Workshops

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THE WORKSHOP WEDNESDAYS SERIES IS BACK!

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.

WORDPRESS FUNDAMENTALS with JudyAnn Dutcher, October 18. Are you now in charge of updating your group’s website? Come learn WordPress tips and tricks for making your site great. Topics covered: text wrangling, image and pdf management, and university standards. Workshop will include discussion of digital image sources and copyright considerations.

MARKETING TIPS FOR STUDENTS with Allina Mojarro, Chelsea Lyon, and Ed Schatz October 25. Want to increase awareness of your student group? In this workshop you’ll learn how to create an advertising plan, pick up helpful marketing resources, and discuss publicity challenges and solutions with other students. A.S. entities are highly encouraged to attend.

PHOTOSHOP BASICS with Josh Munch, November 1. We’ll take a non-destructive approach to editing using layers, basic adjustments like Exposure, Levels, Contrast, and Color Balance and creative editing techniques like Light/Shadow painting using masks with Adjustment layers.  For those interesting in using these same techniques as a basis to advance their skills, Josh will share some resources for learning (Lynda.com, some links to YouTube vids) and demonstrate how these skills are the base for techniques like compositing images.

TYPOGRAPHY with Chelsea Lyon, NOVEMBER 8. Do you know what message you’re really communicating on your flier or social media graphic? Learn how to bring your work to the next level with good typography using Adobe InDesign.

INTRODUCTION TO VIDEO EDITING with Wonu Familoni, November 15. Wonu will be a leading an intro level workshop on the basics of video editing. Topics to be covered include, cutting, shifting, adding text, transitions, and other tools.

INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY with Andy Doerr, November 29. Learn camera basics and how to take better pictures of your friends, events, and landscapes. Includes overview of postproduction in Adobe Lightroom.

INTRODUCTION TO LYNDA.COM with Andy Doerr  Ongoing, by appointment. Contact: media.center@as.ucsb.edu or 805.893.5422. Want to learn more about creating media, business organization, and more? Lynda.com 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.

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