Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Last Day of the Quatrer

Check you grades online or come see me to check them. Finish anything you have missing. Post it on your blog or make sure I see it before you leave.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

iMovie Requirements

For this assignment, use iMovie to create a video slideshow of your work from the quarter. Requirements include:

- All applicable work you have accomplished this quarter (Photoshop pictures, B&W photography, photocubism, alphabet, illustrator projects, etc)
- Add transitions between pictures for smooth transitions
- Have the entire video timed to music of your choice (school appropriate of course)

There will not be a demonstration for this project. iMovie is a very intuitive program. Open up the program and find your way around. I will be willing to help with any specific questions.

Friday, March 13, 2009

iMovie Assignment

Use iMovie to make a video slide show of your work from this class. Use transitions and music to display what you have accomplished in this class. More details to come.

Design Workbook Assignment (30 points)

For this assignment you will need to find a photograph that represents each of the elements and principles of design. The website will be very useful. See the assignment worksheet for further instructions.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Flash Assignment

The next assignment will be creating an animation using Adobe Flash. Follow this video tutorial to create your bouncing ball. I will give an in class demonstration of this assignment on Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

3/3 CD Assignment

For your next assignment you will use InDesign to create a CD cover and label. When you open InDesign, go to templates and choose CD case. The requirements for this assignment are:

- Use the CD cover template, but modify it to fit your custom CD
- Feature some type of modified text. This can include drop shadow, text wrap, typing on a path. etc.
- Include at least one picture that YOU took and modified in Photoshop
- Create a custom track listing
- Be creative! Add images, colors, text!
- For extra credit, actually create your CD. Burn the track listing at home and bring in a jewel case for you CD and cover.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Poster Clarification

Along with the basic details (time, place, name of event, cost, etc) your event poster that you create with InDesign MUST contain the following:

1. A graphic designed with Illustrator.
2. A picture (from photoshop or the web).
3. Text that is wrapped around an object.

When you are finished, print the poster and bring it to Mr. Larson to be graded.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

2/25 Update

Today: Watch the demonstration on Adobe InDesign so you are able to create an event poster.

You should now know what assignments you need to work on. If you are not already finished, you should be working on the following:
- Photoshop tutorial packets
- Digital Alphabet
- 9 of Me Portrait
- Printed Photogram
- 5 black and white photo prints
- Adobe Illustrator worksheets (Toolbox #1, pinwheel, olympic rings)
- 2.25 inch button designed with Illustrator

If all of the above is finished, begin working with in design to create your event poster.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

2/18 Update

Since this is a short week, there will be no questions posted. Look for more questions next week. This week you should focus on:

1. Finishing up any photoshop/digital photo assignments that are missing
2. Shoot and develop a roll of black and white film. Print 5 of your photos in the darkroom.
3. Get familiar with Adobe Illustrator. Work on Exercise #1, The Illustrator Toolbox, #2 Creating a Pinwheel, and The Olympic Rings.
4. If you finish all of the above, use Illustrator along with the "Type on a Path" tutorial to design a button.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Weekly Update

The first round of grading has been put into infinite campus. The scores reflect what I found on your blog when I checked on Friday.

Wrap up digital photography and photoshop this week and get moving onto black and white photography.

By the end of this week you should be completed with:
- FIVE photoshop tutorial packets
- nine of me self portrait
- digital alphabet
- photocubism

Next up is black and white photography. In this unit you will need to:
- print a photogram,
- print a picture from two negatives
- shoot and develop a roll of black and white film
- print 5 of your own pictures
- scan and upload to you blog

There are also new questions of the week posted just below this post, so make sure you find time to answer those too.

Finally, GET IN YOUR $10 LAB FEE. Many of you are still missing it.

Weekly Questions

Use the photography textbook or search online using Google or other online search engines to answer the following questions. Post the answers on your blog.

1. Describe what a pinhole camera is and explain how it works.

2. Write a short biography of Annie Leibovitz and her photography.

3. Who were some of the famous people she photographed?

4. Post your favorite Leibovitz image to your blog.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Black and white photography

We'll be starting black and white photography this week. Read the following articles about cameras and film developing. Don't worry about color film, we'll only be developing black and white. Along with reading the articles, create a post in your blog answering the following questions.

  1. What are the three basic elements of a camera?
  2. What is an SLR camera?
  3. What is the purpose of a camera's aperture?
  4. What does shutter speed on a camera control?
  5. To get the right exposure for a picture, what three things must be balanced?
  6. To take pictures outside on a very sunny day, would you use a high or low film speed? Why?
  7. What are the four steps for developing black and white film?
  8. What things are needed to make a black and white print?
  9. For a black and white print, the final image is actually what material?
These questions are an assignment and should be answered on your blog by the end of the week.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Assignment Checklist

Pick up an assignment check list. If you aren't sure what you can be doing in class, check the list. See me if you need one. And get those lab fees in!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Lab Fees!

I haven't received lab fees from much of the class. This needs to be turned in before we start developing pictures in the lab and printing photos. Get it in ASAP!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Layers Tutorial

Using layers are very important in photoshop. If you are getting confused or frustrated, click here for a great, useful, and easy to follow tutorial.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Follow My Blog!

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Look over to the right of this page. There is a button that says "follow this blog". Click on it so that you can follow my blog and keep updated. Make sure you follow publicly. This way, I can see that you are following, which should allow me to go to your blog and follow yours as well, so that I can keep updated when you make new posts.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

1st post

This is my first post for my Technology Education classes. Check back often for class updates.