A really nice and usefull resource, from a good friend of mine. Here you have her own presentation:
The work has been chosen as a finalist (in Educational Category) for the 15th Flashforward Film Festival (an online competition and live awards ceremony showcasing and celebrating the best work on the Web). Winners in all categories plus the “People’s Choice” award will be announced at the awards ceremony on March 1 during the Flashforward2006 Seattle Conference at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center.
This resource has been designed and constructed to exploit digital technology in the context of Fine Art anatomical study. It is intended to facilitate the teaching and learning the anatomical and biomechanical foundation of facial expression morphology. The presentation of the material takes advantage of digital animation, interactivity and multimedia presentation techniques as the means to facilitate visual understanding and learning.
The primary goal is to provide the student and those interested, a convenient referance tool, facilitating familiarity and experimentation with the underlying anatomical structures using correct biomechanical representation of the different facial expressions.
The task of the professor is also facilitated by the use of an expandable animated image (employing a projector connected to the computer), in addition interaction (controlled by the professor or students) is multifunctional; since the different levels and independent functions allow connection of the application contents to any educational program, providing realtime delivery of examples to the student.
This is a compact tool, providing a basis for dealing with potential problems related to the proper representation of facial expression, eliminating the need for cumbersome teaching aids such as; slides and photocopies et. Additionally this digital presentation tool provides a complete supporting document solution for those institutions not equipped with such resources.
This is an english/spanish tool, distributed free under a Creative Commons License.
A Projector (autorun) is also available for Mac or PC. Feel free to contact me if you are interested in it.
In any case, if you use the tool I’d love to know about it.