Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Join us for a fun-filled day in the wizarding world of 1920s New York before the highly anticipated Fantastic Beasts film hits theaters. Dress as your favorite witch or wizard and be prepared for a magical experience! Don’t miss this celebration of all things Harry Potter for wizards—and muggles—of all ages!

Studio 300 joins in on the celebration by placing you under arrest! Come down to the lower level between 2-3p.m. to have your very own Azkaban poster shot live on our Tricaster system. Witches and Wizards of all ages are welcome to participate.

Beware of the Demetor lurking around the studio!

After Effects in Studio 300

If you’ve been to the movies or watched TV or saw a television commercial, you’ve probably seen Adobe After Effects in action. It is the go-to tool for video special effects. It is feature-rich software that can help you create many unique looks for your videos.

There are several ways you can learn After Effects including books, Lynda.com, and by taking our After Effects program (new class starts January 8, 2015 — sign up here).

Here is one example of After Effects in action, created by Studio 300’s Alex.

And this example, to help promote our Passport to Success program, was created by Studio 300’s Adriana.

If you are interested in learning more about this versatile software, ask us for more information.

Animation Essentials

flash_cc_splashHave you always wanted to make your own animation? Studio 300 can help. We have several free software programs available to use. Also, we regularly offer classes on how to use this software. Check out these ideas.

  • Stykz – This is free animation software that works on Macs and PCs. You can create simple stick like characters and backgrounds to make fun and easy animations to show your friends! There is even a website where you can see what other characters and animations are available. See work made by Fountaindale Public Library patrons on our YouTube Channel.
  • Adobe Flash – This is a professional animation software that you can use to create movies, website animations, and 2D game animations. It works using drawing tools (similar to Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop) and uses both vector and raster graphics that you can animate in a variety of styles! Flash classes coming this summer.
  • Blender – A free 3D software you can use to create 3D models from rigging to modeling, make 3D Animations, and it even has a game engine.
  • Toon Boom Studio – This animation software is similar to Adobe Flash, however it is more so optimized in a user friendly manner. This is a great program to start with for making your own 2D characters and animating.

Studio 300 can also recommend other resources that you can use to explore your creativity via animation.