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The James and Anne Duderstadt Center

Orientation and Training (2017)

About us

The Duderstadt Center has a variety of workshops and training sessions to help introduce you to the incredible resources available to students, faculty, and staff at the University of Michigan. We offer weekly sessions on a variety of our reservable spaces, like the Multimedia Workrooms, Recording Booth, or Personal Studio; as well as hands-on workshops for groups or classes looking to learn about specific tools or applications available in the Duderstadt Center. One nice feature is the tours, workshops, and orientations are conducted by the skilled staff of the Duderstadt Center. They have centuries of combined knowledge about our resources and the tools used within.


Are you interested in a workshop that is not listed? Please feel free to contact us to discuss our designing a workshop to fit your needs. You can contact us at DC-Training@umich.edu.

Duderstadt Center Guided Tours

A guided tour of the Duderstadt Center may be arranged by email at dmc-tours@umich.edu or by phone at (734) 763-3266. The standard tour may include the GroundWorks Media Lab, Design Labs, Audio and Electronic Music Studios, Video Studio, Personal Studio, 3D Lab, VizHubs, MultiMedia Rooms and the Advanced Training Labs. Depending on the number of people in your tour group, and which resources you are most interested in visiting, tours last from 60-90 minutes.

For a tour of the Arts, Architecture and Engineering Library and/or the Computer & Video Game Archive in the Duderstadt Center, please contact David Carter.

Groundworks Orientation

Groundworks is a great place to begin asking your media related questions, at the Duderstadt Center. We offer an introduction to Groundworks orientation to these 10 times a week (10am and 2pm M-F). This 30 minute orientation, introduces new users to the resources located in Groundworks, as well as gains access to the reservable Recording Booth and Multimedia Workrooms.  The orientation will show you how to get up and running in these spaces, and will answer any questions you may have about them. Accounts will be created so you can reserve these spaces whenever the Duderstadt Center is open. There is no need to sign up for these workshops, this is a walk in service.


http://www.dc.umich.edu/spaces/groundworks

Personal Studio Orientation

The Personal Studio is a simple to use, preconfigured, production space. We offer training for this space 4 times a week (2:30pm M-Tu, 10:30am W-Th). This 30 minute orientation begins in Groundworks, on the first floor of the Duderstadt Center, and then goes over the use of the Personal Studio. Accounts will be created so you can reserve the space whenever the Duderstadt Center is open. There is no need to sign up for these workshops, this is a walk in service.  Personal Studio Workshop

http://www.dc.umich.edu/spaces/Personal-Studio

 

Duderstadt Media Checkout

Duderstadt Media Checkout can be found at the second floor circulation desk of the Duderstadt Center. We make video camera, still camera,  and audio recording kits available for students that have been assigned a media related project for their classwork. In order to get access to the available tools, the faculty member for the class must contact us at Duderstadt-Checkout@umich.edu to make the request. Duderstadt-Checkout is not an 'open' checkout facility. We are here to support faculty who wish to include media tools for projects within a for-credit class context, or instructional content. The equipment available at the circulation desk is not intended for departmental projects, or work that is not intended as a class project. As we have limited resources, the importance of planning ahead cannot be stressed enough. Please contact us with any questions.


http://www.dc.umich.edu/Duderstadt-checkout

Video Workshops

Pocket Production (60-90 minutes)

The best camera you can possibly have is one you have on hand when you need it. The Pocket Production workshop at the Duderstadt Center is an instructional lecture that shows best practices for using your mobile device to capture the best quality sound and picture. The workshop goes over camera techniques, lighting, composition of shots, incorporating sound, and how to approach creating a story. These practices also can be applied to any camera you choose to use for your production, whether it be a phone, DSLR, Video camera or studio camera. This workshop can occur in most any room with a projector and sound system.

Pocket Production

 

Introduction to iMovie (2 hours)

The “Introduction to iMovie” workshop is a hands on workshop where you will learn the process of editing a video with Apple’s complimentary video editing application. The workshop covers importing media, working with the timeline, editing audio, applying transitions and effects and sharing the video. This workshop takes place in our 3rd floor Advanced Training Labs. Media is provided and you get to create long with the instructor.

The instructors of this workshop also offer a “Show and Tell” version of this workshop. They can come to your classroom and conduct a 45 minutes session explaining how simple it is to use iMovie in your video projects. It does not include the hands on portion, but will cover the resources for support at the Duderstadt Center. As well as the simple interface included with iMovie. This workshop can occur in most any room with a projector and sound system.

iMovie Workshop 

Introduction to Final Cut Pro X (2 hours)

The “Introduction to Final Cut Pro X” will give all the necessary information for creating a project with Apple’s professional editing platform, Final Cut Pro X. The hands on workshop includes creating your project, importing video, editing your project, working with titles, transitions and effects, editing audio, and exporting (sharing) your video. This workshop takes place in our 3rd floor Advanced Training Labs. Media is provided and you get to create along with the instructor.

Final Cut Pro Workshop

Introduction to Garageband (90 minutes)

Looking to do a little recording? Apple’s Garageband is an incredibly simple to tool to learn. Learn how to record, edit, mix and share your audio project, using Apple’s complementary audio editing tool. This workshop takes place in our 3rd floor Advanced Training Labs. Media is provided and you get to create along with the instructor.

