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BOT: Global Challenge

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 by Matt Cauthron Last Activity on Jan 29, 2015

Design, 3D modeling & printing, makers, bristlebots, light painting, Makey Makey, video drones, cyber-humans, superheroes, your imagination… Draw, paint, photograph, Photoshop, animate, illustrate, video, sound: Create a BOT orientated artwork that transforms your ordinary life into something super-syfy, magical, universal, or down right robotic. SIGN UP to PARTICIPATE HERE! 
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A Few Typography Tips

Posted on Jan 28, 2015 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Jan 28, 2015

Following on the heels of yesterday's resource, we have five videos reminding my students to work a bit smarter in Illustrator. Little reminders about point type, leading, aligning, and a few other strategies. Teachers, like students, need a challenge. Mine, for the remainder of the school year, is to create new quests for my students each day. I've no idea if I'll be able to achieve this goal but my students, for the most part, have had fun on this journey.  These tutorials aren't intended to be refined or polished. They're intended to be a daily extemporaneous exercise—though subject to rerecording when I become especially maladroit (which happens all too often). The idea harkens back to the spirit of Confessions of a Video Tutorial Junkie. The tutorial is here: Working Smarter (Align and More) Mac Lab Video Tutorials is the new YouTube Channel I started to house this project. If YouTube is blocked at your school and you'd like access to the videos, leave a comment and I'll Z... Read More
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Create a Homepage with Dreamweaver and CC Extract

Posted on Jan 28, 2015 by Pip Cleaves Last Activity on Jan 29, 2015

Learn the first steps of turning an Adobe Photoshop web comp into a code-based design using Adobe Dreamweaver and CC Extract. Dreamweaver is the all-in-one visual development tool for websites and mobile content, and CC Extract is the service that makes it easy to extract PSD comp information for use in web and mobile sites. In this session, educator and web developer Sheri German will show you how to extract images to bring into a CSS starter page. Both Part 1 and Part 2 session recordings are linked below
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Promoting ABC2 Writing Strategy

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Jan 27, 2015

Our school's english and social science teachers have developed a writing strategy they call ABC2 (the 2 is superscript—it reads: ABC squared). While all staff are supposed to be utilizing the strategy as we engage in "writing across content areas" (a district-wide model), adoption has been spotty. In an effort to make my own students masters of the strategy and promote ABC2 school-wide, we're redesigning the PDF (provided below), making posters, designing t-shirts, creating animations, videos, and kinetic typography. The four videos accompanying this resource primarily deal with typography in Illustrator.  After a brief hiatus for finals and launching the new semester, the resource of the day is back. Teachers, like students, need a challenge. Mine, for the remainder of the school year, is to create new quests for my students each day. I've no idea if I'll be able to achieve this goal but my students, for the most part, have had fun on this journey.  These tutorials aren't inte... Read More
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Standard Practical Exercise Reflection Sheet

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Jan 27, 2015

I use this for every practical exercise I have my students undertake (whether it is animation, photographic, film, planning, whatever).  I have students collate all of these together as a sort of a practical journal - the end result is a go to cheat sheet for all the skills we have covered. It is a brief selection of questions (with prompts) and is broad enough to suit any practical task. It is designed to be done by hand in the last 5 or 10 minutes of a practical session.
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Video Essayist - Every Frame a Painting

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Jan 27, 2015

Editor Tony Zhou has been uploading video essays to YouTube for the past 9 months. They are informative, insightful and entertaining. He looks at different production elements, story elements and filmmakers across his engaging video essays. He also gives further insight on his Tumblr.  This is a resource that anyone who watches film (and especially those who study it) can not be without.  Every Frame a Painting YouTube Every Frame a Painting Tumblr He's also a massive fan of Adobe products. 
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History of Graphic Design Timeline/Infographic

Posted on Jan 26, 2015 by Dena Wilson Last Activity on Jan 26, 2015

Design a creative and even unconventional infographic timeline for the history of graphic design between the first visual representations on cave wall through the inventions of the alphabets. Conclude by adding your own historical information and a picture of yourself! 
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A Lesson in Light Leaks and Tall Tales

Posted on Jan 26, 2015 by Mark Janke Last Activity on Jan 26, 2015

In this lesson plan, I tried to incorporate many aspects of this course while keeping it simple enough for my film students to still accomplish in one assignment. As you look through this lesson, you'll notice that certain aspect of this lesson assume certain abilities from my students. This is because we've had class for half the year and they already have certain skills and concepts mastered. If applied to another class, topics of quality sound recording, 3 point lighting, composition, editing, and basic color correction would need to be touched on in addition to my lesson. One of the best parts of film is the ability to be creative in story telling. This is why I'm requiring a tall tale storyline with this assignment. This makes the light leaks lesson exactly what it should be; a physical special effect and nothing more. I have included my tutorial for making physical light leaks as a part of this assignment. I've used this technique with my students for a few years now. It works great. My only word... Read More
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Building a Web Page with a PSD and Dreamweaver's New Extract Panel

