Archive for September, 2016

Rachel Lafortune

Being a Good Parent is a Big Deal

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I loved sitting down in my favorite recliner and seeing our older son outside spending time doing things pertaining to the pond that is on our property. One day, I saw him rig up his own fishing pole made from a branch, string and an old fishing hook he found. That was my signal to get him a real one. And when I walked past an RC boat company last weekend when I was out doing my errands, it was also a sign that a new remote control boat would be a good idea, too.

As someone who works a lot of hours, I’ve found that I can fall behind on spending time with my son. When I come home after a 12 hours day, it is often that I just want to relax and do nothing. I love spending time with him, but being lazy once I’m home wins out too many times. The thing is that I’m a parent and it’s my job is to raise up a child who feels strong, secure and well loved. Laying on the couch for hours watching old reruns on TV doesn’t help him with those things. I have been making an effort with him and it has been making both of us feel better. We’re bonding more and he’s been telling me often that he loves me and likes that I’ve been spending more time with him. This makes me feel like I’m doing right for him.

When I brought home the new RC boat for my son to use, he loved it. He wanted to try it right away. I told him that I bought it for him to use whenever he wants, but that I hoped he would not give up fishing to play with the boat only. He promised he wouldn’t do that. He still catches fresh fish and we cook them for dinner and have long talks.

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Rachel Lafortune

How to Become an Expert in Visual Communication Technologies

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There are so many uses for imaging technologies in media today that new courses in visual communication are necessary to give students interested in this line of work a headstart in their industry. The computer programs for drawing and 3D imaging and animation are complex. They require instruction and lots of practice in order to utilize fully. You could spend hours and hours experimenting with a design or animation program only to be disappointed. Learning how to work with such technologies from industry professionals is a real help.

Photo editing has one top professional app that is in use around the world. It is the software professional photographers turn to to make their images ready for sale. The creative possibilities are endless for those who know how to use this professional suite of software better than others. When you are into designing using still or motion imagery, you need to know how to use the tools you have available to produce work that your clients want. There are tutorials and books on how to use creative imaging software professionals use, but classroom instruction from industry professionals is what you really want to experience.

You actually save time on your learning curve by having a classroom experience learning visual communication technologies and software. There is only so much you can learn on your own in any given amount of time. Your valuable time could be used to exponentially learn more by learning the curriculum provided by a school that teaches this stuff. One mistake many students of communicating using still and motion imagery make is to not have a solid grounding in the fundamentals of their craft. Going to work in a classroom that teaches you from the ground up puts you above those who are talented yet not professionally trained.

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