Monday, August 8, 2022

Week 1b 2022 About Me

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Objective: Create a Google Doc
Assignment: About Me
Details: Open a new document. take a picture of yourself. Write two sentences about yourself. List two goals you have for this class. List clubs, sports your are in.
Example

 

 

Week 1 2022 Welcome

August 15 - 19, 2022

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.

Starter
Every day on the board answer the starter question 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.

Assignments
-Disclosure
-Pretest

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.





Assignments:
-Disclosure
-Boxes & Shapes 




Assignment: (boxes.ai)


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



Assignment 2: (Shapes.ai)

-Draw an image using the shapes tool.

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





Friday, May 13, 2022

Week 36b 2022 State Test

May 9-13, 2022

4-State Test Code (150pts)
Period 4: CZGZWNYR
Period 7: HCCPVKCA

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Practice Test:
Digital Media Practice Test

Assignment: Study for test.

2019 Digital Media 1B State Standards

STANDARD 8
2D Animation -- Students will produce and utilize 2D animation.

:-) (-:

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

STANDARD 9
Digital Video: Students will plan, create, edit, and publish digital video.

Camera Angles

Helpful websites for study:
  3 Point Lighting Diagram
http://www.mediacollege.com/lighting/three-point/ Lighting
http://www.mediacollege.com/lighting/ambient/ Ambient Lighting

Point Light:
http://escience.anu.edu.au/lecture/cg/IlluminationJ3D/pointLights.en.html






Aspect Ratio: 
http://apex.infogridpacific.com/dcp/flo-aspect-ratio.html





Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Week 35 2022 Production Intro

May 2 - 6, 2022

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.
Link: https://freemangraphics.weebly.com/film--video.html



















Video Tutorials












Monday, May 2, 2022

Week 35a 2022 Group Video

May 2 -6, 2022

Group Film Projects
Assignment: Script, Storyboard, Shot list
Description: Choose a prop. Write a script, create a storyboard and shot list. Film your video. Use five different camera angles.

Pre Production

-Script
-Storyboard
-Shot list

Production

-Filming

Post Production 

-Capturing Footage
-Editing
-Exporting

Film Project (300pts)
-50pts (Script, Storyboard, Shot List)
-50pts (Group Intro)
-50pts ( Title, Credits)
-50pts (5 Camera Angles)
-50pts (2 Sound FX)
-50pts (Export video clip)

Editing Skills

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.

Example: 



Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Week 34 2022 Video Edit 2

April 25 - 29, 2022


Objective: Edit Video Clips
Assignment: Video Edit 2
Description: Use the same clips you used for your last project. Using Adobe Premier Pro edit your clips and preform the same skills you did in your last project. Make sure you have a project folder set up



YouTube Down loaders

https://www.dlnowsoft.com/youtube-mp3
http://www.bestvideodownloader.com/
https://youtubemp4.biz/
Firefox: Easy Youtube Video Downloader Express
http://www.clipconverter.cc/


Free Videos:
https://www.videvo.net/
 https://www.pexels.com/

Details:
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.


 




 

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Week 33 2022 Video Editing

April 18 - 22, 2022


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

https://www.dlnowsoft.com/youtube-mp3
http://www.bestvideodownloader.com/
https://youtubemp4.biz/
Firefox: Easy Youtube Video Downloader Express
http://www.clipconverter.cc/


Free Videos:
https://www.videvo.net/
 https://www.pexels.com/

Details:
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.


 




 

Monday, April 11, 2022

Week 32 2022 Final Cartoon

April 11- 15, 2022

Assignment: Final Cartoon Animation
-5 Sound FX (50pts.)
-Final Animation (50pts.)

 



Cartoon Project
Points
March 1-4Week 27
Character Design & Storyboard
100
March 7-11Week 285 Backgrounds50
March 14-18Week 29
Sound FX & Animation
150
March 21-25Week 30Title & Credits50
Mar. 28-31Week 31
Testing & Submit Portfolio
350
April 4-8Spring Break





Monday, April 4, 2022

Spring Break 2022 Utah Digital Media Arts Festival

April 4 - 8, 2022

Objective: Create a project
Assignment: Utah Digital Media Arts Festival
Details: Choose a category and submit for the Utah Digital Media Arts Festival.
Link: https://udmaf2021.artcall.org/ 

Welcome to the entry submission system for the Utah Digital Media Arts Festival!  

Teachers from Utah High Schools will be able to register for an account at this site and submit entries to the festival online.

Only submissions uploaded from teacher accounts will be considered. If you are a student please ask your teacher to upload for you.

Each high school can submit 4 entries in each category.  From your login you will be able to keep track of what has been submitted.  Most entries will be images files that will easily upload, but for some of the entries there will be other requirements:

  • Animations and Videos: Upload the video to a hosting site (Youtube, Vimeo, etc) and submit the URL in the correct category.
  • Websites: Upload to a hosting service and submit the URL in the Web Design Category
  • Games/Interactive Media: Upload a video presentation to a hosting site (Youtube, Vimeo, etc). Presentation should be student playing/ using the game/ interactive media. Video should be no more than 4 minutes. Source files or completed package should also be uploaded for verification. Use dropbox, one drive, google drive, or other easily accesible cloud storage. Make sure sharing settings are set for easy access.

