Welcome Video (Cinema-Television) Production and Graphic Arts Students!

If you're visiting this page and attending any of my production and graphic arts courses, please refer to the resource files and links below.

For information on how to enroll in any of my Los Angeles-based classes, please visit the East Los Angeles Skills Center.

For my online CreatorUp tutorial series, please visit creatorup.org.


Video (Cinema-Television) Production Course Links:

Graphic Arts/Design Course Links:

Video (Cinema-Telelevision) Production Class Resources

 

LEVEL 1

Week 1 Assignments
 

Week 2 Assignments
 


​Week 3 Assignments

 

Week 4 and 5 Assignments
 


Week 6 Assignments
 


Week 7 and 8 Assignments
 

  • Group Assignment: Short Documentary Film

​Week 9 and Beyond Assignments

  • An Introduction to Adobe Premiere – Roommates

  • Use this time to complete any outstanding edits or assignments

  • Level 1 Final Check List

    • Did you complete all coursework?​

    • Did you fill out a TOPS Digital Form?

    • Did you fill out a Certificate Request Form?

    • Your final Certificate and Grade Report will arrive soon!

 

LEVEL 2

 

Week 1 Assignments

 

Week 2 Assignments

  • An Introduction to Green Screen Editing (Adobe Premiere)

  • Camera Exercises Refresher

  • Begin Developing/Writing Script for Directing Project #1


Week 3 and 4 Assignments
 

Week 5 Assignments


Week 6, 7 and 8 Assignments​
 

  • Visual Effects Practice Reel (Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere)

  • Group Assignment: Visual Effects Reel ​


Week 9 and Beyond Assignments​

  • Use this time to complete any outstanding edits or assignments

  • Level 1 Final Check List

    • Did you complete all coursework?​

    • Did you fill out a TOPS Digital Form?

    • Did you fill out a Certificate Request Form?

    • Your final Certificate and Grade Report will arrive soon!

 

LEVEL 3


Week 1, 2 and 3 Assignments

  • ​Adobe After Effects Animated Short

  • Begin Developing/Writing Script for Directing Project #2


Week 4 and 5 Assignments
 


Week 6 and 7 Assignments

Week 7 and 8  Assignments

  • Resume Builder

  • Final Reel (Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere or Avid)​

Week 9 and Beyond Assignments​

  • Use this time to complete any outstanding edits or assignments

  • Level 1 Final Check List

    • Did you complete all coursework?​

    • Did you fill out a TOPS Digital Form?

    • Did you fill out a Certificate Request Form?

    • Your final Certificate and Grade Report will arrive soon!
       

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

WeTransfer Portal:

 

Now you can easily submit your class work via WeTransfer! Just click on the link below and enter a destination email of ArtsMediaClasses@Gmail.com.

Go to WeTransfer now!

Graphic Arts/Design Class Resources

 

LEVEL 1: FUNDAMENTALS

 

(An Introduction to Adobe Photoshop)

 

  • Week 6: Portfolio Builders Assignment – Independent Book Cover #2

  • Week 6 Continued: Portfolio Builders Assignment – Longleash Advertisement

(An Introduction to Adobe Illustrator)
 

  • Week 9: Portfolio Builders Assignment – Illustrator Independent Logo

(An Introduction to Adobe InDesign)
 

  • Use this time to complete any outstanding assignments

  • Level 1 Final Check List

    • Did you complete all coursework?​

    • Did you fill out a TOPS Digital Form?

    • Did you fill out a Certificate Request Form?

    • Your final Certificate and Grade Report will arrive soon!

 

 

LEVEL 2: DIGITAL IMAGING

 

(Imaging in Adobe Photoshop)
 

  • Week 4: Book Assignment – Catalog Cover

  • Week 4 Continued: Portfolio Builders Assignment – CD/DVD Cover

(Imaging in Adobe Illustrator)
 

  • Week 6: Book Assignment – Ski Resort Map

  • Week 7: Portfolio Builders Assignment – Independent Map

  • Week 8: Book Assignment – Cereal Box

  • ​Week 9: Portfolio Builders Assignment – Custom Cereal Box

  • Week 10: Book Assignment – Consumer Infographics

(Imaging in Adobe InDesign & Scanning)
 

  • Week 11: Book Assignment – Multi-Chapter Booklet

  • Week 12: Portfolio Builders Assignment – Scanned Image Collage

    • Resources
       

  • Week 13: Portfolio Builders Assignment – Scanned Personal Scrapbook

    • Resources​​
       

  • Week 14 through Final Weeks of the Semester: Revisit Your Portfolio

    • Portfolio Examples
       

  • Use this time to complete any outstanding edits or assignments
     

  • ​Level 1 Final Check List

    • Did you complete all coursework?​

    • Did you fill out a TOPS Digital Form?

    • Did you fill out a Certificate Request Form?

    • Your final Certificate and Grade Report will arrive soon!
       

LEVEL 3: ADVERTISING DESIGN

 

 

(Advertising in Photoshop & Illustrator)
 

  • Week 1: Introduction – Please review the following items:

  • ​Week 1 Continued: First Week Checklist

    • Did you get access to a home computer?

    • Did you acquire either the Adobe software or the freeware alternatives?

    • Do you have any rollover assignments? (Office Hours Topic)

    • Did you order the Digital Imaging Books?

  • Week 1 Continued: Book Assignment – Advertising Samples

  • Week 2: Book Assignment – Letterfold Brochure

  • ​Week 3: Portfolio Builder Assignment – DVD/Blu-ray Sleeve

(Advertising in Adobe InDesign)
 

  • Week 4: Book Assignment – Realtor Collateral Booklet

  • Week 5: Book Assignment – Ireland Travel Brochure

  • Week 6: Book Assignment – Digital Layout Variations

  • ​Week 7: Book Assignment – National Parks Info Pieces

  • Week 8: Portfolio Builder Assignment – Independent Advertising Brochure

    • Resources
       

(Advertising: Special Projects)
 

  • Week 9 through 11: Portfolio Builder Assignment – Hollywood Pitch Book

  • Week 12: Portfolio Builder Assignment – Independent Logo Revisited

  • Week 13: Resume Builder

  • Week 13 Continued: Book Assignment – Web Site Interface (Time Permitting)

  • Week 14 through Final Weeks of the Semester: Revisit Your Portfolio

    • Portfolio Examples

 

  • Illustrator Vector Drawing Assignments (Due by the End of Level 3)

  • Use this time to complete any outstanding edits or assignments
     

  • ​Level 1 Final Check List

    • Did you complete all coursework?​

    • Did you fill out a TOPS Digital Form?

    • Did you fill out a Certificate Request Form?

    • Your final Certificate and Grade Report will arrive soon!

 

 

LEVEL 4: WEB DESIGN

(Curriculum Breakdown Coming Soon!)

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

WeTransfer Portal:

 

Now you can easily submit your class work via WeTransfer! Just click on the link below and enter a destination email of ArtsMediaClasses@Gmail.com.

Go to WeTransfer now!

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