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Use Public Domain Classics to Develop Your Digital Creativity

Learn How Pros Do Artworks, Animations, or Even Books on Mac

By Sean Thompson | in Online Courses

This course is part of a series developed to make you an accomplished amateur digital artist using nothing more than your Mac. With 10 lectures, this class will help you develop digitally creative skills and get a taste of how the pros do it – from casting to content, scene, and setting creation, filming, and editing in post-production to your triumphant release.

  • Access 10 lectures & 1 hour of content 24/7
  • Know what vector graphics in Keynote are
  • Customize your Keynote toolbar for maximum efficiency
  • Learn all the tools you need to become an accomplished digital artist
  • Create remixed, original backgrounds for uses as stills or part of dynamic animations
  • Develop transferable skills to other professional applications like Illustrator & Photoshop
  • Make original images based on inspiration & using remix principles
  • Record & save your animated stories as movie files for sharing
  • Put your Keynote movies into iMovie to add sound effects, background sounds & transitions
Sean Thompson | Bestselling Author, Teacher & Coach
Sean is the author of the Amazon international bestseller, Creativity is Everything: Rethinking Technology, Schools & Humanity, and, more recently, the international bestseller in the children's genre, The Sharing Tree. He's founded a number of successful small-scale startups and been helping people develop creative skills through workshops, online and in-person for years.

Sean is a prolific workshop presenter, keynote speaker, an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Trainer certified in digital marketing centering on engagement, social media, planning & analytics. This is his self-proclaimed most ambitious project in terms of helping people, like you, achieve your dreams.

Important Details

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: desktop & mobile
  • Certificate of completion included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Updates included
  • Experience level required: beginner

Requirements

  • Any device with basic specifications

Course Outline

  • Your First Program
  • Getting Started
    • What Will I Learn in this Course?
    • What are Vector Graphics? - 1:37
    • THE Most Advanced Keynote Animation EVER Undertaken! - 2:46
  • Keynote Setup
    • Research and Inspiration - 1:24
    • Open Your Keynote File and Setup - 0:42
    • Customize Your Keynote Toolbar - 1:37
  • Digital Drawing with Vector Graphics 1
    • Background and Drawing 1: The Stomach and Scene Setup for Inside the Body - 3:28
    • Background 2: Starting the Kitchen Scene - 8:05
    • Background 3: Finishing the Kitchen - 6:02
  • Creature Creation
    • The Fly... The BIG ONE - 29:12
    • Original Image: The Simple Spider - 4:34
    • The Bird (Training Wheels off for This One) - 1:22
    • The Cat: A Little MORE Originality - 4:35
    • The Dog: More Originality - 3:48
    • Goat 1 - 2:13
    • Bending Lines Trick: Goat to Completion - 5:28
    • The Horse (Not a "Real" Lesson) - 0:36
    • The Old Lady
    • The FLYING Fly Bonus GIF Maker Video - 7:30
  • Animation & Timing
    • Final Setup, Old Lady and Animation Intro - 2:18
    • Lyrics in Presenter Notes & Animation 2 - 2:56
    • The Lyrics
    • Animated Fly - 2:52
    • The Spider - 3:02
    • Jiggly Wiggly Stomach - 1:47
    • The Bird, Spider And Fly Together - 2:16
    • The Cat - 3:16
    • The Dog and EVERYTHING Before it! - 4:32
    • Animations to The End of the Creatures - 5:15
    • To the FINALE with KEYNOTE - 1:25
  • Prepping Your Keynote Work for iMovie
    • Download this Sound File Now
    • Rehearse, Rehearse and, that's right... REHEARSE! - 7:04
    • Record - 3:06
    • Export as a MOVIE file - 0:52
  • Final Steps: iMovie
    • Editing for Timing and Sound in iMovie - 14:23
    • Download the Song
    • Exporting as a MOVIE FILE - 14:23
  • The Vector Graphics (Free to Use if You Like)
    • About This Section
    • Arm
    • Old lady
    • The Fly
    • Spider
    • Bird
    • Cat
    • Dog
    • Cow
    • Goat
    • Horse

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Just Publish Your Book: Launch to Best Seller in Your First Week

Your 1-Hour Bootcamp to Publish Your First Book

By Sean Thompson | in Online Courses

What if you can not only become published but also become a celebrated Amazon Best Selling Author this year? Yes, it's possible with this mini publishing bootcamp. This course will help you write a "sellable" copy, promote via Facebook and LinkedIn, publishing, and more. It covers writing, various platforms, and strategies that will help you succeed.

  • Access 17 lectures & 1 hour of content 24/7
  • Understand the difference between traditional & self publishing
  • Raise your profile & increase your influence
  • Write a copy that will sell your book
  • Use LinkedIn, Facebook, & Google Ads to reach potential customers
Sean Thompson | Bestselling Author, Teacher & Coach
Sean is the author of the Amazon international bestseller, Creativity is Everything: Rethinking Technology, Schools & Humanity, and, more recently, the international bestseller in the children's genre, The Sharing Tree. He's founded a number of successful small-scale startups and been helping people develop creative skills through workshops, online and in-person for years.

