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Fourth Six Weeks

Week 1 objectives
Understand the basic Audition interface
Record and edit original sounds in Audition

Week 1 vocabulary

Bit depth Sample rate Waveform preview Spectral frequency display

Tuesday & Wednesday- Welcome back! The first thing I want to work on today is audio editing. This semester will feature audio editing, animation and film editing, and to start that off correctly, I want to talk to you about bit depth and sample rate. After that discussion, we will start on a project wherein you will record audio, then mix your recording with an existing sound. Your first task in this project will be to open a word processor and write out an answer to one of the four following questions:

  • Who is your hero, and why?
  • What are your plans for the future?
  • If you were to explain Earth to an extraterrestrial visitor, what would you say?
  • If you could spend a day with one famous person (present or historical), who would it be, and what would you do?

You will need to write an answer of 100 words or more so you have a script of adequate length for your audio recording. Once your script is written, you will open Audition and use a microphone to record the words. We will work on editing the sound in Audition before getting to the business of mixing the sound with a song. That will take place next week.

If, for some reason, we are unable to access the correct application to make this happen, my alternative plan is to work on a portfolio of your work from the first semester. I will let you know if we have to exercise that option today based on the availability of Adobe Audition.

Thursday & Friday- Based on your script, you will open Audition today and record your audio file. If you do not wish to make your recording with your own voice, you can partner with a classmate and record for each other. You are also welcome to record on your phone or other device and send it to your computer through email or another method of transfer. Once you have made your recording, mix the file with another sound file. I will demonstrate how to do this, and I will help you obtain the songs from the shared drive.

In addition to that, I want to make sure we have our eleven minute protocol taken care of for this week.

teks: 6ae, 8ab

Week 2 objectives
Understand the basic Audition interface
Record and edit original sounds in Audition

Week 2 vocabulary

Bit depth Sample rate Waveform preview Spectral frequency display
Multitrack SESX WAV MP3

Monday & Tuesday- For starters, we will do our eleven minute protocol at the beginning of the week from here on in. Okay, last week, we had some issues with loading the necessary application on the computers. We should have what we need available in class today, and with that, we can begin looking at how to edit sounds in Audition. We can get into bit depth and sample rate and talk about how the Audition interface works. We'll practice recording sounds and opening files. After that, we will have time in class to record audio for your 100 word script. If you feel that you can not accomplish that task in class time, you are welcome to come in before school or do the recording outside of class time, as long as you have the audio file available in class on Wednesday or Thursday. In addition, if you haven't thought about what song you'd like to blend with your voice file, please make that determination today. I also want to show you how to remove background noise with Audition today. The lesson I have here is written for a previous version of the application, but the skills are the same. This is the file I used to do the lesson.

Wednesday & Thursday- During class today, we will edit the voice file you have recorded and blend it with your song. Make sure you use multitrack mode to blend the files and insert keyframes to fade the sounds in and out. When you complete the editing in multitrack mode, you will see that the file saves as a session. The file extension is SESX, but you need to export the session as a more universal file type. Make it a WAV or an MP3. I want to listen to your blended file for your first test grade of the six weeks.

Friday- I want to grade your blended audio file today in class. Your work will be assessed according to this rubric:

Points Requirement
10 Your script was at least 100 words, and provided an answer to one of the four questions
20 Your recorded voice file was corrected and free from errors
20 You mixed the voice with an appropriate song, making sure that both files were mixed at a proper volume
20 You cut the excess portion of the song off at the end of the file
20 You faded out the music at the end of the file
10 You saved the project as either a WAV or an MP3 file

teks: 6d, 10abcdef

Week 3 objectives
Understand the basic Animate interface
Move an object across the stage using a tween
Create a symbol and animate it on its own layer

Week 3 vocabulary

Frame Keyframe Tween Timeline
Stage Symbol Movie Clip Graphic
Button      

Tuesday & Wednesday- We'll take care of our eleven minute protocol during class today, then we will finish our last project. As promised, I will allot fifteen minutes of class time to the completion and grading of your Audition projects. Please complete and submit the work in this time. If you are already finished, I invite you to spend the time looking at the effects available in the application's effects rack. We will all move on to the next application, Adobe Animate. Our first task will be to make an ellipse shape move across the stage by using keyframes and a tween. If we finish that early, you'll take some time to draw the background for your first animation project, the sports scene.

