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The making of Times Square: LIVE! with Bert Monroy

Published by | Friday, September 30th, 2011

Don’t miss this opportunity to see Bert Monroy— author, teacher, and a preeminent pioneer of digital art—at a live one-day seminar about the making of his spectacular digital painting masterpiece, Times Square. Bert will be demonstrating the tools and techniques used to make the 5-by-25-foot digital illustration of New York’s Times Square. The 6.5-gigabyte image was built pixel by pixel, using more than 750,000 Photoshop layers, over more than four years.

Locations and dates
Los Angeles, October 21
New York, November 3
Chicago, November 17

Special savings for members
Use priority code TMOTSLYN and save $10 off the seminar fee when you register.

Go to Bert’s web site to learn more information and to register for these events.

Watch Lynda’s interview with Bert about the event:

Learn more about Times Square and Bert Monroy on

•  Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The People
•  Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The Techniques
•  Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The Tools
•  Bert Monroy, Digital Painter and Illustrator

Bring your friends! Bert does not travel much or often, and he’s a great teacher and inspirational speaker.

REGISTER by September 30 and save a total of $60 with this discount plus Early Bird pricing!

Free screening of Stefan G. Bucher Creative Inspirations documentary

Published by | Thursday, July 21st, 2011

On Thursday, July 28, join and Art Center College of Design as we present a screening of the new film from the Creative Inspirations series, Stefan G. Bucher, Designer, Illustrator, and Writer. Follow Stefan from his first illustrations, through Art Center College of Design, Portland agency Wieden+Kennedy, Madonna’s Maverick Records, and finally his own company, 344 Design. If you’re in the Pasadena, CA area, it’s a great opportunity to check out our latest documentary on the big screen, meet other members, and attend a Q&A with Stefan Bucher.

Admission is free, as space permits.

Event details:

Stefan G. Bucher, Designer, Illustrator, and Writer
Art Center College of Design, Hillside Campus, Pasadena
Ahmanson Auditorium

Thursday, July 28

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Screening
8:00 – 8:30 p.m. Q&A with Stefan

RSVP to by July 25.

We hope to see you there!


Doyald Young documentary selected for London film festival

Published by | Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Doyald at his drafting table.

We’re very pleased to announce that one of our Creative Inspirations documentaries has again been accepted into a major film festival. Doyald Young, Logotype Designer has been selected to screen at the Open City London Documentary Film Festival on June 17, at 1:30 p.m. BST.

The documentary team at is honored by the recognition that our films have received, and we’ll continue to strive to deliver excellent, compelling and inspiring stories.

Live with Lynda webinar on Thursday, May 26

Published by | Thursday, May 26th, 2011

The next installment of the Live with Lynda webinar series takes place today at noon, PDT. Presented in collaboration with the New Media Consortium, this edition will feature co-founder Lynda Weinman interviewing journalism teacher Esther Wojcicki. Wojcicki, along with several of her students, will be discussing her innovative methods for teaching journalism at Palo Alto High School.

Topics to be covered include (from the web site):

  • Motivation to teach
  • Her unique program at Palo Alto High School
  • The value of project-based teaching
  • Relinquishment of power and control by teachers
  • Creating a relationship of trust with students
  • The difficulties of teaching in a bureaucratic system – overcoming the odds

For more info on Wojcikci (who apparently goes by ‘the WOJ’) and the webinar, check out the Connect@NMC/Live with Lynda page.

Live with Lynda webinar
The Adaptive Classroom: A Conversation with Esther Wojcicki
Thursday, May 26 2011
12:00 pm PDT

Access the webinar in the NMC Connect Adobe Seminar Room


Live with Lynda webinar this Friday, April 29

Published by | Thursday, April 28th, 2011

The next installment of Live with Lynda, our new webinar series presented in collaboration with the New Media Consortium, is this Friday, April 29. Laurie Burruss will be talking with instructional designer and educational technologist (and author) Chris Mattia about Moodle, the LMS and CMS tool that allows educators to interact with students outside the classroom and manage a course from anywhere.

