Chip Dizárd

Church Media Expert

7 Lessons I Learned as a Rookie Teacher

Mr. Dizard's students

(l to r) Nicole, Leah, Shanika and me

My first year as a media production teacher in Baltimore City  has come to an end and I  had good times and bad times, but through it all I have learned some …

Fine tune your video edits using the Range Selection Tool (FCPX)

I often tell my students that editing video is about fine-tuning details.  It is always about trimming at the correct point and making a video look believable. In this tutorial created for my training site Web Video Chefs, I show …

Think BIG and ACT (video blog)

You can accept reality as it is or create it the way you want it to be. But you must act once you have your thoughts together. It’s very basic, but very few people do it. What do you need …

My student view of FCPX versus FCP 7

The more I use various video editing systems, the more that can be up for debate. As a media teacher I want to give my students relevant experience for the latest software. I made the decision to teach my class …

My Students Made Me Proud

We had one of the largest productions of this year–The Talent Show.  Students have been practicing all year for this and they were very excited about this day.  I have attached a few photos from the show, but you can …

The Most Interesting New Principals in the World

I had the opportunity to shoot a low-budget parody video for the Baltimore Team of New Leaders.  New Leaders was founded in 2000 by a team of social entrepreneurs, New Leaders is a national nonprofit that develops transformational school leaders …

5 lessons Robert Griffin III can learn from a rookie teacher

Robert Griffin, III
Robert Griffin III

In the Washington D.C. area the excitement is in the air for the Redskins. Every April teams vie for the top prize in the NFL draft. This year is more exciting because two of the top picks …