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Rhode Island School of Design Workshops in Digital Media

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POSTED BY: Cynthia Beth Rubin | Tue Jul 20th, 2004 9:16 p.m.

Rhode Island School of Design Workshops in Digital Media
Providence, Rhode Island , USA

RISD is offering a series of 1 day and 2-3 day intensive workshops in Digital Media. Taught by experienced practicing artists, the workshops are intended to provide participants with practical and creative skills which are immediately applicable to projects.

Providence is located about an hour from Boston, and about 3.5 hours from New York City. RISD is walking distance from the train station, with regular commuter service from Boston and Amtrak service from Boston, New York, and other Northeast Cities. Providence is also served by an airport and bus service. For information on visiting Rhode Island, go to http://www.visitrhodeisland.com

To register for workshops, contact the RISD office of Continuing Education or 1(401)454-6209.

2 -3 Day workshops are listed below the 1 Day Workshops

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One Day Workshops

PowerPoint for Image Presentations
COM-2596 | Cynthia Beth Rubin
What will you do when asked to speak about your work? A practical approach to using PowerPoint for artists, designers, historians and others, this intensive course concentrates on letting the work speak for itself. No PowerPoint bells and whistles; the techniques presented in this class focus on creating easy, elegant, controlled sequences of existing images. Participants in the workshop may bring their own digitized images in any format; images from the Edna Lawrence Nature Lab will also be made available.
Thursday, September 9
10am-5pm
1 session
tuition: $185

Blogs, Journals + Online Forums
COM-2553 | Stephanie Obodda
Andy Warhol predicted that everyone would be famous for fifteen minutes. Today, on the web, everyone can be famous to fifteen people. Blogging - distributed, interactive, online publishing - has gained enormous popularity. The word “blog” combines the last letter of the word “web” with the word “log.” It is one of the most effective ways to reach a worldwide audience instantaneously and without cost. Blogging enables individuals and businesses to keep a running journal or forum that others can read and comment on. Moreover, it is user-friendly, requiring little technical knowledge to create and update. Whether for fun or business, come to this mini-workshop and enter the modern world of blogs.
Applies to the following certificate program (3 contact hours): WE-E
section 01
Thursday, September 9
6:30-9:30pm
section 02
Thursday, October 28
3-6pm
1 session
tuition: $65

Cinema 4D as a Modeling Package
COM-2279 | Carl Fasano
Participants in this workshop learn how to model sculptural forms using the software package Cinema 4D. This intensive course can serve as an introduction to Cinema 4D, and/or establish a solid foundation for moving to other 3-D modeling packages. We also explore how to effectively light objects and import interesting textures or images to map onto your forms. The final results are still image captures of the forms that can be imported into 2-D software such as Adobe Photoshop for quality printing, as well as geometry that can be exported in common formats for subsequent import into other 3-D programs.
Friday, September 10
10am-5pm
1 session
tuition: $185

iMovie Basics
COM-2586 | Naomi Ribner
Here is an intensive introduction to importing and exporting digital video, using the basic editing features in iMovie. We will produce short videos of approximately 3 minutes, edited from 5-10 minutes of footage. Participants in this workshop may bring their own short digital videos, or shoot during class (bring your digital camera if you have one). Participants also receive an overview of how to prepare to movies for DVD, and should bring blank mini dv tapes, DVD disks, or firewire drives to class.
Monday, September 27
10am-5pm
1 session
tuition: $185

Creating PDFs + Handouts: Image + Text in InDesign
COM-2807 | Mark Laughlin
Stop worrying whether you have compatible software to read or print your documents. Create a biography, artist’s statement, syllabus, grant application or other document that can be printed, e-mailed and/or posted online without losing any of the original formatting. This intensive course involves setting up a simple but elegant short document in Adobe InDesign for hand-out and electronic distribution as a PDF. Participants in this workshop may bring their own short (one page) texts in any basic word-processing format, or exported as a .rtf file. Images from the Edna Lawrence Nature Lab will be provided, or students may bring their own digitized images.
Thursday, September 30
10am-5pm
1 session
tuition: $185

Making the Most of Resolution + Compression: Scanning, Digital Photography + Digital Video Formats
COM-2818 | Elaine Froehlich
Bring your slides, photographs, drawings, and small objects to this intensive workshop to be input into the computer. We review the commonly used options for importing and saving digital images and video in various formats. We also explore color correction, including embedding color profiles in Adobe Photoshop. Participants working with rasterized files exported from CAD and other modeling programs are also welcome.
Friday, October 1
10am-5pm
1 session
tuition: $185

Animating Line, Form + Text: Motion Graphics in Flash
COM-0705 | Kelly Driscoll
Flash is more than just a format for websites; it is also a useful environment for animating vector-based graphics, including transforming shapes and text over time. Participants in this workshop leave with a short animation that can be uploaded to the web or played on a CD. Expect to learn how to draw in Flash, as well as how to import files from Illustrator.
Sunday, October 3
10am-5pm
1 session
tuition: $185

The Web as a Digital Gallery: Making a Web Site of Images
COM-2539 | Cynthia Beth Rubin
Working with Dreamweaver, students in this course will construct a basic HTML-based website designed for the display of digital images. Participants may bring their own digitized images in any format; images from the Edna Lawrence Nature Lab will also be available. At the end of the workshop each student has an online portfolio of approximately six images. Students can upload the pages to their own web address if available, or burn them to a CD.
Saturday, October 9 (Alumni Weekend)
10am-5pm
1 session
tuition: $185

