Photography 1A
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Resources
1.  Course Syllabus
2.  Class Procedures and Standards of Conduct
3.  Broadcast Standards
4.  History of the Motion Picture
5.  The Door Scene - Step One
6.  Quiz 1
7.  Film Critique - "Star Wars - A New Hope"
8.  Storyboard Glossary of Common Film Shots
9.  The Door Scene - Step Two
10. Preparing to Shoot with the Camcorder
11. The Adobe Premeire Workspace
12. Film Critique - The Wizard of Oz
13. Quiz 2
14. The Door Scene - Step Four
15. Titles and Transitions
16. Project 1 - Score Report
17. Project 2 - Character Counts PSA
18. Script Formatting Guide
19. Quiz 3
20. Individual PSA Script
21. A Day with no Techology
22. Project 2 Score Report
22. Project 3 - The Chase
23. Pictorial Continuity
24. Quiz 4 - Continuity
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Tue., Aug. 14, 2018

Dispatch:  Signing of Program Cards

Introduction

Course Syllabus

Standard(s):  All
Wed, Aug. 15, 2018

Dispatch:  With those at your table, come up with one rule that you think we should have.  Be ready to share it with the class.

Movie - "Back To School Rules and Regulations"

Classroom Procedures and Standards of Conduct

Scavenger Hunt Ice Breaker

Standard(s):  All

Thu, Aug. 16, 2018

Dispatch:  Movie - 10 Tragic Movie Set Disasters


Fri., Aug. 17, 2018

Dispatch:  Safety on the Set

Student Safety Presentations

Movie - "Google Policy Center"

Read through the Photographic standards.  Put any questions your group has on the post-it notes.

Standard(s):  All
Mon., Aug. 13, 2018

Welcome Back to School!
Tue., Aug. 21, 2018

Dispatch:  What is Photography?  What do you know about Photography?  What would you like to know about Photography?

Movie - "What is Photography"

Student Safety Presentations

Standard(s):  All 
Wed, Aug. 22, 2018

Team Names

Dispatch:  Watch the Videos, "The Art of Photography :: The Camera Obscura" and "HOW TO: Make A Camera Obscura"

Building a Camera Obscura

Complete the reflection questions at the bottom of the page. 

Standard(s):  All

Thu, Aug. 23, 2018

Dispatch: Movie, "Camera Obscura I Science in the City I Exploratorium"

Finish Building your Camera Obscura

Complete the reflection questions at the bottom of the page except #1. 

Standard(s):  All 


Fri., Aug. 24, 2018

Dispatch:  Finish Building your Camera Obscura

Complete the reflection questions at the bottom of the page except #1.

What did you learn by building the Camera Obscura?

Notes 1 - History of Photography

Movie - "How Does a Camera Work?"

Practice with Cameras

Standard(s):  All 
Mon., Aug. 20, 2018

Notebook Rubric

Dispatch:  What is Photography?  What do you know about Photography?  What would you like to know about Photography?

Movie - "Google Policy Center"

Read through the Photographic standards.  Put any questions your group has on the post-it notes.

Student Safety Presentations

Standard(s):  All
Tue., Aug. 28, 2018

Dispatch:  Begin a story with the words ‘If I’d known then what I know now, I never would have…’ Continue the opening for up to 500 words.

Your story should be at least three paragraphs long.  The story should have a beginning (the setup), a middle (the conflict), and an end (the resolution). 

The story should be on a separate piece of paper and turned in before the end of class.   Click here for the rubric.

Standards(s): 
AME Standard A2.2 Know the component steps and skills required to design, edit, and produce a production for audio, video, electronic, or printed presentation.
Wed, Aug. 29, 2018

Dispatch:  Read the Handout on Copyright.  In your notebook, answer these questions:
1.  What is not protected by copyright law?
2.  What is a "Fair Use?"

