This is the class blog site for Digital Photo,Game Design, and Animation classes at Shorecrest High School.
Each day the site will be updated with assignment information, trivia questions, interesting web links, and dicussion questions. Please bookmark this site as your home page.
Today you will shoot and turn in a full contact sheet of action
pictures. You should have 10-12 SUCCESSFUL panning style pictures using shutter
speeds of around 1/20-1/60 and then 10-12 pictures of regular fast
shutter speeds (usually 1/250-1/2000). Have your subjects repeat the same action over and over.
How many of you remembered to bring some sporting equipment?
Suggested activities to shoot: someone running across the field, someone
doing back handsprings or other gymnastic moves, anyone playing catch
with a football or baseball, and hackysack etc.
Crocodile Hunter. Please return to class at 11:35 so you can upload your pictures and turn
in the Contact Sheets. Your SC Sports pictures are due Tuesday. We have a quiz Monday.
To create a STOP action script do the following:
1. Create a STOP layer on your animation timeline.
2. Control click and select actions.
3. Under TIMELINE CONTROL in the upper left hand corner double click STOP.
To create ACTION SCRIPT for your button do the following:
1. Click the frame that your button appears in the timeline.
2. Select directly on your button you have created down in the work area (not on the timeline).
3. Control Click>Actions
4. Under MOVIE CLIP CONTROL select ON and then RELEASE
5. Move the cursor to the second line
6. Under TIMELINE CONTROL select GOTO AND PLAY and then type in the
frame where you want the button to transport the gamer player on the
Note: at the bottom of the Action Script commands your button should be selected under current selection:
CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE ASSIGNMENT:
For this project you will be creating an adventure of some sorts that
pauses periodically and gives the viewer a choice in where the story
goes, thus a "choose your own adventure" tale! Your movie must contain:
* Full figures with detailed animation (no stick figures)
*multiple motion and shape tweens
* movie clips
* at least six instances of sound, sound should FILL your animation * 8 Buttons
* goto and play
* up, over, down, hit states
At least three places where decisions need to be made
Please answer the questions below using Text Edit and drop the responses into the Staff Server>Mitchell>Classes>Period 1 Use complete sentences.
* Who are the characters? List at least two.
*Where does the story take place?List precise location with details.
* What is the main story from beginning to end? What is the main character trying to do?
* What are the options in the choose your own adventure? What are the outcomes?
* How will your animation be more interesting and better looking than your last project?
Your assignment over the next two weeks is to shoot 24 pictures involving man-madeshadows and 24 other images involving lightness/darkness relationships with a focus on patterns. 48 pictures total.
Thursday October 4 is an off-campus shooting day.
homework over the weekend is to shoot 24 pictures with your own camera. For your weekend assignment you may shoot outside during the day or at night. Or, if you prefer, you may use man made light
at any time.
Tuesday you will edit pictures in class using the various methods we have discussed in class.
After reviewing the rule of thirds and visiting the above assigned Kodak sites, you are to photograph the following
Plan Your Photo Composition (36 works):
1. Hands (such as braiding hair, holding something, working on something) (4 works)
2. Feet/Shoes (4 works)
3. Geometric Shadows/Forms (4 works)
4. Organic Forms and/or Texture (4 works)
5. White on white/eggs (4 works)
6. Lines (4 works)
7. Glass/transparency (4 works)
8. The remaining photos are your choice (8 works) You will most likely shoot 350-400 pictures to get 36 total picture. In general plan on shooting at least 10 shots per turned in picture.
October 4: Read and take notes. Then explore the web looking for examples of each composition and subject listed above. You can take practice pictures as well.
Thursday October 4: Out of class shooting day (you can shoot in the studio if necessary)
Tuesday October 9: Import and Editing
Thursday October11: Out of class shooting ((you can shoot in the studio if necessary)
Friday October 12: Import and editing