Math Teacher Professor April Fools Video Prank in His Class
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Math!
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The teacher answers questions people are asking:
The video you see is un-edited - what you see is what the students saw in class.
He used Adobe Premier and After Effects to create the on-screen video.
Yes, he practiced about 20 times to get the timing right. But yes, he also had audio cues that helped a lot. You can't really hear it in the YouTube video, but there is a "whooshing" sound right before the icon flies out of the window.
The classroom holds 125. He has 121 students in one section, and 60 in another. The class is a basic mathematics class for non-math majors. The topic for that day in class was basic trigonometry, they only do one day of trig, and the rest of the class is a broad overview of other areas of mathematics (algebra, probability, statistics, history of math, even one day about calculus).
He teaches at Biola University in La Mirada. Film professor John Schmidt taught him some of the editing techniques he used.