Staff Pick: Portable LED Lighting

Proper lighting can be an afterthought when you’re busy taking a photo or making a video. In Studio 300 both our A and B/C spaces have terrific preset lighting. But what do you do if you need lighting in the field? Choose from one of our two LED light kits (one 3-light or one 4-light kit). Both provide bright, dimmable light so you can get the right look.

This Staff Pick brought to you by Steve. Stop by Studio 300 and see these lights in action.

Staff Pick: Dracast LED Light

dr-caml-maxb-3Light is the key to great imagery. Poor lighting =  Disappointing results. Enter the Dracast on-camera light. You get 160 LEDs, dimmer, and color temperature adjustment. Add its two batteries that last for hours, mount to a camcorder or DSLR, and get ready to make your videos look better.

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This Staff Pick brought to you by Joe. Stop by Studio 300 and see this device in action.

Lower Level Commentary, Episode 10

1LLC SW EditionA long long time ago … well, not really; it happened last week … Joe and Adriana sat down for a long discussion on all things Stars Wars. In this second in-depth, two-part series they will attempt to cover many subjects revolving around everyone’s favorite space saga: from its early beginnings to the up-and-coming Last Jedi movie and finishing on where the future of the franchise is heading.

 

Don’t forget to stop in and enjoy the Star Wars Day Celebration!

 

Frame-by-Frame Fun

Enjoy the work made by our patrons at two Studio 300 hosted animation programs.

Animation Bootcamp

These are the finished stop motion and computer-based (Stykz) animations made by Fountaindale Public Library patrons during the November 2017 Animation Bootcamp program in Studio 300.


Lego Stop Motion

These are finished works from Fountaindale Public Library’s Lego Stop Motion Animation program made by our Tween patrons in November 2017.

 

A new camera arrives @ Studio 300

There’s a new camera available for use at Studio 300! The Canon Vixia HF G20 is a versatile, lightweight camcorder that rivals the performance of more expensive camcorders without sacrificing pro-level features that appeal to true video enthusiasts and advanced amateurs.

  • Dual SD Card Slot
  • 32 GB of Internal Memory
  • External Microphone Input
  • 3.5-Inch Touch Pannel LCD Viewing Screen
  • Dynamic SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization

Check out the video below for a better idea of the G20’s quality and versatility.

Filmmaking Camp 2017

Here are the projects made by our Tween and Teen patrons during Fountaindale Public Library and Studio 300’s Summer 2017 Filmmaking Camp. The youths came up with these ideas, wrote scripts, drew storyboards, selected props and sets, videotaped themselves, and the edited the final projects — including making posters. Enjoy!

Maker Faire Highlights

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.

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!