Creative 3-D Modeling in Rhino: Making a Virtual Spoon
COM-2527 | Douglas Stern
Explore the possibilities of creative 3-D form in Rhino. Work with manipulating geometric forms, and with importing vector based line art. Participants in this workshop learn how to make forms that are consistent with their ongoing design work. These forms may be prepared for 3-D output to a rapid proto-typing printer.
Friday, October 22
10am-5pm
1 session
tuition: $185

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Two & Three Day Workshops

Final Cut Pro I
COM-2540-02 | Ralph D. Fasano  
Who needs a studio to produce a professional-looking video? Using Apple’s highly reputed digital editing application Final Cut Pro, students in this workshop quickly learn to edit a short film, a documentary and a music video. We cover the entire nonlinear editing workflow, from digitizing source footage to outputting back to videotape, fine-tuning edits, timing them to music, mixing audio levels, creating titles and outputting the finished piece to videotape. If you have ever wanted to know how to assemble your fragmented collection of video clips into a unified, professional-looking piece, this course is for you.
Prerequisite: Computer Applications for Digital Design or equivalent
Friday through Sunday, September 10-12, 10am-5pm
3 sessions
Tuition: $395

Making Your Digital Images Extraordinary in Photoshop
COMC-2505 | Cynthia Rubin  
Photographs, slides, prints, paintings, drawings, real objects and more can be composed, enhanced and transformed with the powerful features offered by Adobe Photoshop. Using your imagination and Photoshop’s capability to create transparencies, patterns, textures and distortions, ordinary photographs can become attention-getting imagery for the web and other visual media. Experiment with tools, such as digital tablets, and other features that can create a range of effects, from seamlessly blending your pictures into a collage to simplifying them for clean icons and graphics. Full-color, duotone and monochromatic images are printed on our archival printer. Whatever your level of expertise, this course helps you make Photoshop work for you.
Prerequisite: Basic computer experience
Friday through Sunday, September 10-12
10am-5pm
3 sessions
Tuition: $395 / lab fee: $35

The ABCs: Absolutely Basic Computer Skills
COMC-2597 | Joanna Roux  
Start at the very beginning in this introductory-level course designed for those who want to feel more comfortable around computers. First we review the features of Macintosh and PC operating systems and define what is meant by software and hardware. Next, we start up the “desktop,” and explore how to create and retrieve information by creating folders, naming files and opening documents. Basic tools and keyboard shortcuts are demonstrated to highlight the distinction between such operations as “cut and paste” and “copy and paste,” as well as “save” and “save as.” Finally, we explore effective ways to work with documents, learning to set preferences that work best to meet our goals.
Friday through Sunday, September 10-12, 10am-5pm
3 sessions
Tuition: $325 / lab fee: $20

Teaching with the Web: How to Build a Learning Community
COM-2823 | Kelly Driscoll  
Whether teaching preschoolers or adults, you can easily develop a whole new conceptual framework for creating vital educational activities and experiences for students by exploring the possibilities of online media. Bring to this class some lessons, exercises, digital images or website addresses you love, and by using Macromedia Flash, turn that “content” into interactive multimedia that will truly engage your students, enhancing both their level of interest and their level of comprehension. Participants in this course are shown little-known sources for templates, free tools and online learning support documents. The workshop also introduces interactive applications for facilitating student-to-student and student-to-teacher communication, as well as for conducting class forums. Finally, each participant leaves the workshop with an invaluable packet of information for future reference.
Friday + Saturday, September 10 + 11, 10am-5pm
2 sessions
Tuition: $275

Jump into Maya: 3-D in Three Days
COM-2530 | Jeffrey Yan  
This intensive three-day course introduces Maya, the Academy Award-winning software. Think of Shrek, Monsters, Inc. and the Lord of the Rings trilogy to get an idea of what Maya can do. In this brief start-up course, learn the basic steps necessary to create 3-D digital models using its robust polygonal modeling tools to set up a simple skeleton system, which can then be animated and simulated with keyframes. The final out-come is a sample 3-D animated character and a 15-second QuickTime movie. No previous 3-D experience needed!
Prerequisite: Basic computer experience
Friday through Sunday, September 17-19, 10am-5pm
3 sessions
Tuition: $395

JavaScript for Non-Programmers
COM-2512 | Susan Franz  
This course introduces the concepts, terminologies and applications of JavaScript, a platform-independent, event-driven, interpreted programming language that enables a web designer to add exciting features to what might otherwise be a static web page. Students learn how to utilize and customize freely available scripts, how to avoid common pitfalls, and how JavaScript enables the page to communicate with features of the browser. Class exercises give students the experience of setting up a small set of web pages using examples of JavaScript, such as status bar messages, event handlers and image rollovers. The course starts with an introduction to the document object model and includes basic concepts of programming. Note: This is not a course in Java.
Prerequisite: The ability to work directly in HTML
Friday through Sunday, September 17-19, 10am-5pm
3 sessions
Tuition: $395

Final Cut Pro II
COM-2542-02 | Ralph D. Fasano
While one can quickly learn the fundamentals of editing with Final Cut Pro, that is only the start. Once the edits look good and the sound is mixed, the next step is to apply special effects to make the video project stand out. Participants in this course use Final Cut Pro to create a wide array of effects, such as transitions, wipes, dip-to-colors, split screens, superimpositions, 3-D moves, and color adjustments. Students learn how to alter the playback rate of video using motion effects and freeze frames, and how to animate effect parameters (e.g., creating moving text or making a focused shot blurry). Throughout, students explore techniques for decreasing rendering times, designing custom multilayered effects, creating reusable effect templates, and incorporating Photoshop graphics into video. Note: Video footage is provided for class exercises.
Prerequisite: Final Cut Pro I or equivalent
Friday through Sunday, October 15-17, 10am-5pm
3 sessions
Tuition: $395
 
 

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