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Some of television's most popular networks make their home in midtown Atlanta, so Fast Forward goes behind the scenes to find out what makes these networks … work. We learn all about their creative technologies as well as other aspects of multilevel media. Teachable Moments include a description of metadata and an explanation of how understanding gravity is essential for a cartoon animator.

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    1. If animators need to know gravity to make their work more realistic, what other principles do they need to remember (or what do you see them getting wrong a lot)?

    2. Pairing music with situations is something many organizations take very seriously, from sporting events and tv stations to grocery stores. Which leads us to wonder, why do grocery stores play the kind of music they do in the background?

    3. Creative technologists are some of the people behind infographics. Why are infographics so useful and where do you think they could be utilized to have an even bigger impact?



    Musicologist: an expert in or student of music as an academic subject, as opposed to someone trained in performance or composition

    Gravity: the natural force that tends to cause physical things to move towards each other

    Physics: a science that deals with matter and energy and the way they act on each other in heat, light, electricity, and sound

    Meta-data: a set of data that describes and gives information about other data

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Special Thanks

Betsy Holland, Matthew Drooker, Win Gowland, Jim Rich, Pete Scott, Brian de Tagyos, Chelsea Taylor, City of Atlanta

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