Movie - A Fair(y) Use Tale

Standards(s): 
CTE.AME.C.7.2 Identify successful business models and analyze various facets of those models, such as market analysis, marketing strategy, and product value.
Thu, Aug. 30, 2018

Dispatch: Notes 1 - Copyright and Fair Use

"Fair Use" Case Studies -
Read the case study.  With your group, create a short presentation about whether or not you think the case is a fair use or not.

Standard(s):  CTE.AME.C.7.2 Identify successful business models and analyze various facets of those models, such as market analysis, marketing strategy, and product value.

Fri., Aug. 31, 2018

NO SCHOOL!

ADMISSIONS DAY


Mon., Aug. 27, 2018

Dispatch:  Watch the movie:  Bill Nye the Science Guy - Optics

Complete the worksheet and turn in before leaving class.
Worksheet Rubric

Standard(s):  All
Tue., Sept. 4, 2018

Dispatch:  What did you learn by building the Camera Obscura?

Notes 2 - History of Photography

Standards(s): 
AME Standard A2.2 Know the component steps and skills required to design, edit, and produce a production for audio, video, electronic, or printed presentation.
Wed, Sept. 5, 2018

Dispatch:  Team Names

Movie - "How Does a Camera Work?"

Notes 3 - Camera Parts and Functions

Standards(s): 
CTE.AME.C.7.2 Identify successful business models and analyze various facets of those models, such as market analysis, marketing strategy, and product value.
Thu, Sept. 6, 2018

Dispatch: Watch the movie, "Simple explanation of how a camera works"

Finish Notes 3 - Camera Parts and Functions

Grade Notebooks

Review for Quiz

Standard(s):  CTE.AME.C.7.2 Identify successful business models and analyze various facets of those models, such as market analysis, marketing strategy, and product value.

Fri., Sept. 7, 2018

Dispatch:  Quiz

Correct Quiz

Turn in Notebooks

Mon., Sept. 3, 2018

NO SCHOOL!!!!

Labor Day
Tue., Sept. 11, 2018

Dispatch:  Movie - Photography Tutorial - FIRST Lesson! What is Aperture ?

Finish Notes 3 - Camera Parts and Functions

Hands on Practice wth the cameras using the movie - "Nikon D3200 In-depth Tutorial"

Standards(s): 
AME Standard A2.2 Know the component steps and skills required to design, edit, and produce a production for audio, video, electronic, or printed presentation.
Wed, Sept. 12, 2018

Dispatch:  Watch the movie, "How to set Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO when shooting in Manual Mode"

Photography Image Exposure Worksheet
(Due today at the end of class tomorrow)

Hands on Practice wth the cameras using the movie - "Nikon D3200 In-depth Tutorial"

Standards(s): 
CTE.AME.C.7.2 Identify successful business models and analyze various facets of those models, such as market analysis, marketing strategy, and product value.
Thu, Sept. 13, 2018

Dispatch:  What is a Stop?

Movie, "Understanding Exposure Part 2: The Exposure Triangle with Mark Wallace"

Photography Image Exposure Worksheet
(Due tomorrow at the end of class)

Standard(s):  CTE.AME.C.7.2 Identify successful business models and analyze various facets of those models, such as market analysis, marketing strategy, and product value.

Fri., Sept. 14, 2018

Dispatch:  Watch, ""Stops" of light explained! How much exactly is "one stop"?"

Photography Image Exposure Worksheet
(Due today at the end of class)

Standard(s):  CTE.AME.C.7.2 Identify successful business models and analyze various facets of those models, such as market analysis, marketing strategy, and product value.
Mon., Sept. 10, 2018

NO SCHOOL!

Rosh Hashanah
Tue., Sept. 18, 2018

Dispatch:  Changing from ISO 100 to ISO 800 would be how many stops?  Changing from 1/30 of a second to 1/500 of a second would be how many stops?

