Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Next Animation Assignment: SCNN Commercial

Your next assignment will be a 15-25 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.
All animation should look sharp and detailed.
Use school colors where appropriate.

Your animation needs to include:
  • Music AND sound effects throughout
  • Keyframe animation
  • Shape tween
  • Two Motion Tween
  • Two Movie Clips
  • Text that says either "SCNN" or the information for the school club, group, or event
  • Voices created by you using Garageband or other programs
Most of these projects will be between 200 and 400 frames each at 12 frames per second.

The Shorecrest Web Site:
Fall Sports Teams:

Here is a list of clubs:

Monday, September 24, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

First "Real" Animation Assignment

Animation Assignment

  • 5+ layers
      60+ frames
      15+ keyframes
      foreground, mid-ground, and background
      both shape and motion tweens
  •  2 Movie Clips
  • All items on separate layers
  • 12 FPS
You will work on this assignment Friday, Monday, and a portion of Wednesday.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Photography: Tuesday Class Work

You will take pictures emphasizing camera composition we discussed in class. Please fill the frame in every shot with something interesting. Boring pictures will not be accepted.

  • 10 landscape shots showing proper use of the horizon line (I would shoot from the baseball, football, and softball fields). Please try to show foreground, mid-ground, and background if possible
  • 3 Shots Tonal Balance
    3 Shots Balance Mass
    3 Shots Patterns  
When you are finished please import your pictures into Image Capture or iPhoto using your USB cable. Create a contact sheet named Comp3. Always use the naming convention.
Turn your Contact Sheet into the Staff Server>Classes>Period 4.

Thursday is your first off-campus shooting day for landscape pictures. You can only leave campus if you  have Composition 1,2, and 3 turned along with your off-Campus permission form.
  • Please pick an interesting location like Gasworks Park, Kerry Park, Richmond Beach, or the Edmonds Ferry Terminal.
  •  Arrange rides today. Talk to your friends, parents, or arrange your bus schedule.
  • Sign out at the beginning of TAP.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Digital Photo: Composition Reading and Homework

This is not a writing intensive course, but there is some reading the first couple weeks of class.
Please take notes on the bold faced words as you read from the links below. You will be shooting the various composition elements this weekend and next week. We will also have a quiz on this material as well.
Bring your cameras on Friday.

Wednesday's Reading and Homework:


In Class reading:

(Take quizzes at the end of each section below) Start reading at "Strive for Feeling of Unity"

  This Thursday during class you will shoot 24-36 pictures with at least six different subjects. Please shoot three Rule of Thirds shots, three Unique Angle shots, three leading lines shots and three frame within a frame (using other objects to frame your subject) shots.

Homework: Do the same assignment except use subjects and objects away from school.

Due Monday the 17th of September: 12 INTERESTING shots using all four techniques described above. Some people will take 40-80 pictures for 12 good ones.

First Animation Assignment 2012

I would like you to visit the following websites and watch a variety of flash animation.

When you are done watching the animation (spend about 30-35 minutes or so on this) I would like you to tell me what your three favorite flash movies were and why you liked them.
Did you like the storyline? Animation style? Sound effects? Music?
Please list this information, along with the link to access the animation, in the comments section below. Don't forget to put your name at the beginning so I know you did your work. Please use headphones.,i18n%3Dtrue&cp=8&gs_id=r&xhr=t&q=flash+animation&qe=Zmxhc2ggYW4&qesig=4HzSe-7WX88H955yLaEwJw&pkc=AFgZ2tmWnBPedwme1MAPR0IZWb6hGzKL87L_oLRBub29FOmOGiZsvxlRoixp1KAnPnmFgVptKUxydmG2-3nd3yE7QtnyFR_ObA&gs_sm=&gs_upl=&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbo=u&tbm=vid&source=og&sa=N&tab=wv&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.&fp=47b7749a5a622465&biw=1779&bih=941&surl=1&safe=active

Welcome to class! Don't forget to fill in the comment section with your favorite videos. Log in as anonymous and then write your name and class period at the top of your comment.
Mr. Mitchell