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Posted: May 16, 2014

Digi Pro 120 - Work on your 1 minute video project should by now, be in the editing phases. We present these next week.Eng 112 - All work to the end of chapter 7 needs to be completed (see the previous post for a microsoft document file on your chapter questions). Your test on chapters 1-7 is on Tuesday, study ALL terms, review main themes and symbols thus far.Eng 111 - Book 3 of The Iliad should be completed by now. Here is a list of assignments to date: Book 1 – Double entry journal – focus on Achilles and his Rage! When searching for effective quotes in the text, pay attention to (1) the actions of Achilleus, (2) his own words, and (3) what other characters say about Achilleus. Respond personally with observations, connections, and questions about these quotes. Book 2 - DEJ focus: the theme of “Kleos” – Honour and glory. In Greek times, this quality was paramount over all others, including personal safety and life itself. Agammemnon’s “test”. skim over pages 115-127, a detailed catalogue of troops on both sides Book 3 - DEJ focus: the Princes of Troy. Respond personally to quotes pertaining to both of the brothers. Particularly the paradox of the Princes (hahaha!) Creative Extension: Present, in a creative and unique way, some kind of small dramatic presentation of interactions between characters in one of the two following scenarios:            Option 1: the conversation between Chryses and Agamemnon in book 1             Option 2: the confrontation between Agamemnon and Achilles in book 1

Posted: May 6, 2014

Digi Pro 120 - Today students were assigned their one minute video project. Storyboarding and planning will begin tomorrow.Eng 112 - Read up to the end of chapter 2 in Lord of the Flies and complete the attached chapter questions. These will be checked and marked tomorrow.
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Posted: April 3, 2014

Digi Pro 120 - Today we will put the skills you have learned with photoshop to good use. In this step by step process, we will use the various photoshop tools (selection, lasso, magic wand, eye drop, healing brush, brushes, clone stamp etc.) to transform a picture of ourselves into the inhabitants of the planet Pandora, the Navi. Before we get started, please take a look at the following website to increase your existing knowledge of photoshop filters. Use a new file project and experiment with some of these.http://blog.echoenduring.com/2010/01/20/10-photoshop-filters-you-should-... you have your picture (taken in class and put on your account via Smart Sync , create a new folder on your account within your photoshop folder and rename it "Avatar". This is where you will store all of your needed files. Next, we will go to the following website tutorial:http://www.icanbecreative.com/create-james-camerons-avatar-movie-poster-...(a word document is attached with instruction as well)
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Posted: March 24, 2014

Digi Pro 120 - Create a Poster for the JMH variety show / pageant using Photoshop.Your project file should be 8.5 x 11 and 300 dpi resolution, RGB Colour. The following information should be included on the poster (in some way):2014 Spring Fling James M. Hill or JMH Wednesday, April 9th Admission $57pmUse at least ONE original images (photo/drawing/graphic) to incorporate into the poster. Find JMH logos online or from other sources to use in your poster as well.Be sure to use the design principles that we discussed in class: see the note: http://jmh.nbed.nb.ca/teacher/note/design-principles for a refresher.Requirements: Minimum 10 layersText with various effectsEdited up photosUse of filters Use of Brushes20pts*may use other approved project ideas with teacher approval 

Posted: March 19, 2014

Digi Pro 120 - Generic Magazine Cover Assignment   In this assignment you will have an opportunity to practice using text layers.  You will create a magazine cover that has several layers of text will different font styles, colors and sizes.   You will need to make use of your free transform tool as well. It will be important that you manage and name your layers.  Assignment requirements Your magazine cover must have: A title for your magazine choice of the attached photos and ONE copyright free image of your choice At least 4 different font styles At least 10 layers total (including text layers) A Barcode Date and price Choose one of the attached image files as the starting point for your magazine cover (there is also an image of a barcode that your need to add). This assignment will be graded on:  Meeting the requirements Design choices   Creativity  For previous class samples, follow this link:   http://jmh.nbed.nb.ca/teacher/gallery/digital-technology-magazine-covers
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Posted: March 17, 2014

Digi Pro 120 - Before we get started on our 10 layer magazine cover, please take a look at the following website to increase your existing knowledge of photoshop filters. Use a new file project and experiment with some of these.http://blog.echoenduring.com/2010/01/20/10-photoshop-filters-you-should-... prepare for your mid-term project, here are some useful links to show you the ins and outs of magazine cover design:http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_eye/2014/02/13/george_lois_on_the_evoluti... are some awesome time-lapse Sportsnet cover builds at this channel:https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo12SYwt93SRnezZ77jv-wDwNn8yp1aKc 

