Grade 11 Digital Media Tools (3-5 credits)

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

  • Students are introduced to a variety of animation techniques and produce a simple animation; the focus is on basic skills, including planning, keyframing, stage set-up, and production, used to create a moving picture
  • Create a portfolio of short animation projects.

COM1035 Graphic Tools

COM2035 Raster Graphics 1

  • A raster format is commonly used in full colour images/graphics and photographs by using a data structure representing a generally rectangular grid of pixels or points of colour. In this course, students are introduced to the fundamental skills of raster graphics and their application. Prerequisite: COM1035: Graphics Tools

  • Create a portfolio of original and recreated intermediate raster images.

COM1205 Photography – Introduction

  • Students develop essential skills in camera use with a focus on basic composition, set-up and an examination of exposure. Students operate a camera to capture images and produce final display proofs.
  • Create a portfolio of original photographs.

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 portfolio of audio/video projects.
  • 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 Complementary Information Processing Couses Outcomes
Word Processing 1: INF1030

Spreadsheet 1: INF1060

General Process:
Survey the course summaries -> browse the specific course outcomes ->choose digital media projects-> 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 a few digital video and 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(4-8GB) storage on hand to start and close every class.
Students are expected to complete the outcomes for at least 5 courses. Outcomes from multiple courses may be combined into a single comprehensive project.

Digital Media Projects

http://iblog.stjschool.org/comtech/digital-media-projects/

2013/2014 Sequence
COM1105 Audio/Video
COM2015 Media Impact
COM1035 Graphic Tools
COM2035 Raster Graphics 1
INF1030 Word Processing 1

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