Review Project 1 - Exposure Requirements

Project 1 Schedule

Practice with Cameras

Standards(s): 
AME Standard A2.2 Know the component steps and skills required to design, edit, and produce a production for audio, video, electronic, or printed presentation.
Wed, Sept. 19, 2018

NO SCHOOL!

Yom Kippur
Thu, Sept. 20, 2018

Dispatch:  Use of Tripods

Some groups will go out to shoot their projects

Movie, "Digital Photography 1 on 1: Episode 13: White Balance"

Notes 4 - White Balance

Standard(s):  CTE.AME.C.7.2 Identify successful business models and analyze various facets of those models, such as market analysis, marketing strategy, and product value.

Fri., Sept. 21, 2018

Dispatch:  Watch, "White Balance - Educating Tina #7"

Some groups will go out to shoot their projects

Finish Notes 4 - White Balance

Standard(s):  CTE.AME.C.7.2 Identify successful business models and analyze various facets of those models, such as market analysis, marketing strategy, and product value.
Mon., Sept. 17, 2018

Dispatch:  Watch, "Exposure stops explained"

Photography Image Exposure Worksheet
(Due today at the end of class)

Standard(s):  CTE.AME.C.7.2 Identify successful business models and analyze various facets of those models, such as market analysis, marketing strategy, and product value.

Each group will be assigned a portion of an article on color temperature.  Your group will have 15 minutes to prepare a presentation. 


Tue., Sept. 25, 2018

Dispatch:  Check out groups to shoot

Student Presentations

Movie - "The History and Science of Color Temperature"

Standards(s): 
AME Standard A2.2 Know the component steps and skills required to design, edit, and produce a production for audio, video, electronic, or printed presentation.
Wed, Sept. 26, 2018

Dispatch:  Check out groups to shoot

Student Presentations

Movie - "The History and Science of Color Temperature"

Standard(s):  CTE.AME.C.7.2 Identify successful business models and analyze various facets of those models, such as market analysis, marketing strategy, and product value.

Thu, Sept. 27, 2018

Dispatch: Reflection
1.  What is the idea of color temperature based on?
2.  What do the color temperatures of 5500K and 3200K indicate?
3.  Give one example of when color temperature can be important in photography.

Elements of Photography – Try to define these terms in your own words.
Subject - 
Vantage point -
Framing -
Moment of Exposure -
Lighting -

The Elements of Photography

Standard(s):  CTE.AME.C.7.2 Identify successful business models and analyze various facets of those models, such as market analysis, marketing strategy, and product value.

Fri., Sept. 28, 2018

CLASS CANCELLED DUE TO PEP RALLY

Standard(s):  CTE.AME.C.7.2 Identify successful business models and analyze various facets of those models, such as market analysis, marketing strategy, and product value.
Mon., Sept. 24, 2018

Dispatch:  Each group will be assigned a portion of an article on color temperature.  Your group will have 15 minutes to prepare a presentation.

Student Presentations

Standard(s):  CTE.AME.C.7.2 Identify successful business models and analyze various facets of those models, such as market analysis, marketing strategy, and product value.

Each group will be assigned a portion of an article on color temperature.  Your group will have 15 minutes to prepare a presentation. 


Tue., Oct. 2, 2018

Dispatch:  Analyze the photo for Subject, Vantage Point, Framing, Moment of Exposure, and Lighting. (Click here for the photo)

Now repeat the process one more time with this photo.

REFLECTION
How has this assignment changed the way you look at a piece of art?  Is there anything you new that you hadn’t previously thought of when looking at artwork?  What elements might you now consider when composing your photograph that you hadn’t previously thought of?

Standards(s): 
AME Standard A2.2 Know the component steps and skills required to design, edit, and produce a production for audio, video, electronic, or printed presentation.
Wed, Oct. 3, 2018

Dispatch:  Review your photos for Project 1 - Select the 12 pictures what you will submit and then upload them to Schoology.

