eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Gary Ellwood

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ART267, Fall 2014
ART157, Spring 2014
ART157, Fall 2013
ART117, Spring 2013
ART157, Spring 2013

Gary Ellwood: ART267, Fall 2014

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Art
Course: ART 267 - Inter Digital Video/Storytell Crn (Section): 42326 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
2. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
3. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
4. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
The course involved the students with each others projects and assignments in a group learning setting. The material was especially challenging and required significant critical thinking classroom discussions. My greatest value from the class came from viewing the various styles to our fellow classmates and learning their unique techniques and approach.
This class has taught be so much hands on experience. The school has provided us all the tools we need to succeed. In just a few short months and I've gained a tremendous amount of confidence in my field of study.
In my opinion, this class is one of the greatest courses offered at KCC. Gary is really dedicate to teaching his craft to students and to help them realize their potential. I feel that this class has helped me grow as a both a person and student. In addition to learning technical skill relating to digital media and storytelling, students in this course are offered the chance to learn all kind of life skills that they will be able to use for the rest of their lives. Gary is an excellent instructor, and more than that he is a devoted mentor, and I hold him in incredibly high esteem. We here at KCC are lucky to have such a capable and driven instructor who is so passionate about what he does. I cannot recommend this class enough.
Being on the field was the most helpful part. I say that because I get to understand the different field departments that are most involved with filming. When I'm on the field I get to face many different challenges that I come up to.
The great use of hands on work we got to do. As well as Gary's plentiful knowledge, that I wish we got more than what we already got. And for Question 9, is there a higher answer than Strongly Agree?
What I found most valuable was being able to have access to actual top-of-the line equipment. We were learning techniques on the actual equipment that professionals use; lighting kits, green screens, and HD cameras. Also, this is the first film class I have taken in a long while that has truly been a real challenge for me, and that really helped me to grown my filmmaking craft.
Working "as if" we were professionals from day 1 - schedules, scripts, storyboards, thinking in a productive and effective way to produce our work. I gained a lot of confidence in working with the other students as "crew" on our various projects, assisting and getting assistance. I learned that the student next to me was a wealth of information to share, as I was with them. This is an extremely valuable course for me, for other island videographers and for the island in general. If there is an inclusion with Hawaiian storytelling, the program will expand. Gary's knowledge of equipment use, of equipment care was also very helpful if I ever do get good gear, I'll know more how it is to be best used.
that he was an amazing teacher, made me work hard, made me think hard, made me stay up late to work on the documentary, it was an amazing and exciting semester! Couldn't ask for a better teacher! Defiantly a teacher i have known very well! Can always talk to him about everything possible. He understands my problems and always brings happiness to others around him.
The freedom of creativity to piece together short films on whatever topic we chose, and being able to independently use previously acquired skills in a real environment to produce, direct, shoot, and edit our own short documentaries.
5. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
6. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
7. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
8. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
9. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
10. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
11. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
12. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
13. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
14. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
15. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
16. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
17. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
I found the professional experiences of Gary Ellwood to be of great value. His knowledge of the tools and technology comes from a level of mastery gained from real world work related experiences. I found his technical precision to be that of a qualified employer and was very helpful with wisdom and proficiency in various digital media production areas.
