Multimedia Maker Space @ Lalor Library

NEW! This is our newest Maker Space. Not all of the equipment is available.

The Multimedia Maker Space enables the development of creative multimedia skills for budding artists, entrepreneurs or small business owners. Through our digital filmmaking, computer coding and animation programs we explore the creative and fun side of these disciplines whilst delivering in-demand job skills for participants of all ages. Collaboration is paramount in creative industries and with this in mind the Multimedia Maker Space encourages our makers to work together on projects to support local community groups.

Equipment:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud – professional software suite including Premiere for video editing and after Effects for eye-popping special effects.
  • Toon Boom– software that allows you to bring your animated characters to life.
  • GoPro Cameras – versatile and durable cameras with full 4K digital resolution.
  • Sony Digital Video Camera –professional quality digital video camera.
  • DJI Phantom Drone –achieve 4K aerial videography previously only possible with a crane or helicopter.
  • Wacom Digital Drawing Pads – great for drawing characters directly to your computer.
  • Multimedia Toolshed – filled with goodies to help you film anywhere, in any way including an assortment of tripods, GoPro attachments, microphones and lighting.

 

How can you access this Maker Space?

Dedicated computers are provided to allow you to work on your creative projects at your own pace in your own time during library opening hours.

Programs:

Multimedia Makers Club (Mondays): digital filmmaking group where participants of all ages can access Maker Space tools to work collaboratively on digital projects including live action and animation films, advertisements or local history documentaries.

Youth Public Art Group (Wednesdays): Facilitated by the City of Whittlesea’s Baseline for Young People this group provides tuition and support for teenagers across a range of creative projects including graphic novel design and projection art.

Code Club (Thursdays): game, animation and website creation sessions for children aged 8 - 12 using Scratch and HTML/CSS programming languages.

Workshops: Digital Filmmaking Workshops are held throughout the year introducing multimedia fundamentals such as videography, online video editing and special effects. A bi-annual Multimedia for Small Business course is delivered to support local businesses in maximising their impact using social media and multimedia content.

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