VisCom - Fall

Weekly Activities Schedule

Week 20 (Jan. 22-25)

  • Wed-Thurs: Present Your Logo
  • Tues: Finish your presentation
    • The Presentation Rubric
    • Includethe 6 Senses (The 6 Right-Brain Directed Aptitudes)
      • Inlcude at least 4 from the list below
      • Design not only function
      • Story not only argument
      • Symphony not only focus
      • Empathy not only logic
      • Play not only seriousness
      • Meaning not only accumulation
    • Slide Details
      • First name on first slide
      • Logo on second slide
      • Include why you chose the color(s) in your logo
        • List at least 3 words that the color respresents in our culture
        • Color in Motionweb site
        • How does this color reflect elements of your personality
        • Remember the personality test?
      • Include why chose the shape of the logo?
      • If you used a font include why you chose it
        • Name the font name and family name (Serifs, Sans Serif, Script or Decorative)
        • ReadThe Font Psychology article to learn more about what fonts mean to people

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Week 19 (Jan. 14-18)

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Week 18 (Jan. 7-11)

  • Fri: Work on Logo
  • Thurs: Review Tutorials,Answer Questions, Start Logo
  • Wed: Find a Tutorial and Follow It
    • Listen to Le Duc lecture about always being interviewed
      • Example of a teacher being called as a reference a year or two after they had the student
    • Review skills and tools
      • You will need to name which tools you used in your tutorial and logo
    • Answer questions
    • Find a tutorial and complete it
  • Tues: Complete More AdobeIllustrator Tutorials
    • Start from where you stopped last week
    • Tomorrow you will find and complete a tutorial
      1. Find a tutorial from a either a search engine or YouTube and follow it to completion
      2. You will problem-solve any issues you encounter
      3. Save your work for publishing to your blog
  • Mon: Submit Questions and Build Basic Skills

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Week 17 (Jan. 2-4)

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Week 16 (Dec. 17-18)

  • Tues:TakePictures andPhotoshopOut The Background
  • Mon: Review Videos and Color Theory Blog Posts
    • Make sure content in blog post does not have unprofessional content
    • Make a color Palette with Kuler.Adobe.com
    • Add to your Color Theory blog post
    • ReviewLogos

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Week 15 (Dec. 10-14)

  • Fri: Color Theory Exploration
    • Make a blog post titled, Color Theory
    • Write whatever you find interesting in today's exploration of color sites
    • Watch and experience Color in Motion web site
      • Take the three color quizzes linked below the Color in Motion link, just for fun, and see what they state
    • Make color combinations with Kuler.Adobe.com
  • Thurs: Finish Case Study in Creativity andCheck Out A Contest
  • Wed: Examine a Case Study in Creativity and Excellence: Bruce Lee
    • How he changed the world in martial arts and media
    • Bruce Lee went to the University of Washington and is buried in Seattle
    • Bruce Lee's philosophy: Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what isspecifically your own.
  • Tues: Blog Day!
  • Mon: Finish Commercial, Upload to YouTube and Write Blog Post

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Week 14 (Dec. 3-7)

Yearbook needs your summer pictures

  • Emailthem your pictures toyearbookpictures2013@gmail.com
  • Include the photographers name
  • CC Mr. Le Duc in the email for leadership credit

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Week 13 (Nov. 26-30)

GRADING CUT OFF THIS WEEKENDMr. Le Duc will not except late work after this weekend
What should you do?Get him your feedback form today for any ungraded work

