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Email From Around the World

A small sampling of unexpected and much appreciated feedback

Last names, URLs, and email addresses have been omitted and content edited for brevity. Email from educators are at the end of the list.

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I would like to thank you for sharing your tutorials with the world. I’m a Dutch student myself, who desperately tried to figure out flash on his own and failed. I hate online tutorials, because they tend to ignore one key element — the “I-never-touched-flash-in-my-entire-life-and-no-one-will-teach-me” element. Even in the so called “basic knowledge” ones. Since I watched your tutorials, I can actually understand flash :P. So: THANK YOU!

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I’m a student from DMU university in England and am currently doing a degree in Interactive Design. I think Your tutorials are great. I’ve learnt more using them then i have in a year of my degree.

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Seldom have I seen (or rather listened to) such a great teacher, and I did attend “Sweden’s best school of new media”, Hyper Island (www.hyperisland.se), so I should know about the quality of teaching in this field as far as Nothern Europe goes. I just want to say: good luck and keep up the magnificent work!

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Hey Mike I would like to start by thanking you for your amazing flash tutorials. I have learned Everything i know about FLASH from you. I went from being a Graphic designer to a Web Developer using your tutorials. Again thank you. I wish I could have had a teacher like you in my high school days.

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Whoaa-what a great tutorial! The incremental, skill-building approach is perfect for beginner/intermediate Flashmeister wannabes such as myself. I came upon it while searching for a simple slide-show tutorial, which is not as easy to find as one might think.

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Although, I have become quite profficient in Photoshop, I’ve wanted to learn Flash for sometime, but Macromedia has always seemed like ‘French.’ So in viewing some of your tutorials, it has dawned on me that I just may be able to do this. At any rate, I was motivated to type you a note after visiting your site. I hope your students know how lucky they are to have you as their mentor.

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my name is jesse and i just want to thank you for your tutorial. it was so helpful to me. i’m a college student and started a little, and i mean little, business and i had absolutely zero flash nor website knowledge previous and litteraly in one week i posted my first website. you can check it out and try not to laugh too hard at all of the obvious techniques you taught that are plastered throughout the site.

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Look this site is absolutely amazing. I’m still not sure who runs it or why but I have been on it all day. The resource here is sweet. Never thought I would get the hang of flash in one hour. After that hour I just clicked around to see what else was there. So why are you doing this or is this for real students? I like the photo’s, where are all these people and who are they. Makes me feel like there is something big I’m missing out on. Looks like a big creative party. Well you said don’t forget to say thanks so here it is, cheers mate.

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I found your MacLab website, my life has changed, and mostly for the better, as long as we don’t count the hours I’ve spent playing your movies and working on your tutorials instead of sleeping with my wife! But that’s another subject . . . !

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[Subject: I learned more in three hours from your site then a whole semester in class] Hi, my name is Lisa, and I attend Nassau Comunity College as a graphic design major. I am currently rushing to finish a project (a flash based website), and your site is a MASSIVE help. My professor is a bit of a flake (I can not insult him much more, seeing as he is the compy deisgn major-domo of the department x.x), and has not been much help in instructing me in how to actualy complete the assignment. Not to say that he does not know, nor that he is not a good teacher, but I suffer from Aspergers Syndrome, and it’s a sucky learning disability. I usualy slog through it without too much difficulty, but I seem to have a massive mental block when it comes to paying attention in this class (it did not help that, on the second class, we spent three hours going over the img and background tags in HTML. I think my brain turned it’s self off at that point). Anyway, thanks for offering these awesome on-line tutorials. I may get this bastard of a project done. You are obviously quite a devoted teacher, and you have earned yourself a new student.

 

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[From the same young lady] Hi there! I sent you an e-mail about six months ago telling of how your web tutorials had single-handedly saved me from website failure doomy stuff. Once again, they are saving my [rear], as I am creating my final portfolio website and CD. Once again, you rock.

 

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This is my favorite bookmarked page for learning flash! Thank you so much! It feels like school and I enjoy the tutorials. (I’m only a little over 50 and I don’t ever want to stop learning!)

