Multimedia Adv


Select 1 image: Make duotone,  Use liquify. Place two images on a single page.

1. You take the pic,  you are the model, sign the sheet "Portrait Complete"
2. Free Choice  movie (see THURSDAY 5-17)
3. Senior final will be on Wednesday May 30

1.  Watch a few revised movies.
2. Free choice movie - Subject = FREE CHOICE, YOUR IDEA, anything you like.  Teach us about something.  Entertain us.

• The movie will be 2-4 minutes in length.
• The movie will be informative and enjoyable to watch.

1.Video reviews:Review 3 peer videos, written response.

2.Video revisions : Based on observations from review, revise your own movies and re-submit.


Movie - Interview.  Subject of Social Importance.
 You are to pick a topic of social importance and create a movie that is an interview of another person.  A classmate is OK

• Pick a partner
• Decide on a topic
• Interview one person.
• create a movie that includes
- Introduction
- content (the interview)
- concluding thoughts
- end

• Include music
1. Find two sites online that is about your topic.  Do some reading. Write ten bits of information discovered on paper.
Turn the paper over.
2. Write 4 questions on paper.

     1. (Literacy exercise)
In imovie string the following words together as title clips:
• Photojournalist
• Response
• Invite
• Interview

Say each word as a voice-over.
Add quiet music in the background.
Fade to black.
**** Make sure the timing is correct.

     2. title clip "Life is a journey and will fade to white"

     3. Put two pics clips in place and introduce them as a voice-over. "This is my good friend _____"(pic clip) spin out "and this is ____ "(pic clip) Fade to black.

     4. Music fades out, Title clip that says "The best medicine for a broken heart is to dance and sing"  The voice-over is simply to read it.
     Challenge: Can you think of any way to add to this clip - Perhaps show dancing or singing as a pic or vid?

You will have created four different movie segments.  You may string them all together as one movie.

Render as an .mp4 named last-first-voice-0ver-practice.
Save it to your Goog Drive and be prepared to submit it on a memory card.


1. Finish your Poster revision.
2. Combine Facetime (ask and answer a question) with a titleclip and Voice-over.
• V for voice
• control click to access Split Clip and Speed Editor.
See clip example below:

1. Literacy exercise:
Look up the definition for each of the following words. Use this resource CLICK HERE

Copy the word and write the definition
  • Photojournalist
  • responsive ____
  • Invite ____
  • Interview ____

I am the photojournalist. I will be creating a video in which you must interview someone.  I will invite the individual to be interviewed.  I will ask questions in such a way that the person I interview will be encouraged to be responsive.

2. Make revisions to your poster as instructed

3. Make a 30 second movie about one of the following photojournalists: Just a bit of info and a pic. Don't forget the sound track.

  • Robert Capa
  • Roy Stryker
  • Edwin and Louise Rosskam
  • Ann Curry

1. Poster is due today.
2. Solve the puzzle.

CLICK HERE to download puzzle

3. Get your own photo and make a puzzle.  Give it to your neighbor to solve.


1. You will be making a poster.  "It's all about the pic (The portrait)"  To start come up with an idea for your poster and then try to take the appropriate, very best picture of person/ people to represent your poster idea.  Here are some examples to get you thinking.


Example is from the multimedia poster

  • Poster dimensions are 18 x 24.
  • Pick a theme and create a title (Example:Multimedia is the title. Your title is your own)
  • Write a caption  (Example:Take your best shot. Your title is your own)
  • Get some photos to consider.  Use the "best" one, not just any photo.
  • Try different fonts and colors. Consider other graphic elements, ruled lines, boxes, clip art.
  • Create your poster.
  • Share it with a classmate and consider revisions.
  • Make revisions.  Remember how easy it is to duplicate projects and try variations in Photoshop.
  • To get an A on the project you must show at least 2 variations. In other words you must demonstrate that you have experimented.  

It's all about the pic - See below
This is the pic that makes it work


Still time to submit photo cube.

Make the 7 x 5 card:
  • follow measurements and guides
  • bleed
  • cropmarks
  • any photo you like.

Enjoy the week off.

Make the photo cube with three NEW photos,

Be creative with the images. Crop, Use curves to adjust light and contrast. Do a duotone or use a filter.

Reminder:  The process to place images on the cube is:
Edit, Transform, Distort.

