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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lynda Weinman is inducted into the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame
Lynda Weinman, co-founder of lynda.com, was honored recently by Women in Technology International (WITI). Lynda was inducted into the organization’s Hall of Fame during its Women Powering Technology Summit in San Jose.
“She is not only a pioneering woman in technology, and co-creator of a technology-based empire,” said WITI Hall of Fame manager Peggy Kilburn. “She’s a woman of integrity who makes a positive difference in the world. She shares her successes and helps others who are striving and struggling to succeed.”
Watch Lynda’s WITI Hall of Fame talk for insight into her early influences, the creation of the Online Training Library®, and the ways in which technology is re-inventing education.