Categories

  • 2D Graphics – Vector - Use a vector program such as Adobe Illustrator to create an original 2D illustration, such as a logo or infographic.
  • 2D Graphics – Raster - Use a raster program such as Adobe Photoshop to create an original 2D illustration or drawing.
  • 3D Graphics – Original still images created in a 3D graphics program such as Maya and Blender.
  • Digital Photography – Original student photography. 
  • Composite Photography - This category is for photgraphic compositions.
  • Animation – Stop Motion - Use 2D or 3D stop motion techniques with clay, Lego, whiteboard, etc. to create an animation. 90 seconds max.
  • 2D Animation – Tradigital - Use traditional or digital hand-drawn animation techniques to create an animation. 90 seconds max.
  • 3D Animation - Animate in a 3D software package.  Pre-built character rigs are allowed. 90 seconds max.
  • Digital Video - Plan, film, and edit a video with any theme.  4 minutes max.
  • Digital Audio - Use digital tools to create an original music, radio commercials, short radio plays, etc. 2 minutes max.
  • Web Design - Design a website demonstrating good design with HTML, CSS, and Javascript. 10 pages max.
  • Game Design/ Interactive Media - Create a game using GameMaker, Unity, Flash, or other software.

 

Friday, April 1, 2022

Week 31b 2022 Title & Credits

March 28 - April 1, 2022

Assignment: Title & Credits
-Menu (50pts.)
-Credits (50pts.)



Objective: Inserting Inserting button
Assignment: Play button
Details: Use Actionscript 3.0 to create a stop action and a button to play your cartoon.
Code Snippets:
ActionScript / Timeline Navigation:
    Stop at this Frame
    Click to go to Scene and play
Save As: Cartoon.fla

Monday, March 28, 2022

Week 31a 2022 Sound FX

March 28 - April 1, 2022

Assignment: 5 Sound FX (50 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
Soundbible
Freesounds
Findsounds
Flash Kit
Speak Text
Sounddogs


Monday, March 21, 2022

Week 30 2022 Animation Clip

March 21 - 25, 2022

Objective: Scene Animation
Assignment: Animation Clip
Details: Export what you have animated up to this point.
Save as: .swf, .mp4, or .mov
Click to download Level 1-4





Flash Ninja Animation Tutorials

End

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Week 28 2022 Backgrounds

March 7 - 11, 2022


Assignment:
Create 5 characters and 5 Backgrounds.
- 5 Characters (50 pts)
- 5 Backgrounds (50 pts)
Details: Using scenes, create five different points of view. For example create an establishing shot from a distance, use medium shots, close ups birds eye view, and other angles.  























Friday, February 25, 2022

Week 27 2022 Brainstorming & Planning

February 28 - 4, 2022



Digital Graphics




March 1-4Week 27
Character Design & Storyboard

March 7-11Week 285 Backgrounds
March 14-18Week 29
Sound FX & Animation

March 21-25Week 30Title & Credits
Mar. 28-31Week 31
Testing & Submit Portfolio

April 4-8
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)













Monday, February 14, 2022

Week 25 2022

February 14 - 18, 2022

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 2, 2022

Week 23 2022 Drawing

January 31 - February 4, 2022


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






Monday, January 31, 2022

Week 23 2022 Foley Artist

January 31 - February 4, 2022


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:  https://freemangraphics.weebly.com/audio.html
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
https://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2011/spring/yawhat.pdf

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Week 22 2022 Radio Ad

January 24 - 28, 2022



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:  https://freemangraphics.weebly.com/audio.html

Break up into a  groups of 2 to 3 students.
Brainstorm ideas.
Topics:
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: http://soundbible.com/
FMA: http://freemusicarchive.org/genre/Electronic/
Incompetech: http://incompetech.com/
Find Sounds: http://www.findsounds.com/

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Week 21 2022 Audio Editing

January 18 - 21, 2022

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.


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

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Week 20 2022 Portfolio & State Test

 January 10-14, 2022



1-Pre-Test (50pts)
https://forms.gle/vR5Tmz55dZgUM8zH9

2-Kahoots (25pts)


3-State Test Review (25pts)
Review


4-State Test Code (100pts)
1: 4S56WHS9 (January 12th)
4: Q8HZPJHV (January 12th)
7: T8AGCCCK (January 13th)

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5-Submit Portfolio (100pts)
https://forms.gle/Vd8713vwBqwXNpV77

Monday, January 3, 2022

Week 19 2022 Green Screen

Jan. 3 - 7, 2022

Objective: Remove Green Screen
Assignment: Green screen
Details: Details: Take a picture of yourself against the green screen. Cut it out and place in a background.



Video Tutorial: Photoshop: Remove green screen glow.




Photoshop Assignments