Deadlines are looming!
We need to push forward.
Yesterday, I added the last part of the scaffolding necessary to build the skill base you need to move forward with creating your yearbook pages. The "Design Your New Packaging" assignment is the last InDesign project that you will complete this year (beside your Yearbook pages). For those who are struggling a bit with gathering the information necessary to complete your Interview Assignment, this should give you another option in class. Expectations are that both of the projects are done by December 16th (with the interview project, especially if it is going to be a Christmas present done by the 9th).
We will also need to talk about portfolios today, just so you are reminded ONCE again about what the expectations are for the end of January.
Another batch of points (50-80) should be handed in no later than December 9th (this is ON TOP of the expectations I have for you to complete your yearbook responsibilities). Some of you have spent TOO much time socializing in class, and now find yourself overally stressed with the work you need to complete (and a lack of quality is NOT an option). The best way to get caught up is to spend a lunch or four (or time after school) looking after your responsibilities. Don't forget to be developing your portfolios as you go along.
There are not enough pictures on the y: drive of "kids being kids", so ALL students in the photography stream are REQUIRED to take at least 75 photos of students during lunch over the next 3 days. Get out, meet people, and capture GHSS spirit in action.
Today, we will be starting your sexist advertising assignment. You will need a partner (choose wisely, and find somebody with skills that will compliment your own).
We need to put forth a large and hard drive to the finish, and use all of our collective talents to make this the best yearbook GHSS has ever produced. Let's start looking after our collective responsibilities...too much time is been wasted "spinning our wheels"
AWE3MI students will need to score a mastery level on the one and only quiz that happens in this course. As we move forward in creating and (eventually completing) the yearbook, we MUST all be speaking the same vernacular. You must score 80% on the quiz, or you will rewrite it until you do.
The Halloween Challenge was a lot of fun, and some of your designs were fantastic. The pressure caused by designing with a time limit, and only with the materials provided is very comparable to what lies ahead for you with your yearbook pages.
It is getting close to mid-terms, and each and every person in the room owes me projects. Missed deadlines are not acceptable in the "real world", and since this course operates with "real-world" responsibilities and expectations (the yearbook waits for no one), please take the next two days to finish up what you owe me, polish it up, and submit it. I am away on Friday, so my expectation is that this will be a fantastic opportunity for you to catch up.
AWE4MI students should be thinking about their portfolios, and those going to pursue the skills and techniques introduced in this course should be building e-portfolios (see me if you are stuck). If possible, those same students should be making their way down to OCAD next weekend for National Portfolio Day.
Permission forms for the Ryerson Open House on November 24th are due by next Tuesday. Please make sure that your money and forms are submitted in an orderly and timely manner. This is another fantastic opportunity you are not going to want to miss.
My new passion in Photography is using Lightroom, and I know a few of you in the Photography Stream are really starting to enjoy it. One website that I like, especially for finding Presets (which you can install on the school computers) is LightroomKillerTips.com. Check it out!
All other tasks are put on hold for today, as today is the very exciting Halloween Challenge.
With your partner, you are to create (by 12:00pm), a DPS spread no larger than 19"x13" of the Perry Halloween Experience. The copy and photos that you need are on the Y: drive. You will need to sort through the materials, and pick those that you think are best for telling the story of Halloween a la Perry. You will need to crop, colour correct, rewrite, and develop a layout that is fitting for the event. All entries will be judged by the family, and a winner will be declared tomorrow (and accompanying "large crapload of candy" prize awarded). All entries must be submitted in .pdf format in order to be considered.
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