Video’s Value in Visual Communications

Great infographic from

The rise of video and marketing to the modern consumer – infographic, September 2013


Lots of Help!!!!

Whether you’re in Prof. Knab’s GIT230 or my 303, 413 or video class, you might want to add a little sparkle to your final projects, so here’s a big ‘ol list of tutorials and websites about Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Premiere and After Effects (and probably other stuff, too).  Here we go…

  • Typography:
  • All kinds of photography editing help:
  • Photoshop & Lightroom tools: (lots of freebies!)
  • Photoshop help and templates/brushes:
  • LOTS of free presets for Lightroom, Camera Raw:
  • Lightroom presets, brushes, tutorials:
  • A “Groupon” type site for photography stuff:
  • InDesign tutorials: (Creativebloq has TONS of stuff about graphic design, animation, illustration, etc)
  • Adobe tutorials galore:
  • Pinterest board littered with InDesign tutorials:
  • InDesign plugins:
  • Premiere tutorials:
  • Adobe TV:  TONS of great videos on all of the Adobe products

Video Class Visits Gangplank Chandler

Shooting the "Road Trip"The students from GIT294, Intro to Video Content, and I headed down to Gangplank in Chandler today.   They have a small collection of video equipment, including a green screen and a very cool camera jib (a fancy tripod).  The students got to use some new equipment they haven’t seen yet in class and experiment with the setup.

After setting up, the hard work started… we had to do some goofy things with the green screen so that we’d have some footage to edit next week.  It was some great stuff.  Look for a post or two next week with results of the students taking a stab at compositing the green screen footage.  It is not to be missed!

In the meantime, here are a couple of shots from class.  Spencer and Emmanuel take a long road trip to Las Vegas (are we there yet?), as Kayla runs camera.

Kayla at the Helm

Sign Up for Summer Video Class!

There’s limited seats in my Summer 2012 Intro to Video Content course, so get signed up as soon as you can.

The 2nd session 5-week course will cover:

    • Shooting theory
    • Operating the video camera
    • Pre-Production (storyboarding, scripting)
    • Production (shooting footage)
    • Post-Production (editing)
    • Sharing (formats, online venues)

Here’s a quick little video I put together from footage I shot at last week’s CTI Car Show.  If you want to learn how to do this kind of stuff, sign up!