Sean is a prolific workshop presenter, keynote speaker, an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Trainer certified in digital marketing centering on engagement, social media, planning & analytics. This is his self-proclaimed most ambitious project in terms of helping people, like you, achieve your dreams.

Important Details

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: desktop & mobile
  • Certificate of completion included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Updates included
  • Experience level required: beginner

Requirements

  • Any device with basic specifications

Course Outline

  • Getting Started
    • WEBINAR: The Overview - 5:07
    • Free Copy of Creativity is Everything: Rethinking Technology, Schools & Humanity
    • Welcome to the course - 0:48
    • Traditional vs. Self-publishing: What You Need to Know - 3:18
  • How To Become an Amazon #1 Ranked Author
    • Book Download 1
  • Bonus 1: Raise Your Profile, Increase Your Influence
    • Book Download 2
  • Course content
    • Write "Copy" That Will Sell Your Book - 2:32
    • Free Facebook Promotional Strategy - 2:08
    • Use LinkedIn to Reach Millions of Potential Customers - 1:45
    • Setting the Physical and Mental Stage for Success
    • A Quick Peek at the Amazon Cover Creator - 1:23
    • Support Menu if You Feel the Need for More Help
  • The Goods on Promotion
    • Reviews: The Lifeblood of Publishing
    • Digital Marketing Intro Video - 3:23
    • Next steps
    • Sales & Promotional Sites: Paid & Free
  • Set Up Your Successful Online Business: The Handbook
    • Book Download 3

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Ocean Theme: From Drawing to Posters to Animation with Sound Effects

Create Digital Art in Apple's Keynote — No Drawing Tablet Required

By Sean Thompson | in Online Courses

This course contains 24 lectures to help you become an accomplished digital artist just by using your Mac. It will go over Keynote and how you can use it for maximum efficiency. You will be making backgrounds, animate stories, create original images, and more. You'd do all this even without using a drawing tablet.

  • Access 24 lectures & 1 hour of content 24/7
  • Customize your Keynote toolbar for maximum efficiency
  • Use clip art right in Keynote
  • Animate stories, make original images, add sound effects
  • Put your Keynote movies into iMovie to add sound effects, background sounds & transitions
Sean Thompson | Bestselling Author, Teacher & Coach
Sean is the author of the Amazon international bestseller, Creativity is Everything: Rethinking Technology, Schools & Humanity, and, more recently, the international bestseller in the children's genre, The Sharing Tree. He's founded a number of successful small-scale startups and been helping people develop creative skills through workshops, online and in-person for years.

Sean is a prolific workshop presenter, keynote speaker, an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Trainer certified in digital marketing centering on engagement, social media, planning & analytics. This is his self-proclaimed most ambitious project in terms of helping people, like you, achieve your dreams.

Important Details

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: desktop & mobile
  • Certificate of completion included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Updates included
  • Experience level required: beginner

Requirements

  • Any device with basic specifications

Course Outline

  • What will I learn?
    • What will I learn?
    • What are Vector Graphics in Keynote? - 1:37
  • Art Tools and Techniques in Keynote
    • Pro Skill #1: Customize your toolbar - 1:37
  • Shapes
    • The Main Tools - 3:37
    • Shadows and Transparency - 1:01
  • The basics 1 (Ocean Backgrounds)
    • Setting up a Keynote and Finding 3 "Remix-ables" - 1:56
    • Layering is Key
    • First Steps (Inspirational Images, Sun and Sky) - 2:41
    • Foreground: Stylized Beach - 3:58
    • Midway and Background Landscape 1 - 3:57
    • Final Landscape & Complete Sky - 4:42
    • Final Touches (Always!) and a Foreground Piece for Depth - 4:52
  • Animation for Backgrounds, with Clip Art and Original Graphics
    • Environmental Animation - 1:38
    • Simple Animated Vehicle from Clip Art - 2:00
    • Add Original Dolphin and Animate Entire Scene - 3:21
  • Recording as Movie File and Mixing (adding Sound) in iMovie
    • Recording as Movie File - 1:38
    • Ocean Animation Mixed with Sounds in iMovie - 3:24
  • Bonus Videos
    • CONGRATULATIONS! (Next Steps)
    • Record Voice in Apple's Quicktime - 1:53
    • Easy Pro Animation on a Mac - 3:40
    • Become an EXPERT MAC Voice Recorder in Under 2 Minutes! - 1:33
    • Rehearse & Record Keynote Slideshow & Export as Video File - 4:36
    • Steps to Making an Animated Video in Keynote - 2:09
    • Free Font Downloads, Safe & Easy from the Internet - 3:05

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Make Yourself an Animated Superhero

Take Your Animation Skills to the Next Level by Creating Your Own Hero Character

By Sean Thompson | in Online Courses

Great animation videos don't get produced in just a blink of an eye. In this course, you will learn basic animation skills and apply your earned knowledge to create videos of your own superhero. This class will cover Keynote, iMovie, GarageBand, and more. Start animating, editing, and adding effects now.

