After Effects – week 17

Classroom

Tuesday

  1. Presentation: Elinor
  2. Look at Portfolio Project
  3. If you are done with the Portfolio project, your final assignment is to redo one assignment given previously this semester

Thursday

  1. Presentation: Erin, Breanna
  2. Look at Portfolio Project
  3. Work on Portfolio Project, final project, and book chapters

Assignments

  1. Finish all book chapters
  2. Work on Portfolio Project
  3. Work on final project

Web Design – week 17

Classroom

  1. Presentations: Erik, Madeline, Marina, Anthony, Anjelica
  2. Look at student websites
  3. Demonstrate how to Transfer a WordPress website to a new web hosting service
  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. Start Here – 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. Finish all book chapters
  2. Work on your WordPress site

Advanced

  1. Work on your WordPress site
 

Game Design – week 17

Classroom

Tuesday

  1. Presentations: Alec, Matthew, Angelina
  2. Article: Crunch Time
  3. Evaluate Twine games
  4. Work on games based on feedback.

Thursday

  1. Presentations: Tanner, Ramon, Auggie
  2. Article: Star Citizen: the 300 Million Dollar Game that May Never Ship
  3.  Article: Constant Updates Push Game Industry to the Breaking Point
  4. Work on Twine Game
  5. If you so choose, work on importing your game to Tabletop Simulator
  6. Tutorials for Tabletop Simulator

Assignments

  • Finish your Twine Game (and/or Tabletop Simulator game)

Game Design – week 16

Classroom

Tuesday

  1. This is the last class period to work on your Twine games.
  2. Your Twine games will be evaluated on Thursday.

Thursday

  1. The next evaluation of Twine games has been moved to next Tuesday
  2. The next assignment (for those who choose to do it – most of you chose to finish off your Twine games) is to  take the board game you developed this semester and make a digital version of it. In order to do this, you will need to buy the Tabletop Simulator software ($20 via Steam)
  3. Note: this software will not run on the school computers, so you will need to bring in a laptop to work on it in class
  4. Tutorials for Tabletop Simulator
  5. Here’s one way to use Tabletop Simulator: 
    1.       Buy TS ($19.99): http://berserk-games.com/tabletop-simulator/
    2.       Download and install Steam on your computer
    3.       Run steam and click the button that allows you to play TS
    4.       Click “Create Game”
    5.       Set up a server name, and password,d and number of players  (write these down – it doesn’t matter what they are, except you should have at least 5 players)
    6.       When you get to the screen that shows types of games, choose “Classic”
    7.       On the next screen, choose “Custom”
    8.       Fill out the custom deck form:
    a.       Face = file that has card faces on it (browse to find the file that is the graphic). See my example files: back of card, front, game board
    b.       Back = back of cards (browse to find the file that is the graphic)
    c.       Width = how many cards across
    d.       Height = how many rows of cards
    e.       Number = how many cards total
    After you have filled out all of this information, click “Import”
    9.       For the screen where it will allow you to import a custom board, browse on your computer to find the graphic, and then click “Import”
    10.   Read the directions and watch the online tutorials to learn how to import other things like game pieces
    11.   Note: to turn cards over, hover over them with your mouse and hold down the ALT (OPTION) key and the SHIFT key

Assignments

  • Finish your Twine Game (and/or Tabletop Simulator game)
  • Work on final project

Interactive Design – week 16

Classroom

Monday

  1. Guest speaker: Chris Bohnsack
  2. Look at project 3 and give feedback
  3. Tutorial: TBA
  4. Work on project 3

Wednesday

  1. Look at project 3 and give feedback
  2. Tutorial: (get the file here) Convert Flash to HTML5 and vice-versa (Aaron’s guitar ad )
    1. Create Outlines is now Use Web Fonts
    2. Create a sprite sheet for fewer server calls
    3. Don’t forget to update your Actions
  3. Work on project 3

Assignments

  • Beginning – do the next chapter in the book – turn in all work to your Google Drive folder
  • Work on project 3

Web Design – week 16

Classroom

  1. Presentations: Erik, Madeline, Erika, Chantelle, Marina
  2. Look at student websites
  3. Guest Speaker: Chris Bohnsack
  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. Start Here – 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 12 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 16

Classroom

Tuesday

  1. Look at Portfolio Project
  2. If you are done with the Portfolio project, your final assignment is to redo one assignment given previously this semester

Thursday

  1. Look at Portfolio Project
  2. Work on Portfolio Project, final project, and book chapters

Assignments

  1. Do Chapter 14 for this week and upload to Google Drive
  2. Work on Portfolio Project
  3. Work on final project

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

Instructor: Greg Loumeau