Author: Dillon Vita-Finzi

Are Open Educational Resources (OER) the Best Option?

Open Educational Resources are often touted by educators and Open Resource advocates as the solution to the multimedia and digital literacy gap in the classroom. Yet, almost...


The 13 Best International Film Schools Around the World

Recently, we investigated the data behind The Hollywood Reporter‘s yearly film school rankings, exploring what it took for cinema programs to be “the best.” As...


Academic Fair Use Guidelines: Concurring the 5 W's

Over the last ten years, there have been reports of the publishing industry cracking down on professors who make copyrighted work available to students, a practice they estimate...


The 2016 State of Digital Media in Higher Education [Survey]

VideoBlocks EDU, the premier provider of royalty-free digital media for higher education, today announced the launch of its market research survey: The 2016 State of Digital Media...


Understanding Digital Literacy & the Need for Media in the Classroom

What exactly do we mean when we use the phrase “digital literacy”—is it a skill that can be taught, a set of tools to be used, or an educational framework for...


The 5 Best & Worst Traits of Film School Instructors

Recently, we took a look at the rankings for top film schools in the U.S. Yet, just because students go to a great film school doesn’t mean they’ll always end up with...


Unpacking the Digital Backpack

From film schools to Communications & Journalism programs, the need for digital literacy and classrooms equipped with multimedia is clear. Digital-storytelling exponentially...


The Cone of Experience Myth and Promise of Multimodal Learning

While most people have learned to guard themselves against believing everything they read on the internet, it is still all too common to see figures, charts, and quotes that are...


How Film Schools (And Their Students) Benefit from Stock Audio

When people talk about film school and screen craft, it can often seem as though we only focus on what audiences see: lighting, visual editing, production design, or...


True Stories and Technology: The Rise of Documentary Journalism

Across multiple mediums and with increasing popularity, filmmakers have started to blur the line between journalism and documentaries. Some of the most well-received and popular...