Friday, May 14, 2021
Sunday, March 21, 2021
Movie Poster and Trailer project
You will be composing a movie poster with images and text using PhotoScape X.
Please create a proposal and answer the following questions in a DOC and submit.
1. What language (text) will be in your movie poster? (it can be multilingual)
2. What is the film's genre? (sci fi, mystery, comedy, drama, etc.)
3. What will be your attention-getting/eye-catching image?
4. Who is your intended audience?
5. How will you be using text and images together?
6. What will your color scheme be?
7. What is the film's company? You may borrow a company's logo (MGM, Sony, Lucasfilms, etc) and ratings images (rated PG) OR you can create your own.
8. Who are your actors, directors, producers? (the people can be real or made-up)
You many NOT:
1. Create a poster for a film that already exists
2. Use images that you didn't create (other than a company's logo & ratings)
Trailer for Movie Poster project
Link to short film trailers.
1. Pick and watch 12-15
2. Make a list of your top 3 that relate to your vision for an ideal film trailer.
3. Write a sentence for each of the top three of what appealed to you about it.
Sunday, March 7, 2021
Paper Stop Motion Music Video
Dina D. music video
Marium D. music video
Millie L. music video
Monday, March 1, 2021
It has been eight years since I last did this project and this will be the first time with my middle school students. The results are looking good so far.
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Part One: The Vision
Have you ever wondered what you would look like as a Lego, Playmobil, Barbie, Shopkins, OMG, LOL, GI Joe, Manga, etc. Toy figure?
Draw yourself as a toy
Part Two: The Package.
What does your packaging look like?
Design your package idea
Part Three: The AD.
Once you have completed your figure and package, you will be combining them to create an ad that will include text and color.
The watercolor paper in from your folder (its the thickest paper and medium sized)
Sunday, February 7, 2021
Part 1: Street Art Discussion
In continuing with our discussion on street art, we are going to watch part of the film: Exit Through The Gift Shop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqVXThss1z4
While there are a handful of street art films out there, this one captures some of the most famous ones from the early 2000s (Banksy, Shepard Fairy, Space Invader, etc. ) who helped bring it to the mainstream.
We will watch the first 45 minutes of the film and answer five questions afterward and post in a Google doc.
Questions (answer in complete sentences.)
1: The person filming the actions of the street artist captures the evidence of illegal activity (vandalizing, trespassing); should this evidence be allowed in a court of law?
2. Last class, I asked if you consider street art was vandalism. Has watching this film changed your opinion?
3. During this film, Banksy commits sensational happenings (pranks, performances). Would you consider these works of art? Why or why not? Defend your answer.
4. I'm going to assume that most street artists aren't making any money from their work; what do you think compels them to invest the time and money to make the art?
5. What part of the film stuck out the most for you? Why?
Part 2: 2-Point Perspective Drawing
So the good news is, you get to create your own buildings! So the street art you will be making on that building will be completely 100% legal.
Project: Create a draft of a 2-point perspective building that you will eventually add street art.
Supplies: Pencil, eraser, ruler (or something to make a straight like a book), and A4 paper.
1. Create a building using the 2 point perspective method. Go here for step-by-step instruction. http://www.mrbobart.com/2010/09/2-point-perspective-pen-and-ink.html
It might be easier to follow along with the video.
2. Only create three buildings. one in the front, one in the back left, and one back right. The first building should be overlapping. Watch the video I've attached.
3. Add details like a sidewalk, windows, doors, street, trees, etc.
4. Take a photo and upload it to Classroom.
5. Think of your street art ideas and concepts that will cover the building(s).
Additional links to work by my former students.
Selected Student Outcomes: