Multimedia Communication Assignments (subject to change)

All weekly assignments are available in the assignment sheet. Additional responsiilities are on the ladder. Additional assignments may be posted here and in Google Classroom.

Reply to quote-soccer email

Articles and Infographics

  • You will be assigned to a team of two. One person will write a weekly article either Student of the Week or Athlete of the Week. The other will make the infographic for the article. The following week you will switch roles.
  • lowryhighschool.com for article examples.
  • There is an AOW outline in the articles online folder.
  • Infographics are made in Photoshop with a resolution of 100 and dimensions of 2000px by 2000px.
  • Save the file in the infographics templates folder using "your name template".
  • Video for basic tools in Photoshop and photopea.

Photography

May 30

Indesign Spreads for yearbook

  • Create a spread for a yearbook section
    • Save as yourlastnameyourfirstnameyearbook.
    • Save in the folder named "For assignment". in the "Page Ideas" folder.
    • Find an example of a yearbook spread/theme that you like and we might be able to use next year.
    • Copy and paste the imaeg into your spread and lock it in the background. Recreate the spread as closeley as you can.
    • Page numbers start at 100.
    • Placeholder text from one of our stories online with proper styling and spacing.
    • Use our pictures. They must be copied to the "pix" subfolder.
    • A headline with a saved character and paragraph style.
    • A sub headline with a saved character and paragraph style.
    • Picture frames with a saved object style.
    • Page settings.Page Spread Settings

May 29

Manage Social Media for the week

  • 4 must be non sports
  • Check assignments sheet for your team

May 22

Manage Social Media for the week

  • 4 must be non sports
  • Check assignments sheet for your team

May 15

Manage Social Media for the week

  • 4 must be non sports
  • Check assignments sheet for your team

May 10

Adobe Video Tutorials: https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/tutorials.html

Using Adobe Premiere to create Videos

Premiere Pro Get Started course

  • Create a project and import a clip
    • Watch, 18 min
  • Explore Premiere Pro panels
    • Watch, 13 min
  • Learn editing skills
    • Watch, 21 min
  • Work with graphics and titles
    • Watch, 13 min
  • Adjust the timing of your edits
    • Watch, 11 min
  • Change the look of your clips
    • Watch, 15 min
  • Add effects
    • Watch, 16 min
  • Work with audio
    • Watch, 15 min
  • Work with your clips
    • Watch, 15 min

Import media course

  • Import with the Media Browser
    • Watch, 9 min
  • Import media directly
    • Watch, 9 min
  • Relink offline clips
    • Watch, 8 min
  • Multi-layered Photoshop files
    • Watch, 8 min
  • Mixed footage
    • Watch, 9 min
  • Mixed frame rates
    • Watch, 8 min
  • Export video in multiple formats
    • Watch, 8 min

Work with animation course

  • Adjust the anchor point
    • Watch, 10 min
  • Explore Bezier keyframes
    • Watch, 7 min
  • Create animated effect presets
    • Watch, 7 min
  • Looping animated backgrounds
    • Watch, 10 min
  • Animate a layered title fly-in
    • Watch, 8 min

Essential color adjustments course

  • Adjust contrast, highlights, and shadows
    • Watch, 7 min
  • Discover the Lumetri Curve controls
    • Watch, 8 min
  • Make natural color adjustments
    • Watch, 6 min
  • Get ready for clip comparison
    • Watch, 4 min
  • Automatically match clip colors
    • Watch, 3 min
  • Copy and paste effects
    • Watch, 5 min

Understanding audio mixes course

  • Understand audio level
    • Watch, 5 min
  • Discover audio effects
    • Watch, 4 min
  • Automatic audio ducking
    • Watch, 5 min
  • Mix multichannel audio
    • Watch, 5 min
  • Adjust audio track volume
    • Watch, 5 min
  • Discover the Audio Track Mixer
    • Watch, 5 min
  • Reduce noise and reverb
    • Watch, 5 min
  • Advanced noise and reverb reduction
    • Watch, 5 min

