This Month at Lynda.com
This month, Lynda.com offers new video shooting techniques, Google Calendar training, and more. Lynda.com also offers a variety of career-building lessons. Here are some highlights.
Join video producer, instructor, and former TV news reporter/videographer Jeff Sengstack as he presents practical tips on shooting video with shots and angles that support the story and make it more visually interesting. This course explains how to craft the story and plan your production and includes several still photography techniques that work well with video. The course also shows how to achieve shots such as sequences, matched action, reveal, trucking, and point of view, and reminds videographers to keep considering what the video editor will need to keep the story moving forward.
In this course, Google Apps trainer Susan Cline demonstrates how to use this web-based calendar to manage both your personal and professional schedules. The course shows how to invite attendees and assign resources for any event with the scheduling tool, and how to monitor attendee responses. Tutorials on setting up tasks and troubleshooting errors are also included.
Discover how to create an app-like experience for the Apple iPad with HTML, CSS, and jQuery. In this course, Chris Converse shows how to prepare web pages that can become web apps on the iPad. Discover how to create custom icons, startup screens, and create an immersive user experience--all with web standard technologies. Bypass Objective-C and the App Store altogether and create a unique experience that can be revised as quickly as you update your web site.
Dave Crenshaw's Invaluable series reveals how to build a career improvement plan by increasing personal productivity, pursuing different avenues for self-education, and setting up a documented standard of performance. This fifth and final installment of the series, Invaluable: Becoming a Leading Authority, teaches you to identify areas where you can become an authority, leader, and decision maker. Even if you don't think you're in the public eye, being recognized as an authority can dramatically improve your value within your company and the community beyond. This course demonstrates a clear, step-by-step process to becoming a system expert within a business and then shows you how to evaluate and increase your value through activities such as building a library, assembling an online network, and gaining personal publicity.
This installment in the lynda.com Creative Inspirations documentary series features Richard "Koci" Hernandez, a national Emmy® award-winning video and multimedia producer who is at the forefront of the next generation of journalism. Retracing his steps, Koci shares how he began his obsession with photography and his love of visual storytelling with a trip to the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite. Thirty years and three newspapers later, he finds himself teaching multimedia storytelling at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Koci is known for inventing techniques on the fly, often teaching himself new software just moments before completing a project and incorporating fresh ideas with stunning results. Koci readily learns as much from his students and blog readers as he teaches them, and openly shares with us his constant journey of discovery.
There's lots more like this at Lynda.com, so get exploring!