The course would suit a candidate that requires a broad introduction to creating, editing using and managing a digital image collection. The skills covered could be used by anyone who is involved directly or indirectly in producing or managing a collection of digital images. The skills in the course can be used in education, cultural heritage and other roles, which requires image capture and delivery.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a three-day course. Course fees are as follows:
The following units are the BTEC accredited assessment components of our still image professional development certificate and award.
This element of the course introduces the digital SLR and flatbed scanner and explains how these devices are used to digitise a variety of common subjects. It aims to explain the main controls of each device and how they are used to control the appearance of the digital image. In this session candidates are introduced to lighting and learn how it is an essential element in photography and how different types of lighting contribute to look of the picture. This session also explores capture file formats and their applications.
This session introduces the subject of destructive and non-destructive image editing and highlights some of the more commonly used image editing programs. All of the image editing during the session will be carried out with Adobe Photoshop. Throughout the day the course follows a typical workflow from initial quality control, image sorting, cropping, tone and colour adjustment, retouching through to file formats for final delivery.
This half-day session sets out the legal framework as it relates to intellectual property rights (IPR) and the creation, use and re-use of digital images. Students will learn about current IPR legislation and how best to protect their digital images from misuse. Students will also gain an understanding of how they might use digital images owned and/ or created by others. Potential future changes to UK IPR law will be discussed alongside a discussion on the internation dimension. The key concepts surrounding IPR and digital images will be explored using a mixture of presentations, discussions and practical activities.
This element of the course introduces the concept of metadata as it relates to digital still images. Students will receive an understanding of the different types of metadata, how metadata is used and how it differs depending on the user community. Students will be introduced to metadata schemas and controlled vocabularies and will consider a variety of ways in which metadata might be used to enhance digital image collections. The key areas will be explored using a mixture of presentations, discussions and practical activities.
Making and using Clinical and Healthcare Recordings for Learning and Teaching contains guidance material aimed primarily at students, teachers or doctors who wish to use a patient recording or patient data for learning and teaching. It will also be of interest and use to other clinical and healthcare workers as well as to university staff where patient recordings are made available for learning and teaching. Learn about the ethical principles that underpin the guidelines.
Internet Audio Resources is a free online tutorial to help you learn how to use the Internet to find audio resources for your work quickly and efficiently.
Internet for Video and Moving Image Resources is a free online tutorial to help you learn how to use the Internet to find video resources for your work quickly and efficiently.
Internet for Image Searching - would you like to learn how to use the Internet to find copyright cleared images for your work, quickly and efficiently?
Use this free, interactive tutorial to improve your image searching skills.
This course is intended to instil basic competence in the many areas of knowledge that are needed to produce good video work. A hands-on approach is taken, such that during the two days of learning about video techniques the participants will actually produce two short videos. All equipment and facilities will be supplied.
Anyone wishing to create videos or to supervise the creation of videos. This workshop assumes no prior experience, although knowledge of camcorders, audio recording and video editing is useful.
The use of video in education has ceased to be an occasional occurrence, but the quality of videos has not kept pace with their popularity.
By the end of the course attendees should be able to:
PLEASE NOTE: This is a two-day course. Course fees are as follows:
This course is designed specifically to help you consider how to effectively incorporate metadata into the fabric of your digital collections, through explanation, discussion and practical activities.
Anyone new to describing and cataloguing digital media. Some previous knowledge of metadata will be useful but not essential.
This one day course will offer a model of digital collection management, based upon open source solutions. Attendees will gain hands-on experience of planning, building, managing and delivering a digital media collection.
This workshop is aimed at attendees planning to build, manage or deliver a digital collection, especially those within the educational or cultural heritage sectors. You do not need any prior experience of collection management but familiarity with digital media (images, video or audio) would be an advantage.
Now that many important materials are in a digital form, building an accessible online media collection which successfully delivers images, sounds, video and other media is a goal of many institutions.
Until recently, expensive Digital Asset Management systems were the most viable option, but now open source server applications such as Dspace, Omeka and Drupal hold the promise of truly interoperable and standards-based collection management.