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Digital Media Commons (DMC) Workshop

Creating Motion Graphics in Adobe After Effects

This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to Adobe After Effects. Participants will learn how create a motion graphic video using animation, effects and transitions. Participants will incorporate the 12 basic principles of animation in their video.

  • 12 basic principles of animation
  • Precomposing compositions
  • 2D and 3D transformations
  • Using effects
  • Using expressions to automate animations
  • more

Creating a portfolio in Adobe InDesign

This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to Adobe InDesign. Participants will learn to manage typography and graphics within InDesign. The topics to be covered are:

  • Using tabs to control paragraphs
  • Managing styles
  • Linking content
  • Clipping masks
  • ​Creating unique shapes for text boxes
  • more

Creating a Promotional Flyer in Adobe Illustrator

This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to Adobe Illustrator. The training will cover key concepts and functions. Participants will incorporate elements of design in an illustrative process. The topics to be covered are:

  • Raster vs vector art
  • Creating Bézier curves
  • Using Photoshop and Illustrator Effects within Illustrator
  • Object effects and styles
  • Using pathfinder to create complex shapes
  • Clipping and Gradient masks
  • Fill and Stroke

Creating a Digital Illustration in Adobe Photoshop

This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to more advanced features of Adobe Photoshop. The training will cover key concepts and efficient workflows. The topics to be covered are:

  • Raster vs Vector art
  • Blending modes
  • Selection Tools
  • Managing layers
  • Using clipping masks
  • Creating textures with filters
  • Using a displacement map
  • Lighting effects
  • Using 3D layers
     

Creating a 3D model in Blender

This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to open source 3D program Blender. This workshop is an introduction to Blender’s interface and will cover basic modeling techniques. Participants will learn to efficiently model in 3D while avoiding common pitfalls. The topics to be covered are:

  • Modeling operations
  • Polygon normals
  • Types of polygonal faces (N-gons, Quads, tris)
  • Smoothing operation

Advanced Final Cut Pro X

Final Cut Pro X is a powerful yet easy to use professional video editing software. In this 2.5 hours session, we will explore some of advanced features in FCPX, such as multicamera editing, motion effects, video animation, advanced audio adjustments, color correction, chroma keying or other cool effects.

Creating and Adding Subtitle to Your Video

Subtitles enable deaf and hard of hearing users to watch videos. This is important for all video publishers especially educational institutions who need to comply with accessibility laws and internal policies. Subtitles can be translated into different languages which help you reach broader audience and they also act as metadata that helps your videos show up in more places on YouTube. 

Come to this one hour short course to learn the tools to create/encode subtitle and how to add subtitle to your YouTube, Vimeo videos. 

Making a Short Video from Start to Finish

This workshop provides a holistic introduction to the art of creating a 3-5 minutes video. In this intensive hands-on workshop, you will learn:

Getting Started with GitHub

Would you like to better manage software versions and collaborate with other researchers? GitHub is a widely-adopted code repository that supports collaboratively developing software and other text-based projects. This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to the basics of GitHub, such as setting up GitHub, creating a branch, and committing changes. We will also look at a few examples of how researchers are using GitHub. Please bring your laptop!

Recording and Editing Green Screen Video

"Chroma key compositing, or chroma keying, is a special effects / post-production technique for compositing two images or video streams together based on color hues (chroma range). The technique has been used heavily in many fields to remove a background from the subject of a photo or video – particularly the newscasting, motion picture and videogame industries.