Posted on Jan 23, 2015 by Sheri German Last Activity on Jan 28, 2015

In this project, students will design a web comp in Photoshop, and then easily develop it in Dreamweaver through the use of the new Extract panel. The resource folder includes the following: The script for the morning and afternoon webinarsA wireframe of the designA completed Photoshop compA completed project siteA completed html structureA CSS starter page for those who are new to CSSProject imagesA file with the page text
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Shot Construction Worksheet

Posted on Jan 23, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Jan 30, 2015

This short activity provides students with an opportunity to practice storyboarding a range of shots portraying familiar situations. There is a predominant focus on subtlety and it also provides opportunities for sharing and reflection to better deconstruct the work they are doing.  I have included an example page of a completed storyboard from an unrelated project called Fistful of Detentions. I have also included the preliminary draft of this work.  Hopefully this is a helpful reference.  This is obviously designed for Media and Photography classes but would work well in an English class that is working on a film as text assessment. 
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TUTORIAL 1 - GETTING TO KNOW THE WORK AREA ILLUSTRATOR

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 by Rina Murray Last Activity on Jan 28, 2015

Introduction on extensive drawing, painting and editing capabilities in Adobe Illustrator CC, I have developed a tutorial guide for students and teachers to give a basic guide and to learn how to navigate the work area. The work area consists of the art board, the scratch area, the toolbox, and the default set of palettes.
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Tasty Tuts video tutorials

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 by Keith Shafer Last Activity on Jan 26, 2015

Hello, I just wanted to share what I believe to be some of the best, easily understandable tutorials available outside of AdobeTV. Gareth David of London, England's Tasty Tuts has a slow, enjoyable way to follow along and supplies all the assets and resources you need to complete the projects. Best of all too, is that they are all on Youtube and free. They helped me immensely, and I highly recommend them to anyone wishing to learn Adobe's core applications. Mr. David is always adding more, and has several other outlets to explore as well, including his own site, a blog,facebook, twitter, and more. Below is the text from the Tasty Tuts Youtube "about page" as well as a link, and I hope you find all this helpful. Cheers, Keith  Design & digital arts creative video tutorials. TastyTuts is an endeavour to inspire creative minds, looking to learn how to use Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign to bring imagination to life. From beginners to those that are highly skilled, TastyTuts offers a wi... Read More
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The Public Domain Project

Posted on Jan 21, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Jan 26, 2015

Literally thousands of public domain media files that you can use in whatever you like.  The Public Domain Project The Pond5 site is a little buggy and awkward but totally worth it for these amazing  resources. 
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An Exercise in Competitive Analysis

Posted on Jan 21, 2015 by Andrew Wilson Last Activity on Jan 21, 2015

This exercise allows students to consume websites from a design/usability perspective rather than the content. Not only will this capture some ideas of great design, but help you in making your own designs more usable and accessible in order to create sites that outpace the competition. 
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Pixar Story Telling Rules Videos

Posted on Jan 21, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Jan 24, 2015

Bloop Animation have been putting out these amazing short videos covering Pixar's Storytelling Rules. Really informative and engaging. This information has been packaged in a number of ways but I think this version is my favourite so far*.  Pixar Storytelling Rules Bloop Animation also have a range of other great resources on their channel that would be really useful for teachers (or anyone really).  * This is a close second
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Title Task

Posted on Jan 21, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Jan 21, 2015

This task is designed to assist students in analysing what goes into film, TV, game and webseries titles. It then moves on to brainstorming and then designing titles for their own project.  Works really well with these resources (as well as my previously posted storyboard template): Art of the Title How They Did It
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Aaron Draplin Takes On a Logo Design Challenge

Posted on Jan 21, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Jan 21, 2015

Aaron Draplin from Draplin Design Co. designs a logo in 15 minutes for lynda.com.  A really great example for students of the design process, the power of broad brainstorming, content and style knowledge, and seeing someone work who loves what they are doing. Great for design students but also a really good example for all arts disciplines.  Here it is. Here is Draplin's website: DDC
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Creating a logo using pathfinder and gradients

Posted on Jan 19, 2015 by silvio nocilla Last Activity on Jan 20, 2015

In this tutorial you will make use of text, shapes, pathfinder tool and gradients to create a logo using a font style. After this tutorial students will learn to: Use the gradient tool in IllustratorUse the pathfinder tool and identify different propertiesMake use of font style in a different wayCreate a logo
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