Class hours: 9:40am – 2:05pm
Quizzes on Friday morning. 15% of your grade are the quizzes, typically 9 new, 1 review, and 1 extra credit question from our articles.
This years Sat / Act prep work comes from “100 Most Common SAT Words” by Quizlet. As we are using their list to pull from you are able to use their free study tools. Make a free account so you add the new words to your Study Bank. As the weeks go by and you are studying from this ever growing word bank, you will find that your vocabulary (speaking and retention) has improved.
Let’s make you smarter, and get another 500 points on some of this standardized testing which right or wrong impacts your educational path.
Sat / Act prep
- Adversity – misfortune. “The student faced adversity when their family was forced to move due to the flood.”
- Aesthetic – pertaining to beauty. “The game had a stylized aesthetic, where bright, happy colors were used for the characters and environment.”
- Amicable – agreeable. “The couple had an amicable break up, and decided to remain friends.”
- The CTE Face to Face is this Thursday September 14th starting at 6pm. We will meet in the cafeteria for a short introduction, and then move to the Cawd classroom. You get a letter of extra credit added to your Worker Trait component this week if you bring your parent / guardian, as we appreciate you taking time out of your life to visit with us.
- Our Director is Mr. Travers.
- Our Assistant Director (specific to Cawd) is Mr. Dickinson.
- Our Guidance Counselor is Emmy Charron.
- FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol, and is the method we used to transfer files to and from a web server.
- We use Cyberduck as our FTP software, but there are many different free FTP makers of free FTP software. I also like FileZilla, and we may try that this year as well.
- IBL stands for “Image Based Lighting” and is a system where we can use an image to illuminate a scene.
- Adobe Animate is an industry standard for Digital 2D Animation.
- Animate was previously branded as Flash. Flash was once popular for Web Design, but industry standards have changed and this has fallen out of favor (more on that 2nd semester). To emphasize the that we do longer do Web Design using this software, Adobe rebranded Flash to Animate. Animate is to be used for Animation!
- The Stage is where we put content wish to appear on screen. It is the white (by default) box. Any content which is outside the stage will not show up on screen. You may keep design elements off stage, very similar to how you keep actors out of camera view, and use them when you are ready.
- The Timeline is where we create animation, as well as organize our content through layers.
- Animate files are saved with a .fla extension (harkening back to the Flash days).
- Initially we will use published .swf files for presentation and grading. You “publish” your work when it is done, and a .swf file is produced with your animation.
- Kinetic Typography is a type of animation where we use text/type as a focal point to animate with.
- A Motion Tween is a type of tween in Animate. We as animators set keyframes, and Animate will draw the in-between frames.
- A keyframe is a point in time for a design element which may include position, scale, alpha, and other information. Animators create multiple keyframes for design elements to create animation.
- Transparency for design elements are often referenced as transparency, opacity, or alpha. All 3 control the transparency of an element, it just depends on the program that you are using.
- As a sub-focus of Cawd this year we are going to work on three types of sketches which have proven valuable to get into college / our industry. These three are:
- Still Life
- Perspetive Drawing