Gems From My VFCC Multimedia Course: Day 1

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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!)


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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

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