Friday, August 7, 2020
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Become a pro at something without ever needing to leave the house (or even get off the couch). Lynda.com has a huge library of expert-led video tutorials that can help you launch that YouTube channel, take perfect photos, learn to code, or write a hit song. You can even get the app on your phone so you can learn something new anytime, anywhere. Here are a few of our favourite courses that you can access for free. All you need is a library membership to get started (no library card? Get it online and start using it immediately).
Ever imagined yourself working in an animation studio? You’re just a few clicks away from getting started in Animation. This course teaches you the basics of how to animate a 2D animal walk cycle, but Lynda offers courses on 3D animation and more advanced techniques as well.
You’ve got an idea you want to share with the world, but you’re not sure how to get started. Why not learn how to Produce a Podcast? This course will introduce you to the information and equipment you need to get started so you can begin self-producing your podcast from anywhere.
Writing a great song isn’t always as easy as it looks, but it can be easier with a little instruction. Whether you’re just writing for fun or an aspiring musician, you’ll find proven tips and tricks to up your lyrical game in this course on Songwriting.
Have an instrument that’s collecting dust? Take music lessons for a variety of instruments, like Acoustic Guitar, or amp up the energy in your house with some Rock Guitar lessons. You can go at your own pace and take the lessons anywhere with you (we think playing the guitar on the front porch sounds like a nice way to spend an afternoon).
Starting a YouTube channel is one thing but creating engaging content that gets views can be a challenge. Led by viral video creator Ash Blodgett, YouTube Tips Weekly teaches you everything from how to properly host a giveaway to how to monetize your channel. If you’ve got the equipment and the passion, this course is your launch pad to YouTube success.
Have you considered turning your love of gaming into a career? This course on Careers in the Gaming Industry will teach you the concepts and skills required to be successful in the modern game industry — whether you want to build and finance your own game or land a job at a triple-A studio, with an indie team, or in mobile gaming.
You don’t need an expensive camera to start expressing yourself through great photos. Whether you’re an aspiring influencer or casual photographer, learn how to up your smartphone photography game with this course in Mobile Photography. If you want to create amazing visual art with your camera, check out this course in Creative Photography Techniques.
Get started in a powerful coding language with Python for Students. If you’re interested in automation, game development, or web programming, dive into this introductory Python course designed specifically for high school students. By the end, you’ll have the tools and knowledge to build a complete Python project.
Want even more free things to do at home? Be sure to check out our Library at Home section for more resources like these.
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