Gems From My VFCC Multimedia Course: Day 1


Below are some quick links of the software and tips discussed in today’s VFCC course, Multimedia Authoring:

Reflector App:

Share your computer screen from anywhere to a MAC or Windows Machine:

Importing Media/Photos from the iPhone to a MAC:

  • iPhoto – Quick and Easy and Built-in
  • iMage Capture – Quicker and Easier (Less Distraction) and Built-in

Better Video Capture with your iPhone:

Using HDR with your iPhone:

How to Take Better Photos: 

The Beginner’s Guide to using your iPhone Camera:

Creative Commons Licensing:

Clearing Mechanical Licenses:

Screen Capture on the MAC:

  • Command+Shift+3 – Full Screen Capture
  • Command+Shift+4 – Select Region Capture
  • Skitch (The best MAC capture app IMHO)

Saving Images from the Web via a MAC:

  • CTRL+Click – Save As Menu (Single Button Mouse)
  • Right Click – Save As Menu
  • Drag the image from the web browser to your Desktop/Folder (Yes, it works!)


Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is the creator of many education websites, lecturer, clinician, trumpeter, and conductor. He is currently the Associate Chair of Music and Fine Arts at Grove City College, PA and the Vice President of TI:ME. He also writes for DCI Magazine, In-Tune Monthly and has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications. Find out more at his website
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  • ramccready

    One more to add: Press spacebar after using Command+Shift+4 to take a screen shot of the current open window – saves having to use the crosshairs.