I’ve been truly inspired by a website called VideoCopilot which specialises in all things After Effects. Amongst all the plugins, clips and free stuff, I found a great tutorial which ...
My Year 7 Art students recently submitted their self portraits and the results were amazing. It began with photograph that was later printed on A3 paper. This helped students to draw a proportionally accurate portrait onto the rectangular canvas board. Each student was assigned a color which could only be mixed with black and white to create the shadows […]
For the past 8 years, I have taught Senior School students Photography. My previous school even offered traditional black and white photography which is a beautiful medium to work with. Throughout the years, I have developed and designed a number of folio tasks to help students gain a better understanding of Photography. Tasks range from visually analyzing photographs, getting […]
A large component in Visual Communication and Design is the ‘design process’. Students assume the roles of a professional designer working with a fictional client to solve a communication need. A lot of time and effort (particularly in Year Twelve) is spent on throughout this process to ensure the best outcome/result. Students recently completed a SAT […]
Videocopilot.net is the Web Site that keeps on giving. A lot of what I learn in Adobe After Effects comes from this Site. It’s chock full of great tutorials, projects and plug ins. Whilst browsing through their blog today, there was a useful post that offered a free template for block titles and credits often […]
This Term, my Year 7 Art class was introduced to perspective drawing methods. Specifically, we focussed on how ‘one-point perspective’ is commonly used in paintings & drawing to create the illusion of depth and space. Students were asked to complete their own one-point perspective drawings and render them using coloured-pencil. Here is a finished product!