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Learn to write a song - Music Theory for Songwriters: The Fundamentals
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Beginner Level. Total class duration: 2h 50m. Taught in a user-friendly and songwriting-focused way, using both keyboard and guitar to demonstrate the te...Show more Beginner Level. Total class duration: 2h 50m. Taught in a user-friendly and songwriting-focused way, using both keyboard and guitar to demonstrate the techniques. Professional musician Julian Velard starts the course with the building blocks of harmony: notes, scales, intervals, chords, inversions, and basic chord progressions. He then goes into voice leading—showing how to move from one chord to another by changing just one or two notes—and reviews common song forms, from the familiar verse/chorus/verse of pop to the simple verse of the blues. Show less
Learn to make GIFs - Animation for Social Media
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Beginner + Intermediate Level. Total class duration: 1h 40m. In this course, instructor Eran Stern steps through taking an Illustrator template consistin...Show more Beginner + Intermediate Level. Total class duration: 1h 40m. In this course, instructor Eran Stern steps through taking an Illustrator template consisting of four pages and converting it to a series of short videos with After Effects. Eran explains the importance of knowing the length your video should be, the best aspect ratio, how many versions you should produce, and so on. He walks you through the needed steps to prepare for animation, then deep dives into the main animation process. Plus, he shows you how to export for the web and create a GIF animation. Eran finishes up with a challenge that lets you complete the series of short videos. Show less
Learn to draw - Drawing Foundations: Fundamentals
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Beginner Level. Total class duration: 2h 24m. Focusing on shape, simplicity and structure, this class comes with one downloadable project files and includ...Show more Beginner Level. Total class duration: 2h 24m. Focusing on shape, simplicity and structure, this class comes with one downloadable project files and includes eight quizzes. A preview at the beginning covers how to use the project file. Chapters include: Materials, The Theory Behind Drawing, The importance of Line, Value and Tone, Perspective without Pain, Light Logic and more. Show less
Learn modern fashion design - Photoshop for Fashion Design: 1 The Basics
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Beginner Level. Total class duration: 2h 12m. A working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop is a must for anyone trying to jump-start a career in fashion. In thi...Show more Beginner Level. Total class duration: 2h 12m. A working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop is a must for anyone trying to jump-start a career in fashion. In this course, instructor Robin Schneider helps beginners get up to speed with this essential software. Along the way, Robin shares tips that can help users of all skill levels use Photoshop more effectively. She kicks off the course by helping you get acquainted with the workspace and basic tools. Next, she shows how to work with pencil sketches in Photoshop, explaining how to scan your artwork, clean up your sketches, and render them. Then, she shows how to work with existing marker or watercolor illustrations and create professional-looking layouts for your fashion portfolio. To wrap up, she steps through how to create eye-catching mood boards. Show less
Learn to paint - Painting Foundations: Acrylic
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Beginner Level. Total class duration: 3h 14m. Using acrylics is the simplest and most effective way for an absolute beginner to learn how to paint success...Show more Beginner Level. Total class duration: 3h 14m. Using acrylics is the simplest and most effective way for an absolute beginner to learn how to paint successfully. Acrylics can be used in thin layers like watercolors, or in thicker, more opaque applications of paint, like oil paint. Acrylics dry quickly and can be diluted and cleaned with water, making them simple to use, odorless, and accessible to all. By the end of the course you'll have a final still-life project you can hang with pride, and a solid foundation of painting knowledge, making the transition into more challenging subjects or mediums much easier. Show less
Learn to record spoken word or music - Learning Audacity
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Beginner Level. Total class duration: 1h 42m. Audacity is a free, open-source, multitrack audio editing application that can be used to record live audio,...Show more Beginner Level. Total class duration: 1h 42m. Audacity is a free, open-source, multitrack audio editing application that can be used to record live audio, edit sound files, change the speed or pitch of a recording, and more. In this course, instructor Garrick Chow demonstrates how to download and install Audacity on both Mac and Windows, record live audio, and import and play existing audio files. See how to perform basic editing tasks such as copying and pasting audio, splitting clips, and adding effects. Garrick also shows more advanced tasks including adding compression and automating volume levels. Show less
