Lessons

Essentials
Logging in and setting up your computer
SLAM Naming Convention
Logging into The Server
Server Folders
Printing
Cable Coiling

Planning
Celtx – Scriptwriting Software
How to Write An Elevator Pitch [FREE Elevator Pitch Template]
How to Write Dialogue With Our “Tips for Writing Dialogue” Checklist
Script writing
The 12 Archetypes
3 Ideas or one great one
Storyboarding
Rehearsal
School of Motion: Idea mining.

Film Study
Short Films
Exemplary SLAM Films
Short Animations

Animation
 Getting Started with Animate
Create a background and animate something in it.
Exporting an animation as a movie
Walk Cycle
Creating a panoramic background
Bouncing Ball Squash and Stretch (version 1)
Bouncing Ball with Squash and Stretch (version 2)
Bone Tool Animation
Animating a Character in Animate
Animating a Robot in Animate
Animating along a path
How to import sound.
Adding a video to Animate
School of Motion: Finding Reference

Photoshop
Getting Started, Erasing, Compositing
Quick Selection Tool and Refine Edge
Magnetic Lasso, Quickmask, Command-J and the Filter Gallery
Colors (hex, RGB, CMYK)
Filters
Text(Meme Assignment)
Cropping and Image Size
Masking
Magic Wand
Color correction with adjustment layers
Clone Stamp
Color Replacement Tool
Paths
Basic selection
Propaganda Poster
Typography
Contrast
Comic Sans
Comic Sans Criminal  
Using Contrast in Typography
Typography pioneers
Animating and sound with Photoshop

Google
Getting Started On Your Website
Your SLAMFamily Account and G+
Creating a New Google Site
Add Navigation buttons
Google Recent Post Gadgets
Adjusting the colors of your site
Creating a Form

Service Projects
What’s a service project

Photography
Composition, Focus, and Light   #compfocuslight
SLAMFamily #slamfamily
Line   #slamlinephoto
Shape  #slamshapephoto
Form  #slamformphoto
Space #slamspacephoto
Value  #slamvaluephoto
Primary  #slamprimaryphoto
Analogous Color  #slamanalogousphoto
Complementary Color #slamcomplementaryphoto
Repetition #slamrepetitionphoto
Food #slamfoodphoto
Triptych
slamtriptychphoto
DSLR Manual operation

Video Production
Deleting files from camera
Camera Settings
Camera Sound Settings
Filmmaking Processes
Film Crew Skills
Set Etiquette
Filming and Editing Dialog
Editing Dialog with Multicam Editing
Filming a Fight Scene
B-Roll
B-Roll 101: How to Shoot it and Why It’s Important
Create a Movie Poster
Final Cut Lessons
Intro to Final Cut Pro
Creating Titles and Credits in FCP
Exporting a Master File
Sharing your videos for others to edit
Cool FCP Transitions
Ken Burns Effect
Greenscreen in Final Cut
Animating in Final Cut

Documentary
   
 Interview Sound and Camera Sound  Settings.
Interview Questions
Writing a voiceover
B-Roll
Good Documentary Checklist

Sound
Setting Your Audio Levels Correctly

Sharing audio in Garageband
Camera Sound Settings
Recording a Voiceover with GarageBand
Sound recording through camera
Zoom Recorder
Editing A Podcast with Audition
Removing Noise with Audition (step by step)
Removing Noise with Audition (videos)
Foley
Mixing music and vocals (youtube videos).

Graphics
Canva: login: slam@slamfamily.com
Psswd: slamstudent
Create a Movie Poster

Sound Sites:

Incompetech (Kevin McCloud)
Bunch of different sites all on one page
Ben’s Sounds
Purple Planet

Partners in Rhyme 
Freesound.org (slamacademy, sounds)

Lighting
3 Point Lighting
Light Kits

Cutting Edge
Imaging sensors

Broadcasting
Creating a show segment
Short News Piece
Getting shots off the Tricaster
First Show Creation
Broadcasting Journalism Basics
Shots you need for Game Coverage
Video using game coverage shots
Director Cues
TriCaster Advanced Video Tutorials
TriCaster Video Tutorials
Loading and building a show
Live production of an interview with lower thirds
Live production of a theater show
Control Room and studio
Sound Input
Rundown Sheet

Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro with Obiwan
Importing Video into Premiere Pro
Exporting from Premiere Pro
Setting in and out points and editing Disappear

Effects
Greenscreen in Final Cut
AE Composition and Text animation
AE Rendering a video
Effects Breakdown and Obiwan
AE animation
AE rotoscoping
AE track matte
AE tracking
School
 of Motion Tracking Tutorials
Corner Pin Instructions
3D Camera Tracking in AE
Animating Poetry or Lyrics
Fireball and Masking
Sky Replacement
Great VFX Breakdown Reels
After Effects Tutorials
VFX: Going Behind The Magic: ILM

Color Grading
Sideshowfx-great reel

Publishing
File Types
Compression and file types

Presentation
Prezi Macbeth Webquest
Posting a Prezi to your website

3D
Getting started with C4D
Free C4D Models
Animating with C4D
Rendering an image in C4D
Rendering an animation in C4D
Creating a character with Adobe Fuse
3D Skinning in C4D
Posting a Tinkered image to your website and exporting for 3D printing
Second Life moving and modeling

Media Industry Jobs
How to break into the VFX Industry

Colleges
A list of recommended media programs

Your Reel
Reel Assignment
How to Make a Filmmakers ShowReel (YouTube Video)
A good example (40 seconds)
5 Tips for Making a Great Vide 
Editing Demo Reel

Podcasting
Use Anchor to host an audio Podcast Free
How to start a podcast

Podcasting Basics
Soundcloud
Setting up StreamDeck with OBS

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