Block B – Grade 11/12

December 1, 2016 – Wrap up of video studies.

By the end of the day tomorrow, you are to submit one of the following :

An email from your group, with a final finished product video you have been working on.  If your video is not complete, you are to send an email describing when you think you will have your project complete.


An email from you, with a link to an online video portfolio.  Describe the process of developing this portfolio and what you feel what your strongest work.


An email from you, explaining triumphs and struggles you have experienced while studying video or photography over the past month.

send email to : by the end of class on Friday, December 2, 2016.

October 24, 2016 – Check In

1 week left check in

October 11, 2016 –

Some starting points for video

8 tips for beginners

11 essential tips

Starting points for photography

Digital Photography professional


October 11, 2016 –

TGJ 3O/4O – 3 week assignment

Starting today, you are to embark on a 3 week assignment, culminating on October 31, 2016.

You may choose to specialize in 1 of 3 areas – Audio, Videography or Photography.

Start today by taking a self – assessment of what you know about your topic, and then take a self-assessment of what you would like to know.

You will have access to all equipment in the room, and any additional equipment you may have access to.

The culmination of this assignment will be for you to create a masterpiece by Monday, October 31.  I will guide you through developing yourself, but it will be up to you to practice different techniques and reflect on your learning.

Start today by filling out this google form, and indicating where you think you’ll want to start –


September 21, 2016 –

Expectations for the GoPro assignment are :

1 – video, at least 30 seconds in length, which displays live action video recording

1 – video, at least 4 seconds in length, which displays stop motion/ time lapse videography.

These videos will be polished finished product, including an intro title and an conclusion title.  The time lapse video must feature a song or soundtrack attached to it.

September 13, 2016 –

Today we are beginning to look at GoPro videography.

By the end of the use of the GoPro’s, you are to have produced two videos – 1 stop motion, with produced audio, and 1 live action film, with produced audio.

By the end of today, you will have chosen your group, and reviewed some GoPro videos on your own.

September 12, 2016 –

Today you are creating a watermark for your photos.

By the end of today, you should upload 1 photo to your flickr account with your watermark on it.

Tutorial here :

September 7, 2016 –

Your portfolio(flickr account) will be assessed this weekend –

Portfolio Assessment – Part 1

-Flickr account is created – became “friends” with teacher Paul Darling

-Photos are organized in to albums

-At least 3 albums created

September 1, 2016

  1. download 5 photos
  2. create a new photoshop document 5000 x 5000 pixels, 100 pixels/inch, white background
  3. place the 5 photos you found online, on the new document
  4. Add the title “Image size comparisons”
  5. Save as a .jpg
  6. Upload to your Flickr account.


August 30, 2016 –

Please complete this introductory questionnaire

Intro Questionnaire


When you have completed this, please send an email to

in this email, please describe : What is one very photogenic location within walking distance of the high school?


August 30, 2016 –

Overall Expectations


A1. demonstrate an understanding of the core concepts, techniques, and skills required to produce a range of photographic, digital imaging, animation, 3D modelling, and/or web design products or services;

A2. demonstrate an understanding of technical terminology, scientific concepts, and mathematical concepts used in photography, digital imaging, animation, 3D modelling, and/or web design and apply them to the creation of media products;

A3. demonstrate an understanding of and apply the interpersonal skills necessary to work effectively with clients and peers.


B1. use project management techniques effectively in the development of photographic, digital imaging, animation, 3D modelling, and web design products;

B2. apply a design process or other problem-solving processes or strategies to meet a range of challenges in creating photographic, digital imaging, animation, and web design products;

B3. create productions that demonstrate competence in the application of creative and technical skills.

Technology, Society and the Environment

C1. describe the environmental impact of communications media technologies, and identify ways of minimizing their harmful effects;

C2. demonstrate an understanding of social effects and issues arising from the use of communications media technologies and the importance of respecting cultural and societal diversity in the production of media projects.

Professional Practice and Career Opportunities

D1. demonstrate an understanding of and apply safe work practices in the use of photographic, imaging, and computer equipment;

D2. identify careers in photography, digital imaging, animation, 3D modelling, and web design, and describe the skills, work habits, education, and training required for entry into employment in these fields.