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I am a sophomore at Murray State University here in Kentucky. I have been trying to find a site/forum/anything that could help a novice like me learn Flash. I have been dabbling in Dreamweaver and Fireworks and have become quite versed in Photoshop (over about 7 years), but Flash had eluded me until I found your site on a Yahoo search. I learned more in a couple of hours browsing and downloading your tutorials than I ever could have by scanning through books or even worse, poking through it myself. I have been working with HTML based web development and as you know, there is only so much a static site can do. I think it is awesome what you are able to teach your students in a High School setting. I just wanted to say thanks for doing what you do and to keep doing it.

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[from a former student] Last quarter at the Art Institute, I took a class called “Fundamentals of Animation,” it was a basic Flash class, which I was very scared of because I hadn’t used Flash since my senior year of high school. Much to my surprise, I knew more about Flash than the teacher did. When I got asked for help (from the students and teacher) I would refer to the Mac Lab tutorials for a brief reminder of what to do. You should take it as a compliment that your tutorials transcend the high school-college-work gap. Very impressive indeed.

 

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I have a graphic design background and have been trying to make headway and crack the Flash code for a long time. There just isn’t anything on the web that is as clear and easy to follow as your tutorials. I started working with them when they didn’t have any sound. They were a big help to me then and continue to be so to this day.

I’m not the only one in my family who appreciates what you do. My 13 year old son and I have been homeschooling for a couple of years now and when we just couldn’t take another minute of math, science or social studies, we’d sit side by side at our computers following your tutorials and improving our Flash skills.

Now that I’ve waded through most of the Flash tutorials, I’m looking forward to seeing what more I can learn about Photoshop!

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I just wanted to thank you for all the Flash tutorials you’ve made available on the Mac Lab site. Without going in to any long winded explanations and taking up your precious time, I’ll just say that those tutorials you’ve posted are incredibly helpful and well put together, I feel like I’ve basically taken an entire course in Flash over just the past couple days of working through them. I’m a graphic design student in BC Canada and it seems any employer here wants graphic designers to have Flash knowledge as well as Print design knowledge. Your site is easily the best and most comprehensive site I’ve come across for learning Flash. So thank you for that. Not only do I feel I’m getting an education worth paying for for free, but it’ll make me more employable.

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I just had to take a moment to say thank you for posting these wonderful tutorials. These have been some of the finest presentations I have used for resource. Best wishes to you in the New Year.

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I am a 19 year old music student studying in Stockholm, Sweden. I today visited your site maclab.guhsd.net that indeed served me with some hands-on solutions to Flash 8 matters that I have been thinking of for a long time. You see I study music science, but work for an ad agency on my spare time, and want to improve my flash skills. Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge.

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I would just like to tell you how wonderful and intuitive your site is. Your tutorials are excellent and unintimidating. I have learned so much in very little time. Keep up the great work.

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I am a recent (2005) graduate of Marquette University with degrees in Computer Science and Art History. I have always loved web design, and taught myself HTML, Javascript, and other odds and ends useful in web design, but was always daunted by Flash because it looks so immense when knowing nothing about it. I read many tutorials, even bought a book, and found I was (though slowly) moving towards some comprehension.

Then I stumbled upon your site when looking for a tutorial for masking. I have watched every single one and check the site once and a while for reference. They have helped me immensly–not just in learning tricks of the trade, but in actually understanding how Flash works, which in turn has helped me learn other items not mentioned in tutorials. I have my own blog and now run a web design business (well, nearly a business), and know how nice it can be to receive feedback on my writing and on my designs, so I just wanted to thank you for all the time and effort you put into these incredibly useful tools. Im sure you have reached all ends of the earth.

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I am from France and I discovered your website about all your tips and tricks on Flash !!! YOU ARE A GREAT MAN !! Thank you for helping us like that !! Thanks a lot for your videos it helped me a lot !!! Specially for “The Best Buttons Use this Technique” Tutorial… It roxx 😀

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I must say am impressed by your work. And you claim to have began in 2002? you are kidding ;D. I am a student all the way in Kenya (Africa). I have learned a great deal from yoursite and faster too. Do you have any stuff you sell i.e tutorials? I would love to buy some because you are teaching from a teachers point of vew and not like someone in the industry would do. Thanx for your great help and input.

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I was led to your website through the web of twitter and I can’t begin to tell you how cool it is to see the work you’re doing! I was home schooled through high school simply because I wanted time on my own to pursue my own creative studies; your work at Valhalla has renewed my faith in the educational system. Having been through two years of a “digital media” degree, I think I can safely say any one of your students could literally school me in any related subject!

