Friday February 10th

Class hours: 9:40am – 2:05pm
Mr. Cronin
Mr. Moore


  • Open House tomorrow!  Mat, Soren, Haley – 9:45 in Cawd?  I want to touch base with you three today to talk about expectations, working in the cafe, etc.
  • Happy Birthday Alex Cardosi!
  • Some of us have a meeting from 1pm to the end of the day this afternoon.
  • No dailies today because I said so. (I am paid to do this).
  • Remember this note from such Dayplans as … yesterday’s?
    • So…how is this created?  Part of me says flat animation so After Effects or Animate, but then it is a rotating cube so I think Maya….  I reached out to the artist to ask, but he describes himself as “Motion Graphics / Experimental Animator”  I will let you know what I hear.
    • He wrote back with “I made this in Maya specifically using curve warp.” So…maybe a nice 20% topic.
  • Ahh, I remember my high school experience.

9:40 Attendance and Article

9:45 Preparing for Open House

This morning is going to be dedicated to setting up for Open House.

  • Getting computers sanitized / prepped for visitors.
  • Testing software.
  • Cleaning / Organizing the room.

10:45 Break (15 Minutes)

11:00  Week 22 Quiz


  • Notes / Music away
  • Silent until noon
  • No moving around / no drinks / no bathroom / no pencils.  When lights are on it means we are asking for a quiet, distraction-free environment.
  • Click here.

11:30 Week 22 Sketching Content:  Piskel based animated sprite

This morning we are going to work with a website generator which let’s us create pixel art and animated sprites.

The website is called Piskel.

In this first project with Piskel I want you to sign up for an account (so you can save your online based work), and explore the interface.  It is going to be up to you to figure out the specifics of a new design tool.  Don’t get intimidated, it is pretty darn logical and derivative from programs from Adobe.  

After the quiz I wanted you to create an animation, topic up to you.  Export and upload into Week 22 as “afterQuiz.gif”.

Give me a pixel changing color strap in for the F.  Give me this and I will maybe give you an A.

…or this…

…or this…

Not due until next Wednesday at 3pm.  Don’t rush!

12:00 Lunch (30 Minutes)

12:30 Attendance and Article

12:35 Quiet Production Time

1:00 Meeting…about….things….

  • Cardosi
  • Goodman
  • Haley
  • Sarah
  • Le
  • Carner
  • Soren

You crazy kids have a meeting which starts at 1pm (leave 12:55) and goes to the end of the day.

Haley and Soren – don’t forget tomorrow @ 9:45!

1:05 Preparing for Open House

This morning is going to be dedicated to finalizing the setup for Open House.

  • Vacuuming
  • Cleaning windows
  • Aligning Desks

The sooner we get to a level where Mr. Cronin is happy, the sooner we get to…

1:35? Site Maintenance

2:05 Dismissal

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