Media Center will offer workshops throughout the semester. Check out the sources below to stay connected.

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Limited seating of 13 seats per workshop
Instructor: Kyle W. Culpepper
Location: Multimedia Room, Odum Library Media Center

How to Register:

to register for a workshop go to the following link:

Click on “VSU Employee/Student Login” and enter your BlazeView username and password. Find the class you would like to attend and click the register icon next to that class.


Workshops Offered:

Adobe Acrobat Pro X: Building ePortfolio

Adobe Audition Basics 

Adobe Photoshop Basics

PowerPoint Poster Creation Made In a Snap

Screen Capture Training: Camtasia 8.0

Windows Movie Maker


Adobe Acrobat Pro X: Building ePortfolio

Acrobat Pro X is the leading program for document conversion for ease of accessibility across all platforms. This program is packed with smart tools that provide excellent means to share your content. In this workshop we will learn how to make a portfolio using the Acrobat Wizard tool, learn the different layout options, how to configure th look and feel of the portfolio design, and share your final work with others. Bring a flash drive with you and some example documents to start generating a portfolio along with me.

In this workshop we will discuss:

  1. Portfolio Layouts
  2. PDF conversions
  3. Adding Files and Folders to a PDF Portfolio
  4. Convert multimedia to a PDF Portfolio
  5. Edit visual appearance of PDF Portfolio
  6. Extract components from PDF Portfolios
  7. Share PDF Portfolio

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Adobe Audition Basics:

Adobe Audition can perform amazing effects with sound files, such as creating amplifying sound, removing wind and other background noises, automatic pitch correction for out of tune singers and much more! We will learn the basics of audio editing by familiarizing ourselves with Waveform and Multi-track editing. We will understand how normalization can help us amplify a sound file and why adding fades can help control the mood of your story. We will also build up a multitrack session and learn some of the critical features to know in order to build an audio compilation.  

Points that will be covered:
1. Foundational concepts of sound
2. Getting acquainted with Adobe Audition (Waveform VS. Multitrack)
3. Recording Audio and saving audio out
4. Selection tools and their benefits
5. Standard waveform adjustments (Normalization, fades)
6. Clip Boarding Audio Segments
7. Special Effects Rack
8. Multi-track editing

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 Adobe Photoshop Basics:

Photoshop is by far the most well-known program of the Adobe Suite. Although this program is so well known, there is often a huge barrier placed up by many who fear it. Let’s break that barrier and learn the overall workspace, and importance of layers. With this foundation down, we will work towards a few of the many fun and engaging tools of how Photoshop has gone beyond its intended purpose of photo editing.
Points that will be covered:
1. Navigating the workspace
2. Learning about the Mystery of Layers
3. Simple Photoshop edits to enhance your image
4. Basic shapes and text manipulations

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PowerPoint: Poster Creation In a Snap:

The PowerPoint: Poster Creation in a Snap workshop is geared to assist students who have never developed a poster before. The goal of this class is to give a ground level understanding of what print sizes the Media Center has to offer. We will show how to use PowerPoint to create an academic level poster. Topics of the class include poster sizing, background layout, proper elements used for an academic poster, etc. Using the tools offered in PowerPoint is easy. Learn the tools here and use your imagination to be creative.

Points that will be covered:
1. Setup proper dimensions for your poster
2. Adjust background layout
3. Add text and images
4. Basic image and text manipulation
5. Use of proper elements for an academic poster

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Screen Capture Training: Camtasia 8.0

Camtasia is one of the leading programs for screen capturing. This tool allows for dynamic video enhancements for screen captured PowerPoints, software demonstrations, or even inserted video clips through the Cam Studio side. Use Cam Record to capture a specific window on your screen, your entire monitor, or dual capture yourself and any part of your monitor simultaneously. Our goal for this class is to familiarize everyone with the functions of recording the screen, working with multi-track editing functions, adding visual effects, and animations in your finalized product. This is video editing made simple. Now go capture knowledge from this short workshop.       

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Windows Movie Maker:

Learn the basics of video editing by familiarizing yourself with the timeline, adding animations, effects and many other interactive features in Movie Maker. We will have available for you flip cameras, which can be checked out at the Media Center for your future video projects, as well as, workstations containing Windows Movie Maker. This is a hands on workshop where we can develop our video projects by combining all our media types into Windows Movie Maker for manipulation and creation. Come and jump in our interactive class.
Points that will be covered:
1. Basic Navigation
2. Generate Titles, Captions, and Credits
3. Split, Remove, & Move Video Clip
4. Visual Effects
5. Video Speed & Volume
6. Snapshots
7. Adding Music from jump drive
8. Save Project Content
9. Publish Project Content As a Video

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