Class hours: 9:40 – 2:05
- You all did a great job transitioning back to school!, Thank you.
- Parking Permits – application is on the CTE Front Page
- Labor Day is next Monday. We are off that day.
- CCV classes begin on Friday, September 10th.
- Today is an EHS B Day
- Today is a CTE Red day
- Blender, if you have not downloaded, please do this morning
9:45 Email Check
Every Monday for five minutes you are going to check your email for any updates, new mail, etc… The school and professionals in the workplace use email (generally) as a primary tool for communication. Delete or archive email that you do not need anymore. We are going to practice keeping a clean inbox and responding and staying up to date on communications from the school, colleges and colleagues.
9:50 Developing Your Personal Brand / Logo Project
Sure, you know brands, McDonalds, Super Mario, Discord, Coke. What do each of the brands have in common – their logos, products and services represent their brand.
Have you ever considered what your brand is? When you interact with others in person, online and through social media an image of you is build up over time. Colleges and employers have access and time to learn about you even before they meet you. If you don’t have a brand, they will decide for you. What will your brand say about you?
Ok, some deep thinking time….
The goal is to create a custom logo that you can use on your email signature, personal webpage, letterhead and any other print and digital media that will represent you and showcase your work.
The best way to start is by picking up a sketchbook and just drawing. So that’s what you’ll do.
Sketch out six (6) designs. Use pencil, colored pencils, markers – Up to you.
Create the first interations of your logo. The size does not matter, just getting ideas down is the most important.
On Wednesday of this week each of you will display your logos and we’ll walk around and help each other narrow down their designs.
10:35 Mask Break
10:45 English Lit with Ms. Yopp
Today is the first day of Literacy with Ms. Yopp. This class is every Monday and Tuesday in CAWD 2. Lit is a separate grade in the gradebook.
11:35 Abstract Photography
Photography has the power to isolate a fragment of a composition and turn it into art and to freeze shapes and images to take on new meaning far different from their original intent.
The easiest approach to abstract photography is the close up shot. Close-ups remove the context of what is in the viewfinder as well as emphasizes the texture and graphic elements.
Focal Length is also important. We’ll continue to shoot in Aperture Priority mode.
Remember, in Aperture Priority mode, you have control over the Focal Length which is referred to as the lense field of view. Cheat Sheet
A small f-stop number (f2) means a small depth of field and large f-stop number (f22) means a large depth of field.,
Because we are shooting close up in most cases, a large depth of field (large f-stop number) is not necessary. However, testing out longer focal length may provide some good effects.
Focal Length is measured in Millimeters and it represents the distance from the center of the camera’s lens to the sensor of the camera body. The longer the distance, the longer the lens, and the longer the zoom.
Activity, we’ll head out as a group to the front courtyard. Find and shoot at least 12 subjects that will serve as your abstracts. Look at different angles. To get 12 good shots you might need to take 60.
Don’t worry, you won’t run out of film!
Assignment: Select your favorite 5 photographs. Place each image on a Google Slide (5 slides total). Record the meta data somewhere on each slide (shutter speed, f/stop, focal distance). If you need to improve a photo, feel free to take to your favorite image editing program. Upload slideshow to the assignment drop on Google Classroom.
Filename: Abstract Slideshow
12:45 Exploring Depth of Field Using Blender
A look at some other Illustrator features you might enjoy
A really good way to get an understanding of focal length, depth of field and f/stops is to set up a model in Blender and play with all the the camera settings to see how things work.
If you have not been in Blender for awhile, no worries. I’ll take you through, it will be like riding a bike.
1:10 Mask Break
1:20 Production Time
Use the afternoon time to finish your logo sketches and to complete the Abstract Photography assignments. Ask questions and seek support if you need it.