New Media Center Software Training Sessions this week:

The New Media Center is located on the lower level of the library past the Technology Services desk, next to Media Services. The NMC conducts open workshops on a variety of topics related to multimedia production. These 20 to 30 minute sessions are open to all AU faculty, staff and students with all levels of … Continue reading “New Media Center Software Training Sessions this week:”

The New Media Center is located on the lower level of the library past the Technology Services desk, next to Media Services. The NMC conducts open workshops on a variety of topics related to multimedia production. These 20 to 30 minute sessions are open to all AU faculty, staff and students with all levels of multimedia production experience. There are usually four or five workshops held each week. Check the NMC calendar for the latest schedule. For more information, contact the NMC staff (202) 885-2560.


Tuesday 11/29 at 12pm – Mixing Audio for Film– Soundtrack Pro
Wednesday 11/30 at 8pm – Color Correction for Video – Color
Thursday 12/01 at 4pm – Color Correction for Video – Color

Friday 12/02 at 11am – Basic Motion Graphics for Video – After Effects
Saturday 12/03 at 4:30pm – Making Movies in iMovie HD – iMovie HD

See the complete Fall Training Schedule by date or by topic.

There is a wealth of multimedia training resources available online. AU faculty, staff and students have access to thousands of hours of free training at Lynda.com. Create a personal profile and get started. More information about resources can be found at Multimedia @ AU.

Are you working in After Effects? Check out Video Copilot

Video Copilot is an After Effects haven with lots of great ideas and plenty of free tutorials for both special effects and motion graphics. You can download the source files and follow along, or use them as stock footage and make your own changes. They also have a lot of great products for sale, such … Continue reading “Are you working in After Effects? Check out Video Copilot”


Video Copilot is an After Effects haven with lots of great ideas and plenty of free tutorials for both special effects and motion graphics. You can download the source files and follow along, or use them as stock footage and make your own changes. They also have a lot of great products for sale, such as pre-matted explosions that you can just drop on top of your existing footage. Overall it’s a comprehensive site advanced enough for the seasoned pro, but accessible enough for the novice.

New Media Center Software Training Sessions this week:

The New Media Center is located on the lower level of the library past the Technology Services desk, next to Media Services. The NMC conducts open workshops on a variety of topics related to multimedia production. These 20 to 30 minute sessions are open to all AU faculty, staff and students with all levels of … Continue reading “New Media Center Software Training Sessions this week:”


The New Media Center is located on the lower level of the library past the Technology Services desk, next to Media Services. The NMC conducts open workshops on a variety of topics related to multimedia production. These 20 to 30 minute sessions are open to all AU faculty, staff and students with all levels of multimedia production experience. There are usually four or five workshops held each week. Check the NMC calendar for the latest schedule. For more information, contact the NMC staff (202) 885-2560.

Sunday 11/13 at 4pm – Mixed Media for Video – iMovie HD
Tuesday 11/15 at 12pm – Sound Design for Video– Soundtrack Pro
Tuesday 11/15 at 8pm – Flash: Interactivity II
Wednesday 11/16 at 8pm – Animation Compositing – After Effects
Thursday 11/17 at 4pm – Green Screen Editing for Video – After Effects

Friday 11/18 at 11am – Making Movies in iMovie HD
Saturday 11/19 at 4:30pm – Flash: Interactivity III

See the complete Fall Training Schedule by date or by topic.

There is a wealth of multimedia training resources available online. AU faculty, staff and students have access to thousands of hours of free training at Lynda.com. Create a personal profile and get started. More information about resources can be found at Multimedia @ AU.

7 After Effects Tips and Tricks

Here are some useful tips from ProVideoCoalition.com thanks to Trish Meyer. The first tip is about re-timing key frames. Tip 1: Retime a set of Keyframes Ever have a bunch of keyframes that you want to spread out in time or condense in time? Select them and press Option on Mac (Alt on Windows) and … Continue reading “7 After Effects Tips and Tricks”



Here are some useful tips from ProVideoCoalition.com thanks to Trish Meyer. The first tip is about re-timing key frames.

Tip 1: Retime a set of Keyframes

Ever have a bunch of keyframes that you want to spread out in time or condense in time? Select them and press Option on Mac (Alt on Windows) and drag the first or last keyframe in the group. This will retime the set of keyframes “accordian” style. (Note that the middle keyframes may end up on partial frames in time, but this is rarely a problem.)

When retiming keyframes, place the current time indicator where you want the last keyframe to land, and add the Shift key after you start to Option+drag (Alt+drag) and the last keyframe will snap to the current time.

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New Media Center Software Training Sessions this week

The New Media Center is located on the lower level of the library past the Technology Services desk, next to Media Services. The NMC conducts open workshops on a variety of topics related to multimedia production. These 20 to 30 minute sessions are open to all AU faculty, staff and students with all levels of … Continue reading “New Media Center Software Training Sessions this week”

The New Media Center is located on the lower level of the library past the Technology Services desk, next to Media Services. The NMC conducts open workshops on a variety of topics related to multimedia production. These 20 to 30 minute sessions are open to all AU faculty, staff and students with all levels of multimedia production experience. There are usually four or five workshops held each week. Check the NMC calendar for the latest schedule. For more information, contact the NMC staff (202) 885-2560.

