You guys are really quick and really clever, and it's so great to see so much energy and enthusiasm. Somehow, there's a lot more apathy with undergraduates. I love seeing people exploring and trying things out on their own in lab. Like figuring how to use a 3D graphics program, or playing with some extra photoshop effects, or programming something different from the way it's done in the book, or taking really interesting pictures from different angles, or asking all sorts of neat and different questions. I'm really glad to help you with whatever you want to learn, because it excites me a lot that you actually want to learn something! :)
Even though I've been programming for about 7 years now, using computers for over 12 years, there's still a lot I don't know about Computer Science. For example, I don't know how to write programs for a robot, because I'm not that into artificial intelligence. (I like my intelligence, and I'd like to keep it, thank you.) I haven't ever used Director or Premier before, but I've used similar programs before. I hope that one of the things you learn is that if you don't know it, you can figure out how to learn it. The web is just such a great source, and I hope you can learn to have the confidence to find whatever you need from there. I'm still a good starting point for information: I've played with Python before, I've played around with pictures and movies a lot before, I've made lots of websites before, etc.
Speaking of which, one thing that I'd like to add to all of yesterday's lecture:
Beth talked a lot about "projected" colors versus "fingerpaint" colors and the difference between them, and Paul told you guys that no red, no green, and no blue makes black and that lots of red, green, and blue makes white. We also talked about how to make yellow and orange. But, I think the physics behind additive colors and subtractive colors is kind of cool. Check out the following links on Wikipedia:
Check out the other color schemes as well.
Also, if you want to learn more about different ways of representing images:
There's lots more to learn that what you learned in class. And it's all within the reach of your fingertips on the Web.