Topic: Training

Nonprofit Film School Primer: Or, The Idealware School of Video for Nonprofits Who Don’t Video Good (Part 2)

February 6, 2013
If you follow the basic principles of video production, and know how and when to use certain equipment, you can avoid such common mistakes as shaky video, poor lighting, inaudible audio, and boring scenes that make videos look amateurish and cut through the crowd of bad cat videos. In the first post, we looked at how to compose and light your videos. This time we look at how to improve the audio—and, more importantly, the content.

Nonprofit Film School Primer: Or, The Idealware School of Video for Nonprofits Who Don’t Video Good (Part 1)

February 5, 2013
As a species, we watch a lot of videos on our computers. Heck, being able to share short videos—a disproportionate number involving cats—helped make the internet so popular. You may even have been watching one just a few minutes ago. Because we’re so saturated with movies, videos, and television, we know what looks good and what doesn’t. You don’t need to have a film school degree to make low-budget videos that don’t look low-budget. If you follow the basic principles of video production, and know how and when to use certain equipment, you can avoid such common mistakes as shaky video, poor lighting, inaudible audio, and boring scenes that make videos look amateurish and cut through the crowd of bad cat videos. Over two posts, we’ll look at simple fixes to these common issues.

NTA for Arts: Heartpower Performances Program

February 5, 2013
Liebowitz founded and heads the San Diego State University Adams' Project Performers Network, a booking agency for emerging musicians she created over 20 years ago. Then in 2009 she created the Heartpower Performances program in order to bring concerts and music classes to venues serving at-risk populations, such as homeless shelters, juvenile justice centers and Alzheimer's care facilities. The Adams' Project Performance Network and its programs are under the fiscal sponsorship of San Diego State University Research Foundation (SDSURF), where Liebowitz serves on the faculty.