Close All Laptops Please
Only the back half of the class may use their laptops.
The course final is comprised of two parts:
- The take-home, released in week 12 (worth 5%)
- The in-class, done in week 13 (worth 10%)
Visual Communication Design
The ability to analyze and create effective visual media messages.
What is meant by design being an iterative process? and what techniques might we use to generate ideas?
The elements that support the concept, intention or idea:
- Shot length
- Remember that fonts have:
Image and Text
Remember that the combination of image and text is a balance: Either or both together can form the focus of the message.
Remember the arc of our narratives:
- Exposition: Introduces characters and situation
- Turning point + complicating action: Conflict occurs and obstacles encountered in pursuit of goal
- Climax + resolution: Goal achieve or conflict resolved
Remember how sequence, arrangement, and framing of panels enhances a narrative.
Remember that timing, easing, and squash/stretch create more realistic animation.
You know the areas we will ask questions on, so be prepared to write about:
- The connection between methods and meaning
- Techniques, and how/why they are applied
- The analysis and creation of visual communication
Will be delivered through Canvas much like any of your other quizzes. Consider it your final exam primer.
- 8 questions
- 45 minutes to complete
- Worth 5/15% (of the final exam grade)
Attendance in Week 12
Attendance in Week 12 is not mandatory. Rejoice!
We will be available from 2:30-3:30 only to collect any assignment 4 physical materials from you. Since the take-home is delivered electronically, you will need not attend.
For next week
- A04 is due
- Prep for take-home
A04 Hand-in (only 2:30-3:30pm)
How to Contact Andrew
- Office Hours:
- Wednesdays from 11:30-12:20 at SFU Surrey on the mezzanine
- Thursdays from 1:30-2:20pm outside SSC-B9201
- Fridays from 10:30-11:20 at SFU Surrey on the mezzanine
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 778.782.9747
- Office: Room 2816 (SFU Surrey)