Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Action Photo Editing

Action Photo Editing


Please select your twenty best action photos.
These pictures should show faces, be 95% in focus (except for panning), fill the frame, and showcase interesting angles and composition. 
Crop, adjust, and color correct all pictures as needed. Only keep what is essential to the picture.

Edit four pictures into Grayscale.
Edit two pictures using Selective Focus/Lens Blur.
Edit two picture using one-item kept in color.
Edit the other 12 pictures in what ever manner you see fit.

When you are done editing you will turn in the following:

Best Action Photos Adjusted CS (4*5)
Best Shorecrest Action Picture as a jpeg

Monday, October 17, 2016

How to Import Pictures Into Adobe Premiere

Open Adobe Premiere. Create a new project (File>New>Project) and name it Stop Motion. Click OK.

Select Digital SLR>1080p>DLSR 1080p30 and name your sequence. DO NOT CLICK OK YET.

 Select the settings tab at the top and you should see an area that says Video and then frame size. Change the frame size to match the picture dimensions.

Click OK after you change the Video frame size.

Go to Adobe Premiere>Preferences in the upper left hand corner. Click General.  Change the Still Image Default Duration to 3. (If your pictures play too slow after changing these settings try changing them to 2). Click OK/

Next, go to File>Import and your picture folders. Note: import each day of photos in their own folders. DO NOT MIX THE PHOTOS.
 Drag the picture down to the timeline. You can now see all of your pictures in a row.Time to edit!

How To Import Your Stop Motion Pictures Into Image Capture

How To Import Your Stop Motion Pictures Into Image Capture

  • Plug in your camera to the computer or place your memory card into the computer.
  •  Import your pictures by first opening Image Capture.
  • Select on the pictures you want to import and make sure you notice where you are saving the pictures.

First, make a folder for your pictures. If you shot on multiple days please make sure your pictures are organized by day (make a separate folder for each day's pictures).
Select on just one of your pictures that you took for this project. Right
click 'Get Info.' You'll notice that the dimensions are listed under more info.
Write these dimensions down in your Notes app on the computer.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Photo 1: Action Photo Panning

Photo 1: Panning

The panning shutter technique keeps your main subject in focus and blurs everything else in the picture.
Please read this helpful explanation and take notes.
Please watch this video to help reinforce your reading.

This video will help explain the process. It takes a great deal of practice in order to master this skill.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Computer Animation: Using grageband to create sound and exporting as an .mp3 file

  •  Open Garageband
  • Select Create new project
  • Select voice
  • Name Project
  • Plug in headsets and click "Yes" when asked if you want to use C-Media USB Audio Device 
  • Make sure you select C-Media USB in the Input 
  • Choose and change vocals as needed you want to use

  • Record your vocals by clicking red circle at bottom
  •  Record multiple tracks if needed.
  • Click Share at the top of the screen
  • Select "Save to Disk"
  • Change Format to MP3
  • Name sound and save it to Desktop or Music Folder
  •  Add your audio in Flash using File>Import to Library
  • Make sure all of your sounds are on different layers.

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

AP Photo: Color

Visit the following website HERE to review a short article on Color Harmony as it exists in Complimentary and Analogous color schemes.  Type out these definitions in your new Digital Journal and find 3 visual examples of each online and drag them into your"_dj3" in Photoshop.


Select only four themes from the list below and photograph in color—THINK IN COLOR
Take 5 solid examples of each of those photos.  You will have total of 20 photos completed for this assignment.

1.            Reflections in chrome or other reflective surface           
2.            Reflections in water
3.            Store window reflections (e.g., an antique or consignment store)
4.            Light through a window
5.            Motorcycle close-up or car engine close-up
6.            Architectural detail
7.            Dual portraits of your friends
8.            Lines and patterns
9.            Foreshortened image
10.          Close-up of texture
11.          Silhouette
12.          Motion/Panning
13.          Perspective

Create a contact sheet and make sure to include which 4 themes you chose for this assignment anywhere in the negative space on the contact sheet.  Save it as a JPEG and name it _color.
Turn in 1 photo for printing and name it _Color_Print

These are due at the end of class on Friday, October 14th.

Your grade for this assignment will be based on several factors:
  • Completion of each image turned in on a contact sheet.
  • Turned in on time (formative)
  • The quality and creativity of your 20 best images
  • Your choice of which photos to possibly use for your portfolio (summative).

Manual Adjustments:Aperture and Shutter Speed

Manual Adjustments:Aperture and Shutter Speed

Please watch and take notes on both videos below:
Manual Settings Video
Manual Settings Video 2

Manual Adjustments:Aperture and Shutter Speed

F-Stops and Shutter Speed Hints

Please take detailed notes in your own words on the top two reading assignment. You will using the material you learn this week on the cameras. Use the cameras simulators below when you are done.

Camera simulator:


Animation: Export From Flash To Quicktime and Drop into Vidstore Server

Animation: Export From Flash To Quicktime and Drop into Vidstore Server

To export your Flash movies do the following:
Make sure you are in Flash

Select File>Export>Export Movie>Format QuicktimeMovie
Click Store Temp Data and Select On Disk in Quicktime Settings

Save it on the desktop.
Name it using the naming convention.

(1_lastname first initial_Yearbook SCNN Commercial)

Next,drop the video in the vidstore server.

Click on desktop background
Select Go in the menu up top
Type Vidstore
Select Connect to server
Type Vidstore
Name: scvideo
Password: Outback23
Select SC Video classes
Place video in Period 1

Monday, October 03, 2016

SCNN Commercial Treatment Assignment

Your next assignment will be a 15-25 second (300+ frame ) SCNN commercial for anything school related. This could include a dance, a game, a club, an event, a sport, 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.

This must be entertaining in some way. Humor is always a good place to start.

Your animation needs to include:

  • Music AND sound effects for everything
  • 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
  • Dialogue created by you using Quicktime, Garageband, or other programs (have fun making voices and sound effects)
Most of these projects will be between 300 and 400 frames each at 12 frames per second.

First step: Commercial Treatment

You will write a detailed commercial treatment and email it to the coach or advisor of your club/activity/sport etc. You will ask for their permission to make a commercial and also ask for
suggestions. You will also send me a copy (CC) of this email at The only way you will receive a grade for the treatment is if you email me a copy.
Begin your email with "Hello, my name is ____________ and I am in Mr. Mitchell's Computer Animation class. I would like to make a commercial for __________."

List of advisors:

Treatment questions you must answer in COMPLETE sentences.

  1. What group or activity have you selected as your subject?
  2. Why did you select this group and why do you think you can make an interesting commercial for this group?
  3. What is your original concept? How are you going to SELL your subject?
  4. What will your tag line be? It needs to be something catchy and memorable.
  5. What kind of music will you use in the background?
  6. Please email the advisor or coach of your commercial subject ask permission to create a commercial using your concept. Include me on this email.