This time around it was our Teen patrons taking advantage of the Studio 300 Summer Animation Camp. Patrons in grades 7-12 learned about the animation art form and made several animated projects during the week-long camp. They experimented with different styles including pixilation, stop motion, and computer-based animation. Below are the results of their highly creative work:
You can see all the results of their efforts on our Flickr site by following this link.
The Fountaindale Public Library held its first Tweens Summer Animation Camp with help from Studio 300. Patrons in grades 4-6 learned the techniques and history of animation. During the week they explored different animation styles including pixilation, stop motion, and computer-based (using Stykz software). It’s always fun to share the hard work they did with the video below:
Finding the right domain name to identify your website can be beneficial in so many ways. Here are some quick tips to follow:
- Keep it simple: Short, easy to remember and spell, and fewer than 20 characters. Longer domain names are fine – they can be up to 67 characters! – if they are not hard to spell.
- Avoid numbers and special characters.
- Match your domain name to your website name. If that domain name has already been taken, look for something similar. Or if the name of your company is obscure and doesn’t say what it is your selling or what your website is really about then maybe try to incorporate that into the domain name.
- The .com is usually more valuable, but depending on your needs, you may be able to use .net or .org
- Check out domain name generators such as Lean Domain Search, or Domain Typer where you can see what domain names are still available. You don’t have to buy domains from these websites, but they are a great place to start generating ideas for domain names and then later purchase it from your registrar of choice.
Come to Studio 300 for more web-related resource suggestions and advice.
This how-to article explains ways to capture amazing pictures of fireworks this holiday weekend. Read the full article here.
The Fourth of July is now just a couple days away and that means cookouts, friends, summer fun, and… fireworks! Do you want to preserve the memory of that awesome neighborhood fireworks show? Let’s discuss the best ways to try to make a memorable photograph commemorating the event. Read more …
This week Studio 300 hosted two Photography Summer Camps for Tween and Teen patrons. They learned tips and techniques for taking better photos and manipulating them using Adobe Photoshop. They took photos outside, portraits inside, and product shots using the Studio 300 photo tent. Below are just a few examples. See more of their work on our Flickr page by following this link.
This week it was the Teens turn to learn about making television. Our teen patrons in grades 7-12 came together in our Summer 2014 Teens TV Camp. During the week-long program the Teens made three TV programs using the Studio 300 Tricaster-based TV studio to make these videos. Enjoy their creative work:
This past week Tween patrons in grades 4-6 came together in our Summer 2014 Tweens TV Camp. The week-long program saw the Tweens make three TV programs. They selected topics – Minecraft, Tae Kwon Do, and Drawing – and then used the Studio 300 Tricaster-based TV studio to make these videos. Enjoy their hard work:
Fox News Chicago recently featured Fountaindale Public Library and Studio 300 in a video story about area libraries. Watch the video by following the link below:
The June 2014 Imagine Your Library newsletter published by Demco features an article about Studio 300 by our very own Jeffrey Fisher. The story highlights how our patrons are at the center of everything we do in Studio 300.
“Digital media labs and makerspaces continue to be relatively new and popular additions to public libraries. While there is never a typical day at Studio 300, there is a common theme. Patrons use lab resources to curate, create and share their own stories.”