Friday, January 28, 2011

Interested in a career in computers?

Read below. Respond to this post if you are interested in going.  Make sure you include your first and last name.
KISD has arranged for the Cisco Network Van to be in Killeen next week. (Thursday Feb 3)
If you are interested in a future career in computers, network, mobile technology, etc. below is a description from it’s website:

About the NOW Van

Experience the latest in networking technology including security, unified communications, wireless, and routing and switching for your business.
A mobile demonstration vehicle equipped with the latest Cisco networking technologies, the Network on Wheels (NOW) Van offers a mobile solutions showcase for our partners and customers alike.
All vans contain the equipment and facilities to conduct on site, technical demonstrations of critical networking solutions for the commercial market, including:
  • Security
  • IP Communications
  • Mobility
  • Network foundation solutions management applications
NOW vans accommodate up to 10 people per demo and showcase solutions that can help businesses strengthen their competitive advantage, increase productivity and ROI, enhance customer care and loyalty, and reduce overall costs.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Welcome and Final Flash Project

Welcome to the second semester of Animation!  I am really looking forward to working with you all this semester.

Over the next three weeks we will be completing out final Flash project.
  • Animation 1 students will create a music video
  • Animation 2 students will create episode 4 of their animated cartoon
Here is the time line for completing the projects
  •  Friday Jan 21 - storyboards are due.  Animation 1 students need to have their music imported into flash.
  • Friday Jan 28 - the first 40 seconds (480 frames @ 12fps) are due.
  • Friday Feb 4 - the second 40 seconds (960 frames @ 12fps) are due.
  • Friday Feb 11 - the last 40 seconds (1440 frames @ 12fps) are due.

Music Video
  • You may pick a song of your choice - it must be school appropriate (no profanity, drug, sex, alcohol, gang content).  If your song is inappropriate you will score a zero for this project.
  • You need to edit your song so it is 2 minutes long (use audacity to do this).
  • This needs to be a animated video - not a slide show - this means things have to be moving and changing throughout the video.
Episode 4
  • Episode needs to be 2 minutes long.
  • Make sure that you are not making a slide show - things should be moving and changing.
  • You do not need to do sound in this one unless you want to - Let me know if you need the laptop and microphone.
Whichever project you do, make it your best effort.  This is your time to show what you have learned this year.