DigitalEd: Smartphone Production In The Classroom

    by Kyle Brannon
    December 22, 2016

    Title: Smartphone Production In The Classroom

    Instructor: Kyle Brannon, Associate Division Director, Film & Media Arts; Assistant Professor, School of Communication, American University

    Expand the dynamics of your course by integrating Smartphone Media Production


    Everyone is a media creator these days. And between Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and other social apps, your students likely have skills you could be putting into action in your classes. Learn what affordable options are out there to make a smartphone into a more robust production tool and what sort of projects might be adapted into your curriculum.

    What you’ll learn from this training:

    1. Smartphone Production Techniques
    2. Recommended Apps and Accessories
    3. Simple Assignments for Practicing Media Production
    4. Integrating Course Specific Content as Assignments

    Who should take this training:

    • Educators who want to include media assignments in their classes
    • Educators teaching media production classes who wish to integrate smartphones
    • Educators designing intro level production courses

    Date and Time: Jan. 18, 2017 at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT

    Price: $39

    Note: If you can’t attend the live session, you can still register and see the archived video and ask questions of the instructor. Free registration for BigMarker is required.

    About the Instructor:

    Kyle “Kylos” Brannon is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communcation and serves as the Associate Division Director for Film and Media Arts at American University. He is the co-author of Visual Literacy, A Practical Text on the History, Analysis and Creation of Visual Media (2016, Kendall Hunt Publishing). He specializes in emerging media, including trends in smartphone filmmaking, motion graphics, online video production for social media, and live video art. His work with exhibit media has appeared in numerou spaces around the country, including the Brown v. Board National Historic Site, the US Botanic Gardens, and Historic Jamestowne. This has led to exploring video installation art, most recently for Little Salon DC. Upcoming exhibits include Source Fest DC and The Anacostia Arts Center. He produced the award-winning web series Stage Fright for NBC4 and edits live video projections for DJ performances. He began exploring the world of smart-phone filmmaking when his fiancee surprised him with a set of iPhone lenses. Since then he has hosted workshops at American University, through Mediashift.org and at film & video conferences around the U.S.

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