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Today the AWE3MI class will be working on some advanced photography techniques. This will be the s last assignment we do in class. I will talk about the expectations and evaluation tomorrow.
Please use this reflection sheet to prepare your self-directed points for submission tomorrow. As we discussed in class, you are to complete one reflection PER project.
Wow! We are entering the last few weeks of the course. We have a lot to finish, including your Culminating Assignments. Portfolio interview dates will soon be posted on the back of the door in Room 132 very soon.
The portfolio rubric/checklist is here (for both AWE3 and AWE4)
The best in show photo rubric for AWE3MI is here.
You will also need a copy of the self-evaluation (please bring this form, completed w/ written support to your interview).
Perhaps, this guide will also help you structure your portfolio.
There are examples of printed portfolios in the room, and you can also download a copy of Brooke's Level 4 portfolio from a few years ago(in .pdf format..warning for those with slow connections..the file is quite large). When you are looking at the examples, pay particular attention to how well these students reflected on the work that they completed.
We have a lot to accomplish today.
The AWE3MI interviews are now considered "late", and will need to be worked on during lunch hours/spares. I can also stay after school on Wednesday until 4pm if anyone wants to make use of the time to catch up. I am not evaluating these after next Thursday.
We will be starting you last design project on Monday (the packaging do-over). For the sake of time. . We will be talking about your Portfolios today and tomorrow.
AWE4MI students need to be prepared to have all of their points finished no later than the last Friday before exams start. When you are not working on them, you need to be polishing up and preparing your portfolio.
These are very cool! Feel free to try all of these (except the Vaseline one) with the class cameras. Use your imagination..and look at the world from a different point of view.
These photography challenges are open to everyone in the class (AWE3 and AWE4). There are no marks involved, only the right to earn my admiration, a handful of candy, a good example for your portfolio, and if 10 people or more enter, a 1% bonus on your final report card. Complete all 5 challenges (to an acceptable level) between now and the end of the year, and earn a 2% bonus on your report card.
This week's challenge is Panning. Due date is May 7th.
Panning is the technique in which a moving subject is photographed giving the illusion of immobility, thanks to the natural effect in the background behind the central theme on which we focus. The basic idea behind panning as a technique is that you pan your camera along in time with the moving subject and end up getting a relatively sharp subject but a blurred background.
Show me your best panning photo. Color or black and white.
I look forward to seeing your submissions! Please post your results on our class TEAM discussion in O365. Be creative & have fun!
You should be thinking about your Interview Assignments. Please make use of all the design and brainstorming skills that we discussed today when we explored Headline and Caption writing.
This project should be suitable for "framing", and is a key piece in the scaffolding that we are building together that will see you develop the skills necessary to complete amazing yearbook pages.
We need to complete the following:
1) Mugs 2) Cover 3) Endpages 4) Dividers 5) 25% of the book (30 pages give or take) by the end of the month. I fear we are not anywhere near that goal. Section leads, you are going to have to step up and start making serious progress over the next few days. This will include finding creative ways to "make more time", including working through a lunch or three, or staying after school for an hour or twenty.
I hope you only ate half your chocolate this weekend :) I also hope that you found the Easter Break a nice way to recharge your batteries for all the work that lies ahead of us (and there is a lot of it). You are all going to need to take ownership for your pages, and it might mean missing a lunch or three over the next few weeks. If the need arrives to stay after school, I am more than willing to feed you yummy pizza. We'll talk about this today.
We all need each other to fill out these tracking forms and hand them to Kaileen and/or Megan. We need to remain organized and on track, or this book will get away from us.
After that is all said and done, we are going to take a look at Adobe Lightroom.
We have a looming deadline, and you need to be more proficient in Lightroom in order for us to complete a high quality yearbook.
We are going to push through the tech issues and continue on.
Please right click and save these photos to your desktop.
We are also going to look at a few other tools that you will use from time to time, so please save these photos to your desktop as well.
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