October 15-19, 2012

GAD 1 – Sketches were due late last week for an original surrealism  work of art using Photoshop. Each student is to include 3 of the 4 terms within their one work of art. Levitation, scale change, tranformation. Two visual resources were available to assist students with their two sketches. This week one of those approved sketches will go into production. I’ll continue to stress how to show one object behind another (we learned this on the Green Gremlin practice assignment) and basic composition. Study guides were handed out last week. If you lost your Photoshop Toolbar handout you can print it out from my previous Study Guides and handouts post.

GAD 2 – Three groups were formed. Each group finalized the art web portfolio rubric. Students considered the best font size, font family type, color scheme, and layout using several best practices portfolios provided by instructor. Each student sketched their idea using their groups rubric. MP1 test is on the toolbars within Vue. Study guides were offered. You can still print one out from my previous Handouts and Study Guides post.

CAG ( animation) – Rotoscoping is a slow process but students are speeding up as they become more comfortable with Photoshops tools and the animation palette. On Friday CAG produced a quick group stop motion video. The student director titled it The Great Wreck. Other students were asked to make a plan for next weeks video. I’ll introduce the same process to the Day 1 class. MP1 test for these two classes will be the 1/2 way point of their Rotoscoping video.


September 24-28, 2012

GAD 1 – Finalize personal identity collage. Students will evaluate their products using the “must haves” assigned last week. The checklist is available on previous post-Important Handouts and Study Guides. Next, we’ll be learning about the powerful Photoshop Blending Modes.

GAD 2 – Finalize Surrealism project. Students will evaluate their products using the checklist introduced at the beginning of the assignment. We’ll also review how to change the horizon line. The Surrealism checklist is available on previous post-Important Handouts and Study Guides.

CAG (Animation) – Day 1 has a test on Monday. Both classes will shoot their Rotoball video and begin rotoscoping each frame using Photoshop.