Create new sequences course

  • Personalize the Timeline panel
    • Try it, 5 min
  • Automate to sequence
    • Try it, 5 min
  • Freeform storyboards
    • Try it, 5 min
  • Top and tail clips
    • Try it, 4 min
  • Three-point edits
    • Try it, 5 min
  • Quick transitions
    • Try it, 5 min

Create beautiful visual composites course

  • Discover compositing
    • Watch, 5 min
  • The Ultra Key effect
    • Watch, 5 min
  • Precise clip masks
    • Watch, 5 min
  • Add a Track Matte key
    • Watch, 5 min
  • Discover blend modes
    • Watch, 4 min

Add transitions course

  • Add transition effects
    • Watch, 5 min
  • Modify transitions
    • Watch, 5 min
  • Apply transition effects to video and audio
    • See how, 2 min

Beginner projects

  • Add a Look to your clips
    • See how, 5 min
  • Create an action sequence
    • See how, 5 min
  • Import a range of media types
    • See how, 5 min
  • Animate a rotating graphic
    • See how, 8 min
  • Match clip color in a scene
    • Try it, 5 min
  • Change footage properties
    • Try it, 5 min
  • Get creative with unusable footage
    • Try it, 5 min
  • Combine multiple clip formats in a sequence
    • Try it, 8 min
  • Create an audio mix
    • See how, 5 min
  • Animate a layered opening title sequence
    • See how, 8 min
  • Create an ink transition effect
    • Watch, 5 min
  • Create a transparent movie title
    • Try it, 5 min
  • Create a duotone
    • Watch, 5 min

More beginner projects

  • Make a composite
    • Watch, 8 min
  • Make a cinemagraph
    • Watch, 5 min
  • Make a tilt-shift effect
    • Watch, 5 min
  • Isolate a color
    • Watch, 5 min
  • Create a color-dissolve transition
    • Watch, 5 min
  • Add a focus pull effect
    • Try it, 5 min
  • Replace colors in a video
    • Watch, 10 min
  • Create blended visuals
    • Watch, 5 min
  • Sweeten the vocals
    • Watch, 5 min
  • Correct skin tones
    • Watch, 5 min
  • Create a cinematic look for your footage
    • See how, 5 min
  • Slow down footage
    • Watch, 5 min

May 6

Create Infographic

  • Make an infographic that can be posted in the next two to three weeks. You can use Canva or the internet in general for ideas but you must make it in PhotoShop.
  • Save the file in the infographic folder. Use the file name "your last name infographic". Save the PSD and then when you are done you will export it as a jpg to post. Use the dimensions 2000 px X 2000 px.
  • It must include an ad from the For Infographics folder which is in the ads folder. 
  • Multiple images/shapes and layers must be used in conjunction with text.
    Use of adjustments, styles and effects.
  • Possible topics: Summer sports, upcoming events (nnvd1a.org), classroom activities, etc. There is still a lot going on the remainder of the year ranging from concerts to graduation.
  • The football image would fully satisfy the requirements. The baseball Game Day image is barely good enough to post. The final image does not meet the requirements.
  • When you are done export the image as a jpg file and email it to me.

May 8

Manage Social Media for the week

  • 4 must be non sports
  • Check assignments sheet for your team

May 1

Manage Social Media for the week

  • 4 must be non sports
  • Check assignments sheet for your team

Apr 24

Manage Social Media for the week

  • 4 must be non sports
  • Check assignments sheet for your team

Apr 17

Manage Social Media for the week

  • 4 must be non sports
  • Check assignments sheet for your team

Apr 15

Make your own newspaper/Magazine

  • Create a new folder using your last name in the folder MyNews
  • Create 1 file that has two-page spreads.
  • Make your own masthead in PS.
    • Quality counts.
    • All images must be saved in your folder.
  • You can use four ads from the ads folder.
  • Must use your work from the year in relation to articles and pictures.
    • Find the articles and pictures at lowryhghschool.com
  • Create Character and Paragraph styles for your headlines, stories and captions.
    • Name the styles Headline1, Headline2, Story1, Story2 and Caption.
  • Create one Object style for your image frames. Name it Image.
  • Create content that appears in the margin of each page. Such as the date and page numbers.
    • This is done through the pages panel.

