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After Effects – week 14

Classroom

Monday

  1.  Presentations
  2. I will be lecturing in another class for the first part of today (30-45 minutes). Please stick around. When I return, we’ll talk about your storyboards and move on to the next step – animatics
  3. Tutorials we can do if 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. Tutorials:
    1. Graph Editor
    2. Create Grungy Effects
  4. Tutorials we can do if we have time:
    1. Add Rain to Video
    2. Add a Glitch Effect
  5. 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. Introduction to music keyboards and Garageband
  3. 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.
  4. Work on assignment: create a Twine game as individuals or small teams
  5. 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
  6.  

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
    2. Long, synth-string washes – contemplative
    3. Upbeat percussive songs – rocking
    4. Mid-tempo, slice of life music – life itself
    5. Quick and dirty video game music –  conjures up a time period

Assignments

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

Rainbow Murder

The Rainbow Murder
(Twine Game)

Splash Screen
(splash screen image)

[[Play game]] Play game

Wealthy American travelers knew Lily Rainbow as the kind and generous owner of the Rainbow
Restaurant in Beijing, China, but to Interpol, she was the secretive and brutal leader of an international
drug trafficking operation.

As a result, no one in law enforcement was surprised when she was found dead one evening in the
Beijing Hilton, the victim of an exotic strain of poison. Ms. Rainbow had many enemies in rival gangs,
in China and abroad.

Your job, as an Interpol detective, is to determine who is responsible for the [[crime.]]

Crime
You have received a classified report which contains the following information:
• Lily was discovered in bed, wearing only shorts, a tank-top, and a sleep mask. Forensics from
the scene indicated all three items had been placed on the body after she died
• Each of the three items Lily was wearing was a different color. The authorities believe the
combination of the three colors is the calling card for the gang responsible for her death
• The police have determined three Americans committed the murder
• Included in the report is an illustration of the crime scene, but, for some reason, the Chinese
authorities have censored the illustration and changed the colors of the three clothing items to
shades of grey
• Three things were found on the nightstands next to Lily’s bed:
◦ A mobile phone, containing a list of [[Americans in the Triad Gang]] ◦ A notepad, with a hand-written list of Americans who were to receive [[No More
Complimentary Dinners]] at her restaurant
◦ A journal, with a page containing the names of Americans who

[[Refused to Donate to the
Shade Tree Initiative]] (a community restoration project she spearheaded)

Given these clues, you must figure out the three different colors she was wearing, and the three people
who killed her, so you can determine which gang committed the murder.

No More Complementary Dinners
Choose the three people below you think committed the murder.
<strong>No More Complementary Dinners</strong>
<<checkbox “$answer1″ false true>><span style=”color: rgb(0, 102, 0);”> Peter Forest</span>
<<checkbox “$answer2″ false true>><span style=”color: rgb(51, 153, 255);”> Frank Bayou</span>
<<checkbox “$answer3″ false true>><span style=”color: rgb(75, 75, 75);”> Terry Panther</span>
<<checkbox “$answer4″ false true>><span style=”color: rgb(153, 102, 51);”> Barry
Chocolate</span>
<<checkbox “$answer5″ false true>><span style=”color: rgb(51, 204, 255);”> Paula Jeans</span>
<<checkbox “$answer6″ false true>><span style=”color: rgb(0, 204, 102);”> Cheryl Frog</span>
<<checkbox “$answer7″ false true>><span style=”color: rgb(143, 153, 163);”> Benjamin Oil</span>
<<checkbox “$answer8″ false true>><span style=”color: rgb(0, 153, 51);”> Bob Emerald</span>
[[Next]]

Next
<<if $answer1 is true and $answer2 is true and $answer3 is true and $answer4 is true and $answer5 is
true and $answer6 is true and $answer7 is true and $answer8 is true>> You picked too many people.
<<else>><</if>>
<img src=”https://dreamco.com/rainbow/lose-sm.png”>
You are incorrect.
Return to [[No More Complementary Dinners]] Return to main [[Crime]] page

