Developer Advocacy Mini-Doc and Audio/Video Reflection

Reading & Writing This semester has been projects for Quinnipiac’s ICM 508 on Audio and Video. As the semester comes to a close now is a great time to reflect on how far I’ve come. Prior to this class I have had some amount of experience in the audio and video space both in my education and professionally. Between 2005-2010 […]


Reading and Writing Bare Bones Camera Course for Film and Video chapter seven explores a broad variety of lighting options for shooting footage. After all, a video is merely a photograph that is the capturing of light. The better the quality of the the light captured the better looking the subject and more you have the work with during editing. […]

Getting an Angle on Capturing the Action, and a How-To

Readings & Writings Bare Bones Camera Course for Film and Video chapter 3 describes sequencing while chapter 4 describes screen direction. Both of which will be paramount for this week’s project to produce a How-To video in the Create section below. Two weeks ago we deep dived into video transitions between shots, now let’s take a step back to understand […]

Pairing Visuals with Audio, Editing and the Montage

Readings & Writings This week I’ll be taking on the role of a videographer (which was researched in last week’s post) as well as a video editor, in addition to last project’s dive into being an audio narrator and editor. Thus this week I’ll discuss some research into video editing. The Bare Bones Camera Course for Film and Video chapter […]

Thinking about Video, Montage Pre-Production

Readings & Writings Continuing my readings into Tom Schroeppel’s (2015) The Bare Bones Camera Course for Film and Video. Firstly my mind was blown while finally coming to a deeper understanding of what the stranger looking camera settings, or film options, really mean as it relates to f/stops and color temperature; which I’ve written about in my TIL blog. There’s […]

An Audio Retrospective & Video Research

This week I’ll do a short retrospective on recording my own podcast, see bottom of the post for the link to that. This will be combined with some summaries of my learning on audio from online articles plus some early diving into how to combine audio with video successfully. Readings & Writings My confidence at recording audio on a whim […]

Thinking about Sound, Podcast Pre-Production

Readings & Writings 99% Invisible, a podcast hosted by Roman Mars, describes itself aptly as being about “…all the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about — the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world.” Much of what I do in my career is invisible by nature—both literally as I write code that gets interpreted or […]

Where to Thrive in Colorado

If you’re half as curious as I was about a data-driven approach to visualizing where to live in Colorado then I present to you the following article I’ve just published on Medium. Where to Thrive in Colorado: A data driven dive into what sets the major cities apart in the state of Colorado.

Authentic Data Narratives to Persuade

Data narratives are just that, stories. The best stories paint a mental picture, or show a literal data image in some cases of what is being told from narrator to the reader. These pictures are compelling—but what if we want to be persuasive as well? One method we must be careful of are warping data to fit a narrative they […]