Assistant Professor, Instructor and filmmaker at the Documentary Center, Faculty Advisor Prime Movers Media Program, Apple Certified Instructor
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Creative media technologies, Final Cut Pro, Documentary, Information Architecture, Effective media use in the not-for-profit sector
MAMC., Documentary, University of Florida, 2001
B.A., Praxis Philosophy, New College of Florida, 1995
SMPA 2112, Introduction to Digital Media
SMPA 3232, Online Journalism Workshop
SMPA 3247, Documentary Production
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Jason Osder is a media educator, producer, and instructional author
with a background in documentary, social sciences, and education
theory. He joined the faculty of the School of Media and Public Affairs
in January 2007 to teach Introduction to Digital Media, a required
course for journalism and political communications majors. He also
co-teaches an Online Journalism Workshop with Professor Mike Shanahan,
a new course that challenges students to apply theoretical concepts
such as convergence to real-world reporting and publishing projects.
Jason's first book, Final Cut Pro Workflows: The Independent Studio
was published in 2007. Jason co-authored the book with his
business partner (media colleague/collaborator) Robbie Carman. The two
authors and media professionals formed the consulting firm Amigo Media
in 2005 to meet a growing demand for professional training, consulting,
and execution in the rapidly changing field of creative media
technologies. In all aspects of their work, Amigo follows the motto:
Relate, Educate, Create. Jason serves on the Advisory Council of The
Global India Fund and on the Advisory Board of the film 18 in '08. In
these projects, as well as in his work with non-profits such as
YouthAIDS and Siamese Rescue, Jason finds opportunities where emerging
media technologies empower individuals to affect change. Jason shares
these professional experiences with his students to teach the creative
skills and theoretical principles needed to make positive impacts in
today's dynamic media environment.
Selected WorksFive instructional videos
at Lynda.com including Vimeo Essential Training, YouTube Essential Training, Omnigraffle5: Creating Sitemaps and Wireframes, Final Cut Studio:Roundtripping, and Omnigraffle Professional 5 Essential Training
"Final Cut Server: Imagining the Possibilities". Focal Press Creative Solutions (August 2009).
"Toward a Fuller Conception of Participatory Culture" paper presented
at the Internet Video Innovation Roundtable hosted by the Information
Society Project at Yale Law School .
Final Cut Pro Workflows: The Independent Studio Handbook co-author with Robbie Carman (2007)
Professor Osder is working on two documentary projects. Art and Annie
, a collaboration with a GW student, is in preproduction, and a trailer for his forthcoming Let The Fire Burn
was recently selected to be shown at the Docs In Progress Trailer night in Bethesda on Sept. 15.