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.
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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

Photoshop Assignments