EC Digital Arts Media Academy

El Camino High School's Digital Arts Media Academy is a series of articulated* career technical education (CTE) classes that focuses on digital media arts.  The program features graphic design (marketing and advertising through images that have been digitally produced and enhanced), web design (production of online content aimed at selling or promoting products or services) and 3d design and animation (3-dimensional objects, stationary or animated, used to communicate an idea). *"Articulated" means that we teach many of the same items as the local community colleges teach.  If you receive a grade of "B" or better in my classes, you will get credit for taking that course at the community college.

Grading policy:

Each assignment has clear expectations and a defined due date.  If the student does not turn in the assignment by that date, the highest possible grade that you could get on that assignment goes down one letter grade each business day.  If a student has excused absences for days that we worked on the project in class, they have that many days to make up the assignment with no penalty.

If you are missing an assignment and believe that you already completed it, it is your responsibility to contact me via email (aaron@grablegraphics.com) to get that fixed.

 Google Classroom:

Google-Classroom-Logo1Google classroom is a useful tool for organizing your classes, viewing your assignments, interacting with each other and the teacher and turning in your work digitally.  The district gives you unlimited space on their Google Drive but that goes away after your senior year.  At that time, you'll need to find a way to migrate your information to your own Google Drive if you want to keep it.

This is the process for working with Google Classroom:

  1. Make sure you're logged in to your school Google Drive.
  2. Click on the green Google Classroom icon above or click here
  3. Sign in, using your school email (your permanent ID plus "@oside.net" or "@oside.us" if that doesn't work)
  4. Your password is your eight digit birthdate
  5. Sign up for classes using the codes I give you
  6. Use this portal to view, complete and turn in assignments

Note: If you don't plan on checking your district email (yourstudentid@oside.net), you should set it up so those emails forward to your personal account.  For more info on that, go to this link and follow the instructions on "how to forward all new emails".


Designer List Resource

Food Drive 2017 results here


Schedule for Web Design:

(year-to-date schedule here, district schedule here)

Extra Credit Opportunity!

12/11:  Didn't get to check in with you last week but want to make sure you're doing your "adjunct duties".  Fill out this form, graded as a quiz.  Start working on proposal, guided as a class but created as a group.

12/12: I had hoped to be grading a completed website for your final and I now have to find out an alternate way of assessing how well you understand WordPress and how it works.  Here it is!  Here is the first part of your midterm, here is the second.

12/13: Finals, period 1 and 2 (half day).  This link will be your final.  You'll complete this before you leave today so that I can grade it by Friday.

12/14: Finals, period 3 and 4 (half day)

12/15: Finals, period 5 and 6 (half day)

Resources:


Schedule for Graphic Design:

(year-to-date schedule here, district schedule here)

Extra Credit Opportunity!

12/11: Hot sauce label people need to revise by end of tomorrow!  Continue working on brochure, due half-way through the period on Wed/Thurs.

12/12: Finish up inner part of brochure.  Remember, this is where all the information goes.  Trick is figuring out how to make it so it's organized but not BORING.  Tutorial

12/13: Finals, period 1 and 2 (half day), advertising packet due as final

12/14: Finals, period 3 and 4 (half day), advertising packet due as final

12/15: Finals, period 5 and 6 (half day)

Resources:


Schedule for 3D Design and Animation:

(year-to-date schedule here, district schedule here)

Extra Credit Opportunity!

12/11: Finish up scene, attach object to path, fine-tune path and timing

12/12: Complete animation, insert cameras (use multiple ones?).  Figure out multiple camera angles?

12/13: Finals, period 1 and 2 (half day)

12/14: Finals, period 3 and 4 (half day).  Render project.  Post-production, add sound?

12/15: Finals, period 5 and 6 (half day).  Render project.  Post-production, add sound?

12/4: Find terrain map texture and apply to multi-polygonal plane.  Start working with sculpting tools.

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