Workshops

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WELCOME TO WORKSHOP WEDNESDAYS!

The Media Center space will be closed until further notice. But, the Workshop Wednesdays series continues online.  

All workshops meet 3 to 4 p.m. and will be presented on Zoom. Join with the links provided. Students, staff, and faculty welcome!

Also, check out the Learning Center tab on this site for more online media skills building resources.  

FALL PROGRAM

CMS + WordPress Overview with JudyAnn Dutcher, October 21.
Link: http://bit.ly/wkshopwed20201021. Let’s review what a Content Management System is. Come learn WordPress tips and tricks for making your website great. This workshop will include discussion of digital image resources and copyright considerations.

Get Noticed: How to Write a Press Release with Lisa Osborn, October 28.
Link:
https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/84168111530?pwd=eEVraDNrUEdOb1ZpRmswWHNIMTU5Zz09A press or news release is a brief written story about your group, upcoming event, or business that’s sent to targeted media. Find out how to write a press/news release that will catch the attention of journalists, and help you get news coverage. It’s easier than you might think! This session will also cover how news reporters use press releases when covering stories. Click the Journalism Workshops drop down tab under Workshops on this page for more journalism workshops.

Writing for TV & Film with Sean Lieberman, November 4.
Link: http://bit.ly/wkshopwedwriting.
Ideation, outlining, character creation, formatting, and essential tips. A quick guide through the process of creating scripts for screens big and small.

November 11: Veteran’s Day Holiday

Adobe’s Holy Trinity of Design Apps with Chelsea Lyon-Hayden.  November 18. Link: bit.ly/wkshopweddesign.  Which Adobe app should you use to design a poster? A logo? An animated GIF? Take a tour through Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign, and learn what each app does best and how to use them.

Thanksgiving Week: No workshop

Photography Fundamentals with Andy Doerr, December 2.
Link: http://bit.ly/wkshopwedphoto.
An introduction to how cameras work, the key visual elements of photography, and post-production considerations.

 Also, you’re always welcome to contact us at: media.center@as.ucsb.edu with specific questions, suggestions, and requests! 

If you have media skills you’d like to share by teaching a future online workshop contact Andy at: andrewd@as.ucsb.edu.

Remember: Under the Workshops tab you can now click for printed materials handed out by the workshop instructors.

Introduction to LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) with Andy Doerr, Ongoing, by appointment.
Want to learn more about creating media, business organization, and more? LinkedIn Learning 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: media.center@as.ucsb.edu.

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