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Shooting Awesome Sports Portraits

Lynda.com - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Robert Vanelli

Released On: 4/14/2016

How do you synthesize years of dedication and hours of practice in a single photograph? Watch this course to learn how to create sports portraits that capture the prowess and competitive spirits of athletes, young and old. Robert Vanelli shows how to light, shoot, and edit sport portraits with an "edgy" look, using a portable studio setup that produces dramatic harsh lighting, and how to stylize a shoot, integrating props like gear and team uniforms. He also shares tips for eliciting emotion from the athlete, and case studies from his experiences shooting cross-country runners and lacrosse players. The course wraps up with some post-processing techniques for portraits and action shots, as well as a trick for compositing images of individual players into a team shot with Lightroom and Photoshop.

Up and Running with Studio One 3

Lynda.com - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Scott Hirsch

Released On: 12/14/2015

Studio One is an up-and-coming DAW that's a serious contender for "best DAW ever." Its speed and agility belie its powerful editing tools and rich library of sounds. In this course, author Scott Hirsch shows how to get started with Studio One 3, beginning with the Start page and device setup. He then shows how to start recording a new song with templates and Studio One's built-in loops. Next, Scott moves into editing and arranging audio and MIDI, explaining important techniques like quantizing MIDI and creating multi-instruments. He then covers automating and mixing in the console, and using Studio One's mastering and digital publishing tools to share your tracks with the world.

Learn Google Classroom 2016

Lynda.com - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Oliver Schinkten

Released On: 4/13/2016

Technology is changing the way we teach, and Google's leading the charge. Google Classroom is the latest offering from Google Apps for Education. It gives educators access to a free tool that's already seamlessly integrated with Google Drive, and is designed to simplify elearning, including paperless assignments and grading. In this course, staff author Oliver Schinkten explores how to create and administer a brand-new course in Google Classroom. He covers adding students, sharing content, communicating with students, creating assignments, and integrating with other Google Apps. Plus, get a look at Google Classroom from the student perspective: Oliver simulates what it's like to join a class, take an assignment, and communicate with a teacher.

Video Pre-production for Low-Budget Films

Lynda.com - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Eduardo Angel

Released On: 4/13/2016

The excitement of filmmaking can entice anyone to rush through, or completely skip, pre-production steps to jump behind the camera and start filming. Giving in to this temptation can result in mistakes and costly delays, which you can't afford when shooting a low-budget or ultra-low-budget film.

Emmy-winning director Eduardo Angel knows the importance of spending adequate time and resources in pre-production. In this course, Eduardo takes you behind the scenes, through the actual pre-production process of an ultra-low-budget film, sharing real-life insights from concept to distribution, while exploring the apps, tools, and challenges that go into each and every decision. He also looks at the most essential pre-production tasks, so you'll know what you need before you step foot on a set or arrive at your location. Eduardo shows you how to work on a shoestring budget, without compromising the integrity of your story, and even how to pre-shoot the entire film.

PowerPoint 2016 Power Shortcuts

Lynda.com - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: David Rivers

Released On: 4/13/2016

PowerPoint power users know what features to use to make their presentations truly engaging. They know how to work seamlessly with the software, controlling their slideshows and presentations directly from the keyboard. They know how to make PowerPoint their own by adjusting settings to fit their unique workflows. Want to know what the power users know? Watch these tutorials to find out how to put these power shortcuts to work for you.

Microsoft Office expert David Rivers begins with the top 10 tips, including how to repurpose slides from other presentations, create custom shapes and animations, and insert online video into a slide. From there, he offers pro tips on managing files; using little-known keyboard shortcuts; getting the most out of your text, objects, and media; sharing your presentations; and more.

Rights of Publicity: A Deeper Dive

Lynda.com - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Dana Robinson

Released On: 4/13/2016

In the US, everyone has rights over their own identity. No one can profit off your name or likeness without permission. But laws vary state to state, and so does what happens when rights of publicity (ROP) are licensed or infringed upon. This course answers the critical questions. What is ROP? What is the difference between ROP and copyright or trademark? How do you get ROP clearance or release? What is the length of time granted for an ROP release? How do you transfer ROP? And what constitutes fair use?

Intellectual property lawyer Dana Robinson guides viewers through these complex questions and more. He also addresses what constitutes infringement and discusses recent cases on rights of publicity and the first amendment, covering issues such as using a domain name, username, hashtag, or other "indicia of association" with someone's name.

