Tuesday, January 31, 2017

How to Connect to 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

Day 1 Photo 1/2

You will partner up with a Photo 1 or Photo 2 student.
You will shoot pictures for 30 minutes outside or on the first floor.
You need four different images for each of the following compositions or element of design:

  • Rule of Thirds
  • Balance
  • Color Contrast
  • Proportion
You will turn in a 4*4 Contact Sheet called Composition 1 into the Vidstore Server.

Importing Pictures and Creating Contact Sheet in Adobe Bridge


  • Make a folder on your desktop called Composition 1 (you will change the folder name for each assignment)
  • Plug in your camera to the computer or place your memory card into the back of the computer in the horizontal SC Card slot.
  •  Import your pictures by first opening Image Capture. Image capture is location in the Applications folder. You can also search for it in the upper right hand corner and open it there.
  • You should see your pictures in Image Capture. Select on the pictures you want to import and make sure you notice where you are saving the pictures to the composition 1 folder on your computer. You can shift+click or command+click to select on specific pictures.



How to create a Contact Sheet in Adobe Bridge

1. Make sure you imported pictures using Image Capture
2. Select on the folder.
3. Open Adobe Bridge CS6

4. 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
Make sure document is set to:

 8. Click save in the lower right hand corner. Save to your pictures folder.
9. Upload .pdf Contact Sheet to the Vidstore Server in the Classes folder.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Digital Photo: First Week Composition Reading and Homework

Digital Photo: First Week 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:

The Principles of Design in Photography | Trent Sizemore Photography


(Take quizzes at the end of each section below) 

http://cybercollege.com/tvp023.htm Start reading at "Strive for Feeling of Unity" 

The Elements and Principles of Design

This week and next week during class you will shoot 24-36 pictures with at least six different subjects.
Please shoot four  Rule of Thirds shots, four texture shots, four color contrast shots, four balance shots, four leading lines shots and four frame within a frame (using other objects to frame your subject) shots.

Homework: Do the same assignment above except use subjects and objects away from school.
  • 15 INTERESTING shots using all four techniques described above. Some people will take 40-80 pictures for 15 good ones.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

How to export from MAYA and then import to Premiere

Export From Maya Into Premiere

Animation: Export From Maya to Adobe Premiere

Before you export please make sure that your Maya animation project is at least 300 frames and that your animation does something interesting or engaging.

(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

Go to the Adobe Premiere User Preferences in the upper left hand corner of the screen and click '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.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Candid Photography Assignment

10 great Candid tips:

11 Candid Tips:

24 Candid Homework pictures due Friday January 20th (take your camera everywhere)
24 picture non-SC Candid pictures due at of the class on Wednesday, January 18

Tech Prep Sign Up

Animation and Photo: Tech Prep

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

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

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

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Solar System Link


We left off at the GROUPING THE MOON WITH THE EARTH section on Wednesday.
Don't forget to group the moon to the earth BEFORE creating the Earth_Orbit.
Once you have added moons and created the planet orbits you can stylize your Solar System by added asteroids or comets etc. 

Friday, January 06, 2017

Photomerge Assignment Overview

Your assignment over the next week is to take multiple  panorama style photomerges.  Take a picture and then move the camera slightly up or sideways to take another "connected" image. Basically you combine smaller pictures to make one larger picture.

Use a tripod if possible. Remember to manual adjust white balance or select something like "cloudy" or "sunny" on your camera.

Here is how you connect multiple pictures in Photoshop.

To set up a new Photomerge composition:
Import Photos
Place pictures in a separate folder for each merge
Do one of the following:
Choose File > Automate > Photomerge.
In the File Browser, select the images you want to use and then choose Automate > Photomerge from the File Browser menu bar
In the dialog box, choose an option from the Use pop-up menu:
  • Files to generate the Photomerge composition using individual files.
  • Folders to use all the images stored in a folder to create the Photomerge composition. The files in the folder appear in the dialog box.
  • Open Files to use the image files you have open in Photoshop.
Click the Browse button to navigate to the source files or folder you want to use to create the Photomerge composition. Select Attempt to Automatically Arrange Source Images if you want Photoshop to try to line the images up in their proper order.
Then edit your picture as you need.

Here is a tutorial you can use to get you going.

Tentative schedule

Monday January 8: Practice at school up by the track,the front of the school or Hamlin. Take seven different photomerges comprised of 3-9 pictures each. Turn in Photomerge Practice Contact Sheet.
Merge your pictures in Photoshop using the directions above.
Wednesday January 13: All period off-campus shooting day. Pick an amazing location and shoot seven photo merges consisting of 3-9 pictures each. Turn in Photomerge CS1. These pictures will not be merged together.
Friday January 15: Photomerge editing.
Weekend Homework: Go to one landscape location and shoot seven different photo merges consisting of 3-9 pictures each. Turn in Photomerge CS2. These pictures will not be merged together.
Wednesday January 18: All period off-campus shooting day. Pick an amazing location and shoot seven photo merges consisting of 3-9 pictures each. Turn in Photomerge CS3. These pictures will not be merged together.