Thursday, February 25, 2016

Candid Photography

Read these tips:

Your assignment over the next week is  to shoot three contact sheets full of candid photos between now and Tuesday March 8 . 
One of these contact sheets will be shot during class on Tuesday March 1st away from Shorecrest. You will check out of class at 10:00 am and return at 11:55.
The next shooting day will Thursday the 3rd and you will shoot candid shots of teachers and students at Shorecrest
The next contact sheet will be homework done at multiple locations of your choice.

Candid CS1 due Tuesday, March 1.
SC Candid CS2 due Thursday, March 3.
Candid CS3 due Tuesday, March 8. 
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.

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Flash Animation Tutorials

Flash Animation Tutorials

Shape Tween Tutorial:
Movie Clip Tutorial:
How to add sound:
Animate background to simulate movement:

First Flash Animation Assignment

  • 1920*1080
  • 12 FPS
  • 5+ layers
  •   60+ frames
  •   15+ keyframes 
  • Detailed characters
  •   foreground, mid-ground, and background
  •   both shape and motion tweens
  •  2 Detailed Movie Clips
  • At least three Sound Effects 
  • All items on separate layers 
You will work on this assignment Monday, Wednesday, and Friday after break.

How to Download Sound Effects 2016 Folder


  • Click on your desktop background.
  • Go
  • Connect To Server
  • Type Vidstore
  • name:scvideo
  • password:Outback23
  • SC Video Classes
  • Public Folder
  • Search by name and find 'Sound Effects 2016' folder
  • option-click on the folder and drag to desktop
  • drag folder from desktop into iTunes

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Tourism Magazine Assignment

You work for a tourism magazine. 
 Your job as the Photojournalist for the Tourism Magazine is to take pictures that will encourage people to visit or move to a specific town or neighborhood. In other words, you need to take pictures of everything this town or neighborhood has to offer.
  • Take (literally) a few hundred pictures in the location of your choice. 
  •  Please try to get to at least five or six locations within your location.
  • Shoot landscape, portrait, pattern, shadow, action, macro, candid, and abstract shots.
  • Try to shoot as many of the Elements of Design as possible:unity, texture, line, form, contrast, color, texture, balance, rhythm, positive/negative space.
  • Don't forget about all the parks, trails, streams, nightlife, coffee shops, and even some of the stores.
  • Any city or town is eligible except Shoreline or Lake Forest Park.

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.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

How To Connect To Vidstore Server

Name all projects using naming convention:
period number_last name first initial_name of assignment

  • Click on your desktop background.
  • Go
  • Connect To Server
  • Type Vidstore
  • name:scvideo
  • password:Outback23
  • SC Video Classes
  • Drop the file into the proper period folder

How to 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
  • 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 Vidstore Server>Classes>Period 1 or 5

Photo 2 Composition Work

Please shoot the following Camera Composition and elements of Design during class today.
  • Balance
  • Harmony
  • Pattern
  • Contrast
  • Proportion
  • Texture

I suggest taking at least 50 pictures (maybe more). You will turn in a Contact Sheet when you return. You will name each picture with the corresponding Composition or Element of Design.
You may shoot as far north as Hamlin and as far south as the South Woods.
Please use rule of thirds and fill the frame as often as you can.

Friday, February 05, 2016

Classroom Daily Rules and Expectations

1.             Be on time to class.
2.             Show up ready for the job. Have paper, pencils, pens, cameras, USB Cables & any related material you need to do class assignments everyday.
3.             Food & liquids are not permitted in the computer labs.
4.             You will rarely need ipads in this class.  Only take them out when I give permission. Do not test me on this.
5.             Clean up your station area before you leave.
6.             Return equipment to its proper place.
7.             Keep cell phones in your bag or on your person.
8.             Use headphones to monitor sound. Bring headphones to class everyday.
9.             Games on the computer are not except in Game Design Class.

10.          Listen respectfully. You will be given the same respect when you speak.

Photo 2 Review

Please take notes on anything that you cannot identify from memory.

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

First Animation Assignment

I would like you to visit YouTube and other 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 story line? Animation style? Sound effects? Music?

Please answer the questions above in complete sentences in the comments section below.
Also, please leave a link to the animation after each description.
Don't forget to put your name at the beginning of each animation description so I know you did your work.
Please use headphones.

An example:

Mr. Mitchell