Period 4 – TGJ 3O/4O

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 –

Television Pilots and Intros

Today, we will begin looking at Television Pilots and Intros.  Today will largely be idea gathering.

Think of the questions –

If you were to create a television show, what would it look like?  What would it be about?

You may use the following searches to get you started –

How to create a TV pilot

How to create a TV intro

Today will be largely idea generation, however we will be continuing on with this idea.

By the end of today, you should have some ideas of what you would create for a short (less than 5 minutes) television show pilot, as well as a TV intro.


Monday, March 19, 2018 –

Welcome back from March Break.

Today, you are to search for 1 communications technology related story that has happened in the past week while we were gone.

You are to decide what is appropriate and also what is relevant to you in terms of a communications technology related story.

Email a link to the story, along with a 50 word response to

When complete, you are to organize and personalize your flickr account and your youtube account.

Monday, March 5, 2018 – Today, we will be looking at some basic shots in film making, and also some shots you can do with zero gear. Your task for today is to take some shots to create a short video which delivers a simple positive message to others – For example :

  • Don’t Bully
  • Don’t Litter
  • Look out for your friends
  • Sharing is nice
  • Don’t do drugs

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 – By the end of tomorrow, Students will have uploaded to youtube a video which shows a minimum of 2 different types of cuts. Students who have previous experience with video editing should aim to build upon their previous knowledge and challenge themselves with this assignment.  Students who are new to video editing should focus on getting the video with 2 cuts completed. Tuesday, February 27, 2018 – Today, we will be looking at 8 essential cuts in video. Your first video assignment will be to create a video in which you utilize at least 2 of these cuts.  The video is to be maximum of 30 seconds, and should be able to be filmed within the school or just outside the school. Monday, February 26, 2018 – Youtube, Introduction to video By the end of today, students will have created their youtube account, performed basic customizations on their account, and some will have uploaded a video to youtube.   Digital video is an area of communications technology that has definitely grown in the last 20 years.  Would the first creators of digital video cameras ever have imagined that people would be making money by sharing their videos through youtube monetization? As is the case with many things, the sharing of videos online is something that is continually changing and evolving.  The basics of creating a video, however, have not changed drastically.  Good lighting, a steady camera, good audio, and creative angles will all contribute towards a good finished product video. By the end of today, Students are to have created their youtube account, done some basic customizations to their account, and send the link to their youtube account to February 20, 2018 – Multiplicity,  Reflection and reflection. Today, we will get started on our second assignment.  This assignment will consist of you creating a finished multiplicity composure, and a photo where you display light reflecting.  At the end of this, you will write a 50 word reflection. I will instruct you on multiplicity and reflection.  The instructions for the multiplicity photo are below.  1st deadline – Thursday, February 22. Multiplicity Web Link –   February 14, 2018 – Light Painting By the end of this assignment, students will produce : A poster at least 11×17 in size that has the following on it :

  1. A light painting photo which the student has created using the light painting technique instructed in class.
  2. A caption and description of how you were able to compose the light painting photo
  3. A photo you have found, using a google image search, which displays long exposure photography.
  4. A caption for the photo you found online, including the photographer’s name (if available), and a description of subject and/or location.
  5. After you have placed 2 photos and added the appropriate captions for them, please include an answer to the following question : How has this assignment allowed you to learn that the camera is a tool for capturing light?

February 7, 2018 – Live Streaming Today we will be introduced to live streaming. By the end of today, you will have a demonstration of the school’s streaming equipment. Following this, you will seek out a live stream on line that is something you will want to follow throughout the semester.  When you find a live stream you are interested in, please email to February 6, 2018 – Reflecting on communications technology Today, you will:

  1. Seek out an article dealing with communications technology and the law.  Find an instance where people’s use of communications technology has gotten them in legal trouble, or has helped protect them from illegal events.  Be sure to consider the source, and try a google “news” search.
  2. Visit the website flickr – Under the “explore” tab, click on “commons.”  Explore the commons, and tag at least one photo, as they describe.  What is the goal of the flickr commons?

Reflect on both these activities, finding an article, and the flickr commons, in an email to Mr. Darling –    Be sure to describe what the conclusion of the legal article is, as well as what your impressions of the flickr commons is. When complete, you may continue exploring with the image editing software available to you. February 5, 2018 – Photography and the law. As we begin our study of photography, it is important to understand exactly all of the facets of society that are affected by photography.  One of them is, of course, the law. Browse the following websites and see what they describe in terms of balancing photography and the law. Photographers without borders – Code of ethics Code of conduct Canadian photographers rights After reviewing the above websites, talk to your classmates and come up with a list of the 5 most important guidelines that you feel apply in terms of being a photography student here at Dryden High School.  Once you have compiled your list, you are to send it to (you may submit as a group, just ensure all group members are listed in the email). When you have completed this, continue to browse the flickr website and search out inspirational and interesting photographs. February 2, 2018 – By the end of the day today, students are to : Print a photo, where credit has been given to the photographer.  Your photo must be of high quality (no pixels showing in printout), and should be a photo that you are quite fond of.  If you are using a google image search, ensure you select size –> greater than 2MP Photo may be laid out in a desktop publishing program with text added, or text may be added using adobe photoshop, or any other desktop publishing software.  You may write your own name on the back. Follow at least 2 classmates on flickr Favourite at least 5 photos on flickr February 1, 2018 – Today we are starting to look at image editing software.  Within this lab, there are different options for editing images, depending on which computer you are working at. Today, start by downloading 5 images from the internet, using a google image search, or by finding images on flickr. Open an image editing software program (adobe photoshop for example, but you may also use the photo editor in Apple iOS or the one built in to flickr.) By the end of today, you will have 5 edited photos posted to your flickr account, and your 5 original copies.  These edits must show evidence of : Cropping Filters Brightness/Contrast adjustment Addition of Text Addition of other picture elements (painting, cutting and pasting another aspect on to the photo) January 31, 2018 – Today is a snow day.  Continue digging deeper into the website flickr by searching for photos of events, people or places that are of interest to you. By the end of today, you should follow at least 2 new photographers, and “favourite” at least 2 photos. January 30, 2018 – In the world of today’s communications, it is necessary to understand that there are many different file formats that we encounter.  There are 2 things that are very important to understand in terms of image quality, these are : File Size and Resolution. Image File Formats File Size and resolution Search google for the following images, and make mental notes of what each photo looks like.  For each photo, make note of the image size in pixels and the image size in megabytes. Photo with slow shutter Photo with fast shutter Photo with small aperture Photo with large aperture Panning photo Light painting photo Multiplicity photo Next, visit the camera simulator website, and use the simulator to create different images.  Visit the Canon version of the same tool. Finally, Visit and create an account if you do not already have one.  Add me as a contact on flickr so that we can be connected.   Flickr is just one photo sharing community on the internet.  Search Picasa, Smugmug, and any other photo sharing situation.   January 29, 2018 – Today, we will get started by building classroom community. Your first task for this course is to send an email to the teacher, Mr. Darling, at In this email, please copy and paste the following questions, and then answer to the best of your ability.

  1. On a scale of 1 to 10, what is your comfort level with working with technology?  Elaborate, if necessary

2. On a scale of 1 to 10, what is your comfort level with learning new technology?   3. Do you publish videos, photos, songs or writing on the internet at this point?  If yes, do you wish to share your youtube account/ instagram account/ website at this point?   4. What is one major goal you have in taking this course?   5.  Why is it important to follow guidelines on appropriate content in a high school communications technology classroom?   Copy and paste these questions, and answer in an email to