Digital Media Commons (DMC) Workshop

Creating and Adding Subtitle to Your Video

Subtitles enable deaf and hard of hearing users to watch videos. This is important for all video publishers especially educational institutions who need to comply with accessibility laws and internal policies. Subtitles can be translated into different languages which help you reach broader audience and they also act as metadata that helps your videos show up in more places on YouTube. 

Come to this one hour short course to learn the tools to create/encode subtitle and how to add subtitle to your YouTube, Vimeo videos. 

Getting Started with GitHub

Would you like to better manage software versions and collaborate with other researchers? GitHub is a widely-adopted code repository that supports collaboratively developing software and other text-based projects. This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to the basics of GitHub, such as setting up GitHub, creating a branch, and committing changes. We will also look at a few examples of how researchers are using GitHub. Please bring your laptop!

How to Manage Your Data

Please see http://researchdata.rice.edu/training/ for the latest update, 8/23/2017.  

Drowning in data? Not sure how to organize and back it up? This hands-on, interactive workshop will share tips for effectively organizing, documenting and storing research data. Participants will walk away with ideas for completing a data inventory and data storage/ backup plan for their own data, as well as tips for writing data management plans (as required by many grant agencies).

Introduction to Text Analysis

Note: This short course is not offered this semester. If you are interested in taking it, email dmc-info@rice.edu.

By using text analysis tools, we can explore patterns and anomalies across thousands of texts--or in a single document. This hands-on workshop will provide a basic grounding in text analysis, focusing on:

Video Editing with Final Cut Pro X

This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to the latest version of Final Cut Pro X. The training will cover key concepts and functions of the Final Cut Pro X application. The topics to be covered are:

  • Getting familiar with the workspace and the file management
  • Importing footage, creating library, event, and project
  • Adding footage to the timeline
  • Using editing tools
  • Using transitions, titles, still images and audio
  • Sharing and exporting a finished project

Video Editing with iMovie

Come to learn how to use iMovie to create professional-looking videos. iMovie is a mac based free video editing software that allows users to edit their own home movies with ease. The new update has added simplicity of the interface and improved file management.

This workshop will cover how to:

  • import your footage
  • manage your project
  • edit the video clips
  • adjust audio
  • add titles and music
  • record voice over narration
  • create other cool effects such as texts, transitions, chroma keying, etc.