These courses embrace a blended learning environment with dimensions of communication, art, engineering, science and technology. Let’s use what we learn in here to create new innovative inventions, use our 21st century media literacy skills to promote our idea and create campaigns.

What is media literacy. Media literacy is a repertoire of competences that enable students to analyze, evaluate, and create messages in a wide variety of media forms. I feel that teaching students through de-construction, elements and principles of design, various techniques advertisers and filmmaker’s, animators, engineers and web designers use to help promote this literacy. I also sequence lessons in a way that students can become comfortable and knowledgeable about all aspects of web design, animation, and video.

Through constant feedback, critiques and following rubrics, students will have the opportunity to investigate themselves and the world they live in by creating true pieces of communicative artwork while learning technology. I truly feel, that art does have a it’s place in various technology fields, and as a teacher its my responsibility to embrace this creativity and “thinking outside the box,” while providing students with the necessary structure to create quality innovative products.  Many students that take these classes learn how to work collaboratively, and learn 21st century skills and techniques to communicate with others.

During these courses, students are introduced the basics of video production utilizing a personal camcorder and video editing equipment. Students learn, basic equipment operation, video composition,Elements of design,basic lighting, audio production, visual storytelling and ethics associated with real world application. Students work in groups to create these video projects and utilize our post-production programs to edit and create content for the channel.

These classes are very much a project based courses, and are meant for the autonomous learner. Throughout these course I will show you many of the fundamentals that you need to have to take your digital media and story telling skills to the next level. But there will be problem-solving, and success will depend on how well you can overcome these obstacles. If there is a related career you want to pursue then you will need to find the motivation that will set you apart from the rest…

My Job is to expose you to skills needed to use and take that creativity to the next level. This class takes a lot of creativity, technical skills, understanding of programs, machines and gear.

This class will not be easy to grade. When we begin to work on campaigns we will need to begin to specialize in interest areas. We need engineers, data seekers, web developers, animators, graphic design, craftsman, video editors, social media, writers, and presenters.  a20121002-211045.jpg
Rules of Critique

I want everyone to keep in mind critique is about encouraging, giving others suggestions, and viewing our films from different perspectives. Be open if your being critiqued, and if your giving critique be honest but also careful in how you deliver suggestions.