ITEC2110 Schedule Spring 2016

Section Links

Back to Section 10 (TR 3:30pm)

Semester, by Week

Week 1 Introduction

Announcements

  • Bring headphones
  • Bring USB drive or become proficient with cloud storage (DropBox, SkyDrive, etc.)
  • Note Add/Drop by 1/17
  • Respondus Lockdown Browser Check
  • Remember that course D2L homepage is the central resource
  • Attendance and grade updates …
  • Did you know? link

Readings and Assignments

  • Get texts
  • Chapter 1 (Wong)
  • Read the following from This is Digital Media! (Rowan)
    • It’s All Just Bits, Read Macs in a PC World (in For the Student)
  • Lynda.com

Topics

  • Course Schedule
  • Introductions
  • D2L
  • Syllabus
  • Some Concepts, Quotes and Thoughts
    • “If you come to a fork in the road, take it” aka “Don’t get stuck”
    • The Principle of Least Astonishment [ Wikipedia Page]
    • “You don’t understand anything until you learn it more than one way” .. Marvin Minsky
    • This course is all about ‘Time on Task’
  • Expect Changes
  • Adobe Products?
  • MacOS’s ‘grab’ screen capture (no docx/tiff ok)
  • L: It’s Just Bits (demo) Video Link
  • L: Analog/Digital/Digitization Video Link
  • L: Bits: Basic Concepts Video Link
  • Show Reel 2013 (watch on your own if we don’t get to this in class)
  • Big Buck Bunny (watch on your own if we don’t get to this in class)
  • The Final (practical component from an earlier semester)

Week 2 Digital Media Background

Announcements

  • Consider subscribing to Help!/I have a question … discussion
  • Tutoring hours
  • Text/D2L issues?
  • No docx!, tiff ok
  • Reference texts on loan at the Library

Readings and Assignments

  • Read Chapter 2 (Wong)
  • Read the following from This is Digital Media! (Rowan)
    •  Mac vs PC, Ford vs Chevy, Country vs Rock…It’s All Just Bits, Counting Like an Alien
  • Lynda.com
    • Update on remote access
    • Inkscape Essential Training (for week 4, 4h 58m, about 3h40m for sections 1-6)
      • don’t worry about wacom parts
      • don’t worry about illustrator / EPS parts
      • special attention to bezier (drawing with a pen tool)
    • Theme 2016 tutorial on lynda.com (optional)
    • GIMP Essential Training (for week 5, 4h49m)
  • Digitization and Bits (Open Book Quiz)

Topics

  • Classlist for Assignment 3
  • BBB / blender demo reel recap
  • Review Questions from last weeks lectures (includes conversion problems)
  • L: How Information is Represented, Bits, Number Systems, Hex and MacOS Basic Tools Video link
  • How to go from #msgs -> #bit places (log2 65536 = 16)
  • RawRGB Activity

 

Week 3 Digital Imaging

Announcements

  • Grades / attendance not up to date
  • DM lab hours
    • Monday 2:00pm to 4:30pm
    • Tuesday 10:00am to 3:00pm
    • Wednesday 9:00am to 2:00pm 3:00pm to 6:00pm
    • Thursday 10:00am to 3:00pm
    • Friday 10:00am to 3:00pm
  • Tutoring
    • Thursday 10-11:30a
  • Missing readings in For the Student

Readings and Assignments

  • Chapter 2 (Wong)
  • Inkscape Essentials Training (lynda.com)
  • Assignment – WordPress Page
  • Ch 1 – Quiz Work @ Home (see D2L, coming soon)
  • Ch 2 in class (next week)
  • Project 1 Part 1

Topics

  • RGBRaw – finalize (as class)
  • Project 1 Part 1 (on class web page)
  • L: Fundamentals of Digital Imaging link
  • L: Bitmap/Vector link
  • L: File Compression link
  • Flat Spline (description on wikipedia)
  • lynda.com “Drawing Vector Graphics” tutorial (for reference, optional!!)
  • Wiki update with RGBRaw: work in class

Week 4 Fundamentals of Digital Imaging Still Image Project

Announcements

  • Save early, save often
  • Rubrics
  • Use the full template!!
  • Minors Day
  • Adding non-image links to your activity and project pages
  • Tuesday Feb 16th Alternative (do not come to class on Feb 16th)
    • Will not meet in the classroom
    • Pick from: IT Tech Talk (Weds 6:30p Feb 10th, sign in!) or ACM Computational Thinking Webinar/Talk (Complete on Class Discussion Forum)
  • Don’t forget AEC, DM Lab

Readings and Assignments

  • Project 1 Part 1 Due (next week)
  • GIMP Essentials (on lynda.com) — watch and post screenshot
  • Read Chapter 3 (Wong)
  • Read the following from This is Digital Media! (Rowan)
    • A Complete Convolution Example, Ways to Store Images as Numbers, Vector Graphics
  • View Image Compression (optional, nothing handed in) link (start at beginning)
  • View Convolution Lecture (optional, nothing handed in) link start at 41:11!

