Welcome to DIM – Digital and Interactive Media – Part A
All assignments for this Course will be posted on this page.
The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the process of creating Digital and Interactive Media. This course will give you basic concepts and tools used in the creation of media. We will use the Adobe Suite of products including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Premiere Pro, and After Effects. This course is computer and project intensive and provides students with the opportunity to earn 3 hours of credit in Digital Imaging at Austin Community College.
It is highly important students not miss any classroom time as lab resources and times are extremely limited. Access to these programs off site requires significant computing resources and a subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud. The current student pricing is $29.95 a month at www.adobe.com. You cannot use an iPad to run the software in this course.
DIM – A
The first trimester generally covers desktop publishing using Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign all software commonly used for the creation of marketing materials.
DIM – B
The second trimester generally covers web and video production. We will use Photoshop, Web Design, Premiere Pro, and (time permitting) After Effect all commonly used in the production of movies, TV, YouTube, and other video content.
Students missing class for ANY reason will be excepted to schedule tutorial appointments to make up lab time. It is the student’s responsibility to schedule lab tutorials, Mr. Evers will NOT track you down. This is a college level course and you will be treated like a college student. DO NOT get behind in this course.
Here are the Course Guidelines and Procedures for DIM
1st Six Weeks Grading period:
Course work, tutorials, exercises, and projects:
Thursday, August 27, 2015
- Watch this video tutorial regarding basic design tools we use in Adobe Photoshop.
- Log on to the computer and get familiar with the layout and location of tools in Adobe Photoshop.
Friday, August 28, 2015
- Review policies and procedures
- Go over creative commons and digital citizenship
- Find Photos you will want to use in the creation of your name plate graphic
- Save them to your U: drive or usb drive
Monday, August 31, 2015
- How to Train Your Dragon – Animator’s perspective
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
www.creativecommons.org – For media files that are public domain
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Continue Name Plate Project
Finished? Try another one using a different style
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Finish Name Plate Project – Have Mr. Evers Grade
Friday, September 11, 2015
Begin Sea plate Exercise – Due Monday, Sept 14th
Video Tutorial – YouTube (open with your iPad)
Monday, September 14, 2015
- Finish Name Plate project for Grade (this is Late)
- Finish SeaShell Plate Exercise for grade (Due today!!)
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
- Potato Head Project Instructions (ACC Project Requirement)
- Basic Pieces File:
- Due on Thursday, September 17, 2015
Wednesday, September 18, 2015 and Thursday, September 19, 2015
Friday, September 20, 2015
- Catch up and grading day
Monday, September 21, 2015
Complete both tutorials using the substitute images provided below. These are due by 5:30 PM – Tuesday, September 22, 2015
- Replacing the Sky Tutorial – using blend if, color range, layer masks, selection method.
- Blending and Masking Tutorial
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
- Complete the blending and masking tutorial from yesterday
- Complete Cinematic Time Lapse Tutorial
- extra photos
Thursday, September 24, 2015 –
Begin Game Day/Event Collage Flyer Project (click for instructions)
Friday, September 25, 2015
Complete Game Day/ Event Collage Project
*****Wednesday, September 30th at 6PM is the cut off for all work for the 1st 6 Weeks. No Late work will be accepted after wards*****
Monday, September 28, 2015 – Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Catch up Days
2nd Six Weeks Assignments and Exercises
Monday and Tuesday, October 5 and 6, 2015
Touch Up Your Photo Exercise instructions:
Use your photo or a friends and touch up their face in order to get it ready for the magazine cover. Include a side by side, before and after. Due at end of the day (5:45PM), Tuesday October 6, 2015 (2.0 Lab days)
Thursday, October 8, 2015 until Thursday, October 15, 2015
Begin Magazine Cover Project (click for instructions)
Project Due by the end of the day **Friday, October 16, 2015 (4.5 lab days)*** Date Changed due to PSAT testing***
Examples of Real Magazine Covers:
Monday, October 19, 2015 – Catch up day
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Write 2 short articles based on your Magazine Headlines. Find 2 pictures to match each story and save them to your computer.
Thursday and Friday, October 22 and 23
In Adobe InDesign, combine your magazine cover, articles and pictures for your articles to create a Mini-magazine.
You have Thursday and Friday to complete the assignment.
Monday, October 26, 2015
Create 2 different Jack-O-Lanterns using Photoshop
Use the Pen tool to draw your pattern. Use layering to add candles and Layer FX to produce internal glow and shadowing
You should finish this by end of the day Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Pen tool tutorials:
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 – Friday, October 30, 2015
Tuesday, November 2, 2015
***Final Exam Project – Due Tuesday, November 10, 2015***
Final Exam – Course Catalog Contest (6 lab days to complete)