A short description about the webinar, from the website:

In this seminar, Chris Mattia will explain how the Art Center College of Design integrated a site license into their campus Moodle system. Topics that he will cover include: how to ensure a seamless integration, reducing barriers to entry for faculty, Moodle modifications to ease faculty adoption of for enhancing teaching and learning, and Moodle as a foundation for a custom campus portal. Plus, a sneak peek at the new features of Moodle 2.0.

Live with Lynda webinar: Chris Mattia on Moodle LMS Integration with the Online Training Library®
Friday, April 29, 2011
10:00 am PDT

Access the webinar in the NMC Connect Adobe Seminar Room

Young Love: a tribute to Doyald Young this Sunday

Published by | Friday, April 8th, 2011

A celebration of the life and work of Doyald Young will be held this Sunday, April 10th, from 1:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

It starts from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. with an afternoon of workshops. Prominent designers and Art Center instructors will show how to draw beautiful curves and letterforms. Join Jill Bell, Stefan G. Bucher, Nils Lindstrom, Ramone Muñoz, Chesley Nassaney, and Bumsuk Lim for a series of hands-on workshops creating luscious curves as an homage to Doyald.

From 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., Doyald’s friends, colleagues, and students will gather in the student cafeteria for an exhibition and reception.

From 6:15 to 8:00 p.m. in the Ahmanson Auditorium, there will be a screening of the documentary, Doyald Young, Logotype Designer. After the lights come up, Doyald’s friends and colleagues will share a few of their favorite memories.

RSVP to the event by emailing Please indicate whether you’ll be attending the workshops, reception, or both. Check for updates to the workshop schedule, descriptions and preparation here.

In honor of this wonderful man, we’d like to share a tribute we created that showcases the work that he loved so much, set to a clarinet duet:

Lynda interviews Mad Men creator, Matthew Weiner, February 13

Published by | Friday, February 11th, 2011

If you are in the Santa Barbara area, join us on Sunday February 13, 2010 at the Granada Theater to attend an interview with Lynda Weinman and Matthew Weiner, creator of the hit TV show Mad Men. Since its debut in 2007, Mad Men has not only reinvigorated 1960’s retro with its uncanny historical accuracy and flawless visual style, but has also garnered three consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama Series, three Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Drama Series, and a myriad of other honors. Culture-watchers love its complex storylines that reveal American life on the cusp of enormous social change. Strike a pose for our fashion photographers and show off your glamorous 1950s -1960s cocktail attire, and enjoy a dynamic discussion with one of the maddest men in television.

Location: The Granada, 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Date: Sunday, February 13, 2011
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $28 for the general public; $16 for UCSB students. Tickets available through the University of California, Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures site, and benefits UCSB Arts and Lectures.

2011 SBIFF Director’s Panel: Directors On Directing

Published by | Thursday, February 10th, 2011

The last, and arguably most important panel of the festival’s second weekend, was the 2011 SBIFF Director’s Panel: Directors On Directing. I don’t know if it was because I arrived early or because I work with, but I found myself sitting in the front row. Quite a view.

Moderator Peter Bart from Variety started out with an observation that unlike in previous years, most all of this year’s Oscar nominated films were low budget films, except Pixar’s Toy Story 3, which costs $200 million. Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan was among the highest budgets at a relatively paltry $13 million. Debra Granik’s Winter’s Bone was a slim $2 million and even David O. Russell’s The Fighter weighed in at only $11 million. The directors described how not having money to throw at problems required innovative creative storytelling techniques and in many ways, made the films better.

Since this troupe of directors have been tied together doing the Oscar circuit of award ceremonies and interviews, they talked about how this effects their work and the camaraderie they’ve developed. Their overwhelming desire was to get back to work as soon as possible. In the meantime, they joked about acceptance speeches, not sounding glib, and thanking the people most important to them.

This panel includes:
Darren Aronofsky – Black Swan
Charles Ferguson – Inside Job
Debra Granik – Winter’s Bone
Tom Hooper – The King’s Speech
David O. Russell – The Fighter
Lee Unkrick – Toy Story 3