VisCom Fall 2011

Weekly Activities Schedule

  • Week 21 (Feb. 6 - 10)
    • Mon: Finish Working on Final Project
    • Tues: Complete Final Project Blog Post
      • Sample Blog Post
      • Add to your existing blog post:
        • What I actually did? - 1 Point
          • Write a small paragraph
        • What I actually learned? - 1 Point
          • Write a small paragraph
        • Include a screenshot or link to your evidence of final product - 1 Point
          • Upload pictures to Flickr.com and create a link to them
          • Upload videos to YouTube, but publish them unlisted or private, and create a link to it
          • Take a screenshot of Photoshop or Illustrator work and include it in your post
          • Upload your slideshow to Slideshare.net and link it in your post
          • Upload mp3's directly to blog and link in post
        • Evidence of learning in your final product - 1 Point
          • Does what you write in your blog post and the evidence in your final product showcase the same learning?
    • Wed - Fri: Finals
      1. CLASS: Publish FINAL Blog Post - 6 Points
      2. TEACHER: Fill in the form about Mr. Le Duc's teaching at RateMyTeacher.com - 1 Point
        • Remember use constructive critcism
          • "Constructive criticism aims to show that the intent or purpose of something is better served by an alternative approach. In this case, making the criticism is not necessarily deemed wrong, and its purpose is respected; rather, it is claimed that the same goal could be better achieved via a different route." - Wikipedia
      3. STUDENT: Complete Mr. Le Duc's Student Self-Evaluation Form - 3 Points

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PREVIOUS WEEKS


  • Week 20 (Jan. 30 - Feb. 3)
    • Mon-Fri: Work on Final Project

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  • Week 18 (Jan. 17 - 20)
    • SNOW!!! No school all week!

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  • Week 17 (Jan. 9 - 13)
    • Mon: Watch Videos about Good Camera Techniques and Strategies
    • Tues: Finish Storyboard
    • Wed: Scan both Plot Line and Storyboard
      • Project Requirements
        • Create blog post titled, 'My Video'
        • Include:
          • Scan of your plotline - 1 Point
          • Scan of your storyboard - 1 Point
          • Write a small paragraph what you DID for the project - 1 Point
          • Write a small paragraph what you LEARNED for the project - 1 Point
          • Quality - proper grammar and spelling - 1 Point
      • Samples of good stroytelling
    • Thurs: Learn iMovie 09 Basics
      • Overview of program
        • Identify the workspace
          • Virtual Library
          • Preview Pane
          • Project Window
      • Importing video
      • Cataloguing video clips
      • Editing video clips
        • Importing into project window
        • Clip trimming
        • Precision editing
        • Split a clip
      • Transitions
        • Place a transition
        • Use transition editor
      • Text
      • Adding audio
      • Audio adjusts
      • Exporting
      • Resources
      • Advanced Resources
    • Fri: Continue Working with iMovie

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  • Week 15 (Dec. 12 - Dec. 16)
    • Mon: Take Notes About Great Presentations
      • What, Why and How of the project
        • What - This project about how to engage an audience with a creative presentation style
          • It is also about workflow or how you get things done
            • Demonstrating how you get things done is important in the world of work
        • Why - Because you will create presentations your whole life
          • Making them effeciently and with good design will help you or your ideas get noticed
        • How - Step by step in class, follow the daily directions
      • Review the  The Autobiographical Presentation Project 
        • Remember this presentation is about connecting with your audience
        • Remember to include details about yourself that you feel comfortable sharing and that will grab the audience's attention and help them identify with you
      • Overview of project details
        • Example Project
        • ASSESSMENT: 12 Points
          • Create blog post titled: My Presentation including:
            1. Notes from observing great presentations: 1 Point
            2. Scanned image of your Brainstorm Mind Map Half Sheet: 1 Point
            3. Scanned image of your Storyboard Half Sheet: 1 Point
            4. Screenshot of Word Outline file: 1 Point
            5. Creative Commons images: 1 Point
            6. Screenshot of master slide: 1 Point
            7. Text and pictures following C.R.A.P. principles: 1 Point
            8. Proper MLA citation on final slide: 1 Point
            9. Link to presentation at Slideshare.net: 1 Point
            10. With a small paragraph what you DID and LEARNED2 Points
            11. Proper grammar and spelling: 1 Point
      • Create blog post titled: My Presentation
      • Take notes on great presentation styles
    • Tues: Brainstorm Ideas, Storyboard Content, Scan Papers
      • Brainstorm on half sheet of paper ideas for your presentation - RIGHT BRAIN CREATIVITY
        • When planning your presentation remember to connect with your audience with the Five F's
          • Family
          • Friends
          • Food
          • Fun
          • Feelings 
      • Storyboard your ideas on another half sheet piece of paper - LEFT BRAIN ORGANIZATION
      • Scan your brainstorm and storyboard sheets and save in blog entry titled, My Presentation
    • Wed: Build Your Slide Show
      • Create your outline in Microsoft Word
      • Screenshot your outline and place in the blog entry titled, My Presentation
      • Build your master slide in Microsoft PowerPoint
      • Screenshot your master slide and place in the blog entry titled, My Presentation
      • Copy and Paste Word Outline into PowerPoint
      • Begin modifying text and content
    • Thurs: Find and Cite Images
    • Friday: Upload Slide Show and Link in Blog
      • Upload presentation to Slideshare.net
      • Link your presentation in the blog entry titled, My Presentation
      • Write what you DID and LEARNED in the blog
      • Overview of My Presentation Blog Post Content