Submit as last-first-print -cube to be hung and displayed. This is your final project for the grading period.  Due Today!

Here is the cube  to get you started. Click on the image to get the big image. Make the cube big on the 8.5x11 page.


1. Make a table tent.  Follow the layout below. Use your own design, imagry, colors fonts etc. Be prepared to show onscreen at the end of the period  - Don't forget the cropmarks.

2. Take a photo different than your last photo.




Follow the written instructions below:

All will be done in Photo Shop. All will be on US Paper 8.5x11.

1. Place a square measuring 2 inches in the center of the page. Fill it with a color.

2. Place a 1 inch square in each corner of the page so that 2 edges of the squares are touching 2 edges of the page .   Fill all four squares each with a different color.

3.  Place a rectangle measuring 7x2 so that the left side of the rectangle is .5 inches from the left side.  and the base (bottom) of the rectangle is 1 inch from the bottom of the page.  Stroke with a 20 px (pixel) line of any color.

Put the next rectangle measuring 5x2 so that the left side of the rectangle is .5 inches from the left side of the page and the base is 3 inches from the bottom of the page. Stroke with a 20 px (pixel) line of a different than the color chosen above.

Put the next rectangel measuring 3x2 so that the left side is .5 inches from the left side of the page and the base is 5 inches from the bottom of the page. Stroke with a 20 px (pixel) line of a different than the color chosen above.

4. Take one or two pics in the portrait studio.




1. Here is a card measuring 4 x 3 inches with the following qualities:

  • It is laid out in the center of the 8.5 x 11 page.
  • It contains an object that bleeds out of the image area.
  • It is defined with Crop Marks

Study the layout and then make a card that has the same three qualities but measures 5 x 4. It can say anything and is of your own design.  Upload to your Goog Drive and submit as last-first-5x4

Due at 9:05 today.  Possible 20 points.

2. Use the Xacto knife to cut out the card provided.  Be sure to use the crop marks as your guide.  Write your name on the back.

If you have extra time, create an imaginary business card.  Business cards are 3.5 x 2


Finish envelope and invitation .  It must be submitted by Friday end of class.
Practice with the Xacto knife, cut out the critter, sign the back of it and turn it in for daily points.


Finish the 4.23 square envelope and note-sheet.

guides hidden, crop marks showing 
4 inch square invitation or note sheet

Add a printed message and we will print them out


Add Crop-marks 

Follow the demo.



Monday 3-5

Paper Products

Create your folder to keep your paper products in.

1. Make the folder in photoshop

2. Take the pick

3. add the pic

4. Print out your folder in Photoshop. (If you print in preview it will be the wrong size) 

5. Turn it in.

Template to follow.  Pay attention to the measurements (guides)






Light Creates Mood
1. Go through the steps :
Download the portrait provided
Crop it
adjust the light with Curves
add three color layers and pick one.

Use this portrait:

2. When it is your turn take a 'Light Below" photo and then be the model for the 'Light Below' photo.

1. Time to work on final projects.
2. If you are waiting for a camera or have down time, imitate the surreal image based on Wrong Size Relationship, below.  You can use these image elements or your own.

Example to imitate:

1. Enhance the following photos:
adjust light Image, Adjustments, Curves
place in a folder named last-first-f2-1 
Be prepared to show last 15 minutes of class and upload to your goog drive

2. Time to work on you final project (See WEDNESDAY 1-31)

Final Project for the first grading period of the Spring Semester.
Project must be complete and turned in no later than  Friday 2-16 end of class).
No late work accepted.

Choice 1:
You will pick:
Portrait photography 
• For this you will take 10 photos of people, group shots or individuals.
• On paper describe the process, what you paid attention to as you created the photos. Also get a short signed critique from a classmate. He will describe what works and what can be improved.
(100 points possible)

Choice 2:
Surrealism (through photography)
• For this you will create 4 surreal images, each containing at least one photo taken by you with the camera.
• On paper describe the process, what you paid attention to as you created the photos. Also get a short signed critique from a classmate. He will describe what works and what can be improved.
(100 points possible)

Place your images in a folder last-first-surrealism-final  or

1.Submit your folder to one image to be printed (Mr. Wrede will print)
3.upload your folder to your Goog drive.

Grab a skeleton and continue to build on your image.  Focus on:
Image adjustments > hue and saturation
copy colors with the eyedropper. (use multiply for your color fill layer)

1. Copy the  blue words.
Vocabulary - Photomontage and collage

A photomontage is different than a collage of photos.  A collage of photographs wuold be to paste photographs together in some arrangement.  A photomontage is to blend a selected group of photos or images together to make a unified new image.  This is often a method of creating a surreal photograph.  This technique is made famous by the artist Jerry Uelsmann.

2. Have someone in class photograph you and use the image to create a surreal photomontage by combining your face and the skull .

Use the clone tool to blend the images
Use image adjustments, hue, curves and liquify to change the image

1. Find a work of art by each of the following artists and place it in a folder on your desktop.  You will use these images to create an imovie on Surrealism on Thursday.  Arists:
  • Jerry Uelsman
  • Frida Kahlo
  • Salvador Dali
  • Rene Magritte. 
2. The work for Friday 1-17 has not been completed by most ALL students.  Today is a second chance.  Get it done and submitted to as last-first-second-chance.  It will not satisfy the lost credit for Thursday but is required to get credit TODAY.
- See you Thursday.

Review the instructions for the clone tool from Wednesday.  Imitate one of the Jerry Uelsman photomontages below by combining images found on the internet.  Submit your Photomontage as last-first-like-uelsman.  Due at the end of the period.

Surrealism. Of the many ideas to explore in Fine Arts photography, Surrealism is just one.  Define the following terms on the paper provided:
Surrealism CLICK HERE
Photomontage CLICK HERE
Jerry Uelsmann  CLICK HERE

Use the camera to create a photomontage by imitating the eample below, a famous surreal photomontage created by Jerry Uelsmann.
HINT: Use the clone tool
  • select clone stamp tool
  • hold down the option key to take a picture of one image
  • go to the second image and hold down on the mouse to clone the image.
  • Use a Soft Brush to get a realistic effect!

1. Review specific careers in photography:
2. Match the word to the example A-H:  Do this on the paper provided.

  • Portrait
  • Fashion
  • Photojournalist
  • Wedding
  • Forensic
  • Product
  • Fine Arts Photographer
  • Sports Photographer
  • School Photographer







2.  Take an individual or group photo and do those standard things to enhance the photo (crop and adjust lighting with curves)  Show the original and the enhanced photo side by side on your computer screen.

3. ???

Use filters and layers to create effects on monochrome images.  You may use any black and white portraits you wish or choose from those below.

- Two with  filters only
- Two colored layers

1. Turn in your one minute template movie as last-first-template
2. Paint the graphite drawing below using multiply:

1. Finish second of two template movies.
2. turn in one of the movies on memorycard
3. turn in fav gif. (two moving parts ??? Is that your fav?)

1. Turn in gif with two moving parts to memory card - last-first-m-gif 

2. While you wait for your turn to do your How to Make ??? movie, experiment with imovie's 'pre fab' templates.  It is really all about trying them out so make up any theme you want.  It can be serios like Four tips for writing a great resume, or it can be rediculous and just for fun like 'When the cockroaches rule over the planet.'  Make it fun but explore.  See how the templates work.  Each of 2 movies must be about 1 minute long and it must be informative and meet the standards we have discussed thus far.

Collect and view gifs.

Make gif with two moving parts. 'Pick a polygon'
- Make it.
- Name it.
- Make it into a gif with 2 moving parts.

Watch movies of social importance (Critique)

add frame
Make the move(s) both layers
select second to last frame
add tweens

1. Try an animation in PhotoShop

2. We will critique some Social Imortance movies.

1. Practice adjusting images.

2. Finish revising your Movie of Social Importance.  Revision DUE at the end of class today.


  • You are starting a new project called: How To Make ?
Here are two sample videos for you to watch.  Keep the volume down and watch with a partner.
example 1 - Click
example 2 - Click

  • You will work with a partner and make a video about how to make something. Today work on binder paper and answer the following:
  • Who is your partner?
  • What will you make?
  • Make a detailed complete list of the things you must bring to make your video.  If you can't bring the stuff to school, then think of another idea. You will film here, not at home.
  • Try to outline what you will do in ten or more steps. 
Example: Making a cake
1. Introduce the group
2. Say what we are doing
3. show a list and example of the ingredients
4. show mixing the dry ingredients
5. talk about what makes the best cake
6. talk about common problems to avoid
7. show how to make the cake mix
8. show how to bake the cake
9. show the finished product.
10. show eating the delicious cake.

Turn in your work on paper to the sub 10 minutes before the end of class.

• The first and most important objective is to work on and complete your movie 'A Subject of Social Importance.'

Check up (Steps to ensure your rough draft is complete)
You will have done some research to get information for your production. Show at least 4 URLS related to your topic and one fact found at each of these URLS. Screenshot the URLs and submit as last-first-information-source. You are submitting on a google doc by sharing with

My subject is War.
1. At this site I discovered how many people were kille d in World War  One.  About 37 million people died in WWI. Many died in battle and many more died from disease.

Does your movie contain all these parts?
• Title clips containing information
• Images that support the information
• Transitions between clips
• Sound track(s)
Show evidence:
- Do a screenshot of your movie and submit it as last-first-movie-clips. DUE ten minutes before the bell rings today.
This is what you will submit as evidence.

To sum it all up you will
• Comlete the rough draft of your movie
• Submit a screenshot of your information URLS
• Submit a  screenshot of your clips



FRIDAY 10-20
Time to work on "A Topic of Social Importance production
Rough draft due Tuesday 10-24

Make an interview about a subject of social importance.  You will start by writing interview questions about the topic of your choice.  You must have 6 good questions and then get a partner to give you six good answers.

Here are topics from which to choose:
  • War
  • Gang Violence
  • Imigration Policies
  • Drug Trafficing
  • Teen Pregnancy
  • Homelessness

Take time to think of truly interesting questions and responses.

If you have a different topic, it is OK so long as it is of social importance.  "Why do you like football?" is not of social importance and is not a good topic. "Is Kim Kardash still hot" Is not of social importance and is not an acceptable topic.  'Is it OK for the fedral government to break up families?' Is of social importance and may be a good topic.

1. Write the questions and answers as a Google Doc.  You must type complete sentences. Submit as last-first-interview-questions.
2. Practice asking and answering in  imovie's FaceTime.  Don't forget to name the event so they are easy to find. You   can name the event last-first-interview-practice.  If time permits, make the practice interview imovie by adding a title to the beginning and have music fade in at the start, fade out for the interview and the fade back in at the end of the talking part and then fade out.  End with a title clip 'YourName Interviewing YourPartnersName.

You can also look for some images that you might use for your final interview.

NOTE: What you are doing today is just practice.  The actual interview will be done with the video camera.  More to come.

1. Copy the blue words.
The term Blog is short for Weblog.  The term Portfolio, for the artist, refers to a collection of works of art.  It is used to show the artist's kind of work and range of ability. Artists present their portfolio whea applying to show their work at a gallery or applying for work as an artist.

Make a portfolio. Have an introductory blog post with one work of art to date.  You may change it later if you wish.

2. A brief intro to Scratch.  Make something move and make a sound.

3. ???


1. Copy the check list below.  Ask yourself do you feel comfortable with these ideas and skills covered during the first grading period.

----PHOTO SHOP----
√ Find the layers and path window.  Move and arrange layers.

√  Make simple and complex shapes: move, color, fill and stroke.

√ Use brushes and the eraser tool, magic eraser.

√ Type: Change font, leading, tracking and point size.

√ Measure: set up the canvas size and resolution.  Use guides and rulers.

√ Use the pen tool.

√ Know the 7 elements of art and identify them.

√ Understand the importance oc contrast of value and color when creating a composition.

 2. Study the following two projects.  You may redesign them in terms of colors scheme and what they say (the written content) but must use the same layout and measurements.

Write the definition for the following terms:
1. Pixel
2. A raster image
3. To rasterize
4. A vector graphic
5. deteriorate

Using the pen tool, make 6 shapes on a page.  Paste your photograph into each shape using the Paste Into feature.   There will be a brief demo.

1.  Make a list of the terms based on the definitions
1. A unit of programable color.  ____

2. Made of pixels and is not a vector image. ____

3.To turn a vector image into a raster image made of pixels._____

4. _____ is made of lines described by a mathematical formula.  Vector graphics do not deteriorate when they are re-sized or scaled.

5. To get worse or erode. ________

2. Demo
3. Student demo
4. Activity:
See sample card layout below.  Start with a canvas 8.5 x 11.  If you want to print it you will need to do a one sided card that folds into a two sided card.  Follow the plan below.


