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Gelardin Workshop: Intermediate InDesign


2:00pm-4:00pm, October 2, 2014
Picchi Lab, Gelardin New Media Center

Participant will expand on their knowledge from the Introduction to InDesign course by learning advanced text formatting, advanced layouts including master pages, creating gradients, adding effects, advanced image placement with Photoshop, package and export projects as PDF files. Having completed the beginner and advanced workshops, participants should be able to create basic documents such as brochures, pamphlets, and posters and prepare them for printing.

Prerequisite: Intro to InDesign or proof of equivalent experience

Fall Scholarly Communication Symposium: The Future of First Books


10:00am-12:00pm, October 3, 2014
Murray Room, 5th Floor, Lauinger Library

Join the University Library and Georgetown University Press for the annual Fall Scholarly Communication Symposium, The Future of First Books: Open Access Monograph Publishing in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Gelardin Workshop: Intermediate Photoshop


2:00pm-4:00pm, October 6, 2014
Picchi Lab, Gelardin New Media Center

This workshop provides participants with techniques for retouching photographs. It will also build on the intro course, going into more depth about layers and filters and creating images and profiles for various outputs.

Prerequisite: Intro to Photoshop or proof of equivalent experience

Register for this workshop here

Gelardin Workshop: Field Photography


10:00am-12:00pm, October 7, 2014
Production Studio, Gelardin New Media Center

This workshop provides participants with the opportunity to learn photography techniques in the field with DSLR cameras. The instructor will cover how to take advantage of the many functions and features of a DSLR camera. The instructor will take the group out to locations around Georgetown to practice shooting and to provide coaching. If you own a DSLR camera, we highly recommend that you bring it with you for this workshop.

Prerequisite: Intro to Photography or proof of equivalent experience

Gelardin Workshop: Hands-on Video Production Techniques


2:00-3:30pm, October 7, 2014
Production Studio, Gelardin New Media Center

This hands-on workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to learn how to set up a professional, yet basic production shoot. This includes learning how to capture quality audio and video footage using both DSLR and HD video cameras, as well as touching on the fundamentals of cinematography and lighting techniques.

Prerequisite: Planning for Video Production or proof of equivalent experience

Gelardin Workshop: Infographics with Illustrator


10:00am-12:00pm, October 8, 2014
Picchi Lab, Gelardin New Media Center

This workshop will cover how to create basic infographics with Adobe Illustrator. We will cover the basics of using the chart tool, selecting colors, finding fonts, and incorporating icons.

Prerequisite: None

Register for this workshop here

 

Swim Lessons - Finding Articles


12:00pm-12:30pm, October 9, 2014
Millennium Room, 3rd floor Lauinger Library

Learn how to swim in the deep end of research with the Library! Professional librarians will be offering half-hour lunch sessions on Thursdays beginning on October 9 on various research topics. These quick drop-in sessions will provide the basic skills you need to do successful research and will offer time for questions and one-on-one assistance. All lessons will be held in the Millennium Room in the lobby of Lauinger Library for easy access. RSVPs are optional, but space is limited. All sessions start at noon.

The schedule is as follows:

Gelardin Workshop: Infographics with Inkscape


2:00pm-4:00pm, October 9, 2014
Picchi Lab, Gelardin New Media Center

This workshop will cover how to create basic infographics with the free and open-source software Inkscape. We will cover the basics of creating charts, selecting colors, finding fonts, and incorporating icons.

Prerequisite: None

Register for this workshop here

 

Gelardin Workshop: Camera Raw with Photoshop


2:00-3:30, October 14, 2014
Picchi Lab, Gelardin New Media Center

Participants will explore working with raw-format photos in Photoshop’s Camera Raw Editor to improve contrast, color, and tone, to create a better overall image.

Prerequisite: None, but basic knowledge of Photoshop is recommended

Register for this workshop here

Gelardin Workshop: Social Media Marketing


2:00-4:00pm, October 15, 2014
Picchi Lab, Gelardin New Media Center

This workshop will introduce some of the concepts, platforms, and tools in the Social Media landscape. Participants will discuss social media engagement, how to set and implement specific goals & strategies, and get hands-on experiece with Facebook Pages and Twitter.Prerequisite:

Prerequisite: No prerequisite, but it is highly recommended that participants have a basic knowledge of different social media platforms and their corresponding functions.

