Adobe Bootcamp

3/12/2020: Adobe Bootcamp has been postponed! Stay tuned for additional opportunities.

Calling all faculty, staff and students. Join us for three whole days of Adobe Bootcamp. Whip your creativity and technical skills into shape as you learn the basics of InDesign, Illustrator, shooting video with your smartphone, and editing basics with Premiere Rush or Premiere Pro. Kick it all off with Terence Oliver from the School of Journalism, UNC Chapel Hill as he talks about Communicating Complex Information Simply.

Space is limited to 24 participants for each session!

Contact Brianna Derr at derrbh@wfu.edu for questions.

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Dates: March 18-20, 2020

Where: Wakerspace

Time(s): 1-3PM or 3-5PM

Keynote
Wednesday, March 18 at 12:00pm

Communicating Complex Information Simply
Story+Tools+Strategy=Impact

With so many distractions, communicating your research and messages clearly to an audience is vitally important. The good news is that communication techniques have become so accessible and so powerful, that almost anyone can utilize these tools and strategies to connect with impact. Ultimately, communication is about connection. If you don’t connect, you don’t communicate! Let’s talk about it.

Terence Oliver headshotTerence Oliver is an award-winning motion graphics producer and the Reese Felts Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Hussman School of Journalism and Media. In addition to developing the first motion graphics journalism college courses in the U.S., Prof. Oliver has won more than 50 industry awards for his creative work and played key roles in two Pulitzer Prize-winning projects: the Question of Color series at the Akron Beacon Journal, and the Hurricane Andrew series at the Miami Herald. Outside of the classroom, Prof. Oliver leads Simply Told Design, an innovative motion graphics production company, and has worked with clients such as Fidelity, AT&T, and the Grammy Music Foundation. He strives to positively impact the lives of each of his students, and lives by the mantra “To make a difference, be the difference.”

For course detail and to enroll, select your desired course(s) below. 

Session Information

InDesign
Two Sessions Offered: Wednesday, March 18 from 1:00-3:00pm and Thursday, March 19 from 3:00-5:00pm

Do you love Canva, but want more options in your creative process? Are you tired of trying to make beautiful things using Microsoft Word or PowerPoint? Join us for an interactive workshop where we’ll learn how to use InDesign to create basic flyers, posters, and publications. Attendees will learn the essentials of InDesign, including navigating the interface, placing text and graphics, managing colors, and exporting a final product. Open to all skill levels. Please come prepared for this workshop by downloading Adobe Creative Cloud software at www.software.wfu.edu. In addition to adding the Creative Cloud, please download InDesign prior to the workshop. If you need assistance, please visit The Bridge at ZSR Library

Elizabeth Dam-Regier headshotElizabeth is currently the Associate Director of Alumni Engagement in the School of Business. Before beginning her career in higher ed, Elizabeth was a publication designer and has contributed to more than 20 titles including Amnesty International, The Arizona Republic, The Creativity International Awards, and Momentum Mag. View Elizabeth’s publication work by visiting her portfolio at elizabethdam.com

Illustrator
Two Sessions Offered: Wednesday, March 18 from 3:00-5:00pm and Thursday, March 19 from 1:00-3:00pm

Illustrator is used to create vector-based graphics for logos, shapes, wordmarks, and patterns that are scalable. Attendees will learn to create, manipulate, and style different projects. We will cover navigating Illustrator’s tools and workspace, creating icons, exploring typography, and combining them all to make your own posters, invitations, and handouts. You will also learn how to export your artwork professionally and ways Illustrator compares with other Adobe Creative Cloud products. Open to all skill levels. Please come prepared for this workshop by downloading Adobe Creative Cloud software at www.software.wfu.edu. In addition to adding the Creative Cloud, please download Illustrator prior to the workshop. If you need assistance, please visit The Bridge at ZSR Library.

Emily Gregg headshotEmily is a Digital Media Developer with Information Systems at Wake Forest University. She is an accomplished graphic and web designer with over 12 years of experience in healthcare, non-profit, and higher education industries. She graduated from Meredith College with a Bachelors in Graphic Design. Visit emilygregg.com to view her work.

Adobe Rush and Premiere Pro
Two Sessions Offered: Offered Friday, March 20 - Adobe Rush from 1:00-3:00pm and Adobe Premiere Pro from 3:00-5:00pm

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to shoot video with your phone utilizing a variety of b-roll techniques. Taking that footage, you will construct a short video in either Adobe Premiere Rush or Adobe Premiere Pro editing program incorporating titles, transitions, and music. You will walk away with an understanding of shooting and editing techniques that will transition you from a novice to an intermediate film-maker.

Adobe Rush is a basic editing program designed for novice editors. (1pm-3pm)

Adobe Premiere Pro is an advanced professional editing program for intermediate to advanced editors. (3pm-5pm)

Please come prepared for this workshop by downloading Adobe Creative Cloud software at www.software.wfu.edu. In addition to adding the Creative Cloud, please download Adobe Rush and/or Premiere Pro prior to the workshop. If you need assistance, please visit The Bridge at ZSR Library.

Brianna is the Manager of Advanced Learning Projects for Information Systems, Academic Technology. She specializes in multimodal storytelling through various tools and technology and aims to spread awareness of the importance of multimodal storytelling in a digital age. To view Brianna’s video portfolio, please visit her Vimeo page.