INSTRUCTOR’S RECAP

December 4, 2011

About the November 29, 2011 Class Session

Good work on your Final Projects on Tuesday. My intention was that all of you would have already written your body copy and had your imagery scanned before the start of class last week so you could immediately start on the production of your InDesign portion of your Final Project. I hope you will be able to spend enough time out of class in order to get caught up. Ideally you should have the project fairly well finished on Tuesday and be working on minor adjustment during class. We’ll see how it goes.

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT REVIEW:

Reading Assignment:

No reading assignment.

Reflection Assignment:

No reflection assignment

All Past Assignments Due

All past assignments are due on Tuesday, December 6th -that includes digital versions as well as printed copies. I am missing digital files from some students –Please check the file you created in the Class Folder to see if you have all of your digital files turned in.

About the Final Project Assignment

Your Final Project will be assessed on the following criteria:

1. A Multi-page document has been created in Adobe InDesign that shows and describes the development of 2 or 3 of your ANM 104 assignments

2. Placed files have been properly prepped for placement into InDesign.

3. Compositional Thumbnails have been developed for your Final Project and your final publication follows your thumbnails

4. The Body Copy has been successful written and adheres to the specification of the Body Copy Structure defined for this assignment.

5. The Typographical Elements are properly organized and aligned in a compositional layout that makes sense to the reader and maintains correct visual hierarchy.

6. The Graphic Elements are properly organized in a compositional layout that makes sense to the reader and maintains correct visual hierarchy.

7. The finished Final Project demonstrates a well unified Multi-page document that has been designed by successfully using the elements and principles of Design Theory, as well as correctly and effectively using the tools and procedures of the Adobe Creative Suite.

FOR THE CLASS SESSION NEXT WEEK:

1. Report to room 220.

2. Bring all pass due assignments to turn in.

3. Bring your USB (thumb) drive with you.

4. The class will begin with a review of your progress on your Final Project.

Looking forward to seeing you in class next Tuesday –class will start at 9:00 a.m. Please plan accordingly.

LESSON PRESENTATIONS

November 23, 2011

Lesson 12

ANM 104 Week 12

Click on the link above to download the PowerPoint Presentation for Lesson 12 for ANM 104 Design Theory & Practice.

INSTRUCTOR’S RECAP

November 23, 2011

About the November 22, 2011 Class Session

Nice work during the Group Review Quiz and the InDesign  class assignments.  I have created a Category just for the Final Project, currently I have posted the directions and information about the writing of the body copy.

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT REVIEW:

Reading Assignment:

No reading assignment.

Reflection Assignment:

No reflection assignment

About the Poetry Page Composition

If you did not finished this in class –continue to work on this assignment, plan on handing this in on November 29th.

About the Zombie Flyer Page Composition

If you did not finished this in class –continue to work on this assignment, plan on handing this in on November 29th.

About the Final Project Assignment

Final Project Mock-Up

1. Identify which class assignments you will include in your Final Project document.

2. Start scanning your concept thumbnails, compositional thumbnails, gridded drawings, final traditional media pieces, etc.

3. Start writing the body copy for each assignment.

Below is the recommended structure to follow when you write the body copy for your assignments:

a. Define and discuss the Assignment Problem.

• Include the Assignment Specifications in this discussions.

b. Discuss the creation of your Concept Thumbnails.

c. Identify and discuss the Design Theory you utilized in the individual assignments.

d. Discuss the creation of your Compositional Thumbnails.

• Include a discussion of the development process (what worked, what didn’t.)

e. Discuss the creation of your Final Traditional Piece.

f. Discuss the creation of your Final Digital Piece.

• Include the identification of the tools and procedures you used to produce the Digital version of your composition.

FOR THE CLASS SESSION NEXT WEEK:

1. Report to room 220.

2. Bring your scanned files, all of your traditional work and all of your digital files.

3. Bring you written body copy for your final project.

4. Bring your USB (thumb) drive with you.

Looking forward to seeing you in class next Tuesday – class will start at 9:00 a.m. Please plan accordingly. Our class session will take place in room 220.

ASSIGNMENTS

November 23, 2011

Final Project

FinalProjectAssignment

Click on the link above to open a PDF of the ANM 104 Design Theory & Practice “Final Project” assignment.

FINAL PROJECT

November 23, 2011

Final Project: ANM 104 Design Theory & Practice

Final Project Mock-Up

Assignment Description

Produce a multi-page document in Adobe InDesign that shows and describes the development of 2 or 3 of your ANM 104 assignments.

Creative Process

You will need to:

• Scan your concept and compositional thumbnails and gridded drawings at 300 PPI

• Export your Illustrator files at 300 PPI, CMYK, JPEG

• Prep and Scale your JPEG files for placement in InDesign (CMYK, 300 PPI)

• Write the body copy, headlines and subheads.

• Utilize my compositional thumbnail designs or create your own composition thumbnail design.

• Format all the Graphic Elements and Typographical Elements in InDesign

• Print out, trim and assemble your Final Project Document.

Body Copy Structure

Below is the recommended structure to follow when you write the body copy for your assignments:

1. Define and discuss the Assignment Problem.

• Include the Assignment Specifications in this discussions.

2. Discuss the creation of your Concept Thumbnails.

4. Identify and discuss the Design Theory you utilized in the individual assignments.

5. Discuss the creation of your Compositional Thumbnails.

• Include a discussion of the development process (what worked, what didn’t.)

6. Discuss the creation of your Final Traditional Piece.

7. Discuss the creation of your Final Digital Piece.

• Include the identification of the tools and procedures you used to produce the Digital version of your composition.

Compositional Thumbnail Designs



INSTRUCTOR’S RECAP

November 18, 2011

About the November 15, 2011 Class Session

Thank you for your reflection papers. To see the images we looked at in class click on “Typography & Page Layout”  found under the category “IMAGE RESOURCES” on the right hand column of this class blog.

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT REVIEW:

Reading Assignment:

No reading assignment.

Reflection Assignment:

No reflection assignment

About the Zombie Self-Portrait (Image Composite)

Continue to work on this assignment, plan on handing this in on November 22nd.

About the Typography Alignment Assignment

Continue to work on this assignment, plan on handing this in on November 22nd.

FOR THE CLASS SESSION NEXT WEEK:

1. Report to room 220.

2. Bring your finished  Zombie Self-Portrait and your Typography Alignment files to class as well as print outs.

3. Bring your USB (thumb) drive with you.

Looking forward to seeing you in class next Tuesday – class will start at 9:00 a.m. Please plan accordingly. Our class session will take place in room 220.

LESSON PRESENTATIONS

November 15, 2011

Lesson 11

ANM 104 Week 11

Click on the link above to download the PowerPoint Presentation for Lesson 11 for ANM 104 Design Theory & Practice.

IMAGE RESOURCES

November 14, 2011

Typography & Page Layout Samples

Below are the images we used in Lesson 11 to help us identify the basics of Typography and Page Layout and Visual Hierarchy. Click on the images to enlarge them.

ASSIGNMENTS

November 14, 2011

Typography Alignment Assignment

TypographyAlignment

Click on the link above to open a PDF of the ANM 104 Design Theory & Practice “Typography Alignment” assignment.

IMAGE RESOURES

November 9, 2011

Emphasis Samples

Below are the images we used in Lesson 10 to help us identify the types Emphasis and the emotional properties they visually convey. I have posted them for your review. Click on the images to enlarge them.