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Sixth Six Weeks

Week 1 objectives
Brainstorm and storyboard ideas for a film project
Begin filming content for project

Week 1 vocabulary objectives- Students will learn to define and understand the following terms:

Razor tool Rate stretch tool Current time indicator Rough cut
Export Sequence Monitor Project window
Timeline Source window Storyboard Prop
Script Camera angle    

Monday & Tuesday- Our next project in this class will be a piece of film which will need to be 30 seconds to two minutes after editing. You can work with a group or you can work as individuals in this endeavor. We'll discuss options in class, and if you have not yet shared an idea on this form, please do so today. Also, I need each of you to complete a storyboard, even if you are working with a group. Everyone should understand how storyboards are necessary. I won't ask for you to submit them until the next class.

Wednesday & Thursday- Today, I want to see your completed storyboards. If you are all fired up and ready to start filming during class time, please do so. I will help in whatever way I can. If you're not ready to film today, please consider working on some of the other items you will need in your film. You will have to create an image for your project, so you can open Photoshop or Illustrator and work on that. You will also need to include some external audio, so you can work on editing a song, locating an audio clip or creating a voiceover.

Friday- Today, you can either work on your graphics and audio or you can film content. If you have all of that finished, you can get right to the editing. Please save your clips to the flash drive attached to your computer so you can edit without lags or delays in playback.

Points Requirement
10 You have created an image or a logo in another software package, and you have used that image in your film
10 At least one title is included in the film
15 A song or voiceover is used in the advertisement
10 At least two transitions have been used in the film
10 The finished film is between 30 seconds and two minutes in length
20 The clips are cut together effectively, using different clips to create the overall advertisement, PSA or film trailer
20 The completed commercial or PSA or trailer is persuasive, making viewers want to either purchase the product, change their behavior or watch the film
5 The final file is exported in either the AVI or WMV format

teks: 6d, 9bef, 11c

Week 2 objectives
Complete filming content for project
Edit film along with graphics, titles, audio and other necessary elements

Week 2 vocabulary objectives- Students will learn to define and understand the following terms:

Razor tool Rate stretch tool Current time indicator Rough cut
Export Sequence Monitor Project window
Timeline Source window Storyboard Prop
Script Camera angle    

Monday & Tuesday- During class today, you should capture the remainder of your film content and work on the other items you need for your final project. If you have your film all taken care of, please work on the graphic you need for the film or the audio you will add. Be sure you have everything you need for your final product, paying close attention to the rubric that was posted last week. By the end of class today, I want to see your film files placed in your own folder on your computer's flash drive.

Wednesday & Thursday- You will have the class period today to work on editing your film files. Please work on your timeline and get the rough cut completed in class today. I want to see your rough cut before you walk out the door today.

Friday- Try to wrap up your work during class today. I also need you to answer a quick question before the weekend. We will grade the finished work on Monday and Tuesday next week.

teks: 6d, 9bef, 11c

Week 3 objectives
Complete editing process
Present final film products for assessment

Week 3 vocabulary objectives- Students will learn to define and understand the following terms:

Razor tool Rate stretch tool Current time indicator Rough cut
Export Sequence Monitor Project window
Timeline Source window Storyboard Prop
Script Camera angle    

Monday & Tuesday- Today, you should be wrapping up your editing project. When you finish your work in class today, please show me the completed film. I will assess your work against the rubric posted in week 1.

Wednesday & Thursday- During class today, I want to take the opportunity to watch some of your projects. Given your feedback, I have determined that the best option at this point is to show films from volunteers who want to share their products with the class. If we wrap that up early, we can check out some other feats of editing skill. One more thing, too- I want to see if you have any preferences or ideas for our last project of the year. Please share your ideas here.

Friday- Today, I want to revisit your portfolios from the first semester. If you were not here during the first semester, we can build one from scratch.

