Freshmen Exploratory

12 to 30
Here is what Freshmen exploring Programming and Web will learn over the two Exploratory Weeks!
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September 12, 2016
Shop Setup &
Intro to Photoshop

Freshmen will be introduced to the rules and norms of our Programming and Web shop, and begin to explore the creative process and the Adobe Creative Suite. Exploratory Pre-Test.

Download Photoshop cheat sheets
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September 13, 2016
Photoshop Project:
Time Magazine

Students will have their picture taken and practice masking a digital image as they lay their image into a Time Magazine template cover.

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September 14, 2016
History of HTML

Students will review a short history of html and the World Wide Web, as a preface for building their own website.

HTML cheat
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September 15, 2016
HTML5 Project:
Build your own Website
(Part 1)-Content

Students will research and build their own content and images for a simple html website.

css cheat
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September 16, 2016
HTML5 Project:
Build your own Website
(Part 2)-Images

Students will continue to build their website, introducing css styling. Sites posted to

hex color
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September 26, 2016
History of Animation

If necessary, this will be an html recap, and time to complete the student websites. If not necessary, students will review a brief history of digital animation, as a precursor to exploring Flash.

flash cheat
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September 27, 2016
Intro to
Character Design in Flash

Students will begin to explore character design, and design a simple character on paper and then in Flash CS6. This character will later be animated in a simple walk sequence.

flash cheat
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September 28, 2016
Basic Animation
in Flash (Part 1)

Students will continue to eplore Flash, and basic Tweening. Shape Tweens, Classic Tweens, Symbols within symbols and the timeline will be explored.

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September 29, 2016
Basic Animation
in Flash (Part 2)

Students will continue to explore Flash and basic animation techniques as the create a walk cycle with their character using the bone tool and symbols.

basic walk cycle sample
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September 30, 2016
Basic Animation
in Flash (Part 3)

Students will complete their animations and prepare a film festival. Exploratory post-test.