Multimedia Adv

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