Tech Programs

Visit our YouTube channel Watch Ashley's Wired Wednesday video tutorials on YouTube.
Watch The Blue Mountains Creator Space e-learning tutorials on YouTube. 

Visit Computers in our Virtual Branch for more links to tech training, including LinkedIn Learning.

Wired Wednesdays: Streaming vs. Cable

Wednesday January 26, 2022

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook/YouTube Page.

Not sure of the difference between cable and streaming services? In this video, Ashley will talk about the differences and similarities between streaming services and cable and what you need for each.

Don't forget! Ashley will be live on Facebook at 1:00 pm to answer your tech help questions!

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

 

Contact: Ashley
Email: aprince@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

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Creator Space Master Class: Screenwriting with Final Draft- Feb 2, 9, 16, 23

Wednesday February 2, 2022 - Wednesday February 23, 2022

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: Online.

A virtual meeting room 4 week master class that explores the stages of screenwriting for film and video using Final Draft software available for iPads. Topics include story structure, treatments, script formats and workshopping ideas with participants online.

No experience required and perfect for ages 13+. 10 Person Capacity

This session is not recorded and must be attended live.

Contact: Tom Strnad
Email: tom@tbmcreatorspace.com Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/tbm-creator-space-workshops-87649

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Wired Wednesdays: Saving your Vaccine Passport (Android Phone)

Wednesday February 2, 2022

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page/YouTube Page.

In this video, Ashley will walk you through how to put your Vaccine Passport on the Home Screen of your Android phone so you can access it when you are out and about. 

Don't forget! Ashley will be live on Facebook at 1pm to answer your tech help questions. 

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

 

Contact: Ashley
Email: librarytech@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

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Creator Space Online: Media Cards for Photography and Video

Thursday February 3, 2022

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: Online.

This online session will explore different types of media cards for photography and video and how to handle and choose the appropriate media for your specific projects and equipment.

Topics include SD card formats, Compact Flash and Solid State Drives and formatting these for different digital arts equipment.

No experience required and perfect for ages 13+.

Contact: Tom Strnad
Email: tom@tbmcreatorspace.com Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/tbm-creator-space-workshops-87649

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Creator Space Online: Digital Cinema Camera Settings and Formats

Thursday February 3, 2022

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Online.

This online session will explore 4K video production with Blackmagic RAW using the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, available as a technology loan through our library partners.

Topics include 4K format and process, media requirements for 4K video production and editing and compression formats of Blackmagic RAW. No experience required. Ages 13+.

Contact: Tom Strnad
Email: tom@tbmcreatorspace.com Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/tbm-creator-space-workshops-87649

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Creator Space Online: Digital Illustration & Storytelling with Jeff Wilson

Saturday February 5, 2022

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: Online.

Join cartoonist and illustrator Jeff Wilson on this monthly online series, as he explores techniques and tools for digital illustration and storytelling using ProCreate software on iPads.

Topics include using the Apple Pencil, digital drawing techniques and methods to express stories and working with colour, lighting and perspectives. No experience required and perfect for ages 8+.

 

Contact: Tom Strnad
Email: tom@tbmcreatorspace.com Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/tbm-creator-space-workshops-87649

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Creator Space Online: Recording Sound Effects

Thursday February 10, 2022

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: Online.

This online session will explore how to use portable digital sound recorders to record sound effects and field sound for use in audio post-production such as for films, animation, podcasts. Topics will include microphone placement, audio recording levels and wind and noise reduction techniques.

No experience required. Ages 13+.

Contact: Tom Strnad
Email: tom@tbmcreatorspace.com Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/tbm-creator-space-workshops-87649

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Creator Space Online: Recording Voice Overs and Audio Podcasts

Thursday February 10, 2022

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Online.

This online session will explore how to use portable digital sound recorders to record voice overs and audio interviews for film, animation and audio podcasts. Topics will include different types of microphones, voice over recording techniques and using pop filters for audio plosives.

No experience required but an interest in audio post-production is recommended. Ages 13+.

Contact: Tom Strnad
Email: tom@tbmcreatorspace.com Website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/the-creator-space-mobile-digital-arts-lab-23387022157

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Adventures in Digital Arts for Youth

Saturday February 12, 2022 - Saturday May 14, 2022

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Virtual.

This free tech session will explore Digital Arts using the latest and coolest in tech such as Apple Pencils and Digital Cinema Cameras. A fun-filled session with local filmmaker Tom Strnad of The Creator Space. Ages 8-13.
Register Online! Limited spaces.

This session will take place on Google Meet. A link will be sent out the day before the event.

 

Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca

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Wired Wednesdays: What is 5G?

Wednesday February 16, 2022

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page/YouTube Page.

In this video, Ashley will talk about what 5G is, and what it means for the future of technology. 

Don't forget! Ashley will be live on Facebook at 1pm to answer your tech help questions. 

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

Contact: Ashley
Email: librarytech@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary

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Creator Space Online: Intro to Dramatic Editing in Blackmagic Resolve

Thursday February 17, 2022

Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

Location: Online.

This online session will explore the overall editing process for a dramatic narrative film and how to build a scene using different camera angles and takes. Topics include preparing footage for a scene, exploring angles and pace, using cuts to tell the story better and adding in temp sound to help your
visuals.

Join editor Tom Strnad as he helps explore the dramatic editing process using Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve editing software. No experience required and perfect for ages 13+.

Contact: Tom Strnad
Email: tom@tbmcreatorspace.com Website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/the-creator-space-mobile-digital-arts-lab-23387022157

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Wired Wednesdays: Libby

Wednesday February 23, 2022

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page/YouTube Page.

In this video, Ashley will walk you through how to use Libby. OverDrive will become obsolete soon, and it is important to know how to use Libby. Don't worry though, all of your holds and items will be available for you on Libby if you are currently an OverDrive user. 

Don't forget! Ashley will be live on Facebook at 1pm to answer your tech help questions. 

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

Contact: Ashley
Email: librarytech@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

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Creator Space Online: Intro to Documentary Editing in Blackmagic Resolve

Thursday February 24, 2022

Time: 10:00pm - 11:30am

Location: Online.

This online session will explore the overall editing process for a documentary film and how to build a documentary film using interviews, a. Topics include preparing footage for a scene, exploring angles and pace, using cuts to tell the story better and adding in temp sound to help your visuals.

Join editor Tom Strnad as he helps explore the dramatic editing process using Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve editing software.

No experience required and perfect for ages 13+.

Contact: Tom Strnad
Email: tom@tbmcreatorspace.com Website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/the-creator-space-mobile-digital-arts-lab-23387022157

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