DIG00840 (300 Hours)
Multimedia Integrated Producer Designer
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This is the fourth and final section of the course… congratulations! YOU ARE ALMOST DONE! We will turn our focus to learning how to produce solid audio content with Adobe Audition, then move into the world of video production using Adobe Premiere Pro, and Adobe After Effects! These are programs built to empower video and audio creators like us to make engaging new types of content!
We are going to be aiming at two new certifications this section Visual Effects & Motion Graphics Using Adobe After Effects CC, as well as Digital Video Using Adobe Premiere Pro CC. For those of you who STILL haven’t gotten through your Visual Design Using Adobe Photoshop CC certification, you will get ONE LAST CHANCE during the next ten weeks… so REALLY buckle down!
During the next 10 weeks we will make Radio and TV Commercials for our chosen client, and delve into all sorts new media types and file creation in a blur of video, audio and animation work. Of course, your Final Portfolio will also be coming due for inspection… so there should also be a fair amount of rework during this section as well. Hold on tight, because it goes really quickly and there is a lot of new information to hold onto!
Week 1: Audio Mixing for Background Environments
Here we are, getting started on a whole new set of projects and jumping headlong into new media types. This week we will take a short but much needed break from our Branding projects and have a little fun. This week, we are going to be working on Design D1: Background Environment Sound Effects which should be a great introduction to Adobe Audition! We will need to set up a few accounts this week to give us places to both find and host our audio work, so without losing a beat… let’s jump into the week!
- Week 1 Checklist
- Create an account at FreeSound. You will use this place to download sound effects captured by the community to mix together for this weeks project, but it is also going to be a great resource for future projects. Make sure you get your account set up right away!
- Set up an account on SoundCloud. This place will allow us to upload our audio work, give it some nice cover art, and then embed it back on our portfolios. We will need this to be able to turn in our work at the end of the week, so get to it!
- Make sure you watch the Adobe Audition CC Essential Training course on LinkedIn Learning. This will provide you with all the basic information you need to import, edit and export audio files.
- Complete Design D1: Background Environment Sound Effects, get them hosted and embedded on your portfolio by the end of the week. This is a nice and easy project to start a new section with, but don’t get too comfortable with the light workload!
- Write a detailed Article about Audio Design work, the people who do the job, and what kinds of software they use to produce high quality sound effects and voice-overs. You would be surprised how many jobs there are out the for people who know how to capture and edit audio… so this is a great opportunity for you to start looking into them!
- Take Quiz D1: Introduction to Adobe Audition at the end of the week, after you present your work and email your projects to the Instructor. All of the questions from this weeks quiz were taken from information in the LinkedIn Learning lessons, so hopefully you were paying close attention!
Week 2: Turning our Pitch Deck into a Video
Now that we know a little more about Adobe Audition, let’s put it to good use for our clients. Remember a few weeks ago when we built up a sleek and pretty Pitch Deck Presentation for our clients to get investors? Well, it turns out that a number of potential investors all over the country couldn’t make it to the presentation. No problem, we will just convert it over! Design D2: The Pitch Deck Video & Voiceover project will make us use PowerPoint and Audition to voice over the entire pitch deck, and boil it down to a 5 minute (or less) video. Let’s do this!
- Week 2 Checklist
- If you do not have Microsoft PowerPoint already installed on your computer at home and you want to work on your project outside of our LAB, you can get a free trial directly from Microsoft.
- Make sure you watch both the Powerpoint: Audio & Video In Depth and Voice-Over for Video & Animation LinkedIn Learning videos. These videos are key to being able to get this project done on time, so don’t delay!
- Complete Design D2: The Pitch Deck Video & Voiceover, and get it up on YouTube. This way, you can embed the video on your portfolio and show off your work. Remember, if you set the video to “private”, no one will be able to see it… including the Instructor.
- Write a detailed Article about Multimedia Jobs including Project Managers, Creative Directors, Production Content Writers/Editors and Video Editors. Find local job posts and research them. Are these jobs you are interested in?
- Take Quiz D2: Audition & PowerPoint at the end of the week, after you have turned in all of your work to the Instructor. The questions for the quiz were all pulled right out of your LinkedIn Learning videos for the week, so here’s hoping you were paying attention!