Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Episode 2 "Spaghetti"

Episode 2: “How to Eat Spaghetti”

In this week’s snippet, Tweeter, my finicky parrot rejects a bowl of spaghetti. But this loss of appetite does not override a colorful lesson in grammar. The command form, the numbers from 1 to 5, and some help with pronunciation are included in this segment.

Duration: 12 minutes.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Episode 1 "Alice in Wonderland"

In this episode, I’m reading the beginning paragraphs in chapter one “Down the Rabbit Hole” from Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland”. Five Tapissary vocabulary words are introduced (pictures, conversations, watch, end, come), and you will see how each fits into the context of a sentence in the second part of this video podcast.

I made the artwork by quickly sculpting clay figurines, photographing them, then adding features such as faces, hands, and backgrounds using Photoshop. I made the music on Garageband. I also fashioned the miniature clay village at the end of the episode, which is called Ventiçello.