ADVANCED ANIMATION

ADVANCED GRAPHIC DESIGN & ILLUSTRATION ADVANCED

AUDIO/VIDEO PRODUCTION

Three main things will be considered when evaluating a student’s design work:

 

Effort - visible in the work and/or demonstrated in class; spend quality time on your work!

Creativity - how original your work is

Following Directions - did you explore the assignment as given?

SUPPLY LIST FOR CLASSES:

Pen /Pencil

1 Subject Notebook

2-inch 3-ring binder

8GB Flash Drive

Class Syllabus|Rules

Advanced Animation Assignments

Advanced Graphic Design Assignments

Advanced Audio/Video Assignments

Technology Use

 

Students should have all devices on silent mode and put away when I am teaching. If you are doing independent work you may listen to music with one ear-bud in your ear.

 

GRADING POLICY

 

Student grades for this course will be calculated according to the following percentages:

  • 50% Major projects
  • 50% Small Projects / Practice Assignments
  • On time maximum credit: 100%
  • Late work maximum credit: 70% (10 points off per day late)

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

 

As a result of taking this class, you should be able to:

Work professionally within a team.

• Plan and execute a project as a team.

Build a project gradually using thumbnail sketches and mockups.

 

In addition to the comprehensive objectives, you should be able to:

Be able to identify and use the appropriate software for the work/projects you need to complete in class.

 

How Do I Make Up Missing or Incomplete Work?

You are working in as part of a team, and as such your work contributes to the team, don't let your team members down and be sure to communicate with them if you need help or are having trouble getting your part of the project completed.

You are expected to keep up with lessons and projects in class. Keep track of course assignments and due dates at this website. Late or incomplete work can be turned in during the same six weeks for a reduced score of 10 points per day. If the work is late due to an excused absence, you will have one extra school day per day of excused absence to complete it without a reduction in grade.

Please let me know as soon as you have submitted a late assignment. Otherwise I will not know to look for it.

 

Open Lab - the lab is open at 8:00 am every morning for students to come in and work.

 

Design Room Rules

Refer to the Student Handbook for school-wide rules. We have design room rules too:

1. Don’t prevent me from teaching.

2. Don’t prevent others from learning.

3. Be safe.

4. Keep things clean.

 

What Do those 4 Rules Really Mean Day-to-Day?

Here are some examples to show you what I mean. These are examples. Use your common sense when interpreting these rules.

Don’t prevent me from teaching.

• Don’t speak while I am instructing the class.

• Raise your hand if you wish to speak, and wait for me to call on you.

• Don’t interrupt when I am giving personal attention to another student.

Don’t prevent others from learning.

• Don’t behave in a disruptive or distracting way.

• Don’t engage in lengthy off-topic conversations.

• Keep the volume of your voice down.

• No singing, rapping, or other disruptive noises.

Be safe.

• Don’t throw, toss, flick, or roll anything across the table, floor, or classroom.

• Don’t roll across the classroom in your chair.

• Use classroom materials in a safe manner.

• Don’t behave in any way that threatens harm to anyone or our equipment.

Keep things clean.

• Clean up after yourself so your station is ready for the next student.

• Return classroom materials to the proper storage place.

• Don’t eat messy things that can leave residue on the computers.

• Keep your language clean.

Professional Skills Grade

It is my job to help you develop positive work behaviors and personal qualities needed to be employable by demonstrating skills related to seeking employment , creating work samples and earning certifications. Each week you will earn a "professional skills grade" for your professional conduct in class by following the Design Room Rules and following the 4 Rules detailed above.

Establish Goals for the Current Six Weeks

 

All Students - to advance animation skills choose from the 51 Great Animation Exercises to Master and complete exercises

 

Moises - developing an animation for a monthly contest

 

AJ and Jessica- working on 2d animation in Flash

  • animating multiple scenes
  • working on timing
  • adding sound effects/music

 

Michael - developing a story to complete as a 2d animation in Flash

  • character development, drawing character model sheets
  • story development - writing story and then create a storyboard

Establish Goals for the Current Six Weeks

 

Demetrice - developing a brand for a start-up company (t-shirt designs)

  • design graphics for website
  • create website
  • draw some of the t-shirt designs in Illustrator

Christian and Christina - work on photography skills and creating an online portfolio of work

  • create a photo essay
  • develop a logo for yourself to use on your website
  • create an online portfolio

Establish Goals for the Current Six Weeks

 

Demetrice - developing a brand for a start-up company (t-shirt designs)

  • design graphics for website
  • create website
  • draw some of the t-shirt designs in Illustrator

Christian and Christina - work on photography skills and creating an online portfolio of work

  • create a photo essay
  • develop a logo for yourself to use on your website
  • create an online portfolio

Establish Goals for the Current Six Weeks Andrew- working on video shortcomplete scriptcreate storyboard Sebasthian - working on video contestCTE Month PSA Videofilm as necessary

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