration with Jason it looks perfect. I downloaded the female faces tutorial and it looked amazing so I don’t know whats up. I want to say maybe my computer is not powerful enough but I do a lot of digital art with very high resolution and high pixel count soooo…??? lol
Help if you can... thanks
Just finished the On Demand stream of this class. Very nice. I learned a lot and/or was able to see things in a new way. Certainly worth $50!
Wish I was able to afford TAD. Was a little skeptical how well you could teach art online but this stream impressed me quite a bit.
Also, where is the "assignment" thread for the 200 heads posted? Don't see it...
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thanks a lot hive mind!
This video changed my life. I'm not in school right and I think what you guys are doing at Massive Black is absolutely incredible. I would immidiately buy one of these every week and I think I speak for everyone on these forums- Thank You!!!
EDIT: I have solved this. Another link was posted a little later in the class. Now I just have to synchronize the video and audio. I guess these experiences have made it clear to me that I prefer a well produced digital download to a streaming class! No point in having these technical issues if you're not able to attend the classes live anyway...
ANOTHER EDIT: Guess I'm having to give up on this one. Did finally manage to watch the first movie but when I came back to resume the class I'm having all kinds of trouble skipping the part I've already watched. As a matter of fact the Elluminate application is telling me: »76:28 until playback resumes«. Please, you got to be kidding. Don't have that much time on my hands!...
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Can you still watch the female figure on demand and still pay the 50.00 to watch for 30 days?
Yes you can. Thanks for asking!
Yes, I posted video links in the class chat which you can stream high def video.
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Ok. thanks a lot. I'll give it try tonite. I'm pretty excited about this one.
I have no idea to watch this class again watched a little of it yesterday and logged off. I have no ides how to watch it again as well as don't have the receipt to it. what can I do about this.
For your information I did in fact enjoy the part of the class I have managed to watch so far! But it's very hard to follow a demonstration that is so technically flawed as this one. And it's very flawed by any standard! As you might well know the video is completely jagged up. It surely helped with the direct links but then you have the problems with synchronizing the sound and video. I can't jump more than a couple minutes back and forth on the Elluminate interface which makes it impossible to skip sections you have already watched!...
Last edited by Ben Locke; May 5th, 2010 at 03:02 AM. Reason: typos and grammar
sorry i don't understand how this works. So you basically pay 50 dollars to watch the tutorial, but after you finished watching it once, can you rewatch it?
Kume: As far as I understood you can watch it as often as you want for 30 days. But you have to be online during you watch it because it is streaming, not downloading.
My experience of the class (that which I got to see so far), was that the video indeed wasn´t as hight quality in the class, but for me it was good enough to view alongside while listening to Jason and the Others that pitched in. Later on I checked out the video via the link as you did. Guess there isn´t another fix for that, though you could try resizing both the class window, and the internet window(with the video) so they are alongside, and click play just as Jason starts it. Hope it helps at least, and I do hope you got something out of it, and that it wont be your last streaming class.
p.s: I´m deleting that comment. so sorry again. Dunno what came over me.
I was probably tired too after trying to make things work and maybe I was focusing on the negative. I have a really demanding day job and my interest in creating art is something I do in my evenings as a hobby to unwind (that is until I retire some 20 years from now)! That doesn't mean that I don't love art!
Anyway, I will try to make it work when I come home from my Aikido class this evening. Got past the first video session last night but would like to jump directly to the next session without having to replay the session I have already watched! However, when I try to scrub the timeline cursor forward the Elluminate interface stalls completely and sometimes even crash the computer. I really don't know what is going on as I suppose you should be able to fast forward/skip/replay sessions. Or have I misunderstood something?...
Could give it a try. I think it helps pausing and stopping seeing on demand isnt only a recording of the class but also the chat and everything, allowing you to scroll back to previous posts in chat window even though you are watching a recorded version of the class. (Dunno if that made sense)
If you are one of the few with technical problems please email scooterATtheartdepartment.org and he can assist you directly.
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are all future video tutorials going to be uploaded this way? ㄱ_ㄱ
I got the video on demand. But its really chopping and laggy...the sounds is perfect and everything though. i watched a bit of it but got really annoyed by it. I did hear him talking about another link which was provided for the people who attended it, and that seemed to help them all. I never did see a link posted except that first one which needed a password which i do not have access to.
Just wondering if someone can give me the time in the video in which a new one was posted? or was that just for the people who attended it live?
I believe they posted the second link shortly after the first one.. within a minute or two.
I really enjoyed the streaming course, and would LOVE to see more like this for $50. At that price, I could easily justify paying for such a learning experience. I watched it all on-demand over 3 days, as there were so many valuable tips in those 4 hours, I learned a lot and I had to try it all Love the format, and again, I really hope you will do more at this price! Highly recommended if you want to draw figures better.
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I cannot attend the classes because of different time zone and school, but the videos will always be available, is that correct?
I look forward to this.
Just finished watching this on demand, was enlightening. As always I feel I took away alot from it, especially as someone just starting out. Thanks CA =)
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Yes, I am wondering too. I sent a mail to Manley asking for the link, but anyone else who knows the link to the file, I will be thankful.
Edit: Found the link. I will not post it here but to everyone else who missed the streaming on May 2nd and want see the artist paint in higher quality; fast forward to 35:00 on Elluminate Live! and watch carefully.
Last edited by Lael; May 9th, 2010 at 06:00 PM.
But it's still to expensive for some foreigners like me. I regret I can't watch it