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                        Mr. Young
                        Email:youngmr@limestone.on.ca
                        Exploring Communication Technologies
                        TGJ1O



                        Course Outline PDF

This exploratory course introduces students to concepts and skills in communications technology,
which encompasses television/video and movie production, radio and audio production, print and
graphic communications, photography, and animation. Students will develop an awareness of
related environmental and societal issues and will begin to explore secondary and post secondary
pathways leading to careers in the field.



                03022011_45451_2.jpg        Unit 1: Desktop Publishing
Unit Description
Students will learn to use word processing and desktop publishing
programs. Students will create and format written documents and design
advertisements, newspaper columns, and brochures.

Microsoft Publisher Demonstration
        Teacher Example
                                                                        Business Cards
                                                                                Teacher Example
                                                                        Activity 3: Business Cards
                                                                        Intro to Photoshop Elements
                                                                        Activity 4: What is graphic design
                                                                        Activity 5: Green Screen Use


                01092010_120350_3.png                Unit 2: Graphic Design
Unit Description
Students will develop graphic design skills using traditional sketching
techniques and computer design software. Students will be introduced
to the elements and principles of design and become familiar with what
makes a good composition.

                                                                        Activity 3: Face manipulation
                                                                        Activity 4: Face manipulation 2
                                                                        Activity 5: Ipod Ad
                                                                        Activity 6: Green screen
                                                                        Activity 7: Avatar morph
                                                                        Activity 8: Turn yourself into a zombie
                                                                        Assignment 2: Lizard person

                01092010_120434_4.png                Unit 3: Animation
Unit Description
In this unit students are introduced to multiple animation techniques and
applications. Student will use graphic design software, such as Adobe
Photoshop, to create images which will be animated using programs such
as GIF animator.

                                                                        Mr. Young's Animation
                                                                        Activity 1: Introduction to FlashMX
                                                                        Activity 2: Motion Tweening
                                                                        Activity 3: Shape Tweening
                                                                        Activity 4: Walk Cycle
                                                                                Walk Frames
                                                                        Activity 5: Masking

                01092010_120846_6.png                Unit 4: Video Production
Unit Description
In this unit, students explore methods of creating, editing, and producing movies.
Students will use previously developed skills in graphic design, animation creation,
and 3D modeling to create a short film.

Activity 1:             WMM Product demo
Assignment 1:   Adobe Premiere Elements Infomercial



                01092010_120629_5.jpg                Unit 5: 3D Modeling
Unit Description
Students will learn how to create digital 3D objects using Google SketchUP.
Students will design numerous technology products while developing 3D
modeling skills and techniques.

                                                                        Activity 1:     Introduction to Google SketchUP
                                                                        Activity 2:     Design your ideal cell phone
                                                                        Activity 3:     Design the "Next-gen" video game console
                                                                        Activity 4:     Design the next space shuttle


                612011_104411_1.jpg                Culminating Activity
                                                                        Culminating Activity




        

Last Modified: Jun 08, 2011
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