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Innovations in Information Design: Fielding Graduate University and Brooks Institute Unite

Posted by Hilary Edwards on Wed, Jan 02, 2013

media class resized 600The Media Psychology program at Fielding Graduate University is at the beginning of a very innovative relationship with Brooks Institute.

During the most recent new student orientation (NSO), Fielding students used the Brooks media lab to produce introductory films. In November, faculty Jean-Pierre Isbouts put 17 students through their paces at the very successful Final Cut Pro cluster/workshop held at the Brooks Institute in Ventura. By the end of the workshop, students were cutting their own film shorts.

The upcoming workshop titled "Innovations and Information Design" at the Brooks Santa Barbara lab is open to all students, faculty and staff.

Perhaps you've sat through a truly terrible PowerPoint presentation. Worse yet, you may have produced one yourself. Even worse, you may have turned one in to a faculty member only to have it bounce right back to you. It doesn't have to be this way. In this workshop you will learn the presentation ropes; how to design visual information, add full motion, animations, compelling backgrounds, voice over, even timed garage band style music tracks. More than likely, you saw one of the versions of "Did You Know" on YouTube. This is little more than a well produced slide show but it has attracted well over 20 million discrete viewers. This can be a powerful media for building a business as well as social advocacy and this workshop can help make it work for you.

"Innovations in Information Design" is offered on Friday, January 18 from 9:30AM until about 4PM.

Location: Media lab at The Brooks Institute of Photography's facility at 27 E. Cota Street which is about a mile from the Winter Session hotel

Register contact: Katie Huber, Director of Career Services | 805.690.7679 |

Fee: $150.00

Registration is open to all Fielding students, faculty and staff.

Space is limited.