Illustrator Assignments

Monday, August 19, 2019

Week 1 2019

August 19-23, 2019

Welcome to Digital Graphics Art Intro. This semester you will be learning how to use Illustrator, Photoshop, Animate, html, Audio, Film editing and many other software programs. Digital Graphics takes patience and practice but can be very rewarding. Each week you will be given an assignment do the best you can do. All of your assignments will be placed in an electronic portfolio.

Every day on the board answer the starter quest in the first 5 minutes of class.

1st Day
-Take a picture of yourself
-Write a bio about yourself.
-Write 2 goals for this class.


Illustrator is a Vector based tool used to create logos, clip art, t-shirt designs, and many other graphics. Learned how to use the Selection Tool, Moving objects, creating rectangles, ellipses, changing color of the fill and stroke, Duplicating, rotating. Went over the Zoom tool, Align, and Pathfinder.

-Boxes & Shapes 

Assignment: (

Description: Only using boxes and color create a graphic or image.

Assignment 2: (

-Draw an image using the shapes tool.

Description: Add a background and other details to your shapes image.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Week 39 2019: Testing

May 29 - June 1, 2018

1-Pre-Test (50pts)
2-Kahoots (25pts)

3-State Test Review (25pts)
Google Sides Review

4-State Test Code (150pts)

5-Submit Portfolio (100pts)

6-Sr. Survey. (Only if you are a Senior.)

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Week 38 2019: Study Guide

May 20-24, 2019

Practice Test:

Period 1: Digital Media Practice Test (052319_1)

Period 6: Digital Media Practice Test (052419_6)

Period 7: Digital Media Practice Test (052419_7)

Assignment: Study for test.

2019 Digital Media 1B State Standards

2D Animation -- Students will produce and utilize 2D animation.

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Frame by Frame Animation:
FPS: Frames Per Second
24 FPS for Animation.

Digital Video: Students will plan, create, edit, and publish digital video.

Camera Angles

Helpful websites for study:
  3 Point Lighting Diagram Lighting Ambient Lighting

Point Light:

Aspect Ratio:

Monday, May 13, 2019

Week 37 2019: Sound

May 13-17, 2019

Assignment: 5 Sound FX (100 pts)
Details: Use sounds library in flash, download or create sound effects in Garage Band. Use .mp3 or .wav files when importing into flash.

Sound FX Links
Flash Kit
Speak Text

Monday, May 6, 2019

Week 36a 2019: Ninja Animator

May 6 - 10, 2019

Objective: Scene Animation
Assignment: Complete Levels 1-4 (100 pts)
Click to download Level 1-4

Flash Ninja Animation Tutorials


Monday, April 29, 2019

Week 35 2019: Storyboard & Planning

April 29 - May 3, 2019

Digital Media
April 22-26Week 34

April 29-May 3Week 35
Character Design & Storyboard

May 6-10Week 365 Backgrounds
May 13-17Week 37
Sound FX & Animation

May 20-24Week 38Title & Credits
May 28-31Week 39
Testing & Submit Portfolio

June 3-5Week 40End of School

Objective: Brainstorm & Planning
Assignment: Storyboard (50 pts)
Details: Draw your cartoon in a storyboard.

Assignment: Create 5 characters and 5 Backgrounds.
- 5 Characters (50 pts)
- 5 Backgrounds (50 pts)

Monday, April 22, 2019

Week 34: 2019: Shape Tween & Graphic Symbol

April 22 - 26, 2019

 Objective: Draw using shapes and lines.
Assignment: Shape Tween Animation 25 pts.
Details: Use the drawing tools to draw a background in Animate. Use color and the gradient tool to make it look good.
Save As: Shapetween.fla

Objective: Use Graphic Symbols to Animate
Assignment: Graphic Symbol (50 pts)
Details: Draw an object and convert to a Graphic Symbol. Double click on the symbol and animate on new timeline.
Save As: GraphicSymbol.fla

Video Tutorials

Shape Tween Animation

Graphic Symbol

Pause a Character
Grow Character

Monday, April 15, 2019

Week 33a 2019: Basic Animation

April 15 - 19, 2019

Objective: Animate using the timeline.
Assignment: 5 second frame by frame animation. (50 pts)
Details: Use the timeline to create a frame by frame animation. You will need to use the hot key F6 to create a key frame & Shift + F5 to remove key frames. The animation will go for 120 frames which is 5 seconds.

Objective: Use Tween to Animate
Assignment: Tween Animation (50 pts)
Details: Use the timeline to create a tween animation. You will need to use the hot key F5 to create a  frames & Shift + F5 to remove frames. The animation will go for 120 frames which is 5 seconds. Use a minimum of 3 Layers.

