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Dan Bennett

Senior Educational Media Producer

Dan Bennett

Contact & Office Hours

Henshaw D 206

413-585-3473

Education

B.A., Music Performance with Emphasis in Music Business, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Dan is part of the Learning, Research & Technology group. He works closely with faculty to develop, structure and implement media projects for a variety of courses. This process involves developing lesson plans, determining appropriate hardware and software solutions, facilitating training workshops for students, as well as offering ongoing consultation and support. He also helps others to facilitate video productions across campus including occasional live streaming of campus events, facilitating radio and television interviews to national and international news outlets, and producing marketing and promotional videos.

Educational initiatives are also a significant part of Dan's role, including producing training materials for students, faculty and staff as well as teaching IDP107 Digital Media Literacy - a two-week January term intensive course where students develop knowledge and skills in the areas of digital audio and podcast production, photography and digital imaging, video production, video editing and motion graphic design . Dan also researches emerging technology in the fields of media production, gaming and virtual reality.

Before coming to Smith, Dan was Producer & Cinematographer for Patten University in Oakland, CA and New Charter University, producing educational videos for online courses. His spare time is spent enjoying a variety of interests including playing music, fly fishing, furniture making and woodworking, gaming, and producing music videos.

Research Interests

Digital media, video & audio production, graphic design, virtual reality, gaming, design thinking, emerging technologies, project management.

Publications & Presentations

Bennett, Dan. The Total Rock Bassist; Alfred Music (2008)