RTV 420 Weekly OutlineBack to home page ** Outline subject to updates before start of spring semester **
Your indication of what to study comes from your own notes taken while doing the assigned reading and from notes you should take from what is covered in class. That also means you must pay attention to instructions in class. For questions regarding anything you miss in class, you must meet with the professor during regular office hours. LINKS indicated in the hard copy of this document below are found in this online outline. Immediately email the instructor if you discover a dead link. You should not expect responses to emails outside normal work hours. Most class-related communication must occur individually between the student and the instructor during scheduled office hours. No grade discussions via email nor around or during class.
a chapter by chapter review -- make
note of this: it may not be brought up again.
Chapter 1 -- see
this week's assignment below
Tues: Syllabus overview. Course overview. You must have the book and start reading now. READING due by class time Tuesday: Chapter 1. Computer hardware skills and software basics. See the Kindle option and you may be able to read Chapter 1 for free by getting a 'sample.' See the VitalSource option -- either is about $30 for the semester.
TAKE NOTES IN EVERY CLASS. Class content will guide you toward most of the content of exams.
YOU MUST HAVE YOUR OWN COPY of the required textbook for the course. On each exam, you must bring it with you, and your exam grade is zero if you don’t have either a hard copy or e-book. PROJECT: Start with LinkedIn: Create or update a LinkedIn account. It must include a headshot or other appropriate identifying image and a bio. Begin making connections in your field.
must set up a flash drive *(or online, see below) containing a
folder named YourLastName RTV 420 S18.
The flash drive must be named YourName and must have
your initials on its exterior. It must be submitted in an
approved box. Bring it to every class. Create a subfolder inside
that main folder called Assignments. Start with a Doc file that
is named YourLastName 420 Assets List.
update this each time you add anything to your flash
#1a: Select a
media-related field for which your portfolio will be created: make a Doc page making a
statement of the two or three most likely media
related jobs you imagine yourself applying for after
graduation, ALSO email this to the instructor by 1/19. Assignment
#1b: Based on 1a,
using only a Doc file create a Needs
the link for typical content of a Needs Analysis, which will be
written up in paragraphs. A Needs Analysis is
about a page of 3-4 paragraphs describing what you perceive
your online portfolio's needs to be and how what you're doing
will address them. No
Name drives will not be graded.
Flash drive must be submitted in an approved box with
your name on it.
Week 2 (1/22-26 ) Reading: Chapter 2
Samples of online portfolios. A good, passing grade, web site must have good images and graphics. What about this one?
If you have just fill in the blanks on a template you have not created your own unique web site.
Dress it up examples: No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, No. 4, No. 5
Student Portfolios: Student 1, Student 2, Student 3, Student 4, Student 5, Student 6
Every Student Should Have an Online Portfolio. Most Useful Web Sites. Bad web sites.
LSU Samples, Other Samples....
Amanda Lucier, Jeremy Pennycook, Chris Keith, Thushan Amarisiriwardena, Amy Vitale, Paula Goodman Koz,
Patrick Winfield, Lee Semel, Stephanie Ogburn (journalist), Michael Pollan, LSU Digital Portfolio examples
Needs Analysis due in Assignments folder by Monday. Assignment #2: Create a one-page résumé. See Career Development for assistance.
Week 3 (1/29-2/2) Reading: Chapter 3
Doc file created
Résumé due in Assignments folder by Monday. If you have
not shared an online folder as described above you must submit a
flash drive named and structured as describe above. Submit
in class Tuesday, or if no class it must be turned in to Dr.
DeMars' mail box on Tuesday on PAC 101.
in this week for Adobe Audition training or certification.
Start planning for at least four different audio pieces
of at least two different types that you record, to be used in
your web site. Those
can be spot production pieces, narrations, sports play by play,
audio explanations, etc.You must create and submit scripts into
the appropriate folder before doing productions.
class: Issues of Chapter 3 as related to Online
Portfolio. Review of online portfolios as linked above.
a chapter by chapter review -- make
note of this: it may not be brought up again.
Week 4 (2/5-9) Reading: Chapter 4
Assignment 4b: Create a folder named Images, inside your main folder. By Wednesday, place at least 5 images in it you create that would be good for your web site. These must be based on the already required shot list. Name each file icon a 2-3 word title / slug that adequately describes it. Best WordPress sites 1, Best WordPress 2
Come in this week for Video Camera training or
certification. WATCH this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYHVgDb5n2o and take quiz.
Week 5 (2/12-16) Reading: Chapter 10-Photography
Assignment #5: Review your initial shot list and images. Compare your work to what the chapter says about photography. Add at least 5 more images by Friday. At least half of the 10 due by this week must put you in the ‘workplace environment’ in the media type your site is about. Basics of BlueGriffon tutorial.
AS NOTED ABOVE: go to wordpress.com and create a WordPress account named YourLastNamePortfolio. (Like SmithPortfolio .... or TSmithPortfolio.) Start practicing with the dashboard and overall operations--before getting too far you can always change your theme. Assigned WordPress theme must be established by Week 7. With approval, you will choose from one of these: https://www.codeinwp.com/blog/free-portfolio-wordpress-themes/
OR choose from: http://www.wpbeginner.com/showcase/best-free-wordpress-blog-themes/
Remember that your site must have at least five different pages and must not be 'template-looking.'
