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.
Your assignment is to shoot two contact sheets full of candid photos between now and Monday. One of these contact sheets will be shot during class on Thursday. You will check out of class at 10:00 am and return at 11:55.
For each picture you should emphasize a specific composition element other than rule of thirds. If you need a refresher on composition elements they can be reviewed at:
These include, but are not limited to: frame within a frame, leading lines, color contrast, movement and meaning, multiple levels of meaning, leading the subject, and using light to highlight or enhance a certain section of your picture. Move the camera around. Shoot high and low angles.
For this assignment I want you to get as far away from Shorecrest as possible. Downtown Seattle, Capital Hill, Fremont, and the U District are all great places to shoot "random" people, but Lake Forest Park could be just as effective. Make sure you ask permission to take pictures (especially if you are taking pictures of kids).
Unintentional out-of-focus pictures will not be accepted. If you would like to try a some selective focus shots please tell me before you go out shooting and I can lend you a long lens.
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 and must take place at the end of March at the earliest.
Your animation needs to include:
Music or sound effects throughout the entire animation
Dialogue (talking) characters
Foreground and Mid-ground objects and a detailed background
One Shape tween
multiple movie clips
Text that describes the information for the school club, group, sport, or event
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
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
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
20 pictures means columns and rows 4*5
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