Juniors 2016-2017

Instructor: Chris Rosskopf

Email: crosskopf@hightechhigh.org

Tutoring support is offered 2x/week for an hour after school.

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EXPERT HOUR

My goal is to make this 10-week quarter an extremely valuable use of your time. How can I design a class that perfectly suits the needs of 25 students? I can’t, but that’s where you, the student, comes in. By this time in your lives, you have developed interests and maybe even shown promise or talents in a particular field. Time is a valuable resource and becomes scarcer the older you get. I want you to use the 100 hours that you will spend in this class to study, explore, and grow in an area of personal interest that is related to computational/digital arts and science, and develop a skill-set or knowledge base in your chosen field.

Deliverables:
-Weekly Blog Posts
-Online Learning: Class or tutorials
-Mini-Documentary
-Independent Project

The project must meet the following criteria:

– It must be directly related to digital/computational arts

– It must be rigorous

– It must have value outside of the classroom

– It must be a valuable asset towards college acceptance/readiness

-You must find online courses/tutorials to further your learning

– It must have a quantifiable success metric

– You must interview an expert working in the field

– You must become an active member in that particular community (online)

You will be responding to following blog prompts weekly (due every Friday:

Blog Post Prompts:
Blog entry #1 Prompt
Independent Technology Project
What field do you plan to research and practice?

Why? (If you can’t answer this, rethink your answer to the previous question)

How will this research and practice help you reach your career/educational goals? (If you can’t answer this, rethink your answer to the first question)

What online resources will you use to learn the skills you need? (be specific and include links)

What type of exhibitable project will you have created at the end of the quarter?

How will you determine success in your endeavor?

Blog entry #2 Prompt
Online Learning
-Link to Online Learning Resource (Embed video and add images — it makes you blog more visually appealing).
-Summary of what you learned.
-Explain how will you use what you learned for your project.

Blog entry #3 Prompt
 Read a scholarly article about your chosen field from a trade publication and post an academic summary to your blog with a link to the article.
Blog entry #4 Prompt
Learn More
-Do a new, advanced tutorial, class, lesson in your field.
-Post link/Embed the video.
-Summarize the learning.
-Explain how you will use the newly acquired knowledge in your project.
Blog entry #5
 Read or watch an interview with someone who has reached the highest level in your field. Summarize the article or clip. What was inspirational? Surprising? Informative?
Blog entry #6
How do people that do what you’ve been researching make money?
What does Glassdoor say about your field?
What is the salary range?
What are some job descriptions in your field?
What skills/knowledge/experience/education do employers want you to have?
Where do freelancers go to find jobs?
Where do people sell their work (photos, music, ebooks, etc.)
What was surprising about your research?
Blog entry #7

Independent Project Update: Share your progress on your independent project with someone. Record their responses to the following questions about your project:

1. What is your initial reaction to the project?
2. How could the project be improved?
3. What do you like about the project?
4. How could this project help me with my educational/career goals?
Blog entry #8
Find an online community for your chosen field, a place where people share work and discussions about your field.
What is the site(provide link)?
-Create an account.
-Join a discussion
-Post some work
-Ask a question
Blog about it
-How did you find the site?
-What discussion did you join?
-What work did you post (provide link)?
-What question did you ask?
-What responses did you get?
Area of Study Learning Success Metric Exhibitable Project
Computer Science Harvard CS50, Stanford EdX Certificate of completion
App Development IOS or Android Swift, Android Studio Working app; Acceptance to iTunes/Google Play stores
Adobe Creative Suite Master Certification Online Tutorials Pass Examination
Produce a CD ProTools, FL Studio, Audacity Sell on Bandcamp/Amazon or whatever is the best current marketplace, Successful Kickstarter campaign Live Performance, Merch Table
Film/Video Production Cinematography, Post-Production Film Festival Acceptance, Views online, Successful Kickstarter campaign Film Premier
Create a computer game Stencyl, Unreal Engine, etc. Online Distribution Partners, Successful Kickstarter campaign
Graphic Design Portfolio Illustrator, Photoshop, Peer Reviews Views on Behance/Dribble/Deviantart Portfolio Review
Blog/Vlog video production, Post-production, online marketing View counts, Syndication
Animation Youtube views, Vimeo Staff Pick
3D Modeling Blender, Google Sketch Up
Cybersecurity Completion of online course (no extra credit for hacking into HTH’s system)
Online Journalism Photography, Google Adwords Published
Robotics
ePublishing Formatting, Marketing, Distribution Sales
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert Online Tutorials Pass Examination
Digital Photographer Online Tutorials, Peer Reviews
Conceptual Digital  Artist

Mini-documentary about your learning experience.