Sunday 10/30 at 4pm – Video Compression/Export
Tuesday 11/01 at 12pm – Beginner Photoshop
Wednesday 11/02 at 8pm – Advanced Animation for Video
Thursday 11/03 at 4pm – Greenscreen Editing for Video

Friday 11/04 at 11am – Making Movies in iMovie HD
Saturday 11/05 at 4:30pm – Flash: Interactivity I

See the complete Fall Training Schedule by date or by topic.

There is a wealth of multimedia training resources available online. AU faculty, staff and students have access to thousands of hours of free training at Lynda.com. Create a personal profile and get started. More information about resources can be found at Multimedia @ AU.

New Media Center Software Training Sessions this week:

The NMC conducts open workshops on a variety of topics related to multimedia production. These 20 to 30 minute sessions are open to all AU faculty, staff and students with all levels of multimedia production experience. There are usually four or five workshops held each week. Check the NMCcalendar for the latest schedule. For more … Continue reading “New Media Center Software Training Sessions this week:”

The NMC conducts open workshops on a variety of topics related to multimedia production. These 20 to 30 minute sessions are open to all AU faculty, staff and students with all levels of multimedia production experience. There are usually four or five workshops held each week. Check the NMCcalendar for the latest schedule. For more information, contact the NMC staff(202) 885-2560.

Wednesday 10/5/2011 8:00pm – 9:00pm Beginner Photoshop
Thursday 10/6/2011 4:00pm – 5:00pm Basic Animation for Film
Friday 10/7/2011 11:00am – 12:00pm Basic Motion Graphics for Video
Saturday 10/8/2011 4:30pm – 5:30pm Final Cut Pro X for FCP 7 Users

See the complete Fall Training Schedule by date or by topic.

There is a wealth of multimedia training resources available online. AU faculty, staff and students have access to thousands of hours of free training atLynda.com. Create a personal profile and get started. More information about resources can be found at Multimedia @ AU.

New Media Center Software Training Sessions this week:

The NMC conducts open workshops on a variety of topics related to multimedia production. These 20 to 30 minute sessions are open to all AU faculty, staff and students with all levels of multimedia production experience. There are usually four or five workshops held each week. Check the NMC calendar for the latest schedule. For … Continue reading “New Media Center Software Training Sessions this week:”

The NMC conducts open workshops on a variety of topics related to multimedia production. These 20 to 30 minute sessions are open to all AU faculty, staff and students with all levels of multimedia production experience. There are usually four or five workshops held each week. Check the NMC calendar for the latest schedule. For more information, contact the NMC staff (202) 885-2560.

Monday 9/26 at 7pm – Final Cut Pro 7: Intermediate
Tuesday 9/27 at 12pm – Final Cut Pro X: Intermediate
Wednesday 9/28 at 8pm –Photoshop: Beginner
Thursday 9/29 at 4pm – Final Cut Pro X: Beginner
Friday 9/30 at 11am – Basic Motion Graphics for Video using After Effects
Saturday 10/1 at 4:30pm – Final Cut Pro X: Advanced

See the complete Fall Training Schedule by date or by topic.

There is a wealth of multimedia training resources available online. AU faculty, staff and students have access to thousands of hours of free training at Lynda.com. Create a personal profile and get started. More information about resources can be found at Multimedia @ AU.

How much credit does Natalie Portman deserve for “Black Swan”

Depending on who you talk to, 5% or 80%, Director Darren Aronofskyand Ballerina Sarah Lane weigh in. http://blog.moviefone.com/2011/03/28/black-swan-controversy/

Depending on who you talk to, 5% or 80%, Director Darren Aronofskyand Ballerina Sarah Lane weigh in.

http://blog.moviefone.com/2011/03/28/black-swan-controversy/

DMS [Awesome] Help –

Watch this and tell me it’s not an awesome intro. Any interest in learning how to do this? Or maybe you’d like to learn how to add amazing special effects to your PREEXISTING film. Or maybe you need to spice up your motion graphics portfolio? Either way, you MUST see Video Copilot (the video above … Continue reading “DMS [Awesome] Help –”

Watch this and tell me it’s not an awesome intro.

Any interest in learning how to do this? Or maybe you’d like to learn how to add amazing special effects to your PREEXISTING film. Or maybe you need to spice up your motion graphics portfolio?
Either way, you MUST see Video Copilot (the video above was done after using a Video Copilot tutorial). It’s a website that offers a huge number of truly stunning After Effects tutorial. If you wanna stand out, this is site to learn how. Click this to make sublime motion graphics. Just hold your mouse over any of the images and you’ll see just how sophisticated (and professional) some of these effects can look