Topics

  • L: Color Representation link
  • Quiz 2 – Fundamentals of Digital Imaging & Bit/Vector (Thursday)
  • Inkscape (Animated Heart) Activity
  • Inkscape lab time for project – if needed, time permitting

AnnouncementsWeek 5 Convolution and Color Models

Announcements

  • Grades and attendance caught up
    • let’s discuss discrepancies
    • doesn’t include Animated Heart or Proj 1 Part 1
    • about attendance register and grade book
  • Tuesday Feb 16th Alternative
    • Will not meet in the classroom
    • Pick from: IT Tech Talk (Weds 6:30p Feb 10th, sign in!) or ACM Computational Thinking Webinar/Talk (Complete on Class Discussion Forum)
  • Comments after grading
    • link back to your personal wiki page
    • utilize my template
    • if you use a template — review it carefully (sloppiness looks like plagiarism!)
    • jpg,png,svg,if fine for screen captures, don’t submit docx
    • Wiki/web pages are public!
    • Hex != HSV/HSB
    • Pages, not posts to WordPress
  • Study guide posted, test 1 next week
    • 1 2-sided hand-written study sheet allowed
  • Example conversion problems posted
  • Dropbox – don’t forget, follow instructions and rubric
  • You’ve seen it all (+/-)!

Readings and Assignments

  • Read the following from This is Digital Media! (Rowan)
  • A Complete Convolution ExampleWays to Store Images as Numbers, Vector Graphics
  • View Image Compression (optional, nothing handed in) link (start at beginning)
  • View Convolution Lecture (optional, nothing handed in) link start at 41:11!
  • Project 1 Part 2

Topics

  • Convolution
    • manual calculation
    • normalize and offset
    • extend v. wrap
    • editing Roger
    • blur/sharpen’s convolve
    • convolution + selections
    • GIMP’s filters
  • Quiz 2 recap

Week 6 Capturing and Editing Digital Images

Announcements

Readings and Assignments

Topics

  • Webinar or IT Techtalk
  • Test 1

 

Week 7 Capturing and Editing Digital Images, Still Image Project (The GIMP Part!)

Announcements

  • Grades / attendance up to date
  • Assignment reflections
    • please provide URLs, when possible — lead your reader
    • please read my comments
    • Project 1 Part 1 file sizes
    • tutorials for projects
  • Test1 question opened
  • Midterm grades submitted soon, deadline Feb 29th
  • Mar 3rd is last day to withdraw with W

Readings and Assignments

  • Chapter 3 (Wong)
  • Start on Lynda.com:iMovie 10.0.2 Essential Training (for week 9)
  • Project 1 Part 2 (due next Tuesday)
  • Project 1 Part 3 (due date TBD)
    • hint: watch (GGC) GIMP tutorials
  • Problem Chapter 3 #14 (work independently)

Topics

  • Gimp v. Photoshop In-Class Activity
  • L: Scanning, L: Digital Photography, L: Digital Image Retouching, L: Color and Tonal Adjustment
  • On Your Own: L: Selection Tools and Layer Basics, L: Output Images for Print, L: Output Images for Web, L: Vector Graphic
  • Project 1 Part 3 Intro (time permitting)

Week 8 Image Wrapup

Announcements

  • Criteria for midterm grade
    • best of D2L or 0.1*attendance + 0.15*act/q + 0.24*t1 + 0.36*act/q + 0.15*t1

Readings and Assignments

  • Chapter 3 #14 (on your own, not handed in)
  • Chapter 4 (Wong)
  • Assignment 9 – Lynda.com iMovie 10.0.2 Training
  • Project 1 Part 3

Topics

Week 9 Image Wrapup, Fundamentals of Digital Audio

Announcements

Readings and Assignments

  • Chapter 4 (Wong)
  • Lynda.com iMovie Essential Training
  • Chapter 6 (Wong)
  • Project 2 – Video

