Grade 11 Digital Media Tools

ComTech Course: Digital Media Tools (3-5 credits)
September 2013-January 2014

Prerequisites:
Grade 10 Web Design Course
COM1005: VISUAL COMPOSITION

Required Modules:
COM1145: Animation 1

The Basics for Creating a Story Book:
Principles of Animation 1: Timing, Squash, and Stretch
Principles of Animation 2: Slow In & Slow Out, Arcs of Motion, and Anticipation
How to make button in Flash CS4
How to make a fly fly in Flash CS4
Flash Text effects
Flash CS 4 Manual
Extras
“Flash in a Flash”
Learning Flash CS4
Flash and Action Script Tutorials
www.flashwonderland.com

Flash Puzzle Game Tutorial and sample files

Timing Frames
Flash Introduction: Make a Fish Tank

www.alice.org
www.animasher.com
www.kidzdom.com/tutorials
242 quadrangles
ANATOMY TUTORIALS
Flip Book Animation Ideas
15 Flash animations you must see

How to save Flash projects to another location

COM1035 Graphic Tools

  • Students are introduced to the basics of computer graphics (vector and raster), and graphic computer programs.
  • Create a portfolio of original and recreated raster and vector images.
  • http://www.adobe.com/designcenter/video_workshop/
  • http://photoshoptutorials.ws/
  • Select Product -> Select Topic -> Read the Tutorial -> Download resources -> Complete Tutorial -> Publish 3 Raster Recreation(s) -> Publish Original Raster Creation(s) -> -> Publish 3 Vector Recreation(s) -> Publish Original Vector Creation(s)
  • Create your own monster

COM1205 Photography – Introduction

COM1105 Audio/Video
iLife video showcase

  • Students acquire basic production skills, including planning, recording and editing, through the production of simple audio and/or video project using basic equipment and techniques.
  • Create a 2-3 minute Garageband audio podcast supporting a subject assignment in a class you are or will be taking this year. Or try this snowflake.
  • Create a 1-3 minute iMovie video using still images and copyright free music.
  • Create a 2-3 minute iMovie video using original video containing 7 or more shots. OR Create a short film using excerpts from clips from this site

COM2015 Media Impact

ComTech Course Summaries:
http://education.alberta.ca/media/1074955/com_sum.pdf

Detailed ComTech Course Outcomes:
http://education.alberta.ca/media/2205702/com.pdf

 Detailed Information Processing Couses Outcomes

Word Processing 1: INF1030
Spreadsheet 1: INF1060

General Process:
Survey the course summaries -> browse the specific course outcomes -> choose Adobe workshop videos and apple.ca(iMovie and Garageband) resources -> publish/present recreated media -> publish/present original media

Notes:
Most iMacs/Macbooks have the Adobe Master CS3 suite of media tools and iTunes/iMovie/iDVD/Garageband.
We have only 5 digital video and 5 digital SLR cameras. Students will need to pair up or work in small groups to share/manage cameras.
Students saving rich media(ie Garageband and iMovie projects) will need to be assigned workstations and have back-up USB(2-4GB) storage on hand to start and close every class.
Students are expected to complete the outcomes for at least 3 courses. Outcomes from multiple courses may be combined into a single comprehensive project.

 

Emerging Technology

http://edtechteacher.org/index.php/teaching-technology/86-great-tech-tools

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