MISSED TUES. CLASS? --> we covered basics of HTML and a bit about the WYSIWYG BlueGriffon CMS--get notes from someone in the class. There is no class meeting Thursday-->Do the reading and use the chapter reviews--time to prepare for Exam 2 is starting now. PLUS: See the HTML tutorial links below, in this week and next. Go through and use those to start HTML training. There will be an HTML quiz based on these in class Tuesday 2/20.
Project Work -- (a) you must continue to create / collect assets, (b) you are going through the steps as described here to create your WordPress.com site -- including adding your assets. REMEMBER--do not put any content into your site that you did not create.
The 'online' work for the class this week is to begin an overview of html using online html tutorials, Start today with these: Thursday class: The 'online' work for the class this week is to begin an overview of html using online html tutorials, Start today with these: HTML Home. HTML Introduction. HTML Editors. HTML Basic. HTML Elements.
HTML Attributes, HTML Headings, HTML Paragraphs, HTML Styles, HTML Formatting, HTML Quotations, HTML Comments. See below and continue using the HTML tutorials. Practice writing by using TextWrangler or Notepad++
There are 3 languages all web developers must learn: _______ to define the content of web pages, ______ to specify the layout of web pages and __________ to program the behavior of web pages.
Week 6 (2/19-23) Reading: Chapter 5
be an HTML quiz in class Tuesday 2/20 over links above and those
below within this week.
MEDIA CONTENT TO
BE IN YOUR WEB SITE: (a)
images you create, (b) graphics you create, (c) audio content
you create or have created, (d) video content you create or have
created, (e) short written materials including written media
content, like newspaper articles, (f) slide shows, podcast
content, social media content etc. as dictated by your
multimedia experience. WordPress
Week 7 (2/26-3/2) Reading: Chapter 8
theme must be established before Tuesday class time. See
initial directions above.
GO BACK TO THIS PAGE and look down the left column--do any of the tutorials not linked above.
HOW MUCH of html tutorials to do? These links were to get you started--we've done this over a three week period where the directions were to keep doing html training. At this point, look back at 'HTML Home' and look at the left column. Do all under HTML Tutorials, then under HTML Forms, then under HTML5, then under HTML Graphics, then HTML Media.
All this to be ready for the HTML Quiz at start of class NEXT Tuesday, that will be about 1/5 of your Test 2 grade.
WordPress Dashboard for beginners WP Beginner Web Site
Help with WordPress: Example 1: Inserting Images, Example 2: Inserting Tables, (may not work in free version)
Making a 2 or 3-column table with html,
Week 8 (3/5-9) Reading: Chapter 6
Major html quiz at the start of class Tuesday. Discussion of Chapter 6.
CONTINUE to create media content for your online portfolio; be sure to continue to update your Assets List. Not in your shared Google Drive folder? It's not submitted.
ADD a folder inside your Project Folder called Existing Media. Inside that make a folder called Existing Audio and another called Existing Video. Place anything created before this semester that you plan to use in your portfolio into the appropriate one of those folders.
Test 2 Thursday Chapters 5, 6, 8, 10, HTML and class content.
Bring a green Scantron and pencils. Will also include HTML questions and some fill in the blank.
MID SEMESTER / Spring Break
Week 9: (3/19-23) Reading: Chapter 7 (use the Chapter Review materials to improve your test grade)
You must come in
for a scheduled review with the instructor of your work so
far--see sign up link in next week's outline section. You
must sign up for Adobe Photoshop basic training / review this
around IT / computer issues, you will follow
these directions to start using BlueGriffon.
THURSDAY: Here's your starting BlueGriffon
assignment: download BlueGriffon to your own computer or use
the video edit stations in PAC 117. Currently station A and
C have the latest version of BlueGriffin. Have your images
ready to insert into the pages you create.
NEXT, click on and open the WorkSamples tab. Spend 30-60 minutes editing that page. Change the text to content that would fit your online portfolio. Replace image locations with your own images. Replace placeholder text with your own text. Make this look like a page of your web site. For any online media you have (Google Drive,YouTube etc.) link to that from your page. Try to see how far you can go to make this template page into one that looks like it fits your web site. Link from this page back to your home page on the Home tab. In other tabs, link About to your LinkedIn page, change Plants to Video Samples and Gardens to Writing Samples. On the Connect area of the footer, link to your own of any of these (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and make the Email us go to your email address (like mailto: TonyDeMars@leo.tamuc.edu)
captures are due emailed no later than 5 pm Monday 3/26.
If file size prevents email attachments, either send multiple
emails, or put them in a folder in your Google Drive named
BlueGriffon. Keep them also in
your project folder; save the folder and all its contents you
create and bring that on a flash drive to class on
Tuesday. Include your images and any other media
content you have the physical files of in that folder. I may
keep the flash drives for a few days--be sure your drive is named
when loaded on a computer and has your initials on it.
