TUTORIAL

Acoustic Focusing Tutorial
Acoustic Focusing Tutorial
Applied Biosystems: 2010

This video explains how acoustic focusing technology allows for more precise data at high sample introduction rates and much faster rare event detection. About 6 minutes. With voiceover.

Client/SME include: Patricia Bresnahan, Jeff Croissant, Greg Kaduchak, Mike Olszowy and Michael Ward. 3D modeling: Lydia Jablonski and Vince Pallotta. Storyboard, animation and illustration: Lydia Jablonski. Technical editor: Coleen Miller. Tutorial production: Lydia Jablonski. Audio production: Josh Millman. Voiceover: Tenley Webb.

Attune® Cytometric Software Demo
Attune® Cytometric Software Demo
Applied Biosystems: 2010

This software demo shows data acquisition and analysis using the Attune Cytometric Software. Many features of the software are highlighted using a simple 2-color analysis of CD4 and CD8-labeled cells. About 10 minutes. With captions.

Client/SME include: Patricia Bresnahan and Gayle Buller. Technical editor: Coleen Miller. Storyboard, software capture, editing and demo production: Lydia Jablonski.

Tutorial: SPOT-Light® HER2 CISH
SPOT-Light® HER2 CISH Tutorial
Invitrogen: 2008

The SPoT-Light HER2 CISH kit detects HER2 genes in a breast cancer tissue sample. The SPOT-Light HER2 CISH online tutorial is part of a training and certification program required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to ensure that new users accurately perform and interpret the HER2 CISH assay. About one hour. With captions and quiz.

Client/SME: David Phan and Lilia Fulton. 3D models, animation, and illustration: Lydia Jablonski (Lead) and Kelly Christensen. Tutorial production: Lydia Jablonski. Quiz production: Josh Uhlig.

Flow Cytometry Tutorials
Flow Cytometry Tutorials
Invitrogen: 2006

Tutorials teach how a flow cytometer works, how scattered light and fluorescence are detected by a flow cytometer, and how the resulting data can be analyzed. Even after five years these tutorials continue to be one of the top search hits for "flow cytometry". About 1 hour. With voiceover.

Client/SME include: Jeff Croissant, Bill Godfrey, Mike Olszowy, Gayle Buller, and Jolene Bradford. Animation: Lydia Jablonski (lead) and Kelly Christensen. Storyboard, 3D modeling, illustration and tutorial production: Lydia Jablonski. Technical editor: Coleen Miller. Audio production: Josh Millman. Voiceover: Chris Shields.

 

 
Telling Stories

My first homemade TV is not a story of trips to Radio Shack and soldering things in the basement. No, my first homemade TV was made of cardboard, wooden dowels, and paper. Steps: 1)Draw a sequence of images on a long roll of paper and wind it around a wood dowel. 2) Cut a window out of the side of a box to serve as the TV screen. 3) Feed the roll of images across the screen to a take-up dowel and ...Voila! My first PowerPoint Slide show. With slow and jerky slide-in transitions. 

The fascination of this TV wasn't in an illusion of motion but in the Beginning, Middle and End of story-telling. Why not just create a big book of images? Because the screen holds more power. Imagine the thrill of creating your own TV content and having people just sit back and *watch* with the attention required to hold a sequence of images in memory.

Do we understand the content better this way? Sometimes yes. Sometimes side-by-side is easier to understand. The answer often comes when making a storyboard for an animation.