Make & sell your Cryptoart

Make & sell your Cryptoart

Make & sell cryptoart

 

In this course you’ll learn how to make and sell your art, sculpture, animation or design work as cryptoart.

The course is taught by well known cryptoartist, Angie Taylor – a motion graphic designer, author and illustrator with 25 years industry experience.

What we cover in this cryptoart training course.

I aim to get you up and running quickly as a crytoartist. In this course you’ll learn the following.

  • What is cryptoart?
  • Short history of blockchain art
  • Cryptoart websites and platforms
  • The Cryptoart community & social media
  • Installing wallet software
  • Hardware wallets
  • Buying cryptocurrecny
  • Uploading art to uncurated websites
  • Applying to curated cryptoart websites
  • Promoting your work as a cryptoartist
  • Showing your work in the metaverse

This is a 1 hour course which costs £50.00 (including VAT)

Your Instructor - Angie Taylor

All courses are taught by artist, Angie Taylor. Angie worked as a motion graphic designer for over 25 years.

She was a demo artist for Adobe and is an Adobe Community Professional. You can see examples of Angie's work here on her portfolio.

Angie is a lecturer at the Univeristy of Brighton. She has taught children and adults at several colleges, schools and universities.

Angie has several books & courses  published on design & animation.

1-2-1 online training

1-2-1 online training

COVID 19 Update

All bespoke 1-2-1 training courses to be taught remotely till further notice

During the current situation with coronavirus we have decided to provide all of our courses via secure online educational conferencing software till the situation is resolved. We hope to return to classroom training before long. But meanwhile we’ll run our courses using Adobe Connect software which is secure, extremely user-friendly and stable.

How will this training work?

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email from us inviting you to an Adobe Connect meeting. In order to commence the training you need only click on the link at the time and date specified to join the session. If you’d like to try out an Adobe Connect demo, please use this link.

We will be there waiting for you, ready to provide you with bespoke 1-2-1 training on your preferred application.

Easy to set up

It’s really easy to use Adobe connect.
All you need are the following;

  • A computer or laptop with the relevant software (either Mac and Windows – both are fine)
  • An integrated video camera (or an external one)
  • An integrated microphone
    Headphones or earphones that you can use on your computer
  • A reasonably fast, reliable internet connection (hard-wired ethernet is faster than wireless)
  • For the best experience we recommend a large monitor of 21″ or more. Smaller screens work almost as well but you may need to zoom in and out a bit more on those.
  • You should download Adobe Connect software before the your training commences. This will allow you to test your connection and computer before the training day.

So you see, it’s easy to carry out our bespoke training courses online. You can book by the hour – making it easier to fit around your busy schedule.

Images by janjf93 and Coffee Bean from Pixabay

Remote Training

Remote Training

Remote training in your home

All of our training courses can be delivered remotely via web conferencing software. We use a variety of technologies including Zoom, Google Hangouts or Adobe Connect. This means you can recieve 1-2-1 training in the comfort of your own home.

Remote training can be booked hourly or daily. This means you can go at your own speed and we can build the course to fit in with your own busy schedule.

Creative training at your own desk

We teach all levels from beginner to advanced level. Our training courses are taught by a professional artist. Angie Taylor is a professional animator, editor and graphic designer with over 25 years experience.

Learning creative techniques is a life-long skill to aquire. If you want qualifications, our course will help you to prepare for the Adobe authorisation exams. All courses are taught by Adobe Community Expert, Angie Taylor.

 

Remote Online Courses

You can learn via our bespoke, 1-2-1 training courses right here in Brighton. Perhaps you’re not located in Brighton? Or maybe you prefer to carry out the remote training in the comfort of your own home. In these situations, we can provide remote, online training on a 1-2-1 basis.

We use web conferencing software to deliver the training to you. The software makes use of the webcam, microphone and screen sharing services. It’s a great way to deliver 1-2-1 training or training to groups of your employees – without face-to-face contact. This is particularly important in this difficult time as many of us have to self-isolate due to the Corona virus.

1-2-1 bespoke courses

We will develop bespoke course content for you. This will help our delegates get to grips with the basic and advanced concepts. Our remote training course can be delivered as a one-to one course. so there’s just you and the trainer at the desk. We can tailor the course content to help suit your learning needs. We also offer group training via webinars, so all of your employees can be trained, whether they are together in one single location, or all in their own individual homes.

