Upcoming Training Calendar

Apr
1
Mon
After Effects – Essentials
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Monday 1st & Tuesday 2nd April.

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.

 

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Apr
3
Wed
Document Design for non-Designers
Apr 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Wednesday 3rd & Wednesday 10th April.

 

It is a 14 hour workshop – held over 2 sessions of 7 hours each.

 

In this day & age, everyone seems to be desktop publishing – media & advertising agencies, schools & hospitals, government departments, small businesses, not-for-profit & community organisations, etc. Unfortunately though, many people have found themselves in a designer’s role without any formal training and may feel overwhelmed by it all.

 

In this 2-day course, participants will learn:

the fundamentals of good design and how it enhances readability and effectiveness of communication; purpose & visual literacy; document layout, typography and colour; corporate identity & publications.

 

Principles will be practiced through Adobe® InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator.

 

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Apr
6
Sat
Weekend Session: Ilford
Apr 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

This Weekend Session is on Saturday 6th April from 10:30am to 12:00pm.

 

You may not be aware Ilford has released some amazing new products over the last three months.

The biggest of these is the Creative Emulsion, which allows us to turn any media into beautiful, crisp, saturated prints by applying this coating to your favourite paper. On the day we will have the one and only Chris Saunders speak about his experiences with this incredible product and show you how it’s done.

If that’s not enough we’ll also be going through the new range of media that Ilford recently released. That varies from warm tone matte to metallic and everything in between. We’ll have samples of all these lovely new media for you drool over and a little tech info along the way.

If you’re into printing you don’t want to miss this one.

We’ll also Ilford Specials on the day. Plus you can buy an Ilford A3+ Folio for just $10 and fill it with 5 x A4 of your favourite new Ilford Media.

Limited places, register below:

** REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED **

This session is fully booked.

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

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

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.

Apr
29
Mon
Premiere Pro – Essentials
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Monday 25th & Tuesday 26th June.

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 **

May
1
Wed
Mirage Printing seminar
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Mirage Printing seminarThe Mirage Printing seminar runs from 6:00pm to 7:30pm on Wednesday 1st May.

 

We will show you how using Mirage software can make printing simple and increase productivity. A lot of print drivers are more complicated than they need to be. Mirage simplifies the whole process and adds in some great features like droplet printing, nesting, and so much more.

 

 

 

We cover the following features:

  • Printing with droplets (drag and print)
  • Using Mirage plugins in Photoshop and Lightroom
  • Tour the Mirage interface
  • Print resizing
  • Borderless printing
  • Page layouts
  • Print length – no more limits
  • Nesting: multiple images on a single sheet
  • Borders and mirror borders
  • Setting up profiles for different media types
  • Loading media packs
  • Making profiles within Mirage
  • Soft proofing
  • Creating droplets and presets
  • NEW version 4 content added

Mirage is the perfect printing solution for all users, whether you print every day or less frequently.
Mirage gives great results every time, plus you’ll save on reprints and wastage.

The Mirage Printing seminar will save you time and money. Book early to reserve your place.

 

** REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED **