After Effects – week 15

Classroom

Tuesday

  1. Presentation: Van
  2. Look at Portfolio Project
  3. Tutorial: Paint Animated Brush Strokes
  4. Download these files for the above tutorial (not the ones on the website where the video is located)
  5. If you are done with the Portfolio project, your final assignment is to redo one assignment given previously this semester

Thursday

  1. Presentation: Daniela
  2. Tutorial: How to Use Masks to Control Effects
  3. Look at Portfolio Project
  4. Work on Portfolio Project, final project, and book chapters

Assignments

  1. Do Chapter 13 for this week and upload to Google Drive
  2. Work on Portfolio Project
  3. Work on final project

Web Design – week 15

Classroom

  1. Student job doing web design for this site. Pays $20/hr. Must go to the client’s house in Oro Valley.
  2. Non-profit company needs website help http://www.mpatriotestogolais.org
  3. Timothy Doe’s contact info for above website:
    1. (520) 225-9650
  4. Presentations: Erik, Madeline, Erika
  5. Look at student websites
  6. Discuss the steps it takes to create websites for clients:
    1. Setting up shop/figuring out your policies and rates
      1. Get a domain name (GoDaddy, Namecheap)
      2. Get web hosting (Siteground) Web hosting companies compared
      3. Write down your policies and figure out how much to charge
      4. Start Here – Get a business license (you will be providing a service). Put money aside for taxes.
      5. Get a payment service (PayPal, Square) and install Woocommerce on your site so people can use it to pay you
      6. Make business cards (Moo.com)
      7. Have somewhere to meet clients (office/home office or co-working space)
    2. Marketing
      1. Network – join local meetups and business groups
      2. Go to all kinds of events and chat people up and hand out cards. Also, always  keep learning
      3. Place Google Ads
    3. Creating a web design proposal
      1. See example contract
    4. Signing a contract/accepting a deposit/committing to a schedule
      1. Once you take someone’s money, you have to deliver
    5. Doing the work
      1. Setting up a work schedule and deliverables: under-promise and over-deliver
      2. Build the site in a secret location where only the client and you can view it
    6. Launching the site
      1. Test the site on mobile, tablet, Mac, PC and on a variety of browsers (Browsershots)
      2. If appropriate, make a big deal out of the website launch (press release, have a launch party, etc.). Also, consider having a “soft launch” before the big launch to catch any errors
    7. Maintenance
      1. 80% of your income over time can come from maintenance

Assignments

Beginning

  1. Do chapter 11 in the book – upload work they have you do in the book, if they have you complete a project (if they’re just demoing something, you don’t have to upload anything)
  2. Work on your WordPress site

Advanced

  1. Work on your WordPress site
 

Game Design – Week 15

Classroom

Tuesday

  1. Play and evaluate board games
  2. Work on  improvements to your Twine games

Thursday

  1. Presentation: Simone
  2. Play and evaluate Twine games
  3. Work on  improvements to your Twine games. Have them ready to test again next Thursday

Assignments

  • Work on your Twine Game

Animation – week 15

Tuesday

Classroom

  1. Presentation: Chase
  2. Cognitive Drawing exercise page 45
  3. Bosco, Video: Taking Up Space
  4. Article: Flash vs. Harmony
  5. Article: Animation Software
  6. 12 Principles of Animation: 10. Exaggeration
  7. Examples of exaggeration
  8. Exaggeration exercise: exaggerate a normal activity (take it to an extreme) Show Flower animation
  9. Work on final animation

Thursday

Classroom

  1. Special Guest Presenter Annalisa Loevenguth is sick and will speak next week
  2. Cognitive Drawing pages 46 and 47
  3. Article: How to Make an Animated Web Series
  4. Article: How to Get Smooth Animation
  5. Work on final animation

Assignments

  • Finish final animation

Game Design – week 14

Classroom

Tuesday

  1. Presentation:
  2. Consider going to Rincon this year
  3. Examples of Sugarcube coding
  4. Look at student ideas for Twine games
  5. Here are the links to help you with Twine:
    1. Here’s How to Create Your First Twine Story
    2. Here is how to use the Harlowe formatting language
    3. Here is a Twine help page
    4. Here is a Beginner’s Tutorial
  6. Work on  your Twine game as individuals

Thursday

  1. Presentation: Max, Katheryn
  2. Your board games have been produced and are on their way to us. We should have them next Thursday.
  3. Some info from The Gamecrafter website
    1. Free game art resources
    2. Card templates
    3. RPG now
    4.  
  4. Article: Sony Clamps Down on Sexual Content in Games
  5. Look at and discuss Twine drafts
  6. Time to work on Twine games

Assignments

  • Work on your Twine Game

Interactive Design – week 14

Classroom

Monday

  1. Tutorial: Download files from Using HTML 5 Components
    1. Also download this video
  2. Tutorial: Download files from Using Code Templates
  3. Talk about where you are with the next assignment – interactive graphics for an online story:
    1. Do 2-3 small graphics or 1 big, complex, interactive one
    2. You can make infographics or something more artistic

Wednesday

  1. Look at interactive ads
  2. Tutorial: Expandable Banner Ad
  3. Work on interactive ads

Assignments

  • Beginning – do the next chapter in the book – turn in all work to your Google Drive folder
  • Work on your interactive ad

Web Design – week 14

Classroom

  1. Student job doing web design for this site. Pays $20/hr. Must go to the client’s house in Oro Valley.
  2. Non-profit company needs website help http://www.mpatriotestogolais.org
  3. Presentations: Erik
  4. Look at student websites
  5. Discuss the steps it takes to create websites for clients:
    1. Setting up shop/figuring out your policies and rates
      1. Get a domain name (GoDaddy, Namecheap)
      2. Get web hosting (Siteground) Web hosting companies compared
      3. Write down your policies and figure out how much to charge
      4. Start Here – Get a business license (you will be providing a service). Put money aside for taxes.
      5. Get a payment service (PayPal, Square) and install Woocommerce on your site so people can use it to pay you
      6. Make business cards (Moo.com)
      7. Have somewhere to meet clients (office/home office or co-working space)
    2. Marketing
      1. Network – join local meetups and business groups
      2. Go to all kinds of events and chat people up and hand out cards. Also, always  keep learning
      3. Place Google Ads
    3. Creating a web design proposal
      1. See example contract
    4. Signing a contract/accepting a deposit/committing to a schedule
      1. Once you take someone’s money, you have to deliver
    5. Doing the work
      1. Setting up a work schedule and deliverables: under-promise and over-deliver
      2. Build the site in a secret location where only the client and you can view it
    6. Launching the site
      1. Test the site on mobile, tablet, Mac, PC and on a variety of browsers (Browsershots)
      2. If appropriate, make a big deal out of the website launch (press release, have a launch party, etc.). Also, consider having a “soft launch” before the big launch to catch any errors
    7. Maintenance
      1. 80% of your income over time can come from maintenance

Assignments

Beginning

  1. Do chapter 10 in the book – upload work they have you do in the book, if they have you complete a project (if they’re just demoing something, you don’t have to upload anything)
  2. Work on your WordPress site

Advanced

  1. Work on your WordPress site
 

After Effects – week 14

Classroom

Tuesday

  1. Presentation: Tyler
  2. Look at wire frames, mock ups, animatics, first drafts, second drafts, and finals for Portfolio Project
  3. Tutorial: Create Grungy Effects
  4. Work on Portfolio Project and book chapters

Thursday

  1. Presentation: Shannon, Tyler
  2. How to Make 2D Animation in After Effects
  3. Next assignment: redo an assignment from earlier in the semester (like your first project, moving text) using all the skills you’ve acquired over the last few months, and make it even better
  4. Look at wire frames, mock ups, animatics, first drafts, second drafts, and finals for Portfolio Project
  5. Work on Portfolio Project and book chapters

Assignments

  1. Do Chapter 12 for this week and upload to Google Drive
  2. Work on Portfolio Project. Here are all the steps we’ll do:
    1. Wireframe
    2. Mockup
    3. Animatic
    4. First Draft
    5. Second Draft
    6. Final

Animation – week 14

Tuesday

  1. Presentation: Shannon, Isaiah
  2. Cognitive Drawing: 43
  3. Adobe Audition tutorial – download this file
  4. Work on final animation

Thursday

  1. Presentation: Aaliyah
  2. Cognitive Drawing: 44
  3. How to use the camera in Adobe Animate
  4. Articles:
    1. How to Make 2D Animation in After Effects
    2. Making Money with Animated Shorts
    3. How to Produce a One-Person Web Series
    4. Walking Through the Process of Creating an Animation
  5. Work on final animation

Assignment

  1. Work on your final animation

Animation – week 13

Tuesday

  1. Presentation: Arianna, Luz
  2. Cognitive Drawing: 39 and 40
  3. 12 Principles of Animation:  10. Exaggeration
  4. Do  Exaggeration exercise – animate a scene where a character has an exaggerated reaction to something that happens
  5. Adobe Audition sound fx tutorial – (this might happen next week, if we run out of time)
  6. Work on final animation

Thursday

  1. Presentation: Isaiah
  2. Cognitive Drawing: 41 and 42
  3. Work on final animation

Assignment

  1. Work on your final animation

After Effects – week 13

Classroom

Tuesday

  1. Presentation: Jose, Mayra
  2. Look at wire frames, mock ups, animatics, first drafts, second drafts, and finals for Portfolio Project
  3. Tutorial: Creating Animated Graphical Flourishes
  4. Work on Portfolio Project and book chapters

Thursday

  1. Presentation: Keiko
  2. Look at wire frames, mock ups, animatics, first drafts, second drafts, and finals for Portfolio Project
  3. Tutorial: Create Grungy Effects
  4. Work on Portfolio Project and book chapters

Assignments

  1. Do Chapter 11 for this week and upload to Google Drive
  2. Work on Portfolio Project. Here are all the steps we’ll do:
    1. Wireframe
    2. Mockup
    3. Animatic
    4. First Draft
    5. Second Draft
    6. Final

Web Design – week 13

Classroom

  1. Student job doing web design for this site. Pays $20/hr. Must go to the client’s house in Oro Valley.
  2. Presentations: Erik, Carlos
  3. Look at student websites
  4. Discuss the steps it takes to create websites for clients:
    1. Setting up shop/figuring out your policies and rates
      1. Get a domain name (GoDaddy, Namecheap)
      2. Get web hosting (Siteground) Web hosting companies compared
      3. Write down your policies and figure out how much to charge
      4. Get a business license (you will be providing a service). Put money aside for taxes.
      5. Get a payment service (PayPal, Square) and install Woocommerce on your site so people can use it to pay you
      6. Make business cards (Moo.com)
      7. Have somewhere to meet clients (office/home office or co-working space)
    2. Marketing
      1. Network – join local meetups and business groups
      2. Go to all kinds of events and chat people up and hand out cards. Also, always  keep learning
      3. Place Google Ads
    3. Creating a web design proposal
      1. See example contract
    4. Signing a contract/accepting a deposit/committing to a schedule
      1. Once you take someone’s money, you have to deliver
    5. Doing the work
      1. Setting up a work schedule and deliverables: under-promise and over-deliver
      2. Build the site in a secret location where only the client and you can view it
    6. Launching the site
      1. Test the site on mobile, tablet, Mac, PC and on a variety of browsers (Browsershots)
      2. If appropriate, make a big deal out of the website launch (press release, have a launch party, etc.). Also, consider having a “soft launch” before the big launch to catch any errors
    7. Maintenance
      1. 80% of your income over time can come from maintenance

Assignments

Beginning

  1. Do chapter 9 in the book – upload work they have you do in the book, if they have you complete a project (if they’re just demoing something, you don’t have to upload anything)
  2. Work on your WordPress site

Advanced

  1. Work on your WordPress site
 

Interactive Design – week 13

Classroom

Monday

  1. Presentation: Dylan
  2. Tutorial: Making an Animated Pie Chart
  3. Talk about where you are with the next assignment – interactive graphics for an online story:
    1. Do 2-3 small graphics or 1 big, complex, interactive one
    2. You can make infographics or something more artistic

Wednesday

  1. Look at interactive ads
  2. Work on interactive ads

Assignments

  • Beginning – do the next chapter in the book – turn in all work to your Google Drive folder
  • Work on your interactive ad

Game Design – week 13

Classroom

Tuesday

  1. Presentation: Arthur, Nevin
  2. Your board/card games have been ordered and are estimated to ship on April 11th, so assume we’ll have them a week or so after that date
  3. Article: Why the Cool Kids Are Playing Dungeons & Dragons
  4. Article: Game Design is Not a Dream Job
  5. Some people have said you can save your Twine from a web browser, so let’s try it and see if that will work
  6. Look at student ideas for Twine games
  7. Here are the links to help you with Twine:
    1. Here’s How to Create Your First Twine Story
    2. Here is how to use the Harlowe formatting language
    3. Here is a Twine help page
    4. Here is a Beginner’s Tutorial
  8. Work on  your Twine game as individuals

Thursday

  1. Presentation: Emma
  2. Look at and discuss Twine drafts
  3. Time to work on Twine games

Assignments

  • Work on your Twine Game

Game Design – week 12

Classroom

Tuesday

  1. Presentation: Zak
  2. Article: Fortnight having dangerous real-life effects
  3. I went to the Arizona Game Fair last weekend. Here are some pics
  4. Finalize and upload your games to the Gamecrafter website
  5. The next project is a text-based adventure game, created in Twine, which can be done solo or in a small team. If you work in a team, you still have to do an individual game. Working in a team means you can help each other out with your games, and/or link them together thematically
  6. Discuss Twine. I suggest you download the program so you can work on it at home. Don’t try to make the game on the Pima computers, as you can’t edit them if you make them here
  7. Examples of a couple of my Twine games. See if you can win them:
    1. The Rainbow Murder
    2. Twine
  8. Here’s How to Create Your First Twine Story
  9. Here is how to use the Harlowe formatting language
  10. Here is a Twine help page
  11. Here is a Beginner’s Tutorial
  12. Create a Twine game as individuals. Bring in a draft of your game idea next class so your classmates can give you feedback.

Thursday

  1. Article: Game Design is Not a Dream Job
  2. Article: Realistic Game Characters
  3. Look at and discuss Twine drafts
  4. Time to work on Twine games

Assignments

  • Work on your Twine Game

Interactive Design – week 12

Classroom

Monday

  1. Presentation: Anthony, Aaron
  2. Build Fishgame (pass files around on blue flash drive)
  3. Talk about the next assignment – interactive graphics for an online story:
    1. Do 2-3 small graphics or 1 big, complex,interactive one
    2. You can make infographics or something more artistic
    3. Create mockups for Wednesday
    4. Here are some examples

Wednesday

  1. Look at mockups for interactive ads
  2. Download these files. Adobe Animate infographic tutorial
  3. Work on interactive ads

Assignments

  • Beginning – do the next chapter in the book – turn in all work to your Google Drive folder
  • Work on your interactive ad

Web Design – week 12

Classroom

  1. Presentations: Richard, Erik, M.C. Beckett

Beginning 

  1. Look at websites
  2. Woocommerce

Advanced

  1. I will work with you one-to-one on the following:
    1. Determine what features you will add to your website this semester

Assignments

Beginning

  1. Do chapter 8 in the book – upload work they have you do in the book, if they have you complete a project (if they’re just demoing something, you don’t have to upload anything)
  2. Work on your WordPress site

Advanced

  1. Work on your WordPress site
 

After Effects – week 12

Classroom

Tuesday

  1. Look at wire frames, mock ups, animatics, first drafts, second drafts, and finals for Portfolio Project
  2. Tutorial 1: Create a Handwritten Title
  3. Work on Portfolio Project and book chapters

Thursday

  1. Presentation: Zoe
  2. Article: After Effects Gets Content-Aware Fill
  3. Look at wire frames, mock ups, animatics, first drafts, second drafts, and finals for Portfolio Project
  4. Tutorial: animate an infographic
  5. Work on Portfolio Project and book chapters

Assignments

  1. Do Chapter 10 for this week and upload to Google Drive
  2. Work on Portfolio Project. Here are all the steps we’ll do:
    1. Wireframe
    2. Mockup
    3. Animatic
    4. First Draft
    5. Second Draft
    6. Final

Animation week 12

Tuesday

  1. Presentation: Joseph
  2. Cognitive Drawing: do page 36
  3. 12 Principles of Animation: 9. Timing
  4. Do Timing exercise – animate a jumping creature on ones & twos
  5. Work on final animation

Thursday

  1. Presentation: Luz
  2. How to create special effects in Harmony
  3. Cognitive Drawing: do pages 37/38
  4. Work on final animation

Assignment

  1. Work on your final animation

Animation – week 11

Tuesday

  1. Finish off your storyboards and start work on your final animation
  2. Animation talk Wednesday night
  3. Cognitive Drawing: do page 34
  4. 12 Principles of Animation: 8. Secondary Action
  5. Do Secondary Action exercise – animate a character throwing a frisbee and show all the secondary action in their face, free hand, and body
  6. Work on final animation

Thursday

  1. How to create special effects in Harmony
  2. Cognitive Drawing: do page 35
  3. Work on final animation

Assignment

  1. Move from your storyboards to your final animation

After Effects – week 11

Classroom

Tuesday

  1. Presentation: Lucius
  2. Look at wire frames, mock ups, animatics, first drafts, second drafts, and finals for Portfolio Project
  3. Tutorial 2: 3D text
  4. Work on Portfolio Project and book chapters

Thursday

  1. Presentation: Sergio
  2. Look at wire frames, mock ups, animatics, first drafts, second drafts, and finals for Portfolio Project
  3. Tutorial 1: Create a Handwritten Title
  4. Work on Portfolio Project and book chapters

Assignments

  1. Do Chapter 9 for this week and upload to Google Drive
  2. Work on Portfolio Project. Here are all the steps we’ll do:
    1. Wireframe
    2. Mockup
    3. Animatic
    4. First Draft
    5. Second Draft
    6. Final

Game Design – week 11

Classroom

Tuesday

  1. Arizona Game Fair – this weekend in Mesa
  2. Article: Comcast to Make $50 Million Gaming Arena
  3. Check out: Apple Arcade
  4. Demonstrate the process of creating a game on http://www.thegamecrafter.com, uploading, and proofing game art
  5. Describe the next project, which can be done solo or in a small team. If you work in a team, you still have to do an individual game. Working in a team means you help each other out with your games
  6. Work on your game

Thursday

  1. Finish your game. Any games not fully uploaded and proofed by next Tuesday will not be produced.

Assignments

  • Work on your game with your team – prepare to have it manufactured at  the Gamecrafters by the end of March

Interactive Design – week 11

Classroom

Monday

  1. Presentation: Anthony
  2. View latest ads – make a link that will allow users to download “supplemental content” from your ad (i.e., a catalog, a video, etc.)
  3. Look at how to publish via Lynda.com tutorial
  4. Talk about the next assignment

Wednesday

  1. Look at collaborative ads
  2. Build Fishgame (pass files around on blue flash drive)
  3. Discuss how JavaScript will work with the ads and the pages
  4. Class will end early (around 4pm), so those of you who want to can attend this animation talk at the U of A on Wednesday night

Assignments

  • Beginning – do the next chapter in the book – turn in all work to your Google Drive folder
  • Finish off your collaborative ad

Web Design – week 11

Classroom

  1. Presentation: Richard, Erik

Beginning 

  1. First hour – learn how to use Elementor, talk about any additional plugins
  2. Second hour – incorporate Elementor into some sections of your website

Advanced

  1. I will work with you one-to-one on the following:
    1. Determine what features you will add to your website this semester

Assignments

Beginning

  1. Do chapter 7 in the book – upload work they have you do in the book, if they have you complete a project (if they’re just demoing something, you don’t have to upload anything)
  2. Work on your WordPress site

Advanced

  1. Work on your WordPress site
 

Instructor: Greg Loumeau