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By Chelsea Adams | Thursday, June 14, 2012

Photoshop.com on Adobe + lynda.com exclusive car photo shoot

The last week of May 2012, lynda.com cleared out a Salvation Army warehouse, set up some lighting, pulled up some cool cars (including a Mercedes SLS, a BMW 135M, and an Aprilia motorcycle) and invited 130-plus employees and friends from lynda.com and Adobe to spend the day photographing cars, and learning about Adobe Photoshop CS6.

A recent blog from Photoshop.com shares a brief recap of the event experience from Adobe’s perspective.

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 David Niles White | Saturday, February 04, 2012

2012 Santa Barbara International Film Festival womens’ panel

As the presenting sponsor of the 27th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival, lynda.com is once again pleased to open the door to four entertainment-industry panels that feature some of Hollywood’s top talent from the world of producers, directors, and screenwriters. Panelist are carefully chosen during the awards season and include many you’ll see on the Golden Globes®, Emmys®, and Oscars®.

Moderated by Madelyn Hammond from Madelyn Hammond & Associates, the Creative Forces: Women in the Business panel features five female filmmakers whose talents range from animation to independent films. Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Picture Paris) talks about her short film written by husband/writer Brad Hall and her journey to the other side of the camera as producer. Dede Gardner tells us why Fox Searchlight chose not to include images of star Brad Pitt while promoting Tree of Life. Mellisa Cobb (Kung Fu Panda 2) talks about the organic process of producing an animated feature that allows an ongoing evolution of the story during production. Denise Ream (Cars 2) shares her journey in feature animation though the creative juggernaught that is Pixar Animation. And Leslie Urdang (Beginners) talks about the experiences of working with legendary actor Christopher Plummer who was presented with the Modern Master award at this year’s festival.

For more information about the 2012 Santa Barbara International Film Festival visit Sbiff.org.

Leslie Urdang (producer, Beginners) speaks about distribution opportunities for indy films.

Denise Ream (Producer, Cars 2) talks about collaborating with John Lassiter and 40 car companies.

Dede Gardner (producer, Tree of Life) on promoting the movie without using Brad Pitt’s face.

Interested in more? • All of the 2012 Santa Barbara International Film Festival women’s panel coverage on lynda.com • All lynda.com documentaries

Suggested courses to watch next:2011 SBIFF Director’s Panel: Directors On Directing2011 SBIFF Producer’s Panel: Movers and Shakers2011 SBIFF Writer’s Panel: It Starts with the Script2011 SBIFF Women’s Panel: Creative Forces: Women in the Business

By David Niles White | Saturday, February 04, 2012

2012 Santa Barbara International Film Festival screenwriters’ panel

As the presenting sponsor of the 27th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival, lynda.com is once again pleased to open the door to four entertainment industry panels that feature some of Hollywood’s top talent from the world of producers, directors, and screenwriters. Panelist are carefully chosen during the awards season and include many you’ll see at the Golden Globes®, Emmys®, and Oscars®.

Moderated by Anne Thompson from indieWIRE, the It Starts with the Script panelists talk about the development of their films, their research before sitting down at the keyboard, the evolution of the script, and finally, getting it to the screen. What’s clear is that there’s no formula, no easy path, and no shortcuts. The writers candidly reveal the obstacles each overcame on the way to seeing their vision realized and discuss how “write what you know” ultimately became their life’s mantra while they worked on their screenplays. The anecdotes range from stories of inspiring life experience, to the process of transforming a book into a film. Panelists include Mike Mills (Beginners), Will Riser (50/50), Jim Rash (The Decedents), Tate Taylor (The Help), and J.C. Handler (Margin Call).

For more information on the 2012 Santa Barbara International Film Festival screenwriters’ panel visit Sbiff.org

Will Riser (writer, 50/50) shares the common elements of his life story and the film.

Tate Taylor (writer, The Help) tells how he responded to the studios once they discover he owned the screen rights to The Help.

Mike Mills (writer, Beginners) wrestles with moving between past and present day in the script.

Interested in more? • All of the 2012 Santa Barbara International Film Festival screenwriters’ panel coverage on lynda.com • All lynda.com documentaries

Suggested courses to watch next:2011 SBIFF Director’s Panel: Directors On Directing2011 SBIFF Producer’s Panel: Movers and Shakers2011 SBIFF Writer’s Panel: It Starts with the Script2011 SBIFF Women’s Panel: Creative Forces: Women in the Business

By Greg Chow | Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Lynda Weinman talks to Big Think about building a business

On a recent trip to New York City, lynda.com co-founder Lynda Weinman stopped by the studios of Big Think, an online forum where top experts explore the ideas and core skills defining the 21st century. Lynda spoke about the start of lynda.com, her business-building philosophy, and the value of sustainability over market share.

Lynda’s interview joins Big Think archives that include interviews with Peter Rojas, co-founder of Engadget, Paola Antonelli, MoMA curator for architecture and design, and Emmy-award winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, to name just a few.

Check out the features, “Better Than Free: How to Make a Pay Wall Pay,” and “You Don’t Need an MBA to Invent a New Business Model” at bigthink.com, and a few behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot below.

By Greg Chow | Thursday, October 27, 2011

Lynda Weinman chats with founder of Khan Academy

Khan Academy founder Salman Khan was recently in Santa Barbara to speak at the UCSB Arts & Lectures program, and before his public lecture, he spoke with lynda.com co-founder Lynda Weinman about his thoughts on teachers, Khan Academy’s impact on education, and his future plans. Read the full interview at the Santa Barbara Independent.

By Greg Chow | Friday, October 07, 2011

Lynda Weinman interviews TOMS Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie

lynda.com co-founder Lynda Weinman recently interviewed TOMS Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie, who spoke in Santa Barbara in October as part of  Innovation Matters, a new series in the UCSB Arts & Lectures program. Read the full interview at the Santa Barbara Independent.

By Greg Chow | Thursday, July 21, 2011

Photography at lynda.com profiled at The Online Photographer

Mike Johnson talks about his personal experience with lynda.com, and his feelings on our growing collection of photography courses that focus on techniques rather than software. Read the full story at The Online Photographer.

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