The North West Greenway Network is organising three bike light set giveaway sessions to promote the use of lights while cycling on the roads.Commencing on Tuesday 3 December, the ‘Light Your Bike’ campaign rolls into the Guildhall in Derry before cycling down to the ‘Tinnies’ sculpture in Strabane on Wednesday 4 December, before finishing at the Gap Café in Bridgend on Thursday 5 December. Project staff will be at each location daily from 4.45pm-5.45pm giving out light sets on a ‘first come first served’ basis. Emma Hagger, Active Travel Officer for the project said: ‘It is now law – both in the north and south – for cyclists to have front and rear lights during lighting-up times. “But more importantly, to cycle safely cyclists must be seen, both on rural roads and around the city, which mean lights are essential. “Since we want more people to consider the bicycle as their mode of transport, this is a small but tangible step to making people think differently about cycling as their mode of transport.”As stocks are limited, drop down early to collect your set of lights and to discuss all things cycling with Emma and Ronan Gallagher, the project’s Communications Officer. ‘Light Your Bike’ campaign announced by North West Greenway Network team was last modified: November 25th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
If you really want to sharpen your video editing and post production skills, try checking out these 5 great places to invest in your continuing education!You have to stay up to date with you skills if you want to stay relevant and keep your job in this industry. One of the best ways to do so is to take continuing education classes and workshops. There are a ton out there, but here are a few of my favorite resources for post production training.These all cost money, but in these cases you get what you pay for. If you’re lucky enough to work at a place that offers to contribute to your continuing education, you’d be crazy not to check these out. Likewise, if you’re self-employed, these will still be fantastic investments in your career.I’ve tried to stay away from software based training/certification. There’s enough of that readily available. Being successful at your craft (not an application) is what ultimately will make you successful in this industry. That’s what you should be invested in.The International Colorist AcademyI’ve done classes with the ICA before, and you definitely get more than your money’s worth. Great training on not just software, but technique, the ICA classes are fantastic and taught by some of the best colorists out there.My teacher was colorist Warren Eagles, and I’m still in awe of how much insanely useful information he packed into each lesson. They offer courses around the world in cities like Los Angeles, New York, London, Singapore, Dubai, Sydney, and others.Tao of ColorColorist Patrick Inhofer has a great online training course where you can grade a short film with direction and vision from the film’s director, see how Patrick graded it, and get feedback on your grade of the film from Patrick. It’s a great system to check out.Mixing LightAnother color grading resource, this site’s content is produced by Patrick Inhofer from Tao of Color, along with two other fantastic colorists: Robbie Carman and Dan Moran. This subscription site is basically a structured blog with regularly and frequently updated articles filled with fantastic color grading information. As they put it, it’s “8 Miles Wide, 3 Feet Deep” and covers a wide range of topics.Mo-Graph MentorThis is a brand new site that’s put on by a great group of motion graphics pros. It’s “an online motion graphics training program, with an emphasis on career development.”The course is broken up into three classes, with a mentor assigned to you for direct feedback. A focus on planning, technique, and story sets it apart from typical software-based training. They even help you with job placement upon completion of the course!And have I mentioned yet that the mentor list is impressive? I know several of these guys and know of most of the others. You want to learn from them. Trust me.Lynda.comYes, this one has a lot of “software tutorials” that I said I would be avoiding, but if you search, it also has a surprising number of technique tutorials as well.The added bonus of Lynda.com is the massive library of content available. Want to learn something totally new? You can do that. Want to stay up to date with techniques and tools? You can do that too. It’s about as comprehensive as it gets for online training.I hope this list inspires you to get out there, invest in your career and keep learning! If you have suggestions for other great post production resources, please share them in the comments below!