Americans in the Triad Gang
Choose the three people below you think committed the murder.
<strong>Americans in the Triad Gang</strong>
<<checkbox “$answer4″ false true>><span style=”color: rgb(0, 201, 0);”> Billy Cash</span>
<<checkbox “$answer5″ false true>><span style=”color: rgb(102, 0, 255);”> Jonas Prince</span>
<<checkbox “$answer1″ false true>><span style=”color: rgb(255, 255, 0);”> Shamus Sun</span>
<<checkbox “$answer6″ false true>><span style=”color: rgb(143, 153, 163);”> Winston Winter</span>
<<checkbox “$answer2″ false true>><span style=”color: rgb(0, 153, 255);”> Michael Sky</span>
<<checkbox “$answer7″ false true>><span style=”color: rgb(255, 255, 255);”> Tom Paper</span>
<<checkbox “$answer8″ false true>><span style=”color: rgb(102, 51, 0);”> Bernard Wood</span>
<<checkbox “$answer3″ false true>><span style=”color: rgb(255, 0, 0);”> Charlotte Heart</span>
[[Continue]]

Continue
<<if $answer1 is true and $answer2 is true and $answer3 is true and $answer4 is true and $answer5 is
true and $answer6 is true and $answer7 is true and $answer8 is true>> You picked too many people.
<<else>><</if>>
<<if $answer1 is true and $answer2 is true and $answer3 is true and $answer4 is false and $answer5 is
false and $answer6 is false and $answer7 is false and $answer8 is false>>
<img src=”https://dreamco.com/rainbow/win-sm.png”>
You are correct! The Triad was responsible for the murder.
<<else>>
<img src=”https://dreamco.com/rainbow/lose-sm.png”>
You are incorrect.<</if>>
Return to [[Americans in the Triad Gang]] Return to main [[Crime]] page

Refused to Donate to Shade Tree Initiative
Choose the three people below you think committed the murder.
<strong>Refused to Donate to Shade Tree Initiative</strong>
<<checkbox “$answer1″ false true>><span style=”color: rgb(0, 201, 0);”> Denton Grass</span>
<<checkbox “$answer2″ false true>><span style=”color: rgb(221, 0, 0);”> Percival Rose</span>
<<checkbox “$answer3″ false true>><span style=”color: rgb(255, 255, 0);”> Sam Corn</span>
<<checkbox “$answer4″ false true>><span style=”color: rgb(51, 153, 255);”> Cindy Ocean</span>
<<checkbox “$answer5″ false true>><span style=”color: rgb(0, 226, 0);”> Elizabeth Leaf</span>
<<checkbox “$answer6″ false true>><span style=”color: rgb(255, 255, 102);”> Fenton Daisy</span>
<<checkbox “$answer7″ false true>><span style=”color: rgb(143, 153, 163);”> Francis Night</span>
<<checkbox “$answer8″ false true>><span style=”color: rgb(182, 0, 0);”> Sandra Blood</span>
[[Next Step]]

Next Step
<<if $answer1 is true and $answer2 is true and $answer3 is true and $answer4 is true and $answer5 is
true and $answer6 is true and $answer7 is true and $answer8 is true>> You picked too many people.
<<else>><</if>>
<img src=”https://dreamco.com/rainbow/lose-sm.png”>
You are incorrect.
Return to [[Refused to Donate to the Shade Tree Initiative]] Return to main [[Crime]] page

Programming
The user must choose three names, from one of the above lists, of people who they think are
responsible for the murder. If they’re wrong, they will be told so and will be returned to game play (the
game logic will check their answers against the correct answer). If they’re right, they will see an image
which shows the three colors Lily was wearing and the name of the responsible gang.

Clue
A “Give Me a Clue” link will appear after a certain amount of time/tries. The clue will say, “Upon
closer inspection, you notice the word “Wheel” scribbled on the back of the report.

Web Design – week 13

Classroom

Beginning

  1. Presentations
  2. Discuss the following:
    1. Visually Appealing Websites
    2. 6 Tips for Designing Beautiful Websites
    3. 8 Tips for Creating an Attractive Web Design
  3. Also, talk about Dark Patterns
  4. 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

 

 

Basic Audio Production – week 13

Classroom

  1. Presentations
  2. Sign up for end-of-the-year potluck party at my studio, Monday, Dec. 9th at 6pm, 326 S. Wilmot Road. (sign up sheet will be passed around classroom)
  3. Do the following together:
    1. Make a simple beat
    2. Learn how to put in a bass line
    3. Learn how to put in chords (C, F, G – Major)
    4. Create a melody to go with it using the pentatonic scale (notes A, B, C, F, G).