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I know your a busy man, but i felt compelled to email you and tell you what an excellent aid Maclab is to me at the minute. I am a first year university student in Manchester/UK, studying Web and Multimedia Design. Although the teaching here is amazing, its sometimes tough to remember a certain step in a method of creation that was told to you hours or even days ago. Maclab has enabled me to look back at specific tasks, and i have followed many of your tutorials to try and grasp a better understanding of Flash.

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I just wanted to say that I just found your website (a friend recommended it to me) and I am following your tutorials in Flash CS3. I am just mailing to let you know your tutorials are great and you are helping me a lot in getting started with Flash. I had never worked on it before and I believe I am lucky to find such a nice set of tutorials to help me. I will definately watch your other videos as well (Photoshop, Dreamweaver etc).

By the way I am a Greek student (19 years old) studying Computer Systems Engineering in college.

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I just wanted to send a note to say how much I appreciate you taking the time to share your knowledge with the world in such an unselfish way. I have long been interested in learning flash having mastered Adobe Creative Suite over the years, but as a busy executive and family man I do not have time to take classes. Your website is truly a wonderful asset to people such as myself, and you probably never hear from most of the people you help. For what it’s worth, I am truly grateful.

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You don’t have to answer this. I just wanted you to know that this is the best set of tutorials for Flash I have found. Most important, I LOVE your aesthetics.

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I know you have to get hundreds of “Thank You” letters from the Adobe CS tutorials you made and this is another one. A friend of mine wanted a web built for his company. At the time he asked me, all that I ever did with flash is make a blur image for our website from a difficult to understand tutorial I found. Me being the person to never back down from a challenge, I went scouring the internet for any tutorials on Flash that I can find. I don’t know how I came across the MacLab tutorial but when I found it, it was like an internet epiphany. Your tutorial was so helpful that after two weeks of going through all your tutorials, I was able to create this site for my friend (I want to tweak the how the content looks and comes in but he loves the site as it is). The site is the attached file.

Because of your tutorials I’ve secured my first client to create her website! I’m also going to redo my group’s website now because of what your tutorials have taught me. Hopefully I can make it good enough to be worth of a Webby nomination. Mr. Skocko, you are truly a righteous person. You have enabled me to create another source of income in a time where the economy is just awful. I’ve told all my friends about your site and how informative it is. The students that are lucky to have you instruct them in person probably won’t realize how beneficial your instruction was until they are out in the real world and see how other designers create their projects. Being self-taught in Photoshop, Quark and InDesign it was really dope (sorry I don’t say awesome) to have an instructor that teaches and leaves you with all the knowledge about a concept and leaves no need to ask questions.

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I always wanted to learn flash, but never could find a program or tutorial. I found yours on the net, and it helped me get started. it seemed that all the other tutorials were too hard to work with, because I had never used flash before.

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Thank you so much for ur tutorials! They’v helped me alot in understanding flash so now im able to make it futher on my own. I tried several books on flash before but nothing could b compared to ur awsome videos. i just can envy u having such a lessons in the US, cuz im 99.99% sure we’v got nothing like this in Russia.

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I understand that you do not like the formalities (I read your FAQ and the entry from the blog) however, I wanted to extend a thank you for the tutorials that you have on your website. I am a student in Orlando having to complete a website for a class project. I searched online for Flash 8 Tutorials and found your website, quite frankly I didn’t realize it was a class, I just saw the tutorials and used them. They were very helpful and allowed me to put some finishing touches on my site. I wish you and your students all the best and thank you again for creating these amazing tutorials.

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Greetings from Hamburg. Thank you for this amazing tutorial: Pull-Down Menu Using the Best Button Techniques!! Really! It was fun and exactly what I needed.

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I just wanted to drop you a couple lines of my eternal gratitude. I came across your Preloader tutorial after tons of wasted time scouring the internet for a turnkey solution to my preloader woes. I am a beginner flash user, but my job called on me to plug in a preloader to a flash movie on our companies website. Your notes and actual video on how to implement the preloader was a tremendous lifesaver. I cannot thank you enough. Keep up the excellent work.

