It seems like every device these days includes a video camera. Cell phones, music players, laptops and more all include easy to use video cameras. Along with this, consumer level cameras are becoming cheaper and more powerful all the time. But what to do with all of that video? Well IT Training is here to help. Starting next week, we’ll begin teaching on video topics with the following workshops on 11/4 and 11/5:
Video Basics – An Overview of Tools and Resources – In this workshop, Donna Jones will discuss the basics of video, starting with a discussion of cameras, and what features to look for, and then using Windows Movie Maker to edit a short video. While working on editing the video, the process of shooting a movie will be discussed, including setting up lighting, getting good quality audio, and setting up good shots. Donna will also discuss some simple ways to make your production look more professional.
After Effects: Text Animation and Video Basics – Adobe After Effects is an animation program focused on video production which allows you to combine video and animations into a single project and then export it into many common video formats. In this workshop, Andy Hunsucker will guide you through the creation of a short movie trailer that combines text animation, video, and background music, along with some animations created entirely within After Effects. Participants will get a chance to spend time working in the interface, and learn the basics of the animation system and the effects system.
See the workshop descriptions to sign up. If you can’t make it next week, we’re doing a rerun on 11/17 and 11/18. And don’t forget about the same workshops being held at IUPUI.