Training

Training

Opportunities to gain new insights and communication skills, whether you are a new or seasoned communicator, are always available to you at UBC.


Audio & Video

DIY Media: Post Production Part 1

UBC Studios
October 29, 2019 | 11.00am – 12.30pm
UBC Studios (Room 0110, 2329 West Mall, Vancouver) | Free

In Part 1 of this series, we’ll give you an overview of the post-production process: from offloading and organizing your camera footage to exporting your final masterpiece with the correct settings. Using Adobe Premiere Pro, we’ll walk you through the basics of the editing process and show you how to cut footage and add simple titles, audio effects and music.


Audio & Video

DIY Media: Production

UBC Studios
October 24, 2019 | 10.30am – 12.30pm
UBC Studios (Room 0110, 2329 West Mall, Vancouver) | Free
 Are you a UBC instructor or staff planning on filming your own video content? This hands-on workshop will provide advice for DIY camera, lighting and audio. Media professionals will share tips, tricks, and best practices, and you’ll have an opportunity to try things out for yourself at UBC Studios. Whether you’re filming outside, in an office, or in a professional studio, we can help you move from “good enough” to media that you’ll be proud of.


Audio & Video

DIY Media: Scripting and Storyboarding

UBC Studios
October 21, 2019 | 11.00am – 12.30pm
UBC Studios (Room 0110, 2329 West Mall, Vancouver) | Free
This workshop for UBC instructors and staff will explore the fundamentals of DIY media scripting and storyboarding. We’ll look at examples of the wide range of approaches that can be taken, and give tips and tricks on how to get the most out of pre-production for your media project. Please arrive with your own projects and creative briefs in mind.


Audio & Video

DIY Media: Creative Brief

UBC Studios
October 17, 2019 | 11.00am – 12.30pm
UBC Studios (Room 0110, 2329 West Mall, Vancouver) | Free
This workshop for UBC instructors and staff will provide guidance from media professionals on the many things to consider when planning a media project, regardless of whether your project is simple or complex.


Social Media

UBC Social Media Meetup Group

The Social Media Meetup Group is a community of practice for UBC staff who manage official social media channels. If you’d like to join the group and attend meetings, please complete the following form.


Visual Identity

CreativeMornings Vancouver

Inspiring Talks — Ongoing series at SFU Woodward’s — Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Registration is free. You must sign up on the ticket lottery for each talk.

Needing some creative inspiration in the morning? Sign up for a CreativeMorning talk. Past speakers have included a shoe designer, a chocolatier, and a Whitecaps FC player. The Vancouver chapter of CreativeMornings is organized and hosted by a dedicated team of volunteers as a creative community engagement initiative of the BC chapter of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC).


Writing

Copywriting: Introduction

UBC Extended Learning
Oct 1 – Nov 22, 2019
Online | $625.00
(eligible for Tuition Waivers)
Learn and practise the techniques, creativity boosters and craft of professional copywriting in a supportive and intensive writing clinic that focuses on the process and purpose of persuasive business writing.


Audio & Video, Workshop

The Art of Video Interviews

Online
Free
LinkedIn Learning courses are free for UBC faculty & staff. Sign up for free access here.
Find out how to prepare for, organize, and conduct great video interviews. Learn about performing background research before you “set foot on set,” positioning the subject in front of the camera, building trust, avoiding common mistakes in questioning, capturing secondary audio for use in a podcast, and much more.


Writing

Writing Fundamentals: The Craft of Story

Online
Free
LinkedIn Learning courses are free for UBC faculty & staff. Sign up for free access here.
Whether you’re writing a story from scratch, or revising your story for the umpteenth time, this course offers practical how-to advice. Discover how to craft a first page, zero in on your story’s point, create empathy, translate generics into specifics, write for suspense, create cause-and-effect connections, and build momentum and tension.


Social Media

Hootsuite Academy: Social Marketing Training

Online
Free
Develop fundamental social marketing skills to drive real business results. Learn how to optimize your social media profiles, create a strategy and grow an online community. You will also discover content marketing and social advertising fundamentals.