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McGinnis
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Video Production & Sound

Bio

I’m always willing to learn new things, everything in the ENT department interests me but Video and Sound are my top interests. I’ve always loved the work that gets put into making videos, whatever the genre, to me its fun. I have been making amateur videos since I was in High School and I’ve been enjoying the journey so far. Sound? How else can I enjoy listening to my favorite tunes. Music has been in life and bloodline since I was born. I would always hear my Dad play music from The Beatles, The Police, Eric Clapton, Black Sabbath and so much more. I eventually started playing music in my teenage years and my Father would teach me some guitar. Having an electric guitar was exciting but there were always problems getting the right sound from the amplifier. I always wondered ‘What can I do to make this sound better?’. Being in this department I got to learn so much more on sound and I definitely used what I learn into making my rock-band sound better. I still have so much to learn and I’m ready for someone to teach me more. I want to work in the field of sound for live music events and make short films when I finish earning my degree here at Citytech.

My Courses

ENG 2420: Science Fiction

ENG 2420: Science Fiction

English 2420 combines analysis of science fiction as literature with consideration of the questions science and technology raise about past, present, and future societies. In class discussions and essays, students will focus on the basic elements of literary analysis, the historical development of the science fiction genre, and the thematic concerns of each assigned text. Class discussions will address issues of form and will delve into the cultural contexts that have helped shaped some of the core tropes of the genre, such as artificial intelligence and human/machine interactions, the exploration of space and time, and the possibility of extraterrestrial life. Attention will also be paid to the ways in which authors have used utopian and dystopian societies of the future to comment upon humanity’s present relationship with science and technology. *Course Avatar Credit: Andrew Dutt (https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/members/cobaltdrew/) Andrew describes the image as follows: “The illustration featured above was done for a project where the theme was Robotics. It was done many years ago, and i guess that you could say I was influenced by The Matrix and Terminator in some of my robot designs. It shows a humanoid android cradling a human child in its arms, while an ominous sentinel-type machine looms behind with a menacing mechanical arm reaching for the baby. This dichotomy prompts the question: are the machines our friends or foe?”

ENT 3290 Digital Video Camera

ENT 3290 Digital Video Camera

This is an intermediate level course in the effective use of camera and lighting in video production expanding on the concepts learned in ENT 2290. Topics covered include lens selection, lighting techniques, image manipulation, camerawork, and composition. Moving images from the past and present will be examined and analyzed. Concepts will be reinforced through production work in the studio and in the field.

THE 2380 Play Analysis and Aesthetics, Spring 2014 Standing

THE 2380 Play Analysis and Aesthetics, Spring 2014 Standing

Analysis of plays and genres

LIB 1201 – Research and Documentation for the Information Age – Section D952 – Fall 2014

LIB 1201 – Research and Documentation for the Information Age – Section D952 – Fall 2014

This course explores research and documentation for all media formats including text, images, sound, and multimedia. Students will explore information issues, especially in terms of their relevance today: how information is produced and organized in both traditional and emerging media, how information access is affected by political, economic and cultural factors, and the ethics of information use. Students will also acquire the practical skills of locating information sources in a variety of media and formats, critical evaluation of sources, and documentation and citation of traditional and emerging media and technologies. Students will apply what they learn to create and present research and documentation projects.

LIB 1201: Research and Documentation for the Information Age

LIB 1201: Research and Documentation for the Information Age

This course explores research and documentation for all media formats including text, images, sound, and multimedia. Students will examine the full life cycle of information, including: how information is produced and organized in both traditional and emerging media, locating information sources in a variety of media and formats, critical evaluation of sources, the ethics of information use, and documentation and citation of traditional and emerging media and technologies. Students will create and present research and documentation projects. Avatar source: Smiciklas, Mark. (2012, July 9). Social Media Information Overload. Intersection Consuting. Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial2.0 Generic license.

My Projects

The Accomplishment Template

The Accomplishment Template

This is a final project for LIB 1201. It will provide a few examples of goals which people have accomplished, as well as the steps involved in attaining those goals. Each of these examples will be as different from one another as possible, so that the user of this site may understand that the steps are all the same but applied differently: smaller goals make bigger ones, and you need to figure it out yourself.

Pitch and Executives

Pitch and Executives

Jack, Leo, Irene, Eric, Drew, Farisa

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