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.

Photography: Creative Image Control Master Class

Tuesday April 20, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: Online Event.

A multi-session workshop with Collingwood based photographer Tjalling Halbertsma that explores creative image control in photography. Tuesday, April 20, 27, May 4 and 11.

Instructed by Collingwood based photographer and artist Tjalling Halbertsma. Topics will include manual control, lighting, exposure, interior versus exterior photography and storytelling through your image. Students are encouraged to use a DSLR and Canon 6D DSLR cameras are available for loan at our library partners. Personal technology such as tablets and smartphones can also be used.

No experience required and perfect for all ages. No equipment required to watch the live Webinar. Recommended Age: Adults and Teens 13+.

Register here.

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/photography-creative-image-control-master-class-tickets-146851919043?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

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Wired Wednesdays Live: Top 5 Tips for Searching Our Catalogue (Video)

Wednesday April 21, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

In this video, Ashley will share her top 5 tips for searching our catalogue. 

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

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

 

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

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3D Animation: Scene Design Master Class

Saturday April 24, 2021

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Online Event.

A multi-session workshop with animator Leon Arispunandar that explores the 3D design and build of a scene using free Blender software. Saturday, April 24, May 1, May 8 and May 15.

A multi-session workshop with local South Georgian Bay animator Leon Arispunandar that explores the 3D design of a scene using free Blender 3D animation software. Topics include 3D modelling, designing backgrounds, lighting and camera angles. Blender is available to access at our library partner iMac stations or can be downloaded for free to use on a home computer.

Some design experience is recommended but not required. Perfect for ages 13+.

Download Blender for free

Register here.

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/3d-animation-scene-design-master-class-tickets-147401234059?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

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Wired Wednesdays Live: Online VR Experiences (Video)

Wednesday April 28, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

In this video, Ashley will walk you through some Online VR Experiences. 

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

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

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

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Digital Cinematography Master Class

Thursday April 29, 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+

Register here.

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 April 29, 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+.

Register here.

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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360 Video Master Class

Tuesday May 4, 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: Finding Read-a-likes (Video)

Wednesday May 5, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

In this video, Ashley will talk about Read-a-likes, what they are, and how to find them. 

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

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Wired Wednesdays Live: Paid Parking Apps (Video)

Wednesday May 12, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

Do you still use coins to pay for parking? In some areas they have gone to paid parking apps. Ashley will talk about local parking apps and how to use them. 

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: 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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