Generally a lot of the course work will be done independently and with the help of other students. Both during the lab times and at other times I am available to help you as well, but you will generally find it easier to swivel your chair to the person next to you who knows something about the application you are working on. This course does take a lot of time, but for those interested in exploring the ideas and tools of the trade it is time well spent.
The optional applications used in this course are fairly generic – even specialized apps such as Poser will give you a knowledge of how other modeling applications and animation applications work. If there is a application or an update you would like added to the pool let me know - If it will be a useful addition to the course I can usually get it in a week or so.
One thing to note is that this course has evolved from being a technique-heavy course to one where the ideas presented in Communication Design are expanded upon. This evolution should be evident from the student samples included on this page.
Class Materials (pdf in new window)
This is for pre-class reference only. A new syllabus will be handed out at the beginning of the term.
Dreamweaver Tutorials (6m)
I couldn't find a coherent set of tutorials, so I made these just for you.
APPLICATIONS IN ART LAB
Let me know when an application is not working correctly.
Fall 2009 finals (students meeting requirements)
Pre 2008 terms - Beware, I haven't updated things here!
ABSTRACT CREATIVE PIECE (Illustrator)
(Director projects on available CD)
SRATA 3D IMAGES --> OR MOVIES
AUDACITY OR SOUNDEDIT
GARAGE BAND (OR SOUNDTRACK)
AFTEREFFECTS (OR MOTION)
FINAL PROJECT (combination)