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News and updates from the Learning Studio

Dead Day Karaoke

We love rock ’n’roll, and what better way to celebrate the final countdown before you beat it than by showing the campus your true colors.

This Dead Day, we’ll host 1980s video karaoke upstairs in the Learning Studio, filmed in glorious Standard Definition. All you need is a USB thumb drive and a favorite song from any decade (air guitar and backup dancers optional).

We’ll kick things off with some rock star professors who are bringing big vocals and big hair back into fashion, so stay tuned.

We know it’s a manic Monday, but we’ll be rocking upstairs in the library, with or without you.
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Don’t Adjust Your Set

For the week we’ve upgraded the High Definition video you expect from the One Button Studio in Stage 1 with an old-school VHS camcorder to capture all your 1980s moves in glorious Standard Definition (that’s SD instead of HD). So if the recordings we’re sharing this week look a little funny, just pop in a videocassette mixtape of your favorite MTV music videos and sing along.

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Faculty Highlights

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LS Productions

Vision in Action – spotlight on Halbert-Walling project

CNC Router Tutorial – how-to videos with the Maker Lab

After Zoey – backstage with ACU Theatre

Cup of Coffee – Chandler Graf’s talk for TEDxACU 2017

Next Steps – Jackie Beth Shilcutt performs at TEDxACU

Making Magic with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom

Since the Learning Studio opened in 2011, we’ve enjoyed giving students opportunities to work with professional photographers and equipment. This fall we added Canon 6D full-frame DSLR cameras to our checkout pool, so trained students now have access to pro-level gear...

Making Movies with Adobe Premiere Pro

Planning on catching up on some Netflix over the break? In 2015, streaming video and audio accounted for 70% of all internet usage in North America (Sandvine). But ACU students aren’t just binging on video; they’re also producing their own films and stories....

Making with Adobe Illustrator

This week we’re partnering with the Maker Lab on #MakeMerry. Many of the projects wrapping up the semester in the library start with tools like Adobe Illustrator CC. Whether you’re designing a logo or poster in the Learning Studio or cutting the outline for...

Snacks and Software Today!

  Swing by the Learning Studio today for your chance to #MakeMerry. We’ll be helping students download Adobe Creative Cloud for a little holiday making over the break. We’ll also have holiday snacks at the main desk (while supplies last), so you can kick off...

#MakeMerry this holiday

The Learning Studio and Maker Lab want to help you #MakeMerry this holiday season. This Christmas we want to help you use the break to make something with Adobe Creative Cloud. Never used Photoshop or Illustrator? No problem! All day Dead Day we’ll help students...

Branding Photography Workshop

This fall we brought back Asia Eidson to lead a hands-on workshop introducing ACU students to photography for social media branding. In the all-day workshop, she introduced the visual decisions professional photographers make when taking pictures that affect the way...

Outdoor Drawing in Albany

This fall we took faculty to Albany for our first Outdoor Drawing workshop as part of the 20/20 Teaching Innovation program. Dan McGregor, Art & Design, introduced the basics of contour drawing, one and two-point perspective through a series of...

Kicking off with Creativity

We kicked off the semester with our first faculty workshop for the 20/20 Teaching Innovation program. Mike Wiggins, Art & Design, and Kyle Dickson, director of the Learning Studio, introduced a range of approaches to creativity to faculty from across campus....

FilmFest brings Filmmakers to Abilene

Last week, ACU's 12th Annual FilmFest gave students the opportunity to screen original films at a red-carpet gala at the Paramount Theatre. This year also provided students unprecedented access to training and feedback from filmmakers on campus and around the country....