Since 2007, I have instructed more than 500 students at The George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs in media arts and technologies.
Introduction to Digital Media
SMPA-2112 is a required class for all Journalism and Political Communications Majors. The focus is on the fundamental concepts, skills and technologies needed to be a media creator in the digital age.
Online Journalism Workshop
Co-taught with Professor Mike Shanahan, SMPA-3232 is an advanced class in interactive storytelling. Students create multi-media feature stories, rich audio slide shows, and online portfolios in a supportive workshop environment.
SMPA-3247 is an advanced practicum where undergraduates work on a small team to make a short documentary.
Institute for Documentary Filmmaking
From 2008 to 2010 I taught postproduction to GW’s graduate certificate program in documentary.
International Documentary Fellowship
In the summer of 2008 and and again in 2010, GW’s Documentary Center hosted an international fellowship for emerging filmmakers. Thirty young documentarians converged on Washington in a flurry of cultural exploration and creative expression. I was lucky enough to be their technical instructor.
This video gives a taste of an experience that was life-changing for everyone involved.
Final Cut Pro 101 (Apple Professional Training)
A 3-day course in the Apple Certified Training Program. Students learn to edit from the ground up with Apple’s ground-breaking software.