Objectives for Week 8
LInks and media for this week:
Self-evaluation of the Alphabet Project
answer the following questions as honestly as possible:
Objectives for Week 7
LInks and media for this week:
Objectives for Week 6
Media Files and Links for this week:
Objectives for Week 3:
Yearbook Project - Portraits
A small number of Commercial Art students have been taking student portraits over the past month and a half. Now it's time to get all of us in the program to finish this part of our yearbook. You will be learning how photographers finish a portrait off by correcting and calibrating the following details:
Go Red for Women T-shirt Design
We have been asked to do a community service project for Phoenixville Hospital's celebration of the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign.
Kathleen Clarke, a cardiac nurse at the hospital, describes what they are looking for below:
We are looking at having a contest to design the American Heart Association Campaign GO RED for Women. We were hoping that the students might help us design the t-shirt that we sell to fundraise for the campaign. My initial thoughts are that you all could do something internally to narrow down to 3-5 designs, and then we could have a vote here, giving a small award to the top 3. We have in the past just used the Go Red portion rather than including the “for women” to make it more inclusive of the entire population.
The Phoenixville Hospital logo will appear on the left front in the pocket position. What we will be designing is the back of the shirt. Your designs should fit into a letter size space (either landscape or portrait orientation.) You might want to do a little research before beginning to create your design. The event is taking place in February of 2014 and might include a heart icon as a start.
Here is the link to the national organization's event website. I would like to see idea thumbnails in pencil completed by Tuesday afternoon and a finished one-color design by next Friday. All work should be completed in Adobe Illustrator.
The winning design will earn an additional t-shirt project in our lab during this school year. I want to see what everyone can do with this as this is great practice for our upcoming SkillsUSA competition in early December.
Color Wheel Poster Project
Vocabulary for this project:
Day 1 & 2 (Color Wheel Photos):
Day 3 & 4: Color Acquity Test/Psychology of Color
We’ll need some text for our poster. Pick a single color you wish to feature in your poster. Use the following web sites to read about the psychology of color and how color is perceived differently in different cultures.
Create a Microsoft Word document (Use this Template) and copy/paste any text you can find related to the color you have chosen. Your text should include both bulleted lists as well as paragraph text. It is a good idea to edit your word file to remove any formatting from the web page. Make sure that you’re copying the sources (web address) of your information as we’ll be giving credit for the text sources.
Day 5: Photography Section
Take seven photos of an object that is of the color you’re going to focus on for your poster. Try to use a low depth of field for these shots and don’t be afraid to fill your composition with the color. In other words, get close to your subject! Upload your images to your Color Wheel Poster folder.
Day 6 & 7: Thumbnails, Rough and layout in InDesign - details to come next week.
This week we will continue to work on the group comic book project. We are also going to begin working on photography skills we'll be using in taking photos around the school for this year's Shield. Over the next month, we are going to be scientifically experimenting with our lab's digital cameras. Each week you will be required to complete four of the exercises that were developed by Peter West Carey. You can work with a partner, but each student needs to control the camera during the experiments. These exercises will help you develop the skills necessary to understand how digital cameras work.
Here are this week's experiments:
All comic book groups should be shooting greenscreen images for their finished comic book this week as well. I expect layouts to be completed by the end of this week for this project.
PM Class Assignment
Due Date: Friday, September 16, 2011
Web Link to Ashley Gilbertson's Photograph: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/03/21/magazine/20100321-soliders-bedrooms-slideshow.html
What do you think of this photographer's images? Is the story that they are telling powerful? If so, are they more moving than images of war-torn areas that he may have taken as a war photo-journalist?
Please comment below to share your thoughts on this collection.
This week's photography challenge is product photography. For those of you who dislike taking photos of people, this is a career possibility that you may not have considered before. The site or movie below may help you with the technicalities of the product shoot. Be creative with this product shoot. You can set up your shoot in quite a few ways. Feel free to bring in an item for this if you feel like this will help your end product.
Seven Product Photography Tips-good basic setup tips
The design challenge this week requires you to create a sales ad for the item you used in your product shoot. The ad should feature at least one of the photos from your product shoot. Size dimensions for the design challenge is 7 x 10 inches. Post a jpg image of your finished ad on your portfolio page.
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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