CSUN Academic Calendar

April 15

What's Due
2/19 **Audio Formats (data CD)
2/26 **Case Study 1 (upload)
3/11 **Audio CD/Jewel Case (audio CD)
3/18 **Graphic Compression Formats (data CD)
3/18 **Case Study 2 and index (upload)
ongoing *Software link in discussion (online)
3/18 **Digital Photograph (data cd)
3/18 *Digital Photograph (glossy print)
4/1 **iMovie Tutorial Video Formats (data CD)
4/15 *Animated GIF (data CD)
4/15 *Fireworks Rollover (online)
4/22 **Instructional Video (DVD)
4/22 **PowerPoint Presentation (data CD)
4/29 *Interactive Flash Movie (online)
5/27 **Final Project of choosing due

February 5

  • Welcome.
  • Tour of the computer lab.

DEMO: iTunes and downloading MP3 files, burning iso 6990 data CD.

LAB: Download MP3 files, download iTunes, burn data CD.

BACK UP YOUR FILES!

February 12
  • Tour of Website
  • Look at Discussion Group
  • Share Questionnaire info
  • Case Studies
  • Obtain CSUN Account

DEMO: Putting links into email and our discussion forum.

DEMO: Importing (decoding) and encoding sound files in iTunes.

LAB: Practice decoding and encoding sound files in MP3, AAC, WAV, and AIFF formats.

BACK UP YOUR FILES!

February 19

LAB: Submit your name and email in our forum (item #262).

LAB: Work on the Audio Format assignment and submit.

DEMO: Word Save As Web page

Check Forum. Did you search for and submit download links/review? It is part of the requirement for the course.

LAB: Rip from a commercial CD into iTunes as described in the Ripping assignment. Encode the songs in iTunes as MP3.

BACK UP YOUR FILES!


February 26

DEMO: PUT an index in your Web Page Directory using Dreamweaver.

Submit first case study essay as Web page uploaded to your CSUN HTML account directory (public_html). Name the file "case_study1.html" Use graphics sub-directory if including graphics. Use Dreamweaver to upload all files to your CSUN directory. Please see uploading instructions for help with Dreamweaver FTP.

Submit the URL of your first case study on forum under FIRST CASE STUDY (item #261).

Check Forum. Did you search for and submit download links/review? It is part of the requirement for the course.

DEMO: Recording audio, sound effects and Burning an Audio CD

LAB: Work on Digitized Sound and burn your audio CD.

DEMO: iTunes Get Info and setting song same and artist.

Let's look at some of the Case Studies.

DEMO: Freehand Basics

LAB: Work on your Nametag, CD Label and Jewel Case.

LAB: Burn your Audio CD--please look at requirements--and assemble jewel case (you may need to take the CD label home and print it on your own color printer. Let's experiment and see if we can make PDFs out of the Freehand files and if they print perfectly!

BACK UP YOUR FILES!


March 11

DEMO: Review of Freehand.

DEMO: "CD Stomper"

LAB: Continue to work on CD label and jewel case inserts. Remember to print your "guides" to check for fit before you save as a template and proceed with the design and artwork. When finished, double check the fit before printing in color. Burn the audio CD, assemble with color labels and inserts, and submit.

DEMO: Fireworks compression.

LAB: Work on graphic files assignment.


March 18

Upload your second case study essay as Web page saved on your disk in the folder named public_html. Name the file "case_study2.html" Use graphics sub-directory if including graphics. Make an "index.html" file with navigation to link to your first and second case studies. Use Dreamweaver to upload all files to your CSUN directory. Submit the URL of the index on the discussion group.

DEMO: GIF Formats from graphic files assignment.

LAB: Work on graphic files assignment.

DEMO: Digital photography with iPhoto (group photo in lab), graphics compression and conversions, Adobe Photoshop.

LAB: Work on digital photographs.


March 25

LAB: Work on Digital Photographs and any other unfinished assignments.

DEMO: iMovie

LAB: Continue working on unfinished assignments and begin instructional video.


  • For our Collection of Software assignment/Review, submit download link/review for a MAC or Windows multimedia application to our forum. Try to find software that is similar to the projects we are working on currently. 
  • Bring DV cameras and digital photo cameras.

April 1

DEMO: iMovie Tutorial/Assignment and hardware cables.

LAB: Work on iMovie


  • For our Collection of Software assignment/Review, submit download link/review for a MAC or Windows multimedia application to our forum. Try to find software that is similar to the projects we are working on currently. 
  • Bring DV cameras and digital photo cameras

April 8 NO CLASS -- SPRING RECESS


  • For our Collection of Software assignment/Review, submit download link/review for a MAC or Windows multimedia application to our forum. Try to find software that is similar to the projects we are working on currently. 
  • Bring DV cameras and digital photo cameras

April 15

1st Hour

LAB: work on iMovie Tutorial/Assignment. Here is the file we couldn't get last time.

2nd Hour

DEMO: Amelia will show us how to upload case study 2: add index and navigation for case study 1 and case study 2. What, exactly, needs to be on your index? We will discuss correct directory structure.

LAB: Upload "index.html" and "case_study2.html" POST URL OF INDEX TO DISCUSSION GROUP HERE. Note: no uppercase allowed in discussion titles--will be deleted otherwise.

DEMO:Amelia will show us how to create a simple Fireworks Rollover.

LAB: Fireworks Rollover.

If there is an interest, we can look at making Dreamweaver Templates.

DEMO: "CD Stomper"

3rd Hour

DEMO: Animated GIF with Fireworks.

LAB: Work with your group and design the story board for your instructional video.


  • For our Collection of Software assignment/Review, submit download link/review for a MAC or Windows multimedia application to our forum. Try to find software that is similar to the projects we are working on currently. 
  • Bring DV cameras and digital photo cameras
  • Storyboard for intructional video due.

April 22

Storyboard for intructional video due.

DEMO: embed multmedia into a Web page (video and flash).

DEMO: Multimedia within PowerPoint: Bad Astronomy.

LAB: Work on PowerPoint assignment.

DEMO: 10 Laws of Flash

LAB: Work on Flash assignment

If you need extra practice with Flash, Here is a tutorial.


April 29

LAB: upload case study 3 and index: add index navigation for case study 3.

LAB: Work on unfinished assignments and final project of your choosing.

Student Presentations


May 6, 13, 20, 27

Student Presentations

Note: May 27 is the final day and class will meet at the usual time. All assignments must be turned in by the end of the class period on May 27.

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