Author Archives: Joe Janiga

Reedies’ Experimental Music Project: a new music collective on campus?

Recently I’ve had the privilege and pleasure of working with our visiting composition professor Yuan Chen-Li and her MUS 314 composition class. Over the last six weeks I have conducted workshops with them at the PARC covering topics ranging from … finish reading Reedies’ Experimental Music Project: a new music collective on campus?

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Tool Talk: Creating transparency in images with Preview

Preview, macOS’s built-in image and PDF viewer, has quietly added many useful features over the years. Earlier this year, we blogged about Preview’s PDF annotation tools. Preview’s Instant Alpha tool allows you to quickly make parts of an image transparent. … finish reading Tool Talk: Creating transparency in images with Preview

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New developments in mobile audio recording at Reed

Welcome to the Fall 2016 semester! New mobile recording equipment is available to check out for academic or personal recording at the Performing Arts Resource Center (PARC). Possible uses include field recording for classes, analog and/or midi recording of your … finish reading New developments in mobile audio recording at Reed

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Tool Talk – Adapter: a three-in-one media conversion tool

There are many media file types that exist for images, audio, and video. A file type that works in one situation make may not work in another. For example, an upload that you need to make might take .png files … finish reading Tool Talk – Adapter: a three-in-one media conversion tool

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Tool Talk: Soundflower for routing audio

In this tutorial I am going to show you how to route your computer’s system audio output into a piece of audio recording software.  Some potential situations that you would want to do this for would be as follows. What … finish reading Tool Talk: Soundflower for routing audio

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Shoot a film with our new iPad filmmaking case!

As an instructional technologist for performing arts my job is multifaceted. One of the aspect of my job is to look for emerging technologies that could be relevant to education within the performing arts; another aspect is to look for … finish reading Shoot a film with our new iPad filmmaking case!

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Zombie: a video paper; a nontraditional treatment of a traditional assignment

The idea: or, how one thing leads to another Last spring, a student named Hannah came to my office with questions about overlaying animation on video to explain movement in a visually narrative way. She wanted to analyze a video … finish reading Zombie: a video paper; a nontraditional treatment of a traditional assignment

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New at the PARC 2015/2016

New at the PARC 2015/2016 Welcome back to a new school year! It has been a busy summer at the Performing Arts Resource Center getting ready for it. I am excited to let Reed know of new hardware available for … finish reading New at the PARC 2015/2016

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Pan to Zoom in iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

In my last post I talked about zooming into and cropping an entire video clip in iMovie and Final Cut Pro X (FCPX).  Another approach to this is to use zoom as an effect to “crop” into your image while panning in … finish reading Pan to Zoom in iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

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Software zooming in iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

In my iPad post regarding video creation on the iPad, I hinted at using software to zoom instead of using the digital zoom available on the iPad. This is because the iPad (and iPhone) use digital zoom and not optical … finish reading Software zooming in iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

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