Problems are challenges to creative minds.
Without problems, there would be little reason to think at all." 

EARL NIGHTINGALE

WELCOME TO INTERACTIVE MEDIA & DESIGN I

ILLUSTRATOR REVIEW: Let's create an Adobe Illustrator Splash Screen - Students reviewed skills learned in PAMC (level 1) then created beautiful and professional Splash Screens that demonstrated their amazing talent using Illustrator.

Adobe Illustrator Splash Screen

by Lee Burnside grade 11

Adobe Illustrator Splash Screen

by Sophia Sweeney grade 10

Adobe Illustrator Splash Screen

by Sophia Sweeney grade 10

Adobe Illustrator Splash Screen

by Sophia Sweeney grade 10

Adobe Illustrator Splash Screen

by Sophia Sweeney

Adobe Illustrator Splash Screen

by Sophia Sweeney grade 10

Adobe Illustrator Splash Screen

by Sophia Sweeney grade 10

Adobe Illustrator Splash Screen

by Alondra Tapia Carrasquillo grade 11

Adobe Illustrator Splash Screen

by Sean Smullen grade 10

Adobe Illustrator Splash Screen

by Ja'Don O'Brien grade 11

Adobe Illustrator Splash Screen

by Judah Goslee grade 10

Adobe Illustrator Splash Screen

by Lex Matos grade 12

Adobe Illustrator Splash Screen

by Maddie Somers grade 10

Adobe Illustrator Splash Screen

by Soline Luc grade 10

Adobe Illustrator Splash Screen

by Martha Tistoj-Vasquez grade 10

Adobe Illustrator Splash Screen

by Abdullah Alvi grade 10

Adobe Illustrator Splash Screen

by Nashaly Islas-Figueroa grade 10

Adobe Illustrator Splash Screen

by Jordyn Welch grade 10

Adobe Illustrator Splash Screen

by Maria Hernandez Guerrero grade 10

Adobe Illustrator Splash Screen

by Amya Bolling grade 10

Adobe Illustrator Splash Screen

by Bethany Hester grade 11

Adobe Illustrator Splash Screen

by Bethany Hester grade 11

Adobe Illustrator Splash Screen

by Andy Tran grade 11

Adobe Illustrator Splash Screen

by Guadalupe Toshua Tello grade 10

Adobe Illustrator Splash Screen

by Angliche Petion grade 10

an·i·ma·tion

/ˌanəˈmāSH(ə)n/

the technique of photographing successive drawings or positions of puppets or models to create an illusion of movement when the movie is shown as a sequence.

ILLUSTRATOR FRAME BY FRAME ANIMATION: Let's create our first animation - Using Illustrator, students created twenty sequential artboards suggesting motion.  The artboards were saved as pngs and uploaded to Photoshop to create a fun, looping gif.

ANIMATE: Creative Line Challenge - Using Animate, students created a 30 frame 'Begin at the End' animation using features such as Convert to Frame-by-Frame and basic drawing tools.

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ANIMATE: Battle of the Blocks - Using Animate, students created a 36 frame animation featuring two blocks interacting with each other and crashing.  Students used the Convert to Frame-by-Frame every fourth feature and learned about Classic and Shape tweens.

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ANIMATE: Original Slide Animation #1 :  Students learned basics of Animate including interface, tools, and timeline. Students took skills learned in Lesson 1 and created an original animation using photos and original drawings.  Students worked with alphas, blurs and other filters to create unique animations.

ANIMATE: Lesson 2 : Octopus Beware - Students learned how to use Merge Draw in Animate to create their own unique octopi.  Each animation included four layers, and students learned to use Frame by Frame animation, motion tweens, and symbols.

Octopus Beware
Octopus Beware

by Sophia Sweeney

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Octopus Beware
Octopus Beware

by Martha Tistoj Vasquez

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Octopus Beware
Octopus Beware

by Alondra Tapia Carrasquillo

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Octopus Beware
Octopus Beware

by Sophia Sweeney

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ANIMATE: Lesson 3A : Alien Motion Path - Students learned how to change the path of motion for a motion tween and create nested animations.

Alien Motion Path
Alien Motion Path

by Bethany Hester

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Alien Motion Path
Alien Motion Path

by Sophia Sweeney

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Alien Motion Path
Alien Motion Path

by Maddie Somers

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Alien Motion Path
Alien Motion Path

by Bethany Hester

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ANIMATE: Original Movie Animation #2 :  Students took skills learned in Lessons 1 through 3 and created another original animation.  Students worked with drawing tools using merge mode, layers, motion tweens, filters, and more.

ANIMATE: Principle # 1 / Squash & Stretch: 
Squash and Stretch (S&S for short) is the principle of applying a contrasting change of shape—from a squash pose to a stretch pose or vice versa—to give a feeling of fleshiness, flexibility, and life in animation. The absence of squash and stretch gives a rigidity or stiffness to the motion. 

ANIMATE: Principle # 2 / Anticipation : An anticipation pose is a preparation for the main action of an animated scene, distinct from the action and the reaction.  Students created a short animation that allowed their character to be drawn in five poses: the beginning pose, the pre-anticipation pose, the anticipation pose, the pre-action pose, and the action.  

The Principle of Anticipation
The Principle of Anticipation

by Martha Tistoj Vasquez grade 10

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The Principle of Anticipation
The Principle of Anticipation

by Lex Matos grade 12

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The Principle of Squash & Stretch
The Principle of Squash & Stretch

by Lex Matos

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The Principle of Anticipation
The Principle of Anticipation

by Martha Tistoj Vasquez grade 10

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ANIMATE: Principle # 3 / Staging: Staging is a powerful tool in an animated storyline. The animator creates a unified composition in every scene. Staging is connected to acting, timing, and setting. The focus is kept on what matters. This is done through placement of a character in the frame, the angle and position of the camera, and sometimes an exaggerated use of props and background. 

The Principle of Staging: I don't like coffee!
The Principle of Staging: I don't like coffee!

by Lee Burnside grade 11

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The Principle of Staging: Butterfly
The Principle of Staging: Butterfly

by Maria Hernandez Guerrero grade 10

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The Principle of Staging: Hello
The Principle of Staging: Hello

by Alexis Bogart grade 10

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The Principle of Staging: I don't like coffee!
The Principle of Staging: I don't like coffee!

by Lee Burnside grade 11

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ANIMATE: Original Movie Animation #3 :  Students took the skills they learned in lesson 3B (the creation of a movie teaser utilizing motion tweens, nesting, fades/blurs, rotation, filters, and other techniques) and created a movie teaser based on one of their favorite movies.  Animations include music and were a minimum of 6 seconds.