Welcome to CitizenA Media: How To...

Hi everyone.  

In the past few years, I've increasingly been asked to do a lot of training, classes, workshops, and more recently even some panel discussions aiming to help other people get better at producing high quality media.

The more I do this, the more I find that there are a ton of people out there who are really clamoring for this kind of content.

And while there are a bunch of great websites out there that can help you learn specific techniques with hardware & software, especially if you want to get better at Hollywood-style narrative film-making and visual effects, there are almost no sites out there offering to help people get better at producing professional multimedia content in every-day environments.

It's hard to find answers online to questions like; "How can I get decent audio when filming an event in a hotel ballroom?", "What's the best way to get an interview with a person I've never met?", or "What equipment am I absolutely going to need to start a high-quality podcast but cannot afford a whole recording studio?"

As someone who has built a multifaceted production business and who has spent many years acquiring a wide range of professional skills in media production, including:

  • narrative & documentary film-production
  • event videography & electronic news gathering
  • music composition
  • audio recording, mastering & mixing
  • video & audio/music editing
  • photography
  • graphic design & animation/motion graphics
  • story development & script-writing
  • (...to a lesser extent) social media, blogging & website development

...I can answer those questions, and more!

To make this blog as effective as I can, I'll make sure to tag each post in appropriate categories, so that they'll be easily searchable, and you can find answers to your questions quickly and efficiently. Eventually I may re-organize the posts into proper lessons and post them via a professional educational platform.

I want this blog to be as helpful to as many people as possible, so please ask me anything you want to know, and I'll get back to you as soon as I can with answers.

So... Please e-mail citizena.media@gmail.com with your questions.

Let's get started!

-Sean

 

Sean Malone

Washington, DC