Schedules

Our tutor, Angie has over 25 years of industry practice as a graphic designer. We can offer flexible course times to fit in around your busy schedule. Most courses are held on Thursdays and Fridays but we can also discuss courses for the evening or on weekends. The online, remote training course is instructor-led. This remote raining course can be taken as a part-time evening course or taken over a long period, spread over weekends.

 

 

The benefits of remote software training

1-2-1 attention

Why not hire Angie to create a custom remote training course for you? It will only be you and Angie on the call so you get her complete attention. Unlike other training courses where you often have to share the training with other delegates. We can cover 50% more on a remote course than on a conventional group tarining course.

Bespoke Courses

Creative Cabin training courses are unique and bespoke. Just you and your trainer, working together on developing your goals. We tailor our training to perfectly suit your needs. All courses include; training files to practice with, ongoing support and access to our Linkedin Learning courses for a month.

Ongoing support

Our training includes support so you won’t be left alone after the course finishes. If you have a problem or question you can contact Angie directly at any time.

Project consultancy

We also offer project consultancy services. Angie has worked with some of the UK’s brightest animation talents including; Tim SagarYukai Du,  Belle Mellor. She lectures on the Digital Media MA course at Brighton Art College – a campus of University of Brighton.

Realworld Projects

We encourage you to send along your own projects before the remote training session. Angie will take a look at it beforehand and will prepare fixes before the training takes place. Together you can devise the best working pratices for you. We will also provide project files for you to practice on.

All ages & abilities

We offer personal tuition for people of all ages and abilities. Angie has experience teaching children & adults with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Condition and other neurological conditions.
“I highly recommend the Creative Cabin for Adobe After effects training. Angie is extremely knowledgeable, a great tutor and lovely person. The 1:1 nature of the training meant Angie tailored the training to our business needs which was superb and helped build my skills and confidence. Angie’s knowledge and flair were super inspiring. She’s super helpful and offers lots of tips and tricks. Totally recommend training at the Creative Cabin! I hope to plan another trip to extend my skills.” James Veitch

Comedian

Your training vacation

Come to the seaside for new ideas and inspiration. Creative Cabin is situated on the clifftops, overlooking the English Channel and the South Downs. Software expert, Angie Taylor provides expert software training in this idyllic studio near Brighton. 

Free Tutorials

Angie has created some free tutorials for you to watch. This gives you an idea of Angie’s teaching style. Angie has lots of other free tutorials on Youtube. You can subscribe to her Youtube channel here.

Premium Courses

Angie is a Linkedin Learning instructor. She has several premium courses available on Linkedin Learning that you can access with a membership. If you don’t already have a membership you can get a free trial by subscribing to the Creative Cabin newsletter here.

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Unity training

Unity training

Unity Training

Our Unity training courses are taught by motion graphics expert, Angie Taylor – a motion graphic designer, author and illustrator with 25 years industry experience.

All courses are taught on a 1-2-1 basis. We can accommodate groups of two people. We can also provide remote training via Adobe connect.

Customer Reviews

Want to hear what our customers think of our courses? You can read reviews about our training courses here.

What we cover in our Unity training

We provide Unity fundamentals training course as well as custom courses in Unity. Our courses cover using Unity as a creative tool.

Below are some examples of the topics we can cover in your course:

 

Fundamental Unity Training

Getting comfortable in Unity

  • An overview of the Unity interface
  • Making use of task focussed workspaces
  • Customising the application preferences
  • Project settings you need to know about
  • Creating settings for creating VR ready projects
  • Useful, advanced project settings
  • Navigating the Unity world

Panels

  • Overview of the Project panel
  • Overview of the Hirearchy panel
  • Overview of the Inspector panel
  • Scene View
  • Game View
  • Lighting Settings
  • The Toolbar

Importing Assets into Unity

  • Supported asset types in Unity
  • Working with 3D files in Unity
  • Working with Images and Textures in Unity
  • Importing or creating Movies into Unity

Creating Assets in Unity

  • Creating a Scene
  • Creating primitive objects
  • Getting to know Prefabs
  • Working with ProBuilder
  • Creating Terrains
  • Adding Particles to your Scene

Timeline

  • Overview of the Unity Timeline
  • Adding animatable properties to the timeline
  • Adding Keyframes
  • Animation Clips
  • Animation Controllers

Applying Effects

  • Adding video effects
  • Creating Skyboxes
  • Global Illumination
  • Adding Depth
  • Fog, atmosphere and lighting
  • Ambient Occlusion
  • Color treatments

Creating VR projects in Unity

  • Working with Steam VR
  • Working with VRTK
  • Teleporting
  • Adding Tiltbrush and Google Blocks assets with Poly Toolkit

2 day course

Your Instructor - Angie Taylor

All courses are taught by artist, Angie Taylor. Angie worked as a motion graphic designer for over 25 years.

