So you want to do something and you need to learn how. Where do you turn? Depending on what you want to do you could turn to YouTube or Vimeo for video tutorials. For Adobe After Effects we turn to Video Co-Pilot, more about VCP on another tip. This tip is about Lynda.com, a site that has thousands of training courses. Previously available only by subscription, Lynda.com has recently become more accessible through collaboration with public libraries. (Check with your local library)
These Connecticut libraries and colleges have established Lynda.com accounts:
Now owned by Linkedin, Lynda.com has tutorials for featured Learning Lab Adobe CC programs; Premiere Pro, Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash, After Effects and Avid Pro Tools.
A cool feature of the video presentations is the updating text below the video, so you can chose to watch the presenter or follow along with the text. Must be my PBS Kids DNA, seeing the words is comforting. Even cooler and a huge timesaver is the feature that allows you to click on a word in the updating text and the video will jump forward to that point. If you need the explanation again, no need to raise your hand, who would see you anyway, the teacher is a recording, just move your mouse back to the section you want to hear again and click.
JMA/CPBN Learning Lab student, Cyncere Preston, wanted to know more about Adobe Premiere, “They [Lynda.com] gave you all the materials so you could just download them and follow along. It was very informative. The videos were very step by step and they were simple to follow, I liked it, I would do it again.”
This post appears in a media resource blog written by Paul Pfeffer, Director of Education. Visit Get Smarter Quicker for more media tips.