[Bf-education] Re: Blender tutorials

Ton Roosendaal ton at blender.org
Mon Nov 21 22:11:59 CET 2005


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On 21 Nov, 2005, at 21:34, Ton Roosendaal wrote:

> Hi,
> It's very impressive what you write, but I would advise you join the  
> educators mailing list we have. Here we've also discussed  
> opportunities for how to get certification arranged.
> http://projects.blender.org/mailman/listinfo/bf-education/
> BTW; we didn't put a certification system in place yet, nor did allow  
> any certifications yet... but we (Blender Foundation) also won't  
> charge money to people to start trainings. It is first mostly  
> important to set up help for educators, and exchange information.
> Official certification, if we want this to be a serious and valid  
> mark, should really be based  on some kind of verification. Maybe with  
> (co-developed) reference course material. I really hesitate to give  
> that out to anyone who asks for it. You wouldn't like that either I  
> guess!
> -Ton-
> On 19 Nov, 2005, at 3:17, Hector Castillo wrote:
>> Hi Ton,
>>    Before i get to the point of this email, i would like to tell you a
>> brief background of what i`ve been doing since a year now.
>>    I see no difference between the terms "Course" and "Tutorial", and
>> for that reason i use tutorial to define the act of teaching.
>>    I made a tutorial for Blender designed with the purpose that in 16
>> hours someone with no previous knowledge of 3D animation, modeling or
>> even graphic design, could make at least one animated video. It has a
>> theorical manual, half of it dedicated to general concepts of 3d
>> graphics and a brief history of 3DCG, and the other half dedicated
>> to "pinpoint" the concepts of the foundation, blender specifically,  
>> the
>> interface. There`s a second manual, the practice, made as a self study
>> guide, that way, people can repeat the tutorial with no need of the
>> instructor by his side.
>>     I preared the classes, charging a fee for teaching this in order  
>> to
>> cover the costs of renting the physical space and material used in the
>> tutorial, there`s a fee for my services and i reserved some for the
>> Blender foundation, but because of the low interest or knoledge of
>> people in Blender ther`s not a sufficient amount that justify a
>> transaction.  I would like to know if it`s ok for you and the
>> foundation the way i`m implementing this.
>>     And to finish, i would like to ask you about the steps i should
>> follow in order to have the foundation, allow me to say to people that
>> the certificates that i give are valid worldwide or something similar.
>> I could call you if you would like to so we can talk about this.
>>     Thanks in advance.
>> Regards,
>> ---------------------------
>> Ing. Hèctor Castillo
>> +58 418 503 0992
>> www.surteratec.com
>> Hector at surteratec.com
>> Barquisimeto - Venezuela
>> ---------------------------
>> ---
>> HEC
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