Intro Digital Media: ART 2110 J02

Class Meets: Tuesday/Thursday 9:00AM to 11:15PM
Location: Media Art Research Studio (MARS)
Professor: Sean Clute, sean@seanclute.net
Class URL: www.seanclute.net/intro-digital
Office Hours: Monday 10AM-11AM / Tuesday 11:30AM-12:30PM or by appointment

Course Description:
Intro Digital Media is an overview of artistic and theoretical principles in media arts. Students will be taught basic image processing, vector-based design, video production and digital sound creation. Students will be exposed to work created by innovators of media arts to gain insight on applying technique and theory. The class will also provide an environment where students can share their work, ideas, and critique each others’ progress.

Goals:
Develop language and techniques for creating and critiquing media arts
Learn how to use computers and software for creative purposes
Learn a variety of conceptual, design and experimental art-based principles
Introduce the history and criticism surrounding media arts
Discover more about ourselves and methods of self-expression through art

Software introduced:
Photoshop CC
Illustrator CC
iMovie 10
Garage Band 10

Grading Summary:
Assignment #1 (Collage) | 10%: You will create a collage
Assignment #2 (Logo) | 10%: You will create logos for a company
Assignment #3 (Video) | 10%: You will create a short video
Assignment #4 (Sound) | 10%: You will create a short sound artwork
Assignment #5 (Presentation) | 5%: You will create a presentation/pitch about your final project

Final Written Test: | 5% This will be a multiple choice test based on the lecture materials

Final Project: | 20% You will create a final project to be shown at the end of the semester. This project must use some of the techniques we have been developing in class. It may be informed from a previous assignment or a new idea.

Participation | 30%:
Participation is a huge part of your grade!
I take attendance. For each class (after three absences) I drop your final grade by one (ex. A to B)
Critiques are super important! If you miss a critique I drop your final grade by a minus (ex A to A-)

What happens in class:
Class typically breaks down one of four ways: lecture, demo, lab, and critique
Lectures include me talking about a topic relevant to media art
Demos include me showing you how to use software relevant to the lecture and your assignment
Labs are time for you to work and ask questions about the assignment
Critiques will occur on assignment due dates. For all assignments you will be required to defend your work

Other miscellaneous stuff:
I give extra credit for attending artist lectures

Connecting to the Class Server:
We have a class server (an external storage device) in which all assignments must be uploaded
To access the server:
Finder/Go/Connect to Server/Connect
or
press [command k] when in the Finder

If the server address is blank type in “smb://155.42.34.15/art” and press connect

Checking out Equipment or Cameras:
To check out cameras go to IT in Martinetti Hall

Help:
You can always email me at sean@seanclute.net
You can come to my office hours (see above)
For technical help you can file a report with IT here: https://servicedesk.vsc.edu/

MARS Hours:
MARS is open to you when no class is present. You must get your ID activated at security to use.

Schedule Details:

Class 1 (Jan 16) – Orientation | Computer Basics I

Introduction to the class:
Who are we?
Go over syllabus
Class website
Survey

Computer Basics I:
What is a computer?
Hardware/Software, Binary Langauge
Desktop, laptop, tablet, phone, server, car, toaster
How do we turn this thing on?
What is my log in?
What is a mouse?
USB 2.0, Firewire 800, Headphone jack?
What is an external drive?
OSX is an operating system?
What are applications?
What is the dock?
What are folders and files?
How do I organize folders and files using “_” and “1”, “2”, “3”, etc.?
Why not use “!@#$%^&*()<>?/;’|][“ when naming files and folders?
Why will I have to save all assignments as LastnameFirstname?
Right-Clicking?
What are five things I should know?
How do I share files?

