Monday, April 28, 2008

Test Review

1. When one subject is in focus and the other object is out of focus in a picture it is called _________________________.

2. The composition element that suggests you should shoot subjects off center is called _________________________.

3. _______________________ gives your subject space to walk and/or look in a picture.

4. The __________________ is the device responsible for the amount of light that gets into your camera.

5. The _________________ controls the speed of the light entering the camera.

6. An F-Stop of F-22 means you have a _____________ amount of light entering the camera.

7. An F-Stop of F/1.4 means you have a ______________ amount of light entering the camera.

8. A shutter speed of 1/250 to 1/1000 is good for _________________ pictures.

9. A picture that shows two subjects with two distinct and different colors is an example of __________________ composition.

10. ______________ is the term used to describe the focus length from your camera to your subject.

11.To change a picture into grayscale you go ________________ then ____________then _________________.

12. To adjust brightness/contrast you go ______________ then _______________ then ____________________.

13. Layer Style and Layer Mask buttons are located in the ________________ ___________________.

All Photoshop short cuts:crop, clone stamp, patch, lasso, burn and dodge, text, magic wand, move tool, marquee tool, and brush tool etc.

]* selective focus
* macro
* Strive for a feeling of unity
* compose scenes around a single center of interest
* Lighting to emphasize a point or idea
* leading the subject
* the rule of thirds
* horizontal and vertical lines
* tonal balance
* balance mass
* abstract
* leading lines
* frame the central subject matter
* color contrast
* # of prime objects
Convey Meaning Through Colors and Tones
* movement
(start reading the above link at Strive for a Feeling of Unity)
(Look at further examples at bottom of page)

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Wednesday in Animation

Answer the questions below using text edit. Turn these in to my STAFF server, classes, period one or five.

Your next project is a 30-45 second stop-motion animation. You will need to create a story, storyboard, and animate objects that you bring from home or build. This includes any toys you may have, Playdough, Legos, drawings, or anything else you might want to animate (you may choose ANYTHING.)

1. Describe your short story in detail. Who are characters? What action takes place? Will it be funny or dramatic?
2. What materials will you bring from home? You need to bring these FRIDAY.
3. What will the background of your project look like? You will need to bring these materials too.
4. What kind of music and sound effects will you add. Be specific.
5. Do you have a digital camera? If so, please bring it to class on Friday.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Experiment with shutter and aperture

A beginners guide to shutter and aperture.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Monday, April 14, 2008

Links For the Activities at SC

List of Clubs, Activities and Organizations



If you choose an event, please make sure the event runs from April 26th to the end of May.

Thursday, April 10, 2008


You will only have the period today to shoot, edit, and turn in your finished photograph. Your assignment is to create a Star Wars lightsaber action scene. Please follow any one of the following tutorials to add a lighsaber to your photograph. Be creative with your poses, consider your background (photoshop one in...), and have fun!!!!

Monday, April 07, 2008

Next Animation Project: SCNN

You will create two different animations for this assignment.
One will be a 20-30 second open for SCNN. This must include music and sound effects. The content is open-ended but the last few seconds must say "SCNN."
The second assignment will be a 20-30 second SCNN commercial for anything school related. This could include a dance, a game, a club, an event, or anything else. Content must be related to the specific school related item.

Your animation needs to include:
  • Music or sound effects
  • Keyframe animation
  • Shape tween
  • Motion using the motion path
  • Text that says either "SCNN" or the information for the school club, group, or event
Most of these projects will be between 240 and 400 frames each.