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  • Week 10 (Nov. 7 - Nov. 10)
    • Mon: Finish Composition Slideshow Project or Take Pictures
    • Tues: Take 6 Pictures 
    • Wed: Continue taking pictures Publish Pictures to Class Group
      • Something Cool
    • Thurs: Configuring Flickr, sharing and commenting in the Gallery
      • Brainrules.net - Memory
      • Making the most of Flickr.com
      • Finish taking pictures, commenting on 6 other photos in the class gallery
        1. Name all pictures after the rule in the picture
        2. Comments with constructive feedback for photo's author  
          • Comments are like ogres and onions
      • Next week is photo storytelling
        • Telling stories with limited number of photos

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  • Week 8 (Oct. 24-28)
    • Mon: Continue working on Photoshop Fake Ad
    • Tues: Finish working on Photoshop Fake Ad
    • Wed: Create Blog Post (when finished with Fake Ad)
      • Publish a blog post with your Photoshop work
        1. Title it: Photoshop Projects - 1 Point
        2. Remember the World is Watching.  Check Your Spelling and Grammar! - 1 Point
        3. Include Your Original Scanned Magazine Ad - 1 Point
        4. Include Your Fake Ad Image (after you have Photoshopped it) - 1 Point
          • Write A couple paragraphs (or more) explaining what you did to create the fake ad 
          • Name at least ten Photoshop tools or techniques you used - 10 Points
          • AND 
          • Describe how you used each one of them - 10 Points
        5. Include Two  Other Pieces of Photoshop Work You Completed
          • Include a screenshot of the Photoshop work - 1 Point Each (2 Points Total)
          • Write a brief description of what you did and learned in creating the pieces of work - 1 Point Each (2 Points Total)
        6. Include Online Tutorial Resource
          • Include the link - 1 Point
          • Include a brief desription of what you did and learned - 1 Point

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  • Week 7 (Oct. 10-14)
    • Mon: Start a Abode Photoshop CS4 Tutorial
    • Tues: Finish the Adobe Photoshop Tutorial
      • Sample Fake Ad and Photoshop Work
    • Wed: Start Fake Ad Project
    • Thurs: Work on Fake Ad
      • Watch Brain Rule #2 Survival
      • Review All Photoshop Work Blog Post (when finished with Fake Ad)
      • Publish a blog post with your Photoshop work
        1. Title it: Photoshop Projects - 1 Point
        2. Remember the world is watching.  Check your spelling and grammar! - 1 Point
        3. Include Your Original Scanned Magazine Ad - 1 Point
        4. Include Your Fake Ad Image (after you have Photoshopped it) - 1 Point
        5. Write A Couple Paragraphs (or more) Explaining What You Did To Create the Fake Ad 
          • Name at least ten Photoshop tools or techniques you used - 10 Points
          • AND 
          • Describe how you used them - 10 Points
        6. Include Two  Other Pieces of Photoshop Work You Completed
          • Include a screenshot of the Photoshop work - 1 Point Each (2 Points Total)
          • Write a brief description of what you did and learned in creating the pieces of work - 1 Point Each (2 Points Total)
        7. Include Online Tutorial Resource
          • Include the link - 1 Point
          • Include a brief desription of what you did and learned - 1 Point

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  • Week 4 (Sept. 26-30)
    • Mon: Learn about a Logo Design
      • Learn the Secret of Success
      • Discuss What is Art?
      • Explore Illustration Project Unit Details
      • Identify and use Adobe Illustrator for producing and editing illustration media
      • Learn Illustrator Basics Video
        • Goal
          • Explorebasics of Adobe Illustrator
          • Learn the basic layout of the program
          • Create a logo
        • Product
          • An Illustrator document of the tools you used
            • The messier the better!
            • Make it look really crazy colorful
            • You get credit for trying!
          • questions for the Teacher tomorrow
            • Did you run into trouble with Illustrator?
            • Can’t figure out how to do something?
            • Write them down in the Illustrator Document!
        • Process
          • Watch the video tutorial above created by Mr. Le Duc
          • Open Illustrator
          • Explore as many tools and menu items as possible
          • Create an example of your work to show tomorrow
          • Save your work!
        • ASSESSMENT: 5 Points
    • Tues: Start Creating a Logo
    • Wed: Continue Develop Skills with Illustrator Tools
      • Have 3 questions ready today
      • ASSESSMENT: 5 Points
      • Explore http://99designs.com for design ideas
      • Work on skills
    • Thurs: Finish Logo
      • Continue working
      • Watch Logo / Pen Tool Tutorial
      • Record the names of tools your are using to create your logo
        • You will need to write a paragraph on your blog describing what you did and learned through the creation of your logo
    • Fri: Start Business Card

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