IUG 2019

Leap Training on a Budget

Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome!

If you’re here, you likely attended my talks about Leap Training on a Budget at the Innovative Users Group annual conference! I’m not a professor, so I don’t want to trouble my audience with the need to furiously scribble notes and keep track of whatever it is I happen to be saying. That in mind, here are a bunch of links and resources!

And if you have any questions or comments for me, you can always reach me via:

cyberpunklibrarian (at) protonmail (dot) com.

Slide Deck

My presentations slides are available below in a variety of formats.

Keynote | PowerPoint | PDF

Software and Tools

I discussed a bunch of free and/or open source software during the talk. If you want further information about any of that stuff, here’s your list

Writing a Script

  • LibreOffice – Office suite for Windows, Mac, and Linux
  • Google Docs – Great for collaboration
  • Pages – Mac only, but free
  • Typora – An amazing Markdown editor for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Recording Voice-over


Images & Illustration

  • GIMP – Windows, Mac, Linux
  • Inkscape – Windows, Mac, Linux
  • Krita – Windows, Mac, Linux

Video Editors

B-Roll, Images, and Media


  • Pixabay – Beautiful, free images, illustrations, and vectors.
  • Pexels – Even more beautiful, free images, illustrations, and vectors.
  • CC Search – The Creative Commons search engine with more than 300 million images.
  • Wikimedia Commons – 53.6 million media files

Clip Art


  • Pixabay – They have video clips too!
  • Pexels – They also have video clips!
  • Internet Archive – Great esoteric collection of everything.
  • YouTube – Search + Filters + Creative Commons = ❤️
  • Vimeo – Lovely videos under Creative Commons


  • Incompetech – Kevin MacLeod is an online god.
  • Free Music Archive – Creative Commons music in almost every genre
  • CC Trax – An excellent collection of music licensed under Creative Commons.

Sound Effects

  • FreeSound – Bleeps, bloops, explosions, lasers, falling down the stairs; this site has it all.

Sample Training Video