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    Welcome to Digital Design & Animation (DDA)

    2020-2021

     

    ---For all NWHS information related to the first few days of school, click here.

    ---For all information on how to log in to and use CANVAS, click HERE.

     

     

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    DESCRIPTION

    Digital Design and Animation I

    Course Number: TS24

    Aligned Industry Credential: None

    Introduction to Digital Design & Animation (DDA) introduces students to techniques used in CG effects, animated films and video games. The focus of this course is learning the techniques, tools and workflow used by professionals in the field. This course helps students understand digital design production. Students will learn how to apply different procedures in the production of 2D graphics. Students will understand digital design techniques with an emphasis on the design pipeline, the principles of design, color theory, and composition techniques. Students will learn in-depth techniques in Autodesk 3ds Max 2018 and Adobe Illustrator with some targeted work in Adobe Photoshop, After Effects and Premiere Pro. Much of the work done in this class is project-based, requiring the student to develop long-term time management skills and self-discipline.

     

    Honors Digital Design & Animation II

    Digital Design and Animation II Course Number: TS25

    Aligned Industry Credential: 3ds Max Certified

    Digital Design and Animation II emphasizes the use of industry-standard digital technology and media to help students develop the artistic and technical skills necessary to plan, analyze, and create visual solutions to 21st Century communications problems. Students engage in digital art activities using professional-grade creative software packages to develop complex 2D and 3D digital graphics and audio/video media. Students apply Adobe CC Suite and 3DS Max skills to industry-related activities and projects, mirroring workplace scenarios.

     

     


    Class Info

    Instructor: Cassie Kirby-Smith

    Room: 302 (Technology Center)

    Phone: (336) 605-3300

    Email: kirbysc@gcsnc.com


     

    Required Materials 2020-2021

    Digital Design & Animation I and Honors Digital Design & Animation II:

    ***For Remote Learning:

    • Computer or another suitable electronic device to access and use the Canvas website (Please contact the school if your student needs a device)
    • Earbuds/Headphones REQUIRED!! (occasionally, students lose them...please don't send expensive headphones)
    • Paper/pencils, for sketching, etc.

    ***For In-Class Instruction, Earbuds and please ADD the following:

    • Folder, for handouts
    • Spiral notebook or composition notebook (1-subject) for daily journals
    • Pens and Pencils
    • Optional: 4-8 GB flash drive (This is not required because you will be storing most of your work on a GCS OneDrive account.

     

    Classroom Wish List (NOT required):

    Hand Sanitizer

    Facial Tissue

    Old/unwanted video game posters and magazines


    Ms. Kirby-Smith’s Schedule 2020-2021

    1st Period: Digital Design & Animation I

    2nd Period: Honors Digital Design & Animation II

    3rd Period: Digital Design & Animation I

    4th Period: Honors Digital Design & Animation II

    5th Period: Planning

    6th Period: Digital Design & Animation I

     

    Office Hours:

    August 17- September 4

    M-F 8:30am-10:00am 

          1:00pm-4:00pm 

    (May be in meetings; email or leave a phone message please)

    September 8 - October 16

    Monday         8:30am-8:45am     1:00PM-4:00pm

    Tuesday        8:30am-12:00pm

    Wednesday   8:30am-12:00pm   1:00pm-4:00pm (may be in meetings)

    Thursday      8:30am-8:45am     1:00PM-4:00pm

    Friday          8:30am-12:00pm 

     

    Email:

    kirbysc@gcsnc.com

    Phone:

    ‪(336) 447-3996‬
     
    (Google Voice number - please leave a message with your return phone number.)

     


     

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