Thursday, September 16, 2010

Visual Effects & Post Production

Course Number / Name:
WDA210 Visual Effects & Post Production

Course Schedule:
Directive Study: Tuesday & Thursday (4:45pm-5:45pm)

Gary Gardner

Course Description:
Students in this course will explore the art of visual effects. Current industry  digital motion graphics and compositing software will be used to enhance film and video post production. Project workflow will also be covered.

Course Objectives: (This list appears may be out of date.)
  1. Understand the technical issues surrounding broadcast design.
  2. Export vector and raster objects to be published on the web.
  3. Create a basic interactive video game.
  4. Learn how to apply type in motion.
  5. Understand how to create, adjust, and animate 3D layers.
  6. Render linear content in the form of animation, image sequence, digital video and sound.
  7. Learn how to optimize video rendering for the web and DVD deployment.
  8. Understand the concepts of compression.

Web Design Studio: Day 002

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

WDA280: Web Design Studio (Course Syllabus)

Course Number / Name:
WDA280 Web Design Studio

Course Schedule:
Tuesday & Thursday (8:05pm-10:15pm)

Doug Worthen

Course Description:
This course combines the practical, theoretical and conceptual aspects of web design and animation. Students will critique professional work, design projects for clients, lead and participate in concept design teams, and manage the production of visual identity systems and other forms of visual communication.

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
  1. Determin which computer application is need to effectively integrate photographs, illustrations, video and animation. Emphasis will placed on creative concets and good design usability.
  2. Produce a professional real-world website and/or animation by combining different graphic elements into and from appropriate application software.
  3. Contribute and participate and alternative design solutions in both verbal and artistic applications.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Report Card

Storyboarding: C+
Digital Video Production: A

Thursday, August 19, 2010

(Digital Video Editing) Field Trip: ProCreative

Our instructor Gary used to intern at ProCreative., so for our field trip he arranged for a field trip of their facilities. ProCreative is located just east of the freeway in Midvale, Utah. The place is kind of hard to miss,  the door is bright red with a giant 12 on it.

Instead of trying to articulate the what the facilities look like to you I am going to forward you to the tour page of their website: Studio Tour

Please stay tuned for updates.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

(Digital Video Editing) Screenplay Software

Celtx is free media pre-production software designed for creating and organizing media projects like screenplays, films, videos, stageplays, audio plays, documentaries, machinima, comics, games and podcasts.

website / facebook / twitter

Thursday, July 1, 2010

WDA215 Digital Video Production "Syllabus"

Course Desription:
This course will explore the basiccs of video and audio production and editing, such as compition, lighting, sound design, and editing. Audio for picture, video compression formats and preparing video streaming over the internet is also covered.

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Differentiate between video formats.
  2. Understand how to import and organize media.
  3. Understand the purpose of editing.
  4. Demonstrate how to capture video and audio.
  5. Identify the transistional options available in video editing.
  6. Apply video and audio compressions.
  7. Demonstrate how to add text to videos.
  8. Understand the structure and attributes of digital images.

Required Tests:
Adobe Premier Pro CS4 Classroom In A Book

Course Schedule: 
Direct Study (Thursdays, 4:45pm-5:45pm)

Gary Gardner (website)

Friday, June 25, 2010

Next Term: New Classes

Story Boarding:

  • Tuesday - Thursday
  • 5:45pm - 7:50pm

  • Direct Study

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

(Web Design III) Education + Knowledge...

What is amazing about school sometimes is that you learn thing that you may never have found out like...

Golden Ratio: In mathematics and the arts, two quantities are in the golden ratio if the ratio of the sum of the quantities to the larger quantity is equal to (=) the ratio of the larger quantity to the smaller one. The golden ratio is an irrational mathematical constant, approximately 1.6180339887.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

(Web Design III) Servers, Domains, Hosting...

My Notes:

I.P. Address:


Monday, April 26, 2010

(Web Animation II) Animations

Scene 1: Forest (Click Image For Animation)

Scene 2: Underwater (Click Image For Animation)

Scene 3: Desert (Click Image For Animation)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

(Web Animation II) Graphics

Scene 1: Forest

Scene 2: Underwater

Scene 3: Desert

Monday, April 19, 2010

WDA168 WEB DESIGN III "Syllabus"

Course Description:
This course incorporates advanced techniques in the planning, design, usability, accessibility, management and maintenance of websites utilizing industry standard web editing software. Workflow techniques will also be covered.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify web server maintenance techniques.
  2. Identify web access controls.
  3. Demonstrate advanced techniques for incorporating video, sound and animation into a website.
  4. Understand how to manage content with forms.
  5. Identify content management system (CMS) options.
  6. Develop image effects, pop-up windows,  and interactive navigation designs.