The instructors of this workshop also offer a “Show and Tell” version of this workshop. They can come to your classroom and conduct a 30 minutes session explaining how simple it is to use Garageband in audio recording and editing. It does not include the hands on portion, but will cover the resources for support at the Duderstadt Center. As well as the simple interface included with Garageband. This workshop can occur in most any room with a projector and sound system.

Garage Band Workshop

Introduction to Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro (3 hours)

Feel like Adobe Premiere Pro is the right tool for you? The Duderstadt Center’s Digital Media Commons offers a hands on workshop for familiarizing yourself with Adobe Premier Pro (CC). This three hour hands on workshop covers creating a project in Premiere Pro, working with media, editing your timeline, applying effects and transitions, titling, working with audio, color correction and exporting a project file. This workshop takes place in our 3rd floor Advanced Training Labs. Media is provided and you get to create along with the instructor.

Adobe Premiere Pro Workshop 

Custom Workshops/Orientations

Is the workshop you are looking for not listed here? Please contact us a DC-Training@umich.edu to discuss creating a workshop just for your needs. Workshops are best suited for more than 8 people.

Need an orientation training session for a larger group? We do offer scheduled orientations for classes or larger groups of people looking to learn the facilities at the Duderstadt Center. Please contact us at DC-Training@umich.edu to schedule some time to bring your group in to learn about the resources.

 

Audio Workshops

 

The schedule for all audio workshops will be posted two weeks after the beginning of the semester.

Please click on the following link to sign up for an Audio Studio Workshop:

http://ttc.iss.lsa.umich.edu/ttc/?s=dmc&submit=Search

DMC 101: Introduction to Audio Production and DAWs

Prerequisites: None

DMC 101 is a two session workshop that will introduce students to digital audio workstations, audio effects, and basic signal flow. The sessions last approximately 2 hours each. This interactive class leads students through the process of creating a simple song using loops and audio effects. The course is intended to prepare students for the studio training courses by providing a foundation of the essential concepts and terminology. DMC Audio 101 can also be completed by passing a written exam.

Please bring a pair of headphones. Earbuds are fine!

Workshops begin in the Advanced Training Labs on the 3rd floor of the Duderstadt Center. 

Upon completion, user will have access to the following resources at the Duderstadt Center: Multimedia Rooms, Recording Booth

The schedule for all audio workshops will be posted two weeks after the beginning of the semester.

Please click on the following link to sign up for an Audio Studio Workshop:

http://ttc.iss.lsa.umich.edu/ttc/?s=dmc&submit=Search

DMC 201: Electronic Music Studio A

Prerequisites: DMC Audio 101: Introduction to Audio Production and DAWs

DMC 201 consists of a two workshops and test. Instruction provides the certification required to gain access to Electronic Music Studio A (EMS A). Participants will learn about signal flow, signal routing, patching and how to functionally use the room. This is a hands on course.

Workshops start in EMS A in the Southeast Corner, on the first floor of the Duderstadt Center (1376-B)

Upon completion, user will have access to the following resources at the Duderstadt Center: EMS A

The schedule for all audio workshops will be posted two weeks after the beginning of the semester.

Please click on the following link to sign up for an Audio Studio Workshop:

http://ttc.iss.lsa.umich.edu/ttc/?s=dmc&submit=Search

Audio Studio A Workshop

DMC 202: Electronic Music Studio B Certification

Prerequisites: DMC Audio 201: Electronic Music Studio A Certification

DMC 202 consists of a two session workshop and test. Instruction provides the certification required to gain access to Electronic Music Studio B (EMS B). Participants will learn about signal flow, signal routing, patching and how to functionally use the room. This is a hands on course. This course builds on the concepts covered in DMC Audio 201. More intermediate and advanced functionality and patching is explored.

Workshops start in EMS B in the Southeast Corner, on the first floor of the Duderstadt Center (1376-C)

Upon completion, user will have access to the following resources at the Duderstadt Center: EMS B

The schedule for all audio workshops will be posted two weeks after the beginning of the semester.

Please click on the following link to sign up for an Audio Studio Workshop:

http://ttc.iss.lsa.umich.edu/ttc/?s=dmc&submit=Search

Audio Studio B Workshop

DMC 301: Audio Studio Certification

Prerequisites: DMC Audio 202: Electronic Music Studio B Certification

DMC 301 consists of a two workshop and test. Instruction provides the certification required to gain access to the Audio Studio at the Duderstadt Center. This course trains users in how to use the Audio Studio. The similarities between Electronic Music Studio B and the Audio Studio will be discussed. Further, the extra features offered by the Audio Studio will be highlighted.

Workshops start in the Audio Studio, on the first floor of the Duderstadt Center (1335)

Upon completion, user will have access to the following resources at the Duderstadt Center: Audio Studio

The schedule for all audio workshops will be posted two weeks after the beginning of the semester.

Please click on the following link to sign up for an Audio Studio Workshop:

http://ttc.iss.lsa.umich.edu/ttc/?s=dmc&submit=Search

Audio Studio