Using Analogies to Teach About Digital Technologies
Digital technology is fundamental to digital media, but it can be challenging for a student to understand the technology without having to go down the rabbit hole of computer science. Sometimes, though, a well-chosen analogy can provide the needed insight. [More…]
Madison Media Institute is extremely excited to have a new addition to our Recording & Music Technology program, instructor Chris Vrenna! Chris is a Grammy-winning musician, producer, engineer, songwriter, and the list goes on. Chris is the founder of the electronic band Tweaker, played drums for Nine Inch Nails (1989-1997), and was the keyboardist and drummer for Marilyn Manson (2004 until late 2011). [More…]
Digital Art and Design instructor Maribeth Fleischmann is an expert at designing for print, and an Adobe Certified Instructor. She is also co-chair of the local InDesign User Group, and has been instrumental in bringing their monthly meetings to the MMI Theater, a favorite venue for designers and presenters alike. [More…]
Introducing Color Management
Color management has one simple goal: making sure that what I get is what I see. If I order a sweater online, or have my company logo printed, or have the paint job on my car retouched after a fender-bender, I expect the colors to match. It’s a reasonable expectation, but in digital design it requires a careful workflow that uses color standards to make it work.
Learn the ins and outs of producing electronic music.
Madison Media Institute is hosting a 4 week long Ableton Immersion Camp! After completing this camp, participants will know how to create, record, and master their own music!
Classes will be taught by MMI Instructor and active DJ, Wyatt Agard. [More…]
Not Really, It Seems
There is a fairly prevalent view among some older educators that the use of texting and social networking is destroying the writing skills of young people, much as radio destroyed it in the 1930s, and television in the 1960s. Luckily, according to recent research, this is something of a misunderstanding. Writing is alive and well in the digital age; it has simply become more… digital. [More…]
Instagram recently celebrated its third birthday (launched October 2010), which follows Facebook’s acquisition of the App for approximately $1 billion (April 12, 2012). With an average of 40 million photos posted daily the App has quickly become more than just selfies, cat pictures and photos of our dinner. This brief survey of how designer/illustrator Shepard Fairey is utilizing the App demonstrates how the photo/video sharing social platform can be an important marketing tool. [More…]