The John Lennon Education Tour Bus

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More than just Photos

Photography is the art of capturing light. Onboard the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus students have unique opportunities to create original images using the latest digital photographic tools and techniques. Whether documenting the events of the day at the Lennon Bus or using professional lighting equipment to capture print-quality portraits, John Lennon Educational Photographic Workshop participants are challenged to express themselves through the camera's lens. Workshops are led by noted photographers and students may even find themselves being asked to photograph music icons such as Bob Weir. Participants learn the techniques of composition and exposure and are introduced to a professional digital workflow using applications like Adobe Photoshop, Apple Aperture and the Mac Pro or MacBook Pro. The experience our students enjoy is surely as memorable as the images they create. Check out some samples in our photo gallery.

Video aboard the Bus

The increasing accessibility of digital technology has led to an amazing expansion of opportunity in the art of digital storytelling. The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus has been at the forefront of this new media explosion, having produced daily video projects with students since January of 2001 and beginning in 2012 is able to webcast live multicamera video productions using the flagship NewTek TriCaster 850 Extreme. The Lennon Bus puts state-of-the-art digital video equipment into the hands of workshop participants and teaches the entire digital workflow from storyboarding to web publication and DVD burning. Students leave the experience having shot, chopped, scored, and (most importantly) finished an entire digital video production. Using the latest cameras and professional hardware/software solutions including Avid Media Composer and Pro Tools, participants are exposed to the exciting world of digital videography and learn hot techniques of the trade. The accessibility of professional-quality technology is making it possible for millions of new voices to be heard and the John Lennon Bus is putting these tools into the hands of tomorrow's great digital producers. Subscribe to our YouTube channel so you don't miss any of the amazing videos produced on the Lennon Bus.