Welcome! I originally created this site over 8 years ago as a personal blog and place to post materials from classes I was teaching. In the past couple of years I've become busy with a variety of projects and am no longer updating the site.
VideoThis section is devoted to lessons, tutorials and resources related to digital video production and the software tools I use for video. Many of these are lecture notes from classes I've taught, so they are not generally designed as tutorials as much as general info about the topics. I hope you find them useful...
- Production (10 pages)
- This section comes from an Intro to Video Production class I taught at Cal State Hayward a couple of years ago. Covers the basics of camera, video, and compression technology, lighting and composition techniques as well as a brief overview of the entire production process.
- Final Cut Pro (16 pages)
- I created this section as part of a beginning Final Cut Pro class I taught at the College of San Mateo. This covers all the basics of the program - getting familiar with the interface, bringing media into FCP, editing with the basic tools, adding transitions, titles and effects, and finally exporting your finished video to a variety of formats.
- After Effects (21 pages)
- This is currently the largest section as the materials come from a beginning After Effects class I have been teaching for the past few years at the College of San Mateo. Covers a range of topics including importing media, animation using keyframes, text, effects, masks, etc.
- Online Video (3 pages)
- This is the newest section of notes, so the notes are changing and being added to frequently. This is all stuff that's not specific to any of the applications above; it's more focused on the various concerns applicable to any program when outputting video for online delivery. I'll also be covering topics related to podcasting, video blogging, etc.