Staff Directory

D.Lee Beard

Director of Media Production Services
Phone: 540.568.4835

I oversee the development, design, and delivery of media and related services available through CIT walk-in areas.  I consult and assist with faculty on creating videos and other media to aid their instruction. You can find me in my office in Rose Library, in one of the walk-in areas, in our video production studio, or in one of our TLT labs where I facilitate workshops on Google Earth, 3D modeling with Google Sketchup, video editing, and photo/video filming.

My Facebook Page on Stained Glass Windows in the Shenandoah Valley 

"Stained Glass Windows of the Shenandoah Valley" Film Trailer

Documentary film I created, "Stained Glass Windows of teh Shenandoah Valley"

Areas of Expertise

Video/Audio Production
Video/audio editing iMovie, Final Cut Pro, and Adobe Premiere
Photo editing with iPhoto & Photoshop
Screencasting with ScreenFlow
Video hosting solutions including JMUtube & YouTube 
Digital cameras & photo shooting techniques 
Podcasting including Garageband and Audacity
Page layout with InDesign and Apple's Pages
PowerPoint & Keynote multimedia rich presentation creation
Using Skype to video conference & share computer screen
Google Earth & Sketchup

Presentations & Publications

Stained Glass Windows of The Shenandoah Valley - June 07, 2013

Presentation on the project to digitize stained glass windows of the Shenandoah valley as part of Harrisonburg's First Fridays.  Presented on June 7, 2013 7pm-9pm at the Asbury United Methodist Church.  Click here for the Presentation Video Link.

“Digitizing & Sharing Large Items - A History Harvest” - May 14, 2014

This presentation to the Consortium of College and University Media Centers (CCUMC) annual conference demonstrated a workflow for digitizing, into large detailed gigapixel images, large semi-flat objects such as stained glass, paintings, and large collections such as mural walls or collections that should be displayed together.  It also addressed options for the sharing of these images online and in print.

Beyond the Talking Head: Helping Faculty Create Videos to Aid Instruction - July 08, 2009

A Breakout Session at the 2009 NMC Summer Conference

This session D.Lee Beard presented, using real world examples, how to provide video production services to faculty that go beyond a talking head. A workflow strategy for selecting, shooting and editing videos was discussed including staffing needs, time management, and equipment needed. Topics also included: HD recording issues, professional lighting needs and workarounds, microphone types, choosing and working in various locations, and how to set up an actual recording studio.