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!
Enjoy the results from the Fountaindale Public Library recent Tween and Teen Summer Camp focused on Visual Effects.
Both our Tween and Teen patrons got creative this week. In three different programs, they learned to make animations, bring dinosaurs to life, and tell a story in six seconds. Enjoy these results from their hard work:
Six Second Blockbusters
Visual Effects Filmmaking
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.
It’s time for the Summer Blockbuster movie season. Join Adriana and Joe for this episode 13 with their sneak peak at all the upcoming releases. Be part of the conversation by adding your comments, too.
Have 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.
In this edition – Episode 12 – Adriana and Joe take an in-depth look at Hellboy. Listen in as they discuss all aspects of this film from acting to special effects. As always your comments are welcome to continue the discussion.
Join Adriana and Joe as they discuss the rich history of movie special effects in this 11th episode of their popular Popcorn Diaries podcast.
As always, you comments and suggestions are appreciated.
In this episode of Popcorn Diaries, Joe and Adriana discuss the sci-fi genre. Whether you are being attacked by mutant spiders, aliens, or any other creepy crawlies, Joe and Adriana discuss it. As always please comment below if you would like to continue the discussion or have suggestions for future topics.