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I’m a Computer Science & Engineering major in my junior year at The Ohio State University. Recently, I’ve developed interest in web design and animation, trying to increase my computer skills beyond hard-coding. I took a semester class in high school on web design and digital portfolios, so I learned quite a bit about photoshop and Adobe GoLive. I’m fortunate that now I have quite a bit more resources supplied by the school. Anyway, to get to the point, I’m trying to learn Dreamweaver and Flash 8. I’ve found your website extremely helpful, and your Flash tutorials have taught me quite a bit. It’s pretty cool that some college student in Columbus is benefiting from your lessons even though you teach in California.

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I am writing this e-mail to show my appreciation for the Mac Lab site you have up. It is such a wonderful resource; I can’t imagine trying to learn such complex programs without this kind of step-by-step approach. Thank you for your time, and I wish I was in your class.

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My name is David and I’m a student of UC Berkeley. I just wanted to say thank you for creating your useful website. I was looking for flash tutorials and ran into it in my searches. Your tutorials are very clear and your teaching style is simply phenomenal. Coincidentally I am a graduate from grossmont union high school district. In fact I was very close to your school; I attended Granite Hills High School. I really wish I had the chance to attend one of your classes!

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I just wanted to take a couple of minutes from watching your videos to tell you how much I appreciate the time that you put into helping those that were previously lost in Adobe Flash. I graduated from college in 2005 and I am now working for a well distinguished company as a graphic designer. I came to the company to do 2d media on mostly printed materials. I do have a little web design experience in Dreamweaver but it really isn’t that extensive. I just recently received the task of redesigning one of our restaurants web sites. They want to move from a straight html site to a more interactive version. I built the shell for the flash content, but then I realized that I didn’t really know too much about flash.

I tried learning Flash back in the MX version but I was to immature for it at the time I guess 🙂 I even bought the Flash Bible. But what I found out about these books was that I am a very visual learner and a lot of those books don’t even tell you a good solid technique about how to structure your work. I searched online for the past 5 days trying to find online tutorials and I stumbled onto your site. I really appreciate your style and ability to get the point across without making the student feel like there is no hope in sight. You don’t BS around either and that makes it easier for me to stay focused on the task at hand.

When I got the web redesign assignment, I wasn’t quite sure if I would be able to pull it off. But now that I have started watching your instructions, I have no doubt that this redesign will be a complete success. I have gained more knowledge about Flash in the past 2 days than the entire time I have tried learning elsewhere.

Thanks again and I hope you continue to give the tools to the ones who value them.

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Impressive! Mr. Skocko, thank you for being SO generous. I really appreciate you sharing your tutorials with the outside World. It’s hard to find selfless people like yourself.

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I just wanted to email you about a few questions and comments. First off you really are an awesome teacher. I am not one of your students yet I take part in learning from your tutorials everyday. I really enjoy your style of teaching and to be honest, you have taught me more than books, videos, etc. have.

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It’s been a while since I’ve come across the MacLab but I do visit often. I discovered it when I got my first mac more than a year ago and it has been a guiding light ever since. For the most part I just wanted to say thanks for making such a contribution to not only the Flash, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and C4d world but also the mac world. Watching your movies have taught me so much about keyboard short-cuts, and just plain mac use. I’ve started my own business and my roots lie here, seriously!

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Thank you. Your tutorials are the best!
Francesca from Florence, Italy

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Please don’t take the time to reply to this. I only want to tell you that your tutorials have been immensely helpful. And I was so impressed with their quality, I found myself reading your charming bio page. I can’t resist writing to wish you and your lovely family VERY happy holidays, and all the best in the New Year.

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Just wanted to say you’re an inspiration, and your students are sure lucky to have someone so dedicated. Your love for teaching and your respect for them is apparent, and I believe it’s the reason your student work is so strong (it truly is). Best of luck, and thanks for the inspiration.

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I just want to thank you for mac lab. I have been in business for many years coming from an old school print background. I have been designing and printing since 1965 and I had to self teach myself the programs since the trades changed from lockup hot type in chases to cold type on old typesetting compugraphic systems, and moved to computers.

To make a long story short, I reviewed your Illustrator CS3 on mac lab  and I learned things about some of tools that I really did not even know in all these years..cudos and I found a great new magic in the program this morning. Tomorrow morning, I plan to review Photoshop because there is so much there that I don’t know. I only use the basics, but as I am approaching more into Flash, Dreamweaver (learning) and 3D animation I have a great excitement. I am testimony to an old dog learning new tricks and loving it.

