Class Notes – 11/8/11

It’s almost 11/11/11 – I hope you’re as excited as I am!

Let’s take a look at what you have due next class…

  • 11.11.11 – This is it – the big day. Note that you’re NOT going to be doing effects for this one. Just straight, clean cuts and editing, like nature intended. This will be your FINAL cut, and must be exported and uploaded to your website, without the use of Youtube. It’s okay – Dreamweaver makes this easy for you.
  • Final revision of final project proposal – The key here is detail and specificity. Were you to write this out, it should be something like 3-5 pages long. We’re looking for the project’s concept and the techniques (specific ones, all!) you will use to achieve it. Explain what you’ll do and how you’ll do it. Also, remember that you only have a few weeks to pull this thing off, so make sure that your utterly awesome opus is obtainable in our allotted interval.
  • Your last DIY Blog – Woooo! One thing about this – your subject MUST be something in FLASH! Flash? But we haven’t covered that yet! That’s okay, because you’re going to cover it yourself, with the help of the handy-dandy:
  • Flash Tutorials! Yes, the Flash tutorials, which will be of great help to you. Go ahead and skip the first bunch on mobile and such so that you start with Getting Started (GS) series.

That about does it for next week. Now, a few words about the end of the semester.


This is one week after our last Tuesday class meeting. You will be putting forth your creations in two forms:

  1. Your website will be totally done, with all of your projects, including their final, touched up, final forms (as well as all previous incarnations, of course). You won’t, however, be putting up your project files and such – just the exports.
  2. Your flash drive will have EVERYTHING, including your whole website, all your gigantic (and not so gigantic) project files, and everything else you’ve worked on in this class (even throw those blog posts of yours in a file and include those). Also – and this is supremely important – YOUR NAME must be on the USB drive. You have two options for this – 1) put masking tape on your flash drive and write your name on that, or 2) put it in a Ziploc bag (or functionally equivalent locking-seal plastic bag brand of your choice) with your name on it (Sharpie or masking tape with name written on it). Drop this off with the friendly and helpful people in the English Department on the 5th floor of the Cathedral of Learning before 4:30.

I think that that about wraps it up. Thanks for reading!


Your friendly neighborhood TA,

Dave Turka

~ by kartud on November 9, 2011.

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