Key Commands:
n = make new things | s = save | c = copy| x = cut | v = paste | z = undo

Homework:
Review syllabus and come up with a question or two about it
Watch Computer Basics I
Bring in a .jpg (photograph) that you would like to stare at for the entire semester

Class 2 (Jan 19) – Computer Basics II | Lab: Computer Basics

Introduction to Class:
I will answer your questions about the syllabus

Overview to Class:
I will show a crash course demo on all software we use in class

Computer Basics II:
How to set background image
How to right-click with mouse
Set up file preferences
What is my personal folder?
What is my personal folder on the server?
The trash can?

Copy and Paste Lab:
Try to do the following steps
1) Open the application TextEdit
2) Write the name of a favorite pet
3) Copy and paste this name 50 times
4) Save the file as “LastnameFirstname.rtf”
5) Upload file to ART/_CluteIntroDigital/Assignments/TextFun/
6) In TextEdit goto Edit/Speech/StartSpeaking to annoy your classmates

Fun with PhotoBooth Lab:
Try to do the following steps
1) Open the application PhotoBooth
2) Create three photographs using effects
3) Name each file “LastnameFirstname01, 02, 03.jpg”
4) Create a folder called “LastnameFirstname” and put the images into it
5) Upload folder to ART/_CluteIntroDigital/Assignments/PhotoFun/

Travel Dream Image Lab:
Try to do the following steps
1) Imagine where you would love to travel to
2) Find an image close to your imagination
3) Take a screen shot or download the image
4) Label the image as “LastnameFirstname_Nameofplace.jpg”
5) Upload file to ART/_CluteIntroDigital/Assignments/TravelFun

Homework:
Watch Computer Basics I and II

Class 3 (Jan 24) – Lecture: Collage I | Demo: Photoshop I

Lecture:
Lecture on collage

Demo Photoshop I:
About Photoshop
Watch Dove Evolution
Discussion of bits, pixels, planes (R,G,B,A)
Bit maps and Rasters vs. Vectors
Resolution Dependent

Starting in Photoshop
Grabbing images online (www.flickr.com, google images)
Understanding Image Size
Opening Photoshop (click the dock)
How to make a new project
How to put images into the project (drag to dock)
Copy, cut, paste images (using key commands)
How to Save .psd


Photoshop Interface
File Menus
Context Menus
Tools
Panels
Workspace

Navigation
Tabbed Documents
Panning and Zooming
Zoom Tool (z)
Zoom out (opt z)
Zoom in (command +)
Zoom out (command -)

Marque Zoom (turn off scrubby zoom)
Panning (spacebar)
Fit on Screen (command 0)
Full View Screen Mode (f)

Working with Projects
How to make a new project
Resolution (pixels, resolution)
How to open images
Copy, cut, paste images (using key commands)
Saving projects (.psd, .jpg)

Assignment #1 (DUE Feb 7): You will create a collage that is guaranteed to make the viewer say “WTF?!?”
Requirements:
* The collage must make the viewer wonder “WTF?”
* The resolution must be 1920×1080 pixels
* The collage must have at least seven layers
* Each layer must have a descriptive name
* The file labeled LastnameFirstname.psd
* File must be uploaded to ART/_CluteIntroDigital/Assignments/1_Collage

Homework:
Watch Photoshop I videos
Brainstorm Assignment #1 (what can you envision?) (Really do it! Spend at least 5 minutes brainstorming)
Collect images from the web or camera for Assignment #1

Class 4 (Jan 26) – Demo: Photoshop II | Lab: Photoshop

Plant Lab:
1) Take many photos that include plants, flowers, trees, etc.
2) Bring images into Photoshop
3) Combine at least five photos
4) Add anything else you wish
5) Save as a “LastnameFirstname.jpg”
6) put on ART/_CluteIntroDigital/Assignments/PlantLab

Demo Photoshop II:
Layers
Layers
Layer Stacking Order
Visibility of Layers
Background Layer
Alpha Channel

Selection Tools
Selection tools (move, marque, lasso)
Disclosure Triangle
Deselect (command d)
Inverse Selection (command i)
Quick Selection Tool

