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VC DIGITAL HISTORIES INSTRUCTOR
POSTED: May 31, 2012
DEADLINE TO APPLY: June 21, 2012
Term: August 2012 - November 2012
The Digital Histories Project is an effort to digitally collect, preserve and analyze personal, community and historical cultural data. Instructors will train primarily older ethnic minority adult participants to use digital filmmaking applications and technologies to produce cultural and historic data in the form of digital narratives, personal stories, and community histories. Visual Communications will disseminate the stories by making student projects available for viewing at the annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and on the web.
This 12-week course introduces non-linear video editing concepts and techniques using the Final Cut Express editing system. Course topics include: video camera techniques, capturing footage, editing techniques such as match cuts and transitions, titling techniques and audio mixing. Students will use these editing concepts to edit their final projects.
The Digital Histories Project is a partnership between Visual Communications and the Little Tokyo Service Center CDC / DISKovery Computer Learning Center.
• Assist in developing curriculum and training activities for a 12-week course, meeting 1-2 times a week for a total of 6 hours a week. A second 12-week course during the Spring of 2013 may become available to the applicant;
• The position will most likely be co-teaching in nature, preparing and leading lectures and lessons during the 12-week session, as well as participating in curriculum development planning meetings prior to the start of the course;
• Disseminate and enforce DISKovery Center lab policies including, but not limited to, equipment check-out procedures, food and beverage policies;
• Meet regularly with project partner and Visual Communications staff to plan, implement and evaluate program;
• Teach others how to use Final Cut Express software;
• Assist students in producing and completing 5-minute final projects that are ready for public screening;
• Help organize a graduation ceremony and community screening; and
• Compile a final DVD that will be presented at the course graduation, and make copies for each student.
• Must be detail-oriented, patient, an engaging instructor, and exceptionally organized;
• Working background in video production and editing using Final Cut required;
• Proven ability to work quickly and meet tight deadlines;
• Knowledge of Asian Pacific American community and history preferred;
• Ability to work well independently, prioritize and handle multiple tasks; and
• Excellent communication skills
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a resume, cover letter, and references to: Milton Liu, Director of Programs and Artist Services, email@example.com. No phone calls, please.
ABOUT VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS
Founded in 1970, Visual Communications is a full-service media arts center dedicated to the honest and accurate portrayals of Asian Pacific American peoples, communities and heritage through the media arts. Our mission is to promote intercultural understanding through the creation, presentation, preservation and support of media works by and about Asian Pacific Americans. Visual Communications is the presenter of The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Southern California’s premier showcase for Asian Pacific American and Asian international cinema. Visual Communications is an equal opportunity employer.