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EAC offering Media Communication Classes for fall 2013 term

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EAC offering Media Communication Classes for fall 2013 term

By Lori Dugan

Thatcher, AZ—Students interested in a career in communications writing, broadcasting, marketing, or public relations, as well as community members curious about how media affects society, will benefit by taking one of several courses being offered this fall in the exciting area of Media Communications.

Audio Production and Editing (MDC 160, section #0612), with instructor Kelly Van Shaar, will meet on Wednesdays, from 6 to 9:20 p.m. It covers principles of multi-track sound editing software and gives students access to college resources such as the media editing computer lab, the audio/video recording studio, and the ability to check out recording equipment.

Video Editing for Family History (MDC108, section #0598), with instructor Dee Lauritzen, will meet on Tuesdays, from 6:30 to 9:10 p.m. This is an introductory course to video production for the individual who wants to document family history and other personal events. Participants capture home videos and scan photographs or slides to a computer to create a DVD of their completed projects.

David Arond is offering several classes that highlight the use of HD Broadcast cameras, HD video editing, and animation and special effects—all important tools for video production. Students will be able to shoot sports, news, performing arts, and events for EAC’s website, YouTube, and Facebook. They will have the opportunity to work internships for local cable TV, and to create their own short films, documentaries, and music videos.

These classes include:

Introduction to Media Production (MDC102, section #1841), which will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., and will review and evaluate various media and auxiliary industries such as journalism, radio, television, film, recordings, advertising, and public relations.

Video Production (MDC 150, section #1843), which will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 3 to 5:20 p.m., and will help students develop basic video production skills for personal and professional use.

Media Production for the Web (MDC 155, section #1844), which will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 1 to 2:20 p.m., offers an introduction to digital media production including reporting, script writing, interviewing, camera work, audio recording, lighting, editing, graphic design for video, video rendering, and web video development.

Scriptwriting (MDC 112, section #0585), which will be offered on Wednesdays, from 1 to 2:50 p.m., is designed to give students basic skills for writing scripts for teleproductions or other media projects. Students will explore dramatic writing and creating a story for the screen.

Video Editing (MDC 180, section #1845), will be offered on Thursdays from 5:30 to 10 p.m. The course covers current techniques in non-linear video editing. Students will become familiar with use of computer based editing concepts common to the video editing industry. Students will learn how to author and create a DVD of their completed projects and will do research comparisons on equipment and software available for video editing.

There will also be two workshop classes offered, these workshops include:

Media Production Process (MDC297A, section #0582), with instructor Robert Rogers, will meet on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:20 p.m., and will introduces the hardware, software, organizational techniques, and editing skills required to complete various media projects.

Recording Techniques for Voice Acting (MDC297B, section #0670), with instructor Dan Curtis, will meet on Tuesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. The course will cover the design and equipment needs of a home studio and participants will practice techniques of voice acting to develop confidence in their voice acting abilities.

“Students have fun creating their own video programs from scripting, directing, shooting and editing,” said Arond. “These classes are beneficial for anyone wanting to go into video production.”

For more information about any of these classes, contact Arond at (928) 428-8248. To register, contact the EAC Records and Registration Office at (928) 428-8270 or register online at