This blog was originally posted on February 4th, 2015.
I’ve been playing around with video since the Flip cameras were big—so about 7 or 8 years now. As the cameras on cell phones got better and better, I moved to just using my iPhone 5s to capture video. iMovie has given me good results for the longest time but having just purchased a Retina 5K iMac, I’ve decided to take the plunge and move to Final Cut Pro X. Prosumer ho!
I’ve been thinking about how to harness what, till now, has been a hobby. I thought perhaps I would make some videos about Emerging and its essays and how we use it here at FAU. I talked with Bedford folks about it and they think it’s a good idea, so I’m going to work on a couple and see how it goes. I was thinking I would start with my take on sequencing assignments—why I chose that approach for Emerging and how I come up with my sequences. I figure it might be a good way to spark conversations about that aspect of the book.
Given that I am going to dump some portion of precious free time into this, I am wondering how to maximize usefulness. What do you think about video discussions of a book? Useful or too infomercial-ly? What topics might you like to see me talking about?
I’m open to suggestions, so please jump in!