In this class Gary encourages you to think outside of the box, to look past what is in plain sight and into the gray matter. His teaches skills are very thorough and unique. He will find a way to encourage your creative process while critiquing your work.
He is as devoted a teacher as you could possibly ask for. If you work hard in his class, he will do everything in his power to help you succeed. He is one of the best instructors I have ever had.
I found that Gary's experiences help out a lot. He tells a bunch of great experiences he went through that will help me to understand what I am going to face. There was a bunch of relations experiences I have face. As for Gary's experiences, it helps me to know what I will be going through.
He is very knowledgable and good at relaying information.
Gary Ellwood is a fantastic teacher, with years of experience in the actual field, which is great for us students, because we get to learn skills we will actually use in our filmmaking careers. His teaching style is excellent. His lectures are spirited and engaging; it's very hard to become bored. And that, for me, really helps me retain information, and learn better! He's very easy to talk to, but still firm enough to keep students in line, on task, and turning in their work on time.
He brought his history and professional expertise into the classroom through his former colleagues and new associations - in person and on Skype. We were able to talk with industry professionals - something that we rarely get a chance to do on Kauai. This was extremely helpful as a confidence building experience. Also, his ideas and promotion for a Media Center - or at least collaborations with media professionals using student talent - will be of such significant importance to Kauai and to KCC. Gary carries a big picture that includes the island but doesn't leave the island alone in a void. With his bigger dreams, plans and ideas, the department has a good leader, a good producer and a good resource. His association with Matt and using the other classes to form a more cohesive department is impressive and extremely valuable.His mainland ideas are scaled to fit Kauai's needs. Gary mentors not only with experience and knowledge, but his passion and enthusiasm for his work, his class, his program and his other marketing endeavors are beneficial. Bravo, Gary and the department!
That he knew everything about the subject, about the equipment, and he knew everything he needed to know. DONE!!!!
His encouraging attitude and very thought-provoking questions and topics.
18. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Have the students start on the post production a little early.
He's doing fine as he is.
I would have liked to have more time for my specific questions and have enough of his respect that I warranted a valid answer - instead of being thumped off with a flippant and usually non-productive answer. I learned to value his critique and when he flipped me off, it frustrated and confused my course of action to take, relative to that question and to that project. That was a bothersome experience throughout the semester. When I did have his attention, my questions were answered with respect and with helpfulness that advanced my learning tremendously.
Nothing, just stay awesome!!! DONE DONE DONE!
More time to do production for shooting video. Espcially in the Intermediate class.
19. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
20. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
21. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
22. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
23. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
24. Other comments:
There is so much material for an intermediate class like this one. I really enjoyed how vast and in depth my knowledge from this course has been. I now consider myself to compete at a professional competency level within the digital media industry. The subject matter was also very interesting to see in the living marketplace.
I hope the program continues to grow those of us have completed the courses would love the opportunity to continue our education.
GG Gary
This is one of my favorite filmmaking classes I've ever taken. I really hope it gets to continue on here at KCC, anyone who attends it will learn so much.
I don't have a final grade so I am not really clear how I've done throughout the semester. I FEEL I've done well and produced quality work, but without specific feedback on my performance, I am hoping for the best. I do, however, feel he will be fair in grading and critiquing the work. I wish for a level 1 sound production class to really get into the specifics of sound. We spent so little time on sound and it's so important to the outcome. Perhaps a class would be added on sound and best sound production techniques plus more on specific gear and in the field camera technique.
Hopefully more video equipment is in the budget. Rails and glidecams would be nice for getting really steady beauty shots. And hopefully UH upgrades the FirstCom license to the whole library. . .