Modify Tools
Undo (command z)
Eraser
Close Stamp
Brushes
Crop Tool

Transform Mode
Free Transform
Scale, screw, rotate
Free Transform (command t)
To constrain hold shift while dragging
To commit click (return)
To exit click (esc)

Lab:
Work on Assignment #1

Homework:
Watch Photoshop I and II videos
Collect images, start editing them, stack them in layers

Class 5 (Jan 31) – Demo: Photoshop III | Lab: Photoshop

Demo Photoshop III:
Adjustment Layers Basics
Adjustment Layers
Adjustments Panel is good for color correction and tone
Non- destructive (do not confuse with the Image/Adjustments which are destructive)
Adjustment Layer can be readjusted, shows up in layers panel
You can have more then one adjustment layer
You can change the preset of the adjustment layer
You can change opacity of the adjustment layer
You can change the blend mode (overlay to increase contrast)

Masks
Adjustments have a built in layer mask
Turn selections into masks (make selection, click make mask)
Select mask and use brush with Black and White
Black = hide adjustment
White = show adjustment
Feather mask (properties)

Black and White Adjustment
The sliders control individual color
You can use Target Adjustment Tool to separate tones
You can use a Layer Mask

Filter Basics
Filters
Photoshop has hundreds filters or plug ins
Categories:
Sharpen (unsharpened mask high pass)
Blur (Gaussian, motion, radial, lens)
Noise (add noise, reduce noise)
Creative (Texture, artistic, brush strokes, distort, render, stylize)
Select layer, apply filter, preview dialog box (this is destructive)
Select layer, smart filter, apply fitter, preview dialog box

Smart Filters
Smart filters
Smart Filters are wrappers (use transform example)
Smart Filters are non-destructive
Filter/Convert for Smart Filters
Layer icon
You can change the blending mode
You can add more then one filter

Gaussian Blur
Duplicate layer (command j)
Convert layer to smart filter
Filter/Blur/Gaussian Blur/radius 15
Double click on blending icon/Overlay (contrast mode)
Every smart filter has a layer mask
Apply random filter to the mask
Click on mask/Filter/Render/Clouds (random pattern)
Fills layer mask with clouds (black hides, white reveals)

Other
Text Tool
File Formats and Saving
Uploading Assignment on Server

Lab:
Work on Assignment #1

Homework:
Review Photoshop videos
Work on Assignment #1

Class 6 (Feb 2) – Lab: Photoshop

Lab:
Work on Assignment #1! It is due next class!

Homework:
Finish Assignment #1 and make sure to put it on the server before the due date!

Class 7 (Feb 7) – Assignment #1 DUE | Critique

Assignment #1 is DUE, on the server by the beginning of class. We will then critique the assignments.

Class 8 (Feb 9) – Lecture: Design & Logos | Demo: Illustrator

Lecture:
Lecture on Principles of Design/Elements of Design
Lecture on Logos

“In Illustrator, you build artwork instead of drawing artwork.” – Mordy Golding

Demo Illustrator I:
What is Illustrator?
Graphics Editor for artists and designers
Two things that make it unique:
1) Editable
2) Scalable
Great for multi-use design, pdf., 3D printing

Vectors vs. Pixels
Vectors vs. Pixels
Pixels limit the size of the image file or are resolution dependent
Vectors are resolution independent
Vectors are easier to output to inDesign, After Effects, design projects (web, print, media)

Path Appearance
Path Appearance
Vectors are made of paths but do not have appearance until you add it
Three types of appearances (fill, stroke, effects)
You can see the appearances added to a path with the appearance panel

Stacking Order
Stacking Order
Objects are stacked (control click)
Layers can be stacked as well

Modifier Keys
Modifier Keys

Interface
Menus bar gives access to everything
Context Sensitive (ie. Selection Tool vs. Text Tool)
Tools are divided by groups
Tool tips
Tools disclosure triangle
Panels do all of the modifications
Use the Window File Menu to find panels
Panels can be arrange by groups or moved
You can reset panels using the workspace
Art board

