Wednesday, April 07, 2010

The Creative Crew April 2010 Meetup

I'll be speaking at the Apr 2010 Creative Crew meetup (13 Apr, Tampines Regional Library).

Specifically, I'm presenting a 30min segment on how "non-musicians" can use GarageBand to create tracks (write-up below, in bold). Will be referring to resource sites like ccMixter and FreeSound. And make reference to Creative Commons of course.

For My Shoogie - GB '08

Incidentally, the Public Libraries has been hosting the Creative Crew meetups since Mar 2009. I'm happy to say that the collaboration is still going strong. And starting this year, the folks at Creative Crew agreed to feature musical-related segments. Which is why I'm in there. We'll also be working towards a Creative Commons project (more on that, later).

Here's an online resource list prepared for the Mar meetup, which is still relevant for Apr.

And here's the Apr programme:
Date/Time: 13 April 2010 (Tuesday), 6.45-8.45pm.
Venue: Tampines Regional Library, 31, Tampines Ave 7 Singapore 529620
Nearest MRT Station: Tampines
Tampines Buses : SBS Transit 8, 15, 18, 19, 27, 28, 29, 37, 38, 81, 168, 291, 293

Programme Details
6.45PM – Registration

7.00PM – Professional photo retouching by Stefano Virgilli
Stefano retouched the pictures of well known Italian photographers from 2002 to 2006. Last month he showcased the High Pass sharpening trick. This month, he will focus on other amazing retouching techniques, allowing the model to look younger and fresher while retaining her natural look as much as possible.

7.30PM – Creating music for beginners by Ivan Chew
Ivan Chew, a Garageband and DIY music enthusiast, will share how “non-musicians” can use Apple’s GarageBand software and Creative Commons licensed music samples to create soundtracks — instrumentals or vocal pieces — for videos and slideshows. By non-musicians, it means you don’t have to know how to play any instruments or sing to win Singapore Idol. All you need is GarageBand (which comes with your Mac), an ability to count (if you can count, you can keep in tune), and a connection to the Internet (to search and download free and legal music samples).

8.00PM – BREAK

8.15PM – Finally CS5! by Stefano Virgilli
Synopsis > Beta tester Stefano Virgilli will showcase some of the most
impressive new tools in Adobe Photoshop CS5! Do not miss it

8.45PM – END

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