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XHTML and CSS tutorial

XHTML and CSS tutorial slides in PDF format

Download file "XHTML_CSSoverview.pdf"


Video of the CSS portion of the tutorial.

Download file "cssTutorial.mov"

Adobe Flash Catalyst Workshop 2

An informal 20 minute Catalyst session. Just focusing on transitions, buttons and video/sound.

Adobe Flash Catalyst Workshop

Importing Video, Artboard Settings, Publish Settings




Raw feed of the Adobe Flash Catalyst Workshop




Download file "flash_tutorial_1.zip"
Download file "flash_session2.zip"


Adobe Flash Catalyst Workshop 2

An informal 20 minute Catalyst session. Just focusing on transitions, buttons and video/sound.

More Flash tutorials at:

Flash Tutorial 1 - Basics
Here is the first tutorial.



Download the video here:

Download file "flash_tutorial_1.zip"



Download the assets used in the video here:

Download file "assets.zip"



We didn't get around to too many commands, but the ones we covered are here:

Download file "commands.zip"
Flash Tutorial 2 - Basic Scripts
This is the scripting session covering Video, Audio and Links.


Download link for the Flash video.

Download file "flash_session2.zip"



Accompanying Flash exercises (requires Flash CS4).

Download file "FLASH_EXERCISES_COMPLETE.zip"


Sophie 2 Workshop

Sophie 2 Workshop. Sophie 2 is currently in beta, so expect some instability issues. To improve Sophie 2, report any instability issues to the devs using the bug reporting tool included in Sophie 2.



Sophie 2 Homepage
http://www.sophiecommons.org

Sophie 2 Download Link
http://www.sophie2.org/users/downloads.html

Files used in the tutorial
Download file "SOPHIE_WORKSHOP_ASSETS.zip"

Google SketchUp and Google Earth Overview

Here is the overview for both Google SketchUp and Google Earth. This is not intended to be an in-depth tutorial, but rather an overview of both pieces of software.


NOTE: Google maintains a list of Rendering Plugins (among other things) for SketchUp.
http://sketchup.google.com/download/plugins.html

Flash Tutorial 2 - Basic Scripts

This is the scripting session covering Video, Audio and Links.


Download link for the Flash video.

Download file "flash_session2.zip"



Accompanying Flash exercises (requires Flash CS4).

Download file "FLASH_EXERCISES_COMPLETE.zip"





Flash Tutorial 1 - Basics

Here is the first tutorial.



Download the video here:

Download file "flash_tutorial_1.zip"



Download the assets used in the video here:

Download file "assets.zip"



We didn't get around to too many commands, but the ones we covered are here:

Download file "commands.zip"



Google SketchUp 5 - Tours in Google Earth, Q+A

This is the final podcast session.


No handouts with this one, but a link to Google's Touring Places Documentation

http://earth.google.com/userguide/v5/ug_touringplaces.html




Google SketchUp 4 - Google Earth, KMZ files

This is the last formal session. The next session will be open Q&A.





As always, the handout...

Download file "Google_SketchUp_Lesson4.pdf"

Google SketchUp Tips 1 - Line Tool

Just a short clip about snapping with the Line Tool.


Google SketchUp 3 - Camera Angles, Scenes and Animation

This is the third session.


Here is the handout that was distributed along with this session.

Download file "Google_SketchUp_Lesson3.pdf"



Google SketchUp 2 - Follow Me tool, Adding Color, Using Styles, Adding Textures

This is the second session.



Here is the handout that was distributed along with this session.

Download file "Google_SketchUp_Lesson2.pdf"


Google SketchUp 1 - Shapes, Buildings, Components, 3D Warehouse

This is the first in a series of SketchUp video podcasts. This was recorded in Lynn Swartz Dodd's class and is a straight recording, so it isn't exactly polished.



This is the handout distributed during this session.

Download file "Google_SketchUp_Lesson1.pdf"


This is the floor plan that was used briefly in the session.