Navigating
Navagation
Hand Tool (spacebar)
Zoom Tool (z)
Zoom Out (option z)
Marque Zoom
Zoom In (command +)
Zoom Out (command -)
Fit on Screen the art board (command 0)

Rulers and Guides
Rules, grids and guides help you constrain objects
View/Rules/Hide or show rulers
Smart guides
Click and drag out to art board, or outside art board to delete
Lock Guides (Right Click)

Preview Modes
Outline Mode (command y)
Fullscreen Mode (f)

Selection Tools
Selection Tools
They can be used for selecting, resizing, rotating
Selection Tool (v)
Selection Tool allows to select groups and entire objects
Direct Selection Tool (a)
Direct Selection Tool allows you to select individual objects and anchor points
Select All (command a)
Lasso Tool, used just for selecting (q)

Closed Path Primitives
Primitive Shapes
To create a shape click and drag
Draw from center (option click)
Constrain Shape (shift click)
Move Shape (spacebar)
More/less sides/angles (up/down arrow click)
Duplicate (~ click)

Open Path Primitives
Constrain line to 45% angle (shift click)
Draw from center (option click)
Arch Tool options (up/down arrow, use x to change direction, use c to close)

Fills and Strokes
Fill is the inside
Stroke is the border
Stroke Weight, Cap, Corner
Stroke dashes and arrows

Assignment #2 (DUE Mar 2): You will create four distinct logos. The logos must represent one real or fictitious company.
Requirements:

* One logo must be text only

* One logo must be shapes only

* One logo must be text and shapes

* One logo can include any combinations you want
* All four logos must be in one Illustrator file
* All four logos must be completely different from each other
* The file must be labeled LastnameFirstname.ai
* The file must be uploaded to ART/_CluteIntroDigital/Assignments/2_Logo

NOTE: The Logos maybe black and white (or gray) if desired.

Homework:
Watch Illustrator I videos
Brainstorm Logo Ideas
What company would you like to make a logo for? Sketch out the logos.

Class 9 (Feb 14) – Demo: Illustrator II | Lab: Illustrator

Demo Illustrator II:
Understanding Paths and Anchor Points
Anchor Points
Anchor points and paths are like string art
A path is like a skeleton that you put cloths on
Anchor points are the joints that hold the skeleton together
Corner Anchor Points (straight lines)
Smooth Anchor Points (curves)
Smooth Anchor Points have handles
Direct Selection Tool selects individual anchor points (selection will become solid)

Pen Tool and Straight Lines
Pen Tool
Do NOT draw but plot the points
Pen Tool draws curves, lines, closed paths, and 3D (p)
Straight Lines use Corner Anchor Points
Curved Lines use Smooth Anchor Points
Deselect path by Command Clicking on a blank part of Artboard
Pen Tool shows an “x” when a new path can be made
Constrain the paths (shift click)

Pen Tool and Curves
Click and drag to create control handles
Third point is tricky, make Corner Anchor point (opt click) on second point for straight line

Pen Tool Editing Anchor Points
Pen Tool allows to add, delete and convert Anchor Points
Add Anchor Point Tool on path (+)
Delete Anchor Point on the path (-)
Covert Pen Tool on Anchor Points to change type of anchor

Compound Shapes
Compound Shapes
Build shapes, Do NOT draw shapes
Envision multiple shapes and then how do you make one shape from it
Window/Pathfinder Panel

Shape Builder Tool
The object has to be selected to use the Shape Builder Tool
Click drag to merge different shapes
To subtract shapes (opt click)
Shift click drag to make a marque
Shape Tool preference can make color swatches

Blob Brush
Blob Brush creates fills
Blob Brush you can add/join to the shapes
Show outline mode to demonstrate
Eraser Tool is very smiler to the Blob Brush
Eraser Tool erases filled shapes
Increase/Decrease size ( [ , ] )

Outline Mode
Great way to troubleshoot (command y)

