Web Design – week 17

Classroom

Beginning & Advanced

  1. Presentations
  2. Check out this article
  3. Present your finished website to the class
  4. Remember to transfer your website to a new location before the end of the year, if you want to keep it. The easiest thing to do is get a Siteground  account and have them transfer it for you

Assignments

Have a nice holiday!

 

 

After Effects – week 17

Classroom

Monday

  1.  Presentations
  2. We will have a shorter-than-normal class today, due to a student tour I have to give tonight
  3. Look at animatics, first drafts, final drafts
  4. Extra credit project: tell a story using only existing media – video, graphics, audio, etc.
  5. Finish & turn in book chapters

Wednesday

  1. Presentations
  2. Look at animatics, first drafts, final drafts
  3. Extra credit project: tell a story using only existing media – video, graphics, audio, etc.
  4. Finish & turn in book chapters

Assignment

  • Finish ad and all book chapters by Monday the 16th

Animation – week 16

Classroom

Monday

  1. Presentations
  2. Cognitive drawing exercise look here
  3. Review how to add sound effects and music to animation, and where to get it (Flashkit.com, Bensound.com)
  4. Continue working on your animated scene. We have 5 classes left, including this one

Wednesday

  1. Presentations
  2. Cognitive drawing exercise look here
  3. Watch 12 Principles of Animation video:  11. Solid Drawing
  4. Watch Miyazaki video
  5. Work on animated scene

Assignment

  1. Continue working on your animated scene

 

 

Web Design – week 16

Classroom

Beginning

  1. Presentations
  2. We have two classes left, including this one. On the last day of class (next week), please present your website to the class and discuss how you created it and why you made the decisions you made
  3. Look at student sites and see what content has been uploaded. Discuss problems and questions

Advanced (4:30pm)

  1. Look at website content uploaded
  2. Work one-to-one with students

Assignments

Beginning

  1. Continue to insert content/do layout on your WordPress website

Advanced

  1. Continue putting your text and image content into WordPress

 

 

Interactive Design – week 16

Classroom

Tuesday

  1. Look at remaining team project file
  2. Project 4 – pitch your ideas to the class, if you have not already
  3. If you have pitched your idea, work on your ad, and share with us any rough ideas on which you are working

Thursday

  1. Project 4 – pitch your ideas to the class, if you have not already
  2. If you have pitched your idea, work on your ad, and share with us any rough ideas on which you are working

Assignments

  • Do the next chapter in the book, upload your work to the Google Drive
  • Work on Project 4

 

Game Design – week 16

Classroom

  1. Presentations
  2. We have two classes left – this one, and the one next week
  3. Check in with each team to see how they are doing on updating their board game and providing me with a printed set of rules
  4. Check in with people on Twine game – complete it for next class, and bring it in, so we can test it out
  5. If you have time (extra credit project). once finished with the Twine game, work on getting your game into Tabletop Simulator
  6. Demo how to import games into Tabletop  Simulator
  7. Here is the Tabletop Simulator Wiki
  8. Here is the Tabletop Simulator Knowledgebase
  9. Where to find the card deck templates on your computer
  10. Steam is on the class computers, so you should be able to download it. The cost is $20, so perhaps you can split that between the members of your team

Assignments

  • Make final changes to your board/card games and upload to gamecrafters website and give me a printout of the rules
  • Finish Twine game
  • Put your board/card game into Tabletop Simulator

Interactive Design – week 15

Classroom

Tuesday

  1. Look at remaining team project file
  2. Project 4 – pitch your ideas to the class
  3. Criteria for judging ideas:
    1. Will it sell?
    2. What is the Unique Value Proposition?
    3. Who will buy it?
    4. Why?
    5. Where will they get it?
    6. How will they get it?
    7. How is it positioned against the competition?
    8. What’s the hook?
    9. When will they buy it?
    10. Will it be a legacy product?
  4. Work on Project 3: Team Project

Thursday

  1. No class – Happy Thanksgiving!

Assignments

  • Do the next chapter in the book, upload your work to the Google Drive
  • Work on Project 4

 

Web Design – week 15

Classroom

Beginning

  1. Presentations
  2. Look at Singularity dating app
  3. Talk about App Design Class next semester
  4. Discuss the Contract for the Web
  5. Question: how many students think they could create a WordPress website in the future, if asked?
  6. Talk about creating a website from soup to nuts:
    1. Domain name, DNS
    2. Web hosting
    3. WordPress 1-click install
    4. Using W3Cschools as a coding resource
    5. SEO, all-in-one SEO
  7. Look at student sites and see what content has been uploaded. Discuss problems and questions

Advanced (4:30pm)

  1. Look at website content uploaded
  2. Work one-to-one with students

Assignments

Beginning

  1. Continue to insert content/do layout on your WordPress website

Advanced

  1. Continue putting your text and image content into WordPress

 

 

After Effects – week 15

Classroom

Monday

  1.  Presentations
  2. Look at animatics
  3. Move on to the next step – first draft
  4. Tutorials we can do when we have time:
    1. Graph Editor
    2. Create Grungy Effects
  5.  Tutorials:
    1. Add Rain to Video
    2. Add a Glitch Effect
  6. Work on Team Project

