Many people have said they’re interested in this class to improve their production of media.

This class has two thrusts: theoretical/conceptual, and practical. My premise is that the former will help people do better at the latter. There’s more to creating a presentation than knowing how to work a camera.

On the practical side, we will address the following:

  • basics of photography (for those who don’t already know them) – both technical skills and creative
  • basics of video
  • basics of audio
  • skills for editing all of the above
  • media products as data for analysis
  • reports and presentations using excerpts and combinations of media

Students’ existing skills in these domains vary from none to expert — all are welcome.

This is not a technical class, but we will work with basic hardware and software to learn the essentials.