Software workshops set to expand the mind

August 9, 2013 by  

Artists can learn an inexpensive way to create 3D designs next week at The Build Shop, 201 N. Westmoreland Avenue in Los Angeles just 25 minutes from Brentwood.

Using the free program Blender, instructor Noel Balacuit will teach the ins and outs of using this innovative program.

Blender is an open source 3D modeling tool that works as well as Rhino 3D or Autodesk Maya. This software is used in the creation of video games and can be used in television or film.

The one-hour class is $20 to attend and begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, August 12. Students are reminded to bring their own computers.

After creating a project, software whizzes can learn how to create a budget for it at the Showbiz Budgeting and Actualization class using Lightspeed EPS.

This course will begin at 10:00 am on Wednesday, August 14, at the Showbiz Store, 500 South Sepulveda Boulevard in Los Angeles.

Budgets are needed for everything from major film productions to music videos and photography shoots, and the Showbiz Budgeting software simplifies the process of tracking purchase orders, petty cash, and payroll.

The Lightspeed software is a system designed specifically for the television and motion picture industry. Access is available through the cell phone, tablet, or computer and allows the user to notify staff of updates and makes the production process more efficient. Scripting is also made easier with the program, which can break the script down into scenes coded for each day of shooting.

For more information, call (310) 471-9330. A local printing company can take care of making copies of the script.