Block C – 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 over the past month.

send email to :

November 2, 2016 – Video Project

We will continue with our group video projects today.  By the end of today, you should have discussed many ideas in regards to what a good video project could look like.  For your video project, You may use any of the following ideas :

Live streaming video

Lip dub of a popular song

Reaction video


Mimicry of a famous scene

Stop motion/ Time Lapse (or a collection of)


You are to work as a group on this, and you will be publishing your finished product on Youtube.  You have access to all equipment in this room, as well as equipment from home.

By the end of today, you should have a short list of potential partners, and have discussed potential ideas.



October 24, 2016 – Monday check in


Tomorrow and Wednesday, we will be filming an Eagles TV episode.  You may be called upon to be an extra so please wear clothing you want to be seen in on TV!


October 12, 2016 – Starting to lay out your project.

By the end of today, you should have an Adobe Indesign document in its draft stages of layout, ready to start being filled with information about your independent photo project.

You must describe a minimum of 3 techniques that you have tried.  If you have tried many techniques and would like to report on them all, feel free to do so as well, but don’t let it become overwhelming.  The minimum size of your finished report is to be 11×17 inch (tabloid sized paper on indesign)

Start today by opening the indesign program, creating an 11×17 document, and experimenting for 5 minutes with different layout features and designs.  I will post later the expectations for the information to be included.

October 6, 2016 – Multiplicity


Web Link –

As a technique, you might try a unique application of multiplicity.

October 6, 2016 – Check In

The main points of your google forms check-in are the following questions :

  1. Resource source :  Please include link, book name or conversation gist.
  2. Please describe, with as much detail as possible, the process.  Please state where you found your technique, where you practiced it, and what results it yielded for you.

Please list all of the relevant techniques you have attempted.  You may either include all techniques in one entry, or make separate entries for each.  You must include your name.

View Form Here

September 20, 2016 –

Before Thursday, September 29, I would like you to try publishing your work locally and nationally, using one of the following methods –

Shaw Cable – Photos are shown during down times in programming

Email your photo with your full name and contact to


The Weather Network – Photos uploaded to the weather network are shown on their website, specific to the city, and sometimes are shown on television nation wide. You will be required to create an account with the weather network.

To prove that you have submitted photos to these locations, please email me a link to your weather network photo, or you may CC: me on the email to Shaw Cable.

September 15, 2016 –

Independent Photography assignment –

You can start with getting ideas from

52 photography ideas

google search

And resources available in the classroom.

By the end of October, I would like you to try at least 3 new to you photography techniques.  For each technique you attempt, I would like you to write a 50 word reflection and produce 1 hard copy of finished work (even if you’re not happy with any of it).  Your entire assignment will be produced as a large poster board assignment to be displayed within the school.  All materials are available from the classroom, unless you wish otherwise.

A detailed rubric is to follow.  Deadline for this assignment is October 31.  There will be a check in on the friday before thanksgiving weekend (October 7) to see how you are progressing.


September 12, 2016 –

Postcard assignment

3 post cards – 2 @ 4inch x 6inch, 1 @ 4.5 in x 6.5 in

Fronts –

High quality photos which you have taken.  You may use 1 photo that was not taken over the last two weeks, if you wish.

The front should have the image aligned properly, with a text title, for example – “Dryden, Ontario”  or “Wabigoon River, Dryden, Ontario

Backs –

Backs should be neatly designed and aesthetically pleasing.  Whitespace should be strategically used to balance the design.  The back should include :

  • A place for a stamp
  • A place for an address
  • A title describing the post card’s image
  • An annotation (50 words) describing the significance of the image.
  • Indication of “photo by….. <your name>

We will be working on these again tomorrow!

September 8, 2016 –

Open Adobe Indesign CS3

Create a letter sized document.

Change your units and increments to inches.

Draw three boxes that will maximize your use of an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of paper.  I suggest two 4″ x 6″ postcards and one 5″ x 7″.

Begin to design what will be on the backs of the post card.  Google post card backs for starting ideas.

September 6, 2016

Bold, Clear shadows

Sun filled close up

Shafts of light

Vibrant colour


August 31, 2016 – Post Cards

Have you ever sent a post card?

Post cards are a simple way to communicate via mail, often popular for vacationers.

Wikipedia – Post Cards

Canada Post – How to mail a post card

Canada Post – Create a post card 

We will be making post cards in this class, and mailing at least one of them.  You are to find the following information in the next 20 minutes :

How much does it cost to mail a post card in Canada (to within canada)?

Are there size limitations on post cards?

What is the most valuable post card as sold by auction?

We will take up this information orally at 9:30.



August 30, 2016 –

Please fill out the introductory questionnaire –

Introductory Questionnaire

When completed, please send an email to

In the email, please describe at least one location within walking distance of the school that is photogenic, and that you may wish to take photos of.   Also, please describe how many photos you feel you have taken in your lifetime.


When you have completed both of these tasks, please create an account at or log in to your existing account and ensure that you are friends (contacts) with me.


August 30, 2016 –

Overall Expectations


A1. demonstrate an understanding of advanced concepts, techniques, and skills required to produce a range of communications media products and services;

A2. describe different types of equipment and software and explain how they are used in creating communications media products;

A3. demonstrate an understanding of technical terminology, scientific concepts, and mathematical concepts used in communications technology, and apply them to the creation of media products;

A4. demonstrate an understanding of and apply the interpersonal and communications skills necessary to work in a team environment.


B1. apply project management techniques to the planning and development of communications media projects;

B2. apply a design process or other problem-solving processes or strategies to meet a range of challenges in communications technology;

B3. create products or productions that demonstrate competence in the application of creative and technical skills and incorporate current and evolving standards, processes, formats, and technologies.

Technology, Society, and the Environment

C1. analyse the environmental impact of recent advances in communications technology, and describe ways of reducing harmful effects;

C2. demonstrate an understanding of the effects of communications technology and media activities on society and cultural diversity.

Professional Practice and Career Opportunities.

D1. demonstrate an understanding of and apply safe work practices when performing communications technology tasks;

D2. demonstrate an understanding of and adhere to legal requirements and ethical practices relating to the communications technology industry;

D3. demonstrate an understanding of career opportunities and career development in a rapidly changing technological environment, and maintain a portfolio of their work as evidence of their qualifications for future education and employment.