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[29 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]

If you work with editing movies or audio you may find these websites to be very helpful.

FreeSound.org - According to the site, FreeSound is a “collaborative database of Creative Commons Licensed sounds. Browse, download and share sounds.”

This website has a huge database of effects.

CCMixter.org - ccMixter is a community music site featuring remixes licensed under Creative Commons where you can listen to, sample, mash-up, or interact with music in whatever way you want.

Dig.CCMixter.org - If you’re looking for music for a video, a game or even a podcast check out this data base of music created specifically for this site.

 

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[21 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]

 

Aliza Miller's Google Doodle - The Flight of a Lifetime

Aliza Miller’s Google Doodle – The Flight of a Lifetime

Aliza Miller sketched a drawing on paper that she needed colorized and digitized. This sketch was then entered in a contest by Google to be display as “Google Doodle” on their search page. She came to the Digital Media Lab for hours upon hours and used the Intous5 large drawing tablet and Adobe Photoshop to create the wonderful piece of art you see above. Sadly, her piece was not selected by Google, however you can still enjoy it by stopping by the Digital Media Lab to see a large poster version of it. We think she has a lot to be proud of and has a great talent!

A word to the wise, if Aliza came in now we would recommend using the new and awesome Cintiq 13hd.

Have you created anything in the Digital Media Lab you would like to share, let us know!

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[2 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]

oldies dancingMr. Warren  Posternack came to the Library because he had video footage he wanted to use to promote his Chicago Oldies DJ service for senior centers.

With the help of of our Patron Technology Assistants and a few classes on the basics of producing a movie with iMovie he was ready to rock!  Warren writes, “…the way your staff helped, was through guidance, explanation, and showing me what had to be done, to finish my project.”

The Chicago Oldies DJ website is currently under construction and these videos are being shared via DVD so, sadly, I can not embed them.  But know that these seniors invented Rock and Roll and have the moves to prove it.

 

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[29 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]
jp praise break

Justin Peters in the Digital Media Lab rocking out

Justin Peters is a very regular user of the Digital Media Lab.  He uses the space to create exuberant  Christian Praise Music.  The particular software he uses is Garageband (but insider information says he is planning on learning Logic in the near future) and our piano  keyboard to write, record, and produce his music.

Check out the embedded video/song below and his other work.

 

Click here to view the embedded video.

By the way, the image was also taken in the Digital Media Lab and it features the piano keyboard and Yeti Microphone.

 

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[19 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]

onegustCheck out  OneGust.

Linda Engelbrecht Sorin, the creator of the blog, writes about, well, anything that interests her.  On her More info page she writes, about the inspiration for the title of the website, “The name “onegust” is sparked by the idea that most of life’s important awakenings appear in a single moment. Like a sudden, swirling gust of wind, a realization blows through your mind, and life takes on a new flavor from that point on. Inspired by the Radiohead song “Backdrifts (Honeymoon is Over)”.”

Linda began learning the basics of WordPress.com (the relatively simple website design platform) for OneGust from a hands-on group class here at the Library.  She also took advantage of the Library’s Book-a-Librarian program for individual assistance on tweaking aspects of the blog.  We are proud to have helped get her excellent project off the ground.

Do you have an idea that needs a website and would like a helping hand? Schedule a Book-a-Librarian appointment!

 

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[18 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]

Did you know that we have group and 1 on 1 classes in Audio Production?

And that we have a sweet guitar that you can use in our Digital Media Media Lab? Aliza does! And here she is putting that knowledge to great use.

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[13 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]

Eternal Piece was submitted by Jason Manguba. It won 1st place in the Non-feature Adult section.  Watch it andbe prepared for the room to get very dusty.

Click here to view the embedded video.

To watch other Skokie in Motion submissions go to bit.ly/skokieinmotion.

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[6 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]

Geri MartinezDigital Media Lab volunteer and summer instructor Geri Martinez created this awesome photo using the Photomerge tool in Photoshop. This tool allows you to take multiple shots of the same place and quickly and easily blend them all together. For this photo, Geri took three shots of her young assistant standing in a different place each time, ran the photos through Photomerge and presto! She’s combined several photos into one continuous image.

For a more detailed look at how to use the Photomerge tool in Photoshop check out this post by Roy or give us a call to sign up for a one on one appointment with Geri or one of our other talented Digital Media Lab instructors. And be sure to stop by the Created Content wall by the Digital Media Lab to see Geri’s photo and other pieces that were created in the Digital Media Lab.

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[6 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]

Titus Song was directed by Natalia Osias, produced by Chris Berndt and the director of photography was Jason De Leon.  This music video is a love song by singer/songwriter and recent inductee to the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame Liz Mandeville.  This is one of my favorite films submitted, it has everything: great blues and a cute dog.

Click here to view the embedded video.

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[26 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]

This Skokie in Motion film was produced by novice film director Hwa-Han Hsing.  For three years he took photos out of his front door, in this film he puts them together and adds music.  Mr. Hsing learned how to make this video through taking classes right here at the Skokie Public Library!

Enjoy!

Click here to view the embedded video.