A. First Person Narrative about your journey.
–Introduce yourself
–What is it about you that draws you to this field?
–What are your influences?
–Current Wishes, hopes, dreams, fears?
–What are you learning (about self, field of study, people)?
–How did you teach yourself?
–What did you learn in your research?
–Describe a time when you got stuck. How did you get unstuck?
–What surprised you?
–What does your future hold?

B. B-roll (visuals for your documentary):

  • –Long Portrait
  • –Cinemagraph
  • –Kinetic Typography
  • –2.5D Parallax images
  • –Time Lapse of you working
  • –Screen Captures
  • –Images/Video of your influences
  • –Childhood Pictures/Video
  • –Time remapped software demo
  • –Animated Line Contour Portrait & Signature
  • -Slit Scan Time Displacement
  • -Stencil Luma (Double Exposure Effect)
  • -Kaleidascope
  • -Glitch Art
  • -3d wiggle
  • -Stencil Alpha Titles

C. Subject Matter Expert (SME) Interview (acceptable: email; good: audio recording; great: recorded skype/video)
–How can I prepare for a career in this field right now?
–How do you use technology in your field?
–What are some good learning resources?
–What organizations do you belong to?
–What online communities/forums do you participate in?
–What Trade Publications do you read?
–What is your professional online presence (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, etc.)?
–What type of formal education do I need?
–Who do you look up to in your field and why?
–Describe a typical work day.
–Freelance vs. Employee
–What is your work environment like?
—Diversity
—Pay

B-Roll assignments

The following are examples and resources for creating the B-roll (visual elements) of your mini-documentary:

Long Portraits

Video Portraits from Patrick Lawler on Vimeo.

ABCD (Animated Blind Contour Drawing) Project

Digital Signature

Cinemagraphs

Glitch Art

Motion Control Time Lapse

2.5 D

After Effects, Kinetic Typography

“3D Wiggle” 

Time Remapped Software Demo

Stencil Luma

ARCHIVED PROJECTS

Long Portraits

ABCD (Animated Blind Contour Drawing) Project

Slit Scan/Time Displacement Video

2.5 D Album Cover

Digital Signature

Use the same technique to animate your signature as you would for the Contour Drawing.

After Effects, Kinetic Typography

Forced Perspective Photography
To Achieve a deep depth of field, shoot in AV mode (Aperture Value) use a small aperture, which will be denoted by a larger f-stop number and shoot with a wide angle (zoomed out) and focus somewhere in between yout foreground and background.

Forced Perspective / Photoshop Line Portraits

perspective-photography-69
Create a Line Portrait in Photoshop and emulate the Forced Perspective style of the photo above.

Motion Control Time Lapse

Cinemagraphs

Kaleidascope

 

Giant Video

Massive from Dan Chen on Vimeo.

Freeze Time Tutorial

Andrew Kramer Car Hit Tutorial

Andrew Kramer Demon Face Tutorial

Title Design

1-2 Minute Sizzle Reel containing all the above works.

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Archived Projects:

My goal is to make this 8-week quarter an extremely valuable use of your time. How can I design a class that perfectly suits the needs of 25 students? I can’t, but that’s where you, the student, comes in. By this time in your lives, you have developed interests and maybe even shown promise or talents in a particular field. Time is a valuable resource and becomes scarcer the older you get. I want you to use the 80 hours that you will spend in this class to study, explore, and grow in an area of personal interest that is related to computational/digital arts and science, and develop a skillset or knowledge base in your chosen field.

Deliverables:
-Weekly Blog Posts
-Online Learning: Class or tutorials
-Mini-Documentary
-Independent Project

The project must meet the following criteria:

– It must be directly related to digital/computational arts

– It must be rigorous

– It must have value outside of the classroom

– It must be a valuable asset towards college acceptance/readiness

-You must find online courses/tutorials to further your learning

– It must have a quantifiable success metric

– You must interview an expert working in the field

– You must become an active member in that particular community (online)

You will be responding to following blog prompts weekly (due every Friday:

Blog Post Prompts:
Blog entry #1 Prompt
Careers in Technology: Research and Practicum Proposal
What field do you plan to research and practice?

Why? (If you can’t answer this, rethink your answer to the previous question)

How will this research and practice help you reach your career/educational goals? (If you can’t answer this, rethink your answer to the first question)

What online resources will you use to learn the skills you need? (be specific and include links)

What type of exhibitable project will you have created at the end of the quarter?

How will you determine success in your endeavor?

Blog entry #2 Prompt
Online Learning
Link to Online Learning Resource (Embed video and add images — it makes you blog more visually appealing).

 Summary of what you learned.
Explain how will you use what you learned for your project.
Blog entry #3 Prompt
 Read a scholarly article about your chosen field from a trade publication and post an academic summary to your blog with a link to the article.
Blog entry #4 Prompt
Learn More
-Do a new, advanced tutorial, class, lesson in your field.
-Post link/Embed the video.
-Summarize the learning.
-Explain how you will use the newly acquired knowledge in your project.
Blog entry #5
How do people that do what you’ve been researching make money?
What does Glassdoor say about your field?
What is the salary range?
What are some job descriptions in your field?
What skills/knowledge/experience/education do employers want you to have?
Where do freelancers go to find jobs?
Where do people sell their work (photos, music, ebooks, etc.)
What was surprising about your research?

 

Area of Study Learning Success Metric Exhibitable Project
Computer Science Harvard CS50, Stanford EdX Certificate of completion
App Development IOS or Android Swift, Android Studio Working app; Acceptance to iTunes/Google Play stores
Adobe Creative Suite Master Certification Online Tutorials Pass Examination
Produce a CD ProTools, FL Studio, Audacity Sell on Bandcamp/Amazon or whatever is the best current marketplace, Successful Kickstarter campaign Live Performance, Merch Table
Film/Video Production Cinematography, Post-Production Film Festival Acceptance, Views online, Successful Kickstarter campaign Film Premier
Create a computer game Stencyl, Unreal Engine, etc. Online Distribution Partners, Successful Kickstarter campaign
Graphic Design Portfolio Illustrator, Photoshop, Peer Reviews Views on Behance/Dribble/Deviantart Portfolio Review
Blog/Vlog video production, Post-production, online marketing View counts, Syndication
Animation Youtube views, Vimeo Staff Pick
3D Modeling Blender, Google Sketch Up
Cybersecurity Completion of online course (no extra credit for hacking into HTH’s system)
Online Journalism Photography, Google Adwords Published
Robotics
ePublishing Formatting, Marketing, Distribution Sales
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert Online Tutorials Pass Examination
Digital Photographer Online Tutorials, Peer Reviews
Conceptual Digital  Artist


Mini-documentary about your learning experience.

A. First Person Narrative about your journey.
–Introduce yourself
–What is it about you that draws you to this field?
–What are your influences?
–Current Wishes, hopes, dreams, fears?
–What are you learning (about self, field of study, people)?
–How did you teach yourself?
–What did you learn in your research?
–Describe a time when you got stuck. How did you get unstuck?
–What surprised you?
–What does your future hold?

B. B-roll (visuals for your documentary):
–Long Portrait
–Kinetic Typography
2.5D Parallax images
–Animated Line Signature
–Animated Line Contour Portrait
–Time Lapse
–Screen Captures
–Images/Video of your influences
–Time remapped software demo
–Glitch Art

C. (Challenge Assignment) Subject Matter Expert (SME) Interview (acceptable: email; good: audio recording; great: recorded skype/video)
–How can I prepare for a career in this field right now?
–How do you use technology in your field?
–What are some good learning resources?
–What organizations do you belong to?
–What online communities/forums do you participate in?
–What Trade Publications do you read?
–What is your professional online presence (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, etc.)?
–What type of formal education do I need?
–Who do you look up to in your field and why?
–Describe a typical work day.
–Freelance vs. Employee
–What is your work environment like?
—Diversity
—Pay

B-Roll assignments

The following are examples and resources for creating the B-roll (visual elements) of your mini-documentary:

Long Portraits

Video Portraits from Patrick Lawler on Vimeo.

ABCD (Animated Blind Contour Drawing) Project

Digital Signature

Glitch Art

Motion Control Time Lapse

2.5 D

After Effects, Kinetic Typography

Time Remapped Software Demo

Archived Projects:

Who Are We?