Video Tutorals

Tween Animation

Flash Short Cuts

Pause a Character
Grow Character

Monday, April 8, 2019

Week 32 2019: Adobe Animate

April 8 - 12, 2019

Objective: Draw using shapes and lines.
Assignment: Drawing 50 pts.
Details: Use the drawing tools to draw a background in Adobe Animation. Use color and the gradient tool to make it look good.

Video Tutorial

Flash Properties & Stage

Flash Selection Tool

Flash scale & rotate

Flash Color & Gradient Tool

Flash Drawing Backgrounds

Flash Drawing Characters

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Week 31 2019: CSD Film Project

March 25 - 29, 2019

CSD Film Festival 

Post Production 
-Capturing Footage

Film Project (350pts)
-100pts (Script, Storyboard, Shot List)
-50pts (Group Intro)
-50pts ( Title, Credits)
-50pts (5 Camera Angles)
-50pts (2 Sound FX)
-50pts (Export video clip)

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Week 30 2019: Video Copilot

March 18 - 22, 2019

Assignment: Create a Production Company Intro using Photoshop & After Effects. Choose a video tutorial on Video Copilot to learn something new and incorporate it in you into.
Link: Check out Video Copilot for some cool Tutorials in After Effects.

Assignment: Script, Storyboard, Shot list
Link: Group Film Projects
All Filming will start after you get your Script, Storyboard, Shot list turned in.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Week 29 2019: Film Intro

March 11 - 15, 2019

Objective: Edit multiple layers of video
Assignment: Create a Production Company Intro using Photoshop & After Effects
Details: Layout a background, Name, and Graphic in Photoshop. Import Photoshop file into After Effects to animate for 5 to 10 seconds. Export to movie.

Video Tutorials

Monday, March 4, 2019

Week 28b 2019: Group Film Project CSD Film Festival

March 4 -8, 2019

CSD Film Festival 

Due Date: March 21st

Group Film Projects
Assignment: Script, Storyboard, Shot list


-Shot list

Post Production 

-Capturing Footage

Film Project (350pts)
-100pts (Script, Storyboard, Shot List)
-50pts (Group Intro)
-50pts ( Title, Credits)
-50pts (5 Camera Angles)
-50pts (2 Sound FX)
-50pts (Export video clip)

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Weel 26 2019: Prop Video

February 19 - 22, 2019

Objective: Record Video
Assignment: Prop Video

Pre Production

Description: Choose a prop. Write a script, create a storyboard and shot list for 20minutes. Film your video. Use five different camera angles.

Post Production

Details: Edit video clips
-Create a project folder
-Slice Video Clips
-Add Titles
-Add Effects: (examples: lighting effects, slow motion, reverse clip etc..)
-Add Transitions
-Remove and Add Sound
-Export or render clips into a stand alone movie.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Week 25 2019: Camera Tech

February 11 - 15, 2019

Download the following worksheet: Camera Tech


-Shot List

Post Production

-Capture Footage
-Exporting Assignment: Shot List
DISCUSSION: Log on to your Canvas account to complete your assignment.

Camera Shots, Angles, and Movements

I’m sure you’re itching to start shooting.  In fact, I bet you already have, but do you know the tricks of the trade?  Do you know the industry standards?  Before you start making a new style for yourself, you better know what tools you have to choose from.

Rule of ThirdsProper framing

The first thing to learn is how to frame your subject.  If you’re a still photographer you’ll already know about the rule of thirds.  This works for filmmaking as well.  Notice the website below. 
The rule of thirds:
This is a general principle in photography, which is generally considered to make shots more appealing to the eye.  One can easily visualize this rule by taking a frame and dividing the horizontal piece into three equal sections and dividing the vertical in three equal sections.  This creates 9 equal sections.  Where these sections meet are four points on the frame.  By aligning the central object into these points of the frame (often called the power points), instead of centering the object, you get more aesthetically and professional-looking shots.
However, we should note that while we describe this as the RULE of thirds, it might better be used as a guideline. 
Common uses of this rule in video are:
  • Framing an interview: The eyes of your subject should fall in one of the upper powerpoints and the subject should be looking towards the empty space on the frame.
  • Shooting a horizon: Rather than position the horizon on the center of the frame, align it along the upper or lower third depending on what you want to emphasize.  For example, if you’re shooting a cloud time-lapse you will want two-thirds of the shot centered on the sky.

Basic Camera Shot types:

Extreme Wide Shots (EWS) act to establish the area.
Wide Shots (WS) show the entire person or area.  They’re great for establishing the scene and allow for good action of the characters.  Sometimes this is known as the long shot.
Medium Shots (MS) frame the subject from the waste up.  This is the most common shot and allows for hand gestures and motion.
Medium Close Ups (MCU) shots show the subject in more detail and are often framed from just below the shoulders to the top of the head.
Close Ups (CU) show a particular part of your subject.  For people this usually means the shot frames just the head!
Extreme Close Ups (ECU) are much tighter close-up shots in which you get detail greater than the human eye might be able to normally perceive.  An example of this shot might be of the mouth and eyes together
Camera Shots and Angles

Advanced Camera Shot Types

Two Shot: This is a shot of two peoples (or other individuals) together. 
Cut Away (CA): Cutaways are used in the editing process to fill in footage which is different from the main action.  B-roll is often used for cut-aways.  An example might be a cut away of a bird singing if the shot is focused on a couple in the woods. 
Over the Shoulder Shots (OSS) are shot from behind the person towards their subject.  Generally the frame is cut off just behind the ear, although there are several variations.  A good technique to use to get this shot is to frame the person facing the subject with about one third of the frame.
Point of View (POV): This is an effective shot that gives the audience the feel that you’re seeing it from the eyes of the performer.  It is taken from near the eye-level of the actor and shows what he might see.  It could be used to give the perspective of other animals too like a frog, a bird, or a fish.
Selective Focus: By using a large aperture value (f/1.4, f/2.0) you will be able to create a shallow depth of field.  This effectively leaves one part of the frame in focus while blurring others, such as the foreground or background.  When you change the focus in the shot from the foreground to the background you’re doing another advanced camera shot called a rack focus.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Week 24 2019: Video Editing

February 4 - 8, 2019

Objective: Edit Video Clips
Assignment: Re Edit Movie Trailer -100 pts
Description: Download and re-edit a movie trailer in iMovie. Find a movie on YouTube then download using a you tube downloader.

YouTube Down loaders
Firefox: Easy Youtube Video Downloader Express

Show the following skills in your re-edit of a movie trailer:
-Slice Video Clips
-Add Titles
-Add Effects: (examples: lighting effects, slow motion, reverse clip etc..)
-Add Transitions
-Remove and Add Sound
-Export or render clips into a stand alone movie.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Week 23b 2019 Foley Artist

January 28 -  February 1, 2019

Objective: Record Audio
Assignment-4: Five Foley Sounds
Details: Create 5 sounds. Use a recording device to record your 5 sound FX.
Upload to Portfolio:
Export as: .mp3 or .m4a

Who invented Foley sound?
Jack Donovan Foley (April 12, 1891 – November 9, 1967) was the developer of many sound effect techniques used in filmmaking. He is credited with developing a unique method for performing sound effects live and in synchrony with the picture during a film's post-production.

Career:  Foley Artist

How much money does a Foley artist make a year?
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics does not collect employment or wage data for foley artists. But according to the Motion Picture Editors Guild, the guaranteed wage for guild member foley artists is $2,000 per week, $340 per day, or $42 per hour.
Foley artist - Bureau of Labor Statistics

Monday, January 28, 2019

Week 23 2019 Radio Ad

January 28 -  February 1, 2019

Objective: Record audio
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.
Upload to Portfolio:

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

Part 1 - Write a script of what is going to be said.
Part 2 - Record Voice in QuickTime or Garage Band.
Part 3 - Add 3 or more sound effects.

Links for sound effects
Sound Bible:
Find Sounds:

Monday, January 21, 2019

Week 22 2019 Audio Editing

January 22-25, 2019

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

Assignment-2: Three Ringtones or Sound Effects
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. Decibels- we measure the loudness of sound by decibels, dB.  Key decibel 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.

Extract from YouTube:

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Week 21 2019 Testing

January 4-17, 2019

1-Pre-Test (50pts)
Period 1
Period 3
Period 4
Period 6
Period 7

2-Kahoots (25pts)

3-State Test Review (25pts)
Review Starters

4-State Test Code (100pts)

5-Submit Portfolio (100pts)

6-Sr. Survey. (Only if you are a Senior.)

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Week 20b 2019 Indesign Portfolio

Jan. 7 - 11, 2019

Objective: Edit Video Clips in Photoshop
Assignment: In Design Portfolio.
Details: Organize your files and folders. Create a Digital Media folder. Inside that folder create a Illustrator folder, Photoshop Folder, About Me Folder.
Size: Letter size.

1) Cover
2) Home

3) About Me
4-5) Illustrator
6-7) Photoshop

-25 Boxes
-25 Shapes
-25 Nameplate
-50 Floor Plan
-25 Logo Trace
-50 Five Logos
-50 Media Layouts
-50 Ten Characters
-50 Game Design
-50 Game Coding

-50 Five Wallpapers
-50 Melon Man
-50 Fixit
-50 Redeye
-100 Two Cutouts
-50 Ten Text
-100 Three Brushes
-50 3D Glasses
-100 Postcard
-50 Video Tutorial
-80 Color Schemes
-50 Collage
-50 Product Design
-50 Animated GIF

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Week 19 2019 Animated gif

Jan. 2 - 4, 2019

Objective: Edit Video Clips in Photoshop
Assignment: Animated Gif
Details: Animate two layers and save for web to create animated gif.
Size: 200 px. x 200 px. 72 Resolution.

Photoshop: Creating an animated gif