Student Movies & Studio Move

The participants in our six-month intermediate course, That Creative Space, have been designing, filming, editing and uploading fabulous introduction videos, ranging from straight talk to their laptop camera to full-blown productions with animation and special effects.

Esther in Norway wins the Alphachimp Academy Award for her interpretation of Braveheart, painting her face with pastels as she prepares for a scribe battle!

We have loved watching them all and finally had a chance today to sit down and comment on most of them. 

Here are some "behind the scenes" of the last two weeks here at Alphachimp Studio:

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Registration for Becoming a Rockstar Scribe opens Aug. 1st

We have gotten so many great questions, sweet notes of support, tweets, and best of all... over 100 people are participating in our current class:

       Become a Rockstar Scribe at School or Work
      http://learntoscribe.com


At first, we thought that this would appeal mostly to passionate educators, students, and facilitators who don't necessarily think of themselves as artistic, but who want to incorporate visual learning into their work.

We have been honored (and bit intimidated) to see veteran graphic recorders and guru facilitators joining as well!

This is truly a global classroom: Students from the UK, Belgium, Singapore, Ecuador, Australia, New Zealand and all over North America have jumped on board. There have been some great questions and we will do my best to answer them all.

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QUESTION #1: WHAT TIME ARE CLASSES AND WILL I BE ABLE TO WORK THEM INTO MY HECTIC SCHEDULE?

The main question has involved the class format. So, to be clear, this is a self-paced set of video modules. Once you register, you receive one module every seven days.

The course is divided into six modules, one per week. But don’t worry!

There is no set schedule to view or complete any of the assignments. This is built for your personal development. Work at your own pace.  Each module builds upon the previous section and supported by videos, references, suggested reading, and PDF documents.

You can review videos and materials at anytime, day or night, on your laptop, iPhone, iPad or web-enabled device.

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QUESTION #2: HOW MANY SLOTS ARE AVAILABLE?

Our goal is to have the community be large enough to generate some real  energy and vibrancy, but manageable enough to actually get to know people and interact.

We currently have 99 people signed up on the waiting list, and fully expect to sell out once registration *officially* opens on Aug.1st. (For folks on the waiting list, we will open registration towards the end of July.)

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QUESTION #3: HOW MUCH DOES IT COST AND WHAT DO I GET?


First off, before Aug.1st, students will save $200 on the course. That is close to 40% off! Afterwards, the price will be $497.

Second, you will have access to awesome video tutorials packed with techniques, tips, tricks, and technology to kick-start your Rockstar Scribe status.

Third, those who have signed up are already sharing their hopes, dreams, and artwork in the Rockstar Trailer, a platform for uploading photos and  videos as we go through this creative journey together. So, this is truly interactive and, er, dare I say,... fun!

Finally, there are some pretty deep discounts available for groups of 5 or more, so bringing along friends and colleagues with pay off.

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QUESTION #4: WHERE DO I SIGN UP?


Funny you should ask...

       Become a Rockstar Scribe at School or Work
       http://learntoscribe.com

Hope to see you in our August class!

Harvard Business Review on Graphic Facilitation

Graphic recorder Stephanie Crowley depicts the central themes of the classic 1960 HBR article by Ted Levitt.

It's official: Graphic Facilitation lives!

I know this because the Harvard Business Review (aka. Ye Olde HBR) has published an article about graphic facilitators, examples of who uses our services, and the main point... our work can help businesses. 

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The Electric Scribe

The Electric Scribe from Alphachimp Studio Inc. on Vimeo.

Alphachimp Studio collaborated with a team of adventuresome creative partners to pull off live, electric scribing -- plus a trippy light show -- for 300 guests. This behind-the-scenes look at the show is set to wicked peppy music by Kevin O'Donnell's Quality Six.

FULL DISCLOSURE: We can't take credit for any of the incredible staging or brilliant technology... just showed up with a trusty MacBookPro, a Wacom tablet and a belly full of butterflies!

Diane Durand Illustrates A New Children's Book: My Brother, Autism, and Me

My brother has autism. My mother told me so.
In case you’re not sure what that means, I’ll tell you what I know…

So begins My Brother – Autism – And Me, written by Aisha Pope and illustrated by Diane Durand.

This book for children tells one little boy’s story about the good (and some not-so-good) times of life in his family with his brother who has autism.

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