Lab:
Work on Assignment #2

Homework:
Watch Illustrator II videos
Play with Illustrator
Create four drafts of your logos

Class 10 (Feb 16) – Demo: Illustrator III | Lab: Illustrator

Demo Illustrator III:
Point Text
Typography is the study of text
There are three types of text in Illustrator (point, area, and type on a path)
Point text is called this because it creates a single anchor point that defines it
Text Tool (point and click)
Eyedropper works for sampling text

Area Text
Area Text
Click and drag a marque to define space for text
Type/ Area Type option (row, column, span, gutter)
You can change shapes into area text

Text on a Open Path
Text onto a Path
Type On A Path Tool, regular Type Tool will not work
Make a path then click
You will see control handles that include a left line, right line, middle line
Direct Selection Tool can edit the path itself

Text to Path
Turning Text into Paths
Type is a type of vector object but sometimes has disadvantages such as:
1) you cannot alter the actual shape of the text
2) not everyone has the same types of fonts on each computer thus, convert to paths
You can turn text into paths
This is really helpful in logo design
The disadvantage is then you cannot change it back to text
Type/Create Outlines

Installing Fonts
dafont.com and free fonts
Download, double click, install, reopen application
Text is in all applications

Color
Basic Color

Lab:
Work on Assignment #2

Homework:
Work on Assignment #2
Review Illustrator I, II, III videos

Class 11 (Feb 28) – Lab: Illustrator

Lab:
Work on Assignment #2! It is due next class!

Homework:
Finish Assignment #2 and make sure to put it on the server before the due date!

Class 12 (Mar 2) – Assignment #2 DUE | Critique

Assignment #2 is DUE by the beginning of class on the server. We will critique the logos.

Class 13 (Mar 7) – Lecture: Video Art

Lecture:
Lecture on Video Art Part I

Assignment #3 (DUE Mar 21): You create a video artwork influenced by the “rustic” mystique of Vermont. Are the barns, beards, and or freezing cold what you visualize when people talk about the Green Mountain State. We want to know…
Requirements:

* The video must be influenced by Vermont

* The video must be three minutes long
* The video must have at least ten different clips
* Three of the clips must be of the same thing at different angles

* The video must include sound
* The video must be exported as “large” (goto share/Export Movie/)
* The file must labeled as LastnameFirstname.m4v
* The file must be uploaded to ART/_CluteIntroDigital/Assignments/3_Video
NOTE: You have artistic license to make the commercial funny, dramatic, somber, etc. Be creative! Have fun!

Homework:
Brainstorm and sketch out what scenes have to be created
Shoot some video to bring into next class

Class 14 (Mar 9) – Demo: iMovie I | Lab: iMovie

Demo iMovie I:
Understanding Video
Pixels, planes (R,G,B,A), resolution, FPS
Workflow (record footage, organize footage, edit, export)

Video Cameras
What kind of cameras to use (iPhone, Kodac, Sanyo)
How to check out a camera
Turning the power on
Batteries
Recording video
Zoom

What is iMovie?
Edit videos (arrange clips, mix sound, titles)
Export videos for web, email, dvd, etc.

Importing Video
Transfer (SD memory card to computer)
Transfer (USB, click camera button, VTR Mode)
Transfer (video files, .mov)
First get files onto the computer then..
Open iMovie
File/Import/Movies allows you to import files
Create a new event
Label a new project

Demo You try it:
Go out and Video Record the following things:
1) One person doing an action
2) Two people doing an action
3) A group of people doing an action
4) A natural background
5) A un-natural background
6) Record something you dislike
7) Record something you like
8) Record something you think I will like
9) Record something far away
10) Record something close
Then in iMovie:
1) import the footage
2) arrange the footage in the timeline
3) trim footage
4) add at least 3 effects
5) add sound
6) add a title
7) make sure video is 1 minute in length
8) export video as .mov “large”
9) label video as lastnamefirstname.mov
10) place on ART/_CluteIntroDigital/Assignments/VideoTest

