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August 11, 2022

CATEGORY: Show Me the Physics! Video Contest (2014) [back]
TOPIC: The Escape - Physics and Fairytales by Adam Washington [refresh]
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Adam Washington wrote on Aug. 22, 2014 @ 18:56 GMT
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A modern take on the classic story of Cinderella where boy meets girl... then boy looses girl. Through the prism of physics we take a closer look at how Cinderella out matched Prince Charming to successfully escape from the ball before changing back. We investigate what strategies Cinderella used, and what things came into play to cause the Prince to loose his advantage, and eventually the girl.

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Michelle Washington, Pasadena City College
Andrew Washington, Azusa Pacific University

Video Creator Bio

Adam Washington: a young college film maker who enjoys expressing his passion for science in a creative medium. With two creative, yet analytical parents he finds ways to bring the creative and scientific together. He is pursing degrees in international marketing and film. Michelle Washington: is a fine arts major, with a minor in Chinese Studies. She also enjoys acting, singing, and forensics (competitive speech competitions). Andrew Washington: new to the college scene, will be studying music and communications in the fall. He has a strong background in leadership and community service, and has traveled to China twice.

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Member Marc Séguin wrote on Sep. 2, 2014 @ 03:21 GMT

Congratulations for a very imaginative video! The idea of using physics to explain why Cinderella escaped the prince is original and has a lot of potential, and the production aspects of the video were very good! Some of the physics was also good (computing the speed needed to complete the run in less than 1 minute), but as I am an introductory physics teacher, I cannot help but offer...

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Adam Washington replied on Sep. 2, 2014 @ 06:06 GMT
Dear Marc,

Thank you so much for your input. I didn't find your critiques nitpicking at all. I debated as to whether to add that formula for the scarf, so you're right I should've left it out. I wanted to keep the video interesting, yet simple so that the average person, who doesn't have a background in physics, would find it interesting enough to learn how physics can apply to something like a fairytale or things we do everyday. At least that was what I thought the goal of this contest stir others to take an interest in physics. I would've loved to have collaborated with you on some of the more detailed aspects of the physics side of our story like the drag of the gown and the "deceleration & acceleration again" by the prince. (Your right it should have been "weight (not mass)" to make it clearer). I didn't dive into those elements too much because I didn't want to get too technical and make the video too long. So it was a little hard to gauge how far I should've taken the math. However, had you been my instructor, I probably could've explained it without it seeming too technical.

I truly appreciate you taking the time to review our video. We had a great time working on it.

Yes, it has been hard to get others to check out our work, as you well know. I will look over your other videos with ratings & comment. The best to you, and thanks again.

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Kristen Hamilton wrote on Sep. 8, 2014 @ 20:18 GMT
It looks like you had a lot of fun making this! This was a neat idea, and I like the way you executed it. Although, as Marc pointed out, there were a few things you could have changed, I thought this was an amusing video overall.

By the way, if you could watch and rate my video, "The Cool Physics of Refrigeration," that would be great. Thanks!


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andrea ivonne garza de leon wrote on Sep. 8, 2014 @ 22:41 GMT
Hi Adam!

First off, thank you for commenting and rating my video I really appreciate it!, second I love your video and the idea was great, not your typical video… I was really engage, and i liked how it was explain!, you've got 5 stars from me!

Keep making great videos and good luck in the competition!

Andrea Garza

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Cristinel Stoica wrote on Sep. 10, 2014 @ 08:43 GMT
Very nice video explaining how Cinderella was able to escape, congratulations! If you have time, I would appreciate if you will watch and rate my videos The puzzle of quantum reality and Can a black hole keep a secret?.

Best regards,


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Sorana Dana Stoica wrote on Sep. 10, 2014 @ 09:11 GMT
Your video is very interesting, and I loved it!

My video is A universe in a cup of water, I hope you will like it too.

I wish you success!


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madeleine richter wrote on Sep. 10, 2014 @ 21:04 GMT
Hi Michelle and Andrew,

I liked a lot that you chose a romantic story (here the Cinderella story) to lead through the physics in your video. It always helped me a lot to "personify" and visualize the phenomenon and I think you did a really good job presenting the narrative and the science behind it.

Since I saw a lot of science videos (not in this contest luckily) where women had the part of a clueless interviewer, while a male was explaining physics, I have to point out something that I appreciate a lot in your video. I loved how Cinderella was a competent and physics-loving character. I'm sure it is empowering for other women as well to see her in control, know what she is doing and without a doubt so clever that she outsmarts Ivy-league prince charming. All my love for this, it is awesome!

I hope you can comment and watch our video too and give us some feedback. If you could vote for us it would be really great, since as Marc pointed out we all need 10 votes to be considered for the finals. I really hope you guys and the Cinderella I admire make it!

Best of luck,


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Stephane Durand wrote on Sep. 21, 2014 @ 17:15 GMT
Very beautiful staging! I just voted, and you got 10 community ratings!

You can also have a look at my video:

Could the Universe have 10 dimensions?


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Raghottam Manoj Sattigeri wrote on Sep. 23, 2014 @ 13:22 GMT
This is a really good video...

Please go through my video also and rate it and give me your valuable suggestions... The topic of my video is - PHYSICS THE ODYSSEY...


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Jonathan J. Dickau wrote on Sep. 26, 2014 @ 02:46 GMT
I enjoyed that greatly Adam, Michelle, and Andrew..

I'll ponder a little while, but certainly vote before midnight tomorrow. I agree with the assessment by Stephane, and I think your cinematography is excellent, the conveyance of your message very good, and the message quite relevant to the contest theme. Plus it was fun! Good luck in the contest!

I hope you get to check out my video too.

All the Best,


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Jonathan J. Dickau replied on Sep. 26, 2014 @ 03:06 GMT
My video is..

Can the Mandelbrot Set help us understand the Cosmos?

Good Luck!


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jing jingboo boo wrote on May. 7, 2018 @ 10:23 GMT
En raison des limitations de taille, la présence de l'aiguille des secondes sur le cadran de la montre féminine est rarement vue, et n'est donc pas due aux normes de certification de l'Observatoire COSC. Dans le même temps, en raison de la taille des barils, il est difficile pour les montres féminines d'atteindre replique montr un niveau de réserve de marche satisfaisant, sans parler de trouver suffisamment d'espace pour placer un deuxième barillet. Bien sûr, la taille globale du marché des montres féminines est également un lien extrêmement important. En Europe et en Amérique, le squelette ethnique est grand, donc il est plus orienté vers les montres féminines de grande taille. Cependant, l'Asie n'est pas la même chose et les femmes asiatiques sont plus nombreuses. Une sorte de sentiment d'oiseau, touchante et touchante, eplique montre de luxe et il ne manque pas de femmes et d'hommes, donc pour le marché des montres pour femmes du marché asiatique, toujours besoin de plus de considération, mais la petite taille est toujours la première norme. L'arrivée de ce nouveau membre de la famille du mouvement Powermatic 80 a tout changé.

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