Thursday, May 27, 2010


1. Submit files to the Deliverable 4 folder in the Art Tech 2 dropbox.
2. Send an email to if you need something printed in large format. DO NOT ATTACH THE PROJECT. Just let me know there is a PDF in the dropbox.
3. Make sure you are submitting all deliverables together in some epic final project form. I am assigning a final grade to the four portions you have shown me along the way after today.
4. Make sure you turn in your proposal paperwork, with all questions answered and you have grading criteria filled in for me. Otherwise, I am left to my own imagination when assessing your project.
5. Buy a yearbook.

1. It is required that you create DVD packaging AND a movie poster for the film.
2. Once your movie poster is completed, save as a PDF with the following naming convention: LASTNAME_MathPoster.PDF
3. Put a copy of your PDF into the MATHTACULAR POSTERS folder in the Art Tech 1 dropbox.
4. To print your DVD packaging: Go to File > Print in the InDesign menu. Click on Setup in the menu on the left hand side of the print window. Change the paper size from Letter to LEGAL in the Paper Size menu. LET EVERYBODY KNOW THAT YOU ARE PRINTING, AND TO NOT SEND OTHER REQUESTS TO THE PRINTER UNTIL YOU ARE DONE. Feed a sheet of legal size cardstock (on the windowsill) into the top tray of the printer. (not the drawer, but the thing that looks like a trapdoor above the drawer. DO NOT SHUT THE TRAY ONCE YOU FEED THE PAPER INTO THE TRAY.
5. Cut out your DVD cover.
6. Use a paper scorer to crease the lines between the front, back and spine of the cover. Courtney can show you how if needed.
7. Insert into an old DVD case from home.
8. Do write-up:
• Name two ways your DVD packaging and poster match the video content. How can someone see that all 3 pieces go together?

• How does your DVD packaging or poster explain the math concept in the video? Based off of what is written on your poster or DVD package, do you think you could solve a problem using that math concept.

• What assets of your design were prepared in Illustrator, and where can they be seen?

• Name all the typefaces used in your design, and which category they fall into (serif, sans serif, decorative, script).

• Name something you liked about this project, something you disliked, and something that you learned.

Monday, May 24, 2010


1. DVD Packaging & Movie Poster

1. Prepare photos (aka your RASTER DATA) in Photoshop; ie crop pix, apply effects, save paths around areas you wish to extract from the backgrounds, etc. Minimum of 3 raster graphics are required for project
2. Prepare non-photo graphics in Illustrator (aka all your VECTOR DATA) ie logos, drawings, backgrounds, etc. Minimum of 2 vector graphics are required for the project.
3. Place your raster and vector graphics into the InDesign DVD template.
4. Add type to your project in InDesign after the graphics are placed.

DVD Panel Dimensions:
Front/Back or Insert panels: 5.075 x 7.25
Spine Piece: 0.6 x 7.25
Front, back, spine added together: 10.75 x 7.25

Movie Poster Dimensions:
8.5 x 11

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


The following items are due at the end of the day, or your group does not receive full credit for the day:

1. TREATMENT: A 1-2 paragraph summary of your production.

2. SCRIPT: Open the Pages app on your computers. Under the creative templates, you will find a 'SCREENPLAY' template. I recommend you use this.

3. STORYBOARD: Forms available in the front of the room. Thumbnail sketches of scenes, along with shot descriptions (use the Camera Techniques and Descriptions worksheet as a reference), dialogue, characters and props, and special effects.)

4. PRODUCT PLAN: Art Technicians are making a production company logo and DVD packaging for the film, you can also make a movie poster, and whatever else you think would be cool for the film. See the samples in Room 32.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


1. What quote did you choose, and why?

2. Name all the typefaces used in your design, and which category they fall into (serif, sans serif, decorative, script).

3. Name which type adjustments were incorporated into your design (Leading, Kerning, Tracking, Vertical Scale, Horizontal Scale) and where they can be seen,

4. Name which of the following type tools were used in your design (Area Type Tool / Type on a Path Tool / Vertical Type Tool / Adding Gradient to Text / Overlapping Objects / Creating a Drop Shadow via Copy & Paste in Back) and where they can be seen.

Friday, May 7, 2010


Work on the following, in order:
1. Finish Dingbat Portrait, mat & do write up
If you are having trouble with CLIPPING MASKS, see pages 4-30 thru 4-35 in your Illustrator textbook.
If you are having trouble with COMPOUND PATHS, see pages 4-16 thru 4-19 in your Illustrator textbook.

2. Chapter 2 Illustrator assignment & vocabulary

3. If you finish:
*Make a Mother's day card for that special matriarch in your life;
*Make a Summer Fest flyer (Mr. Schink has the info, you can also check out the copies in the hall);
*Make whatever you would want to be making if I wasn't telling you what to make.
*Search for a Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, or other media tutorial online. (,, Google search Photoshop Tutorials, etc). Students should complete the tutorial, print a copy of it and turn it in.

Additionally, you must write a brief summary of:
(a) The steps involved,
(b) What you learned,
(c) How you would use the skill in another project.

Thursday, May 6, 2010


Complete the tutorials on pages 1 thru 33 in Chapter 2 of your Illustrator text.

Define the following vocabulary terms:

State, in your own words, what the following tools/effects are:
Area Type Tool
Type on a Path Tool
Drop Shadow
Outlining Type