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Learning Video Production – Introduction

Few people would disagree that learning video production requires a great deal of hands-on experience and time spent learning the craft from more experienced producers. It may not be the only thing a person needs to know to make video, but there’s a reason why internships and PA work have long been a part of video production curricula. With technology changing rapidly, it is unlikely that students today will be able to learn everything they need to about video production while in a classroom anyway. What is more important is cultivating their ability to learn from and work with peers and co-workers as they work on a range of productions, in a range of roles.

The Media Show was born at what was once known as AfterEd TV (now the Gottesman Video Collective) at Teachers College, Columbia University — an environment that thrives on a culture of peer learning. The show has been one of a rotating smorgasbord of short video series, produced by graduate assistants, undergraduate interns, and part-time staff. These producers all come together at a weekly meeting to critique each others’ work, share tips on how to improve production quality, solve problems with equipment, experiment with new techniques, and plan for future series.
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Lesson Resources – For Teh Lulz

By the time you’re reading this, the statistics in this episode will have changed a lot; for example, Muzak is now out of bankruptcy again. These statistics were accurate when we produced the episode:

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Lesson Resources – TV Tropes

For more information about the tropes we mentioned in this episode, and where they appear in different movies, shows, comics, and even books, check out their specific pages on TVTropes:

Commercials I Hate also has a great list of common — and irritating — tropes in advertising.