On Saturday, March 11, Fountaindale hosted our first Maker Faire. The event had huge support from our community and featured a bevy of activities including Spaghetti Bridge Building. Check out the highlight video below. And head to our Flickr page for even more pictures.
Whether you’re a seasoned shutter bug or just want to improve your photography skills, join us for a week of classes for those who love being behind the camera ready to catch special moments.
Monday, February 13, 6:30 p.m.
Gain a unique up-close perspective of objects and people to reveal fine details within your pictures.
Wednesday, February 15, 6:30 p.m.
Improve your photography skills by learning camera and composition techniques.
Thursday, February 16, 6:30 p.m.
Use flash and flash adapters to move your photography forward. This class is better suited for experienced DSLR photographers.
Saturday, February 18, 2 p.m.
Learn lighting, posing and other techniques for when working with a live model.
The above classes require registration.
Want more photography help?
Drop in to Studio 300 on Thursday, February 23 for All Things Photography & Video to get answers to your pressing photography questions from our Studio 300 experts!
In a world full of big dreams sometimes it’s the smallest details that may change your perspective. Or, at least, that’s what a macro lens can reveal. Recently, Studio 300 acquired the Tamron 60mm f2 macro lens, and, of course, we created a class for its debut. All of the patrons who participated in this hands-on class really enjoyed the extreme close encounters they had using the macro lens and a DSLR camera. Take a look at some of the great photos they took in the video below or by visiting our Flickr site.
Enjoy the results from the Fountaindale Public Library recent Tween and Teen Summer Camp focused on Music and Sound. The Tween and Teen patrons rebuilt the soundtrack to a game trailer using recordings and sound effects.
Enjoy the results from the Fountaindale Public Library recent Tween and Teen Summer Camp focused on Visual Effects.
Studio 300 has added new equipment for our patrons to explore the makerspace world and a club to build projects together.
Adult Makers Club
This club is for our adult patrons to get together and geek out with Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, coding, and other electronics. Our first project (June 28) will be setting up a “Simon” emulation game. You can also experiment with other kits and projects. Join us for the club and let’s discover together. The Adult Makers Club meets June 28th, July 26th, and August 31. Sign-up here.
The SparkFun Inventors Kit
- A basic Arduino kit that comes with a variety of sensors, LEDs, and motors. There’s even an instruction guide with 16 different projects to get you started with basic wiring and coding.
The SainSmart Ultimate Arduino Starter Kit
- Includes a larger variety of sensors and input devices along with 20 different projects to try out. The coding can be more challenging than the SparkFun projects.
Raspberry Pi 2 and Raspberry Pi 3
- These tiny computers run Linux and plug right into a monitor and use a keyboard and mouse. Includes some basic software so you can get started experimenting on this platform.
Dads joined their daughters in Studio 300 for our inaugural digital date night program. The families worked together creating a variety of media projects: photography, Photoshop, TV production, podcasting, music, animation, and more. Enjoy these photos that highlight the evening’s activities.
Mommy-Son Digital Date Night is May 16. Sign-up here.
Check out what the Tweens chat about in their very own television shows that they made themselves using Studio 300’s Tricaster TV production system. Their topics range from gymnastics and little sisters to their insight into presidential candidates. This was part of Fountaindale’s STEAM week.
Enjoy these short animations made by our Teen, Tween, and Adult patrons during our Computer Animation program at the Fountaindale Public Library’s Studio 300. They used the Stykz computer-based animation software to produce these basic videos.
Check out what our Teen patrons created after learning TV Production in a 3-hour Studio 300 Bootcamp. They created stories, recorded them using our sophisticated Tricaster TV production system, and they all took turns playing crew roles – Director, Technical Director, Audio, Camera, Floor Director, and Talent. They learned proper television control room lingo and studio hand cues, too. Here are the results.