Saturday, December 31, 2016

What is Manga? part 3



What is Manga - is a research-based unit/tutorial plan for Year 10 students
> Free to use and alter

Recommended (prior) reading:  

Learning Requirements and Success Criteria

Learning Requirements:
  • Develop the skills to employ digital software to construct an effective design.
Success Criteria:
  • You will demonstrate a greater understanding of what is a good Manga Business Card design CRAP.
  • You will demonstrate greater skills in applying Inkscape to construct a Manga Business Card.

Expectation 1

You are expected to complete 3 requirements:
  1. Requirement 1: You will upload an example of a Manga Business Card and reflect on why you chose it.
  2. Requirement 2: Video Tutorial Basic Business Card.
  3. Requirement 3: Design your own Business Card - Design a Business Card.

Expectation 2

  1. You will create your own Manga Business Card. 

Requirement 1

To complete this requirement, you will upload an example of a Manga Business Card into the Requirement 1: Investigate an example of a Manga Business Card Forum and reflect on 4 design principles (CRAP). (Teacher to setup forum)

https://en.internetprint.eu/business-card 

Investigation Task - Instructions
  1. You are to search the internet to find an example of a good Manga Business Card.
  2. You are to download it and then upload the image into this forum.
  3. You are to enter the following details;
    1. the name of the creator,
    2. the URL address,
    3. the date you downloaded the Manga Business Card, and
    4. reflect on how your selected Manga Business Card's matches the 4 basic principles of design (CRAP)
CRAP: 4 basic principles of design 
Your reflection should incorporate all four principles of CRAP:
  1. Contrast,
  2. Repetition,
  3. Alignment,
  4. Proximity,

CONTRAST
Contrast focuses our attention and should be used to highlight the most important points that the audience should take away. Designers should use colors, bold type, and size to distinguish parts of text or an image and create contrast.
REPETITION
Repetition ties objects or images together. It is why sporting teams have pattern repetition of their uniforms. In regards to text, repetition of fonts, styles, and sizes unify the design.
ALIGNMENT
Alignment indicates organization, polish, and strength. Text on a page is easier to read and understand if it is properly aligned to the margin. Alignment should be applied to every design or page layout to show order.
PROXIMITY
Proximity creates relationships within objects in an image. Placing objects close together shows their connectedness and focuses the audience’s attention. For example, captions placed near photos on a page layout show that they describe the photos they are near.

More reading about good CRAP


Requirement 2: Video Tutorial Business Card

Inkscape Tutorial: Print Ready Business Card Design
In this tutorial, you will learn
  • how to create a print-ready business card design that is US standard 3.5" by 2"
  • and the finished design will be formatted with a .25" bleed and at 300 DPI. 
HINT
  • First, watch the video.
  • Then, complete the tutorial whilst watching the video.


Requirement 2: Video Tutorial Business Card upload and reflection
Now that you have completed the Video Tutorial Business Card, you need to:
  1. Export abstract Business Card: yournameBusinessCard.png
  2. UPLOAD: according to your teacher's instruction
  3. Provide a short statement on
    1. what technical skills you learned whilst completing the tutorial.
    2. what ideas you got whilst completing the tutorial.

Requirement 3: DESIGN your own Business Card

Now it is time for you to sketch up your own business card.
You will need a pencil or pen and paper to complete this task.
Once completed upload your sketch it into the Requirement 3: Design your own Business Card Forum
  • upload your sketch into the Requirement 3: Design your own Business Card Forum (set-up by your teacher)
    • To do this, either scan it or take a photo and upload the digital image.
  • In a short paragraph explain what the features of your sketch demonstrate (with reference to CRAP)
    • Contrast, Repetition, Alignment, Proximity
Example of a Business Card Design sketch
http://studio2.rageyart.com/06_branding/02_card.html

Expectation 2

Creation of a Manga Business Card employing Inkscape
This is a SUMMATIVE assessment task.
  • It is expected that you will create your own Manga Business Card employing Inkscape.
    • Based on your sketch create a Manga Business Card using Inkscape software.
    • You are to submit the original svg file
  • Your Business Card must demonstrate your skills through your;
    • use of shapes tools
    • use of drawing tools
    • use of functions
  • Your Badge must employ
    • design shapes
    • illustration (eg cartoon of something recognizable)
    • text (typography)
To successfully complete this, you must have completed:
  • Requirement 1: Upload an example of a Manga Business Card and reflect on why
  • Requirement 2: Video Tutorial Basic Business Card 
  • Requirement 3: Design your own Business Card - Design a Business Card



Wednesday, December 28, 2016

What is Manga? part 2


What is Manga - is a research-based unit/tutorial plan for Year 10 students
> Free to use and alter

Recommended (prior) reading:  Part 1 

Part 2: Creation of a Manga Badge

Learning Requirements:

  • Develop the skills to employ digital software to design effective designs.

