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Like many middle-schoolers, I had the opportunity to choose an instrument and join the school band. My parents vetoed my drumming dreams, so I ended up trying the clarinet. (It wasn’t the same.) As part of the agreement for participating in band, I was required to practice for half an hour every day. So every… Read More Nine Steps to the Art of Practice
In June 2019, I attended a DSLR boot camp presented by Tom Dunn, a commercial and art photographer based in St. Paul, Minnesota. He presented this workshop through Film North, a film arts organization also based in the Twin Cities. This course is my seventh through this group. While I have taken digital still photographs… Read More 10 Lessons from a Beginner’s DSLR Course
In trying to learn more about cinematography on a smart phone, I devised a project: Create 60 seconds of motion footage each day for 30 days. To keep the bar low, I set no restrictions on numbers of shots, their durations, or their content — just one minute for 30 days. The Plan The basic… Read More Results from a 30-Day Cell Phone Cinematography Project
When it comes to apps, programs, and hardware, no one seems to play anymore. Instead, we look up information on websites to learn exactly what we need to do in order to solve whatever question or problem we might have. WikiHow guides us with step-by-step instructions. YouTube hosts both professional and amateur tutorials on just… Read More Learning How to Play Again in Multi-Media Production