Posts Tagged ‘OSU’

The Mac User’s Creed

You may have noticed some wackiness going on with my blog yesterday morning if you subscribe via RSS. That’s because I have a new batch of students for MC 2023 Electronic Communication! Today in class we went over how to update content and theme settings on Wordpress. Apologies if that meant you got some random blog posts in your RSS reader!

Here’s something funny (I hope) to make up for it.  I made my students recite part of this to emphasize that the computer is a tool they must master; not an obstacle to overcome:

This is my Mac. There are many like it, but this one is mine. My Mac is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. My Mac, without me, is useless. Without my Mac, I am useless. I will treat my Mac as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strengths, its applications, and its file system. I will ever guard it against the ravages of data loss and out-of-date software as I will ever guard my legs, my arms, my eyes and my heart against damage. I will keep my Mac’s desktop clean, my files backed up, and software ready. Before Jory, I swear this creed. My Mac and myself are the creators of multimedia. We are the masters of electronic communication. So be it, until at least the end of the semester!

Fun fact: iMacs in our labs actually dual-boot Snow Leopard and Windows XP.  I think that’s pretty cool, and convenient for students.


01 2011

Dog Lovers of Stillwater Promotional Video

I rented a 7D from to shoot the Rally to Restore Sanity trip in October.  In order to practice with it before the trip, I took the camera to a dog play-date hosted by the group Dog Lovers of Stillwater.  Months later, I decided to edit together a little promo for the group from that test footage.  It’s not particularly great; but it was fun and I think it turned out just fine for my very first attempt at DSLR video. Make sure you’re watching in HD!  Sidenote: I totally get the complaints about FCP and DSLR video – the workflow was kind of a pain!


01 2011

November Colloquium Presentation

I have been remiss in my blogging duties.  Since returning from the Rally to Restore Sanity, life has been quite busy.

I was asked a few weeks ago to present my thesis research on media literacy for the School of Media and Strategic Communications’ Colloquium series. I presented for about half an hour, then did a few minutes of question-and-answer with the faculty.  The experience wasn’t nearly as stressful as I thought it might be, and the discussion with my colleagues was interesting as well.  I’m posting my presentation here via SlideShare in case you’re interested in discussing it with me as well!


11 2010