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Year 7 Self Portraits

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 […]

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Free Photography Folio Tasks

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 […]

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Opening a BOX.com account

There are many ways to safely and securely store your personal files these days. One method in particular that is growing in popularity is ‘online storage’ which allows anyone with internet access to store, manage, share and sync files across multiple devices anywhere in the world. What’s better is that most services offer a free subscription! One […]

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Taking Risks

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 […]

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Free Billing Block Font & Template

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 […]

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MYARTNOTES title sequence

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 focuses on creating a 3D title sequence. In this case, I created a scene with floating particles with words that appear as the camera moves through […]

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