Gelardin Workshop: Online Data Visualization Tools


2:00pm-4:00pm, October 16, 2014
Picchi Lab, Gelardin New Media Center

This workshop will cover various online data visualization tools that participants can use to create more engaging and interactive charts, maps, and diagrams with data sets.

Prerequisite: None

Register for this workshop here

 

Swim Lessons - Primary Sources


12:00pm-12:30pm, October 16, 2014
Millennium Room, 3rd floor Lauinger Library

Learn how to swim in the deep end of research with the Library! Professional librarians will be offering half-hour lunch sessions on Thursdays beginning on October 9 on various research topics. These quick drop-in sessions will provide the basic skills you need to do successful research and will offer time for questions and one-on-one assistance. All lessons will be held in the Millennium Room in the lobby of Lauinger Library for easy access. RSVPs are optional, but space is limited. All sessions start at noon.

The schedule is as follows:

Gelardin Workshop: Studio Photography


2:00pm-4:00pm, October 20, 2014
Production Studio, Gelardin New Media Center

This workshop will give participants an overview of studio lighting for portraiture and still life. It will cover using hot lights, strobes, softboxes, umbrellas, reflectors, light meters, and more.

Prerequisite: Intro to Photography or proof of equivalent experience

Register for this workshop here

 

Gelardin Workshop: Planning for Video Production


2:00-3:30, October 21, 2014
Room 158 (CoLab)

This workshop will walk participants through the most important phase of video production, which is "pre-production" (the planning phase). Different types of shotlists, scripts, and video clips will be shown during this time to give you a feel of how planning is actually applied to a completed video project. The instructor will also demo and explain best practices for a basic video production equipment set-up.

Prerequisite: None

Gelardin Workshop: Intro to Photoshop


10:00am-12:00pm, October 22, 2014
Picchi Lab, Gelardin New Media Center

Participants will be introduced to the Photoshop workspace as well as basic Photoshop concepts including layers, managing text and making selections. Participants will also be exposed to the common types of image file formats and how they are used in web and print environments.

Prerequisite: None

Register for this workshop here

Swim Lessons - Citations


12:00pm-12:30pm, October 23, 2014
Millennium Room, 3rd floor Lauinger Library

Learn how to swim in the deep end of research with the Library! Professional librarians will be offering half-hour lunch sessions on Thursdays beginning on October 9 on various research topics. These quick drop-in sessions will provide the basic skills you need to do successful research and will offer time for questions and one-on-one assistance. All lessons will be held in the Millennium Room in the lobby of Lauinger Library for easy access. RSVPs are optional, but space is limited. All sessions start at noon.

The schedule is as follows:

Gelardin Workshop: Effective Designs


2:00pm-4:00pm, October 23, 2014
Picchi Lab, Gelardin New Media Center

This workshop will cover important design techniques and principles that participants can use to improve their web, print, and presentation materials. There will be some hands-on time during the end of this workshop to apply the newly acquired principles and techniques to a project in Adobe Illustrator.

Prerequisite: None

Register for this workshop here

Gelardin Workshop: Intro to InDesign


2:00-4:00pm, October 27, 2014
Picchi Lab, Gelardin New Media Center

Participants will be introduced to desktop publishing and the InDesign interface, and will learn how to import and format text, create frames, place text and images into frames, manipulate and organize objects in layers, manipulate text and images into basic layouts, and export projects as PDF files. Having completed the workshop, participants should be able to create basic documents such as brochures, pamphlets, and posters and prepare them for printing.

Prerequisite: None

Gelardin Workshop: Video Editing with iMovie


2:00pm-4:00pm, October 28, 2014
Picchi Lab, Gelardin New Media Center

This workshop will introduce participants to the techniques and concepts of video editing. Participants will learn how to import video, edit scenes, add effects, transitions, and export a final movie using iMovie.

Prerequisite: None

Register for this workshop here

Gelardin Workshop: Video Editing with Final Cut X


10:00am-12:00pm, October 29, 2014
Picchi Lab, Gelardin New Media Center

This workshop will provide an overview of Apple's professional video editing platform Final Cut Pro X. Participants will learn how to ingest footage, make basic cuts, add titles, add secondary audio, and export a final movie to a sharable file format. Participants should have some basic experience with video editing before registering for this workshop (for example, iMovie).

