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All workshops meet 3 to 4 p.m. in the AS Annex, Building 434, Room 141H, right next to the Storke Tower bike circle. Students, staff, and faculty welcome. Click here or on the Links tab on the Media Center homepage for more training resources.

“POSTER DESIGN” with AS Art Director Chelsea Lyon, 1/31. Learn how to design a simple and effective poster in Adobe InDesign.

“FIELD RECORDING & SOUND EDITING” with KCSB News Director Lisa Osborne, 2/7. This one hour course offers training on the free sound editing program Audacity used by KCSB and other news outlets.

“PHOTOJOURNALISM” with UCSB staff photographer Eric Isaacs, 2/14. The workshop will briefly touch on legal aspects of photography, ethics, ways to make money, storytelling and Eric will share some photos and a few anecdotes on how he captured them.

“INTERVIEWS AND PROMO VIDEOGRAPHY” with UCSB TV videographer Jared Lilly, 2/21. An interview’s components are essential to any medium: they teach the individual how to distill their footage and reap diamonds from the sand. Videographers, writers, and filmmakers aren’t trash collectors, we find the best and show it. This workshop is the Interview How-To: how to light, talk to subjects, make connections, post-production, run-and-gun interview, and more.

“PHOTOGRAPHY FUNDAMENTALS” with AS Media Specialist Andy Doerr, 2/28. This workshop will cover people and landscapes, provide an introduction to camera settings, and an overview of the Adobe Lightroom interface and other resources.

“WRITING FOR TV & FILM” with AS Assistant Director for Technology Sean Lieberman, 3/7. Ideation, outlining, character creation, formatting, and essential tips. A quick guide through the process of creating scripts for screens big and small.

INTRODUCTION TO LYNDA.COM with Andy Doerr  Ongoing, by appointment.
Want to learn more about creating media, business organization, and more? provides high quality online courses covering everything from video and sound production to running a meeting as effectively as possible. It’s available for free to all UCSB student employees, faculty, and staff. Contact: or 805.893.5422.

We also highly recommend College of Letters & Science IT (LSIT) software workshops. For details, click here.