Check out groups to shoot

Upload to Schoology (Instructions for uploading to Schoology)

Standard(s):  CTE.AME.C.7.2 Identify successful business models and analyze various facets of those models, such as market analysis, marketing strategy, and product value.

Thu, Oct. 4, 2018

Dispatch:  Review your photos for Project 1 - Select the 12 pictures what you will submit and then upload them to Schoology.

Grade Notebooks

Review for Quiz

Standard(s):  CTE.AME.C.7.2 Identify successful business models and analyze various facets of those models, such as market analysis, marketing strategy, and product value.

Fri., Oct. 5, 2018

Dispatch:  Quiz

Correct Quiz

Turn in Quizzes and Notebooks

Standard(s):  CTE.AME.C.7.2 Identify successful business models and analyze various facets of those models, such as market analysis, marketing strategy, and product value.
Mon., Oct. 1, 2018

Dispatch:  Analyze the photo for Subject, Vantage Point, Framing, Moment of Exposure, and Lighting. (Click here for the photo)

The Elements of Photography

Production Schedule

Standard(s):  CTE.AME.C.7.2 Identify successful business models and analyze various facets of those models, such as market analysis, marketing strategy, and product value.
Tue., Oct. 9, 2018

Dispatch:  Which photo do you like better and why?
Picture 1 A or B?
Picture 2 A or B?

Short Movie - Composition Rule of Thirds

Notes 4 - The Rule of Thirds

Standards(s): 
AME Standard A2.2 Know the component steps and skills required to design, edit, and produce a production for audio, video, electronic, or printed presentation.
Wed, Oct. 10, 2018

Dispatch:  Watch the series of pictures.  Which one do you like better?  Picture 1 A or B?
Picture 2 A or B?
Picture 3 A or B?
Picture 4 A or B?
Now for each picture, analyze to determine why the majority of people picked that picture.
Now repeat the process with these three pictures:
Picture 5 A or B?
Picture 6 A or B?
Picture 7 A or B?

Notes 5 - Shot Composition

Standard(s):  CTE.AME.C.7.2 Identify successful business models and analyze various facets of those models, such as market analysis, marketing strategy, and product value.

Thu, Oct. 11, 2018

Dispatch:  Copy the chart into your notebook.  Then, examine the photo in front of you and fill in the chart.  (Click here for the photos)

Quick Definitions
Story: What is the image telling you about what is happening at the moment?
Audience: Who is the photograph meant to appeal to?
Message: What is the message really trying to get you to believe?
Style:  Is it black and white, color, action, still life?  Is it staged or real?

Now, trade your picture with someone else.  Examine that photo.  Repeat the process until you've seen all 10 photos.

Standards(s): 
AME Standard A2.2 Know the component steps and skills required to design, edit, and produce a production for audio, video, electronic, or printed presentation.
Common Core Comprehension and Collaboration
Standard 1.Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-onone, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively


Fri., Oct. 12, 2018

Dispatch:  Revew Photos from yesterday for story, audience, message, and style.

Standard(s):  CTE.AME.C.7.2 Identify successful business models and analyze various facets of those models, such as market analysis, marketing strategy, and product value.
Mon., Oct. 8, 2018

Dispatch:  Imagine you are a photographer who who works for a news service.  You are assigned to cover the President.  The president is giving a speech to a group of high school students in a school auditorium.  Suddenly, gun shots are heard.  Write a short story (300-500 words) about what happens next.  Click here for the rubric.

Standard(s):  CTE.AME.C.7.2 Identify successful business models and analyze various facets of those models, such as market analysis, marketing strategy, and product value.
Tue., Oct. 16, 2018

Dispatch:  My Favorites

Project 2 - Shot Composition

Project 2 Rubric

Standards(s): 
AME Standard A2.2 Know the component steps and skills required to design, edit, and produce a production for audio, video, electronic, or printed presentation.
Wed, Oct. 17, 2018

Dispatch:  What are horizontal and vertical photographs and what are the various reasons to use one or the other?