DISCLAIMER: This course is taught by an attorney and addresses US law concepts that may not apply in all countries. Neither LinkedIn nor the attorney teaching the course represents you and they are not giving legal advice. The information conveyed through this course is akin to a college or law school course; it is not intended to give legal advice, but instead to communicate basic information to help viewers understand the basics of intellectual property.

Amazon Web Services: Enterprise Security

Lynda.com - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Sharif Nijim

Released On: 4/13/2016

Cloud computing isn't just for startups. Many of the world's leading companies, including GE and Dow Jones, run on the cloud, and they choose Amazon Web Services (AWS). If you're tasked with implementing AWS at your organization, big or small, this is the course for you. Understanding security concepts is the gateway to using AWS as your enterprise solution.

Sharif Nijim couples pragmatic advice with practical examples that educate organizations on how to create a secure infrastructure within Amazon Web Services. Sharif explores the shared responsibility model of security, which splits duties between your company and AWS, and introduces key identity and access management concepts: users, groups, roles, and policies. At the end of the course, he helps you prepare for the inevitable audit of your AWS account(s).

This course includes trademarks owned by Amazon Web Services. This course has not been prepared, approved, or endorsed by Amazon Web Services.

Visualizing a Report in Microsoft Project

Lynda.com - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: John Riopel, Bonnie Biafore

Released On: 4/12/2016

Stakeholders and team members better understand project performance when they can actually see the project plan and how work is progressing. Follow along with project management expert John Riopel as he shares his tips for creating visual reports in Microsoft Project to leverage the power of Excel pivot tables and Visio pivot diagrams. He introduces Project's built-in visual report templates and walks you through creating a task burnup report, a work breakdown structure (WBS), and a resource analysis report.

NOTE: These techniques work equally well with Microsoft Project 2010, 2013, and 2016.

Character Development and Design

Lynda.com - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Mary Jane Begin

Released On: 4/12/2016

The heart of most narrative art lies in the characters in the story. This course will reveal the "secret sauce" that makes a character memorable, beloved, villainous, funny, or celebrated. Mary Jane Begin—illustrator, author, and Rhode Island School of Design professor—explores character design from all corners of the illustration universe, including cartoons, comics, feature animation, gaming, kid's books, and advertising.

Mary Jane explains how the components of good character design can be broken down into concrete elements. She shows how body shape, posture, anatomy, facial expression, costume, color, movement, and abstract aspects like archetypes and environment bring a character to life. The lessons are illustrated with examples from Mary Jane's books, as well as famous, heart-warming characters created by a group of extraordinary character designers.

Video Lighting and Grip Basics

Lynda.com - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Mark Gray

Released On: 4/12/2016

Filmmakers often need to be able to design and set up lighting for small shoots themselves. While natural light might seem sufficient—and tantalizingly easy—it's rarely coming from the right direction. With some simple video lighting basics, you can dramatically improve the look of your projects. This course aims to help anyone shooting video identify the right equipment and the right techniques for lighting productions of all kinds.

Mark W. Gray demonstrates the lights, stands, and cables that are essential for video lighting. He'll talk about a basic "hot" lighting package like the ARRI Softbank Kit, florescent and LED lighting options, how to properly handle a c-stand, what the heck a "stinger" is, how to shape light with flags, and other important basic techniques for controlling light on your next video project.

NOTE: These techniques are brand-agnostic. If you don't have the lights Mark recommends, you can still get great results!

Android Studio Essential Training

Lynda.com - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: David Gassner

Released On: 4/12/2016

Want to develop Android apps? You need Android Studio—the only IDE fully supported by Google for Android app development. This course is fully revised for 2016, covering all the essential features in the latest iteration of Android Studio (v2.0) and critical resources such as the Java Development Kit and Intel HAXM. David Gassner introduces the Android Studio interface, helps you set up your environment, and provides handy shortcuts for writing and debugging code. He also shows how to monitor CPU and memory usage; use templates, breakpoints, and watch expressions; and add version control by integrating Android Studio with GitHub.

