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.

360 Video Master Class

Tuesday May 11, 2021 - Tuesday May 25, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: Online Event.

Join cinematographer Tom Strnad on this multi-session workshop that will explore the entire 360 video production & post-production process. Tuesday, May 4, 11, 18 and 25.

This multi-week workshop provides an overview of the entire 360 Video production and post-production process. Topics include capturing virtual reality 360 video with GoPro Fusion and Kodak PixPro cameras, editing 360 video using the GoPro app and Blackmagic Davinci Resolve along with Boris FX plug-ins. Learn about how to master in 360 video and uploading to YouTube, Facebook and Vimeo.

No experience required. Recommended Age: Adults and Teens 13+

Brought to you by The Creator Space Mobile Digital Arts Lab, in partnership with The Blue Mountains Public Library, the Collingwood Public Library and the Wasaga Beach Public Library.

Contact: Tom Strnad
Website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/360-video-master-class-tickets-147446419209?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

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Wired Wednesdays Live: Libby Updates (Video)

Wednesday May 12, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

Libby has done some updates! In this video, Ashley will walk you through the new aspects of Libby and also walk through how to use the app itself.

Don't forget! Ashley will be online at 1pm to answer your tech help questions!

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

Contact: Ashley
Email: librarytech@thebluemountains.ca

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Digital Cinematography Master Class

Thursday May 13, 2021 - Thursday May 20, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: Online Event.

Join cinematographer Tom Strnad in this multi-session workshop that covers the fundamentals of digital cinematography and storytelling. Thursday, April 29, May 6, May 13 and May 20.

Using a Blackmagic 4K Pocket Cinema Camera, that students can access from our partner libraries, Tom will demonstrate how to manually control the image with the camera, add lighting and framing to enhance the story and how different prime lenses affect the image.

No experience required. Recommended Age: Adults and Teens 13+

Brought to you by The Creator Space Mobile Digital Arts Lab, in partnership with The Blue Mountains Public Library, the Collingwood Public Library and the Wasaga Beach Public Library.

Contact: Tom Strnad
Website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/digital-cinematography-master-class-tickets-146853134679?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

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Audio Podcast Master Class

Thursday May 13, 2021 - Thursday May 20, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: Online Event.

This multi-week workshop will explore the entire process of creating an audio podcast from idea, to recording, to final mastered audio file. Thursday, April 29, May 6, May 13 and May 20.

This multi-session workshop will explore the entire process of creating an audio podcast from idea, to recording, to final mastered audio file using ProTools First and other available free software. Topics include factual documentary podcasts and fictional audio drama podcast production techniques, sound recording for podcasts, sound editing and design and sound mastering for podcasts.

No experiences required and perfect for ages 13+.

Brought to you by The Blue Mountains Creator Space Digital Arts Lab (www.tbmcreatorspace.com), in partnership with the Blue Mountains Public Library (www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca), Collingwood Public Library and Wasaga Beach Public Library.

Contact: Tom Strnad
Website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/audio-podcast-master-class-tickets-147401639271?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

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Digital Illustration: Style Development Master Class

Saturday May 15, 2021 - Saturday May 29, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: Online Event.

A multi-session workshop that explores the fundamentals of exploring & developing a personal style for your illustrations with Jeff Wilson. Saturday, May 8, May 15 and May 29th. Please note that there is no session on March 22, 2021 due to the Victory Day long weekend. The final session, Week 3 is March 29, 2021. Please purchase a ticket for all sessions in order to gain access to all sessions and to receive notifications prior to workshop starts. Cost: Free

Topics include finding your style and voice through drawing, techniques and concepts in style, developing your style. Software used is the low cost ProCreate available for iPads and iPhones.

No experience required. Recommended Age: All Ages

No equipment required to view the webinar - an iPad or Tablet is recommended. Software used: Procreate for iPad/Tablet.

How to Get Started with Procreate for iPad: https://youtu.be/EXm5ZbmDZxw

Register online.

Learn from Grey Highlands based cartoonist and animator Jeff Wilson.

Brought to you by The Creator Space Mobile Digital Arts Lab, in partnership with The Blue Mountains Public Library, the Collingwood Public Library and the Wasaga Beach Public Library

Contact: Tom Strnad
Website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/digital-illustration-style-development-master-class-tickets-147448162423?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

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Mixed Media: Animating Photos and Illustrations Master Class

Tuesday May 18, 2021 - Tuesday May 25, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: Online Event.

This multi-session workshop explores adding movement, visual effects and animation to photos and illustrations using editing software. Tuesday, May 18 and Tuesday, May 25. Please purchase a ticket for each of the 2 weeks in order to access the entire master class. Cost: Free.

Post-production expert Tom Strnad will guide you through the world of visual fx and editing fx using Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve and Fusion software both in the free and studio versions. Students can access the full studio versions of the software at our library partner iMac computer stations. Some video editing experience is ideal but not required. Perfect for ages 13+.

Register online.

Brought to you by The Creator Space Mobile Digital Arts Lab, in partnership with The Blue Mountains Public Library, the Collingwood Public Library and the Wasaga Beach Public Library

Contact: Tom Strnad
Website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/mixed-media-animating-photos-and-illustrations-master-class-tickets-147450242645

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Wired Wednesdays Live: Private Browsing (Video)

Wednesday May 19, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

In this video, Ashley will talk about what private browsing is and how to do it with your web browser. 

Don't forget! Ashley will be live at 1pm 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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Wired Wednesdays Live: Little PIM

Wednesday May 26, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

Would you like your child to learn a second language? In this video, Ashley will walk you through Little PIM and how it can be an asset for your little one to learn a new language. 

Don't forget! Ashley will be online at 1pm 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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Wired Wednesdays: BMPL Event Calendar/Registering for Events

Wednesday June 2, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook and YouTube .

In this video, Ashley will show you how to access the Events Calendar and register for upcoming events. 

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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Wired Wednesdays: Zoom Family Movie Nights

Wednesday June 9, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook and YouTube .

Do you want the feeling of going to the movies with your family who you can't visit right now? In this video, Ashley will show you how to have a family movie night with your loved ones near and far using Zoom. For this you just need an internet connection, a streaming service and Zoom. 

Don't forget! Ashley will be on Facebook Live 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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Wired Wednesdays: Novelist Plus K-8

Wednesday June 16, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook and YouTube .

In this video, Ashley will walk you through how to use Novelist K-8. This database available through our virtual branch. Find books children and teens enjoy. Full-text reviews from sources like School Library Journal and Booklist are available for many titles.

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

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

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Wired Wednesdays: Creating a Strong Password (Passphrase)

Wednesday June 23, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:45pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook and YouTube .

In this video, Ashley will help you to create a strong password (passphrase) and tell you the dos and don'ts of passwords. 

Don't forget! Ashley will be on Facebook Live at 1pm 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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Wired Wednesdays: Smartphone Photography

Wednesday June 30, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook and YouTube .

Want to take quality photos with your phone but don't know where to start or how to edit? In this video, Ashley will walk you through how to take photos with your smartphone and the options within your device to edit them. 

Don't forget! Ashley will live on Facebook Live 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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