Took place on June 18, 11:00am. EDT

Class Production AMA with Jen Dixon

Live stream with

Jen Dixon
Abstract and figurative artist, tutor.
Top Teacher

About this Live Session

Hi! I'm Jen and I'm thrilled to be hosting another Ask Me Anything here on Skillshare.

I started on Skillshare by doing a Teach Challenge in July 2016. Since then, (this AMA is 18 June 2019) I've published sixteen classes and am a Top Teacher. Teaching on Skillshare has given me the freedom to continue being a full-time artist without worrying about how I'm going to pay my bills every month. It's an extraordinary thing to make a living doing what you love, and I'm here to help you on your journey too, whether you want to do the same or perhaps explore a successful side hustle through teaching.

My production workflow involves:
- writing a chapter by chapter script in Scrivener (which gets read over and over out loud for flow and editing)
- preparing my filming area with ALL THE LAMPS, mics/recorders, and my iPhone, iPad Mini 2
- Intro and Outro videos are typically (but not exclusively) filmed using a Canon dSLR
- editing has been done using iMovie, graphics are now using Affinity Photo, and video crunching for upload is done with HandBrake

There is more to the whole process than that, of course, but with those things in mind or any burning questions you have, Ask Me Anything relating to my production process. I've learned a lot in the nearly three years I've been producing, and I'm excited to share my experiences with you.

I'll also be checking out and offering feedback on your projects, so get cracking and show me whatcha got.

Let's do this!

*Please note that this AMA is a written Q&A held in the comments section below. You can get a head start by putting questions in now, but answers will be in real time during the scheduled event on 18 June.

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