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Telecommunications Director Steve Keeler contributes to 5th edition of the video handbook used throughout the US and world

DATE: 08-17-2011

Cayuga Community College Professor Steve Keeler recently completed writing and creating the instructor resource materials and ancillary resources for the 5th edition of the Video Production Handbook, an Elsevier/Focus Press publication available for purchase online. The 416-page handbook contains hundreds of color illustrations as well as information about distribution to the web and mobile phones to ensure quality video production using a range of equipment, techniques, and media outlets.

Keeler also completed the resources and ancillaries for the 4th edition of the Video Production Handbook and for expanded version, Television Production, 14th edition. These publications are the standard video/television production textbooks used at American colleges and universities as well as internationally. While these publications are typically authored by professors from four-year colleges and research institutions, the editors sought the participation of Keeler, a recognized community college faculty member.

Keeler is the chair of the College’s Humanities and Communications Division, and has been on the telecommunications faculty at Cayuga since 1987. He teaches a variety of media and media production courses, with a specialty in video production. He also serves as the faculty advisor to two students start-up enterprises, C3Videos—video and digital film production company and distribution enterprise—and Cayuga Records—a record production company, record label, and music publishing.

Among his many honors, Keeler has earned recognition as College Technology Educator of the Year by the Technology Association of Central New York and as a two-time winner of National Broadcast Educator of the Year by the Society of Broadcast Engineers. He received two awards from the American Association of Community Colleges for IT Innovation in the Classroom.

Outside of academia, Keeler worked as an editor at WG Publishing and as an executive producer at Newchannels. He holds a bachelor’s degree in media studies from the University at Buffalo, and a master’s in television, radio, and film from Syracuse University.

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