April 25-May 27, 2016 FL Final Project

April 25, 2016

We have 5 weeks left in the semester. (Seniors you have 4 weeks)

Students learned how to create a story board to design an animation movie.

Click here for information on making a storyboard

Click here for a video on Storyboarding

Assignment:  Complete the Basketball video,  button, and shape tween assignments and show them to Mr. Polete for credit.  Review the Story Board information and begin to create a story board for your 30 second flash movie final project.  Your plan to complete the project is due at the end of the period today.  A copy of your storyboard needs to be turned in by the end of the period on Tuesday May 6, 2016.  Start your process journal by describing the work you did on the project today.

Final Project Requirements

Area of Interaction: Human Ingenuity

Using this Guiding Question:  How can I use animation technology to tell a story?

Students worked on their semester final project.  They will design and create an original flash animated movie that runs for at least 30 seconds.  They will present their flash movies on May 27, 2016 on the day scheduled for your class’ final.  (Seniors will present on May 23, 2016)

Students are to document the design of their project in a design folder that contains the following information.

Investigate – What did you do to investigate and learn how to create a flash animation?  Describe how you have explored and learned to create your project. Due on May 3, 2016

Plan – Develop a time line representing April 24 to June 2 (Seniors your project is due on May 21, 2015).  Describe what you will do each class period between now and the conclusion of the project to meet the deadline. Due on May 3, 2016

Design – Include all of your design notes, scene descriptions, sketches, storyboards and organize them so that they show the progression of your design from beginning to end. Due on May 9, 2016.

Create – Using Adobe Flash CS6, create a 30 second flash animation movie based on your plan and design.  Create a process journal that is updated each day you work on the project to document your progress and plan changes

Evaluate – Reflect on the process you used to create your flash animation and describe what worked well and what could have been done differently.   Use your project journal to identify when you changed your plan and why.  Reflect on how you could have better anticipated the necessary changes earlier in the process.  Evaluate your project using this Design Folder Rubric

This assignment is worth 60 points (32 points for the design folder and process journal, 28 points for the flash animation).

The following in-progress items are due on the identified dates:

  • Plan May 3, 2016
  • Design including a storyboard May 9, 2016
  • Design Folder and Final Video will be presented on the Final Exam day May 27, 2016(Seniors your project is due on May 23, 2016 you do not need to turn in a design folder.)

Please complete the Flash Post test by May 23, 2016.  This is an open note test for a grade.  It is worth 100 points.  You may take it more than once.


April 21 – 25, 2016 FL Shape Tweens

April 21, 2016

Objective: Students learned to use shape tweens by creating the shapes in this instruction Shape Tweens

Assignment: When you have completed the instructions show your tweens to the instructor.


April 21, 2016 FL Button

April 21, 2016

Now its time to learn how to make a button that can be used on a web page as a link or as a control for a flash movie.

Click here to view the instructions on how to create a Flash button

Assignment: Complete the Basketball assignment and complete the Flash button assignment.  Link your button SWF file to your Google Classroom.


April 14 – 21, 2016 FL Pre-test Introduction

April 14, 2016

Objective: Students will take a Flash Pre-test to baseline their understanding of Adobe Flash.  This Pre-test is for a participation grade only.

Log on to Quizstar:  Your ID is jfk(student number)  Your password is your eight digit birthday.

At the end of the Flash unit students will have the opportunity to take this test again for a quiz grade to evaluate what they have learned during the unit.

Students will explore Adobe Flash CS6 through the video tutorial Flash in a Flash.

These videos are available for students to view more than once if they need to review specific techniques.

Flash in A Flash Episode 1 Introduction to Flash

Flash in A Flash Episode 2  Creating an Animation

Flash in A Flash Episode 3 Working with Sound in Flash

Now it is time to learn about motion tweens and movie clips used to animate objects in Flash.

Students will practice creating a short animation using the instructions found at this link basketball animation.

Assignment:  Complete the Basketball animation by April 21, 2016 and link the SWF file in your Google Classroom.


PhotoShop Post-Test Before April 13, 2016

April 5, 2016

When you have finished your poster and design folder take the Photoshop Post-Test by the end of the period on April 11, 2016.


April 4, 2016 Welcome Back From Spring Break

April 4, 2016

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The end of the 5th six week grading period is this Friday April 8, 2016.  Any missing assignments must be turned in to your Google Classroom by 3:00pm on Friday.

Photo Shop Final Projects and Post Tests are due on Monday April 12, 2016


March 21 – April 11, 2016 PS Band Poster Final Project

March 21, 2016

Create a promotional poster using Photoshop to promote a new band or music artist.  Your music group is going to make their major debut in Colorado.  You are their promotion manager and will need to determine the details about when and where the group will perform. To help you choose the group’s name you can go to Band Name Maker or you can choose your own name.

The poster must include five different images from a free stock site or your own camera or creation.  I suggest choosing one image for your background.  Your final image should be printed on 11″ x 17″ paper at 150 resolution. Each of the images should fit on the poster to communicate information about the band.

Use the techniques we have learned in class to create an original design.  You must use at least two of the following techniques:

  • Clipping Mask
  • Gradient
  • Clone Stamp
  • Overlays and Filters
  • Text
  • Healing Brushes
  • Patch Tool

This project is worth 60 points (32 points for the design folder, 28 points for the poster).  The design folder will be evaluated using Design Folder Rubric  The poster will be evaluated using PS Poster Rubric.

You can use the Design Folder Template attached to the Google Classroom assignment for this project.  Your
Design Folder should contain five sections:

  1. Investigate (Due March 25)
  2. Plan (Due March 25)
  3. Design (Due April 5 )
  4. Create
  5. Evaluate

In the Investigate section, identify the band or artist you have chosen to highlight on your poster.  Create a detailed background story for your band that describe the musicians biographies, music genera, concert venue location, and show times. (Due on March 25, 2016)

In the Plan section, include a plan of the work you will do each day in class between March 23, 2015 and April 9, 2015.  (Due on March 25, 2016)

In the Design section, sketch a layout of your poster using colored pencils or markers and paper.  Identify the images you will use to create your poster and include small copies of them in this section. (Due on April 5, 2016)

In the Create section, include a process journal to record the work you accomplish each day and any changes to your plan with an explanation of the changes and the reasons for making them.

In the Evaluate section, Show your poster to two other class members to get their feedback and decide if you will make any changes based on what they tell you.  Document any changes you make in your process journal.  Answer the following questions:

  1. What in your plan/design worked the way you expected?
  2. What in your plan/design needed to change?
  3. Did you achieve all of the requirements you identified in your plan/design?
  4. What did you learn while working on this project?
  5. Evaluate your work using the Design Folder Rubric and the PS Poster rubric