Upcoming Training Calendar

Sep
4
Tue
After Effects – Essentials
Sep 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Monday 3rd & Tuesday 4th September.

This is the second course in our Video Post-Production series.

The industry-standard motion graphics and visual effects toolset now brings you better ways to work, connecting your desktop and mobile apps with all your creative assets, so you can create your most stunning visuals yet.

 

Adobe® After Effects is a digital visual effects, motion graphics, and compositing application used in the post-production process of filmmaking and television production. It is primarily used by video editors to create motion graphics and also visual effects. It allows users to animate, edit, and compose media 2D or 3D space with many different built-in tools and third party plug-ins.

 

In this 2-day course, participants will learn:

 

  1. The Fundamentals of After Effects

Understanding compositions

Creating and manipulating layers

Building animation

Working with effects

Introduction to 3D

Understanding how to render

 

  1. Up and Running with After Effects

Importing elements

Organising projects

Building compositions with layers

Animating with keyframes

Adding effects and graphics

Output techniques

 

  1. Understanding Compositions

Exploring composition and project settings

Importing Photoshop files as compositions

Importing Illustrator files as compositions

Viewing files in the comp panel

Understanding Pre-compose

Positioning layers with snapping

Interpreting footage

Keyboard shortcuts for compositions

 

  1. Building Compositions with Layers

Defining layers

Creating type layers

Precise typesetting techniques

Creating layer solids and shapes with masks

Creating design elements with shape layers

Layer compositing: Masks, switches, and blend modes

Using track mattes

Precise compositing with variable-width feathered masks

Working smarter by swapping layers

Keyboard shortcuts for layers

 

  1. Creating Animation

Understanding animation

Adding and adjusting keyframes

Understanding keyframe interpolation (CC 2014.1)

Understanding keyframe interpolation

Adjusting keyframes in the Graph Editor

The power of parenting

Using null objects

Creating expressions with the pick whip

Creating and adjusting motion paths

Building complex graphics with Pre-compose

Preparing audio for animation

Generating graphics with audio

Working smarter: Navigating the Timeline

 

  1. Using Effects

Understanding the order of effects

Generating backgrounds with effects

Generating a scribble effect

Animating strokes with effects

Using adjustment layers

Adding gradients and glows

Saving pan and scan presets

Fixing exposure with Levels

Fixing colour casts with Colour Finesse 3

Masking individual effects

 

Adobe® After Effects CC 2018 will be used in class. It is much less applicable to earlier versions of the software.

 

** REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED **

Sep
10
Mon
Premiere Pro – Essentials
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Monday 10th & Tuesday 11th September.

This is the first course in our Video Post-Production series.

It provides instruction on how to create professional videos.

Designed for Video creators and producers; creating a documentary, editing a commercial or pumping out video bytes for their Social Media channels.

Upon completion of this 2-day course, students will be able to:

  • customise the interface to suit different tasks and projects
  • set up a project – import and organise media
  • perform editing essentials – including working with the timeline, clips & markers; adding transitions; trimming & nesting clips; and putting motion in clips.
  • edit and mix basic audio soundtracks and narration/voice-overs
  • correct colour
  • add video special effects
  • work with multiple layers
  • create titles
  • manage simple video projects
  • output to a range of different industry standard file formats.

 

Adobe® Premiere Pro CC 2018 will be used in class. It is much less applicable to earlier versions of the software.

 

** REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED **

This session is fully booked. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Term 4 sessions will be published by no later than the end of August.

 

Oct
6
Sat
Photoshop for Photographers – Fundamentals
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th October.

 

Participants will: use basic tools and commands within Photoshop to enhance and retouch photographs. They will demonstrate an understanding of digital technology; manage files and folders with the Bridge; straighten and crop images. They’ll enhance the tone, contrast, colour cast, and saturation of an image; make selections using a variety of tools. They will add then edit text and utilise effects; retouch photographs; use the Toning tools; save images optimised for emailing; and sharpen printing.

 

Adobe® Photoshop CC will be used in class. It is much less applicable to earlier versions of the software.

 

We provide unlimited access to tea, coffee, water, biscuits & lollies throughout the course, however lunch is not provided. While there are a couple of places near to purchase lunch from, not many trade on Sundays, so we recommend bringing something with you.

 

** REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED **

Oct
8
Mon
Premiere Pro – Essentials
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Monday 8th & Tuesday 9th October.

This is the first course in our Video Post-Production series.

It provides instruction on how to create professional videos.

Designed for Video creators and producers; creating a documentary, editing a commercial or pumping out video bytes for their Social Media channels.

Upon completion of this 2-day course, students will be able to:

  • customise the interface to suit different tasks and projects
  • set up a project – import and organise media
  • perform editing essentials – including working with the timeline, clips & markers; adding transitions; trimming & nesting clips; and putting motion in clips.
  • edit and mix basic audio soundtracks and narration/voice-overs
  • correct colour
  • add video special effects
  • work with multiple layers
  • create titles
  • manage simple video projects
  • output to a range of different industry standard file formats.

 

Adobe® Premiere Pro CC 2018 will be used in class. It is much less applicable to earlier versions of the software.

 

** REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED **

This session is fully booked.

Term 4 sessions with places remaining:

12 & 13 November
10 & 11 December

Click the session date above to register your interest.

 

 

 

Oct
17
Wed
CC Upskill – Photoshop & Lightroom for Photographers
Oct 17 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Wednesday 17th October

Join us for a comprehensive update on the latest release from Adobe®.

In this 1-day course, we will cover:

Content TBA

Ideal for current & prospective users of Adobe® Photoshop and Adobe® Lightroom software.

N.B. this is a BYO laptop class. Participants will need to ensure that both applications are installed and all updates run beforehand.

** REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED **

Oct
22
Mon
Illustrator – Essentials
Oct 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Monday 22nd & Tuesday 23rd October.

This is the first in our Illustrator course series.

In this 2-day course, participants will:

Explore the Illustrator environment, magnify and navigate a document, and use Adobe Help.

They will create and save a document, draw basic shapes, manipulate basic shapes to make complex shapes, and export an illustration.

They’ll set fill and stroke colours for shapes, set basic stroke options, and use the Eyedropper tool to sample colours. Embed raster images in an Illustrator document for the purpose of tracing them, draw shapes and paths with the Pencil and Pen tools, and select and edit paths.

They will use text tools to insert text into illustrations, manipulate text, and convert type to outlined shapes.

They will create layers and organise them in the Layers panel, assign objects to layers, rename layers, duplicate layers, and delete layers.

They’ll open, import, and export swatch libraries, create and adjust gradients, and adjust transparency for items.

They will also flow type through linked type containers, wrap text around items, set tabs, insert special characters, use character and paragraph styles, check spelling, find and replace text in a document, and replace fonts in a document.

 

Adobe® Illustrator CC 2018 will be used in class. It is much less applicable to earlier versions of the software.

 

** REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED **

 

 

 

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