Tuesday, May 26, 2009


1. Finish filming and photography if necessary.
2. Begin selecting/preparing photos for layout in Photoshop--Think in terms of creating PATHS to isolate SELECTIONS--it is essential to making your document work properly in InDesign for PATHS to be present.
3. Set up your InDesign document. File>New>Document. # of pages = 10. Make sure the FACING PAGES box is checked. Letter sized document. Portrait orientation.
4. Create graphics in Illustrator.
5. Select a HEADLINE typeface (can be flashy) and a BODY COPY typeface (should be serif or sans serif).

Monday, May 18, 2009


1. You must get your SCRIPT/COPY and STORYBOARD approved before you can begin filming. Themes must be school appropriate. If anything is not done to criteria, it will be given back to you for revision.

2. Each subgroup (people assigned to work on a single problem) is responsible for the following items:

A. SCRIPT: Must be typed and properly formatted (includes all speaking parts, location descriptions, camera shots, and stage directions.)

B. COPY: The copy is the script, altered for use in the workbook. It must also be typed. The procedure for solving the problem should be clearly described while using the theme from the script.

C. STORYBOARD: Scene storyboard should consist of at least eighteen panels. This is a minimum of three storyboard worksheets per subgroup. A minimum of four different camera angles should be featured in your storyboard. See the sheet for details.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Logo/Business Card Questions: Balance and Repetition

1. What type of balance does your logo have?

2. Name at least two types of repetition listed on page 126 of Basics... that can be seen in your business card design.

3. How will you carry the balance and repetition you have established here into your letterhead and envelope?

Monday, May 4, 2009

Independent Study Q4 Grades

7 tasks:
1. Journal/Sketch (10 points, 5pt for journal entry, 5 pt for sketch.)
2. Journal/Sketch (10 points, 5pt for journal entry, 5 pt for sketch.)
3. Images/Artists/Techniques (15 pts, 5/image, 5/artist, 5/technique)
4. Images/Artists/Techniques (5 pts, your choice of 1 category.)
5. Project Proposal (10 pts--tell me 200 pts worth of project and criteria.)
6. 3 questions for Chris Huntress--written on paper.
7. 1 question to Chris Huntress verbally.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Logo Thumbnails

When presenting your thumbnails for approval, be able to do the following:
1. Explain how each of your sketches combine at least 3 ideas from your concept board.
2. Discuss how each of your sketches incorporate at least 3 grid structures.

After receiving approval:
1. Scan your 2 or 3 best sketches into the computer.
2. Start looking at and learning some of the Illustrator techniques listed on the assignment sheet. Decide which you will apply to your logo design. If you are already familiar with some of the techniques listed, try to work with others.
3. Place your sketches in an Illustrator document and reduce their transparency to 50%.
4. Begin drawing the logos in Illustrator on separate layers, using the pen and shape tools.
5. Enhance the basic form of the logos through experimenting with applying the new techniques to the designs.