Thursday, February 25, 2021

Week 26 2021 Brainstorming & Planning

March 1 - 5, 2021

Digital Graphics
March 1-5Week 26

March 8-12Week 27
Character Design & Storyboard

March 8-12Week 285 Backgrounds
March 15-18Week 29
Sound FX & Animation

March 22-26Week 30Title & Credits
Mar. 29-April 2Week 31
Testing & Submit Portfolio

April 5-9
Spring Break

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)

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Week 24 2021 Basic Animation

February 16 - 19, 2021

Objective: Animate using the timeline.
Assignment: 5 second frame by frame animation. (50 pts)
Drawing: Find on notebook or a sticky pad. Create a short frame by frame animation on the corner of 30 pages to make an animation. Flip book Example
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.
Video Tutorial: 002 Adobe Animate: frame by frame

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 Tutorial: 

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Week 23b 2021 Adobe Animate

February 8 - 12, 2021

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
001 Adobe Animate: Drawing

Flash Properties & Stage

Flash Selection Tool

Flash scale & rotate

Flash Color & Gradient Tool

Flash Drawing Backgrounds

Flash Drawing Characters

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Week 23 2021 Foley Artist

February 8 - 12, 2021

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, February 1, 2021

Week 22 2021 Radio Ad

February 1 - 5 2021

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:

Photoshop Assignments