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Hollywood Physics

If I taught physics, I'd rent all of these, then use this and this to extract playback-ready clips. Then I'd salt them throughout the school year unceremoniously, as the attention span of my classroom demanded.

7 Responses to “Hollywood Physics”

  1. on 16 Sep 2007 at 8:15 amSinclair

    Brilliant link, Dan. Now I know which films to rent at the end of this term. Thanks!

  2. on 17 Sep 2007 at 1:08 pmTaylor

    I love doing stuff like that. Do you know of an extractor that will work on Windows? I used to use a VCR and a program I had to do that, but nothing is out on VHS anymore, and my VCR is broken anyway. Ever since I switched fully to DVDs I haven’t been able to extract anything.

  3. on 17 Sep 2007 at 1:26 pmMr. Owens

    You wouldn’t happen to know Windows equivalents off-hand would you (am googling away right now)? I was very clumsily trying to pause a DVD in the right place just last week wishing I knew how to rip the clip I needed.

    By the way I completely sympathize with these ongoing conversations about workload. I am in my second year with full time powerpoint in the classroom and quality is improving, but the amount of time I’m spending is way too much. Some ability to re-use and benefits from the learning curve, but nothing huge yet.

  4. on 18 Sep 2007 at 9:51 pmdan

    Here’s an article on ripping the DVDs. Here’s a utility which may allow you to select clips. This may be some help also.

    Never used any of these, personally, though, so good luck.

  5. on 19 Sep 2007 at 4:56 pmMr. Owens

    Excellent, many thanks! BTW, have been a regular reader from early days of a referral on Chris Lehman’s blog and have learned much along the way.

  6. on 19 Sep 2007 at 5:59 pmdan

    Geez … that was before this blog was a blog.

  7. on 08 May 2008 at 9:26 amSteve Bullock

    Easier ripper (mac only): http://handbrake.fr/