New Media Design Course Syllabi (scratch copy)
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UnitWeekDayTopicNotesDue
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PhotographyWeek 1September 2Welcome and Hello… and on to PhotographyWelcome, course goals; FirstClass, wiki, social media; Photography; Composing photographs: framing and formal composition, colors and lighting; Subjects (architecture, macro, portrait, landscape, action, etc.); Student NotesFirst day of class
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Week 2September 9What is New Media?Photoshop: cropping, rotation, automatic adjustments; Flickr or Picasa (TBD), intellectual property; Studio time; Gallery walk-through; Student NotesAcquire camera, shoot still life photos, draft "new media design" definition blog post
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September 11Photoshop 101 (For Real)Picking up where we left off on Tuesday, basic Photo editing in PhotoshopSign up for Flickr, post still life photos,
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Week 3September 14Studio Day 9/14Photoshop: text, colors, layers; Portfolio selection criteria; Critique; Portraiture, documentary work; Student NotesReview blog and photo posts and comment
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September 16Portrait Photography IPortraits, photographic tricks, compositionPost edited still life photos, blog a portrait
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Week 4September 21Portrait Photography IIPhotoshop: masking, filters; Studio time; Student NotesMoadim L'Simcha (Rosh Hashanah)
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September 23Studio Day 9/23Post portrait photographs
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September 25Photo Salon and CritiqueGallery walk-through; Critique; Submit photography portfolio; Student NotesPost edited portraits, update porfolio
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Week 5September 30Portfolios
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Week 6October 5Digital YearbookMoadim L'Simcha (Sukkot)
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October 7Catch-up Day
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VideoOctober 9Video IntroductionHands on with the camcorder, tripod, microphones; Framing; Pre/Post roll; Student Notes
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Week 7October 16Video Scavenger HuntCamera shots; Camera angles; Video scavenger hunt; Uploading video; Student NotesCamera reservations
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Week 8October 19Interview Planning and ShootScavenger hunt critique; Storyboarding; Interview Planning; Student NotesScavenger hunt video; Interview subject brainstorm
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October 21Interview ShootStudio time; Student NotesInterview plan
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Week 9October 26Interview Edit: ClipsSony Vega Movie Studio basics; Video clip organization; Studio time to upload and organize interview footage; Student NotesInterview footage complete
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October 28Interview Edit: Titles and TransitionsCut-aways, B-roll; Titles; Transitions; Studio time to split footage into questions and answers; Student NotesFootage saved to server
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October 30Interview Edit: SoundtrackSoundtrack; Studio time; Student NotesFootage organized into clipsLast day of First Quarter
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Week 10November 2Interview Edit: Rough Cut CritiqueGallery show; Critique; Studio time; Student NotesRough cut of interviewFirst day of Second Quarter
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November 4Interview Edit: Final EditsStudio time; Portfolio updates; Student NotesReflections from critique
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IllustrationNovember 6Graphic CommunicationIllustration, graphic design and communication; Illustrator: vector artwork, text effects; Logos; Student Notes
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Week 11November 9Branding YourselfIllustrator: working with raster artwork, scanning; Studio time; Student NotesLogo design sketches
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November 12Critique and RevisionPost artwork; Gallery walk-through; Critique; Studio time; Student NotesCompleted logos in multiple formatsReturning after Veterans' Day
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Week 12November 18Portfolio UpdateStudio Time; Post logo components to portfolio; Student NotesRevised logo designs based on critique
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FlashNovember 20AnimationThis unit is likely to extend another day or two, depending on student interest and time needed.
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Week 13November 23Backgrounds in Photoshop
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November 25Flash EvaluationLast day before Thanksgiving Break
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Digital PortfolioWeek 14November 30Layout/Navigation SketchesReturning from Thanksgiving Break
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December 2Portfolio Development: Day 1This unit will dovetail with the Flash previous flash animation unit and bleed into the Digital Yearbook project.
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Week 15December 7Portfolio Development: Day 2
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December 9Portfolio Development: Day 3
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December 11Portfolio Development: Day 4
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Digital YearbookWeek 16December 14Here be dragons...This portion of the syllabus onward is, as yet, still uncharted: the shape of the work we do will largely depend on the design of the digital yearbook created by the students.
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December 16
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December 18Last day before Winter Break
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Week 17January 4Returning from Winter Break
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January 6
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January 8
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Week 18January 11
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January 13Last day of First Semester
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