Learn Multimedia Online
The Compelling Image provides you with the ability to learn multimedia online and interactively - covering a range of topics that combine audio and still photographs, video clips and stills and combinations thereof, to produce powerful and compelling multimedia stories and productions.
We all have stories to tell. Whether it’s about your own life, that of your grandmother's experiences growing up or highlighting an example of corporate greed over the common good, a story worth telling, is worth telling well. Some of us are natural storytellers. Others feel they have something to say, but don’t know how to say it. In this course you will be taken step-by-step through the entire process of producing a short, easily-achievable, 5-minute documentary film on a topic of your choice. Upon completion, you will have a professional-looking documentary video that you can show to family and friends and/or upload to to the internet for all the world to see.
Advancing from snapshots to making photographs is a quantum step for photographers keen on self-expression. It requires competency with light, colour, composition and capturing that definitive sense of moment. But this is just the start! This online photography course helps you discover your personal style of photography.
For decades photographers have had tremendous but unrealized creative power already in their camera bags: the battery powered speedlight. These little beasts have been relegated to essentially being on camera lights but when they are taken off camera and treated as tiny studio strobes their strength comes out. These online photography classes will have you using small on-camera speedlights - combined with some simple and affordable accessories - to create dynamic portraits - anywhere, at any time.
In this course you will be guided through the basics of photography and styling from the point of view of a food photographer and/or stylist. We will cover how to use natural light to highlight your images, find and select props for your set-up, compose the perfect shot, the rules of placement and angles and use of color and texture to creatively enhance the set-up. You will be equipped with all the elements you need to hone your skills in food photography and learn how to find your way through the jungle of food styling to create the perfect set-up.
Best way to learn about something is first-hand and hands-on. That's what this abbreviated sample lesson is all about. Is it representative of the types of online photography lessons and assignments you'll receive as an enrolled TCI student? Yes. Does it reflect the skill level TCI courses call for? Answer to this is that our courses, whether photography, video or multimedia, range from introductory to advanced / aspiring professional levels of skill. That said, no course can be strictly categorized, there is always overlap. For you the student, this means if you need extra help with a specific course, our instructors will always be there for you - to bring you "up to speed," with whatever you need and do it in a non-stressful and supportive way.
Whether it's flicking through decor and lifestyle magazines, checking out blogs or social media, we are collectively fascinated with “Interiors” - those wonderfully styled and lit images that speak “eloquence” or “homely” and invite the eye to explore every line, shape, texture and detail. Have you wondered just how those eye-catching compositions are made? Well, they’re not beyond your own reach as a photographer.