Watch the Short Movie - "Illuminating photography: From camera obscura to camera phone"

Notes 7  -  History of Photography 
 
Standard(s):  CTE.AME.C.7.2 Identify successful business models and analyze various facets of those models, such as market analysis, marketing strategy, and product value.

Thu, Oct. 18, 2018

Dispatch:  Watch, "Louis Daguerre - The Camera."   Then answer the question, "What were the two most important events the helped Daguerre invent his process?"

Finish Notes 7  -  History of Photography

Schedule for shooting Project 2

Standards(s): 
AME Standard A2.2 Know the component steps and skills required to design, edit, and produce a production for audio, video, electronic, or printed presentation.
Common Core Comprehension and Collaboration
Standard 1.Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-onone, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively


Fri., Oct. 19, 2018

Dispatch:  Why do certain colors seem to go together will others seem to clash?

Watch the Movie - "Understanding Color"

Color Wheel Exercise
In your notebook, use the color wheel to determine 3 color combinations for each of the following:
1.  Analogous Colors
2.  Complementary Colors
3.  Triadic Colors
4.  Split Complementary
5.  Tetradic (Double Complementary)

Standard(s):  CTE.AME.C.7.2 Identify successful business models and analyze various facets of those models, such as market analysis, marketing strategy, and product value.
Mon., Oct. 15, 2018

Dispatch:  Grade Project 1

Standard(s):  CTE.AME.C.7.2 Identify successful business models and analyze various facets of those models, such as market analysis, marketing strategy, and product value.
Tue., Oct. 23, 2018

Dispatch:  What is your favorite color and why?  Do you think it’s related to the effect your color generally has on people?

Movie - "Color in photography. The color wheel explained"

Notes 8 - Color Theory

Standards(s): 
AME Standard A2.2 Know the component steps and skills required to design, edit, and produce a production for audio, video, electronic, or printed presentation.
Wed, Oct. 24, 2018

Dispatch:  Movie, "How filmmakers manipulate our emotions using color"

Finish Notes 8 - Color Theory
 
Write the numbers 1 through 10 in your notebook, then watch the slide show of pictures.  What can you say about the color scheme of each picture? (Click here to download the pictures)

Project 3 - Color Photography

Standard(s):  CTE.AME.C.7.2 Identify successful business models and analyze various facets of those models, such as market analysis, marketing strategy, and product value.

Thu, Oct. 25, 2018

Dispatch:  Analyze the photograph for Story, Audience, Message, and Style.

Watch the movie - "The Effect of Color - Off Book - PBS Digital Studios"

Grade Notebooks

Review for Quiz

Standards(s): 
AME Standard A2.2 Know the component steps and skills required to design, edit, and produce a production for audio, video, electronic, or printed presentation.
Common Core Comprehension and Collaboration
Standard 1.Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-onone, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively


Fri., Oct. 26, 2018

Dispatch:  Quiz

Correct Quiz

Turn in Quizzes and Notebooks

Standard(s):  CTE.AME.C.7.2 Identify successful business models and analyze various facets of those models, such as market analysis, marketing strategy, and product value.
Mon., Oct. 22, 2018

Dispatch:  Movie "Bill Nye: The Science Guy - Light and Color (Full Episode)"

After watching the movie, answer the Video Quiz.  Turn in the video quiz before the end of class. 

