Episode Xmas Premiere

Thanks to the ACU faculty and students who joined us in the Learning Studio last week to audition for Star Wars: The Final Exam.

The #EpisodeXmas event went well and we wanted to share a quick trailer before you head to the theatre to see the actual film. The students brought great energy, costumes, and some mad jedi skills to the event.

In case you’re looking to create your own Star Wars trailer over the holidays, here were a couple blog posts on adding some Adobe CC magic to your next project.

    Special thanks to faculty who joined us on the day (hoping not to leave anyone out): Cole Bennett, Dena Counts, Brad Crisp, Cherisse Flanagan Houston Heflin, David Kneip, Andy Little, Steven Moore, Jason Morris, Laura and Mark Phillips, Brent Reeves, Tracy Shilcutt, Jessica Smith, and Jeanine Varner.

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    Episode Xmas is TODAY! Take a study break at a galaxy far far away hosted by the Learning Studio. Prove your Jedi skills by taking the 2 minute Star Wars Final Exam for a chance to win prizes. And sign up to challenge your friends/faculty to a lightsaber duel on green screen.
    May the Force be with you!

     

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    Also, be sure to take a selfie with Han & Leia and share on Twitter (@learningstudio) or Facebook (aculearningstudio) with #episodexmas

     

    Green Screen Action with Premiere Pro CC

    In preparation for the next chapter in the Star Wars saga, we’re thinking about ways to combine the power of Adobe Creative Cloud with some Jedi mojo to awaken your creative force.

    The visual effects behind the first Star Wars films were a galaxy far, far away from the digital tools available on any laptop or phone today. But the effects wizards at Lucasfilm have been using green/blue screen effects from the beginning.

     

    You probably know we’ve been checking out portable green screens for some time (LS Unboxed video https://vimeo.com/60284641 ), but this spring trained students and faculty will now have access to the full green-screen studio upstairs in the Learning Studio. Take some time over the break to learn how easy it is to use the built-in green screen tools available in Premiere Pro CC by following the link below.

    Adobe CC Green Screen Workflow 

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    Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter (@learningstudio) or Facebook (aculearningstudio) and share your best Star Wars Christmas puns to #episodexmas for a chance to win a Jedi prize!

    “Luke, I am your Proctor”

    Star Wars Practice Exams are here & at the Learning Studio front desk to help you prepare for the Star Wars Final Exam on Monday for the Episode Xmas Grand Prize Win!!!!

    STAR WARS – Practice Test

    Lightsaber Magic with After Effects CC

    In preparation for the next chapter in the Star Wars saga, we’re thinking about ways to combine the power of Adobe Creative Cloud with some Jedi mojo to awaken your creative force.
    On Dead Day our #EpisodeXmas event will bring lightsabers into the library for the first time. The lightsaber is the perfect tool for an aspiring Adobe Master, “not as clumsy as a blaster… an elegant weapon for a more civilized age.”

     

    So if you plan on dropping by the Learning Studio to film an epic lightsaber showdown with your roommate, don’t stop there. This Lynda tutorial will teach you how to make your lightsaber glow in After Effects–an essential ingredient for turning a $5 kid’s toy into a magical futuristic weapon.

    Video Copilot Lightsaber Presets for AfterEffects CC

    Save the Galaxy with Photoshop CC

    In preparation for the next chapter in the Star Wars saga, we’re thinking about ways to combine the power of Adobe Creative Cloud with some Jedi mojo to awaken your creative force.

    Young Padawan, in order to become an Adobe master, it’s not enough simply to download Photoshop (available for free HERE). You might begin over the break by creating your own Star Wars hologram.

    Not sure where to start, “help us Lynda.com, you’re our only hope”. Here’s a quick tutorial.

    Lynda.com – Creating a Star Wars Hologram Effect

    Hologram

    If you’d like to dive into Photoshop over the break, Mike Wiggins introduces the basics in our first Adobe Boot Camp.

    Photoshop Boot Camp with Mike Wiggins

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    Follow us on Twitter (@learningstudio) or Facebook (aculearningstudio) to see some of the best of Star Wars at ACU this week.