We have a terrific learning opportunity for a few talented area high school students interested in multimedia technologies. We seek your assistance to identify and recommend students for this program.
With a grant from the Smallwood Foundation, the University of Nevada, Reno’s Libraries and Teaching and Learning Technologies departments will offer a Multimedia Boot Camp for a select group of Northern Nevada high school students between their junior and senior year.
The 2014 Multimedia Boot Camp will be held from June 16-26. The two-week camp will offer rigorous instruction by University of Nevada, Reno faculty and staff in a wide range of media and research activities. Instruction will take place in the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center and will provide students access to and training in a full range of multimedia equipment and software.
Following the camp, students will continue to have access to the Knowledge Center’s facilities and staff during their senior year of high school.
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Smallwood Multimedia Boot Camp
The two-week Multimedia Summer Boot Camp will offer rigorous instruction by University of Nevada, Reno Library and Information Technology faculty and staff in a wide range of media and research activities. The camp will make use of the full range of multimedia equipment and software provided in the Knowledge Center's @One, including the use of state-of-the-art media facilities. Students will receive concentrated instruction in audio, video, and media editing skills using Final Cut Pro, Flash, iMovie, Camtasia, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe After Effects. In professional-level projects, they will learn hot to:
- Shoot video with HD camcorders
- Integrate Images
- Develop Informative Posters
- Create 2D and 3D animation
- Use Recording Room Technologies
Students will also receive instruction in the critical analysis of sources, as the issue of data validation before it is manipulated is essential. The schedule will include two two-hour workshops each day, Monday-Thursday, with a one-hour fieldwork session at the end of each day, either mastering media editing or shooting video on campus. On the first Friday, the group will go to an off-campus location to do a video shoot. On the last Thursday, the group will finalize projects they have produced during the two-week session. Participation in the Multimedia Boot Camp will accelerate the college-bound students' acquisition of the skills requisite to be successful in following new directions in knowledge creation and presentation.
High school juniors will be accepted to the Multimedia Boot Camps based on nomination and recommendation of a teacher or school administrator. We seek students with the greatest potential and interest in the field. An ability to be admitted to University of Nevada, Reno is required. Additional information about the Multimedia Boot Camp and the Smallwood Foundation Scholarship is enclosed. Nomination letters must be received by March 29, 2014.
Nomination letters should address the following criteria:
1. High interest and potential to succeed in multimedia technology field
2. Completion of third year of high school
3. Sample of work in relevant areas including video, interactive media such as Flash, animation or others forms of digital media graphics, web design, etc.
Deadline: Friday April 4, 2014
Kathlin L. Ray, Dean of Libraries
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center/ MS0322
University of Nevada, Reno
1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89557-0322
Application Packet should include:
- Letter of nomination
- Sample of student’s work (DVD, web link, etc)
Student Nominee Information Sheet
The Knowledge Center combines the best of traditional library resources with new digital and multimedia technologies. This pioneering information environment is designed to nurture creativity and stimulate intellectual inquiry.
As the pace of innovation and intellectual growth
continues to flourish at the University, the Knowledge
Center is uniquely positioned as one of the most
technologically advanced university libraries in the
country, providing the discovery, acquisition and access to
diverse forms of knowledge that the University’s students
and faculty need. It is designed to foster collaboration and
stimulate intellectual creativity among these groups, as
well as many others. It is intended to serve as a gateway
not only to formidable holdings of books and periodicals,
but to dynamic and interactive centers for inquiry,
providing the University, its community and the state
with access to new and exciting ways of acquiring and
@One is a one-stop center for multimedia services available through a variety of technologies. @One offers students, faculty and staff access to technology to transform information into new and exciting forms of knowledge, from professionally printed posters on a 42-inch-wide printer to editing audio and video in specialized labs.
- The @One Central Desk offers assistance to users of the 100 PCs in the central area and on large-size printing and laminating, as well as preliminary support for the Sierra Pacific Dynamic Media and DataWorks labs.
- @One has six booths for shared work, as well as two areas with large video screens where collaborators can cluster to develop and view their projects.
- The Sierra Pacific Dynamic Media Lab provides expert assistance on its 18 Mac computers with special software tools for post-production work on audio, video, and graphics projects, a professional studio for sound recording and a full-featured facility for sophisticated video editing.
The DataWorks Lab hosts 18 PCs loaded with software applications intended for scientific and statistical data analysis, and for visualization projects.
The Marshall R. Matley Foundation Multimedia Center maintains a collection of over 15,000 videos on DVD and VHS to support a wide variety of coursework. It also serves as a check-out point for laptop computers, digital cameras, HD video recorders, microphones, digital projectors and more.
- The AT&T Computer Instruction Lab has 25 computers for hands-on learning.
- Trained specialists are ready to help students, staff and faculty use various technologies to enhance their projects.
Dynamic Media Lab
The Sierra Pacific Dynamic Media Lab provides software, hardware, and expert assistance to complete media projects including video and audio editing, DVD authoring, animation and graphics creation, Flash authoring, and digital still photography.
Lab Features - 18 eight-core Intel Xeon Mac Pro workstations optimized for handling HD video
- 30" Apple Cinema Displays
- MiniDV, Panasonic P2 and HDV capture devices
- Ultra-fast, Fibre Channel networked storage system, ideal for editing High Definition video projects
- Tapleless solid state production and post production technology
- Integrated workflow with and convenient access to various production equipment including: HD video cameras, tripods, microphones, lighting, etc.
Lab Specialized Software
- Adobe Master Collection: Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Soundbooth, Flash, Dreamweaver, etc.
- Final Cut Production Bundle: Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Color, Motion, Soundtrack Pro, Compressor
- iLife Suite: GarageBand, iMovie, iDVD, iPhoto
- Maxon Cinema 4D (Available on select machines.)
Audio Suite Features (Room 108D)
- Professional Audio Recording Isolation Booth
- 3 CAD Condensor Microphones
- USB Digital Mixerboard
- Rode Podcaster USB Dynamic Microphone
Specialized Audio Suite Software
- Logic Studio Pro
- Protools LE (Mbox 2)
Here are examples of Smallwood Multimedia Boot Camp student produced videos using the resources available at the Knowledge Center.
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Last Modified: February 19, 2014