Monday, March 13, 2023

Week 29 2023 Animation Clip

March 13 - 17, 2023

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


Thursday, March 9, 2023

Week 28 2023 Backgrounds

March 6 - 10, 2023

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.  

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Week 27 2023 Brainstorm & Planning

February 27 - March 3, 2023

Digital Graphics

March 1-3Week 27
Character Design & Storyboard

March 6-10Week 285 Backgrounds
March 13-17Week 29
Sound FX & Animation

March 20-24Week 30Title & Credits
Mar. 27-31Week 31
Testing & Submit Portfolio

April 2-7
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)

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Week 26 2023 Shape Tween & Graphic Symbol

February 21 - 24, 2023

 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, February 6, 2023

Week 24 2023 Animation

February 6 - 10, 2023

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 1, 2023

Week 23 2023 Drawing

January 30 - February 3, 2023

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

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Week 22b 2023 Foley Artist

January 22 - 27, 2023

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 23, 2023

Week 22 2023 Radio Ad

January 23 - 27 2023

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:

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Week 21 2023 Audio Editing

January 17 - 20, 2023

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 11, 2023

Week 21 2023 Yearbook Photo's

 Jan. 17 - 20, 2023

Objective: Learn Something new.
Assignment: Yearbook Photo's
Description: Yearbook staff needs your photo's of you or your friends that go to Hillcrest HS. Take a picture and send it to yearbook staff to get a chance to be in the yearbook.
Image Uploader

Fashion Page:

Jobs Page:

Winter Sports or Activities: (Snowboarding, Skiing, Ice Skating, Snowshoeing, extra)

Monday, January 9, 2023

Week 20 2023 Portfolio & State Test

 January 10-14, 2022

1-Pre-Test (50pts)

2-State Test Review (25pts)

3-State Test Code (100pts)
1: 6TSRDSV6 (January 10th)
3: LHAGRZ2T (January 10th)
6: 8DDQJ7QE (January 9th)

4-Submit Portfolio (100pts)

Thursday, January 5, 2023

Week 19 2023 Video Tutorial Effect

Jan. 3 - 6, 2023

Objective: Learn Something new.
Assignment: Video Tutorial Effect
Description: Choose a video tutorial from the internet and create your own project.
Save As: VT_Projectname.psd, VT_Projectname.jpg

Video Tutorials:



Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Week 19 2023 Collage

January 3 - 6, 2023

Objective: Combine 5 or more image in a layout.
Assignment: Collage
Details: Create a collage using 5 or more image. Include text, layer styles and a background.
Size: 10" x 7.5" 225 Resolution.

Photoshop Assignments