  • Access 22 lectures & 1 hour of content 24/7
  • Learn the basics of animating in Keynote
  • Use sound effects in iMovie to add depth to your digital stories
  • Use GarageBand to create original background tracks
  • Know the best practices on using iMovie as an editor
Sean Thompson | Bestselling Author, Teacher & Coach
Sean is the author of the Amazon international bestseller, Creativity is Everything: Rethinking Technology, Schools & Humanity, and, more recently, the international bestseller in the children's genre, The Sharing Tree. He's founded a number of successful small-scale startups and been helping people develop creative skills through workshops, online and in-person for years.

Sean is a prolific workshop presenter, keynote speaker, an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Trainer certified in digital marketing centering on engagement, social media, planning & analytics. This is his self-proclaimed most ambitious project in terms of helping people, like you, achieve your dreams

Important Details

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: desktop & mobile
  • Certificate of completion included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Updates included
  • Experience level required: beginner

Requirements

  • Any device with basic specifications

Course Outline

  • First Section
    • Intro Video - 1:40
    • Example of end product - 0:26
    • The Most Epic SuperHero Trailer Ever made - 2:46
    • Foundational: What are vector graphics? - 1:37
  • The bulk of our project
    • Pro Tip 1: Customize your toolbar - 1:37
    • Take your photo in Photo Booth - 0:57
    • Pro Tip 2: COMMAND KEYS - 2:52
    • Draw your face as a vector graphic - 15:13
    • Longer hair technique - 3:45
    • Write your Script or borrow mine and prepare your slides (scenes) - 7:32
    • Add safe, free fonts from the internet - 2:56
    • Start your superhero posable body - 4:06
    • Superhero pose to ready to fly - 5:39
  • Going deeper
    • Make your your cityscape background - 7:47
    • Animate your story - 10:10
    • Record and export your animation - 2:16
  • Final steps
    • Import animated story into iMovie - 0:40
    • Make a background soundtrack in GarageBand - 4:00
    • Add / alter soundtrack - 5:39
    • Adding sound effects in iMovie - 5:06
    • Publish as you like (AND on Digital Creativity Club Facebook page for certificate!) - 1:32
  • Bonus
    • Add more style to your images - 6:56

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Use Digitally Creative Skills to Create Artistic Wellness Bubbles

Animate Short Videos Using Google Drawings or Keynote

By Sean Thompson | in Online Courses

Social distancing can be hard on anyone. All of a sudden we’re all living in our own bubbles, but... we can leverage this chance to use creativity for releasing stress, opening channels of communication, sharing our experiences and helping each other in a fun way. In this course, you'll be creating visual stories of your life as vector graphics using Google Drawings or Apple's Keynote. Create full-blown animated stories with soundtracks and narrations.

  • Access 21 lectures & 1 hour of content 24/7
  • Create vector graphics
  • Be familiar with Google Drawings & Apple Keynote
  • Learn pro tips for customizing workspace
  • Record & export animations in Keynote
  • Master simple iMovie editing
Sean Thompson | Bestselling Author, Teacher & Coach
Sean is the author of the Amazon international bestseller, Creativity is Everything: Rethinking Technology, Schools & Humanity, and, more recently, the international bestseller in the children's genre, The Sharing Tree. He's founded a number of successful small-scale startups and been helping people develop creative skills through workshops, online and in-person for years.

Sean is a prolific workshop presenter, keynote speaker, an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Trainer certified in digital marketing centering on engagement, social media, planning & analytics. This is his self-proclaimed most ambitious project in terms of helping people, like you, achieve your dreams

Important Details

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: desktop & mobile
  • Certificate of completion included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Updates included
  • Experience level required: beginner

Requirements

  • Any device with basic specifications

Course Outline

  • What will I Learn?
    • What will I Learn?
    • What are Vector Graphics? - 1:37
  • Working with Apple's Keynote
    • Setup - 0:38
    • Customize Your Toolbar Like a Pro - 1:37
    • Working With Text and Using Guides - 1:01
    • Vector Graphics 1: Make your "Bubble" in Keynote - 2:30
    • Make Your First Icon (FAST!) - 2:17
    • Icon Speed Challenge! - 1:42
    • Let's Get More Original Now - 3:30
    • More Advanced Image Options- Making a Book Icon - 2:11
    • Training Wheels OFF! (Remix Your OWN Work) - 2:11
    • One Final PRO TIP and Next Steps - 1:42
  • Google Drawings
    • Google Drawings Section Overview
    • Start a Google Drawing - 0:29
    • Making a Character as a Sample for Icons - 7:55
    • Exporting as an image (.jpg | .png) - 0:28
  • Bonuses
    • Download and Install Safe, Cool Fonts from the Internet - 3:05
    • Become an Expert Mac Voice Recorder - 1:33
    • Rehearse & Record Keynote Slideshow & Export as Video File - 4:36
    • Easy Pro Animation on a Mac - 3:40
    • iMovie ADVANCED - 4:35

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