Independent Study: Katharine Patrick
    Sewickley Academy, 2000-2001

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Link to Project "Flood":  An Illustrated Short Story

Project:  Introduction to Computer Graphic Arts
 
Week # Date Goal
Week 8 Wed 28-Feb More Sony Mavica Operation
Finish Week 7 work on computer transfer, text/art documents, adding audio files to still pictures, zooming and trimming, and viewing images on TV screen.
Virtual Art Gallery -- "Sketches"
Generate some rough ideas for the Virtual Art Gallery as follows:
1.  Generate the gallery itself -- a genuine picture or scanned image which itself includes framed artwork or other obvious framed locations
2.  Replace some of the framed elements in the gallery with photographs or scanned images of sample artwork.  Try to include different media of artwork (paintings and sketches, sculptures and other 3d works, etc) to begin exploring techniques for digitizing the same.
Do these steps for at least two competing gallery types.
Week 7 Wed 21-Feb Sony Mavica Operation
1.  Read Mavica manual
2.  Experiment with every possible operation on the Mavica, as per the manual
3.  Demonstrate understanding of all Mavica functionality by:  (a) producing still pictures and video (snippets); and (b) demonstrating this interactively on Wednesday 28-Feb.
Week 5 Fri 9-Feb (Long week) Create printed matter for basketball playoffs
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Wed 24-Jan
Wed 31-Jan
Wed 7-Feb
Complete Final Production on Term Project
Complete all steps from previous assignment.
Week 1 Wed 17-Jan Final Production on Term Project
1. Convert JPEG's to uniform size (with height = 400), while maintaining the high quality of each picture (so do not blur the text, for example).

2. Create HTML pages which contain the JPEG's and allow the user to click through each JPEG to reach the next pane in the story.

3. Create a web site (at Geocities.com or any similar free web site host) and publish this story on your web site.

FIRST SEMESTER
Week 16 Wed 20-Dec Term Project
Due:  Fri Jan-5
Illustrated Short-Story

1. Obtain a short story somehow (you may write one if you wish, but it must be of very high quality) with written permission from the author to publish it on the web.

2. Render the short story in graphical panes.  Each pane should equate to a page if this were a storybook.  It should contain rich graphics which complement, in a sophisticated manner, the story on that page.  The story itself should be in clearly-readable text as part of the graphic.  For a passing mark, you must have at least 7 high-quality panes, though more work will certainly earn more points towards your final grade.  Finally, the graphics in your panes should, as much as practicable (without violating the aesthetics) demonstrate mastery of the material you have covered so far in class.

3. Create a web site (at Geocities.com or any similar free web site host) and publish this story on your web site.

Week 15 Wed 13-Dec
Continue Week 14 Assignment
No additional work assigned.
Week 14 Wed 6-Dec Applying PhotoDraw Fundamentals
1.  Find pictures (digital and hardcopy/photographs) of the front of the Lower School.
2.  Scan photographs of Lower School.
3.  Create a GIF Animation.
4.  Create a Web Button.
5.  Create Graphics Rollover Effect.
6.  Make a list of clubs and other SA organizations which have Computer Graphic Art needs.
Week 13 Wed 29-Nov
Applying PhotoDraw Fundamentals
Basketball invitation:  Create an invitation which demonstrates the material from Lessons 1-8 and is tasteful and appealing.  Be sure to include at least 7 themes -- list them, indicate which graphics satisfy them, and incorporate all the themes into the final picture (though, of course, without compromising tastefulness or graphic appeal).
Week 12 Wed 22-Nov
Project Definition / PhotoDraw Fundamentals
PhotoDraw Lessons 1-8


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