Digital Media Commons (DMC) Workshop

Introduction to Audacity

This hands-on workshop will cover the basics of using Audacity to record and edit audio. The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Setting up a project and getting familiar with the interface
  • Importing audio files
  • Recording audio files
  • Using the editing tools
  • Using basic effects and corrections
  • Exporting a final audio file

Introduction to Premiere Pro (Adobe Creative Cloud)

This hands-on workshop will cover the basics of using Adobe Premiere Pro CC to edit video. The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Setting up a project and getting familiar with the interface
  • Importing and organizing media
  • Using the timeline editing tools
  • Adding transitions, graphics, text, and generated media
  • Using basic effects and color correction
  • Normalizing audio
  • Exporting a final product

Tableau Public I: Introduction

Tableau is a fast rising and award-winning data visualization tool in Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics Platforms.  It helps people see and understand data. In the presentation part of the workshop, we will introduce some basic BI terms, Tableau products, and some limitations of Tableau Public. 
In the hands-on part of the workshop,  using the DMC equipment circulation data as a sample data set, we will cover:
 • how to connect to data
• how to create charts to visualize data in worksheets

Advanced Blender: Animation and Rendering

Participants will get an overview of the Blender UI and then learn basic concepts of modeling, parenting and rigging in order to animate a mechanical device. The second half of the workshop will go over applying materials, adding lighting and render options and features. The topics covered are:

  • modeling
  • grouping and parenting
  • rigging
  • animating with keyframes
  • applying materials and shader overview
  • rendering options and features
  • compositing and final video output

Animating Blood Cells in Blender

Participants will get a short introduction to Blender then create red and white blood cells to animate in a blood channel. The fundamentals from this workshop can be applied to making a variety of biological renderings. The features and topics to be covered are:

  • Creating and applying Blender materials
  • Using the subdivision modifier
  • Using Particle systems
  • positioning camera and lights
  • basic modeling

Introduction to Photoshop (Adobe Creative Cloud)

This introductory workshop will cover Photoshop basics. Participants will be able to:

  • Familiarize with the Photoshop interface
  • Crop images with crop tool
  • Resize images for web, video, and print
  • Use clone stamp tool, sponge tool, and spot healing brush tool
  • Use quick selection tool and magic wand tool to make selections
  • Understand layers
  • Save a transparent image
  • Add text and change text color