Some of the most rewarding experiences I've had since moving to Seattle have been in working with 911 Seattle Media Arts Center. For those who don't know, 911 is a community non-profit organization supporting media literacy and the arts, and has been a been a pillar of the Seattle film and video community for over 25 years. I began volunteering with 911 in February of 2010 and in that time have had the pleasure of creating several projects for them. A few of these are shown on the right side of this page.
In addition to volunteering with 911, I've also been employed by them to teach several classes on video post-production. I was the first faculty member to teach color correction in Apple Color, an often overlooked aspect for low-budget filmmakers, and have begun preparations to teach an upcoming class in video compression and format conversion techniques.
Teaching with 911 also led me to a longer-term teaching role for Seattle Parks & Recreation's Summer RecTech program. In July and August of 2010, I taught an intensive, seven-week course in video production to a group of ten 14-16-year-old students. The class met four hours a day, four days a week, and included all aspects of video production from scripting to storyboarding to filming and editing. I was responsible for instructing the students as well as assembling the curriculum for each class. Teaching the RecTech program was definitely one of the most challenging and fun experiences I've had, and taught me a great deal about filmmaking and myself as well. Below are some photos taken during the program.