Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Week 19a 2014

Dec. 15-19, 2014

Assignment-3: Radio Ad
Details: Create a 10-30 second ad for radio. Use sound effects and record your voice for the ad. Include a minimum of 3 sound effects.

Break up into a  groups of 2 to 3 students.
Brainstorm ideas.
1. Sell a product.
2. Promote an event
3. Warning

Write a script of what is going to be said.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Week 18b 2014

Dec. 8-12, 2014

Assignment-1: 30 second song.
Details: Using Garage Band, create a 30 second song using the Garage Band loops.

Assignment-2: Three Ringtones
Details: Using Garage Band, create 3 ringtones at 10 seconds a piece.

Terms to be familiar with the physics behind sound:

1.Wavelength - the length of one cycle in a wave. Changing the wavelength changes the pitch.
2. Amplitude - the height of a wave.  Change the amplitude changes the volume.
3. Frequency- how many cycles/second.  The unit of measurement is Hz.  To determine the frequency of a wave take the length of time for one cycle, ie .002 seconds, and divide it by one cycle: 1/.002 = 500 Hz.  This means that there are 500 cycles per second.
4. Equal Loudness Principle: If the amplitude stays the same but we change the frequency, low and really high frequencies sound quieter than the mid-range frequencies.  Our ears perceive the frequencies to be different volumes even though the volume isn't changing.  The louder the frequencies are played at the more similar the volume will be on all the frequencies.
5. Decibles- we measure the loudness of sound by decibles, dB.  Key decible levels are:
     40dB- whisper
     60 dB- conversation
     70 dB - busy street
     80 dB- acoustic guitar 1" away
     90 dB- baby crying
     110 dB- Power tools
     130 dB- Rock Concert.
6.  Dynamic Range of Human Hearing: 0 dB-120dB (threshold of human hearing)- 140dB (threshold of pain).
7. Frequency range of human hearing: 20Hz-20,000Hz.  lowest and highest perceived pitch.
8. Temporary Threshold Shift (TTS)- when we are in loud environments our ears protect themselves by temporarily shutting down, so we can't hear as well.  After a couple of hours or days hearing returns to normal, unless the exposure was too long in which case hearing damage becomes permeant.
9. Earwax- our body's natural protection against loud sounds.

Soundation: http://soundation.com/studio/
Extract from YouTube: http://www.clipconverter.cc/
Audacity: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/


Monday, December 8, 2014

Week 18 2014

December 9 - 15, 2014

Details or link: http://code.org/

1. Choose a tutorial
2. Complete the tutorial http://hourofcode.com/code
3. Email me when your done at: multimedialab2003@gmail.com


Monday, December 1, 2014

Week 17 2014

December 1 - 5, 2014

Assignment: T-shirt & Poster Contest (100 pts)
Link: http://www.udmaf.org/2015-t-shirt-and-poster-contest/

2015 T-Shirt and Poster Contest

T-Shirt and Poster
Create the t-shirt and poster of the 2015 Utah Digital Media Arts Festival!  Students will create a theme of their choice relating to design, creativity, digital media, etc.  Then they will create a poster and t-shirt relating to that theme.  The winning entry will be printed and the t-shirt will be given to every student that attends the Festival in May.  Winners from previous years can be found on the udmaf.org website.
  1. Entry deadline: December 19, 2014
  2. Individual project
  3. All media assets must be originally created by the student.
  4. Theme:  Your choice
    1. Full color, 11” by 17”, 300 ppi.
    2. Include the festival website udmaf.org
    3. It should include your theme and a list of the categories:
      • 2D Graphics – Raster
      • 2D Graphics – Vector
      • Photography
      • Animation – Stop Motion
      • 2D Animation
      • Audio
      • Video
      • 3D Graphics
      • 3D Animation
      • Web Design
      • Interactive Media
Submit a .PDF file, sample name: poster_woodrow-hs_billj.pdf
    1. One color silkscreen.  You may choose one color for the shirt and one for the ink.
    2. Can be for either front or back
    3. Gradients count as many colors and can’t be used in the t-shirt design.  Halftones can be used to replicate the gradient look.
    4. Maximum size 11” by 12”, 300 ppi
Submit a .TIF or .PSD file, sample name: tshirt_woodrow-hs_billj.tif

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