Our Year In Review

An illustrated guide to highlights from the past year at the Learning Studio

 

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ACU FilmFest

For the first time ever, this fall the Learning Studio will partner with ACU FilmFest
to offer weekend workshops to support 24-hour film competitions.

 

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Checkout Gear

Take home a Canon 60D DSLR and more
with a swipe of your ACU ID.

Collaboration Rooms

Quickly reserve one of 10 tech-enabled group spaces upstairs in the library.

Media Gallery

A collection of original work produced
by campus storytellers.

Learning Studio Upgrades

When the campus emptied for the summer, we kept busy with additions and improvements to the Learning Studio, making sure you have access to the best tools and equipment for your media projects.

Adobe CC on 30 Computers

Twice as many computers in the Learning Studio now run Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Illustrator and—new this fall—InDesign.

3D Modeling Software

We’ve also added 3D animation and modeling titles like Autodesk Maya and Fusion 360.

Media Lab or Lynda.com

Stop by our Media Lab for help with a project, or learn at your own pace with more than 120,000 video tutorials on Lynda.com.


Learning Studio
Original Productions

Staff filmmakers from the Learning Studio work hard each semester producing compelling stories from across campus and around the globe.

Featured Content

How to Shoot Video with a Canon 60D

So you just checked out one of the Learning Studio’s Canon DSLR cameras, and you go to shoot your first short film. But the process is a little trickier than you expected. DSLRs were originally built for still photography, but today many of them also shoot...

Pursuit Spotlight, Dr. Jennifer Shewmaker

A few weeks ago we enjoyed sitting down with Dr. Jennifer Shewmaker, associate professor of Psychology and director of faculty enrichment in the Adams Center to talk about her work with undergraduate research. Her study investigates gendered marketing of Lego blocks...

Jacob’s Dream at Smithsonian X 3D

This week a group of faculty and technology leaders from campus will be in Washington, D.C. to explore the future of 3D printing in the arts. The Smithsonian X 3D event will include representatives from the Department of Art & Design and from the Maker Lab,...

Filming artist Rolando Diaz

Rolando Diaz has been a painter for as long as he can remember. The ACU alum and Cuban native has spent more than 20 years working with paint on canvas. Only recently did he start thinking in three dimensions, creating several mixed media works from found objects and...

Writing Center parodies

In 2011 shy, unassuming Writing Center director Dr. Cole Bennett stunned audiences with his riveting portrayal of a shmarmy boss in their first promotional parody of The Office. This fall he returns in a more ambitious role inspired by the hoity grammarians at Downton...

On the Blog

Lynda for iPad and iPhone

Lynda.com also offers mobile access for smartphones and tablets, providing full access to all their courses wherever you are. 1. First Log in to Lynda.com — you MUST login on a desktop browser BEFORE iOS apps will work. 2. Next download the Lynda.com App for iOS  3....

Storytelling with Study Abroad

Again this spring we worked with students at ACU’s campus in Leipzig, Germany, as well as with on-site faculty Derek and Rachel Brown to take digital storytelling overseas. Students spent two days in workshops developing scripts, recording audio, and editing...

Adobe CC coming to campus

For the last few years access to Adobe software like Photoshop and Illustrator has been limited to a handful of computers on campus. This summer that will change as the university signs a campus license for all software packages in Adobe Creative Cloud. Students and...

eBooks for iPad: Faculty Resources

Those of us in the library monitoring ebooks closely wanted to share some details as many of you begin making textbook decisions for the fall. By now the majority of students on the ACU campus have access to an iPad, presenting ACU faculty with a unique opportunity to...

Introducing the One Button Studio

Recording a video can be a complex process. The checklist of settings and techniques to remember for any given camera is often daunting, especially for someone new to the equipment. That’s why in 2013, the Learning Studio began beta testing a new solution for quick...

Old Testament film projects

Over the last two years, students in Dr. Mark Hamilton’s honors sections of BIBL 211: Message of the Old Testament have produced short films in teams. Groups of four develop short 4-5 minute video projects that reflect on themes such as lament, sacrifice,...