AuBuchon to Host Three-Part Video Production Series

Aaron AuBuchon, School of Communications (SOC) assistant professor of video production, will host a three-part training series on video production. Through his expertise as a professional video producer and video production instructor, AuBuchon will share techniques and resources on how to effectively use video production as a communication tool.

Aaron AuBuchonThis series will span three weeks with each session focusing on a different stage of video production. Sessions will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Emerson Library Conference Room for three consecutive Thursdays beginning on Thursday, April 18.

AuBuchon commented on the changes taking place in communications saying, “When we look back at this time in history, we will see the shift away from communicating with written words toward communicating visually….There are more tools available making it easier to be visually literate with sounds and moving images.”

When asked about the significance of this shift as educators, AuBuchon replied “We're changing the paradigm of how people communicate. For a long time, only an elite few could produce video messages. Everybody needs access to these tools.”

Using video production as an instructional strategy is one way to introduce more students to the concepts of visual literacy and provide access to video tools.

Faculty may take away from the sessions strategies for incorporating video production into classroom instruction. Staff may take away resources for making visual presentations. Participants will receive handouts and will learn where to go to find tools and get more information. Participants will also have an opportunity to ask questions.

The sessions are modular and participants can attend any of the sessions. To get the most value from the seminar, AuBuchon recommends participants attend all sessions.

An article he contributed to the fall 2012 edition of Faculty eSources, “Video Production and Higher Order Thinking,” may also be of interest. It explains how the processes of video production classroom projects relate to the skills requirements of the Global Citizenship Program (GCP). The article appears on page 7.

Introduction to Video Production as a Communications Tool: Pre-Production
Date: Thursday, April 18, noon to 1 p.m.

Introduction to Video Production as a Communications Tool: Production

Date: Thursday, April 25, noon to 1 p.m.

Introduction to Video Production as a Communications Tool: Post Production

Date: Thursday, May 2, noon to 1 p.m.

This seminar series is presented as part of AuBuchon's Faculty Development Center (FDC) fellowship.