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: Indigenous Resources

Wednesday August 4, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: BMPL Facebook & YouTube.

In this video, Ashley will walk you through the Indigenous Resources on our Virtual Branch. Don't forget! Ashley will be live on Facebook at 1:00pm every Wednesday 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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Colour Grading for Digital Cinematography Master Class (4 Weeks)

Thursday August 5, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: Online Event.

Join filmmaker Tom Strnad on this multi-session workshop, as he explores colour grading and colour imaging and concepts with the Blackmagic 4K Pocket Cinema Camera and Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve software, available through our library partners. Thursday, August 5, 12, 19 and 26.

Topics include colour science, camera image settings, LUTs, image control, technical scopes and colour grading in Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve. Recommended for ages 13+ and for anyone with some cinematography experience or general interest in digital cinematography and filmmaking.

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.

Register online. Cost: Free

Website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/colour-grading-for-digital-cinematography-master-class-4-weeks-tickets-163093032651

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Exterior Digital Photography Master Class (4 Weeks)

Thursday August 5, 2021

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: Online Event.

A multi-session workshop with Collingwood based photographer Tjalling Halbertsma that explores techniques and concepts for exterior digital photography. Thursday, August 5, 12, 19 and 26.

Topics include nature photography, documentary photography, filters, exposure for daylight, different sun conditions and image control for exteriors. Access Canon 6D DSLR cameras at our partner libraries to work on weekly workshop goals and techniques.

Recommended for ages 13+ and some knowledge of digital photography is ideal, but not required.

Register online. Cost: Free

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.

Website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/exterior-digital-photography-master-class-4-weeks-tickets-163091271383

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Whizbang: Branding Tools for Cartooning Master Class (4 Weeks)

Saturday August 7, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 12:00am

Location: Online Event.

A multi-session workshop that explores the branding tools for cartooning with local award-winning South Georgian Bay animator and cartoonist Jeff Wilson. Saturday, August 7, 14, 21 and 28.

Topics include designing a logo for your comic series, lettering and calligraphy, panel shapes, layouts and designs for cartoons, and sound effects in visual illustration (POW!, BOOM). Learn about how to brand your comic and stand out with essential cartooning techniques and tools.

Software used is the low cost ProCreate available for iPads and iPhones. No experience required and perfect for all ages.

Recommended Age: All Ages

No equipment required to view the webinar - an iPad or Tablet is recommended.

Software used: Procreate for iPad/Tablet.

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/whizbang-branding-tools-for-cartooning-master-class-4-weeks-tickets-163075325689

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Screenwriting with Final Draft Master Class (4 Weeks)

Saturday August 7, 2021

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Online Event.

Join filmmaker Tom Strnad on this multi-session screenwriting workshop. Saturday, August 7, 14, 21 and 28.

Topics include story structure, character development, beat sheets, formatting, screenplay database management. Software used is Final Draft, available on the Creator Space Digital Arts Computers at our library partners or as a low cost Final Draft Mobile app for iPads and iPhones.

No experience required, recommended for ages 13+

Register online. Cost: Free

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.

Website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/screenwriting-with-final-draft-master-class-4-weeks-tickets-163096553181

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Wired Wednesdays: Cryptocurrency

Wednesday August 11, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: BMPL Facebook & YouTube.

In this video, Ashley will talk about the different types of Cryptocurrency (digital currency). She will talk about how it works and what you can do with it. Don't forget! Ashley will be live on Facebook at 1:00pm every Wednesday 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: Hoopla

Wednesday August 18, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: BMPL Facebook & YouTube.

In this video, Ashley will talk about Hoopla updates and how to login and use Hoopla. Don't forget! Ashley will be live on Facebook at 1:00pm every Wednesday 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: Uploading to Biblioboard

Wednesday August 25, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: BMPL Facebook & YouTube.

Do you have old pictures or documents you would like to upload for one of our exhibits? In this video, Ashley will walk you through how to do this through Biblioboard. 

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

Ashley is on vacation this week but you can always e-mail LibraryTech@ThebBlueMountains.ca

Contact: Ashley
Email: LibraryTech@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

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