Making of our Knight Foundation News Challenge Video

My team recently submitted a project idea to the Knight Foundation News Challenge “How can we harness data and information for the health of communities?”  Out of the 643 entries submitted to the Knight Foundation News Challenge, our project “Open CANVAS: A Web Application Harnessing Google Street View to Collect and Share Data on Neighborhoods” was one of the 40 projects selected as finalists.  Each team was asked to revise their projects for the next round of review and to make a 30 second video explaining the project.

Here is the video we came up with…


How we made the video:

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Making Illustrations with PowerPoint

I have written previously about the value of including graphics in publications, here I show some ways to create your own graphics.  PowerPoint provides some solid vector graphics tools that can be used to create illustrations.  The image below was created entirely in PowerPoint using the Shape, Edit Shape –> Edit Points and the Shape Fill Gradient tools.

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