Thursday, May 31, 2012

Illustrator 1 Tutorial

Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

Self Portrait Editing

1 vignette
1 soft focus background
1 selective focus background
1 black and white
1 Instagram
1 heavily cropped
1 one-item left in color
1 over saturated  color
1 with extreme color change to hair or clothes etc.
1 of your choice

Use patch tool and clone stamp to touch up blemishes and redness etc.
Whiten teeth.
Fix over or under exposed pictures.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

SCNN Commercial

 4th Period

Students need to FINISH their SCNN commercial this period. SCNN airs tomorrow.
·     Please record your voice using the headsets at the font of class.
·     Open Garageband before you plug in the headset
·     Export your voice component from Garageband using “Share to Disk” and saving it as an MP3.
·     Add your audio in Flash using File>Import to Library
·     Make sure all of your sounds are on different layers.
Turn your projects into the vidstore server Period 4.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Photo 2: Fashion Work

Fashion Cover Work

Start your Fashion Magazine Cover and Adjustments. The assignment is listed below:

You will create a magazine cover page using your best Fashion picture. You will also create a eight-picture photo spread that details what your subject is wearing. Before I give you some tutorial examples, here and here are some example covers. Click on the images to get ideas for your cover.

Before you start your cover, you need to edit and adjust your pictures to make them look professional. Here is a list of adjustment methods we did last semester:

Clone Stamp (CS)
Patch Tool (P)
Gaussian Blur (GB)
Color Hair (CH)
Whiten Teeth (W)
Removing Hot Spots (HS)
Healing Method (HM)
Glamour Skin Softening (GS)

If you do not remember how to do these adjustments feel free to use the Photoshop book at the front of the room. Take your time. You have a few days to adjust your pictures and make your cover and picture spread. The bottom line is this: get rid of blemishes, tone down hot spots or glare, soften the skin, adjust colors for emphasis, use black and white (greyscale) if necessary, crop for effect, and play around with brightness/contrast etc.

Magazine Cover Tutorials: You can use the tutorials or create a cover without a tutorial.

After you create your cover you need to add text to eight of your pictures. This text, done in the same style as the Action Pics and Spring Quote Pics, should tell us the brand of each item of clothing like this example:

A quote from the subject or something interesting about the items is also a nice touch.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Multimedia: SCNN Commercials

Pick an event or school activity that takes place between May 18 and June 8th.
Create a 15-20 second commercial for this even that includes the following:
  • Two Movie Clips
  • One Shape Tween
  • Two Motion Tween
  • Detailed Backgrounds
  • Seven Layers
  • Music in the entire clip
  • sound effects as needed
  • voice over (your voice or someone else's voice)

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Stop Motion 2: what is needed?

Your second Stop Motion assignment is essentially the same as the last one, except that instead of animating people you are animating objects of your choice.

What you need:

800 Pictures (all in focus)

Fade In/Out




Eight instances of sound effects


Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Digital Photo2: Fashion Shoot Assignment

Fashion Magazine Assignment

You are working for a fashion magazine that sells clothing to a specific audience. Your job together 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.

Beyond The Sea
Grey Gardens
In the Trenches
Megan Fox

True Blood
Jessica Biel
Katy Perry

Fashion Setup 

You must choose a partner from class.
You will model for each other on Thursday and Tuesday.
You will shoot one day outdoors 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  and answer the following questions using Text Edit. This is due on Tuesday/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 Thursday. If you are shooting away from school you can go directly to your shooting location.