In the second of three workshops (attendees should plan to make time for all three workshops in this series in order to benefit from the full experience!), we will begin to edit our projects in Final Cut X. We will bring our music in (anything from your own music, the Beyoncé song you dance to every morning, or whatever muzak you hear in your apartment building's elevator) and practice cutting the visuals to the audio, with an emphasis on rhythm and clear artistic decisions. Are you cutting on the beat? Are you cutting off of the beat? Are your takes long and thoughtful? Quick and curious? We will work, in this class, towards a visually locked music video (meaning one whose sequence of shots won't change).
Anu Vedantham comes to Penn from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, where she directed the Southern Regional Educational Technology Training Center (ETTC) for six years providing professional development and technology models for college faculty and K-12 teachers. She also served as Interim Associate Provost and as Director of Instructional Technology. Her research on global warming has been recognized by the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) as a significant contribution to the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Ms. Vedantham holds her New Jersey Principal Certificate and served for two years as Director of Grants and Community Initiatives at Stafford Township School District. In the mid-90s, Ms. Vedantham served as Program Officer at the Telecommunications Opportunities Program at the United States Department of Commerce. Anu has completed her doctorate in Higher Education Management from Penn's Graduate School of Education, her Masters in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and her Bachelors and Masters in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
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