Apr 10

Manage Social Media for the week

  • 4 must be non sports
  • Check assignments sheet for your team

Apr 3

Manage Social Media for the week

  • 4 must be non sports
  • Check assignments sheet for your team

Canva

  • Create a game day or score graphic to post.
  • This should be done on the app using your phone (assuming parental approval).

Mar 27

Manage Social Media for the week

  • 4 must be non sports
  • Check assignments sheet for your team

Mar 23

The Brand Winter/Spring Evaluation in GC

Mar 22

Create your own copy of The Brand by placing the Indesign files inside an Indesign file you create

Mar 20

Manage Social Media for the week

  • 4 must be non sports
  • Check assignments sheet for your team

 

Mar 13

Manage Social Media for the week

  • 4 must be non sports
  • Check assignments sheet for your team

Mar 11

Deadline 5 for yearbook pages

Mar 6

Manage Social Media for the week

  • 4 must be non sports
  • Check assignments sheet for your team

Feb 27

Manage Social Media for the week

  • 4 must be non sports
  • Check assignments sheet for your team

Feb 20

Manage Social Media for the week

  • 4 must be non sports
  • Check assignments sheet for your team

Feb 13

Manage Social Media for the week

  • 4 must be non sports
  • Check assignments sheet for your team

Study for CTE test

Feb 10

Deadline 4 for yearbook pages

Feb 6

Manage Social Media for the week

  • 4 must be non sports
  • Check assignments sheet for your team

Jan 31

Editorializing Email

How to save and rename pics for The Brand

Jan 30

Manage Social Media for the week

  • 4 must be non sports
  • Check assignments sheet for your team

Jan 23

Video: Convert PDF to JPG using PhotoShop

Manage Social Media for the week

  • 4 must be non sports
  • Check assignments sheet for your team

Jan 21

Take Photoshop Test in Quizlet

Video: Formatting the assignments sheet

Take Indesign Quarter 2 Post Test in Quizlet

Jan 16

Brand Assignments for spring issue

  • Check assignments sheet for stories

Jan 9

Social Media Management

  • This begins weekly teams to manage social media
  • 12 posts for the week, 4 must be non sports
  • Meet each week and make a plan

Jan 7

Deadline 3 for yearbook pages

Jan 18

Yearbook Rough Draft for Deadline 4

  • Submit yearbook pages using share for review, print those that are not functioning

Dec 16

Submit deadline evals in Google Classroom

Dec 12

Reply to picture caption email

Dec 10

Deadline 2 for yearbook pages

The Brand

  • Cover events for pictures
  • Post to social media

Winnada

  • Work on pages for Deadline 1

Dec 9

DUE: The Brand Final Draft

The Brand

  • Cover events for pictures
  • Post to social media

Winnada

  • Work on pages for Deadline 1

Nov 29

DUE: The Brand Rough Draft 3

The Brand

  • Cover events for pictures
  • Post to social media

Winnada

  • Work on pages for Deadline 1

Nov 16

Work day after school

Nov 14

DUE: Yearbook Pages Deadline 1

The Brand

  • Cover events for pictures
  • Post to social media

Winnada

  • Work on pages for Deadline 1

Nov 11

Lead Assignment

  • Objective: Build a responsive website using HTML and CSS
  • Read the email and reply with an example lead.

