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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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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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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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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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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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Storyboard template

Posted on Jan 18, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Jan 24, 2015

This is a storyboard template I use for the planning of any visual project - videos, animations, photography, flash projects, etc. It is adapted from classic storyboard templates to include the rule of thirds. I have found that this results in students naturally following the 'rule of thirds' when composing their shots even if this hasn't been explicitly covered. Also, I often tell my students, as a good rule of thumb, to storyboard about 20 to 30 shots per minute of film. Overall this generally results in better composition overall and a more engaging end product.  I have included links to Mike Browne's introduction to the Rule of Thirds, Brett Lamb's shot type examples, and a South Australian tourism advert that employs these concepts quite beautifully.  Mike Browne Brett Lamb Barossa. Be Consumed A good introductory exercise would be to attempt to storyboard shots from the advertisement.
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Global Video Battle 2015

Posted on Jan 7, 2015 by Matthijs Clasener Last Activity on Jan 8, 2015

After the great successes of the last three years it's not surprising that the Global Video Battle continues in 2015! This competition was started in 2011 by Matthijs Clasener and Dusty Parrish.  The idea is simple: Students teams trying to make the best short fiction movie possible in order to get one winner! The winning team wins a year long subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud. And all teams get feedback from a professional jury which is a wonderful prize too! More information on our website www.globalvideobattle.com and of course we would like you to join.
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Call for Entries - STEAM Film and Animation Festival 2015

Posted on Dec 28, 2014 by Mark Gatehouse Last Activity on Dec 30, 2014

STEAM Film and Animation Festival 2015 To be hosted at Carshalton College on 9th May 2015 between 11.00 and 18.00. Productions to be screened over three areas, two projection and one interactive area. With the winners being announced through the day as they are screened. Entry is open to students from around the world, not just UK. Entries must be submitted by 28th February 2015. To enter a film or animation into the STEAM Film and Animation Festival 2015 is simple! Students or Staff can enter eligable  films produced in their Sixth forms, Colleges or Schools over the last 3 years. Dig out the best examples of your student showreels. Post a comment on the Behance Page containing: Your name or names of the production team College/school they attend or attended when the video was produced. This must be or have been a level 3 course ( Diploma, A level, USA -... Read More
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Animation Lesson Plan using After Effects

Posted on Dec 19, 2014 by Michael Timpano Last Activity on Jan 14, 2015

Attached is a PDF document that outlines details of the lesson plan. It includes objectives, learning skills, a rubric for assessment, list of activities, integration of lesson based on this course and a tutorial that guides you through the process of creating an animation using After Affects. A student sample is provided in a link at the end of the tutorial. If there are items that are expected to be part of this final assignment that I may have missed please let me know and I can update my submission. Thanks in advance for this concern.
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Adobe After Effects Help/Reference Manuals/Guides

Posted on Dec 17, 2014 by Mircea Lungu Last Activity on Dec 17, 2014

I have uploaded this resource which contains the Web links to the original Adobe After Effects help/reference manuals/guides for those people who needed them, but didn't know where to find them and, therefore, couldn't get them. They are PDF files that can be downloaded and used offline, anytime, without the need of an Internet connection. There are different documents corresponding to the versions/releases of the software. All these electronic documents are copyrighted to Adobe Systems Incorporated and its licensors - they have all the rights reserved. The documents are licensed for use under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 3.0 License. To view a copy of this license, please visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ You can download the PDF files from the following links: Adobe After Effects CC reference:http://helpx.adobe.com/pdf/after_effects_reference.pdf Adobe After Effects reference - Archive (older versions - CC, CS6,  CS5.5, CS5, CS4, CS3):htt... Read More
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Advertising and Critical Thinking

Posted on Dec 7, 2014 by Craig Richardson Last Activity on Jan 23, 2015

Advertising and Critical Thinking Skills Advertisement is a powerful manipulative force as well as a powerful creative force. Learning how to identify the different strategies used by advertisers and how they are used is an important life skill and involves critical thinking skills.   One project involves having students first evaluate advertisements from different media and brainstorm on the different strategies they believe are being utilized and how effective they believe them to be and whether they are used alone or in tandem.   Second, students will learn about different advertising strategies by watching video and reading articles before creating a summary chart.   Third, students will use various media to create their own advertisements using digital manipulation including still photos and video as well as audio effects.   Fourth, we will explore our views on the ethics of digital manipulation and the inaccurate messages they convey in both advertising and other medi... Read More
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World Skills Graphic Design Competition

