Category Archives: Courses

Adobe CC Subscription Options for Students

While the current license agreement prevents ProCom/Ryerson from giving away Adobe CC licenses to students, Adobe does offer post secondary education students a number of paid subscription options. Tip: Between our labs and production laptops that you can sign out from the RCC 166 Cage,  you may find that you don’t need an Adobe CC license,… Read More »

RCC 359A: Visual Computing Lab

The Visual Computing Lab features 27″ iMac computers intended for document design and image manipulation and vector image creation. When it is not being used for classes (see scheduled outside door), this lab is available on a drop-in basis via OneCard. All computers run the most recent version of Adobe Creative Cloud, including PhotoShop, InDesign and Illustrator.… Read More »

Panopto for pre-recorded video presentations

Webcasting Hardware To begin, you’ll need a high quality webcam and a Mac/PC and:. Built-in HD webcam Alternate Option: External HD webcam (if your computer requires it, ProCom staff can lend you a Logitech C920 webcam) Advanced Option: Use a dSLR camera. Consult a ProCom technology staff member for access. Webcam Technique Key take-aways: Don’t… Read More »

Email address aliases

When planning an activity, you may be in a situation where you want to pre-register multiple social media accounts ahead of class and provide login access to groups. A common misconception is that you need a unique email address for each account (e.g., bob+smith@xyz.ca, tammy.ci@site.com, etc…). This simply isn’t the case. Instead, you can use… Read More »

Exporting and uploading completed videos

Step 1: Export your video from Premiere and optimize it for YouTube settings (be sure to make note of the location you save to and identify your group in the filename). Quick tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6cv8kwNXUc&nohtml5=False Step 2: Take the file you just saved and attach it to a new Gmail message. Gmail will automatically upload it to Drive. … Read More »

Improving narration/interview audio quality in Premiere

Audio recorded directly from a microphone can rarely be used as-is. Some basic optimization is usually necessary once you bring it into Premiere. Check out this brief tutorial for a rundown of simple ways you can improve your audio quality.

Adobe After Effects for Promotional Videos

Why Use Adobe After Effects (Ae)? You may wonder whether After Effects (Ae) is the appropriate tool for you, or how it compares with Adobe’s related application, Premiere. After all, their interfaces resemble each other, and both use project files which link to external working materials. However, although Ae shares some similarities with Premiere —… Read More »

Pre-Production + Production Phase: Promotional Video Genre Resources

Video Shooting Checklist: Run through this checklist as you set up your camera to record video. Focus your camera and white balance. Then set your shutter speed, aperture and ISO level. Frame your shot and record the content. Be mindful of continuity while shooting items on your shot list. The course Lynda.com playlist has a detailed… Read More »

Website design using Upfront and procomblogs.ca

Upfront is a WordPress theme that allows users to quickly build websites without HTML or CSS coding. The Upfront designers have written a number of brief “quick start” guides to get you up and running with this tool: Part 1: The Basics, Theme Colors and Typography Part 2: Structuring Your Site with Regions Part 3:… Read More »