How Did They Do That?…The Importance of Documenting the Creation Process

Nov 28th, 2011 | By | Category: Upcoming Events

Thursday February 2, 2012

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The Tech Annex
Blue Island Public Library
2433 York St.
Blue Island, IL 60406

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When library staff or patrons use equipment hosted by the library to create content, it is usually an afterthought to document the creation process. This creates inconsistent results and loss of time when attempting to reproduce a technique. To address this issue, some sort of documentation needs to be created, whether it is video-, audio- or photo-based, or all of the above. This program will focus on four areas of content creation and digital preservation: video production, audio production, photography and historical artifacts. There will be an hour long hands-on breakout session for each topic. Participants can pick the topic on which they wish to focus.

Kevin Korst will cover historical preservation and is the Local History Coordinator for the Oak Lawn Public Library. His responsibilities include exhibit design, public programming, collection preservation and digitization. Previous to his position at the Library, Kevin worked as an assistant at the Joliet Area Historical Museum and the Elk Grove Historical Museum.

George Poulos will cover photography and specializes in traditional photography and digital imaging. He produces very high-quality, distinctive images by using the latest equipment, technology and photographing techniques in the industry. He has been a full time photographer for 35 years and is an expert in all aspects of digital photography.

Jim Nelson will cover video production and specializes in video production, graphic and fine arts. He has produced and worked on a few hundred videos and written and published three graphic novels. He is a three-time recipient of the Grace and Walter Byron Smith scholarship and has a BFA. Jim works at the Blue Island Public Library as an IT Assistant.

Mike Byrne will cover audio production and is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He has recorded numerous artists in the Tech Annex and will review the importance of documenting recording settings, microphone placements, and effects. Mike’s presentation will also encompass workstation setup and the recording software being used. Mike has a BS in Computer Information Systems and works full time as an IT assistant at the Blue Island Public Library.

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