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Workshops

Check back soon for our Fall 2014 workshop program!

If you register for one of our workshops, make sure that you arrive at the Gelardin New Media Center a few minutes early to ensure a prompt start time. If you need to cancel your registration, please email gelardin@georgetown.edu  48 hours before the workshop so that we can contact people on the waitlist. If you prefer to cancel your registration yourself, create an account with www.eventbrite.com using the same email address that you used to register for our workshop. We charge a $20 no-show fine to your library account for each workshop that you miss.

After attending one of our workshops, please fill out the following survey to provide us with feedback.

 

Intro to Photography
6/10, 2:00-4:00pm, Picchi Lab

In this workshop participants will learn the basics of photography techniques and composition using a digital camera. Participants will learn about various settings, including shutter speed, ISO, and aperture, and how they affect depth of field and exposure. Participants are encouraged to bring their own DSLR cameras. 

Prerequisite: None

Register for this workshop here

 

Online Data Visualization Tools
6/11, 10:00-11:30am, Picchi Lab

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

Prerequisite: None

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Planning for Video Production
6/12, 2:00-3:30pm, 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

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Online Tutorials Using Explain Everything
6/13, 2:00-4:00pm, Picchi Lab

Explain Everything is an easy-to-use iPad app that lets you annotate, animate, and narrate explanations and presentations to create dynamic interactive lessons and tutorials. During this session you'll learn how to record on-screen drawing, annotation, and object movement in addition to capturing audio and video via the iPad microphone and camera. We'll also cover how to export the project video and edit it more extensively in iMovie.

Prerequisite: None

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Intro to Photoshop
6/16, 2:00-4:00pm, Picchi Lab

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

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Intro to InDesign
6/17, 2:00-4:00pm, Picchi Lab

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

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Effective Designs
6/18, 10:00am-12:00pm, Picchi Lab

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.

Prerequisite: None

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Video Editing with iMovie
6/19, 2:00-4:00pm, Picchi Lab

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

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Prezi 101
6/24, 2:00-4:00pm, Picchi Lab

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

Prerequisite: None

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Video Editing with Final Cut X
6/25, 10:00am-12:00pm, Picchi Lab

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

Register for this workshop here

 

Social Media Marketing
6/26, 2:00-4:00pm, Picchi Lab

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 experience with Facebook Pages and Twitter.

Prerequisite: None

Register for this workshop here

 

Intermediate Photoshop
7/9, 10:00am-12:00pm, Picchi Lab

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

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Intermediate InDesign
7/10, 10:00am-12:00pm, Picchi Lab

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

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Field Photography
7/14, 2:00-4:00pm, Production Studio

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

Register for this workshop here

 

Video Editing with iMovie
7/15, 2:00-4:00pm, Picchi Lab

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

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LinkedIn Makeover (for Staff Only)
7/16, 2:30-4:00pm, Picchi Lab

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 and work one-on-one with a career center counselor. The headshots will be shared digitally with participants 1-2 weeks after the workshop.

Prerequisite: None

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Effective Designs
7/17, 2:00-4:00pm, Picchi Lab

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.

Prerequisite: None

Register for this workshop here

 

Infographics with Inkscape
7/21, 2:00-3:30pm, Picchi Lab

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

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Hands-on Video Production Techniques
7/22, 2:00-4:00pm, Production Studio

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

Register for this workshop here

 

Infographics with Illustrator
7/23, 10:00am-12:00pm, Picchi Lab

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

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Studio Photography
7/28, 2:00-4:00pm, Production Studio

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

 

Video Editing with Final Cut X
7/29, 10:00am-12:00pm, Picchi Lab

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

Register for this workshop here

 

Social Media Marketing
7/31, 2:00-4:00pm, Picchi Lab

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 experience with Facebook Pages and Twitter.

Prerequisite: None

Register for this workshop here