Time Management Tips

Lynda.com - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Dave Crenshaw

Released On: 4/11/2016

Improve your productivity, get things done, and find more time for what's most important with Time Management Tips. This weekly series provides actionable time management techniques to help people better manage their time and ultimately become more productive. Time management expert Dave Crenshaw provides a new tip every Monday, touching on a wide variety of topics. Tune in to learn about everything from managing emails and calendars to setting priorities, collaborating with coworkers, reducing interruptions, crafting a "productivity mindset," and creating a more comfortable and effective work environment.

Have an idea for a future video from Dave? Submit it using our course feedback form. If you want more time management strategies now, we recommend watching Dave's Time Management Fundamentals course.

C# Test Driven Development

Lynda.com - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Reynald Adolphe

Released On: 4/11/2016

Test-driven development is a methodology for creating more robust code. Among other benefits, test-driven development (or TDD) allows you to catch bugs early and decouple code, making it more modular and scalable. Applying TDD principles to C# programming is a win-win for developers.

In this course, Reynald Adolphe explains the principles of test-driven development and shows how to apply them to two different C# workflows. First, he creates a new test-driven project. He writes the test cases before the code to drive the design of the program. In the second scenario, he writes test cases for an existing C# project, to find bugs before it goes live. Along the way, Reynald uses Microsoft's MSTest, but he also introduces other testing tools (such as the unit testing framework xUnit and the mocking framework Moq) and theories (such as the red-green-refactor mantra and SOLID principles) that make test-driven development so efficient.

Macphun Software: Tips and Techniques

Lynda.com - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Richard Harrington

Released On: 4/11/2016

Macphun Software's suite of apps and extensions give Mac-based photographers a broad range of creative options for enhancing tonality, creating black-and-white images, removing unwanted details from photos, and much more. In this course, Rich Harrington showcases the features and creative options that Macphun's tools provide. He also details how to use them as standalone apps or as extensions for Apple's Photos for OS X software and Adobe Photoshop.

Learn how to bring out detail and color with Intensify, convert photos to black and white with Tonality, remove distractions and heal blemishes with Snapheal, use the best filters in Focus, and remove noise and grain—before or after processing—with Noiseless. Rich also shows how to use the Macphun app developed by leading HDR photographer Trey Ratcliff, Aurora HDR, to create gorgeous high dynamic range photos.

Shooting Effective Business Portraits

Lynda.com - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Robert Vanelli

Released On: 12/21/2015

From lighting to posing to post-processing, learn how to create business portraits with a modern, professional look. This course focuses on how to light, shoot, and edit corporate portraits—both traditional headshots and environment portraits—for a single client or an entire office. Robert Vanelli goes through scouting locations and choosing the right environment for a client, building a portable studio, and using lighting and posing techniques that start with just one light. He also covers editing portraits in Lightroom, making adjustments that retain the subject's character while smoothing away minor flaws. Using these tips, you'll be able to produce professional portraits that help your clients convey a sense of trust, confidence, and personality.

Painting with Particle Brushes in Painter

Lynda.com - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: John Derry

Released On: 4/11/2016

Particle and dynamic speckle brushes are new to Painter 2015 and 2016. They allow artists to create sweeps of "particles" (speckles, lights, dust, etc.) across the canvas with a single stroke. They are physics inspired, designed to mimic real-world particles as well as the behavior of brushes with individual hairs. In this course, John Derry, one of the original Corel Painter developers, introduces the new brushes and shows how to control the size, shape, density, and randomness of the effects.

You will learn what particles look like and how they are generated, and how to use the brush controls, Opacity slider, Shape attributes, and Color Variability and blending palette to influence the appearance of your brushstrokes. John demonstrates all these concepts using a nondestructive, layer-based workflow and a sci-fi-inspired painting of the night sky, featuring the Milky Way.

Learn Atom: The Basics

Lynda.com - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Ray Villalobos

Released On: 4/11/2016

GitHub's Atom text editor has changed the web development landscape, providing an open-source, completely hackable editor that's powerful, easy to use, extensible, and built with common web technologies (CSS and JavaScript). Atom is Ray Villalobos's favorite editor, for working with projects of all kinds. In this course, he shows how to use Atom for web, front-end, and stack development. Learn how to customize the interface and editing experience through Atom themes, packages, and snippets (code shortcuts that expand into the correct syntax). Find out how to find and compare elements, move around your code folders, bookmark content, and use Atom's powerful Find and Replace feature. Plus, discover how Atom integrates with Git and GitHub for version control and publishing.