Are you ready to film?

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Check out the following videos from Vimeo School before you start filming!

Video 101: Shooting Basics from Vimeo Video School on Vimeo.

Video 101: Editing Basics from Vimeo Video School on Vimeo.

Drink Design

Monday, November 18, 2013

It's time to start the last project of the semester!

You are to pitch for a new drink, created by you (it's an individual assignment). It can be as creative, realistic or unrealistic as you want, but the bottom rule is: everything must look professionally done!

You will be presenting your final project to an audience, so prepare accordingly.

Follow the steps below to meet the requirements, and don't forget to check the rubric (and detailed requirements) for this project before you call it done:

Step 1 - Research
How do drink labels look like?
Find 3 references of designs you like to help you create yours. They must be your reference. Your final design will have to show some elements from your references (font, color, background…)
Find 3 references of poster designs that will later be used when you create your advertisement.

Step 2 - Label
Create the label of your drink.
It must have as much information a real drink has. Research this information as well.
Make sure EVERYTHING is original (name, company, logo…)
The size of the file you'll create in photoshop depends on the bottle or can you plan to use. Plan accordingly and create a document with the dimensions you need in photoshop.

Step 3 - Magazine Ad
Create a poster for a magazine advertisement.
Use the references you researched before. Your final design must have elements of these references.
Create a 8.5in x 11in, 200 resolution in Photoshop.

Step 4 - Commercial
Create a 30 sec commercial that advertises your drink.
Any format is accepted (stop motion, animation, video, voice over images...), as long as it looks like a commercial.

This is the last assignment of the semester, so there is an expectation that you challenge yourself and show what you're capable of. Be Bold!

Poster Needed

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Mr. Tuttle is looking for some nice posters to advertise the Masquerade Dance. Check out the details here:  Student Voice Middle School

  1. Create a 8.5 inches x 11 inches (it can be the other way around too), 300 resolution file
  2. Design your poster
  3. Save a JPEG version of your work
  4. Create a blog post about your design (what is it, what you like about it, techniques, etc)
  5. Leave a comment on this post with a link to your work, so Mr. Tuttle can see it and print.

Psycho - Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock is considered by many the suspense master.
Although you may disagree and just start naming "much better" titles of your personal choice, I invite you to think about the history of the moving pictures.

He directed, and produced some of his films.  Not an easy accomplishment, even nowadays.

How do you think the first few suspense and mystery movies were like?
Why is Hitchcock considered the suspense master?
Psycho is one of his classic movies. What techniques have you noticed that can be used as a model to create your own suspense/mystery movie?

Check this video. Hitchcock introduces you Psycho in a very suspenseful way.

Creating Posters

Friday, October 18, 2013

Dear Media Basics class,

We are in need of poster to hang around the school for Teacher Workshops. You will be focusing on color and typography as you are creating the posters in Photoshop.  

Do not include clipart or images, unless you have taken the image yourself and it supports the message of your poster. 


Here are the Workshop Poster TITLES we need:
  • Beyond Blogging…
  • Blogging Connections…
  • Why Blogs?
  • Visualize Growth
  • iReflect
  • Collaborative Learning
Please include the following QR code image in all the WORKSHOP posters 

Command Click > Save image to save the QR image on your computer, then open in Photoshop or
Command Click> copy image and then paste the image into a new layer of Photoshop.

We are also in need  of CONFERENCE Posters
Each conference has it's own QR code

  1. October: Connected Educator Month

  2. November 18-22, 2013 Global Education Conference

     3. October 18-19, 2013 - Library 2.013

       4. October 21- November 1st, 2013K-12 Online Conference : Transforming Learning  


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

After three weeks of hard work, we finally had the chance to show our community what we've been learning in the digital video and acting for the camera class.

This project was a perfect example of collaboration. The final result wouldn't be the same if any of the classes was not involved. Through out the process, skills and techniques were reinforced, practiced, and leaning and failures were also part of the process.

Hopefully you were able to attend the concert and see the entire work how it turned out. If not, you were able to at least see how the videos turned out.

What do you think of the process and result of this collaborative project?

Media Basics 2nd Quarter

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

We just had the first class of Media Basics this quarter!

Now that you have a pretty good idea of what you'll learn, what about telling others, and sharing your expectations for this quarter? Leave a comment about one thing you are excited to learn in class, and one expectation you have.

Also, bookmark my blog page to be your reference from now on.

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