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My goodness, you really must be super human, or should I ask what vitamins do take? Where do you get your energy?

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Last year I spent 7 months in Australia and to kill some of the time I decided to build a flash site for my business. After a small amount of web surfing I stumbled upon your video tutorials. I found them to be very helpful, easy to use and jam packed with clever hints and insightfulness to the flash program. I was very impressed to learn that these video tutorials originated as a teaching aid for students. I hope that my small donation is of some help to you. Please continue doing what you do, and please let the students know that their work I have seen through the MacLab site is excellent and should easily help to launch their careers.

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I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know how awesome of a teacher I think you are, even though I’ve never had the opportunity of physically being in your classroom… hehe.

I’ve learned more about Flash from watching a few hours worth of your tutorials than I have learned about other subjects (Photoshop, Maya) in entire semesters at the local State college I attend here in Utah. Your students are incredibly lucky to have a teacher like you.

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I “stumbled” onto your site looking for Flash tutorials. And to be honest with you- it is the BEST!!! Thank you for such an AWESOME job on Mac Lab!

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warm greetings from gothenburg, sweden! first, thanks for putting up thoose nice flash 8 tutorials for us outside and thoose inside the mac lab. i have been away from the design world for almost 5 years, and one year ago i bought myself a powermac 15 to be able to start designing again, such as sites etc. i have joined school again at age 28, and am now taking classes for one semester in flash, illustrator, photoshop, flash and print. you should know that after classes daytime, your tutorials give me so much and are supporting me tremendously alongside with my notes and books. your calm voice and the humour you put in thoose tutorials together with the way you instruct make them a beauty to watch. also, you can easily feel the heart you put in your work by following the tutorials and reading your blog. it’s nice to see a teacher caring so much for his students and work as you seem to do! and by watching your student’s portfolios you can tell that your work does pay off very well!

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I live in San Felipe, Baja Mexico. I am trying to learn Flash 8, your tutorials are excellent. You don’t have to answer; just thought you might like to know how helpful your tutoials have been.

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Just a quick note from Lanzarote, Canary Islands, to say thanks for the Mac Lab site.

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Thank you for helping me to understand Flash. You helped me to solve a problem I have been thinking about for a year, in just minutes. We need more people like you in the world. You make it a better place.

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I’ve been meaning to write you earlier but didn’t get round to it. My name is Angie, I’m from Greece and I’m 28 years old. I spent one semester in California (in 2007), at Golden West College (Huntington Beach) and your Flash tutorials felt like they were godsent and got me an A (thank you for that – not that my teacher there wasn’t awesome too)!

What you do is so inspiring that I was actually thinking of coming to see you when I visited San Diego, shake your hand and tell you that people like you make this world a better place for the rest of us! I mean it!

Both my parents used to teach (and hopefully I’ll start teaching soon too) and I’ve seen the kind of difference one teacher that actually cares can make in a student’s life. I’m sure that many many people have you to thank for their success and the kind of people you have helped them become.

I imagine what you do must be very tiring and time consuming and probably the lack of resources gets frustrating from time to time, but I hope the love and appreciation you get from people helps recharge your batteries and you go on spreading your knowledge and passion about art for a long time.

P.S. Your tutorials are a-m-a-z-i-n-g !!!

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My name is Ben and I stumbled on your website while trying to find resources for my senior thesis. For my thesis I have been using your tutorials which have been extremely helpful. Thank you.

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My name is Benyam from Ethiopia. One day I am thinking about flash and I’m said how works flash, if I luring this I will do best thing to my website. I have to know how it’s working searching the best free tutorials in the web and I find you r best website and I find yours. There is no such an animation college or institute, so you school not only help your class students there you have student in other world, so if you like to see my work give me your answer and I will send you as soon as possible, I love to send you my work I am work my project by using adobe photo shape cs2 and your bust tutorials. There is some thing I love to tell you that is, if I get the other tutorials like Cinema 4D if I get this all tutorials I become you best student, can you say some to my coz that is my hope, and it mack me hard worker, now I am luring in Information connection Technology (ICT) in diploma in Ethiopia. I am top student in all computer coerces.

I am expecting your email. 10Q for reading!