Success Criteria:

  • You will demonstrate a greater understanding of what is a good Manga Badge design.
  • You will demonstrate greater skills in applying Inkscape as a vector design tool.

Expectations Summary

Expectation 1:

You are expected contribute to the Forum: Manga Badge Skill Development by addressing 4 requirements. (Teacher sets up an online forum/discussion board)
  • Requirement 1: You will upload an example of a Manga Badge (an internet search)and reflect on why you chose it.
  • Requirement 2: Inkscape Basic Shapes Tutorial
  • Requirement 3: Inkscape - Drawing a cartoon
  • Requirement 4: Inkscape - Draw an icon
Requirements 1 to 4 are to be uploaded into the online forum/discussion board.
WARNING: The Forum is a place where you are able to comment on each other's work. You must respect each other's ideas and thoughts. NO TROLLING is allowed.

Expectation 2:

  • You will create your own Manga Badge.
    Submission of your Manga Badge can  only appear once you have completed the requirements of the forum/discussion board

Expectations Details - Expectation 1

Requirement 1: Investigate an example of a Manga Badge.

You will upload an example of a Manga Badge into the Database: Manga Badge Skill Development and reflect on why you chose it

Badges by Cheila https://goo.gl/McGeFa

Investigation Task - Instructions

  • You are to search the internet to find an example of a good Manga badge/icon
  • You are to download it and then upload the image into this forum (Teacher setup)
  • You are to enter the following details
    • the name of the creator,
    • the URL address
    • date you downloaded the Manga badge/icon Image
    • Reflect on what principle of design is the Manga Badge strongest feature, and why.

5  Design Principles for good badge/logo design

  • Select one and reflect (elaborate) on why you chose this design principle.
    • Simple
    • Memorable
    • Timeless
    • Versatile
    • Appropriate
More information on the 5 Design Principles: http://justcreative.com/2009/07/27/what-makes-a-good-logo/ 

Requirement 2: Inkscape Abstract Design using basic shapes

This activity requires you to:

  • Complete 2 video tutorials and 
  • Upload an Experimental Abstract Design into Requirement 2: Inkscape Basic Shapes FORUM (Forum set up by Teacher)

  1. Video tutorial 1: Inkscape Basics - Tools
  2. Video tutorial 2: Predefined Shapes - Rectangles
  3. UPLOAD: Experimental abstract design - using Inkscape's basic shapes & functions.

Video tutorial 1: Inkscape Basics - Tools


This video tutorial demonstrates 

  • the basics of drawing tools of Inkscape,
  • and the basic functions of Inkscape
HINT

  1. Watch the video.
  2. Complete the tutorial whilst watching the video.

Video tutorial 2: Predefined Shapes - Rectangles

This video tutorial demonstrates 
  • the basics of rectangles and rounded rectangles,
  • then building up to more advanced features of using rectangles to create 3D shapes.
HINT
  1. Watch the video.
  2. Complete the tutorial whilst watching the video.

UPLOAD: Experimental abstract design

How? By using Inkscape's basic shapes & functions.

After watching and following Video tutorial 1 and Video tutorial 2 you are required to:
  • Experiment with Inkscape tools to create an Abstract design
  • Export abstract design as: yournameAbstact.png
  • UPLOAD: Requirement 2: Inkscape Basic Shapes Tutorial
  • Provide a short statement 
    • on what you were trying to achieve, and 
    • some positive feedback on other abstracts created by your classmates
    • refer to the 5 Design Principles

HINT
  • Have some fun: I'm looking for fun and originality
  • To upload your completed LadyBird On Leaf you will need to export the svg file to a png. 
  • When uploading the png file make sure the image in no bigger than 500 px in any direction.
Example of Abstract using basic tools, shapes, and rectangles


Requirement 3 - Drawing a cartoon

Requirement 3 activity: Instructions
  1. Complete a video tutorial: LadyBird On Leaf by Tip-Top Lab,
  2. Upload your completed LadyBird On Leaf into Requirement 3: Inkscape - Drawing a cartoon FORUM. (Forum set up by Teacher)
  3. and reflect on your learning gained, whilst completing the LadyBird On Leaf tutorial.
HINT
  • To upload your completed LadyBird On Leaf you will need to export the svg file to a png. 
  • When uploading the png file make sure the image in no bigger than 500 px in any direction.
Requirement 3 activity: Video tutorial 3,  Ladybird On Leaf

Ladybird on Leaf Tutorial
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create a vector graphic of a ladybird on leaf. 

