At July’s Macworld New York, users can participate in Hands-on MacLabs that will offer computer training for applications such as Flash 5, ActionScript, DVD Studio Pro, Mac OS X and Final Cut Pro.
Flash 5 ActionScript for Designers
” offers an introduction to Flash 5’s scripting language. ActionScript makes it possible to manipulate Flash objects without the constraints imposed by a preset timeline. It also provides a variety of additional features not available using traditional animation techniques. Basic skills learned in this hands-on lab will lay the groundwork for moving on to more advanced Flash programming techniques such as parsing external data, client-server communication and more.
The half-day lab is designed for novice to intermediate scripters. A basic knowledge of the Flash interface is required. Users with some ActionScript experience will benefit from learning new scripting techniques, but the structure of the lab and source files have been designed to allow beginners to ramp up quickly. This is a code-based lab, so participants should be prepared to type.
Get ‘Author-ized’ with DVD Studio Pro
” is a DVD Studio Pro training session with Bruce Nazarian. Attendees will learn about the many different DVD formats; how to harness the power of DVD to communicate your message; how to create a DVD-video project of your own design; how to connect your DVDs to the Web using authoring tools; and about DVD creation using DVD Studio Pro, Final Cut Pro and QuickTime
The session is targeted to corporate and marketing communications professionals, film and TV directors, producers, writers, independent filmmakers, industrial video creators, interactive display and kiosk designers, motion picture film editors, post production executives & supervisors post production sound engineers, video & TV editors, or anyone interested in DVD.
Hands-on Mac OS X for Administrators
” is designed to give support professionals and administrators the information necessary to maintain and support Macs running Mac OS X. Attention will be paid to running applications within the Classic environment, basic UNIX troubleshooting, networking, file and folder permissions, the domain structure of Mac OS X and must-have third party solutions.
Acrobat in the Trenches: Combat Training for PDF Production
” offers a two-stage approach to improving PDF skills. First, you will learn how to configure Adobe Acrobat to quickly create perfect PDF files for Web and print distribution. Then, participants will explore plug-ins (such as EnFocus PitStop) and other techniques for editing and correcting PDF problems to achieve successful output.
Final Cut Pro Hands-on — The Director’s Cut
” is a half-day, fast-paced hands-on class designed to show participants what they need to know when cutting a project. You’ll work with actual project footage to explore cutting, timing, problem solving, multiple tracks, compositing, titling, sweetening and layback to tape or DVD. The class is targeted to aspiring producers, directors and editors. Be warned: this isn’t a FCP feature overview; you should be prepared to edit and work in a time compressed environment. Basic understanding of video editing and production is a plus. This course will be taught using Final Cut Pro 3 running under Mac OS X.
Macworld New York will be held July 15-19 at the Jacob J. Javits Center in New York City. For details go to the
conference Web site. And for registration and pricing for the MacLabs classes, go to the