Gary Ellwood: ART157, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Art
Course: ART 157 - Intro Digital Video/Storytell Crn (Section): 40324 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
2. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
3. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
4. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
Everything! I liked all the theory lessons as well as the hands on. It felt like we were really given a good peak at the real world of production. It was helpful to have a knowledgeable and entertaining instructor who really cared about everyone's success.
5. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
6. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
7. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
8. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
9. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
10. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
12. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
13. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
14. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
15. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
16. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
17. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Gary has an extensive experience in the field and was passionate about delivering that knowledge to his students. His instructions were clear, well organized, engaging enough, challenging enough, and helpful in teaching the basics of production. I enjoyed every class!
18. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
My only suggestion is for Gary to be a little more sensitive to students. The teaching style was great. Maybe a little too fast for beginner students. I would also use less printed paper and have students write their own notes.
19. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
20. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
21. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
22. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
23. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
24. Other comments:
Thank you Gary for a great semester!

Gary Ellwood: ART157, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Art
Course: ART 157 - Intro Digital Video/Storytell Crn (Section): 44154 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
2. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
3. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
4. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
I found that timing is critical and you have to keep with the new tech. stuff is key if want to be in the biusiness.
Everything down to the immense amount of sage advice. Fun teacher.
technical and tactical proficiency in a variety of media forms involved in film and video.
I learned a lot about everything in the film world, and realized how much work there is when it comes to the film business. This class gave me a better outlook on what i really want to major in invloving film.
Knowledge about department.
The concepts i got from this class and all the elements coming together. As well as the sweet hook ups with great equipment.
That he used his experience and knowledge and shared it with us so we can understand the course more efficiently.
Gary is committed to helping us as his students master the material in a meaningful way that can be applied in real life situations , I found that attitude to be very helpful.
5. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
6. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
7. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
8. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
9. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
10. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
11. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
12. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
13. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
14. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
15. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
16. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
17. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
his knowledge and his willingness to help
Experienced. Knowledgable about the concepts he was teaching. Very funny and able to relate the knowledge on an easy to understand level. Great one on one teaching in a classroom setting
Professional experience and independent motivation. His level of interest in the subject matter far exceeded expectations of the classes criteria.
He taught me a lot about film, and he is an awesome teacher, he made the class fun and interesting, and hes all around a wonderful person, he made everything clear and easy to learn and i enjoyed his class a lot.
His knowledge of the topic for the class.
How he is really forgiving and he will ALWAYS help you out where you need it, even if he may not know how to fix it himself. If thats the situation he will find out how to fix it, then get back at you with help.
That hes always lenient on grades and willing to help students no matter what.
I found his commitment to his students very admirable and very helpful to me as a student.
18. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
more time to do projects and more equipment to get them done.
There could be food. Im just saying. or at least snacks
nothing!
The notes spreadsheets had general information but were not as thorough as the instruction periods. Demonstration of certain equipment items left some to be desired.
Maybe helping each individual student learn how to set up a set for an interview, i never got to learn as much about the camera microphone or lighting which i would have liked.
He's good, no need for a change.
Nothing to improve. Best teacher ever.
I would say that there were times when Gary was winging it a little bit and that his course could be more a little more structured, with more precise, information dense handouts. He is a busy teacher and he is doing a lot for KCC, such as with the marketing department, but there were times when i felt he was juggling a lot of things during class and that it sometimes detracted from the time he spent teaching the class or helping with student's problems during the computer lab portion of the class.
19. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
20. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
21. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
22. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
23. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
24. Other comments:
Was a grate class, I enjoyed it.
This is a ridiculously well taught class and it causes something as mind numbing as school to be enjoyable. Its a class i never wanted to miss because i knew i was learning. it focused on teaching rather than grading which took off any stress and allowed not only myself to grow as a storyteller but as a person (AND im sure everyone else felt the same way - in this class we sort of became a wacky family)
AWESOME
Overall Gary is a qualified professional with an approachable character quality. What he is lacking in written definitions and explanations he makes up for in his knowledge and experience.
Gary is an awesome teacher and i would suggest this class to anyone, i enjoyed it and learned a lot more than i would have thought.
Awesome Teacher!!!
Great teacher, great class, and I'm signing up for his intermediate class next Fall Semester.

Gary Ellwood: ART117, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Art
Course: ART 117 - Intro Screenwriting Crn (Section): 42357 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
2. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
3. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
4. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
Gary was able to connect his students with professionals in the field for discussion and Q&A. That experience for a student on an island is priceless.
Everything. From day one to the present. Every single thing said in this course was of great value. And I cannot tell you how much this course changed my life. I owe a lot to this course and I hope to see an intermediate version soon because it was an incredible experience.
Live skype interviews with people deep into the industry.
5. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
6. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
7. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
8. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
9. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
10. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
11. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
12. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
13. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
14. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
15. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
16. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
17. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Very approachable and fun teacher. He always explains things accurately an thorough
Gary's first hand knowledge and experience and his willingness to share is most valuable.
Everything about him. His knowledge, his experience, his expertise. He's given me incredible opportunities and chances that are once in a lifetime. An amazing passionate teacher who has helped me build confidence in my writing and in myself. He's gone beyond expectations and I can't wait to take another one of his courses. Honestly he's a teaching gem, who is incredibly passionate, and I think KCC is lucky to have him as a resource.
his strong enthusiasm and desire to share his knowledge.
18. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I have no suggestions.
Nothing. I totally got my money's worth and more. The only thing that should be done is an intermediate course should be added to the agenda.
none. great class so far.
19. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
20. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
21. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
22. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
23. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
24. Other comments:
Best class I have ever taken at this school. There's not really much more I could say. This class has made a true difference in my life and my dreams no longer seem laughably impossible. Thank you for this class and thank you for this teacher.