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Email from Educators

I’m a lecturer in the Design department at Griffith University (State of Queensland in Australia). I recently stumbled across your MacLab site and was really impressed. Whilst our own websites will of course continue, I was wondering if I could refer some of next years new students, if they are having difficulty, to your Flash 8 tutorials? The tutes are so well written and whilst covering all the basics, they also incorporate new and additional features.

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I’m a college instructor at Boston College. I first saw your tutorials a few years ago and showed them to a few students looking for additional help. At one point, I believe I wrote asking for permission to direct students to a few tutorials. It’s been awhile, so I just wanted to be sure you knew you’d have some visitors from Boston College to your site.

You do an amazing job and I can only imagine the time you’ve put into developing this online resource.

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I’m a lecturer of Music Production at the Academy of Contemporary Music in the UK. We run a course called New Media Applications as part of the Music Production degree, designed to help Production students self promote. As the course only covers two trimesters, we only really get to scratch the surface of most programs before moving onto the next. There are always students that wish to go into greater depth and I’d love to have permission to direct them to your site. The potential resource you have provided for teachers and students of new media across the world is priceless, and I can’t thank you enough.

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I was fortunate enough to attend your workshop at the CUE conference! Thank you for your inspiration! I am a 2006 master’s grad from APU in Ed Technology (teacher of PE & Driver Ed- 25 years) who went back to school not only for salary advancement but a new career path! I have fallen in love with Web Design and all that comes with that – a blogging queen, I should add too. I am subbing in for a Web Design teacher on maternity leave for the whole semester and I’m almost drowning! Bottom line! I’m emailing to request permission to link to your sight to help me manage 4 classes of Web Design II (advanced) where I don’t even know Flash or Photoshop! I’m intermediate in Dreamweaver so I’m ahead of my students by about a week or so…

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I just wanted to send you a quick note letting you know that I have been studying your tutorials to figure out a way to more effectively teach digital media. I am a professor at the University of Texas at Arlington for Digital Design, and have been working on the idea of on line tutorials, after seeing the maclab I finally seen a way to put it all together. With your cue i downloaded snapz pro x and hope to start develop my own tutorials for the class specific to our needs.

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I teach Web Design (Internet Programming) at San Pasqual. Your tutorials are awesome! I have used Flash resources from the Visual Quickstart book, CUE, and some I put together myself–but these really are for beginner to early-intermediate users. Clearly your tutorials will help me teach my students how to create a truly Flash-based Website. Could I use your Flash tutorials?

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Thought I’d let you know that I linked my Masters students to your site before I read the FAQ thoroughly. Sorry about that! Hopefully they are e-mailing me with questions and not you.

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…I am an Asst. Instructor from a university here in the Philippines. I came across your excellent tutorials the other day. I first stumbled upon the older ones about Flash 8 actually, and I still think even those ones would be quite helpful even to those working on newer versions of Flash. I appreciate how you take the time to stress the fundamentals and put heavy focus on common errors that might be encountered if one ignores learning these basics. I’ve only watched a few videos as of this time, but I did especially enjoy the ones where you talked about the object drawing mode and the intricacies of selecting shapes. Many of my students come across the same issues you talked about in those videos. If I had a nickel for every time I had to repeat the phrases “please make sure that object drawing mode is turned off” and “be sure to select both the fill and the stroke before you convert the shape into a symbol”, I’d have enough money to switch our lab computers to Macs! LOL. So thank you for those videos. You’ve reaffirmed my belief that I have to keep teaching and emphasizing those fundamental concepts even if I sound a like broken record. Because even though these fundamentals can be boring to learn, it really does help in the long run.

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Thank-you for posting the many insightful tutorials! I’ve learned a great deal from them. I’m a student teacher at St. Michael’s University School, Middle School, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. May I have your permission to reference the site to my five Grade 8 animation students?

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Just came across your tutorials at maclad the other day while browsing for some tutorials. I’m an ICT specialist at one of Auckland’s primary schools and am running a day workshop for ‘high flying’ ICT teachers who want an introduction to flash, what it can do, and how it can be used in the classroom. Although we are PC users your tutorials will come in very handy. Well done – excellent work.

Hope you don’t mind us using them.