  • Thurs: Create a Blog Post Titled Plagiarism
    • Search for an article about someone being fired or expelled for plagiarizing
    • Copy and paste a section of the article into your blog
    • Link back to the article (to cite your source)
    • Create
      < /blockquote >around the article text and link
    • Create a section heading titled: My Reflection
      • Write at least a one paragraph reflection about the article
    • Publish your post
    • POINTS
      • Title - 1 Point
      • Quote with blockquote- 1 Point
      • Link- 1 Point
      • Reflection- 1 Point
      • Grammar- 1 Point
    • Class Plagiarism Policy
    • VIDEO TUTORIAL - Plagiarism and Blockquote
  • Wed:ResearchFile Formats for YourVideo Format Commercial
    • ExploreTeenTribune
    • Send your favorite photos of summer to Yearbook
      • Include the title of the photo and your name, and it will be featured in 2013 CHS Yearbook.
  • Tues:FinishPhotoshop Basics Blog Post
    • Hand your completed, peer reviewed form to Mr. Le Duc
  • Mon: Complete Photoshop Work and Begin Blog Post

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Week 12 (Nov. 19-21)

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Week 11 (Nov. 13-16)

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Week 10 (Nov. 5-9)

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Week 9 (Oct. 28 - Nov. 2)

  • Fri: Finish Taking Your 6 Pictures and UploadThem to Flickr
    • You do not need to share them, yet
    • See if you can figure out how to get the metadata of each image you uploaded
      • I will show you Monday, but I am curious if you can figure it out
  • Thurs: Work on Your Project
  • Wed: Review Terms and Images
    • Review terms and images in Flickr Gallery
    • Discuss what makes a good image
      • Technical aspects
        • Focus - Lens
        • Blur - shutter
      • Creative aspects - compositonal rules
    • Tell a story in Six Frames
      • How do we want to publish this?
        • Paper or Plastic?
      • How will Mr. Le Duc know which images are yours?
      • How will Mr. Le Duc know you know the camera settings?
    • Volunteer someone
      • We need someone in charge of batteries and managing cables
  • Tues: Finish Taking Pictures / Define Photographic Concepts
    • In your teams define the following terms:
      • Lens / Aperture
      • Shutter Speed
      • File Speed / ISO
      • Depth of Field
      • Resolution / Bit Depth
      • Composition
      • Cropping
    • I will be quizzing you tomorrow on these terms
    • Be able to explain them to a 7 year old
      • Don't just memorize the term, know it enough to be able to share an example or an anology

  • Mon: Review Photos on Flickr

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Week 8 (Oct. 22-26)

  • Fri: How Do We Make The Best Class EVER?
  • Thurs: Finish Taking Pictures
  • Wed: Take Pictures
    • Take pictures with your team
    • Each students takes an example of each one of the 6 composition rules
    • Download and save to your account on the server
  • Tues: Finish Compositional Slide Show
    • Gather 1 image for each of the 6 rules
    • Create a presentation
      • Have each image fill the whole slide
      • Have the name of rule on slide
    • Create a citation slide
      • Be sure the title Work Cited is at the top of the slide
    • Publish the slide show to Slideshare.net
    • Create a blog post titled, Photography Composition
      • Include the link to the Slideshare.net presentation
      • Each team member needs this blog post
  • Mon: Explore Photography Basics
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Week 7 (Oct. 15-18)

  • Thur: Review Learning Topics for Class
    • Write down 3 questions about the photography or Adobe Photoshop
      • Save them some how so you will remember them for Monday
      • Be prepared to share your questions on Monday
    • Explore photography compositonal rules (3rd Period) or Photoshop (2nd Period)
  • Wed: Participate Total Quality Process to Structure Class

  • Tues: Essential Question: How do you improve your process?
    1. Create a blog post titled: What is Quality?
      1. Write down and answer this question: How do I create quality in my life, my school work?
      2. Write down and answer this question: How do I measure my progress toward my goals?
    2. WatchDr. Deming
      • What are the 5 Deadly Diseases?
    3. Take notes on the Total Quality Movement presentation
    4. Fill inClass Survey Form
  • Mon: Present Slideshows
    • Reminder: ALL LATE WORK MUST BE SUBMITTED BY FRIDAY!
    • Reminder: You must turn in a completed My Presentation Checklist to receive credit for your My Presentation blog post
    • You can have your parent or guardian complete it at home, if you chose
    • Presentation Feedback Criteria
      1. Work Cited slide must use MLA
      2. At least 16 slides
      3. Numerous high quality images
      4. No more than a few words per slide
      5. Present for 30 to 60 seconds
      6. Use proper grammar
      7. No last name
      8. No self portraits, unless permission granted by parent or guardian AND a signed note granting permission is submitted to the teacher
      9. Upload to Slideshare.net
      10. Linked in blog
    • Reminder: You must turn in a completed My Presentation Checklist to receive credit for your My Presentation blog post
      • You can have your parent or guardian complete it at home, if you chose

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Week 6 (Oct. 8-12)

  • HOW IMPORTANT ARE PRESENTATION SKILLS?
    • "Presentation skills are extremely essential for you to succeed professionally. In todays business environment, the competition in the workplace is getting more competitive. It is no longer enough for you to have the necessary capability to do the job, you should also be able to talk well, write well, and present yourself attractively to your superiors. What better way to let other people know what youre capable of than by presenting a great idea or a plan during a meeting. However, you need to have the necessary presentation skills to succeed in this endeavor."
    • from:businesstrainingdirect.co.uk

  • Fri: Complete the My Presentation Blog Checklist
    • Team up with another student
    • Check each other's blogs for all the required project components
    • Review a couple more excellent student blog posts
    • Mr. Le Duc will be checking off your citation slides
  • Thurs: Complete My Presentation Blog Post
  • Wed: Review Blog Post Content and Format
  • Tues: Finish The My Presentation Blog Post
    • Upload scans and screenshots to your Flickr account and place in your blog post
      • Video tutorial for uploading and placing images
        • Click the Actions button (top left corner of page), after you have clicked on one of your images to view all sizes
        • Hold down the Control Key on the keyboard and click the image to select "Copy Image Location" (Firefox) or "Copy Image URL" (Chrome) or "Save Image Location" (Safari)
  • Mon: Finish Citations and Upload Slide show Slideshare.net

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Week 5 (Oct. 1-5)

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Week 4 (Sept. 24-27)

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Week 3 (Sept. 17-21)

  • Fri: Participate in the Art Institute of Seattle Visit
  • Thurs: Brainstorm Ideas, Storyboard Content, Scan Papers
    • Review blog format steps
    • Remember: "Lack of limitation is the enemy of art" - Orson Welles
    • Overviewof project details
    • WatchMade to Stick Presentation
      • Take notes in blog post
    • 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
  • Wed: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 efficiently 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
    • Overviewof project details
  • Tues: Finish 'Back to School' Blog Post
  • Mon: Createa Blog Post
    • Title the blog post'Back to School
    • Listen to 1st act of the radio program This American Life
      • Take notes in your blog
      • Include things that are meaningful to you
      • This is practice for taking notes in your blog

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Week 2 (Sept. 10-14)

  • Fri: Create a Flickr.com account and link to Your Blog
    • WatchBrainRules.net
    • Createan account onFlickr.com
      • Watch Video Tutorial
      • Setyourprofile to safe(don't reveal too much about yourself)
      • Link your Flickr account to your blog
      • We will useFlickr.comfor a private class photo gallery to see and comment on our photos
      • We will also use it to find Creative Commons images to use in our blogs and presentations
  • Thurs:Finish your About Me page
    • Good presentations have unexpected elements
    • IncludeElements below
      • At least 2 visual media pieces
        • Wordle
        • Avatar
      • At least a couple sentences about the blog, your media experience and goals
  • Wed: Build an About Me Page with At Least 2 Visual Media Pieces and a Paragraph of Text Watchthe Pomegranate Phone Presentation
    • http://www.pomegranatephone.com/
    • Review blog posts for quality
      • Form teams of two and check goals and grammar
    • ObserveAbout Bio Page Examples and Ideas for tomorrow
    • Use&nb