Creators Program- Fall 2017 Events

Creators Workshop "3D Animation 101" with Steve Gilliland

September 23, 2017

Creators Fan Favorite! Want to create your own worlds? Better yet, blow 'em up – and let the computer calculate the physics for explosions, smoke, and fire. This hands-on workshop will introduce beginners to Blender, a powerful, open-source 3D software that is available as a FREE download. A series of exercises will send you flying through 3D space. Learn the basics of sculpting your own sets and characters and how to animate and render your own 3D CGI videos. Anything is possible with animation!

Cost- $20 Public /  Free to WVSU Students with ID

Creators Panel "Creating Musical Theater" Featuring Mark Scarpelli, Dan Kehde, Larry Groce, and Daniel Boyd

October 04, 2017

“Original musical theater is alive and well in West Virginia! …. Join with two veterans (Scarpelli, Kehde) with 2 rookies from this medium (Groce, Boyd) … in an informative and enlightening conversation. We may even hear an original song or two from our composers…“

Creators Workshop "13 Mistakes Photographers Make, and How to Stop!"

October 19, 2017

We will describe 13 unfortunate mistakes that many photographers continue to repeat again and again...and how to correct these bad habits. Identification and correction of these common errors will provide a better success rate for stunning photos, with less headaches and stress.

Instructors: Ron Gaskins and Amanda Haddox from Mountaineer Photo Excursions

Creators Talk: “Making a Living in Music in WV – A Unique Odyssey” with Michael Lipton

November 07, 2017

From garbage mogul, acclaimed journalist, newspaper publisher, film composer… while always making his bed as a working musician… A whacky trip down memory lane down Michael Lipton”

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