Thursday, April 28, 2016

PLHS Computerized Graphic Design: Layer Mask lesson

PLHS Computerized Graphic Design: Layer Mask lesson: READ  The link to the lesson is below the picture.  Download and open the two pics in the lesson so you have the ocean scene and the mar...a

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Restoring old photo's

Restoring Old Photographs

1 Find an old photo that's black and white for restoration. 

2 Do not use the one in the tutorial.  Search for old photo's or civil war photo's etc...    Put the before and after on your blog. 

3 Restore it!

4 Post the original and the restored photo.  

Link to lesson

Link to photo's

Monday, April 25, 2016


You have until today to turn in your Gannt Chart and your photoshop assignment before I deduct points for them being late.  

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016


Gantter tutorial videos 

Gantt chart is a type of bar chart, developed by Henry Gantt, that illustrates a project schedule. Gantt charts illustrate the start and finish dates of the terminal elements and summary elements of a project. Terminal elements and summary elements comprise the work breakdown structure of the project. Some Gantt charts also show the dependency (i.e., precedence network) relationships between activities. Gantt charts can be used to show current schedule status using percent-complete shadings and a vertical "TODAY" line as shown here.
Although now regarded as a common charting technique, Gantt charts were considered revolutionary when first introduced[citation needed]. In recognition of Henry Gantt's contributions, the Henry Laurence Gantt Medal is awarded for distinguished achievement in management and in community service. This chart is also used in Information Technology to represent data that has been collected.

Please go to this site.  Log in with your google account.  Go through it and check out the program.  I think this project Gantt site will be useful.  

$$$ Contest $$$

Turn in your voice over assignment.  

$5,000 Contest

Our office was contacted by the Nick Cannon Foundation, (He is the host of America’s Got Talent among many other ventures.) Nick Cannon is originally from the San Diego area and he wants to give back to the community. His foundation works to educate youth to the global career and entrepreneur opportunities available on the "business side" of the mega multi-media/entertainment industries. Please share the attached competition guidelines with your students. This is an amazing opportunity with a grand prize of $5,000 to $10,000 cash prize. The top three teams will be selected to attend the upcoming CCTE showcase on June 1 to present their business plans to a panel of judges including Nick Cannon himself. Students can create business plans for a variety of ideas such as a podcast, radio/television show, invention, clothing line, innovative app, production company etc. All CTE students in all industry sectors can enter. Please review guideline document carefully. Here are some actions that will need to be taken asap. Please contact me if you have any questions.
  1. Students should identify their team of up to four members.
  2. Each students completes membership form at at
  3. Each student registers for Business Plan Competition at above website.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Today, Watching and working.

We are going to watch the current videos that were turned in Friday with

  1. Voice overs
  2. Music
  3. Sound Effects. 

Then  you will work on your video if you need to improve it.

Remember... I am giving you the chance to go back and add any missing elements to your project.

A new assignment we be posted Wednesday.   Make this video the best you can.  Ask yourself...

Does it have the three elements listed above?

Is there any missing sound effects?

Is there any missing dialog?

Have fun with it!   

Friday, April 8, 2016

Voice over project mixing and fixing

Go back to your project and mix the audio so that is pops out.  (You can clearly hear it)
It should be audible.   

You need to have 3 elements in your final mix.  

1. Music
2. Sound effects
3. Voices everywhere someone is saying something.  i.e.  No empty spots where a mouth is moving and nothing is coming out.   

Watching Projects

Watching your projects

Monday, April 4, 2016

PLHS Music Production Technology: Documentary.

The SDUSD block is messing up this assignment.  Don't worry about it, I will have another assignment up tomorrow.  Enjoy a day of blockage.  Ugh.  

Welcome Back.  Yes, I am not here today or tomorrow.  I am at an AME (Art Media and Entertainment) convention.  Below is a link with a documentary that I want you to watch and write a review on.  It will take today and tomorrow to watch it in class.  The review is Due Wednesday by the end of class for up to full credit.  

Music on the Brain.   link
Todays Assignment