A collections of resources for COMM students:
- The Studio at the Library
- Using COMM Equipment
- Adobe resources
- Public domain & royalty free content
- UTC student resources
Looking for a place to work on media projects? The Studio at the Library is a great option. They have 60 computers (30 Macs, 30 PCs), all loaded with Adobe Creative Suite. They also have an audio suite and a video/photography suite. Plus their reference librarians can help answer some of your questions. Learn more about the studio:
The Department of Communication provides a variety of video, photographic, and audio recording equipment for COMM students to use in class and to check out for use outside of class time. Here are a few resources to help you use the equipment once you reserve and check out the equipment:
Canon VIXIA HF R600
Sony Nex 5n
ZOOM H4n Recorder
In many of our classes you are asked to use Adobe Creative Cloud applications. All of these applications are powerful and take years to learn. Below are some resources to help you learn what you can do with these power tools.
Adobe Audition (audio editing)
Adobe InDesign (publication design)
Adobe Photoshop (photo editing)
- Adobe's Introduction to Photoshop
- Adobe Photoshop Video Tutorials
- HowTech.tv Photoshop Video Tutorials
Adobe Premiere Pro (video editing)
- Adobe's Introduction to Adobe Premiere Pro
- Adobe Premiere Pro Video Tutorials
- How to Use Audio Effects in Adobe Premiere CC (video)
- How to Color Correct in Premiere CC (video)
Adobe After Effects (video effects)
Adobe Character Animator (animated charcters for videos)
- Ok Samurai's Adobe Charcter Animator Video FAQ
- Ok Samurai's Puppets (free)
- Heads of Curriculum (free puppets)
Adobe Illustrator (graphic design)
- Adobe's Introduction to Illustrator
- Adobe Illustrator Video Tutorials
- HowTech.tv Illustrator Video Tutorials
- Teach Me To Design Adobe Illustrator Basics Video Tutorials
When working with images, video, and audio you need to be mindful of copyrights. You simply can't reuse something you found on Google or elsewhere on the Web.
One safe way to use others work in your projects is to use content that is either in the public domain or content that other individuals have decided to make available for use (sometimes with restrictions).
Below are links to some sites with either public domain content or content that is being made available by the other with some restrictions. Be sure to read the rules and restrictions on each of these sites to make sure you can use the content.
- Flickr Commons
- NYPL Public Domain
- Vecteezy.com (vector illustrations)
- Freepik.com (vector illustrations)
- Freevector.com (vector illustrations)
- Undraw.co (svg illustrations for use on web pages)
- TheNounProject.com (icons)
- UTC Learn - Web support for UTC classes.
- MyMocsNet - Login to MyMocsNet to find out what classes you need to take (through MyMocsDegree) and manage your student account (through Self-Service Banner).
- Disability Resource Center - Support for students with disabilities.
- Student Support Services - Struggling in school? Student Support services maybe able to help with tutoring, academic advising, and more.
- UTC Writing Center - Need help writing a paper?
- More Resources - Links to everything from the Bookstore to the Video Production.