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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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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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Shot Construction Worksheet

Posted on Jan 23, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Jan 28, 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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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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Who's Telling Your Story - A #CreateEdu Webinar

Posted on Jan 19, 2015 by Pip Cleaves Last Activity on Jan 19, 2015

Your school’s stories are already being shared online; are they the stories you want shared? Join Darren Kuropatwa of the James-Assiniboia School District for an exploration of easy digital storytelling techniques you can use to take control of the story of your institution Who's telling your stories? Shouldn't it be you? How can you share your stories of learning in an already full day? In this webinar we'll explore lightweight digital storytelling ideas & techniques you can implement in your school tomorrow to document learning and foster reflective ways for you, your students and teachers to share what they're learning; we'll share the stories you want told about your school. We won't just talk about it, we'll do it. Then we'll talk about how each of us might practically adapt these ideas in our own schools.
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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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Isolate part of an image using Photoshop Elements 8 & Magic Wand Tool

Posted on Jan 7, 2015 by James Cash Last Activity on Jan 7, 2015

In this video, the author uses Photoshop Elements 8 to first select, and then extract, the raven from the rest of the image. The primary tool used is the Magic Wand Tool which analyzes your image and looks for similar colours and brightness in order to select the area of an image that you want.  (Another selection tool, not discussed but worth experimenting with, is the Magnetic Lasso Tool which can be useful... but it can also be frustrating as it sometimes leads to unwanted results.)
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Photograph for Airbnb

Posted on Jan 6, 2015 by Megha Arora Last Activity on Jan 6, 2015

THE BRIEF #OneLessStranger is a social experiment launched by Airbnb to reduce the number of strangers in the world. Airbnb believes in a world where all seven billion of us can belong #OneLessStranger at a time.In partnership with Talenthouse, Airbnb is inviting photographers to capture inventive ways to meet a stranger.Get inspired now by looking at #OneLessStranger. Whether it's photography you have created for a stranger, or something about your story of meeting a stranger, judges will be looking for creative and true stories that might inspire others.Three photographers will receive $1,000 each and their photographs will be displayed on Airbnb's website and social channels to millions of hosts, guests and fans.Once you have uploaded your entry and included a description of your story via this Creative Invite, please share it on Twitter via #OneLessStranger for added exposure.
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Poster Design with Adobe Photoshop Elements - Creación de poster o afiche con Adobe Photoshop Elements

Posted on Jan 5, 2015 by Maria Moraima Jacobacci Last Activity on Jan 6, 2015

Short working plan for beginners to create a poster or billboard for a contest.  You can use free images downloaded from internet or your own. The idea is to understand how to work with Adobe Photoshop Elements and start using visual communication in class.  (Breve plan de trabajo para crear un afiche o poster a partir de imágenes gratuitas, libres de derecho descargadas de internet. Actividad en español para una clase de nivel básico.)
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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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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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Where do you see yourself in the future program plan

Posted on Dec 5, 2014 by Mamdouh Samy Last Activity on Dec 17, 2014

This program plan uses the youth media create with purpose principle to urge students to think about their success in the future, where do they see themselves and how are they going to work to reach their goals. I thought of this to motivate youth to learn the media making process while taking the time to imagine their future and start planning for it early. I hope you find this useful and I look forward to your comments and suggestions to enrich it further  
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Assessment 3 (Flash Professional): Fun with Flash

Posted on Dec 4, 2014 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Jan 21, 2015

For this task you are going to create a small interactive object with the sole purpose of amusing you.  It must contain 3 – 5 separate (but connected) scenes/pages. Sources of inspiration: Incredibox iDaft Record Tripping Cache Monet Screaming Beans Monoface Staggering Beauty Yugop Blues Maker
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Dodge, Burn, Blur and Hide & Seek

Posted on Dec 4, 2014 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Jan 17, 2015

This short tutorial and activity will run you through the Dodge, Burn and Blur Tools which replicate dark room techniques.  You will then use these skills for a game of digital hide & seek. Digital hide & seek involves using your Photoshop skills to hide images inside another image without them looking out of place.
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Photo Manipulation for Storyboarding

Posted on Dec 2, 2014 by Sunyee Chang Last Activity on Dec 2, 2014

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words Driving Question:  A picture is worth a thousand words, so how does changing simple elements (eg: the background or location of a picture) change the story? Essential Question:  What information can a student infer from an image?  What information can be inferred from the image that is not visually presented in the actual digital picture? Basic Storyboard: Above the Surface / Below the Surface Good Characters: Bad Characters: Conflict: Complications in Plot: 1. 2. 3. Climax: Resolution: Literary Focus: Plot and Setting:  What detail about the setting seems important?  How does the writer emphasize its importance? Reading Focus: Retelling: Use the 4-step Summary Paragraph format to retell the story based on the new information you see in the digital picture. Unit Plan Details: Stag... Read More
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PSA For Anti-Tobacco use 8th grade

Posted on Nov 24, 2014 by Tracy Shields Last Activity on Jan 13, 2015

Students used smart phones and personal devices to record and edit their videos.  The resource uploaded is a simple style development and used to demonstrate the project.  Other videos were more complex but he file sizes are not supported on this site.
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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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Group B : Week 8 Final Assignment Stop Motion Animation curriculum

Posted on Nov 24, 2014 by Megha Arora Last Activity on Dec 2, 2014

In this 8-session We have Stop motion animation curriculum, We have used Adobe Premiere to create a stop motion animation. Stop motion is an animation technique to make a physically manipulated object or persona appear to move on its own. The object is moved in small increments between individually photographed frames, creating the illusion of movement when the series of frames is played as a continuous sequence.
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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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