Saturday, November 22, 2008 - Final Cut Pro Audio Filter Guide

Check out the two part Final Cut Pro Audio Filter Guide written by Jon Chappell. It does a great job explaining what all those filters do.

It can be found on Ken Stone's web site, which is one of the best resources for articles on Final Cut Pro. Since 1990 his site has published valuable tips and reviews of video production and post production products.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

How To Make A Mic Flag - Cheap

Local news reporters use mic flags on every broadcast. They are those rectangular ornaments on hand held microphones that display the broadcaster logo.

Mic flags can sell online for $20-$40. They can be made in about half an hour using materials that cost less than $1.

Follow this is a step-by-step photo tutorial on how to make a mic flag.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy

The Center for Social Media has published a free report of interest to teachers titled, Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy.

This document is a code of best practices that helps educators using media literacy concepts and techniques to interpret the copyright doctrine of fair use. Fair use is the right to use copyrighted material without permission or payment under some circumstances—especially when the cultural or social benefits of the use are predominant. It is a general right that applies even in situations where the law provides no specific authorization for the use in question—as it does for certain narrowly defined classroom activities.

This guide identifies five principles that represent the media literacy education community’s current consensus about acceptable practices for the fair use of copyrighted materials, wherever and however it occurs: in K–12 education, in higher education, in nonprofit organizations that offer programs for children and youth, and in adult education.