Thursday & Friday- We will spend the day working on the sports animation. Here is the rubric I will use to grade your work:

Points Requirement
15 You created a sufficient background image on the stage of your Animate document (in the bottom layer of the timeline)
15 You locked the layer containing the background of the animation
15 Your ball is on a different layer from the background of the animation
15 Your ball has been converted to a symbol and save in the library
15 You have applied a classic tween to the ball so that it moves against the background
15 Your background and your ball are present in the timeline for the same number of frames (same amount of time)
10 You have published the animation in addition to saving the file in its native format

teks: 6d, 10abcdef, 11abc

Week 4 objectives
Create a multi-layered linear animation project with imported images and audio

Week 4 vocabulary

Frame Keyframe Tween Timeline
Stage Symbol Movie Clip Graphic
Button Properties Library Import
Publish      

Monday & Tuesday- For starters, we will do our eleven minute protocol today. We will begin work on our thirty second Animate movie in class today, and I do have a written lesson from a previous session here. I know there will be some changes in the new version of Animate, and I am not sure what they will be. This lesson will serve more as a basic guideline instead of a specific step-by-step guide as it was in previous applications. Here is a sample from a few years ago. We'll get through some of the initial steps in the process today in class. We also need to get to work on our eleven minute protocol today. *UPDATE* I think I may have the YouTube video ready. If you want to try it out, the video should be available here.

Wednesday & Thursday- We will continue work on our thirty second film today. Try to follow along with the steps we're taking in class, and save your work often. We should make good progress in class today.

I uploaded an instructional video to YouTube on Tuesday. See if it helps you. I will use this rubric to grade your work:

Points Requirement
10 Your stage is set up at 640X480 pixels, and the file plays at 12 frames per second
10 The completed film is 30 seconds, and published to play outside of Animate
10 An instance of the ball symbol tweens in position from frame 1 to frame 60
10 Your initial text symbol tweens from frame 20 to frame 60, then disappears
10 Your second text symbol comes in at frame 61 and tweens in opacity
10 Five photos are present in the movie for 60 frame intervals, one after the next
10 The five photos each have a tween
15 The second instance of the ball symbol completes a shape tween to become the logo
15 The file contains a 30 second music clip, faded out at the end

Friday- We're going to do something different today, and we'll get back to the 30 second movies next week. Let's do this cute handwriting lesson today. Here is a link to the video I made.

teks: 6d, 10abcdef, 11abc

Week 5 objectives
Create a multi-layered linear animation project with imported images and audio

Week 5 vocabulary

Frame Keyframe Tween Timeline
Stage Symbol Movie Clip Graphic
Button Properties Library Import
Publish      

Monday & Tuesday- Today, we will resume our work on the 30 second movie. The lesson is located here. You should be ready to add the photos today. That portion of the lesson begins at 12 minutes. In addition to that, you will complete your 11 minute protocol during class today.

Wednesday & Thursday- We should be wrapping up our work today in class on the 30 second movies. If you have made it to the part where you make the shape tween occur, that is at 23 minutes in the video. Remember, your work will be assessed according to the rubric posted last week.

Friday- If we're done with the 30 second movie, I have a few things for you to try. I think we can make a mask effect today, and I am sure we can do a shape tween.

teks: 6d, 10abcdef, 11abc

Week 6 objectives
Determine uses of different types of symbols
Prepare for fourth six weeks test

Week 6 vocabulary

Frame Keyframe Tween Timeline
Stage Symbol Movie Clip Graphic
Button Properties Library Import
Publish Up state Over state Down state
Hit state      

Monday & Tuesday- Today, I want everyone to understand the three different types of symbols. I know we have used graphics in this class so far. There is a great video here that explains the difference far better than I do. I want to have everyone create a button symbol in class today. If you can build one of those with an up state, an over state, a down state and a hit state, you'll be doing very well. If we have time to get to it, I want you all to get started on the lesson in movie clips using this bicycle frame, this tire and this pedal. As usual, you'll need to complete your 11 minute protocol during class.

Wednesday & Thursday- I want to wrap up any work you need to complete today on the movie clip lesson and the button lesson. Today, I want you to try this lesson with a tween along a path. If there is anything else you may be missing, get that taken care of today, too. If you're all caught up, take a look at the study material- you'll have a six weeks test next week.

teks: 6d, 10abcdef, 11abc

Week 7 objectives
Complete assessment from fourth grading period
Complete several tweens in Animate

Week 7 vocabulary

Frame Keyframe Tween Timeline
Stage Symbol Movie Clip Graphic
Button Properties Library Import
Publish Up state Over state Down state
Hit state      

Tuesday & Wednesday- There are three things we need to accomplish during class today. First, there is a school-wide effort to collect a writing sample from a large number of students this week. In service of that goal, I want each of you to answer a question using your own words on this page. Please do not use Google translate or another language translation service, as it is more important to assess your ability without assistance. Just write your true thoughts in your own words. If you can, please provide a 4-5 sentence answer to this question. If you do your best, I will count this as a project grade.

Next, we will complete our test for this grading period. You will log in here and take the test.

Finally, if we have time, let's start a cute project with an opacity tween.

Thursday & Friday- Today, I want you to see what inverse kinematics look like. We'll do a few basic assignments with the bone tool and take some time today to make sure we have all of our missing assignments completed.

teks: 6d, 10abcdef, 11abc