Nov 9

Work day after school

Nov 8-12

The Brand

  • Update pages for fall issue
  • Final Draft Articles for Fall issue
  • Cover events for pictures
  • Post to social media

Winnada

  • Final Draft People pages
  • Fourth Draft Sports pages
  • Cover events for pictures

Nov 2

Work day after school

Nov 1

DUE: The Brand Rough Draft 1

The Brand

  • Cover events for pictures
  • Post to social media

Winnada

  • Work on pages for Deadline 1

Nov 1- 5

The Brand

  • Assign pages for fall issue
  • Fourth Draft Articles for Fall issue
  • Cover events for pictures
  • Post to social media

Winnada

  • Fourth Draft People pages
  • Third Draft Sports pages
  • Cover events for pictures

Oct 26

Work day after school

Oct 25-29

The Brand

  • Third Draft Articles for Fall issue
  • Cover events for pictures
  • Post to social media

Winnada

  • Third Draft People pages
  • Second Draft Sports pages
  • Cover events for pictures

Oct 25

Reply to long quote email

Oct 24

Video: Fixing buffer error to IG

Example Article from Elko Daily

Oct 24

Photoshop Posttest

  • Take the Photoshop pretest in Quizlet
  • Do not look up answers
  • Use 20 questions
  • Screenshot your results and send as a reply to the email I sent you.

InDesign Posttest

  • Take the Indesign pretest in Quizlet
  • Do not look up answers
  • Use all 20 questions.
  • Screenshot your results and send as a reply to the email I sent you.

Oct 24-27

Class/hall/headshots

Oct 17-20

Class/hall/headshots

Oct 10

Picture

  • Fix and crop picture and submit via email

Oct 9-14

Homecoming: The Brand

  • Cover events for pictures
  • Post to social media

Homecoming: Winnada

  • Cover events for pictures

Oct 6

Posting with Buffer

Review pictures taken at soccer

Managing editor: Finalize styles, cover and endsheets

Oct 4

Indesign Spreads for The Brand

  • Go over more details of what should be included in spreads.

Spinoffs

  • Brainstorm ideas for spinoffs.
  • Reply to email with three ideas.

Oct 4-8

The Brand

  • Assign Articles for Fall issue
  • Cover events for pictures
  • Homecoming Post to social media
  • Homecoming event pictures

Winnada

  • Assign People pages
  • Cover events for pictures
  • Homecoming event pictures

Oct 2

Canva

  • Use canva to create a game day graphic.
  • Pick a sports picture.
  • Upload it to Canva and edit the picture.
  • Find a template you want to use.
  • Save it to the social folder in Canva.
  • Add relevant information.
  • Add #GoBucks and @LowryHigh to the image.
  • Add the sports logo to the image.
  • Download it as a jpg and email it to me and use the subject Canva.

Canva Social: https://youtu.be/_E0G-FPN8aY?si=jrrUQVP2yLdzoma_

Canva Social: https://youtu.be/fKx9MdMBleU?si=ze34sMpu94uEvpKk

https://creativecloud.adobe.com/cc/learn/app/indesign?skillLevel=beginner

Sep 29

Indesign Spreads for The Brand

  • Alexis and I will go over what needs to be on your spreads
    • Page numbers.
    • Placeholder text from one of our stories online with proper styling and spacing for word counts in the assignments sheet.
    • A headline.
    • A byline.
    • Placeholder pics and ads.
    • Stroke on pictures.
    • Wrapping 0p6.
    • Paragraph styles, Character Styles and Object Styles.
  • The guide for this is at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PdqMTq5i43eDvRR-vjKqdowNu0jB5-0FHp517uegRKg/edit?usp=sharing

Get started with InDesign Tutorial: https://creativecloud.adobe.com/cc/learn/indesign/web/get-started-indesign?locale=en

Set up a beautiful magazine Tutorial: layouthttps://creativecloud.adobe.com/cc/learn/indesign/web/design-magazine-layout?locale=en

Sep 28

Video: Sending a business ad proof

Review Transitions assignment in GC

Sep 27

Make your staff Picture

  • You can use your school picture or one you take. The image must be high resolution.
  • Make a copy of the file "staff pic bg.psd" in the staff folder which is in the pictures folder.
  • Rename it with your name.
  • DO NOT EDIT THE ORIGINAL.
  • Do not unlock any layers.
  • Cut out your picture and make sure it fits in the blue guides.
  • Change the name to yours. Your cut needs to be done extremely well.
  • Export the image as the highest quality jpg and email it to me as a reply to this email.

