Thursday, April 29, 2010

Friday Fashion Shoot

1. You will either shoot outdoors or in the studio. Your outdoor location should fit well with your Magazine.
2. You should shoot at least 40-50 pictures EACH at both locations. Shoot from a variety of angles and encourage your subject to vary their facial expressions and poses.
3. When you are in the studio please use the lights in a variety of ways to highlight specific clothing and accessories.
4. In the studio please use multiple backgrounds.
5. Creativity is a must for a good grade. Anyone who takes pictures of someone wearing regular school clothes will fail this assignment.
Any questions? Email me.

Contact Sheets from today's shoot are due at the end of the period.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Fashion Magazine Assignment

You are working for a fashion magazine that sells clothing to a specific audience. Your job is to shoot two picture spreads to sell two different styles of clothing and accessories. This includes pants, coats, shirts, scarfs, shoes, socks, belts, dresses, shorts, and anything else a person can wear.

Your pictures should show a variety of composition and also showcase a variety of ways to light your subject. Please review lighting techniques here.
Please review portrait tips here.

Please look through, watch, and read about the following fashion shoots.

Rock the Suit 2010
Beyond The Sea
Grey Gardens
In the Trenches
True Blood
Jessica Biel

You must choose a partner from class.
You will model for each other on Friday and Wednesday.
You will shoot one day outdorrs and one day in the studio.
Your location away from school needs to be unique and interesting on it's own.
Get creative. Play dress up. Dress stylishly and/or uniquely.

Please get together with your partner with 25 minutes left in class and answer the following questions using Text Edit. This is due today (Wednesday).

1. What are your names?
2. What two magazines are you shooting pictures for? Why? What types of clothing are you trying to sell?
3. What day are you using the studio?
4. What specific clothing will you wear each day? What accessories will you bring to enhance your shoot?
5. Where do you want to shoot outside of school? Why?
6. How will you ensure that you give 100% on this project? What can you do to make these pictures the best pictures you've taken in class?
7. How will you use lighting to make your pictures interesting? Be specific.

Bring your cameras Friday and be ready to check out/shoot at TAP.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Animation Instrutctions for Stop Motion Editing

· Transfer pictures to all computers: Put pictures in one folder and put them in the Vidstore Public Folder

· Open Final Cut Pro

· Import pictures into Final Cut Pro Clip Bin: File>Import>Select Picture Folder

· Drag pictures into Final Cut Timeline

· Shorten all pictures to roughly 00:00:08

· Right Click all pictures>select Speed>change Clip Speed

· Color Correct Pictures as Needed Using Filters like Brightness/Contrast and Exposure

· Add Fade In and Fade Out

· Create a title in Live Type

· Add Music

· Add Credits

· Peer Editing

· Export as a Quick Time Video

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Spring Break Assignment

Get one interesting and artistic shot that captures your Spring Break in one frame. You can take one awesome picture or 500 pictures. I will only look at the best one.
This ONE picture should blow the class away.
Good luck!

Suggestions: Self-Portraits, Action Shots, Landscapes if you travel, macro, or abstract/bizarre angles.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Stop Motion Work

Students have the entire period to shoot pictures for their stop-motion animation assignment. They should be in groups of 3-4.

  • The cameras are located in my office. Tripods are in D4.
  • Keep the camera steady!
  • All students need to return by 2:00 to import their pictures using Image Capture or iPhoto.
  • All students need to return cameras at 2:10.
  • USB cables for importing are available next to the Stand By Me Poster in my office.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Stop Motion Animation Requirements

1. 500-750 pictures at least
2. An interesting animation where things that normally can't happen, happen.
3. Fade In/Out
4. Titles and Credits
5. Music throughout the whole video.
6. Multiple Sound effects

Stop Motion Animation

Your next project is a stop motion animation assignment. You will work in groups of three to four. You will have two full class periods to shoot your assignment using my digital cameras. You will edit your videos on final Cut Pro and add sound effects and music.

Mr. Glombecki will show you the examples below on the projector up front.

Stop Motion Pre-Production

Please get in your groups and start planning your production.

1. Please use TEXT EDIT and turn in the following information in the STAFF server:
  • Group Member names
  • A four to five sentence description of your animation project. Please tell me what special "tricks" you will create to make your animation look interesting. Also, let me know if you are using props or if the characters are wearing costumes. Most importantly please tell me the story from beginning to end.
2. Create a shot sheet. Write down the different shots you will take and the order you will take them. List the locations as well.
This will ensure you are prepared when you walk in the door Monday and Tuesday.
3. Create a storyboard of the first 15 frames.

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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Wednesday's Work in Digital Photo

Today you will do the following in the order listed below.

1. Make sure Action Shot Contact Sheet #2 is turned in.
2. Make sure your Best Picture So Far Adjusted pics are turned in. (See below for methods).
3. Make sure your Best Picture So Far is framed and signed. Leave it in the stack up front.
4. Take your four best "new" action shots and add captions to each picture, just like you did last week. (See below for specifics). Turn this in and call it Action Shots Caption 2.
5. Read the Spring Quote Assignment below and pick a quote to shoot for Friday's all day shooting day. Please email me the quote by the end of class (if you need more time, email me Wednesday evening). You may NOT shoot Friday unless I know which quote you are shooting.
Successful pictures will showcase the quotes in an interesting and unique manner. Creativity is key. I would consider other options besides a "basic shot of a flower."
6. Bring your camera and charged batteries Friday. You can check out at TAP and at Lunch if needed.

Famous Spring Quotations Assignment

"In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt."
-- Margaret Atwood

Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!" ~Robin Williams

In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours. ~Mark Twain

I sing of brooks, of blossoms, birds, and bowers: Of April, May, of June, and July flowers. I sing of Maypoles, Hock-carts, wassails, wakes, Of bridegrooms, brides, and of their bridal cakes.
Robert Herrick

You will shoot two contact sheets based around two quotes about the spring season. I will list a few websites where you can find some quotes about spring, or you can find your own.

You will have shooting days on both Friday and Tuesday (we have a different schedule next week). Contact sheets are due at the end of each of these days.
Next Wednesday you will have class time to adjust these pictures. One of these adjustments will be a collage.

Many spring quotes are directly about the seasons and nature. However, you will find many quotes that also deal with events or sports that take place during spring time like weddings, music festivals, baseball, and golf etc. You also may find quotes that talk about spring cleaning, BBQ's, family gatherings, Easter, and Mother's Day etc.

Spring Quotes




You may also use a quote from spring poems.

Don't forget, you can also try to find your own quotations as well.

spring-3.jpg Happy Spring! image by sonmade44