I also want to get us set up for our last project. In an overwhelming vote, Photoshop was everyone's favorite thing to do, and the cutest idea was to make a movie poster. I wanted to start with a search for some really great movie posters. Find the best one you can (while staying school appropriate) and put it on your computer screen. When we are all certain we've found the best poster, we'll walk around the room and look at all the options. After that, I would like it if you would all brainstorm a little here. If there is any extra time, you can start to locate and save the things you'll need to build the product. If you need to take photos, you are welcome to do that, as well. We will make the posters on Monday and Tuesday after I get a rubric together- don't start yet!

teks: 6d, 9bef, 11c

Week 4 objectives
Create an original movie poster using Photoshop

Week 4 vocabulary objectives- Students will learn to define and understand the following terms:

Canvas Layers Magnetic lasso Magic wand
Quick mask      

Monday- Today, no classes will meet. The campus will be in testing mode. If you are testing, good luck to you!

Tuesday & Wednesday- We'll get started on our movie posters in class today. I think it would be wise to review some actual movie posters and have a rubric in mind before we begin working on this project. In addition, you may find some inspiration in these lessons. Please start your work with a new document that is 11 inched tall by 8.5 inches wide. Make sure the resolution is high- something like 300 pixels/inch. As you design, please keep this rubric in mind:

Points Requirement
15

Poster is designed on an 8.5x11 canvas

15 Background image of poster is either a high quality photo or a well designed original image
15 Poster foreground features a character or characters cut out without excess background present
15 Name of movie is presented in large, well designed text with a font choice that matches the mood of the poster
15 A slogan is included in the poster
15 Some element of the poster is faded out, either in a layer opacity change or in a manner that gradually blends out an image into another
10 Poster is saved as a JPG, a PNG or another non-layered file type

Thursday- I will be off campus today. Please complete this pre-assessment about workplace success, which we will grade tomorrow. In addition to that, please work on your movie poster.

Friday- Today, I want to grade your work on the movie poster project. Please save the completed image as a JPG or another graphic fine type without layers. My A-Day students should also prepare for the interim assessment by completing this pre-assessment.

teks: 5e, 6abc

Week 5 objectives
Complete senior finals
Complete interim assessment
Review for final exam

Week 5 vocabulary objectives- Students will learn to define and understand the following terms:

All semester 2 TEKS will be reviewed

Monday & Tuesday- Today, I need to administer the senior final exams. While that is happening for the seniors, I need the rest of my students to complete the interim assessment. I will administer the senior final as an oral exam. For everyone else, your interim assessment will be located here.

Wednesday & Thursday- There are several of you who simply need a day to make up work. Today would be a great day to get started with that. Additionally, I want to start reviewing the software applications we used this semester so you can have them fresh on your mind when we get to the final exam. Finally, I want to give you all the chance to prepare for your sixth six weeks test next week. That will come on Monday and Tuesday. The review material is here.

Friday- We'll review the rest of the applications we learned this semester during class today. Your daily grade will be based on three tasks- one in Audition, one in Animate and one in Premiere. Using these applications will help you remember what you need to know for your final. Additionally, please select the review material you are most interested in studying. Bear in mind that we still have a six weeks test coming in the next class in addition to your final the following week.

teks: all semester 2 TEKS will be reviewed

Week 6 objectives
Complete sixth six weeks test
Review for final exam

Week 6 vocabulary objectives- Students will learn to define and understand the following terms:

All semester 2 TEKS will be reviewed

Monday & Tuesday- We will start today with some time for review. You will be taking the last six weeks test in class, and the review material is here. After that review time, you will take the test itself. That is located here. Following that, I think it would be a good idea to continue reviewing the different applications with a little more depth. Before we leave today, I want to remind you about :multitrack mode in Audition and inverse kinematics in Animate. When you complete two tasks (one multitrack and one inverse kinematics task), you can have a nice, shiny daily grade.

Wednesday & Thursday- Based on the information from the pretest on Friday of last week, I will get a 25-word bingo card in your hands today. We will review with that card during class time.

Friday- I think we're ready. If you are so inclined, please feel free to explore the following review content:

See you next week!

teks: all semester 2 TEKS will be reviewed

Semester exam schedule

Tuesday, May 29 Wednesday, May 30 Thursday, May 31 Friday, June 1
5th period exam 1st period exam 3rd period exam 4th period exam
-9:05-11:05 -9:05-11:05 -9:05-11:05 -9:05-11:05
6th period class 2nd period exam 6th period exam 8th period exam
-11:10-1:15 -11:15-1:15 -11:15-1:15 -11:15-1:15
7th period exam -Early release
-1:20-3:20
8th period class
-3:25-4:15