This week it was our Teen patrons attending the Fountaindale Public Library and Studio 300 Summer 2014 Video Camp. They made trailers for imaginary films and then completed several Public Service Announcements. All these projects were conceived, written, videotaped, and edited by Teens in grades 9-12. Enjoy their hard work.
Quiet on the set!
This week some of our Tween patrons, in grades 4-6, attended our Summer 2014 Video Camp for Tweens. They came up with ideas for these public service announcements (PSAs), wrote scripts, videotaped, and edited these short videos. Enjoy their hard work.
This August Studio 300 will host Club Photoshop. This on-going club is for beginners, intermediate, and advanced Photoshop users. The first project will be a poster using multiple images, brushes and shapes, and includes Photoshop tools such as masking, typography, and basic compositing.
Club Photoshop is for you to explore techniques beyond our regular Photoshop classes and an opportunity for you to work with and learn from other Photoshop users. Future projects will include photo editing, HDR photos, digital illustration, and so much more. Your suggestions are also encouraged.
Club Photoshop meets the last Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. starting on August 27. Seats are limited so sign up today.
When you visit a movie theater, there are always previews (aka trailers) for upcoming movie releases. Have you ever thought of making your own movie trailer? It’s a creative and fun way to present a vacation, birthday, or other family event. A business could use the trailer format to promote a product or service. Of course, you can make a trailer for fun, too. Imagine the possibilities.
The iMovie video editing software includes an easy-to-use trailer function. Login to a Studio 300 iMac, drop in your own video, change some titles, and in a few minutes you have a finished, professional movie trailer.
Recently, Studio 300 made trailers for upcoming Fountaindale Public Library programs. We compiled these into a sequence to show at the movie night following our annual Ice Cream Social. You can watch all the trailers we made by visiting our YouTube channel. Below is the trailer we did to promote Studio 300:
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:
This week several teen patrons gathered in a dark Studio A to paint with light. Using the long exposure feature of our Canon T4i DSLR, they manipulated a variety of lights to “paint” these pictures.
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 …