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If you are a novice designer, entrepreneur, small business owner, blogger, creative type or just keen to up-skill, then The Edge has something for you! Each month we offer a calendar of free and paid creative short courses, tutorials and workshops. You will find courses in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe After Effects and WordPress. To find out more about our Brisbane based courses and workshops scroll through our current offering below.

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April 2017

Podcasting 1: Podcasting for beginners (press play here)

April 11, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Start the journey of producing your own podcast with this introductory ideas workshop. In this 1.5 hour introductory class, our expert facilitator will take you through the ground rules for starting your own podcast, answering questions like: What makes an awesome podcast? What are the different styles of podcasting? Interview to scripted and instructional Where do great ideas come from? How do you create something people want to listen to? Who am I talking to? Identifying your audience and understanding…

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Podcasting 1: Podcasting for beginners (press play here)

April 18, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Start the journey of producing your own podcast with this introductory ideas workshop. In this 1.5 hour introductory class, our expert facilitator will take you through the ground rules for starting your own podcast, answering questions like: What makes an awesome podcast? What are the different styles of podcasting? Interview to scripted and instructional Where do great ideas come from? How do you create something people want to listen to? Who am I talking to? Identifying your audience and understanding…

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Podcasting 2: Developing Technical Skills

April 22, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Do you have an idea for a podcast, and you know what you want to say, but don’t know the ins and outs of it? Then, this is the workshop for you. In this 3 hour tech-orientated session you’ll learn: The technical skills you need to produce your podcast The impact audio quality has on the listener experience Facilities and equipment on offer at The Edge to help produce podcast A demonstration and overview of the Recording Studio and how…

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Podcasting 3: Development & Production

April 23, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Take your Podcast idea from woe-to-go, exploring avenues for taking great ideas through development, production and distribution. This 4-hour course is perfect for those with ideas for a podcast series, but need help to flesh it out. In this session we’ll cover: Whether your idea good or not (in a supportive group environment) What you need to plan for before stepping into the studio Knowing your target audience and how to sell your podcast to the world Distribution channels and…

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Videos for the web 1: An Introduction

April 27, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Would you like to start creating videos for the web, but don’t know where to start? In this session participants will learn some of the secrets of getting great video content on video sharing sites like Vimeo, youtube, Metacafe and the Open Video Project (OV). We’ll run through: Technical pointers for making and uploading your video. An intro to the facilities and equipment on offer at The Edge to help produce your own video, and; Putting a short video together…

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Videos for the web 2: Tech Skills & Channels

April 30, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Are you ready to start making regular videos for the web? Are you thinking about starting your own video blog or channel? This session is designed to give participants grounding in the technical production skills they need to create quality video content for the web. The course will also cover some of the key considerations when creating a video channel or vblog, such as: Capturing quality footage Sound quality  Editing tips Starting a channel Participants will even have a go…

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May 2017

Intro to Mac: Understanding the Mac operating system

May 2, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Feel at home in the Digital Media Lab, and get the most out of your short course, with our free Intro to Mac class. In this 1.5 hour class we’ll start with the basics of the Mac platform. We will take you through the Mac operating system, teach you some of the common Mac lingo and show you how to complete basic tasks like opening and closing programs, saving, moving and deleting files and using keyboard shortcuts. If you’re a PC…

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InDesign 1: Adobe InDesign for beginners

May 4, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn the basics of InDesign, like setting up documents and creating layouts in this free InDesign course for beginners.  In this 1.5 hour course we’ll step you through: How to set up an artboard for different paper sizes, complete with margins, gutters and bleed Placing images in your document and how to ensure they are correctly linked Working with text and setting up guides By the end of the session, you will walk away with a magazine cover that you…

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InDesign 1: Adobe InDesign for beginners

May 9, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn the basics of InDesign, like setting up documents and creating layouts in this free InDesign course for beginners.  In this 1.5 hour course we’ll step you through: How to set up an artboard for different paper sizes, complete with margins, gutters and bleed Placing images in your document and how to ensure they are correctly linked Working with text and setting up guides By the end of the session, you will walk away with a magazine cover that you…

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InDesign 2 & 3: Advanced editing with Adobe InDesign

May 14, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Create slick documents for digital and print publications in this advanced InDesign course. Over 4 hours we’ll walk you through advanced features of InDesign: Powerful tools for streamlining the editing process Configuring documents properly from the outset Creating interactive PDF’s, forms and e-publications using tools like: table of contents, buttons, hyperlinks, basic animations and linked content Liquid layouts, layout planning and set-up Advances page options: Creating documents with different page sizes Converting existing documents to a format appropriate for digital…

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