Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tues June 29th -- Animation Day 1

THIS IS SPARTA. Seems to be the students favorite catchphrase. In other news, we took on the task of creating pivot man movies. This is a great introduction activity to stop motion animation. Some students practiced stop motion animation with simple objects such as toothpicks.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Thurs June 24th -- Make Your Adventure

Would you like the prize behind door 1, door 2 or door 3? This type of choice was presented to the class by their fellow classmates. Today they created powerpoint presentations with mini stories. The difference with these stories is that the class choose the out come by picking options. Would you rather climb through a window or go through that door. Some stories we had involved traveling though Disneyland, battling with evil lollipops and venturing through a forest.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tues June 22 -- Commericials

Today was the last day to finish up our videos. They turned out great! The students used video cameras and a program called U-Lead to add special effects to their film. They also uploaded their videos to the Youtube community.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Thurs June 17th -- Inventions Day 2

Today photoshop inventions came to life. The students used their creative skills to build their ideas. We used cardboard, Styrofoam, and a bunch of different colored paper. These products were used to start making cheesy infomercials like the snuggie and slap chop.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tues June 15th -- Inventions


Today the students brainstormed ideas to create inventions. Some ideas included candy machines and an everlasting fountain made from apples. The students are going to created their inventions using materials in 3D and create informercials.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Thurs June 10th -- Action Photography

We continued with Tuesday's photoshop theme. Today the students took photographs of themselves in action poses. They photoshoped themselves into various scenes of movies, videos games and sports events. To get the class started, we played popcorn. The students put on their thinking caps to create ordinary objects using their body. Their favorite was rollercoaster.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Andy Warhol Inspiration-- June 8th 2010

To kick off the summer PNG session, students became apprentices of Andy Warhol. Using photoshop, they created collages with their portraits in his style. At the beginning of class, students competed against each other in their own personalized jeopardy boards.