Learn how to make a movie - Learning Cinematography: 1 Narrative Fundamentals
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Beginner Level. Total class duration: 2h 44m. The Cinematography series with Bill Dill covers the basics you need to shoot a modern motion picture and te...Show more Beginner Level. Total class duration: 2h 44m. The Cinematography series with Bill Dill covers the basics you need to shoot a modern motion picture and tell stories in the most powerful way possible. Part 1 concentrates on narrative filmmaking: creating a world from scratch, using a script. Bill, an ASC cinematographer and professor of film and media arts at Chapman University, introduces the techniques that professional filmmakers use to maintain the illusion of reality in the middle of an otherwise artificial world. Show less
Learn to sketch landscapes - Drawing Foundations: Sketching the Landscape
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Intermediate Level. Total class duration: 3h 2m. Learn how to quickly capture the atmosphere and mood of a landscape like an artist, and take the next ste...Show more Intermediate Level. Total class duration: 3h 2m. Learn how to quickly capture the atmosphere and mood of a landscape like an artist, and take the next step from sketching at home to sketching outside. This course includes an introduction to the materials you'll need to draw outdoors, as well as 7 practical principles to creating successful landscape sketches, combining drawing theory, on-location drawing demonstrations, and studio-based drawing tutorials. Show less
Learn to portrait photography  - Exploring Photography: Finding the Perfect Portrait Lens
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Intermediate Level. Total class duration: 1h 20m. Photographer, author, and educator Chris Orwig compares and contrasts wide-angle, "normal," an...Show more Intermediate Level. Total class duration: 1h 20m. Photographer, author, and educator Chris Orwig compares and contrasts wide-angle, "normal," and telephoto lenses, with the goal of helping you choose the right lens for both the subject of your portrait and the message you want to convey. Along the way, he shoots photos with different lenses, at different angles and different depths of field, and shares the results so you can actually see how these choices impact the final photographs. Plus, Chris shares his recommendations on finding the lens that's right for you, with a review of some common prime and zoom lenses. Show less
Learn to edit video - Creative Video Editing Techniques
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Beginner + Intermediate Level. Total class duration: 1h 22m. Explore creative video editing techniques with a comprehensive study that includes both artis...Show more Beginner + Intermediate Level. Total class duration: 1h 22m. Explore creative video editing techniques with a comprehensive study that includes both artistic analysis and technical instruction. Senior staff instructor Ashley Kennedy begins by covering the rules and conventions of video editing, setting the stage for an explanation of the role of editing in cinematic storytelling. She then gives a play-by-play of the most popular types of creative edits in basic editing, continuity editing, complexity editing, and more. Ashley illustrates each type of edit with real-world examples and offers analysis of how each technique is used in the world of filmmaking. Plus, she demonstrates how to perform each edit in track-based nonlinear editing software. Show less
Learn to lay out a comic book -  Graphic Novel Storyboarding
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Beginner Level. Total class duration: 29m 59s. When it comes to conveying a story visually to readers, comic book artists can learn a lot from examining h...Show more Beginner Level. Total class duration: 29m 59s. When it comes to conveying a story visually to readers, comic book artists can learn a lot from examining how shots are filmed in movies and television. Although comic book panels aren't always a standard rectangular frame, you can still leverage the same storyboarding concepts, rules, and methods used in film to make your comics stronger and more digestible. In this course, join comic creator Ben Bishop as he explains how to use storyboard film techniques to understand shot composition, consistency, and movement within a frame, and apply those techniques as you build your comic book panels. Show less
Learn music mix mastery - Mixing Techniques for Pop Music Part 1
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Intermediate Level. Total class duration: 3h 19m. In this course, multi-platinum producer, engineer, and mixer Brian Malouf demonstrates his hit-making mi...Show more Intermediate Level. Total class duration: 3h 19m. In this course, multi-platinum producer, engineer, and mixer Brian Malouf demonstrates his hit-making mixing techniques. These lessons can be used on pop, jazz, country, folk, or any other recordings you want to turn into solid two-track stereo mixes. Show less
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