Monday, August 11, 2008

Get your feet wet in animation, special f/x

LSUS Continuing Ed will offer a four-day introduction course on animation and visual effects. It's all part of the college's new Animation and Visual Effects Institute, which is being run by industry pro John Miralles.

This institute's a pretty big deal locally because it aims to broaden the skills of the local workforce. If you've got an interest in this stuff, sign up. Miralles will give you your money's worth.

COURSE: Animation & Visual Effects Introductory Course.
WHEN: Aug. 19-22 (Tuesday through Friday).
TIMES: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
COST: $129.
MORE INFO: (318) 798-4177, (800) 290-2378 or

Here's the course description: "The Animation and Visual Effects Institute (AVEI) at LSUS has been founded to educate talented candidates for careers in those fields. Many of these areas of computer graphics use high-end software and techniques that can be exciting and a challenge to learn.

"This workshop is intended to introduce a student with little or no prior exposure to the field of entertainment computer graphics. Topics to be covered will include basic digital imaging, using Adobe Photoshop, basic video compositing using HD footage and Adobe AfterEffects. An introduction to 3D Computer generated images will also be demonstrated.

"By the end of the workshop, students will have created their first visual effects shot, and have a greater understanding of the exciting fields!"

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