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[from an Art Institute instructor in Texas] I have just found your tutorials and find them to be informative and straight to the point. good for those that dislike reading books. What steps need to be taken in order to use your tutorials for my own classes. I’ve downloaded a lot of them so as to not use up your bandwidth.

 

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Thanks for a fantastic site! I’m a teacher up here in Canada (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia – sister city to the province’s capital Halifax), and have just started a multimedia class at one of our high schools, Dartmouth High. I’m hoping that I can use your site as a resource for myself and the kids. We’ve got very limited funds, and this is the first year for the course. Although I function above flat-line in programs such as Photoshop and 3D apps, with Flash I’m on the bottom rungs of the self-taught ladder. Your site would greatly help.

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Your tutorials at Mac Lab are a wonderful resource. Thanks so much for making them publicly available. With your permission I would love to be able to direct my students (MCCNM 238, Multimedia Applications, at CSU-Pueblo) to your Flash tutorials.

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I am a teacher who is beginning to teach Flash, Photoshop and Dreamweaver. I am new to these programs. Your website is great, very helpful. Are you able to send me the files that you refer to in these tutorials. It would be a great help for me to learn these programs. I am in the Yonkers Public Schools, Yonkers, NY. Are you from Valhalla, NY or someplace else. Thank you.

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You have a great website, and, with your permission, I’d like to use your Flash tutorials with my ninth grade technology students.

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My name is Nick and I am a new faculty member at York College of Pennsylvania in York, PA. I teach two courses here at York, one is in introduction to computer graphics and digital literacy and the other is a more advanced class in computer graphics. The more advanced class is in the process of learning Flash and that is why I’m writing you…

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Andrew of DeMontfort University Leicester UK here. Just writing to ask if its OK to Use the Tutorials on your site as a back up to my teaching?

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You’ve done an awesome job! I’d like to use it as a link to our web/photoshop/flash class here at our school. Thanks for letting us link in.

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I am a Communication Technology teacher in Calgary, AB and was wondering if it would be possible to use some of your tutorials and project files in my class. I have a strong photography and Photoshop background but was looking for some good Illustrator tutorials when I came across your site. How on earth do you have time to do all this. Thought I was doing quite well but after seeing your site and your work I know I still have a lot of work to do. Simply amazing

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I am a new teacher (I started three years ago with no curriculum and very little help) in Wilmington, Delaware.  I was searching for lessons to help with my classes when I stumbled upon your website.  The only thing that comes to mind is, “Totally Awesome”.  Your videos are excellent, humorous and very informative. I would like your permission to incorporate your lessons in to mine so that students can make reference of the material if they are having difficulties.

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As I was searching the Web for tutorials to expand my knowledge of Flash, I came across your impressive site. I would love to have permission to use your tutorials in my classroom. I teach Web Design at Merritt Island High School in Merritt Island, Florida.

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I ran across your website and was astounded by the amount of content — very inspirational!  You have a lot of great resource, would mind if I posted some of your resources/videos on my website?  I started this out of my own desire to reach students and parents, but never imagined the amount of sites like these already out there — and yours is up there with the best of them.

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I teach in a high school in Peterborough, Ontario Canada. Peterborough is about 2 hours east of Toronto. I am a former clown turned teacher. Been doing it now for 20 years. I got my first perk this year. 24 heavy duty Macintosh’s and lots of audio equipment for podcasting and radio. We do use flash and so I would like to ask permission to use your most excellent lessons. Your site is great, bravo for all your work. Maybe you should write a book…or maybe not…but I love your writing style.

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i took your flash class at stanford in july. i really enjoyed it and i’m now teaching photoshop, dreamweaver, and flash at sequoia high school in redwood city. i think your videos are killer and i would be very tempted to use them with your permission.

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I work at an international school in Japan. I’m just writing to say great job on your MacLab site with all the tutorials. I find myself thrown into teaching graphic design in ten weekly 80min. sessions and was wondering if I could link some of your tutorials for my grade 9 students?

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We have a student in common-Lisa R. She has been working with me as a student aid, and in that capacity introduced me to your website. I have been learning Flash from you, and would now like permission to use your tutorials with my beginning Computer Apps class at Serra High.

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It’s eerie looking at your site. I, too, am named Mike, I teach multimedia in high school, and I too am Teacher of the Year (congratulations, by the way). Mike, may I have your permission to use your some of your tutorials for my multimedia students?

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