Download file "floor1.jpg"




Compressor

Compressor converts video. Use it to convert videos you want to bring INTO Final Cut Pro, and also use it to convert video coming OUT of Final Cut Pro.

GETTING VIDEO INTO FINAL CUT

For use with Snapzed videos, Internet videos, Standard Definition footage from the IML Sony Hard Drive Camcorders, etc.

1. Drag your clip onto the Compressor Icon (or right click -> open with -> 'compressor')

2. Compressor will launch, loading your clip into a new 'batch' in the top left window of the program.

3. Now you need to tell it which settings to use to reformat your clip.
For editing, the most common format will be DV NTSC 48khZ Anamorphic (for standard definition)
or
Apple Pro Res 422 (for high definition)
or
If you are NOT planning to edit with your converted clip and just want it in a new format, compressor has lots of presets for making Quick Time movies that will play on certain devices or in certain situations, such as 'iPhone' 'Apple TV' etc.

4. Apply settings, Right click on your CLIP in the batch window choose -> new target with setting -> apple -> other workflows -> advanced format conversion -> standard def -> DV NTSC 48Khz Anamorphic

OR

Use the SEARCH BOX on the settings window by typing in some letters for the setting you want to find, find it, then drag it onto your clips in the batch window.

compressor.png

5. Set Destination. The default destination is 'source' meaning that the new clip will be created in the same place as the old clip. To change the destination, right click on your CLIP in the batch window choose -> destination -> other. Then choose where you want to save your new file.

6. Once your settings and destination are set, click 'Submit' and then 'Submit' again to start processing. You can check your progress by opening the 'Batch Monitor' and clicking on 'This Computer' to see your batch progress.



GETTING VIDEO OUT OF FINAL CUT PRO

Once you are done editing in Final Cut Pro, you may want to use compressor to convert your work into different formats for different uses.

Just make sure you have the proper sequence selected, and choose File > Send To > Compressor

This will create a new batch in Compressor from your Final Cut Pro sequence. You can then add any presets you like. The DVD settings are the most common. You can also use presets for iPhone, AppleTV etc.


Snapz Pro Tutorial

IML Lab and Tech Resources



Creating your own Podcast

How to take a movie you just made in the Podcast Room and create a Podcast.

1. Open the wiki you would like to put your video into.
2. Login and go to the Blog section
3. Click the "+" to create a blog entry
4. Check the "Add podcast media to this entry"
5. Put whatever text you wish to have and click "save"
6. Click the link on the right called "Subscribe in iTunes"
7. Done.

CONGRATULATIONS!! Your podcast should now be in your iTunes.

Tutorials and Handouts

Snapz Pro Tutorial


Download file "Snapz Pro for Video.pdf"

This is a video demonstration of Snapz Pro.
To edit a Snapzed file in Final Cut Pro you'll need to convert it in Compressor



Snapz Pro for Video 1.jpgSnapz Pro for Video 2.jpg

Willy's Podcast

Steps for creating a Podcast:

1. Schedule time with Gabe or a Lab Tech.

2. Setup Room (with help from tech) - 10-20mins (Includes Wirecast Config, 3 cameras, sound, titles, laptop config)

3. Go over presentation and cues with Tech - Presenters discretion

4. Start Presentation - However long you want it to be (3 minutes in this case)

5. Upload to Wiki (or wherever) - Less than a minute

Total time for this Podcast production was under 20 minutes.

(NOTE the super cool 'Subscribe in iTunes button on the right! It's just that simple...)

Creating your own Podcast


How to take a movie you just made in the Podcast Room and create a Podcast.

1. Open the wiki you would like to put your video into.
2. Login and go to the Blog section
3. Click the "+" to create a blog entry
4. Check the "Add podcast media to this entry"
5. Put whatever text you wish to have and click "save"
6. Click the link on the right called "Subscribe in iTunes"
7. Done.

CONGRATULATIONS!! Your podcast should now be in your iTunes.