Introduction to Video Production

We’re shifting gears now in class to focus on the video and sound component of communications. Just like visual communication through design, video and sound can be a powerful delivery method to communicate ideas. Video is a major element in today’s day and age for delivering information, entertainment, advertising, etc. We live in a visual […]

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ACA Prep Going Forward

We’re entering the home stretch for the ACA preparation. We’re also nearing the home stretch for the end of the year. As such, we’re going to be juggling projects in class with ACA preparation that you must complete during that same time. To assist you with this time management, I’m going to provide you with […]

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Selling “you.”

Many of you are staring down the end of your junior year in high school. With that comes the reality of applying to colleges, job searches, career exploration, etc. Essentially becoming an adult (fun…right)? If you don’t have a resume, or haven’t made one at this point in your life, now is the time to […]

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An Introduction to Desktop Publishing

After completing several projects within Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop, it’s important to make use of another power asset within the suite. Adobe InDesign is the premiere publication design software. This program gives designers the ability to produce interactive documents, animated presentations, standard PDFs, forms, books, e-PUBs, and more. It allows you to use assests […]

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2/27 Schedule and dates to remember.

As we begin to juggle multiple projects, it’s imperative to keep organized and focused on each item that you need to complete for the week. As such, I will do my best to post weekly updates such as this to keep you on track for the work you should be completing and when that should […]

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Infographics. Making numbers fun again.

Image Courtesy of The World Bank. Obtained from (http://www.creativebloq.com/graphic-design-tips/information-graphics-1232836) Research. The term sends chills down the spine of many students (and adults). Add numbers and statistics to that research requirement and you turn off all but the select few die hard number crunchers. That is, until info graphics came along. Increasing in popularity as the […]

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December Project/Activity Checklist

As our class continues to progress, you will be responsible to organize and work on more than one project during a given time period. This means staggered deadlines, and good time management on your end. To assist you with this, I will be posting periodic updates with checklists to keep you on point with the […]

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Advertisement Project

For this project, you will be creating a new advertisement for a Nike campaign focused on the statement, “Find Your Motivation.” You are to create a custom design as well as provide all photographs for the advertisement work. This advertisement will need to meet various content areas including the following: Two page magazine spread (8″ x […]

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ACA Review #3

This is third review/practice in preparation for the ACA exam. Please refer to the Study Guide (specifically pages 1-4 under “How to work with swatches). Read them, and complete the following checklist items. Define the 8 terms identifying different types of swatches (write this in your blog post) Know the various parts of the swatches panel […]

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Aperture/DOF Introduction

This is part II of the three part’s that control exposure (remember the exposure triangle)? We’ve already explore shutter speed, how it’s controlled, and what aspect of photography it allows us to focus on (motion control). In this second part, we are focusing on aperture. To kick things off, download this document. Then make a […]

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