Worksheet Rubric

Standard(s):  CTE.AME.C.7.2 Identify successful business models and analyze various facets of those models, such as market analysis, marketing strategy, and product value.
Tue., Oct. 30, 2018

Dispatch:  Read through the project description for Project 3 - Color Photography
 
Schedule for Project 2

Movie, "Matthew Brady's Vision"

Notes 9 – History of Photography

Standards(s): 
AME Standard A2.2 Know the component steps and skills required to design, edit, and produce a production for audio, video, electronic, or printed presentation.
Common Core Comprehension and Collaboration
Standard 1.Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-onone, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively


Wed, Oct. 31, 2018

Dispatch:  Analyze the photograph for Story, Audience, Message, and Style.  (Click here for the photograph)

Finish Notes 9 – History of Photography
 
Movie – “George Eastman – Wizard of Photography

Standards(s): 
AME Standard A2.2 Know the component steps and skills required to design, edit, and produce a production for audio, video, electronic, or printed presentation.
Common Core Comprehension and Collaboration
Standard 1.Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-onone, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively



Thu, Nov. 1, 2018

Dispatch:  Why do so many people take pictures today?

Continue Watching “George Eastman – Wizard of Photography

Standards(s): 
AME Standard A2.2 Know the component steps and skills required to design, edit, and produce a production for audio, video, electronic, or printed presentation.
Common Core Comprehension and Collaboration
Standard 1.Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-onone, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively


Fri., Nov. 2, 2018

Dispatch:  What made the Kodak camera new and unique?

Continue Watching “George Eastman – Wizard of Photography

Standards(s): 
AME Standard A2.2 Know the component steps and skills required to design, edit, and produce a production for audio, video, electronic, or printed presentation.
Common Core Comprehension and Collaboration
Standard 1.Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-onone, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively


Mon., Oct. 29, 2018

Dispatch:  Write a story about a group of kids who are writing and filming their own horror film.

Stories should be at least three paragraphs long and you should use complete sentences only.

Do the story on a sheet of paper.  It must be turned in at the end of class.  Click here for the rubric.

Standards(s): 
AME Standard A2.2 Know the component steps and skills required to design, edit, and produce a production for audio, video, electronic, or printed presentation.
Common Core Comprehension and Collaboration
Standard 1.Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-onone, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively


Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

Dispatch:  Look at this photo (click here), then answer these questions:
1.  How do you feel as you see this  photograph?
2.  What were your emotions as you view it?
3.  What does it make you think about?

Read the Article "Photography and War," then answer these questions in your notebook:
•  Should photographers be allowed on the front lines during war?
•  Should pictures of battle scenes and casualties be released for public viewing on television, in newspapers, and in magazines?
•  Is government censorship of wartime photos ever acceptable?
•  Should war photos be "staged"?
•  Have photos lost their "shock value"?
Exactly how far is too far when we talk about "freedom of press"?

Discuss your answers with your group.  Be prepared to share those responses with the class.

Standards(s): 
AME Standard A2.2 Know the component steps and skills required to design, edit, and produce a production for audio, video, electronic, or printed presentation.
Wed, Nov. 7, 2018

Dispatch:  Discuss your answers with your group.  Be prepared to share those responses with the class.

Watch excerpts from the movie "PBS American Photography"
 
Standard(s):  CTE.AME.C.7.2 Identify successful business models and analyze various facets of those models, such as market analysis, marketing strategy, and product value.

Thu, Nov. 8, 2018

Dispatch: Check out groups to shoot.

Watch excerpts from the movie "PBS American Photography"Standards(s): 
AME Standard A2.2 Know the component steps and skills required to design, edit, and produce a production for audio, video, electronic, or printed presentation.
Common Core Comprehension and Collaboration
Standard 1.Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-onone, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively


Fri., Nov. 9, 2018

Dispatch:  Movie, "War Photographer"

Standard(s):  CTE.AME.C.7.2 Identify successful business models and analyze various facets of those models, such as market analysis, marketing strategy, and product value.
Mon., Nov. 5, 2018

Dispatch:  Watch the short movie, "Why do I Love Photography?"

Photography Reflection (click here)  Answer in your notebook.  You do not have to write the questions. (Click here for the rubric)

Standard(s):  CTE.AME.C.7.2 Identify successful business models and analyze various facets of those models, such as market analysis, marketing strategy, and product value.