1. Pixel - A pixel is a unit of programable color.

2. Raster image - A raster image is made of pixels and is not a vector image.

3. Rasterize - To turn a vector image into a raster image made of pixels.

4. A vector graphic is made of lines described by a mathematical formula.  Vector graphics do not deteriorate when they are re-sized or scaled.

5. Deteriorate - To get worse or erode. 

The Pen Tool.
Draw 1 through six with the pen tool.  Two drawings per page.

Make the Seaside card.  HINT:  You already drew the fish.

Type review.

1. Copy the vocabulary words:

Font - A family of type, either serif(feet) or san-serif(no feet).

point size - a measurement system used by typographers

leading - The distance between lines of type

tracking - The distance between type characters.

2. A quick demo - The character window.

2a. Some practice. Copy:

3.  special effects with type in Photo Shop.

4. ???

Put it all together: Contrast of color, contrast of light and dark  and the idea of the "Not bright colors" broken up with an interesting design created by subtle changes.

So  here it is:
1. Create a background that is either light or dark and broken up with shapes  of similar color like we did before.

2. Use the magic wand to create a symbol representing something you like. Use contrast to make it stand out.
 3.  Apply your name with good contrast using light against dark and complementary colors.

Here are the complementary sets as a reminder:
yellow - purple
red - Green
orange - blue

Example: Not bad but the blue in the background is too bright.
Add caption

Copy the blue words.
Vocabulary for this week:
1. Texture:  Surface quality.
2. Subtle: delicate and difficult to perceive.
3. geometric design. Made with geometric shapes like elipses, rectangles and triangles.
4. Abstract art: Art focusing on the elements such as line, shape and color, to discover the essence of art through it's elements.
5. essence:  The indispensable quality of character. The most important quality of a thing.

"No flat backgrounds.  The goal is to create textural, subtle backgrounds using similar colors and geometric shapes.


Create 4.  Turn in your best as last-first-textural-background. DUE TODAY AT THE END OF THE PERIOD.  Reserve 5 minutes for a vocabulary quiz.

1. Warm up: copy
  • deselect or make the marching ants go away: command, D
  • rulers: command, R
  • grid: command H
  • guides: drag from rulers or view, new guide.
  • The four buttons for marquee tools are: new, add, subtract and intersection.
2.Make a creature using complex shapes x2.

3. A brief demo to review guides and rulers.

4. Layout a business card 4 up on an 8.5 x 11 sheet.  A business card is 3. 5 x 2
Here is the card:
Here is the layout:


Here are some ways to make shapes other than the rectangular and eliptical marquee tools

  • Add to marquee
  • freehand
  • magic wand
Try the Magic Wand

When you are creating your zoo of shape creatures be sure to use good contrast between the creature and the background.  Copy the following:
Contrast is important.
Contrast means difference.  Two common types of contrast are:
1. The contrast of complementary colors (colors opposite on the color wheel):
purple and Yellow
green and red
blue and orange.

2. The contrast created by strong value diferences.
Example: Black against white or a very dark blue against a pale sky blue.

These two kinds of contrast are often combined for a really strong contrast.  
A dark red color in the background and a light green object in the foreground. 

strong contrast created by value and color.

Monday 8-21
- We are exploring the creative process as we review the elements of art:
List the elements of art and make a quick little sketch to represent each.
Elements of Art

Now write the following as rules for being creative.
The Creative Process:
1. Do not settle on the first idea.  Create variations of a theme.  This means try MANY DIFFERENT WAYS of doing the same thing.

2. analyze and revise.  Look at what you have done.  Try to see what works the best.  Make revisions and improvements.

In the end you will likely select the best from your variations.

Activity 1:
Create a zoo of shape creatures.  You will end up with 4 but you must have 3 variations of each.  How many will you have????  4 creatures x 3 variations of each = 12 drawings in a folder.

example of shape creature:

Activity 2:
We will review the Liquify tool.

Closing Activity:

Thursday 8-17


- 0001 personal introduction

Activity 2
- Photo Shop: quick review
  • draw something with layers ( parts that can be moved like a smiley face)
  • Apply liquify to a photo
  • Make a business card. Business cards are 3.5 x 2.  Here is an example.  You can copy or make up your own information.

Activity  3
- Do an animation
5 minute break

Activity  4
- List the elements of art on paper.   Represent line on paper.
Represent line in Photo Shop.  CLICK HERE