Long day editing? Slave to your keyboard?

Glued to your monitor for hours? Editing tiny paths and control points with endless mouse clicks and scrolls? The chances are your body will be feeling the strain. Here are a few great practical exercises from VET to combat RSI, eye strain and muscular pain.

Congratulations to our newly-certified Autodesk and Adobe Users

It’s been a great day for CCi students taking the Adobe ACA and Autodesk ACU exams.  We’ve had 11 passes today.  Congratulations to all of the students below.

Marcus Pockney   (Illustrator)

Gilles Kurt   (Photoshop)

Michael Taylor   (Illustrator)

Israel Abam   (Revit Architecture)

Audu Akange   (Revit Architecture)

Samuel Akakpo   (Revit Architecture)

Efstathia Palyvou   (Revit Architecture, AutoCAD)

Jane Lehtmets   (Revit Architecture)

Osemudiamen Adeh   (Revit Architecture)

Patrick Muyembe   (Revit Architecture)

There are just two more weeks to take your exams before the Summer.  If you have achieved 80% in the GMetrix online practice tests, why not book your exam place here:

Adobe & Autodesk Exams – There’s still time…

Are you a Level 6 or above CCi student?  Have you signed up to the GMetrix online training for Adobe certification?

We will be running exams all year so make sure you book your place via our Eventbrite page or from the Workshop List at the bottom of this page.  Remember that you need to achieve 80% in the practice tests before you can take the final exam.

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Still don’t know what this is about?  Email us here or drop in to Eldon 0.92 for more details.


Flash has a new name – say hello to Animate CC


Using Adobe Flash for your projects?  You’ll be interested to learn that the latest Adobe Creative Cloud Update sees Flash renamed as Animate CC.  Not only that but it has a raft of new tools and innovations.  My  personal favourite is the ‘scaling proportional to stage’ but don’t take my word for it – you can find out more about the changes here.




Using Pro Tools for sound design?  Here’s a great behind the scenes look at Monsters Inc

We’ve got another fantastic behind the scenes video from Michael Coleman at SoundWorks Collection, and this time it’s an in-depth look at the sound design for Pixar’s return to the Monsters, Inc. universe, Monsters University. If you’ve never thought about what goes into creating sound for an animation, there is a terrific breakdown of a scene from the film. Click through to check it out:

Source: Watch a Complete Sound Design Breakdown for a Scene from Pixar’s ‘Monsters University’


Interested in knowing more about Sound Design using Pro Tools or other software such as Adobe Audition?   Why not come and see us in 2.32 or contact us here.

Job in Film Production anyone?


Here you will find a wide range of international film vacancies with details of experience and skills required for each role.

Many of these roles ask for a knowledge of Avid, Premiere Pro and other related software. Need a refresher? Need to enhance your skills? Why not book a tutorial with Creative Skills. It’s as simple as emailing us here.