Required Texts:
Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual Quickstart Guide
Sam's Teach Yourself Web Publishing with HTML & XHTML In 21 Days
JavaScript: A beginner's Guide

Course Schedule:
5:45pm - 7:55pm (Tuesday-Thursday)

Diego Vargas

(Web Animation II) Syllabus

Course Number/Name: CGR275 Web Animation II (Advanced Flash)
Hours/Credits: 40 hrs / 3 credits
Term: 04/19/2010 - 06/24/2010
Course Schedule: Monday / Wednesday 5:45pm-7:55pm
Instructor: Oli Blanton

Course Description:
This Course is a continuation of Web Animation, and will focus on advanced techniques to create interactive websites and digital animation. Current industry standard software will be used to create interactive menus, timelines, and vector based animation.

Class Website:

Lesson 1: 1-10

Sunday, April 18, 2010

New Classes

Monday & Wednesday 05:45pm - 07:55pm
Web Animation II (Flash) - Oli Blanton

Tuesday & Thursday 05:45pm - 07:55pm
Web Design III (Dreamweaver) - Diego...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

(WDA) Term #1 in the bag!

Final Grades:

Multimedia Design (Darren Farnes): B+
Web Design II (Oli Blanton) B+

Monday, March 29, 2010

(Multimedia Design) "Viral" Video

There will be no Final Test in this Class. Instead there is a final Assignment. The final Assignment is to create a Viral Web Video to be uploaded to YouTube using a Digital Video Camera or Digital Camera with a Video mode or your Laptop if you have neither camera. The video should be creative and appealing and while you are the author of the subject matter that applies to the video it must not be vulgar or distasteful in any way shape or form. This is not going to be an easy A or B. Only the very best videos will receive high marks. Research the best Viral Videos and look to see what makes them popular do not be afraid to push yourself creatively. If you are opposed to creating an account and posting the video to Youtube then you must have the video compressed and ready to be viewed at 480 x 320 on April 8th. There will be no late hand-ins for the final assignment.

This Weezer video combines many famous viral videos from the recent past:

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Multimedia Design: Day...

I didnt make it to class yesterday when this assignment was due:

The curling team's pants are available at Loud Mouth Golf.


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Day 4: Multimedia Design

Tonight, we were given the subject and requirements of our first project:

Curling Kiosk Assignment | Due Tuesday Feb. 23rd
Create the following Pages in Photoshop at these dimensions.  1024 x 768 72dpi

Create 4 separate Photoshop files that will serve as page designs for a Multimedia Kiosk. You will need these 4 pages: Main, Rules, Equipment and History pages. The Home or Landing Page should have a place for video. You will be responsible for designing the navigation system including buttons and a button down state. Indicate this on your different page designs with the correct button in a down state. Creativity is the goal. How do you make Curling fun and informative?  Copy and Paste text is permitted. I want you to spend time designing and not typing.  The assignment is Due Feb 23rd . All files to be handed in will be zipped and digitally sent to me through email to... Late assignments will lose 5% each day it is late.  

Research on the internet using google, wikipedia, flickr, and other related search sites. 

Ironically (or not), today's Google Doodle was:

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Day 3: Web Design II (Substitute, Again.)

Once again we had Diego subbing for us. Tonight we discussed HTML's relationship with CSS and the best ways to have them work together.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Day 2: Multimedia Design

Our instructor Darren ran extremely late for tonight's class, so Carole got us started on our next assignment while we waited for him. I didn't have my book yet so I basically had a bit of free time, until someone offered their book. Darren then showed up and gave a brief lecture about the different steps of setting up a multimedia project.

Update: I got my book on Wednesday (Thank you, Sarah) and playing catchup today (Thursday).

Monday, February 8, 2010

(Darren Farnes) Mulimedia Design Website

DES 228 Multimedia Design

Day 2: Web Design II (Substitute)

Our instructor Oli Blanton had a skiing accident and broke his collarbone and has a concussion. Our substitute was Diego Vargas. He gave us his perspective on CSS and introducted bunch of different concepts to consider.

Here is a link for a website discussed in class:
CSS Zen Library
(The code for the sites below are exactly the same, only the CSS is different)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Day 1: Multimedia Design - Homework

Day 1 - Multimedia Design

Tonight we reviewed the syllabus, discussed the very basics of multimedia and watched a few videos...

Here are the videos:

What Is Chrome OS?

Her Morning Elegance / Oren Lavie

Not viewed in class but discussed:

Darren shared that he downloaded the following video for a day and a half before being able to view it...

The Exploding Whale


This class will explore the essential of multimedia and interactive design inlcluding text, sound, images, animation, and video. Students will learn how multimedia is used in business, schools and public places. Work flow between applications will also be covered.

First Day of School Video v2.0 (WDA-04FEB2010)

Eagle Gate College: WDA-04FEB2010 from Dylan Mazziotti on Vimeo.

1st Day of School

Wed Design & Animation

Eagle Gate College

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Day 1 - Web Design II: Review...

Tonight we just reviewed course syllabus and the basics of html and css...

Here are our text books...
EGC-GD/WDA: Web Design I/II "Textbook" EGC-GD/WDA: Web Design I/II "Textbook"