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By Chelsea Adams | Tuesday, May 15, 2012

lynda.com featured in Three Models of Distance Learning article from sbomagazine.com

A recent article on sbomagazine.com, the web site for School Band & Orchestra magazine, featured lynda.com in an article on distance learning, and the role technology plays in education today. The article begins by stating that “technology is changing how we deliver education,” and continues to identify and discuss three models for technology-based distance learning. Read the whole article, Distance Learning: Music Technology Courses & Workshops, at www.sbomagazine.com.

By Chelsea Adams | Monday, May 07, 2012

He won Pro Tools 10, and you could win the Adobe CS6 Master Collection

In February 2012 we offered our lynda.com members, and blog followers, a chance to win a copy of Avid Pro Tools 10. Please join me in extending a big congratulations to David Carel, the lucky man who took home the prize.

Dave Carel holding the copy of Avid Pro Tools 10 he won from lynda.com.

Feeling inspired to win? Now through June 3, 2012, lynda.com will be giving away a copy of the Adobe Creative Suite 6 Master Collection. Just like us on Facebook, and join our mailing list for a chance to win the CS6 Master collection which includes Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash Professional, Premier Pro, After Effects, plus eight more. Enter here!

Suggested courses to watch next:Photoshop CS6 for PhotographersIllustrator CS6 New FeaturesAfter Effects CS6 New FeaturesPremiere Pro CS6 New Features

By Chelsea Adams | Friday, April 27, 2012

lynda.com author Diana Weynand to speak at Apple Store, SoHo, April 28, 2012

On Saturday April 28, 2012 lynda.com author Diana Weynand will be appearing at the Apple Store, SoHo, to offer her insights on the art of using Final Cut Pro X to tell stories. Weynand’s discussion is part of the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival, which runs from April 20-28 and features a variety of free events and workshops focused on helping aspiring and vetern filmmakers improve their skills, and expand their promotional power.

To learn more about Diane Weynand and her thoughts on storytelling with Final Cut Pro, check out her full course,Effective Storytelling with Final Cut Pro X on lynda.com. For more information about the Apple Store, SoHo, Tribeca Film Festival activities, including a complete calendar of workshops, visit www.apple.com/retail/tribeca.

By Chelsea Adams | Saturday, March 17, 2012

Announcing lyndaEnterprise multi-user solution

LyndaEnterprise multi-user experience

Recently lynda.com released lyndaEnterprise, the newest lynda.com multi-user solution. lyndaEnterprise is an opportunity for any kind of company, whether you need to help designers keep their skills sharp, or your focus is more on smooth software transitions.

With lyndaEnterprise, employees quickly set up their own accounts from the company’s network without any setup administration. Members then get unlimited access to lynda.com anytime, anywhere, on PCs, Macs, tablets, and smartphones.

Intended for both beginners and experienced veterans, lyndaEnterprise allows employees to choose what to learn, set their own pace, and track their usage with course-tracking reports (which are available company-wide as well as individually).

If you’re interested in lyndaEnterprise or any of our multi-user products, use the Contact Us form on the lyndaEnterprise homepage to reach a Sales representative.

By Chelsea Adams | Tuesday, February 14, 2012

lynda.com welcomes a private interview with journalist Kathryn Schulz

This year lynda.com is the proud season sponsor of UCSB’s Arts & Lectures series, and we were privileged to have one of their lecturers, Kathryn Schulz, participate in a personal interview at our facility before her public appearance through the UCSB program.

Ms. Schulz is an award-winning journalist whose freelance magazine work has appeared in such publications as The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, and The Nation. As an international journalist, Schulz has explored Japan, the Middle East, and both Central and South America, and was awarded a Pew Fellowship in International Journalism in 2004.

During her interview with lynda.com co-founder Lynda Weinman, Schulz discusses why humans are so obsessed with being right, the relationship between wrongness and the creative process, and what her goals were when she sat down to write her book, Being Wrong—Adventures in the Margin of Error.

For more information about Kathryn Schulz’s philosophy, or to purchase her book, please visit beingwrongbook.com.

Suggested courses to watch next:Ed Emberley, Children’s Book IllustratorRichard Koci Hernandez, Multimedia JournalistMark Mothersbaugh, Music ComposerBig Spaceship, Digital Creative AgencyTroika’s ABC Brand Campaign: Start to Finish

By Chelsea Adams | Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy holidays from lynda.com!

lynda.com holiday greeting 2011

By Chelsea Adams | Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Using After Effects’ render queue to be more efficient

At the end of a long day of bending pixels, it is a really satisfying feeling to hit the start button on a long stack of renders in After Effects. As an example, this link shows a screen grab of a render queue I set up on a project. Long render queues like this are not at all uncommon. In my example there are 48 separate render queue entries, but I’m actually rendering out something like 100 different elements. That’s because each render queue item can generate many different outputs. This is a really efficient way to do things, and anyone who’s taken one of my classes will tell you that I’m all about being efficient.

In this edition of Design In Motion, we’re going to explore some ways to be more efficient and do more with less in the After Effects render queue. When we’re done, take a look at the After Effects CS5 Essential Training series by Chad Perkins for more great ways to work with this powerful animation tool.

Interested in more? • The full Design in Motion series on lynda.com • All 3D + animation courses on lynda.com • All After Effects courses on lynda.com

Suggested courses to watch next:After Effects CS5 Essential TrainingAfter Effects CS5.5 New FeaturesAfter Effects CS4: Apprentice’s Guide to Key FeaturesCINEMA 4D: Rendering Motion Graphics for After EffectsAfter Effects CS4 Beyond the Basics

By Chelsea Adams | Friday, November 04, 2011

Make a custom photo book for the holidays with Blurb

Looking for a holiday gift with a personal touch? Three new courses—and a special discount offer—can help you create one-of-a-kind holiday gifts using Blurb.

Start your creative process moving with our new course,Creating Photo Books with Blurb, or dive right into creating a family heirloom full of vintage photos that you’ve scanned and restored by viewingScanning for Photography, Art, and Design with Taz Tally, and Photo Restoration with Photoshopwith Janine Smith.

The best part: through November 30 lynda.com members get a 20-percent discount* on all Blurb orders! Just use the promotional code LYNDA22 at checkout.

Happy learning—and happy holidays!

*Offer expires November 30, 2011 at 11:59 PM local time. Enter promo code LYNDA22 at checkout. A 20 percent discount will be applied towards your order at checkout (maximum discount is USD $200.00, GBP £100.00, EUR €160,00, CAD $210.00, or AUD $180.00 off product totals). This offer is good for one-time use and cannot be combined with other promotional codes, volume discounts, gift cards, or used for adjustments on previous orders.

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