Posted: March 11, 2014

Digi Pro 120 - Before the break you were introduced to various brush tools in photoshop. Today we are going to review what we learned before the break and put those tools to creative use:Create a 8.5 x 11 Photoshop layout with 300dpi resolution (open photoshop, click "file", "new" and click the dropdown preset to "U.S. Paper") that contains the following:3 Text layers3 different brush sets with effects3 Pictures from the InternetYour poster can for a Movie/video game, music concert, TV show etc. Be sure to use the basic design principles that we discussed in class.

Posted: March 10, 2014

Digi Pro 120 - Design Principles: There are many basic concepts that underly the field of design.  Just like any good rules, they have to be learned and understood before they can be broken.  Keeping these fundamental rules in mind when designing a graphic art project will make your project much more interesting, visually appealing and easy to consume. Although other principles of design exist, the 4 that we are going to focus on and discuss are Contrast, Repetition, Alignment and Proximity.   Using the internet as a resource define each of the 4 design principles.  Why are these principles important?  Find an example of a photo online that uses each principle.  Save each photo. Another important concept that you will come across in Digital Imaging is the Rule of Thirds.  Give a detailed explanation of the Rule of Thirds Put all of this information in a PowerPoint Your Powerpoint should include the following: Title Slide - Your name, Digital Technologies, Date (Value 1)4 Slides - Each slide should contain a definition of one of the Principles and a supporting picture. (Value 12)1 Slide - Should contain a detailed explanation of the Rule of Thirds and a supporting picture.(Value 2) Total 6 Slides - Value 15  Use the following website as a resource.  Do not use any of the pictures from this file in your Powerpoint http://www.presentationzen.com/chapter6_pages.pdf

Posted: March 10, 2014

Digi Pro 120 -  There are many basic concepts that underly the field of design.  Just like any good rules, they have to be learned and understood before they can be broken.  Keeping these fundamental rules in mind when designing a graphic art project will make your project much more interesting, visually appealing and easy to consume. Although other principles of design exist, the 4 that we are going to focus on and discuss are Contrast, Repetition, Alignment and Proximity.   Using the internet as a resource define each of the 4 design principles.  Why are these principles important?  Find an example of a photo online that uses each principle.  Save each photo. Another important concept that you will come across in Digital Imaging is the Rule of Thirds.  Give a detailed explanation of the Rule of Thirds Put all of this information in a PowerPoint Your Powerpoint should include the following: Title Slide - Your name, Digital Technologies, Date (Value 1)4 Slides - Each slide should contain a definition of one of the Principles and a supporting picture. (Value 12)1 Slide - Should contain a detailed explanation of the Rule of Thirds and a supporting picture.(Value 2) Total 6 Slides - Value 15  Use the following website as a resource.  Do not use any of the pictures from this file in your Powerpoint http://www.presentationzen.com/chapter6_pages.pdf

Posted: February 26, 2014

Digi Pro 120 - Here is a list of the assignments you should have finished before the end of the week. Be sure that these final files are saved on your network drive with your name in the filename. Besides the powerpoint files, you should be saving photoshop work as a .psd file NOT as a .jpg for my evaluation.  New! Fix Old Picture - Download and save the file from the image galleries. Use brightness/contrast slider to fix levels.  Use clone stamp and healing brush tool to remish blemishes from picture. Emerging Digital Technology presentation (partners) - 35ptsPhotography composition assignment - 5 ptsPhotoshop fails assignment - 5 ptsLayers activity (dog & Field) - Cut out dog and add to field picture.  Find 3 other pictures and add them to your project.  Add your name in 2 Text layers to your projects with various effects to your layout.Value 15Lighthouse Project - Use crop tool to rotate picture and make it straight.  Use clone stamp to remove unwanted people from picture. lighthouse.jpgValue 5 Bluebeard clone stamp - Remove blemishes and fix the right eye. using clone stamp OR polygonal lasso. value: 10The Escape - Using the tools you have been practicing with, erase the man in the picture AND the two smaller dinosaurs in the lower left. Pay close attention to the textures and make them as seamless as possible.value 10

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