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Unreal: Introduction to Lighting

Lynda.com - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 20:00
Get started lighting your projects in Unreal Engine. Examine the types of lighting in Unreal and learn how to effectively light a scene. This course gets you up and running by covering lighting basics, working with shadows, and using lighting effects. Join Craig Barr as he demonstrates how to create lights, place lights, work with shadows, add reflections, accommodate various shapes, and more.

Photo Critique of the Week

Lynda.com - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 20:00
What makes a photo work? When is an image considered successful? In this weekly series, photography expert Steve Simon critiques images captured by all levels of photographers, from hobbyist to professional. He provides insights about how the elements in an image affect its interpretation so you can decide what to include—and exclude—from the frame when out shooting or when cropping in post. Additionally, he shares technical and non-technical remarks, covering choices like aperture, shutter speed, and lighting. As he reviews images, he notes the strengths exhibited while also identifying opportunities for refinement, and points out changes that could vary the meaning conveyed in the final image.

Check back each week to watch as more critiques are added, covering new work from many different genres. This series is designed to help you discover how to improve your work as a photographer. By heightening your awareness through analysis, you can harness the information to enhance your photographic eye.

Corporate Video Weekly

Lynda.com - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 20:00
Corporate video teams need to be skilled in every aspect of production, not just behind the camera. You need to know how to conduct and stage interviews, record screen capture presentations, record on the go with a smartphone, set up lighting, and even help pick wardrobe. Get tips to improve the quality your corporate video productions, in this weekly series from video gurus Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman. Together, they tackle the most common challenges of corporate video, including researching your subject, dressing the part, creating talking points, preparing release forms, capturing the right angles, and getting the best performance from the interview. Plus, learn audio and video recording techniques for creating professional-looking screen capture tutorials and presentations. There's more to learn each week! Tune in every Friday for a new episode of Corporate Video Weekly.

Pro Tools: AudioSuite Plugins

Lynda.com - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 20:00
Real-time plugins can be an important part of a modern Pro Tools workflow—but there are still times when AudioSuite plugins are the optimal choice. In this course, take a deep dive into working with AudioSuite plugins in Pro Tools. Author Garrick Chow explains how to determine when to go with AudioSuite plugins, and then takes you through the basic AudioSuite workflow. He covers some key AudioSuite plugins, including Pitch II and Vari-Fi. He also goes over modulation and harmonics plugins, highlighting the phase shift, flange, and chorus modulation effects available in the AudioSuite menu, as well as Harmonic AudioSuite effects which provide modelers of classic guitar amps and stompboxes. Plus, he shows how to leverage the AudioSuite Gain, Invert, and Normalize plugins, as well as other utility plugins.

Learning Cinematography: 3 Hands On Techniques

Lynda.com - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 20:00
The Cinematography series with cinematographer and professor Bill Dill, ASC, covers useful, practical information that can help aspiring cinematographers bring their motion pictures to life. Part 3 is all about leveraging tools and hands-on creative techniques to create a more cinematic look in your work. Here, Bill covers the different types of lights, describing the unique characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages of each one. He familiarizes you with the basic principles of optics and the circle of confusion. He also shows you how to determine which precise area in front of the lens is in focus.

Focus equipment can be complex and completely separate from the camera. Bill talks about how to use this equipment effectively. In addition, unlike still photography, your camera and the subject in front of your camera may be in motion. Discover how to manage this dynamic aspect of filmmaking, including how to avoid common focusing errors with actors. Finally, get tips for handling common problems with lighting and focus.

CISA Cert Prep: 1 Auditing Information Systems for IS Auditors

Lynda.com - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 20:00
Earning a CISA certification validates your ability to audit, control, and monitor information systems. The CISA Cert Prep series prepares you to tackle this exam by going into each of the topics it covers, helping you acquire the skills you need to confidently manage IT security audits. In this course—the first in the series—take a deep dive into the concepts covered in the Process of Auditing Information Systems domain. Learn how to organize and plan an audit, put controls in place, and use a repeatable audit process to ensure that your results are meaningful and your audit is complete. Plus, learn about communicating results with an audit outbrief, embedding the audit function into operations, and how continuous auditing can help you identify and fix problems more effectively. (Author: Michael Lester)

Corporate Video Weekly

Lynda.com - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 20:00
Corporate video teams need to be skilled in every aspect of production, not just behind the camera. You need to know how to conduct and stage interviews, record screen capture presentations, record on the go with a smartphone, set up lighting, and even help pick wardrobe. Get tips to improve the quality your corporate video productions, in this weekly series from video gurus Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman. Together, they tackle the most common challenges of corporate video, including researching your subject, dressing the part, creating talking points, preparing release forms, capturing the right angles, and getting the best performance from the interview. Plus, learn audio and video recording techniques for creating professional-looking screen capture tutorials and presentations. There's more to learn each week! Tune in every Friday for a new episode of Corporate Video Weekly.

