Introducing Audition

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Introducing Audition

Audition offers a wide range of possibilities for the advanced user and beginner alike. In the following videos, John Mark Lapham helps newcomers kick the tires by creating a simple piece of audio from typical types of sound clips that represent a typical audio project.

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John Mark Lapham

Media Production Specialist, Learning Studio

System Requirements

Before you begin, make sure your computer can run Audition.

TUTORIAL #1

Working with Sound Clips

In this first lesson, we’ll be taking a look at audio waveforms and learning basic editing tools like cutting, fading and setting levels to prepare for your digital project.

Download the tutorial project files to follow along during Tutorials 1 and 2.

TUTORIAL #2

 

Building a First Mix

In the second lesson, we’ll build our digital project using the sounds we prepared in the first lesson. Lastly, we’ll export our final audio mix that you can then add to a video project or share as a podcast.

Lost at Sea

Thanks to Dan McGregor in Art & Design for letting us build this skills challenge around his digital story “Lost at Sea.” His original illustrations work with the carefully chosen music and sound effects to set the tone for his memory of an afternoon painting with students.

Here’s the original so you can see how all the pieces fit together.

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Audition CC Essential Training

A quick introduction to key features of audio editing from importing and cleaning up clips to mixing your own multi-track projects.

Audio for Video Production

This Lynda.com course introduces the basics of audio on a film project, including bringing source files into Audition for clean up and effects.

Introducing Premiere Pro

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Introducing Premiere Pro

Premiere Pro offers a wide range of possibilities for the advanced user and beginner alike. In the following videos, Mathew Bardwell helps newcomers kick the tires by creating a simple video with basic techniques that will come in handy in any video project.

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Mathew Bardwell

Media Production Specialist, Learning Studio

System Requirements

Before you begin, make sure your computer can run Premiere Pro.

TUTORIAL #1

Building Your First Cut

In this lesson, you’ll learn to edit footage, add supporting clips (or B-roll), and export your rough cut for review.

Download the tutorial project files to follow along during Tutorials 1 and 2.

TUTORIAL #2

 

Working With Sound

In the second lesson, you’ll learn how to view audio waveforms and edit the audio portions of your project. You’ll also add music and a lower-third graphic to identify your interview subject. And finally, you’ll export your final video file to share with the world.

Skills Challenge

Using the project files found below, practice the skills you just learned. Edit portions of the included interview footage together to form a cohesive short segment. Then, add some supporting B-roll footage over the interview to add visual interest. Finally, try adding a music bed underneath the interview, and a lower third to identify the speaker.

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Premiere Pro CC Essential Training

A fast-track approach that breaks down the entire import-to-output process into eight quick steps—ideal as an overview for new editors.

Introduction to Video Dialogue Editing

This Lynda.com course explores the history of dialogue in film and introduces a workflow for effective editing of dialogue-based scenes.

Introducing Photoshop

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Introducing Photoshop

Photoshop is by far the most popular and powerful photo editing software on the market, but if you’re just encountering it for the first time, it can seem pretty daunting. Mike Wiggins guides first-time users through this complex program in a way that anyone can follow with no prior experience. By the end of this course, you’ll have the resources you need to find your way around and perform basic editing techniques on photos and simple design projects.

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Mike Wiggins

Professor, Art & Design

Mike Wiggins is a professional graphic designer and chair of the Art and Design department at Abilene Christian University.

TUTORIAL #1

Manipulating Your Image

In this lesson, you’ll learn to work with layers in Photoshop and manipulate images using the Hue/Saturation dialog. You’ll also selectively blur parts of your image with the Gaussian Blur effect and Photoshop’s Eraser Tool. Last, you’ll create a simple vignette with the Brush Tool.

Watch the video above, then download the Photoshop file.

Skills Challenge #1

Complete the following challenge to apply the skills you’ve just learned in a project.

Time: 10-15 minutes

TUTORIAL #2

 

Working With Text

In the second lesson, you’ll learn to work with Photoshop’s Type Tool to create text and adjust its font, color and opacity. You’ll also learn an easy way to create and manipulate blocks of color in your Photoshop image.

Watch the video above, then download the Photoshop file.

Skills Challenge #2

Complete the following challenge to apply the skills you’ve just learned in a project.

Time: 10-15 minutes

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Introducing Photoshop: Photography

Let Lynda.com pick up where Mike leaves off to help you build skills in cropping, resizing and other common techniques for photographers.

Introducing Photoshop: Design

This Lynda course builds on your new skills by adding new ways to select and format your images as well as new concepts like masking.