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Class Description

The “Rolling – Promoting Sustainable Transportation” class is a dynamic and hands-on course designed to equip students with essential camera operation, audio recording, and video editing skills. Students will engage in storytelling, collaboration, and community engagement throughout the seven-week program. The highlight of the course is creating a promotional video for the 2024 National Bike Month, aimed at enhancing awareness about sustainable transportation methods such as biking, walking, and public transit. This project not only allows students to apply their technical skills but also to make a significant contribution to promoting environmental, health, and community benefits.

Learning Objectives: in this class, students will learn about

  • Technical skills in camera handling, audio recording, and video editing.
  • The importance and benefits of sustainable transportation.
  • Storytelling techniques and communication skills through interviewing and storyboarding.
  • Gain practical experience in planning, shooting, and editing a promotional video.
  • Enhance teamwork and collaboration abilities.
  • The art of the peer critique and give peer critiques on the progress of student work;
  • Opportunities and potential resources on career pathways;
  • How to distribute, exhibit, and promote artwork for a variety of audiences.


  • iMacs;
  • iPads;
  • DSLR Cameras and camera bags;
  • Lens:
    • Standard Zoom Lens (24-70mm or equivalent): Versatile for a range of shots;
    • Wide-Angle Lens: expansive landscapes or large groups;
    • Prime Lens (50mm or 85mm): for sharp focus;
  • Tripods: For stability during long exposures or portrait sessions;
  • Audio recording equipment, including different types of microphones.
  • Padcasters for mobile interviewing and recording.
  • Memory Cards: With high write speeds to handle large files and rapid shooting;
  • Camera Bags: For safely transporting equipment on location;


  • iMovie: learn basic editing techniques in iMovie before transitioning to Adobe Premiere Pro.
  • Adobe Premiere Pro for video editing, including tutorials on adding text overlays, music, and transitions.


  • Talent Release Forms: To ensure ethical practices in portrait photography.
  • External Hard Drives or Cloud Storage Solutions: For backup and storage of large photo files.

Deliverables: Students and Class Projects

  • By the end of the course, each student will have contributed to a group project – a compelling promotional video for National Bike Month. This video will serve as a tangible demonstration of the skills learned throughout the class and a valuable contribution to the community’s efforts in promoting sustainable transportation. The class will culminate in a final screening event where students present their projects to classmates, instructors, and community members and then celebrate their achievements and contributions.
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