of Jannet Walsh
About – This is a list of software, online tools, gear, I use to create multimedia for educational videos, travel, and daily social media.
Updated March 9, 2021, see Adobe Xd
- Adobe Creative Cloud: Use Acrobat, Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro CC, Audition, Dreamweaver to update websites, create assignments for classes and review student work. Dreamweaver with Bootstrap is my preferred web design method, also used for teaching. Have basic knowledge and use of After Effects.
UPDATE, March 9, 2021 – I have basic knowledge of Adobe Xd to create web page and Instagram story layouts and export as HTML code, SWOT Analysis graphics, audience or buyer persona graphics, brainstorming and design thinking maps, stakeholder maps, and more. Related plugins I have used or tested with Adobe Xd include: Web Export, Fancy Maps, Hero, Personas, Whiteboard, Humaaans, UI Faces, and more. I see using Adobe Xd for prototyping and planning public relations and marketing integrated projects.
- Social Media Apps for graphics, posts, web pages, video: Adobe Spark and Canva
- Adobe Creative Mobile Apps for iPhone, iPad: Working knowledge of Capture CC, Illustrator Draw, Comp CC, Preview CC, Premiere Clip, Post, Lightroom for mobile, Photoshop Mix and Photo Editor by Aviary.
- Apple: Use Final Cut Pro X and iMovie. I use the mobile iMovie app on iPhone, my preferred method for editing on mobile device for deadline.
- Additional Apple applications: Use iBooks Author, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Calendar, Notes, iTunes, Maps and Photos. Learn more about these applications from Apple.
- Audacity: Audacity application is used for editing audio for slideshows and videos.
- Fetch: Fetch is used to transfer websites files from my computer to web- hosting server.
- GitHub: I have used GitHub to keep code used in my classes.
- HTML and CSS: I have taught the basics of Hyper Text Markup Language, (HTML), and Cascading Style Sheets, (CSS), in university class.
- iPhone and iPad photo and video apps: Use Miniatures,ProCamera, YouTube, VimeoFiLMiC Pro and more.
- Line and Slack – Use mobile Lineapp for iPhone for global communication, especially when teaching English to students in Taiwan. I have also used mobile Slack app in the classroom with students working strategic planning and organizing projects, but students preferred Facebook Messenger and email.
- Microsoft: Use Word almost daily for writing, and teach strategic communication and photojournalism students how to use advanced review and markup tools for editing text. Excel is used frequently for project management, class lists, student evaluations, social media calendars. I also regularly use PowerPoint for creating presentations.
- Online course management systems: D2L Brightspace is the online course management system used at St. Cloud State University and the entire university system in Minnesota. I have also used Moodle as an MFA student at Augsburg University, along with Blackboard for other courses. I had one class hosted at Udemy, “Video Promo Essentials – Shoot, edit and share video online.” Udemy uses a course management system for content creation and management.
- ScreenFlow: Use ScreenFlow for creating video tutorials or screencasts with a MacBook Pro Retina and Rode NT-USB Microphone.
- Scribd: Use Scribd to display Portable Document Files, (PDFs), on my website.
- Skype: I have used Skype for live national TV broadcasts with HLN, CNN and more; a valuable tool for reporting and creating video interviews. I have also used Webex, Google Classroom, and Zoom for online teaching, conferences, and consultations. I have participated in live conferences on social media with StreamYard.
- SnapBridge – Use Nikon’s SnapBridge mobile app for iPhone to connect with my Nikon Z7 mirrorless camera, allowing me to post photos and videos to social platforms, and swiftly edit video on my iPhone using another app, iMovie, or other mobile editing apps, such as Adobe Premiere Rush for Video.
- Soundslides: I have used SoundSlides since 2005 for combing audio and digital images.
- TextWrangler: Use on my Apple computers for editing Hypertext Markup Language, (HTML), and Cascading Style Sheets, (CSS).
- Reflector: Use Reflector with iPhone and iPad for wireless mirroring with Mac Book Pro, especially for testing new web designs.
- Web Browsers: Google Chrome is my preferred web browser. Firefox is also a great browser with Firebug, a web developer tool. I also use Safari, and Opera for testing web site designs.
- Wix – I have used Wix online software for designing websites, and have helped students with online websites designed with Wix.
- WordPress: WordPress is the most used Content Management Systems. Multimedia Toolkit, my website for teaching, is hosted by WordPress.com, as well as hosting class assignments, files, required readings, syllabi and more.
- WordPress editors: Use both the classic Gutenberg editor and new block editor for WordPress, and prefer to teach with the classic editor. I currently use Hever design theme with block editor for JannetWalsh.com.
- YouTube: YouTube is used by students in my classes, uploading their completed video projects for review. I have a video tutorial series for learning to edit video and another for creating websites.
- Zotero: I encountered Zotero for research. It works with the Word application and automatically senses content in your web browser, making it easy to save for later use.
- Apple computers – My preferred computer is a MacBook Pro Retina, combined with a Thunderbolt Display, or an iMac. I teach with an iMac and digital projector in the classroom. Online teaching – I use a 2020 MacBook Air connected to a Thunderbolt Display, Rode NT-USB microphone, and Logi full HD 1080p video camera, Sony MDR-V6 headphones, and LCD lighting.
- Blogging and action camera: 2020, I added a compact camera, Canon G7 X III, with a wireless remote, for travel and blogging. I use a Nikon COOLPIX W300 for shooting in the rain or near large bodies of water.
- Cameras – Use a Nikon Z7 mirrorless camera, Nikon D7500 DSLR, and numerous lenses from wide angle to 600mm, along with extenders. Included also are microphones, LCD lighting, monopod for video, tripods, slider, timelapse devices and more to create videos. I previously owned a Panasonic AC90 video camera, and taught with this model at St. Cloud State University.
- External Battery – Use a Mophie Powerstation, an external battery to power iPhone 7 and iPad Mini when shooting video, especially for shooting timelapse.
- Field audio recorder – Use a Marantz Recorder PMD661 and Rode NTG-2 Microphone for recording audio, along with an iPhone with iOs adaptor.
- Gimbal for iPhone – My small gimbal for my iPhone is LanParte Handheld Gimbal for Smartphones.
- Mobile video iPhone, iPad – My smartphone is an iPhone 7. I use a Manfrotto TwistGrip Tripod Adapter Clamp for Smartphones, Rode VideoMicro microphone, with an Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter, and aGrillaPod Tripod. I use an iPad Mini for shooting video with an iOgrapher case for mounting to a tripod, along with attachments, including LCD lights, microphones and lenses.
- Sketching – My tablet is an iPad Pro, 9.7 inch. I use for sketching with the Apple Pencil, using the Procreate app, creating digital images and video.
- Slider and jib for video – I use a small jib, called a Pocket Jib Traveler, and my slider is Stealth Slider.
- Tripods: I have portable Gitzo Traveler tripod used for travel and a Gitzo Mountaineer tripod, used with my slider and heavier cameras, both carbon fiber. I use a Gitzo Gimbal Fluid Head for action and wildlife photography, and video.
- Monopod: Use a Manfrotto Video Monopod for video and still photography for situations where a tripod will not work or I’m moving around.
- 360 video – Use the Camarush Camalapse 4 for 360-degree videos with iPhone and small cameras up to 5 pounds. I also use Syrp Genie Motion Control Time Lapse Device is used for DSLR for 360-degree video.