Senior Project Presentations:
We will be using the following schedule to finish up presentations this week:
Tuesday: Jon, Sean
Wednesday: Rachel, Cody
Thursday: Christina, Todd, Paul
Friday: Simon, Amy
Everyone has done well with these presentations so far - the work that the seniors have done while in our program is impressive. Sharing your portfolios and experiences benefits us all. We are proud of all of you!
The yearbook dedication will take place on Tuesday at 10:00AM. Those of you that had five pages submitted will be receiving free yearbooks from the publisher.
Projects for the week:
Papermaking: the papermaking experiment will remain set up through the end of this week. Use the video below to get a rough idea on the method we are using.
Screenprinting: All artwork should be produced at 8.5 x 11 (letter size) using Adobe Illustrator. Try to limit your colors to one. We can add additional colors by painting into openings with liquid screen ink.
This week we will continue to work on techniques in Photoshop that can be used with green screen photography. We will be exploring how to use the background eraser tool. The name of this tool is somewhat misleading - there is no way for Photoshop to know what area of your image is the background. You need to provide it some help via the settings you use. We'll be working on how to get this tool to work for you. We will be using this tutorial as a reference.
Download this file to use the technique in class.
We will also be doing cinemagraphs as a major project this week. I posted some samples we did in the morning class on Friday (see below) This useful step-by-step tutorial will allow you to work independently if you choose. The key to success for this project is to keep it short and simple - and you must use a tripod. Here are some sites where you can view some great cinemagraphs:
Next week, Seniors will be making short (ten minutes) presentations on their senior projects or job shadows. These are informal presentations where you discuss a major project that you worked on this year. You should demonstrate a job skill if you're presenting a project. Here is the tentative schedule:
Monday AM: Mike
Monday PM: Matt & Luna
Tuesday AM: Erin
Tuesday PM: Jon & Sean
Wednesday AM: Levi & Austin
Thursday AM: Christina & Todd
Thursday PM: Paul & Amy
Friday PM: Cody & Rachel
I have a family obligation today and won't be with you. While I'm out do the following:
You can download the background texture for this exercise at Spoon Graphics webpage.
Another choice you might want to consider for today would be to try your hand at a cinemagraph. Click here for a good tutorial on creating this style of gif animation.
Here is one we made with morning students yesterday.
This is from the same video shoot.
This week we’re going to begin working on a project called Mini-Me/Mega-Me. We will be working with partners throughout this project and responsibilities will be evenly shared. Each partner will plan a photo shoot of themselves in an environment they wish to be placed into. The idea is to create two surreal composite images from a group of images. You will need to miniaturize yourself in the mini-me part of this assignment. In the second part, mega-me, you’ll become a giant in an unusual place. Turn yourself into Godzilla or King-Kong scale. It will be important to pay attention to light, shadows and image quality.
Click on this link to see some previous students' results.
Mr. Tucker is in his 22nd year as the instructor for the Graphic Arts program. Prior to his teaching career he worked in the flexography industry for ten years and in quick printing for ten years.
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