Pro Tools: AudioSuite Plugins

Lynda.com - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 20:00
Real-time plugins can be an important part of a modern Pro Tools workflow—but there are still times when AudioSuite plugins are the optimal choice. In this course, take a deep dive into working with AudioSuite plugins in Pro Tools. Author Garrick Chow explains how to determine when to go with AudioSuite plugins, and then takes you through the basic AudioSuite workflow. He covers some key AudioSuite plugins, including Pitch II and Vari-Fi. He also goes over modulation and harmonics plugins, highlighting the phase shift, flange, and chorus modulation effects available in the AudioSuite menu, as well as Harmonic AudioSuite effects which provide modelers of classic guitar amps and stompboxes. Plus, he shows how to leverage the AudioSuite Gain, Invert, and Normalize plugins, as well as other utility plugins.

Teaching Techniques: Classroom Cloud Strategy

Lynda.com - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 20:00
Today's cloud technology provides amazing tools and opportunities for teaching. Cloud-based classrooms can help increase productivity and make learning accessible from anywhere. In this course, Oliver Schinkten explores how to use tools such as Google G Suite; Microsoft OneDrive, OneNote, and Teams; and Evernote to make education more efficient and effective. Learn how the cloud can benefit teachers and students by looking at the classroom workflow from both perspectives. Find out how to organize files, share resources, communicate and collaborate online, assess learning, and provide feedback—all with the anywhere, anytime convenience of the cloud.

Facebook Marketing: Advanced Advertising

Lynda.com - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 20:00
Learn how to leverage the most powerful tools in Facebook and manage large ad campaigns more efficiently. Social media marketing expert Megan Adams shares a new set of advanced, time-saving techniques, such as bulk uploading ad images, using tags to organize campaigns, making campaign-wide changes quickly, and creating hundreds of custom ads on the spot.

The course also covers conversion tracking with the Facebook pixel, and retargeting users who have previously interacted with your brand's page or website. Plus, learn how to use the Power Editor to quickly duplicate ads with different targeting or imagery, and move ads between accounts. And last but not least, Megan reveals tips for mimicking A/B testing of ads and generating more leads.

If you need a Facebook advertising refresher before diving into these advanced tactics, check out Facebook Advertising Fundamentals.

Cert Prep: Red Hat Certified System Administrator (EX200)

Lynda.com - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 20:00
Red Hat Enterprise Linux is one of the top enterprise Linux distributions—and Red Hat Certified System Administrator is one of the top Linux certifications. The RHCSA certification is required for many entry-level jobs and a prerequisite for all Red Hat higher-level exams. Use these study tips to earn your certification and become more proficient in Linux administration.

Instructor Grant McWilliams covers network and internet services administration, kernel management, and intrusion prevention. He shows how to make your systems more efficient with virtualization, manage users and groups, and lock everything down with SELinux mandatory access control. Plus, get access to 25 PDF "cheat sheets" and 100 practice questions so you can solidify and test your knowledge.

Service Metrics for Customer Service

Lynda.com - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 20:00
Establishing the right metrics to support effective customer service requires a solid understanding of how metrics work, how metrics are interrelated, and what the uses and limitations of metrics are. Wisely employed, the right metrics help guide decisions, support collaboration, and encourage better performance. But metrics that are incomplete, unfair, or misapplied can send the wrong messages, negatively impact customers and employees, and lead to inefficiencies.

This course covers, in a step-by-step fashion, why metrics are important, which metrics matter the most, how to interpret results, and examples of how successful organizations leverage metrics to improve decisions and performance. Whether your service operation includes face-to-face services, contact centers, social media, self-service, or any combination, this course provides practical know-how, real-life examples, and guidance for implementing and using the right metrics and establishing meaningful goals. (Author: Brad Cleveland)

Android Development: Modern Android UI Design Elements

Lynda.com - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 20:00
Bring your apps into the modern era. Android UI design has evolved, and an Android developer needs to know about the most popular UI elements used today and when to use them. This course teaches developers how to incorporate side navigation drawers, create view holders, and implement custom layouts and views, and design a RecyclerView for mixed view types—such as a category header view and photo item view. Instructor Albert Lo grounds the lessons in a real-world project: a photography app that pulls photos from multiple sources, including Google Photos, and uses the new UI elements to display them in an interactive grid. Following these techniques will lead to more sophisticated and engaging user experiences for your Android apps.

Node.js Essential Training

Lynda.com - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 20:00
Node.js is a powerful tool for controlling servers, building web applications, and creating event-driven programs. And it takes JavaScript—a language familiar to all web developers—out of the browser. With Node.js, you can build applications that run on your laptop or even the cloud. Learn the essentials of Node.js and start creating your own JavaScript applications in this introductory training course.

Alex Banks shows how to install Node.js on a Mac or PC and work with the Node.js core: the global object, event loop, http module, and file system. Then he covers reading and writing data, streaming data, making http requests, and working with the node package manager (npm). In the final chapters, he shows how to start sessions on web servers, communicate with web servers and clients with WebSockets, use the Express framework to develop applications, and test and debug Node.js code. Want to speed up your Node.js workflow? Check out the tutorials on automating tasks with Grunt and npm scripts.

Agile Development Practices

Lynda.com - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 20:00
The agile methodology has become a staple in the software development industry for its rapid development capabilities, iterative workflow, and improved team dynamics. In this course, Harrison Ferrone covers agile practices aimed at addressing the complexities and limitations unique to mobile projects. He takes you from the concept and ideation phase all the way to continuous integration and deployment, highlighting best practices and efficient planning. By the end of this course, you will have a foundation for bringing agile into your development process and streamlining your existing project pipeline.

Final Cut Pro X & Logic Pro X: 1 Audio Post Workflow

Lynda.com - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 20:00
In film, sound is a crucial part of good storytelling. A film's audio carries the information, data, and plotline of a movie to its audience. Although Final Cut Pro X has wonderful sound editing tools, there are many advantages to using a dedicated digital audio workstation (DAW) for your final mix. In this course, video editing pro Michael Towe looks at using Logic Pro X for doing just this. He covers what steps to take in Final Cut Pro X to prepare your footage, as well as how to export your film to Logic Pro X, import and mix your soundtrack in Logic Pro X, and then import and re-sync your soundtrack in Final Cut Pro X. Upon wrapping up this course, you'll be better equipped to enhance your final mix by leveraging the tools in a DAW.

Nonprofit Customer Relationship Management with Salesforce

Lynda.com - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 20:00
Explore how to improve the operation of your tax-exempt organization using the Salesforce Nonprofit Success Pack (NPSP), a leading cloud-based customer relationship manager for NGOs. The NPSP is designed to address the unique data management needs of your nonprofit, including volunteer, donation, and grant management. Join Christopher Matthew Spencer, as he guides you on getting started with Salesforce. Raise more funds, connect with supporters and volunteers more efficiently, track donations expertly, and generate meaningful reports for your team.

Learning Polymer

Lynda.com - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 20:00
Polymer is an open-source JavaScript library that can help you structure complex web applications. In this course, get started with Polymer, and learn how to work smarter by leveraging the power of web components—custom elements you can use just as you would built-in HTML tags. Joe Marini kicks off the course by reviewing what web components are and why they're significant, and providing a tour of a basic web app built with Polymer. Next, he discusses Polymer command-line tools, the web components catalog, and how to add components to an existing app. Plus, he shows how to build your own Polymer component, and use the command-line tools to scaffold out a basic Polymer app. To wrap up, he goes into data binding, discussing one-way binding, two-way binding, and computed properties.

LFCS: User and Group Management (Ubuntu)

Lynda.com - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 03:00
It's important for aspiring system administrators to have a handle on how to work with users accounts and groups to manage access to information. In this course, learn essential user and group management techniques and concepts involved in Linux administration, using Ubuntu. Instructor Scott Simpson explains how to create and modify user accounts and groups, configure and deploy pluggable authentication modules (PAM), and use LDAP for user authentication. He also covers authenticating clients with Kerberos. After reviewing these concepts, you'll be prepared to tackle the User and Group Management section of the LFCS exam.

Dynamics 365: Set Up the LinkedIn Sales Navigator Integration

Lynda.com - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 20:00
LinkedIn Sales Navigator integrates well with Dynamics 365—and the integration now includes data syncing, meaning the contact and account records stored in either of these robust CRM (customer relationship management) tools will stay updated and aligned with the other. This course covers how to set up the integration. Join Gini von Courter as she takes you step by step through the process.

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