Digital Imaging Weekly Schedule - Spring 2011
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Week 1
11 Tues Introduction to instructor, syllabus review, questionnaire hand-out, Mac OS review including shortcut keys, PIP lab intro, Photoshop interface. Review Mac OS keyboard shortcut pdf

 

13 Thurs

• Crash course on digital painting (basic paint tools)



  • Students are to become acquainted asap with the graphic tablets

Due: Thurs, Jan 20th

  • digitally paint on images (3 due on flash drive)

Week 2
18 Tues

Martin Luther King Day was yesterday. Click link to watch video.

Student homework folders & file management

work day/screening Acme Filmworks digitally painted commercials




20 Thurs

• Critique of digitally painted-on images

Assigned:

Object Alphabets: find examples!

Choose a word. Find images that relate to your chosen word that may be used to construct the letters of your alphabet.

Due:

Bring your alphabet concept and images on Monday.
Week 3
25 Tues

• finish critique

• Photoshop tools

• Selections

Due:

Watch first 4 tutorials about selections on blog by Thursday!
27 Thurs

• Individual review of alphabet concepts (continued)

• More selection tools

• Worktime

Due:

Personal object alphabet word due for critique on Tues, Feb 1. Please have your assigment in your homework folder before class begins.

Create a new folder named "Assigment 2, alphabet". In that folder place your psd(s) and flattened tif files.

ALSO: All tutorial videos posted on our Digital Arts Training Blog must be viewed by Tuesday, Feb 1.

Week 4
Feb 1 Tues

• Bridge tutorials & intro to metadata

• Quickmask demo

• Worktime

Assigned:
  • Create in your homework folder a new folder named "Research". Put the images of the object aphabets that you found online into that folder.
  • Due:
  • Feb Tentative Schedule: Assigned: What is due:
    3 Thurs

    • Critique alphabet assignment

    • More talk about Metadata and adding copyright info to you Photoshop file

     

    Assigned:
  • Metadata research assignment

  • Review and memorize all of the shortcut keys for the tools we've discussed so far as well as basic Mac operations such as opening & closing documents, copying, pasting, creating a new document.
  • Due: • Due: in homework folder your final versions of your word(s), i.e. Alphabet Assignment.

    • Due: in homework folder the object alphabet images that you found online.

     

    Week 5
    8 Tues

    • Presentations of Metadata: Each student presents one result of the metadata research they did.

    • Demo: PDF's

     


    Assigned:

    Read by Thursday: Articles on "Rule of Thirds" and "Cropping: Every Picture Tells a Story"

    Due:

    • All corrections to the Object Alphabet assignment are due in your homework folder before class begins.

  • Metadata research results due in homework folder before the beginning of the class
  • 10 Thurs

    Bring your camera and personal snapshots

    • Short demo & lecture, reading, & vid: cropping tool, Rule of thirds

    Assigned:
    Week 6
    15 Tues

    • critique cropped images (before and after versions)

    • Text tool introduction with a bit of in-class practicing....

    • HOTSEAT: Expect to be called up to the teacher's station to demonstrate your knowledge of the shortcut keys.

    Assigned:

    Bring 5 or more personal photos for an in-class demo and new assignment on Wed.

    Due:

    Before and after cropped photos, in homework folders and ready for critique!

    17 Thurs

    • Checking resolution of images shot with student cameras

    • Intro: Blending modes

    • HOTSEAT: Expect to be called up to the teacher's station to demonstrate your knowledge of the shortcut keys.

     
    Week 7
    22 Tues

     

    Assigned:
  • Due:
  • 24 Thurs Tentative: Guest lecturer who will discuss health issues affecting digital artists Assigned:
  • Week 8
    Mar 1 T • Emotive Change FINALS due: Critique! For Tuesday after the Spring Break:

    • Reading assignment posted on blog

    • Bring some IMAGES and IDEAS that you can use for your self-portrait...You can ALSO bring sketches and notes concerning your ideas.

    Due:

    3 Emotive Change masterpieces!

    March Tentative Schedule: Assigned: What is due:
    3 Thurs

    • New assignment: Surrealistic Self-portrait/Research day


  • Week 9
    8 Tues Spring Break!
    10 Thurs Spring Break!
    Week 10
    15 Tues

    Bring some IMAGES and IDEAS that you can use for your self-portrait...You can ALSO bring sketches and notes concerning your ideas.

    • Topics: liquify, sharpen

    • Mid-term conferences

    I will meet with each student individually in my office to discuss your mid-term grade. Please do not forget to sign the sign-in sheet for a meeting time.

    Assigned: Surrealist self-portrait

     

    Digital file due Tuesday, March 29, 2011 (critique)

     

    Print due Tuesday, April 5, 2011

    Due:

    • Reading assignment

    • You should have some ideas about an approach to your self-portrait as well as some photos to work with.

    17 Thurs

    • Topics: assignment explained in detail

    • Mid-term conferences

    I will meet with each student individually in my office to discuss your mid-term grade. Please do not forget to sign the sign-in sheet for a meeting time.

     


    Week 11
    22 Tues

    workday

     


    24 Thurs

    Tutorial: masking

    workday

    Assigned for Monday: Have your work formatted as jpgs with you (create a homework folder for this) on Tuesday for inclusion in your online portfolio.  
    Week 12
    29 Tues

    Review & more: more about masking

    workday

    Assigned for Wed: In-class presentation on Frida Kahlo paintings, 1 per student

    written paragraph on your assigned painting, both due on Wed, March 31

     
    31 Th

    Due: in-class presentations on Frida Kahlo

    dodge and burn & more

    workday

    April Tentative Schedule: Assigned: What is due:
    Week 13
    5 Tues DESIGN YOUR ONLINE PORTFOLIO Follow this link for some iweb tutorial videos Resources: kindly provided by our interactive whiz Professor Bonnie Mitchell

    HTML Overview - Intro to Interactive Art Studio
    Bonnie's interactive resources
    Image optimization

    ...and here are a few html reference sites kindly provided by me:

    w3schools html reference
    HTML 4 Reference
    html reference guide
    7 Thurs

    6:00 to 6:30 Guest Speaker:
    Pys ed instructor Fredrick F Andres will visit our class and do a powerpoint presentation on physical concerns (overuse injuries, posture,etc. ) for digital artists.

    DESIGN YOUR ONLINE PORTFOLIO

    FINAL ASSIGNMENT: HEAVEN AND HELL

    Due: You should be finishing up your web portfolio today...
    Week 14
    12 Tues

    final project – more information – and workday

     

    14 Thurs

    Surrealist self-portrait due as print and as digital formats!

    Critique

     

     

     

    Due:
    Your website must be posted today!

    Also: Surrealist self-portrait print and digital files

    Digital files include both psd with named layers and flattened tif, both placed in your homework folder BEFORE CLASS BEGINS.

    Don't forget to include your copyright info!

    Week 15
    19 Tues final project workday
    21 Thurs final project workday    
    Week 16
    26 Tues presentations final project  
    28 Thurs presentations final project    
    Week 17 MAY FINALS WEEK!!
    May Finals Schedule: Assigned: What is due: