The Media & Design Center continues to offer media instruction and provide remote support. We have full course instruction video sessions on podcasting using Adobe Audition and video editing using Adobe Premiere Pro hosted online, and can offer remote workshops via Zoom as well. Please contact us at email@example.com to schedule an instruction session.
While we are not currently circulating equipment, the MDC can still provide media production guidance if devices such as laptops and smartphones have been used for recording. Video and audio recorded on these devices can be edited in Adobe’s Audition and Premiere, which offer a full-fledged, professional editing environment. For a lighter, mobile-oriented video editing experience, you may want to look at our guides on Adobe Rush.
Additionally, we recommend and support instruction with Adobe Spark. Spark is an accessible platform for online media projects, used for creating visual narratives, web pages, graphic posters, book covers, and more. Here is our guide to using Adobe Spark.
In addition to instruction, we are also available to host Zoom sessions to cover the software and workshop to troubleshoot any questions students may have. If you would like to schedule instruction, workshops, or support, just let us know!
Thanks, MDC Team
Winifred Fordham Metz, Media Librarian and Head of the MDC
Contact Winifred to:
- Request a film for purchase.
- Schedule a consultation.
- Get help with filmographies, programming, research, resource guides and streaming digital resources.
- Discover the newest additions to our collection.
Multimedia & Digital Literacy Instruction Services
Consulting and Instruction Sessions
Designing a new course and want to add a media component? Need help incorporating media assignments into a class you’re already teaching? We’re here to help.
Media & Design Center staff members can assist you in developing assignments to target specific digital and media literacies as well as provide instruction to your students on how to use a host of digital media production and editing software.
- 2-3 minute visual essay
- Short documentary
- Public Service Announcements
- Anatomy of Scene / quick film analysis
- Political Campaign Ads
- TEDish talks
- Conducting an interview
- Film Synthesis or Trailer
To schedule an assignment consult, please email Winifred (firstname.lastname@example.org).
To schedule a production instruction session in the Media Lab, please complete the Production Instruction Form or email email@example.com with your requested date and time and an alternate, along with a sentence or two on the students’ prospective assignment (video, audio, image editing, etc).
Do you or any of the students in your class have accommodation needs we should take into account when planning and teaching the library session? If yes, please describe how we can best accommodate those needs, ideally with 5 business days’ notice before the session.
Booking Films for Your Class
Scheduling Our Materials
Faculty and teaching assistants may check out non-circulating materials for classroom use.
A maximum of five (5) items can be checked to a single person at any given time. The Media & Design Center requires 24-hour advance notice to guarantee that materials, if available, will be ready for pick up at the scheduled time. Given availability, extensions on classroom use may be granted. To book a film for pickup, please complete this booking form.
- Our Scholarly Communications Office provides guidance and other assistance on issues including copyright.
- The Center for Media & Social Impact at American University’s School of Communication published a “Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education” to help educators using media literacy concepts and techniques to interpret the copyright doctrine of fair use.
- Stanford University has a great page with information on fair use & copyright guidelines and policies.