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 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.
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.
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.
Published by Greg Chow | Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
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.
Published by Greg Chow | Thursday, October 27th, 2011
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.
Published by Greg Chow | Friday, October 7th, 2011
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.
Published by Greg Chow | Thursday, July 21st, 2011
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.