Assignments

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

Animation – week 13

Classroom

Monday

No class

Wednesday

  1. Presentations
  2. Cognitive drawing exercise look here
  3. Look at any finished personality walks, story write ups, and storyboards
  4. Watch 12 Principles of Animation video:  10. Exaggeration
  5. Do an exaggeration exercise 
  6. Continue working on a storyboard for your animated scene

Assignment

  1. Work on storyboard for your scene. Once done, start animating. your scene

 

 

Animation – week 12

Classroom

Monday

  1. Presentations
  2. Check out all the cool new stuff announced at Adobe Max
  3. Cognitive drawing exercise look here
  4. Look at any finished personality walks, story write ups, and storyboards

Wednesday

  1. Presentations
  2. There is no class next Monday (Veterans’ Day)
  3. Cognitive drawing exercise look here
  4. Look at any finished personality walks, story write ups, and storyboards
  5. Watch 12 Principles of Animation video: 9. Timing
  6. Do a timing animation exercise 
  7. Continue working on a storyboard for your animated scene

Assignment

  1. Work on storyboard for your scene. Once done, start animating. your scene

 

 

After Effects – week 12

Classroom

Monday

  1.  Presentations
  2. Check out all the cool new stuff announced at Adobe Max
  3. Show remaining Halloween Projects
  4. Talk about next project:
    1. Team project (2-person teams)
    2. Create two 30-second Super Bowl ads for the same product (real or imaginary)
    3. No video game videos will be allowed on this project (they tend to get overused)
  5. Tutorials:
    1. Graph Editor
    2. Create Grungy Effects

Wednesday

  1.  Presentations
  2. Look at text summaries of Super Bowl ads
  3. Show examples of storyboards
    1. Storyboard example
    2. Storyboard template
    3. Shot list, storyboard and other templates
  4. Work on storyboards for Super Bowl ads
  5.  Tutorials:
    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

Game Design – week 12

Classroom

  1. Presentations
  2. Thanks to those of you who worked the Pima table at the Tucson Comic-con. It was great to see your games and I hope you had fun.
  3. Discuss making tweaks to your games to strengthen them, based on what you learned from play-testing them.
  4. Upload your changed files to the gamecrafter.com website (we will reprint the games next semester). This will be homework
  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. Assignment: create a Twine game as individuals

Assignments

  • Continue to read chapters in textbook
  • Make changes to your games
  • Start looking into Twine

Basic Audio Production – week 12

Classroom

  1. Presentations
  2. Talk about Project 3: video with original music (save music files as separate files in addition to final project and turn them in)
  3. Do the following together:
    1. Work on this music lesson up to “naming the major scale”
    2. Work on this beats lesson up to the “play with beats” page
    3. Make a beat in GarageBand
    4. Put some chords on top of it (C, F, G – Major)
    5. Create a melody to go with it using the pentatonic scale (notes A, B, C, F, G).
  4. More music theory: Beats

Assignments

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

Web Design – week 12

Classroom

Beginning

  1. Presentations
  2. Discuss how to use web tools interface in Firefox browser
  3. Look at how to apply custom CSS, including the “!important” tag
  4. 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

 

 

Web Design – week 11

Classroom

Beginning

  1. Presentations
  2. Non-profit website opportunity
  3. The first web banner ad is 25 years old
  4. The Internet was born 50 years ago
  5. Look at student sites and see what content has been uploaded. Discuss problems and questions
  6. Begin discussing Woocommerce

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

 

 

Animation – week 11

Classroom

Monday

  1. Presentations
  2. Cognitive drawing exercise look here
  3. Look at any finished personality walks, story write ups, and storyboards
  4. Using gray scale to paint backgrounds as a way to determine lighting
  5. Consider your background as a character in your story, with a set personality. Look at these hand-painted animation backgrounds
  6. On your own time, check out the Artstation website
  7. Look at Adobe Color Wheel and Colourlovers websites, and associated features in Adobe Illustrator (Color Themes palette)
  8. Show Pixar color book from my Kindle account
  9. Pick a color palette for this background

Wednesday

  1. Presentations
  2. Cognitive drawing exercise look here
  3. Look at this video about drawing backgrounds
  4. Demo Adobe Animate’s easing tools
  5. Watch 12 Principles of Animation video:  8. Secondary Action
  6. Do an exercise – animate a character who’s secondary action reinforces their primary action
  7. Look at any finished personality walks, story write ups, and storyboards
  8. Continue working on a storyboard for you animated scene

Assignment

  1. Work on storyboard for your scene. Once done, start animating. your scene