Topics

  • L: The Nature of Sound video – Part 1 Part 2
  • L: Digitizing Sound video
  • Sound Levels table on wikipedia
  • L: File Types, Sound and Compression Video Part 1 Video Part 2 (Watch on your own if we don’t cover in class)
  • Sintel video (Watch on your own if we don’t cover in class)
  • Tears of Steel video (Watch on your own if we don’t cover in class)
  • Demo: Mixing waveforms
  • The final exam (discuss)

Week 10 Digital Video Post Production

Announcements

  • Grades/attendance are not up to date
  • Video Competition
  • iMovie Quiz (next time — Thurs)
  • Test 2 — Week 12 (April 5th or April 7th)
  • iMovie Version (in classroom) ?

Readings and Assignments

  • Read Chapter 6 (Wong)
  • Read Moving Images: Film (Rowan)
  • Read Moving Images: TV (Rowan)
  • Read Moving Images: Video (Rowan)

Topics

Week 11 Digital Video Post Production

Announcements

  • Test 2 – Study Guide Will Be Posted
  • Test April 7th
  • Class Thursday

Readings and Assignments

  • prep for Test 2 (next week)
  • continued work on Project 2

Topics

Week 12 Animation

Announcements

  • Grades not up to date
  • Attendance up to date

Readings and Assignments

  • Blender Resources- run through tutorials on class web/wiki page
  • Read Chapter 8 (Wong, quick read 8.1 -8.4)
  • Read Moving Images: Animation (Rowan)
  • Optional: Blender 2.6 Essential Training on Lynda.com

Topics

Week 13 Animation 2 of 2

Announcements

  • Grades / attendance caught up
  • All assignments due by 11:59p on May 2nd

Readings and Assignments

  • Assignment 11 – Lynda.com Complete Audition CS6 Essential Training
    • Complete the Introduction section as well as sections 1-7.
  • Project 3 Intro

Topics

  • Audition Software Check
  • Blender Software Check
  • L: Animation Overview (continued)
  • Performance Capture link (on your own, optional)
  • Kinect + Cutout Animation link
  • Blender
    • Demo reels
    • Blender UI Walkthrough echo link (HIGHLY ENCOURAGED)
    • Remember to check the Blender Resources on our class page
    • Searching for the Enterprise and other Blender models blendswap Amateur Effort
    • General Grizzly Productions Logo Animation
    • Putting it All Together (Lynda.com’s Blender Essential Training, Conclusion section) (on your own, optional)
    • Building a simple character (Lynda.com’s Blender 2.6 Essential Training, Chapter 4) link (on your own, optional)
    • Animating in Pose Mode (Lynda.com’s Blender 2.6 Essential Training, Chapter 11) link (on your own, optional)
    • Creating a realistic Earth (link, time permitting, on your own, optional)
    • Time Lapse Sculpting – Dobby the House Elf link (on your own, optional)
    • Caminandes: Llama Drama Short Movie link
    • Caminandes: Gran Dillama link
    • Blender UI Walkthrough #2  echo link (HIGHLY ENCOURAGED)
  • Animation lab time for project – In Class, time permitting

Week 14 Animation, Audio Continued

Announcements

  • Final Exam Thursday May 5th 2:00-4:30p (B-1750)
  • Video Contest Self-Nominations
  • STaRS April 21st 12p-3p – visit 6 events
  • Grades Not Caught Up
  • Attendance Caught Up
  • Test 3 Study Guide Posted

Readings and Assignments

Topics

  • Exam Walkthrough
  • Animation Wrap-up
  • Audio:
    • L: Recording
    • L: Editing
    • L: Multitrack Editing
    • L: Music Creation
    • L: Delivery
  • Video Competition (time permitting, push to next week if needed)
  • Alex Roman’s The Third and the Seventh link (time permitting or on your own)
  • Blender (Project 3) questions ??

Week 15 Audio Continued and Wrap Up

Announcements

  • Graduating Seniors?
  • Exam Visibility Fixed
  • STaRS / ePassport substitution
  • Grading / Attendance up to date
  • Last day/time to submit is Saturday April 30th 11:59pm

Readings and Assignments

  • Oh The Humanity

Topics

  • Video Competition
  • Oh the Humanity
  • Text to Speech
  • Magic Leap
  • Blender questions?
  • IP: Copyright, Etc. (Quiz)
  • Test 3 (Thurs)

Week 16 Final Exams

  • Thursday May 5th 2:00pm-4:30pm (B-1750)