Posted on Dec 6, 2014 by Mark Gatehouse Last Activity on Dec 15, 2014

From 9 February to 20 March you can register teams to enter the World Skills Graphic Design Competition. The winner's will go on to the Global World Skills Competition  to be held in 2017. They will be coached by international renowned designers on that path. This competition is sponsored by Adobe, Ogilvy Mather Advertising, Coley Porter Bell, Ideas Foundation. It is open to any level 3 student currently studying at a UK College or Sixth Form. 
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Using Premiere Pro with After Effects and Photoshop

Posted on Nov 26, 2014 by Pip Cleaves Last Activity on Dec 8, 2014

Make amazing videos with help from the Dynamic Link feature in Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop, and After Effects! Premiere Pro CC is a powerful nonlinear video editor that lets you edit your way. In this advanced session, educator Matthijs Clasener will teach you how to create eye-popping effects using dynamic linking between Premiere Pro and Adobe’s image-editing and visual effects creation apps. Session links and recording can be found below.
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The 10 Commandments Of Visual Communication

Posted on Nov 24, 2014 by Chris Schnell Last Activity on Dec 22, 2014

Design blog DesignMantic has released a new infographic that focuses on the importance of visuals - various aspects of visual communication that designers should take note of, such as iconography, contrast, and hierarchy. Here are some more infographics for: Visual Communication:http://www.designmantic.com/blog/infographics/ten-commandments-of-visual-communication/ Color/ Colour:http://www.designmantic.com/blog/infographics/the-10-commandments-of-color-theory/ Typography:http://www.designmantic.com/blog/infographics/ten-commandments-of-typography/ Logo design:http://www.designmantic.com/blog/infographics/ten-commandments-of-logo-design/ Have fun :-)
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Assessment 2 (After Effects): Such GIFs Very Animating

Posted on Nov 19, 2014 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Jan 11, 2015

This assessment task is a good end to an After Effects unit and is a great test of a range of skills. I use this to assess the skills the students have learned running through my After Effects and Photoshop tutorials - which can be found on my Education Exchange profile. This is the second of 3 assessment tasks that I run at year 9 in Multimedia and Web Programming (but it could very easily be used at another level). This task also serves as a good exploration of students understanding of Copyright, Creative Commons and Usage Rights. Also included is a rubric designed for maximum student benefit. Achievement at each level is explained in clear, student friendly language. This is a new style of rubric I have been working on - I have received positive feedback from students and have found it easy to use. More feedback very welcome
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Usage Rights in a Google Image Search

Posted on Nov 19, 2014 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Jan 8, 2015

This short tutorial will run you through how to search for images of specific sizes and with open usage rights as well as how to save images properly.  Although not specific to any one program, this tutorial explains how you can find images on Google that you are allowed to use in your work without fear of copyright infringement. 
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UK Team Game Development Competition

Posted on Nov 18, 2014 by mark gatehouase Last Activity on Nov 18, 2014

Invitation to compete in the Second UK Team Game Development Competition run in conjunction with Autodesk and UKIE. The Brief is to design a playable game level and produce a trailer to promote your game on You Tube. Your level MUST start in a shed and finish in a waterfall. What happens in between is down to your creativity and skill! you can make it with Flash, Cinema 4d or any other combination of professional packages! Entry is open to all UK Level 3 students in teams of 2-4. To win teams need to produce the following by 13 February 2015. 1. a playable game level in the form of an executable file. 2. a trailer suitable for use on you tube to promote your game 3. a powerpoint that shows your pre production, concept art, story line, game play elements etc. Dare to be the best! Register your team now https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/game-design-competition-tickets-14287244533 Registration closes on 12 December 2014
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Animating with Adobe After Effects 6

Posted on Nov 6, 2014 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Nov 6, 2014

This final animation session consolidates the concepts and skills covered throughout the last 5 tutorials; the last addition to the animation takes into account everything learnt so far and reconceptualises it into a final challenging lesson. The image files to support this tutorial are contained in Animating with Adobe After Effects 1.
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Animating with Adobe After Effects 5

Posted on Nov 6, 2014 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Nov 6, 2014

This session consolidates the concepts and skills covered so far and introduces a more complex idea of working with Photoshop layers in an embedded composition. This session also focuses on animating natural looking movements.  The image files to support this tutorial are contained in Animating with Adobe After Effects 1.
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