Thursday, April 20, 2017

SNC Logos for Angel

Course eval links

Here are the course survey links. Use this one if you're taking this as the "intermediate" class:

And this one if you're taking it as "advanced":

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Template for Planetarium

Hey everyone. Our final for this class will start at 11:30am May 5th - a Friday. This isn't the official time, since we're pairing up with the other DART class, so please check the linked finals schedule below to make sure you don't have any other finals slotted for that time. We are going to leave SNC at 11:30 and drive down to the Flieschman Planetarium at UNR – and our screening goes from 1pm-2pm. It will take about an hour to get back to SNC, so the ultimate time frame you want to have clear is 11:30-3pm.

Here's a link to the "hole" for the planetarium dome - place it in the top layer of your AfterEffects or Premiere document. The dimensions for this piece are 1440px X 1440 px.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Some references for our planetarium project

Tutorials we'll be referencing:

Planetarium show examples:

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Meeting at library this Thursday (3/30)

Just a reminder that we're meeting on the third floor of the library tomorrow for class, at 10am, for MAPR.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Illustrated short story project

We'll start on our "book illustration" project next class. For this project, you'll have approximately six pages in a book (set us as three two-page spreads), in which to lay out and illustrate a short story or a poem.

1. Pick your story or poem (see below for more details)

For the story/poem, you have the choice of:

1. Choosing something you've written, or that a friend of your has written (as long as the friend gives you permission)
2. Choosing something written by an SNC student who has submitted the story for this purpose (see link below)
3. Choosing something in the public domain

Since we are more or less "publishing" this story through, I want to the content (and the images) to be legit – no pilfering copyrighted material.

In terms of illustrating the story, you are free to use drawings you make, photographs you take, or any stock imagery you are able to download for free or pay for.

By Thursday's class, I want you to have a story or poem chosen, with some ideas of how you'll illustrate it. I want you to be adventurous in your layout, but legibility of the content itself will be key.

Here are links to a variety of public domain resources. If the story you'd like will take longer than six pages to tell, feel free to use an excerpt of the story.

Philip K. Dick stories (science fiction from the 50s and 60s)
Classic Short Stories
Short Stories from the Internet Archive
Literary Stories

Horror stories:
H. P. Lovecraft
Algernon Blackwood
Edgar Allen Poe

Public Domain Poetry

A broad range of public domain short stories

Just make sure you claim it in the comments to this blog post, so we don't have a bunch of people illustrating the same story. In fact, ONCE YOU'VE CHOSEN THE STORY YOU WANT TO ILLUSTRATE, WRITE THE NAME OF THE STORY IN THE COMMENTS TO THIS BLOG POST, checking that no one else has taken it first, so that we don't have any repeats in terms of story/poem selections.