Week 1 August 31 - September 5 Digital Narrative
The concept of digital stories
A digital narrative is usually a short narrative creating by combining still and moving images and music or other sounds. Notice on how the examples below usually have one or two types of actions: the content moves or movement within the content and instances when users must perform an action to access the content.
Computer History Museum’s website tells the story of the 2,000-year history of computing in both linear and nonlinear ways: www.computerhistory.org/revolution/
Waterlife is a preview for a documentary film similar to the cinematography and storytelling from the film. Especially interesting are the navigations, which mimic the motion of water: http://waterlife.nfb.ca/
We Choose The Moon was designed to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 Lunar landing by developing an interactive re-creation of the event: www.wechoosethemoon.org/
Arizona State University and the Institute of Human Origins created this documentary:www.becominghuman.org/node/interactive-documentary
Second Story’s site contains links to a variety of websites with interactive features on subjects ranging from the visual arts, architecture, and music to history, geography, and the sciences: www.secondstory.com
Week 2 September 8 - 12 Continue Idea and Pitch Unit | Storytelling - Pixar & Ted Talk
Week 3 September 15 - 19
Week 4 September 22 - 26- Basics of Animation - More eye movements and the Walk Cycle
Week 5 September 22 - 29 - Script writing - click the link. Other items on this week's agenda are:
- Choose a day for this week's Animation Expo - Wednesday or Thursday? Get TV from AV studio on Tuesday.
- Alien project due end of class on Tuesday
- Scripts - who is passionate about their projects? Decide which projects to move forward. Vote again, but not for your own project?
- UIL projects - set teams, assign roles
- Evaluate scripts based on our rubric that we sent to the state
- Animated Infographic project - introduction
November 2016 assignment list here
Doors project - Due Friday, November 13 - assignment here
UIL project progress - due weekly
After Effects tutorials: - Due weekly
I've got lots. See me to make sure you are doing an appropriate tutorial.
Here are others:
lesson 7 The Power of Effects - All the tutorial videos and assignment instructions are here (Summative Assessment here too)
Watch the animated paint and the growing vines tutorials. Follow along to learn the techniques. you will need to incorporate these techniques into your Music Visualization project.
Animating Paint Strokes - For your grade you should have 2 different compositions a word and some moving dots. (You can animate the paint strokes spelling out something!!!!!) Wowie, wowie, wowser!! Do that! Animate your name spelled out and make it glowing dots, +10 if the dots are purple like the example. Show me!!
Growing Vines. Make those vines grow. You don't have to do them all, just get the gist of it and incorporate the technique in your project.
Growing Vines and Painting and Animating Strokes start files are located here._ Download the .aep file and the graphics folder. You will also need the vine.ai file, which is in the Graphics folder. Graphics folder also lives in the Student common, Wehrman > Advanced Animation folder. It may already be on your hard drive.
Music Visualization project is here - Rubric is there and here too!
You will be working through some tutorials to learn about Cinema 4D with After Effects.You will learn some 3D skills in case you want to use that in your explainer video.
Work through these video tutorials Save the folder to your hard drive and actually do each step.
video 1 Intro to 3D layers - show me the cloud intersecting into the sun.
video 2 Camera & lights - show me the added light and camera Choose your own color for the light, you don't have to pick blue
video 3 3D layer properties - show me the shadow casting through the color and the shape of overall, kind of like stained glass
video 4 Null object parenting - show me the 3D null rotating centered around the sun.
video 5 building a basic camera rig - show me the camera rig, with easy ease, moving from the clouds to the car which drives.
Graded assignment: Be ready to pitch a whole class idea AND a personal project to enter in festivals on
Independent Project - What do you choose?
May 4 - 8 - work on e-portofolio & independent project
May 11 - 15 - work on e-portofolio & final project
May 18 - 22 - Finals week for Seniors, graduation on May 24
May 26 - 29