Private Training 

One-on-one training is available for any number of hours desired and can be targeted for your specific needs. Sessions can be scheduled days or evenings.
Video Production

Private training: $89 per hour
This class will teach you what you need to know to shoot a professional looking video. Students are encouraged (but not required) to bring their own cameras.

Potential Topics include:
  • Camera features, formats and codecs
  • Lenses: prime vs zoom
  • Lens mounts, apertures, and filters
  • HD formats compared
  • Depth of field
  • Auto vs. Manual Settings
  • Composition
  • Camera Angles
  • Tripod and Camera Movement terminology
  • Shooting for Post-production
  • White Balance
  • Rack Focus
  • 3 Point Lighting
  • Tungsten vs. Fluorescent vs. LED lights
  • Interview and talking head lighting
  • Microphones
  • Green screening
  • Sound Recording Techniques
  • Audio Mixers

Instructor: Ted Maynard
Call to Register: 203-795-6400

Adobe After Effects

Private training: $89 per hour
Learn the animation techniques and capabilities of Adobe After Effects CC2017. This program is extremely popular for creating complex multi-layer video composites with sophisticated motion, scale & opacity control. Learn about After Effects extensive keying, animation, special effects, 3D, animation, transparency and layering techniques.

Potential Topics include:
  • Composition Settings
  • Importing File Footage
  • File Formats
  • Keyframe Assistant
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Navigating
  • Working with High-Res images
  • Photoshop files
  • Keyframing
  • Bezier motion paths
  • Alpha Channels
  • Masks
  • Chroma keys
  • Video Preview
  • 3D Layers
  • 3D Cameras and Lights
  • Camera Tools
  • Material Options
  • Text Animation
  • Behavior Presets
  • Rotoscoping
  • Track Mattes
  • Motion Sketch
  • Hand Drawn Motion Paths
  • Shape Based Motion Paths
  • Shape Layers
  • Solid Layers
  • 3D fly-throughs
  • Keyboard Shortcuts

Students work on a Macintosh production system, though applicable for Macintosh or Windows.
Instructor: Ted Maynard
Call to Register: 203-795-6400

Adobe Illustrator

Private training: $89 per hour
Explores the world’s most popular illustration program. Version CC2017.

Potential Topics include:
  • Shape Creation Tools
  • Beziér Curves
  • Path Editing
  • Custom Gradients
  • Patterns
  • Create Outlines
  • Type on Path
  • Calligraphy, Art, Scatter & Pattern Brushes
  • Live Trace
  • Live Paint
  • Gradient Mesh
  • Repeat Transforms
  • Pantone Colors
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Blends

Taught on a Macintosh system
Instructor: Ted Maynard
Call to Register: 203-795-6400

Adobe InDesign

Private training: $89 per hour
If you create, brochures, newsletters, business cards, posters, business forms, magazines, books or virtually any printed materials, Adobe InDesign CC2017, the industry standard, is must-know software. An in-depth, comprehensive class for magazine editors, graphic design professionals and page layout enthusiasts.

Potential Topics include:
  • Frames
  • Non-printing Guides
  • Panel Management
  • Drop Shadows
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Importing Graphics
  • File Formats compared
  • Drawing Tools
  • Styles
  • Threading Text
  • Master Pages
  • Colors and Gradients
  • Preflighting
  • Collecting for Output
  • Flow Options
  • Illustrator Integration
  • Importing Layered Photoshop files
  • Clipping Paths
  • Advanced Character and Paragraph Styles
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Object Styles
  • Frame Templates
  • Advanced Tabs
  • Smart Text Reflow
  • Complex Spreads
  • Building large documents using the Book feature
  • PDF Output
  • Advanced Master Pages

Taught on a Macintosh system
Instructor: Ted Maynard
Call to Register: 203-795-6400

Adobe Photoshop

Private training: $89 per hour
Adobe Photoshop CC2017 is the world’s most popular image editing software; a must for photographers and anyone involved with producing art for print, multimedia, the web, or video.

Potential Topics include:
  • Memory Settings
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Color Theory
  • Navigating
  • Selecting Techniques
  • Panel Management
  • Tools
  • Raw Format
  • Compositing photos together
  • Layers
  • Color Correction
  • File formats
  • Modes
  • Transforms
  • Type
  • Filters
  • Retouching
  • Advanced Adjustment Layers
  • Layer Groups
  • Alpha Channels
  • Quick Mask Mode
  • Gaussian Drop Shadows
  • Content-Aware Scale
  • Fill Layers
  • Black & White Conversion
  • Blend Modes
  • Mixed Resolution issues
  • Image Resizing Techniques
  • Bridge
  • Styles
  • Actions
  • Batch Automation
  • Layer Comps
  • Layer Masks
  • Smart Objects
  • Keyboard Shortcuts

Taught on a Macintosh system
Instructor: Ted Maynard
Call to Register: 203-795-6400

Note: for software training, basic computer skills required include opening a file from within a program, and the ability to click, double click and mouse down & drag with a mouse. Also, student should have experience opening and saving files from within a program and have the ability to navigate to different folders


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