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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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 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.
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.”
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.