Thursday, January 30, 2014

Create a Contact Sheet in Adobe Bridge

Put your SD card into the back of the computer or plug in your camera using a USB chord.

1. Import your pictures using Image Capture
2. Create a folder on your computer.
3. Drag the pictures you want to use in this Contact Sheet  into this new folder.
4. Open Adobe Bridge CS6
5. On left hand side find your folder and select it.
6. Select the files down below so that they show up in the Preview section. You can select the pictures via lasso, shift key, or command key.
7. On the right hand side select Output. Make sure .pdf is selected. Columns and rows will vary.
  • 6 pictures means columns and rows=2*3
  • 12 pictures means columns and rows=3*4
  • 24 pictures means columns and rows=4*6

 8. Click save in the lower right hand corner. Save to your pictures folder.
9. Upload .pdf Contact Sheet to the Staff Server>Mr. Mitchell>Correct Class Period
(Call this one Naming Convention Composition CS1)

Digital Photo 2: Magazine Assignment

Photo 2: Shoreline Magazine Assignment
You work for Shoreline Magazine. Your job as the Photojournalist for Shoreline Magazine is to take pictures that will encourage people to visit or move to Shoreline. In other words, you need to take pictures of everything Shoreline (including Lake Forest Park) has to offer.
  • Take (literally) a few hundred pictures in Shoreline. 
  •  Please try to get to seven or eight locations.
  • Shoot landscape, portrait, action, macro, and abstract shots.
  • Try to shoot as many of the Elements of Design as possible: line, form, shape, color, texture, balance, rhythm, positive/negative space.
  • Shoot as far east as Lake Washington and as far west as Richmond Beach.
  • Don't forget about all the parks, trails, streams, (limited) nightlife, and even some of the stores.
At the end of the assignment you will turn in eight high quality images. You will name each image using the Element of Design that fits best.
 To receive an A you must go to a variety of locations, shoot a variety of interesting subjects, use a variety of the Elements and Principles of Design.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Digital Photo: Reading and First Assignment

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 to class every day.

In Class reading:

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

The Elements and Principles of Design

  This week during class you will shoot 24-36 pictures with at least six different subjects.
Please shoot three Rule of Thirds shots, three texture shots, three color contrast 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 3rd of February: 12 INTERESTING shots using all four techniques described above. Some people will take 40-80 pictures for 12 good ones.

Multimedia Assignment #1: Garageband song

Garageband Assignment #1
  1. Create a full-length song in Garageband that is 2-3 mins long – (to view time go to Control –> Show Time in LCD)
  2. The song should work for a specific genre of music as opposed to just random clips assembled together. For example, you should create a rock, country, or electronic song.
  3. The song should have distinctly different parts of the song (parts that are emphasized or de-emphasized or repeated).  "Real" music has verse, middle, and chorus sections.
  4. The song must contain at least 8 different tracks. Most songs will have have more than eight sections.
  5. You should include at least one sample, voice, or musical instrument.
  6. You should include at least one instance of voice or real instrument.
  7. At least 2 of the tracks must change volume multiple times throughout the song – click on the downward pointing arrow at the end of the track icons to make a track’s volumne fade in or out
  8. At least one track must include a segment that loops – usually created by clicking in the upper left corner of a region and dragging to the right.
Tentative Due Date: Thursday Febraury 6th

Multimedia: Garageband Tutorials

Making a Drum Beat

Auto Tune

Bass and Drums


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Maya editing in Premiere

Maya work in Adobe Premiere

·  Place pictures into timeline

·  Use three angles or one animated camera angle

·  Add sound effects for EVERY movement

·  Add low level music

·  Add basic titles

·  Add credits

·  Add fade in and fade out

·  Export>Media>H.264>HD 1080p 25
Drop file into Vidstore Period 2

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Sign Up For Tech Prep
Click Create an account under students click here.

Create an account. Fill out all forms marked with a red asterisk.
For Career Cluster pickle anything you want.
For Future Plans pick whatever is best.

Find Shorecrest High School and select Animation, Video, or Digital Photography with Mr. Mitchell as your teacher.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Export From Maya to Adobe Premiere

(You can see the pictures better by clicking on each icon).

1st Click on the Render Settings Button in the upper center of the screen.
Next, change your settings to match the one's listed below.

Make sure you are exporting your pictures as TIFF files and that name.#.ext is used.
Also, don't forget to change your starting and ending frames.

You can export four different camera angles so that you can change angles in Premiere.
You will need to export four different times to get each angle.
Next, click out of the Render Settings Box and go to Render in the top Maya menu.
First, click Rendering in the upper left hand corner:
Next, choose Render and Batch Render.

It will take a few minutes to Render your pictures each time you Render a different angle.
Your images will show here:
Create a new folder within this folder for each angle. For example, you could call the folder "Angle 1" or you could call it "Perspective View."

Next, open Adobe Premiere.
Create a new Sequence that is DSLR 1080p24

In the Adobe Premiere User Preferences 'General Settings' please change the still frame duration to one frame:
Next, import your pictures into Premiere by going to File>Import>Folder
You will need to import each angle separately. Make sure each angle is in a different folder.

Finally, place your pictures in the order you want on the timeline.
You will Next, add music and sound effects as needed.
Don't forget to create a title and credits at the beginning and end.