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PPL: Events Unit (S)

Free

with Salvador Lua

Calendar Jan 31, 2022 at 3 pm

Learn the ins and outs of what it takes to bring the Salinas community together while having fun. we will be working with a budget to bring beauty and awareness to our Salinas community.

Will run

PPL: NESTcorps (S)

Free

with Isa Moreno

Calendar Jan 31, 2022 at 4 pm

Description:

Learn leadership, project management, logistics, and marketing skills while working on a project that makes a difference in the community! This group started to address the needs that arose from COVID-19, but it will continue to tackle the needs in our community even after the pandemic is over. The spring session will be the second phase where we take the research we conducted in the Fall, and create a plan of action to address the importance of having a culturally competent curriculum in schools, such as Ethnic Studies. At the end of the session, we will present the research and plan of action to leaders in the community, which will prepare us for the implementation stage during the Summer. 

Additional Information: 

  • You can ask for community service hours for your work. 
  • This training will be taking place in person at the Watsonville Digital NEST and broadcast to the Salinas Digital NEST

PPL: NESTcorps (W)

Free

with Isa Moreno

Calendar Jan 31, 2022 at 4 pm

Description:

Learn leadership, project management, logistics, and marketing skills while working on a project that makes a difference in the community! This group started to address the needs that arose from COVID-19, but it will continue to tackle the needs in our community even after the pandemic is over. The spring session will be the second phase where we take the research we conducted in the Fall, and create a plan of action to address the importance of having a culturally competent curriculum in schools, such as Ethnic Studies. At the end of the session, we will present the research and plan of action to leaders in the community, which will prepare us for the implementation stage during the Summer. 

Additional Information: 

  • You can ask for community service hours for your work. 
  • This training will be taking place in person at the Watsonville Digital NEST and broadcast to the Salinas Digital NEST

DAT: Video Editing 1B - Intro to After Effects

Free

with Marcus Cisneros

Calendar Feb 1, 2022 at 3:30 pm

Probably the most freeing thing as a filmmaker is knowing that you have the ability to truly do whatever you want with your footage and create worlds as an animator and Visual Effects Artist. In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of Adobe After Effects in the fields of Motion Graphics and Compositing.  Coming off of the Intro to Illustrator course, Motion Graphics will empower the members to take their designs and animate them for the motion picture. Taking what members will be learning in photoshop, Compositing will give the members the ability to create VFX (Visual Effects) to their footage to create such effects as green screen,  matte paintings, and much more. 

Members will learn: 

  • 2D Keyframe Animation
  • Visual Effects
  • Motion GraphIcs
  • 3D tracking
  • Compositing
  • Matte Painting
  • Jobs they will be preparing for (for LMS)
  • Motion Designer
  • Visual Effects Generalist
  • Digital Media Specialist
  • Post Production Assistant
  • Digital Media Generalist
  • 2D Keyframe Animator
  • VFX compositor

Additional Information: 

  • Are there prerequisites? 
    • Premier Pro Experience or Photoshop experience HIGHLY Recommended
  • Are there eligibility requirements? 
    • N/A
  • What is the next training in the series? 
    • Post Production Lab
  • What should you expect? 
    • Attend all workshop sessions
    • participate in live tutorials by asking questions
    • deliver project updates on time
    • deliver projects according to deadlines

PPL: Events Unit (Watsonville)

Free

with Valentina Velasquez

Calendar Feb 1, 2022 at 4 pm

Be part of the team that designs, plans, and manages events that tie the NEST to the wider community. Learn how to think critically, solve problems, and see a project through from beginning to end alongside a supportive team. You can transfer those skills to become a project manager, event coordinator, or promoter. Past projects include organizing movie nights, art nights, open mics, and escape rooms. This spring our focus will be MUSIC, what will our next event be? It’s up to you!

Additional Information: 

  • You can ask for community service hours for your work. 

WIT: Web Design with JavaScript

Free

with Jennifer Lopez

Calendar Feb 1, 2022 at 4 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Dive into the world of programming by learning Javascript, a powerful language that animates websites and creates interactive behavior in web apps. Javascript is a highly used and flexible programming language of the web. It adds that spark and interactive behavior that users want to see. In this training, you will learn javascript fundamentals, in order to create a website with an interactive navigation bar that will display smaller assignments and games.  Master this tool and start thinking like a developer. This course will adjust to students’ learning paces. There’s no pressure, our goal is to get you comfortable coding with JavaScript. At the same time, you will get closer to bizzNEST and become more competitive for developer jobs in the industry. 

Members will learn:

  • JavaScript, HTML, CSS, 

Additional Information:

WIT: Game Development w/ Unity

Free

with Robert Booth

Calendar Feb 1, 2022 at 4:30 pm

This fun game was first introduced at Unity’s huge annual conference Unite back in 2015. It is a great introductory game development project and will get students very comfortable working in the Unity IDE. The game is a two player game with each player controlling a comically large tank in a great environment. The project comes with all the resources needed to create the game. 

Members will learn how to: 

  • Set up and configure game objects. 
  • Add movement functionality to the tanks and will add audio and visual effects as well. 
  • Set up colliders and through C# scripts they will create in Visual Studio how to code collision detection produced events. 
  • Create the heads up display (HUD) elements.
  • Cause projectiles to be fired and how to add explosions. 
  • Use cameras in Unity and how to create an orthographic view that scales dynamically.

Additional Information: 

  • No experience required!
  • Eligibility requirements: Must be Digital NEST member

DAT: Graphic Design 1B - Intro to Photoshop

Free

with Mayra Ruiz-Valtierra

Calendar Feb 2, 2022 at 3:30 pm

Do you like to edit photos and make cool graphics? Then Photoshop is for you!  In this training, you will be learning how to create graphics in Photoshop by learning how to manipulate photographs. 

Members will learn: 

  • How to take backgrounds out
  • How to change the color of a photo
  • How to use photoshop brushes
  • How to use blending modes and filters
  • How to do photo retouches
  • And go over the meanings of colors

Additional Information:  

  • Must be a member of the Digital NEST to attend. 
  • Broadcasted in Salinas from Watsonville site




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