Music For All 2013 -Third Session Notes -Paint and Hear Your World

Last Updated on


Session Title: Paint and Hear Your World: Graphics, Video, and Audio Made Easy

Top 10 Tips for Amazing Pictures via Kodak (Find the Kodak Article Here)

  1. Look your subject in the eye
  2. Use a plain background
  3. Use Flash outdoors
  4. Move in close
  5. Move it from the middle
  6. Lock the focus
  7. Know your flash’s range
  8. Watch the light
  9. Take some vertical pictures
  10. Be a Picture Director

A SUPER-QUICK Copyright Primer:

  • Public Domain (Free -Free to use)
  • Copyrighted/All Rights Reserved (NOT Free to use)
  • Creative Commons (Free to use in specified ways)

Fair-use in the classroom:

  • Rule of Thumb: Assume copyright in all cases
  • Rule of Thumb: Always attribute images/works
  • Rule of Thumb: You’ll likely be fine using something as long as you limit usage to only in class
  • Rule of Thumb: If you post a work (not yours) in a public accessible venue (think Internet), you’ve violated copyright

Creative Commons Primer:

Great places to find allowable images for most circumstances:

  1. Free Digital Photos –
  2. Every Stock Photo –
  3. Stockvault –
  4. Free Range –
  5. Wikimedia Commons –
  6. –
  7. Microsoft –
  8. Open Clipart –
  9. Google – Advanced Image Search –

 Image Capture from Web:

  • Right-click, “save as” – Windows
  • Ctrl-click, “save as” – Mac
  • Drag image to desktop -both
  • Snipping Tool – Windows (built-in)
  • Command+Shift+3 or 4 -Whole Screen/Part of Screen
  • Skitch – Mac and Windows

Best online (and mobile device) Photo Editor:

Best Online Photo/Video Maker:

Best and most Reliable Online Video Editing:

Get a Zoom/Audio Meter for your Video Recorder on your iPhone (App Store):

  • MoviePro: Video Recorder ($1.99)

Great Online Audio Editor:

Best Video Converters:


  • DropItTo.Me – Great way to mass-send pictures or files to one of your accounts

Clinic PDF Handouts:

Front side:
[gview file=””]

Reverse side:
[gview file=””]



Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Related Post from MusTech.Net

Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is an industry innovator, education clinician and lecturer, trumpeter and conductor, and the creator of many education websites. He is currently the Vice President of Innovation and Engagement at Keystone Ridge Designs, Inc. After twenty-three years as a professor and administrator at Grove City College, he made the move into industry in 2018.  As one of the youngest full professors in Grove City’s history, he served in various roles over his tenure including the Technical Director of the Pew Fine Arts Center, Assistant and Associate Chairs of Music and Music and Fine Arts, Director of Music and Fine Arts Technology, Director of Jazz Studies, Stage Manager, and he finished his tenure as the Director of Bands where he directed the college’s Symphonic Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Pep Bands, and various small ensembles.

He been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award, the PA Citation of Excellence, and named a “member for life” of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators, an associate member of the American Bandmasters Association,  a past President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association, and a member of various education and music honoraries. He has written for numerous publications including DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, and was the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine for eight years; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications. He is an active conductor, trumpeter, clinician, and educator. Find out more at his website

#biography #bio #josephmpisano #josephpisano #musiced #musiceducation #industryleader