Digital Filmmaking & Video Production
The Art Institute of Houston
Gain the professional skills to thrive in the workplace. Jason Spencer , Instructor , The Art Institute of Houston
Was there a defining moment when you knew you were destined to become a creative professional?
That moment was meeting documentary filmmaker Henry Hampton—and apprenticing under him.
How do you weave your professional background into the classroom experience?
I bring professionals from the real world into the classroom—from organizations like Ford, PBS, and even WWE—so students can gain a variety of perspectives on the craft.
What class assignment exemplifies your approach to teaching and mentoring?
I have my students create video ads for the web to promote high-end cars from Ford. I try to make the learning as real as possible.
What’s the most important thing you impart to students to help them succeed in class and the real world?
Learn to work in teams and gain the professional skills to thrive in the workplace.