The camera, whether for still images or video, is a marvelous tool for recording a moment or a story, or for capturing a place or an experience from a new perspective. This enriches our understanding and perhaps, brings new insights. This month we’re fortunate to have two photographers who will share their perspectives and strategies with us. William Marhoffer’s work assessing natural disasters in the Pacific for the U.S.Coast Guard, personal travel around the world, and love of diving, have resulted in many striking and beautiful photographs. He’ll share some of them, plus tips for not only taking them in your own style, but also enhancing them afterwards using professional software, and an awesome free app called Snapseed.
Jason Marvel’s work has been very different and exciting. He describes it this way: “I have been working in the Film and Television industry for the past 15 years. More specifically, I work as a Director of Photography and Field Producer of Behind-the-Scenes content for the Marketing Department of the major film studios. A few of the movies I have worked on include the ‘Hunger Games’ movies and the new ‘Jurassic World’ films. Every film is a new adventure.” Jason also documented the back-story of the series “Lost” and has been involved in a variety of other films. Check his filmography here https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2537382/
Jason will share a little about how he plans the shoot with the director and crew, captures the back story, then what happens after that. We’ll get a sneak peak into professional videography and Hollywood filmmaking.
Then, Frank Jumawan of the UH College of Education–Learning Design and Technology Dept. will demonstrate a free online video meeting service called Zoom. Can we use it for future HMAUS workshops so folks can participate from home? Not sure? Come see and let us know what you think.
In the afternoon Joan Matsukawa will take Apple Pages a step further. Last time, Author Gene Parola got us thinking about beginning a memoir and other writing projects. Then we practiced using paragraph styles, customizing the Toolbar, creating Placeholder Text, keyboard shortcuts and paragraph vertical spacing. But we didn’t get to inserting images, creating image Placeholders, flowing text around them, outlining and linking text to Bookmarks and websites. So, we will tackle these and more in the afternoon hands-on session. If you missed last month’s session, or you came but were lost, not to worry, we’ll begin with a review then proceed with the new skills. So join us if you can.
9:00 am – 12:00 — Morning session with Willliam Marhoffer, Jason Marvel and Frank Jumawan
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch Break
12:30- 2:00 pm — Pages with Joan Matsukawa