Post Apocalypse San Diego

The Wizard of Oz Digitally Re-imagined

Slit Scan/Time Displacement Video

Cinemagraphs

Kaleidascope

Photoshop Line Portraits

Jib Jab/Monty Python Style Animation Project

Levitation Stop Motion Video

animated GIF “3D Wiggle” 

Coursera: Stanford Computer Science 101

Walking Backwards Played Back in Reverse

After Effects Polar Coordinates

Neighborhoods video

Photoshop Clipping Mask

Photoshop Design with Alpha Channel

Photoshop Profile Optical Illusion

Photoshop 60’s Style Psychedelic Rock Poster

Forced Perspective Photography

Project Cards

Andrew Kramer’s Demon Face

Car Hit Tutorial

 

 

 

CD Case Art ex. 60’s Style Psychedelic Rock Poster

Group Project: Found Footage Music Video

 

ARCHIVED BLOG PROMPTS

8/28/2015
Blog entry #1 Prompt
So you want to _______. Now What?

8/31/2015
Blog entry #2 Prompt
Describe the process of teaching yourself something online.

What did you learn?
Where did you learn it (include URL link, embed video if possible)?
Review the tutorial/class you used.
-What did you like about it
-What didn’t you like about it

9/2/2015
Blog entry #3 Prompt
Congrats you’ve self-taught yourself something! Now it’s time to show the world what you’ve learned. For a brief class presentation on Friday, plan to create something using your new skills. In this blog post, propose what you will make to share with the class on Friday, and explain what new skills you will be employing and how.

9/8/2015
Blog Entry #4 Prompt:
Post a summary of your first class benchmark presentation. Please include images/videos/links to work you’ve done.

9/10/2015
Blog Entry #5 Prompt:
You should be in cruising mode by now — your projects underway and your learning targets identified. What does a typical working day look like for you? Break down, in detail how you will best utilize the next two hours.

9/11/2015
Blog Entry #6 Prompt:
What do you need to learn to be successful in your field? Today, find an online course or video tutorial and learn something towards that goal. Embed the video to your blog and summarize what it taught you.

9/18/2015
Blog Entry #7 Prompt:
Find an article online in professional or trade website about your chosen field. Read and Summarize article on your blog. Please include the link to the article.

9/25/2015
Blog Entry #8 Prompt:
How will you gauge success for your project? Knowing what you’ve learned about your subject, and what you’ve seen from others (professionals and amateurs), What do you expect from yourself? Be specific. List things you expect to accomplish.

ARCHIVED

Motion Graphics with After Effects
We will be creating several motion graphic pieces using After Effects. Some of the projects will be in conjunction and in collaboration with your Humanities project (more details to come).

Long Portraits

ABCD (Animated Blind Contour Drawing) Project

Slit Scan/Time Displacement Video

2.5 D Album Cover

Digital Signature

Use the same technique to animate your signature as you would for the Contour Drawing.

After Effects, Kinetic Typography

Forced Perspective Photography
To Achieve a deep depth of field, shoot in AV mode (Aperture Value) use a small aperture, which will be denoted by a larger f-stop number and shoot with a wide angle (zoomed out) and focus somewhere in between yout foreground and background.

Forced Perspective / Photoshop Line Portraits

perspective-photography-69
Create a Line Portrait in Photoshop and emulate the Forced Perspective style of the photo above.

Motion Control Time Lapse

Cinemagraphs

Kaleidascope

animated GIF “3D Wiggle” 

Giant Video

Massive from Dan Chen on Vimeo.

Freeze Time Tutorial

Andrew Kramer Car Hit Tutorial

Andrew Kramer Demon Face Tutorial

Title Design

1-2 Minute Sizzle Reel containing all the above works.

59 thoughts on “Juniors 2016-2017

  1. 1.How do you feel and why?
    2. Special person and a memory with them
    3. What or who makes you who you are?

  2. Part of famous proverbs or quotes, the rest filled in my you
    “A bird in the hand is worth two in the lawnmower”
    “There is nothing to fear but fear itself. And spiders”

  3. 1) One sure fire thing that is guaranteed to brighten up your day?

    2) If you could be anything, without the limits of laws and logic, what would you be?

    3) What is one dream or nightmare that you can remember no matter what the time or date, even if it is many days or years after?

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