Tutorials and Guides

Below is a growing library of tutorials our staff has created to help you with techniques and workflows common to our lab.  You can find additional tutorials on a wide variety of digital media topics, including much additional software and equipment available in our lab, by accessing our campuswide subscription to Lynda.com.

How To: Basic Video Project

A staff member handing a student a video tripod

Getting Started

Hands holding a camcorder with the screen open

Using the Camera

Computer screen with video editing frames

Editing Your Video

Camera and Video Gear Tutorials

Camcorder screen showing video of a piano

Canon Vixia

Front view of a Canon DSLR

Canon DSLR

A finger adjusting a DSLR lens

DSLR Lenses

The tracks of a dolly system set up on the floor

Using a Dolly System

Audio Equipment and Recording Techniques

Hands holding the cord of a microphone kit

Microphone Kit

A finger pushing a button the the Zoom H2 audio recorder

Zoom H2 - Basic Recording

A person standing at a podium near the Zoom H2 audio recorder

Zoom H2 - Advanced Recording

Fingers pushing buttons on two Zoom H2 audio recorders

Zoom H2 - Stereo Recording

A person holding a boom microphone

Professional Sound Recording

A hand plugging in a microphone to a sound mixer board

Recording Studio

Lighting Tutorials

Setup and Safety

Setup and Safety

3-Point Setup

3-Point Setup

Trouble with Shadows

Trouble with Shadows

LED Lights

LED Lights

Softboxes

Softboxes

Color Temperature and White Balance

Color Temperature and White Balance

Motivated Lighting

Motivated Lighting

Working with Images

Scanning Images

Scanning Images

Scanning Slides

Scanning Slides

Photoshop - Images & Formats

Photoshop - Images & Formats

Photoshop - Using Layers

Photoshop - Using Layers

Photoshop - Color Correction

Photoshop - Color Correction