She was a demo artist for Adobe and is an Adobe Community Professional. You can see examples of Angie's work here on her portfolio.

Angie is a lecturer at the Univeristy of Brighton. She has taught children and adults at several colleges, schools and universities.

Angie has several books & courses  published on design & animation.

How does the training work?

Angie will send you an evaluation form that takes a few minutes to complete.

This will give Angie an indication of the level of After Effects training you require. She will customise the course to fit your own personal needs.

Evaluation form example

Customer Reviews

Want to hear what our customers think of our courses? You can read reviews about our training courses here. We also have lots of five star reviews on Google or Facebook.

Opus | Animation

Opus | Animation

Our senior trainer, Angie Taylor is a working animator, illustrator and motion graphic designer.

“it’s important for me to keep working at my day job – as well as being a training provider. About 50% of my work is training but I still take on a few creative jobs each year in order to test my skills and to develop new techniques. “

This animation was commisioned by Bright Marbles – a Silicon Valley company with an intruiging product, Opus. Opus is a product that uses artificial intellegence to help inventors to articulate and develop their products and ideas. Its a very difficult product to explain as it is quite unique.

“The company were looking for a new way to communicate the benefits of their product. They had previously used video of people talking about the product but felt that this was dull and did not get the concept of the product.

I directed and managed the project. I wanted a style of artwork that was loose, imaginative and humorous. So I decided to collaborate with illustrator, Belle Mellor on this project. I’ve worked with Belle before and I love the loose, freedom, humour and inventiveness of her work.

Together we brainstormed a few ideas, both sketching out a few core concepts. We then developed a script and storyboard based on the ideas becoming characters on a journey through a pipeline. Opus being the heroic, angelic character that helped the ideas on their journey from conception to final product production.

The first stage involved cleaning up the hand drawn images and splitting them into layers in Photoshop. Working out the correct scale of the images was an important factor. When you work in 3D, you tend to zoom in and out of the images. I had to ensure that all line work would look equal during the animation. It’s also important to remove any marks and backgrounds before animation takes place. I used Select and Mask and the Content-aware tools to adapt the drawings for this.

“I used Select & Mask in Photoshop to clean the layers, ready for animation in After Effects.”

I built a 3D pipeline in MasterpieceVR, using my trusty HTC Vive headset. I created the entire project on my Gigabyte Aero laptop. It’s a powerful beast with an on board NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 which coped admirably with all the VR and 3D rendering I threw at it.

This was all imported into Cinema 4D where I used the Sketch and Toon features to match Belle’s hand-drawn look & feel. I then imported the Cinema 4D file into After Effects via the Cineware plugin. In After Effects I composited Belle’s drawings and 2D stop-frame animations into the 3D scene. I also added some of my own animations here, animating some of the characters using the Rubberhose scripts and taking advantage of After Effects new Master properties to help make the complicated structure easier to manage. There’s a tutorial on Master Properties in my course about Rubberhose animation in After Effects here.

I then brought in musician, Lucy Edwards to help with the music. Together we came up with a humourous melody. Lucy played all the parts on my Roland W30 keyboard. I edited and produced it in Apple’s Garageband. I then added a few sound effects in Adobe Audition. I edited the Audio and the Sound effects to the animation in Adobe Premiere Pro. I found that the the Auto-ducking features to make this process failry quick and easy. The final voiceover was added at this satge so that it fitted the animation perfectly.”

You can find out more about Opus – the revolutionary IP Virtual Assistant here.

If you want to learn how to do any of the things mentioned in this article you can book Angie for one-to-one training at Creative Cabin. We run bespoke courses for all types of creative professionals. These courses can be booked at the Creative cabin studio, or can be done remotely via Adobe Connect.

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