Tutorial created by Tip-Top Lab 

Requirement 4: Draw a Badge

Requirement 4 activity: Instructions
  1. Complete a video tutorial: Draw a Badge,
  2. Upload your completed Badge into Requirement 4: Inkscape - Drawing a Badge
  3. and reflect on your learning gained, whilst completing the Badge tutorial.
HINT
  • To upload your completed Badge you will need to export the svg file to a png. 
  • When uploading the png file make sure the image in no bigger than 500 px in any direction.
Requirement 4 activity: Video tutorial 4, Draw a Badge

Create an Elegant Badge
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create a professional looking badge. 


Tutorial created by Nick Saporito

Expectations Details - Expectation 2

Creation of a Manga Badge

It is expected that you will create your own Manga Badge employing Inkscape.
  • Design and create a Manga Badge using Inkscape software
  • You are to submit the original svg file
Your Badge must demonstrate your skills through your;
  • use of shapes tools
  • illustration (eg cartoon of something recognizable)
  • text (Typography)
To successfully complete this, you must have completed:
  • Requirement 1: Investigate an example of a Manga Badge.
  • Requirement 2: Inkscape Abstract Design using basic shapes.
  • Requirement 3: Drawing a cartoon.
  • Requirement 4: Draw a Badge.

What is Manga? Part 3

Thursday, December 22, 2016

What is Manga? part 1


What is Manga - is a research-based unit/tutorial plan for Year 10 students
> Free to use and alter

Learning Requirements and Success Criteria

Learning Requirements:
  • Understand, analyze, and evaluate the impact of social and/or ethical issues related to information-processing and publishing technologies.
Success Criteria:
  • You will demonstrate a greater cultural understanding of the characteristics and conventions of Manga art through a study of Japanese artists.
  • You will demonstrate a greater understanding of how information-processing and publishing technologies employ Manga art.

Expectations

Expectation 1:
You will need to participate in the WHAT IS MANGA forum by addressing 2 requirements:
  • Requirement 1: You must post your ideas and thoughts on Manga into the forum
  • Requirement 2: You must reply to other classmates ideas and thoughts on Manga
WARNING: The Manga forum is a place to share ideas and thoughts on Manga. You must respect each other's ideas and thoughts. NO TROLLING is allowed.

Expectation 2:
You will complete a 350 to 400-word research paper (or multimodal equivalent) on Manga. 
  • HINT: The 350 to 400-word research paper submission will only appear once you have completed the requirements of the WHAT IS MANGA forum
What is Manga? Presentation


English: Manga & Anime Lesson from KatieEnglishTutoring




HINT: Take Notes and Share your ideas and thoughts in the What is Manga forum

What is Manga? Forum

This is a formative assessment task. It is designed to assist you and your manga class-mates, to discuss and reflect on your thoughts concerning Manga.

To successfully do this, you must have watched

  • What is Manga? Presentation
  • BBC Report on Manga

It is expected that you will post your reflections and reply to another classmates reflection

The What is Manga? Forum must be completed before attempting the written assignment
(Teacher needs to set up a online forum)

FORUM: Questions to Address

  • Manga History: What interested you and why?
  • Anime Characters: Which ones appeal to you and why?
  • Culture: How does Manga influence culture and how does culture influence Manga
  • Technology: What types of technology have been employed by Manga artists?

Written Assignment

It is expected that you will complete a 350 to 400-word research report on Manga Culture and Technology. You are able to submit a multimodal equivalent research report. This can be either;
  • an oral recording 
  • a powerpoint with notes
  • a video
  • a photo story
    Please consult your teacher if you wish to discuss the multimodal alternatives
To successfully do this, you must have 
  • Completed the What is Manga Forum
    • and watched the What is Manga? Presentation and BBC Report on Manga.
    • researched the internet for more information and Manga and Culture and Technology.
Topic 1: Written Assignment requirements
  • 350 to 400 words (or equivalent)
  • The report INTRODUCTION should cover: An overview of Manga - history
  • The report BODY should contain 3 key paragraphs covering
    • An issue/interest concerning CULTURE
    • An issue/Interest concerning TECHNOLOGY
    • An issue/interest concerning a MANGA ARTIST and or CHARACTER
    • The report CONCLUSION should cover: Your thoughts and ideas

What is Manga: Part 2


Saturday, December 17, 2016

Godin Sickness animation




Godin Sickness, awaken us from our consumption.
AT
Deliver us from our pleasure of spending.
WHAT
Around and around the center we gather and prey.
POINT
Too sick to fling off and venture and discover meaning.
IS
Too weak to maintain concentration, a continuous distraction, a wanted insatiable hunger.
TOO MUCH