Wednesday

  1. Guest lecture: How to import 3D models into After Effects
  2. We’ll talk about this next week
  3. Work on assignment and book chapters

Assignment

  • Work on Team Project
  • Work on the next chapter in the textbook and turn in your work to the Google Drive folder

Basic Audio Production – week 15

Classroom

  1. Presentations
  2. Sweet Child of Mine created on GarageBand
  3. Every student needs to create a piece of music that is between 2-5 minutes long (64 measures at 120 bpm) and save it in their Google Drive as a .mp3 file
  4. Discuss where teams are with their projects and figure out a deadline
  5. Reminder: Potluck at my studio Monday, Dec. 9th at 6pm, 326 S. Wilmot Road.
  6. Help individual students with music questions

Assignments

  • Learn how to use GarageBand to make music
  • Work on Project 3

After Effects – week 14

Classroom

Monday

  1.  Presentations
  2. Talk about your storyboards and move on to the next step – animatics
  3. Tutorials we can do when we have time:
    1. Graph Editor
    2. Create Grungy Effects
  4.  Tutorials:
    1. Add Rain to Video
    2. Add a Glitch Effect
  5. Work on Team Project

Wednesday

  1.  Presentations
  2. Look at any finished animatics
  3. Work on animatics, then the next step is a first draft
  4. Tutorials we can do when we have time:
    1. Graph Editor
    2. Create Grungy Effects
  5. Tutorials we can do if we have time:
    1. Add Rain to Video
    2. Add a Glitch Effect
  6. Work on Team Project

Assignment

  • Work on Team Project
  • Work on the next chapter in the textbook and turn in your work to the Google Drive folder

Animation – week 14

Classroom

Monday

  1. Presentations
  2. Cognitive drawing exercise look here
  3. Look at any finished personality walks, story write ups, and storyboards Note: if you haven’t finished your storyboard, it’s time to move on to working on the final animation
  4. Continue working on your animated scene

Wednesday

  1. Presentations
  2. Cognitive drawing exercise look here
  3. Watch 12 Principles of Animation video:  11. Solid Drawing
  4. Do a solid drawing exercise 
  5. Continue working on your animated scene

Assignment

  1. Continue working on your animated scene

 

 

Interactive Design – week 14

Classroom

Tuesday

  1. Presentations
  2. Look at work that’s been done on team projects
  3. Discuss Project 4: Idea Pitch
    1. Come up with an idea for a new product or service that you believe you can sell. It can be related to an existing product, but with a new twist. For example, a baseball cap that folds out into a raincoat, or a set of molded plastic pieces  that snap onto your tennis shoes to make them look like expensive office shoes
    2. Devise an advertisement for the product or service
    3. Pitch your idea to the class. We will give you feedback on the product and planned advertisement. The criterion for judging the success of the ad is if we, as individuals, would buy it (we’ll be acting like a focus group). You may have to make some tweaks to your idea before we say we will buy it. Once the class is sold on your idea, create the ad. Remember to use the selling points that convinced the class to purchase it
  4. Work on Project 3: Team Project

Thursday

  1. Presentations
  2. Project 3 due – look at and comment
  3. Work on Project 4

Assignments

  • Do the next chapter in the book, upload your work to the Google Drive
  • Finish Project 3: Team Project and start work on Project 4

 

Game Design – week 14

Classroom

  1. Presentations
  2. Learn how to install Twine from a flash drive,
  3. Note: the introduction to music keyboards and Garageband will happen in a couple weeks
  4. Finish your updates to your board games and upload changes to the gamecrafter.com website. Print out a set of final rules and give them to me.
  5. Work on assignment: create a Twine game as individuals or small teams
  6. Next week: Game Analysis: Catan
    1. Look at the actual game. Talk about its pros and cons
    2. Look at its history, sales, and impact
    3. Discuss this question: what is it that makes this game so successfull
  7.  

Assignments

  • Continue to read chapters in textbook
  • Make final changes to your board/card games and upload to gamecrafters website and give me a printut
  • Work on Twine game

Basic Audio Production – week 14

Classroom

  1. Presentations
  2. If you weren’t here last class, please sign up for end-of-the-year potluck party at my studio, Monday, Dec. 9th at 6pm, 326 S. Wilmot Road. (ask me for the sign up sheet)
  3. Discuss how to music that goes with different types of visuals. Listen to some tracks from Bensound then discuss how to make:
    1. Short, sharp – horror – discordant. Notes that are close together or in strange intervals. Psycho, Jaws
    2. Long, synth-string washes – contemplative – Vangelis – Chariots of Fire
    3. Upbeat percussive songs – rocking. – Reggae – major chords
    4. Mid-tempo, slice of life music – life itself – acoustic guitar – arpeggios
    5. Quick and dirty video game music –  conjures up a time period – 8 bit music

Assignments

  • Learn how to use GarageBand to make music
  • Work on Project 3

Instructor: Greg Loumeau