Prerequisite: None

Swim Lessons - Literature Review


12:00pm-12:30pm, October 30, 2014
Millennium Room, 3rd floor Lauinger Library

Learn how to swim in the deep end of research with the Library! Professional librarians will be offering half-hour lunch sessions on Thursdays beginning on October 9 on various research topics. These quick drop-in sessions will provide the basic skills you need to do successful research and will offer time for questions and one-on-one assistance. All lessons will be held in the Millennium Room in the lobby of Lauinger Library for easy access. RSVPs are optional, but space is limited. All sessions start at noon.

The schedule is as follows:

Gelardin Workshop: LinkedIn Makeover


3:30pm-5:00pm, November 3, 2014
Dubin (Room 156)

During this workshop participants will learn the best practices of creating a LinkedIn profile that will attract potential employers and expand one's professional network. Participants will also have a chance to get a professional headshot taken in a studio setting. The headshots will be shared digitally with participants 1-2 weeks after the workshop. Register for this workshop here

Prerequisite: None

Gelardin Workshop: Intermediate Photoshop


10:00am-12:00pm, November 5, 2014
Picchi Lab, Gelardin New Media Center

This workshop provides participants with techniques for retouching photographs. It will also build on the intro course, going into more depth about layers and filters and creating images and profiles for various outputs.

Prerequisite: Intro to Photoshop or proof of equivalent experience

Register for this workshop here

Gelardin Workshop: Intermediate InDesign


2:00-4:00pm, November 6, 2014
Picchi Lab, Gelardin New Media Center

Participant will expand on their knowledge from the Introduction to InDesign course by learning advanced text formatting, advanced layouts including master pages, creating gradients, adding effects, advanced image placement with Photoshop, package and export projects as PDF files. Having completed the beginner and advanced workshops, participants should be able to create basic documents such as brochures, pamphlets, and posters and prepare them for printing.

Prerequisite: Intro to InDesign or proof of equivalent experience

Gelardin Workshop: Hands-on Video Production Techniques


1:00pm-2:30pm, November 10, 2014
Production Studio, Gelardin New Media Center

This hands-on workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to learn how to set up a professional, yet basic production shoot. This includes learning how to capture quality audio and video footage using both DSLR and HD video cameras, as well as touching on the fundamentals of cinematography and lighting techniques.

Prerequisite: Planning for Video Production or proof of equivalent experience

Gelardin Workshop: Retouching with Photoshop


10:30am-12:00pm, November 11, 2014
Picchi Lab, Gelardin New Media Center

This course will go more in depth with color correction and other image adjustments. Processes to retouch images using the clone stamp, the healing brush tool, the eyedropper tool, and the spot healing brush tool will be covered. Also, the instructor will demonstrate how to use layers effectively in the retouching process with surprising results.

Prerequisite: Intro to Photoshop or proof of equivalent experience

Gelardin Workshop: Interactive PDFs with InDesign


2:00-3:30pm, November 11, 2014
Picchi Lab, Gelardin New Media Center

This course covers the process of creating an interactive PDF using InDesign. This course will cover how to make hyperlinks to websites, other pages in your documents, and email; add buttons that navigate, show, and hide content; create a form with check boxes and text entry fields; and embed audio and video; and look at PDF exporting options.

Prerequisite: Intro to InDesign or proof of equivalent experience

Gelardin Workshop: Online Data Visualization Tools


10:00am-12:00pm, November 12, 2014
Picchi Lab, Gelardin New Media Center

This workshop will cover various online data visualization tools that require little to no coding. Participants will learn how to use these tools to create more engaging and interactive charts, maps, and diagrams with data sets.

Prerequisite: None

Register for this workshop here

Gelardin Workshop: Retouching LinkedIn Photographs


12:00-1:30pm, November 17, 2014
Dubin (Room 156)

Participants will use the professional headshot taken from the LinkedIn Makeover workshop. They will be shown specific Photoshop tools that that will help them make choices about how to retouch their professional studio portrait. The tools and methods in Photoshop will be specific for retouching studio portraits, especially in dealing with different shadows, outfits, facial blemishes, and skin tones.

Prerequisite: LinkedIn Makeover

Gelardin Workshop: Prezi 101


2:00pm-4:00pm, November 20, 2014
Picchi Lab, Gelardin New Media Center

This workshop will cover the basics of using Prezi, an online presentation tool, to create unique and engaging presentations.

Prerequisite: None

Register for this workshop here