Learning Series: Fall 2021 Review

The inaugural semester of the Queens Podcast Lab’s Learning Series has come to a close. Our series sought to create original, open-access learning materials to help those interested in creating digital content and developing creative enterprises. Our team sought to field a variety of videos for use in content creation classes or independent studies.

Contemplating the Craft

We invited academics to contemplate the deep and big picture questions that help us reflect on our craft. Hannah Wohl (UC Santa Barbara), a sociologist of art, joined us to discuss creativity in artistic production.

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Jason Tougaw (English, Queens College) introduced us to the art of storytelling.

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The Business of Creation

We discussed the legal issues facing content creators with Steve Vondran from Vondran Legal.

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We met with Clayton Childress (University of Toronto) and Dana Weinberg (Queens College) to discuss the writing business.

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Joseph Cohen discussed the character, acquisition, uses, and maintenance of fame and celebrity.

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And we discussed the field of video game development with Rob Garfield.

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Connecting Students and Professionals

Our interns met with Anika Chowdhury (Dreamworks, former QPL intern) and Jamie Cohen (Media Studies, Queens College) to learn about the media production business. We were very fortunate to have surprise visits from Media Studies scholars Mara Einstein and Amy Herzog.

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And we kicked off a new series to connect QC aspiring creators with alumni in professional media. Vanessa Cordova-Corwin (’68) is a media professional with experience in both recorded and live media, and currently works as both the Executive Producer of “Now Let’s Talk! The Podcast” and Production Manager at VISIONS Contemporary Ballet. Thamare Rejouis is a graphic designer and entrepreneur who runs the firm Rejouis Visuals

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Instructional Videos

We also fielded sessions that introduced learners to the basics of content creation:

More to Come

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