Gary Ellwood: ART157, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Art
Course: ART 157 - Intro Digital Video/Storytell Crn (Section): 42160 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
2. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
3. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
4. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
I was inspired to develop my creative abilities through a digital medium... Gary was easy to learn from, he made it fun,and helped to get a deeper understanding of what had once been very intimidating... I would take any class he is teaching...
I've learned editing skills and things about the business that I didn't know before. It really cemented my decision on what I want my career and life to be in the future.
I was given the chance and freedom to be creative with the tools he taught us. It gave me a great core for which to build confidence and go forth.
Content is pertinent and current with industry standard.
The experience. I learned more in this course than I have in any of my other classes so far, and it showed me a lot about my artistic priorities. Also, there was a lot of really good group workâ??and not the kitschy, "assigned groups" kind of work you do in high school chemistry or whatever. It was practical. You can try to be a one-man band but you'll really suffer for it, so it's in your best interest to teach *yourself* to work with a group, and that goes a long way.
Gary brought valuable real world knowledge from experiences he had while working in the industry. Gary was also kind enough to bring in people he had worked with both colleagues and interns that have flourished.
5. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
6. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
7. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
8. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
9. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
10. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
11. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
12. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
13. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
14. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
15. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
16. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
17. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
His insight, experience in the industry, and willingness to help...
He can connect with everyone. And he has the most amazing stories that always seem to have a good moral and help in a decision. I think he's a great teacher, always wanting us to do our best, and we do.
He was always willing to help out and go the extra mile for all the students
He is very knowledgeable and has a great deal of hands on work experience that he was willing to share. He made the effort to find out what each students goals were in taking the class and showed respect toward their decision. He was able to teach to each individuals level of understanding and move everyone along at their own pace without holding anyone back.
This might come off as a bit weird, but his philosophy. Gary knows that essays and lectures only go so far, and the rest you have to get your hands dirty for. That was a good thing! I learned a lot more by actually putting his lessons in practice rather than just hearing him yakkety-yak about film technique.
Gary taught in a creative flexible manner that allowed me to open myself up for creativity.
18. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I think the program just needs to upgrade, and update the equipment...
Just the materials that are available to us. His teaching is great, but we don't have the best camera, or even a camera sometimes. But everything else is great.
The department needs more funding for this class. The instructor did an excellent job teaching us with what he was given. If we had more funding it would have made it more easily accessible to obtain our objectives. Equipment most importantly
The only suggestion I have is that the digital media department as a whole is underfunded. As a certificate program, I believe that tools of the trade should be available for the student's use. There should be multiple cameras, lighting kits and sound equipment so students can complete assignments in a timely manner.
The biggest problem was a lack of resources. Not for lack of trying, because Gary always told us he was trying to get new equipment, but we wound up spending a lot of time trying to get what we had to work for us rather than actually getting to use it. Also, a bit more of a focus on story development would be nice--I know it's hard to fit all that in, and he does teach a proper screenwriting course, but we spent maybe one week of class on storytelling and I found myself floundering when it came to the ideas.
Possibly turn down his enthusiasm.
19. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 6 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 2 (33%) 2 (33%)
20. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
21. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
22. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
23. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
24. Other comments:
I am amazed at how much I learned in just one semester... I wish he had a summer class. Can't wait for the intermediate... Thank you
He's a great teacher, and I only wish I could take more of his classes.
The instructor did an awesome job of taking what little he had to work with in the way of equipment and making it work in the classroom and in the field. Only a true pro could pull that off. Gary is a valuable addition to the KCC Ohana.
The clasâ??s is one you know but during a â??â??â??modest and strange and poâ??werful editing.
coolest teacher on campus!