Week 10: (3/26-30) Reading: Chapter 9
Review of BlueGriffon work so far. Screen captures and flash drive with folder due as noted above.
Portfolio Presentations. They're
not 'ad-lib' --> Required
Presentation Guidelines are here.
WordPress Dashboard and Web Site knowledge
demonstrations at scheduled times.
Bannerfans and other free tools; Adobe
and CSS in WordPress.
Short film: computer
Python beginning tutorial.
Video tutorial on iOS. 12
year old app developer (he's now 19).
Project work. Before Thursday class time, or no later than
during Thursday class time, create a Canva account and spend 45
minutes creating at least one and ideally 2-3 graphics that you
can use in your Multimedia Portfolio. Save those to your
computer and then upload them to your Graphics folder in your
Google Drive. THEN, open BannerFans and make at least a
Header Image for your home page, then try to make some variations
for some areas of your other pages. If the system does not
allow you to save any files you create, use Command/Shift/4 to
capture the area of the graphic. Be sure to name all
graphics media files.
Week 11: (4/2-6) Reading: Chapter 11
We have covered general parameters of your work--your goal is to incorporate those into a Multimedia Web Site that demonstrates the variety of your multimedia skills. THIS WEEK, by Thursday, is the time to arrange for individual help with any of your site development issues: Allie or Cheyne while on duty as PA may be able to offer some help OR schedule a time with the instructor.
CONTINUE to create media content for your online portfolio; be sure to continue to update your Assets List. ASSIGNMENT: Write short paragraph pieces for your pages and put those into your Drive: site scripts, text pieces due by Friday. Create more images for your pages. Create more graphics. You must continue to add new assets on your own.
Copyright Issues: What can and what can we NOT put into our production? What is 'fair use'? 'public domain'? 'creative commons'? How challenging are copyright issues? (Harry Fox Agency / see show credits). Performance licensing, blanket license vs. needle drop, Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Sound Exchange, synchronization license / master use license, criminal and civil issue, cease and desist vs. settlement vs. court ruling. Keep these in mind as you create your content.
SEE THE PRESENTATION GUIDELINES AND PRACTICE YOUR PRESENTATION.
Week 12: (4/9-13) Reading: Chapter 12
Web site must have at least five pages. Mock up / rough version of initial web site due by Friday. Send URL via email to instructor and within a document file to save as an independent file inside your your RTV 420 S18 folder.
Blue Griffon based project work—must bring project flash drive to Tuesday class.
'Interactive media' ideas: Create YourOwn Podcast, How to Create a Podcast, Live Bookmarks in Firefox
Web Video Samples (see various clips on this page), Web Video Samples 2 (RSS)
'Product videos' samples . Future technologies.
Test 3 Tuesday: Chapters 7, 9, 11, 12 and class notes. Bring green Scantron and pencils.
(use the Chapter Review materials to improve your test grade)
Thursday: Show us your pages and content so far and talk about what your plans are to have your final web site ready by class time Thursday 4/27. Talk about how you will demonstarte your familiarity with Audio, Video, Photography, Graphics, Web Authoring and the Skill Area you want your site to demonstrate about you.
Critical thinking about digital media / multimedia / multi-platform communication.
Week 13 (4/16-20) Reading: Chapter 13 and podcasting online link
TUES: Overview of Chapter 13 main points.
The Web Site Drive folder must have: (a) the Final Draft Résumé and cover letter, (b) an MS Word or Google Docs page with you site's URL (c) direct URL links to each page with a new audio file you created this semester for your site (and a note with the URL describing what the audio is) and (d) direct URL links to each page with a new video file you created this semester for your site (and a note with the URL describing what each video is), PLUS INSIDE THE ASSETS FOLDER
(e) a folder named IMAGES -- - ones you shot this semester for your site (plus a sub-folder inside that folder that's named 'older images' and has pictures your took before this class, (f) a folder of VIDEOS for all videos you created prior to this class to put into this web site listed in a .doc file PLUS all your new videos as .mov files, (g) a separate folder of AUDIO for all audio files you created prior to this semester listed in a .doc file PLUS all your new audio files as .mp3 files (h) a folder of GRAPHICS you have created to go into your web site, (i) a folder of TEXT that has all the body copy that exists in your web site, broken down as a separate paragraph for for each bit of information as it exists in various locations on your site.
Remember -- put all items correctly into the Assets folder and their subfolders.
THURS: Project work day--work on your project on your own. Schedule a time with the instructor this week for any specific help you need.
Week 14 (4/23-27) Reading: Chapter 14 and online about app development
Videos: How to Build an iPhone app. App instead of web page... See Como (formerly Conduit) and their CLM (Customer Loyalty Management)
Final web site due by class time Thursday. Al content on Google Drive or flash drive.
outline due as email attachment to the instructor by 10 pm
Week 15 (4/30-5/4)
Tuesday: Begin Final Portfolio presentations. Five presentations chosen at random.
Thursday: Remaining Final Portfolio presentations, order chosen at random.
Finals Week (5/7-11)
Comprehensive Final Exam, Tues. May 8, 1:15 pm. Bring green Scantron and pencils. Late arrivals lose points.