Multimedia Storytelling as a Teaching Tool


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Join us for this workshop with UA media specialists and a visiting media scholar from Mexico.

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Thursday, November 2nd from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Integrated Learning Center Room 136 At U of A


Misael Josué Marín Sánchez (Coordinator of undergrad Degree in Cinematographic Studies, School of Performing Arts of the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico) Ana Fierro, (Ph.D Candidate) and LuisCarlos Davis (Media Technician, independent film maker) will be conducting a three-hour media workshop for faculty and students. We will explore how to incorporate video, audio, and photography into teaching, academic projects and media projects.

Areas that will be covered:

  • Video
  • Audio
  • Storytelling with multimedia as student assignments

This workshop will address:

  • some of the psychological and emotional effects that size, shape, color, and space can have in media. 
  • some framing and interviewing techniques.
  • video and audio technical production concepts and skills that can be applicable immediately and in future projects.
  • multi-literacies and storytelling as an approach for teaching.

LuisCarlos Davis is an award-wining film director who earned his Ph.D from the University of Arizona in the department Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies where he focused on media literacy and film studies.

For more information on LuisCarlos, please visit:

(Special thanks to CONAHEC for making the connections between the UA and Misael)

Full Bios:

Misael Josué Marín Sánchez, Doctor in Humanistic Studies  Misael

Coordinator of undergrad Degree in Cinematographic Studies since January 2015, full time founding professor at the School of Performing Arts of the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México), teaches the following subjects: Sound I, Documentary Production I and Research Methodology I.

Doctor in Humanistic Studies by Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Ciudad de México with a research theme on: Remix as a phenomenon of contemporary aesthetic production.

CONACYT Scholar since 2009 for academic excellence, Master in Design by the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México), Architect by Tec de Monterrey Campus Toluca, Toluca’s municipal youth award winner in 2009 and 2011 for academic work and professionalism, professional musician since 1999, has also worked as a teacher at Tec de Monterrey in the undergrad fields of Architecture and Industrial Design.

Directed the documentary 2600 m.s.n.m conducted by the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México) in 2016, invited to the Digital Cultural Center in the event The AppDate Mexico to participate as a speaker with the theme of: creativity and the aesthetics through the use of digital media, has been invited to publish periodically in different academic publications: ACE (Architecture City and Environment), 100 notions for Digital Art edited with the notion of Sound Art, the publication was by Marc Veyrat the University Paris XIII.


Ana V. Fierro Ana

Ana is a Ph.D Candidate in the department of Teaching, Learning, and Sociocultural Studies at the University of Arizona. She has worked in several research projects including the Communities as Resources in Early Childhood Teacher Education. Her research interests focus on providing future educators with the opportunities to include a multiliteracies approach for teaching and learning so that the classroom curriculum is more inclusive of various reading and writing practices that incorporate digital practices.

Multiliteracies Digital Literacies Reading and Writing in a Multilingual Classroom.

Luis Carlos Davis

Luis Carlos Davis is an award winning film director/producer. Davis was chosen as 2010 Man of the Year of Southern Arizona. He was recently selected by the Spanish Embassy and Fundacion Carolina as one of the ten leaders from the United States to visit Madrid, Bilbao, Vitoria and San Sebastian to learn about the culture, politics, economics and social issues of Spain and explore the international relationship between the U.S and Spain. His film projects have been exhibited in Mexico, the U.S, Chile, Colombia, and Europe. Davis was also being nominated for the 2013 U.S.-Mexico Cross-Border Innovation and Cooperation Awards. In 2013 he received the Lumies Award for Emerging Artist from ARTS Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona. He was selected to participate in the Guadalajara Talent 2015 as a film director. Currently, Davis is working on two projects one titled The Monster and the second one Luz.

He was born and raised in the border towns of Ambos Nogales, also known as the twin sisters of Nogales, Sonora and Arizona. His life is a product of two countries, two cultures, and two languages. LuisCarlos' current work includes the productions of two documentaries, one set in Mexico and the other in Arizona. He is working on two projects based on organized crime, a documentary titled The Monster and fiction script with the title of Light.

He currently works for OIA Multimedia Solutions and is a film studies teacher at Scottsdale Community College and in 2017 received the 2017 Outstanding Faculty award from the Scottsdale School of Film and Theatre.