TRAINING WORKSHOPS

Digital Media Commons (DMC) workshops are free and designed to introduce students, faculty, and staff to available software, services, and facilities. Follow the links below to jump to descriptions of our workshops, and to register for available sessions.

AUDIO, VIDEO, & PRINT WORKSHOPS
Lynda.com
Digital Media Commons Orientation for Walk-ins
Digital Media Commons Orientation for Groups
Introduction to iMovie & DMC Multimedia Workrooms
Introduction to Final Cut Pro X & DMC Multimedia Workrooms
Advanced Final Cut Pro X Workshop
Introduction to the Advanced Podcasting Room
DL 1 Green Screen Workshop
Creating Professional Looking Conference Posters
Audio Software & Facilities Orientations

LEARNING RESOURCES AVAILABLE 24/7

Lynda.com: Learn on your own with online hands-on tutorials
The Digital Media Commons (DMC) provides free and complete access to the online tutorial website Lynda.com. At Lynda.com users can learn everything from iMovie, Final Cut Pro, the entire Adobe Suite, how to shoot better video and the use of our equipment like the Canon Rebels DSLR cameras, and so much more. For example, there are over 15 hours of tutorial content alone for FCP X! Lynda.com stays current as well as provides tutorials for legacy software. Lynda.com can be found on every computer in the GroundWorks Lab, DL1 and the Multimedia Workrooms. Simply click the desktop icon to get started!

WORKSHOPS HELD REGULARLY:

Digital Media Commons Orientation
The Digital Media Commons Orientation is intended for users who wish to learn about DMC resources and gain access to keyed resources such as the Multimedia Workrooms and the V-Room (Audio/Video Recording Booth). This half-hour orientation will cover the policies and procedures, key check-out, hardware/software configuration, and media consultation services. NOTE: Orientations are included in the Intro to iMovie and Intro to Final Cut Pro workshops as well.

     When: 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
     Duration: 30 minutes
     Location: GroundWorks Lab
     Registration: Not needed, walk-in status

WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST:

The Digital Media Commons offers a number of workshops upon request by faculty for their classes, student organizations and University departments. Time and space for hands-on workshops are limited, so scheduling in advance is best, ideally before the semester starts. For more information and requests, email: DMC-Workshops@umich.edu

Digital Media Commons Orientation for Groups
The same DMC Orientation as the one provided daily, but scheduled to accommodate a class, department or group.The Digital Media Commons Orientation is intended for users who wish to learn about DMC resources and gain access to keyed resources such as the Multimedia Workrooms and the V-Room (Audio/Video Recording Booth). This half-hour orientation will cover the policies and procedures, key check-out, hardware/software configuration, and media consultation services. NOTE: Orientations are included in the Intro to iMovie and Intro to Final Cut Pro workshops as well.

     Duration: 30 minutes
     Location: GroundWorks Lab
     Request: DMC-Workshops@umich.edu

Introduction to iMovie & DMC Multimedia Workrooms
This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to the non-linear video editing suites available from the Digital Media Commons at the Duderstadt Center. The training will cover iMovie, including capturing content, basic editing, title creation, applying effects and exporting. At the end of the workshop participants will be granted authorization to use the Multimedia Workrooms and V-Room. Once authorized, users can reserve time and access the tools needed for video editing and DVD creation.

     Duration: 3 hours
     Location: DMC Training Rooms (22 seats) or Design Lab (11 seats,
     more for participants with their own laptops installed with iMovie)
     Request: DMC-Workshops@umich.edu

Introduction to Final Cut Pro X & DMC Multimedia Workrooms
This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to the non-linear video editing suites available from the Digital Media Commons at the Duderstadt Center. The training will cover key concepts and functions of the Final Cut Pro X application and supporting hardware, including configuring, capturing, editing, title creation, effects, batch digitizing, media management and exporting. At the end of the workshop participants will be granted authorization to use the Multimedia Workrooms and V-Room. Once authorized, users can reserve time and access the tools needed for video editing and DVD creation.

     Duration: 4 hours
     Location: Design Lab 1 (11 seats, more for participants with their own laptops
     installed with Final Cut Pro X)
     Request: DMC-Workshops@umich.edu

Advanced Final Cut Pro Workshop
This hands-on orientation is for individuals familiar with the basic operations and features of Final Cut Pro X as demonstrated in the "Introduction to Final Cut Pro X" workshop. Training covers advanced features and tools including advanced media and project management, compound clips, multicam editing, auditioning, color correction, effects and compositing. The last hour will be a question and answer session focusing on specific needs of participants. (Completion of this session does not grant access to the Multimedia Workrooms. Please attend one of our other sessions for this authorization.)

     Duration: 3 hours
     Location: Design Lab 1 (11 seats, more for participants with their own laptops
     installed with Final Cut Pro X)
     Request: DMC-Workshops@umich.edu

Introduction to the DMC Advanced Podcasting Room & Resources
The DMC Podcasting Room is an all-in-one, one stop, easy to use professional Podcast creation resource. This orientation provides instruciton on the use of the software and equipment used to create your podcast or audio/video recording on your own. Upon completio of the orientation, participants will be able to book the resource on their own.

     Duration: 30 minutes
     Location: Advanced Podcasting Room
     Request: DMC-Workshops@umich.edu

DL1 Green Screen Workshop
Learn how to create a professional and high quality Green Screen Composities using the DL 1 Green Screen resources. The DL 1 Green Screen is a virtual sandbox for education, experimentation and collaboration located in a unique open lab location perfect for sharing and fun.

     Duration: 1 hour
     Location: DL 1
     Request: DMC-Workshops@umich.edu

WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE BY RESERVATION:

Creating Professional-looking Conference Posters [register now]
In this workshop, participants will use Adobe Illustrator to learn how to create high quality, eye-catching posters. Participants will learn techniques for organizing materials and printing their poster on the Duderstadt Center's large-format color printer.

Audio Software & Facilities Orientations
The following classes must be taken in the order listed below and will give you access to the Multimedia Rooms, EMS A & B, and the Audio Studio, respectively. Below is an outline of each course:

DMC201 Electronic Music Studio A - [register now] Users may begin their studio training with DMC Audio 201. Once users complete this two session training and pass the hands-on test, they will gain access to Electronic Music Studio (EMS) A. Instruction is given on how to use this novice studio space that focuses on composition and mixing to picture. The course is taught using simple signal flow concepts and applying them to the use of an analog console. This will allow users the flexibility of using digital, analog, or hybrid work flows. The training consists of an introductory class and hands on lab time with your instructor to practice using the equipment in EMS A. Training is suspended during the summer, but will resume in mid-September.

DMC202 Electronic Music Studio B - [register now] After completion of DMC Audio 201, users may continue their training with Electronic Music Studio (EMS) B. This is a more advanced studio and users will learn advanced signal routing. The course is taught using a large format analog console which allows students the flexibility for more advanced composition, mixing and mastering work. Training is suspended during the summer, but will resume in mid-September.

DMC301 Audio Studio - [register now] This multiple day course expands upon the concepts and practices of DMC Audio 202 and provides participants with the skills necessary to operate the Audio Studio. Signal flow will be revisited and built upon. The Audio Studio is a larger facility than the Electronic Music Studios and there are several concepts to learn when expanding to the larger studio. Students will get hands-on experience with recording musicians in separate rooms, creating headphone mixes and apply advanced production techniques. Training is suspended during the summer, but will resume in mid-September.

Contact dc-training@umich.edu for more information.

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