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August 27, 2009

Interactive Media Center offers FREE classes

Interactive Media Center offers free classes, open to the public. Topics include Photoshop, Web design, PowerPoint, audio and video applications. Walk-Ins welcome.  See: http://library.albany.edu/imc/signup_form.htm
Highlights of some of the classes follow:


Adobe Photoshop: Fliers, Announcements & Collages  Learn how to create colorful high quality print documents. Students who never used Photoshop will learn how to add graphics, logos, and photos to a canvas. Resolution, file size and file type are discussed. Use text layers to re-use and update meeting announcements, invitations and publication dates.


Getting Started with PowerPoint  Discover how to make dynamic presentations with PowerPoint.  Learn how to create legible text, install images, embed sound, and place video.  Find out how to use transitions and animations. 


Introduction to Making Movies from Pre-recorded Film and Creating DVDs Learn how to import video from many sources including your camcorder into a video editing application (iMovie will be used). Learn how to cut, move, and crop video clips; add transitions, sound files, special effects and titles.  Export the final project to AVI, WMV or QuickTime format, DVD, VHS tape or add to a PowerPoint presentation.


The Special Web Development Sequence is an opportunity to design and build a Web site in a manner that replicates the steps a professional Web developer follows. Over the course of four sessions participants will take a Web site home page from basic concept to finished page. Software tools are primarily Studio 8 Dreamweaver and Fireworks.


Introduction to Audacity, Free Audio Editing Software Import audio from any source.  Conduct interviews and create Podcast files. Import into the computer and combine audio tracks and edit to create a new audio file.  Export to an MP3 player, CD or tape, include in a movie, on the Web or in a PowerPoint presentation.


Register at the University Library Interactive Media Center desk, basement floor, tele. 442-3607, or on the web: http://library.albany.edu/imc/signup_form.htm.  Walk-Ins welcome.


For more information contact: Regina Conboy, 442-3608 rconboy@uamail.albany.edu


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