Homework:
Review iMovie I and II videos
Import videos footage

Class 15 (Mar 14) – Demo: iMovie II | Lab: iMovie

Demo iMovie II:
Interface
File Menus
Event Library
Event browser (shows content of events)
Project Timeline (shows edited clips intended for export)
Project Viewer (view movie and clips)
Tool Bar (adjust the movie clips)
Zoom Slider

Video Editing I
Projects
File/New Project
File/Import Media
Skim clips in Event Browser (mouse)
Play clips (spacebar)
Drag clips from Event Browser into the Project Timeline
Making Selections
Deleting and Arranging
Trimming Clips (click, drag then Modify/Trim to Selection)
Splitting Clips (right click, Split Clip)
Undo (command z)

Video Editing II
Creating Transitions
Creating Titles
Lower Thirds
Adjusting Color (Enhance, Color Balance, Color Correction,
Video Effects (click to apply)
Change Speed

Audio
Changing Volume
Adding Music
Adding Effects
Attach audio to clip or background (drag on empty area)
Ducking audio
Voice over (record directly to iMovie)

Exporting
Exporting
Share/ExportMovie/Select the largest size

Lab
Work on Assignment #3

Homework:
Record all of your footage for your commercial

Class 16 (Mar 16) – Lab: iMovie

Lab:
Work on assignment #3! It is due next class!

Homework:
Finish Assignment #3 and make sure to put it on the server before the due date!

Class 17 (Mar 21) – Assignment #3 DUE | Critique

Assignment #3 is DUE by the beginning of class on the server. We will critique the videos.

Class 18 (Mar 23) – Lecture: Sound Art | Demo: Garage Band I

Exercise:
Sound walk and or Sound Talk

Lecture:
Lecture on Sound Art

Demo Garage Band I:
Digital Audio
Discussion of sound including (waveforms, resolution, compression)

What is Garage Band
Record, create, mix, master audio
Soundfiles, loops, software instruments
Effects, automation (panning, volume)

Possible Sources
Mics (for recording voice or instruments), MIDI, sound files, software instruments, loops

Interface
Garage Band Interface
Transport Controls (change to Time)
Playhead play/pause (spacebar)
Timeline (the main area where audio files go)
Loop browser (three different views)
Library (contextual)
Smart Controls
Edit Panel

New Project
Templates (Empty Project)
Instrument (Audio)

Tracks
Track Interface
To add a track (Track/New Track)
Software instruments Track (virtual instruments)
Audio Track (mice, or live instruments)
Drummer Track (virtual drums)
To add audio (drag an soundfile into the timeline)
Rename Tracks by double clicking name
Delete Tracks (Track/Track Delete)
Record, Mute, Solo, Lock
Panning (left or right speaker)
Volume (nested with the meters)
Right click on track for more options

Assignment #4 (DUE Apr 11): You will create a sound artwork and have the freedom to use whatever sounds you wish. However, imagination is always greatly rewarded!
* The audio must be between one and three minutes in duration
* The audio must include at least 10 different sounds
* The audio must use automation and/or effects
* The file must be exported as .mp3
* The file must be labeled as LastnameFirstname.mp3
* The file must be uploaded to ART/_CluteIntroDigital/Assignments/4_Sound

Homework:
Watch Garage Band I videos
Brainstorm ideas for Assignment #4
Start collecting sounds

Class 19 (Mar 28) – Demo: Garage Band II | Lab: Garage Band

Garage Band Demo II:
Regions
Orange = Imported audio regions
Green = MIDI loops (you can change the notes)
Blue = Real Instrument loops (you cannot change the notes)
Yellow = drummer regions

Loops
Loops are professional recordings that can be combine and reused
Open Loop Browser (different views)
Preferences Loops (uncheck Filter for more relevant results)
Software vs. Real loops (data vs. waveform)
Loop Tool (cursor becomes Loop Tool over the top right corner)
Transposing (Change temp, key)
Drummer Track (one drum per project, two regions)