Sep 21

Video: Making an ad

Sep 20

Spreads

  • 1st year students, find a magazine or newspaper layout to use to build your assigned Brand pages.
  • 2nd and 3rd year students start creating pages for yearbook as assigned by Danielle.

Managing Editor

  • Assign all pages for 1st deadline, including ads, sports, people, AO, SL

Sep 11

Transitions in Google Classroom

Sep 5-15

Class and Hallway pics

  • Everyone will check out a camera for at least a day to take pictures for people and A&O

Adding images to stories

Posting articles to website and buffer

Sep 7

Weekly Article

  • Each of you is writing an SOW, POW or AOW article. Your area has been assigned in your assignments sheet, not the ladder. 
  • https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FWmFbdAeDYjnl6irp23VhnH-Lmkz73Sfub_y6LMlKNg/edit?usp=sharing
  • Remember these must be saved in the articles online folder on Google Drive. The file name should be your last name your first name and the article name. For example, espinola olivia SOW week 3. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1CAb_GMwKnt1uKqoFnIbHLlYPi6xOY1t0?usp=sharing
  • You must talk to the teacher/coach and the person they select. Please tell them this does not have to be their best student or athlete but is used to get someone publicity who might not usually get it. Get at least one quote from each. Do not ask the student how they feel about getting picked. Ask them about their year or season so far.
  • You will also find, edit and insert a picture for the article. If it is a freshman we do not have their school portraits yet so you will need to take a picture with a camera, not your phone. For sports, we only have game pics of football, volleyball, and boys soccer but we have head shots of all athletes.
  • Try to physically talk to the interviewees as you will get better quotes. If you must use email there is a list of coaches in the student rosters folder in the Winnada folder. DO NOT contact any teachers/coaches by phone.
  • Examples:
    • http://lowryhighschool.com/?s=Athlete+of+the+Week
    • http://lowryhighschool.com/?s=Student+of+the+Week
    • http://lowryhighschool.com/?s=Performer+of+the+Week

Others: SOW, POW AND AOW Articles and infographics

Sep 6

First Year Students

  • Work with Alexis on story ideas for The Brand.

Returning Students

  • Work with Danielle on layout for the yearbook and The Brand.

Sep 5

Headline assignment in Google Classroom

Email: Camera Settings

Video: Making a template in Indesign

Sep 1

Reply to camera settings email

Aug 31

Review ideas from last spring

Layout

  • Find images of yearbook/magazine layouts you like.
    • Try googling yearbook spread.
  • Email the image to Danielle and bcc me on it.
  • Use layout as the subject.
  • Sketch the layout of your page.

Aug 30

Indesign Video: Creating and loading Styles in Indesign

Indesign video

  • Wrapping
  • Text Boxes
  • Overset Text
  • Broken Links
  • Styles

Aug 28

Photoshop Pretest

  • Take the Photoshop pretest in Quizlet
  • Do not look up answers
  • Use 30 questions

Work on Interview Articles

Aug 25

InDesign Pretest

  • Take the Indesign pretest in Quizlet
  • Do not look up answers
  • Use all 30 questions

How to save and upload pics

Work on Interview Articles

Aug 23-24

School Pictures

  • Some will help Cripps Photo with school pictures.

Interviews and articles in groups of three

Taking a picture

  • Review pics from volleyball
  • Where to get cameraa settings...Google Classroom

Aug 21

Course requirements/expectations

  • Syllabus
  • Print signature pages for your parents.

Mentors

Ads

  • The Contract is at lowryhighschool.com
  • Go only to your assigned businesses.
  • Print forms to take with you.

Introduction to the Winnada-The Brand

  • Syllabus and Contract
  • Ads
  • Establish staff positions
  • Story ideas
  • Print Dates

Editors Meeting

Icebreaker

  • Explain a picture on your phone.

Join Google Classroom

Add shared Brand drive to your school drive

Join Quizlet

Aug 15: Before school starts

Get business ads

Senior pictures

Fall Sports pictures

All Day Training with Walsworth