Software Instruments
MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface)
Triggered by virtual keyboard or controller
New Track/Software Instrument
Window/Keyboard
Library/ pick instrument
MIDI editor

Real Instruments
New Track/ Audio
Mic, guitar, etc.
Input levels (do not go into red)

Editing
Move Tool (move regions)
Trim Tool (cursor becomes Trim Tool on edges of soundfile)
Splitting a clip (Edit/Split, command t)
Delete (Edit/Delete)
Copy region (command c)
Copy region (opt drag)
Paste region (command v)
Trimmer for more exact editing

Effects
Effects (adding effects to tracks)
Audio Plugins (effects)
Preferences/ check Audio Units
Select track/Smart Filters/Info/Add units

Automation
Mixing (volume, panning, automation)
Automatically change volume, panning, effects over time
Click on button in track
Change control points in automation view
You can automate effect parameters

Exporting
Exporting

Lab:
Work on Assignment #4

Homework:
Collect Sounds, Import Sounds
Start mixing Sounds

Class 20 (Mar 30) – Lab: Garage Band

Lab:
Work on Assignment #4! It is due next class!

Homework:
Assignment #4 is DUE by the beginning of class on the server. We will critique the videos.

Class 21 (Apr 11) – Assignment #4 DUE | Critique

Assignment #4 is due on the server by the beginning of class. We will critique the assignments.

Class 22 (Apr 13) Lecture: Pecha Kucha | Lab: Pitching

Lecture:
“Pecha Kucha is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total). The format, which keeps presentations concise and fast-paced, powers multiple-speaker events called PechaKucha Nights (PKNs).” – Wiki
We will view some PKNs

Assignment#5 (DUE Apr 18): You will create a pitch using a modified version of the presentation style Pecha Kucha.
Requirements:

* The presentation must include 10 slides

* Each slide will last for 20 seconds
* The slides must be made in Keynote (use my format)
* The pitch must include an introduction to yourself

* The pitch must explain what you would like to do for a final project

* The pitch must explain why this is important to you

* The pitch must explain how you will get the project done
* Label file as LastnameFirstname.key

* Place file on ART/_CluteIntroDigital/Assignments/5_Pecha

Assignment FINAL (DUE May 4): You will create a final project that will be shown at the end of the semester. The nature of the final project will be up to you but must…

Requirements:

* The final must be approved by me first

* Use some of the techniques or software we used in class

* The file/s must be in a folder labeled as LastnameFirstname
* The file/s must be uploaded to ART/_CluteIntroDigtial/Assignments/Final

NOTE: I will not except family videos, slideshows of family or friends, photo albums, etc. The project must be artistic and creative.

Lab
Work on Assignment #5

Homework:
Work on pitch
Yes, it is due next class!

Class 23 (Apr 18) – Assignment #5 DUE | Review

You will give your presentations (Assignment #5)

Review:
Then we will review for the written test

Homework:
Review the website for the test next class.

Class 24 (Apr 20) – Written Exam | Lab: Final

Test:
The written Final will be today

Lab:
The rest of the class, work on your Final Project

Homework:
Work on Final Project

Class 25 (Apr 25) – Lab: Final

Lab:
Work on Final Project

Homework:
Work on Final Project

Class 26 (Apr 27) – Lab: Final

Lab:
Work on Final Project

Homework:
Work on Final Project

Class 27 (May 2) – Lab: Final

Lab:
Work on Final Project! It is due next class!

Homework:
Work on Final Project and make sure the file/s are on the ART server before class!

Class 28 (May 4) – Final Project DUE | Wrap-Up/Back-Up

We will show off our amazing final projects TODAY!
Final Projects are DUE on the Server Today BEFORE class starts!

Back up the work you want to save
Note: The computers/server will be erased after end of semester

Final Meeting (May 9)

Final Meeting:
The final will be an opportunity to meet individually with me and discuss your progress, grades, life, etc. on Tuesday between 8AM-10AM