**Exam Schedule**

IDD 250
-Monday Dec. 13; 9:00 AM

IDD 301 A
-Wednesday Dec. 15; 10:30 AM

IDD 301 B
-Wednesday Dec. 15; 1:00 PM

Projects for all classes are due on their respective dates.


IDD 301 Video Resource!

The Open Video Project

IDD 301 & 250 Assignments

IDD 250:
-No more Blogs
-Have part of your website online for debugging.
-Take notice of exam schedule change listed below.

IDD 301
-No more Blogs
-No revised storyboard
-Work on animation as much as possible. It's due in 2 weeks.


**IDD 250 Exam Schedule Change**

The for the exam for IDD 250 is now earlier than the posted time on Quinnipiac. We will not meet at 10:30AM.

New Time:

Monday December 13 @ 9:00 AM


IDD 301 Assignments

-Work on Adobe After Effects tutorials
-Have your storyboard done for when we get back (Dec. 1st)
-Blog on a clip from the previous sites on the Blog (The 4 we went over in class)

Enjoy your Thanksgiving Break!


IDD 250 Assignment

-Finalize Webpage Designs
-1st Draft of Written information
-No Blog, but read

IDD301 Weekly Sites



Animated Graffiti

Protein Feed - Animated Graffiti

Animated Graffiti
By William Rowe on November 15, 2004 11:29 AM

An artist created a small animation of a robot walking, then rendered each frame as a stencil. Then s/he went around town and sprayed the stencil on walls, lamp-posts, etc, and photographed each one.

IDD 301 -- After Effects Plug-Ins installed

The plug-ins needed for the tutorials are installed. To make sure that they are working please REBOOT before using After Effects.


IDD 301 Assignment

-Blog on one thing from Imaginary Forces website.
-Part 2 in Adobe After Effects book.

IDD301 Site of the Week

Imaginary Forces

You must pick one of the animation projects on this site to analyze for your blog this week.


IDD 250 Assignment

Due Next Week

- Three (3) initial, completely different, design comps.
\- Front Cover & Inside page for each design comp
\- Color prints will be turned in after in-class critique

- Flow chart of Website (Use Adobe InDesign)

- 1st Draft of Writing due in two weeks.

*No Blog/Reading this week. It will be done for the following week.
Ian's Shoelace Site - Introduction


IDD 350 Assignment Week 10

-Read and do Part 1 tutorials in your Adobe After Effects book.

-Blog on another Flash animation.

P.S. Great show of poem animations today!

IDD 250 Assignment Week 10

Week 10 (11/1)

Reading "Pause & Effect" p. 154-169

-Blog on reading
-Refine MindMaps


Reference to previous link:

Wiretap has been installed on the 4 iMacs in the back of the lab, if you need to use it for your projects.


IDD 250 Week 9 Assignment/Reading

- Have a research topic & mind map
- Fix anything on last web page (home/portal page)
- Blog on readings in book

Reading "Pause & Effect" p. 124-151



IDD 250

Week 8

Reading "Pause & Effect" p. 115-123

Dreamweaver HOT chapters 17-18

Webpage - Front Page/Portal
-Intro paragraph
-add a link to all of previous webpages (5) to this home page "Home" link
-Navigation system

Typography Resource

Thinking With Type


IDD 301 After Effects Book!

The bookstore has gotten in the book for the last portion of the class:

Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects,
Vol. 1: The Essentials (3rd Edition, Version 6.5)
by Trish Meyer, Chris Meyer

It's a great book - pick up a copy before people outside of our class start buying them up.


IDD 301 Assignment

-"Free" Blogs (Blog on any animation) until we start Adobe After Effects.

-Revised storyboard for next week (10/20)

-Continue in Flash MX 2k4 H.O.T.

-And start constructing your animations!


IDD 301 Assignment

-Any animation

Project 2
-Storyboard due Wed. 10/13

Continue in Flash MX 2k4 H.O.T.


IDD 250 Assignment & Reading

Week 6 (10/4)

Reading "Pause & Effect" p. 72-92
Dreamweaver HOT chapters 13-14

Another web page as well.

Week 7 (10/11)

***Note*** This is a free Lab Day (no P.B.)
Use this for catch up and tweeking any old web pages to be re-submitted.

Reading "Pause & Effect" p. 93-115
Dreamweaver HOT chapters 15-16

Yet another web page.


IDD 301 Assignment

- Write your blog on any Flash animation in the universe. Please try to refrain from Flash based websites.

- Finish your animation project by the beginning of next class.


IDD 250 Reading & Assignment

Weeks 1-4

Reading: "Pause & Effect" p. 1-59
Dreamweaver HOT ch 1-10

Week 5 (Class 9/27)

Reading: "Pause & Effect" p. 60-69
Dreamweaver HOT chapters 11-12

Another research webpage as well. Better researched & developed than your previous webpage.

New Blog Assistant!

Tim A. has agreed to assist me in the posting of weekly readings, homework, due dates, etc. So you'll be seeing his name at the bottom of those posts. Thank you, Tim!

IDD250 Links for 9/27

Pinhole Spy Camera



Turbulence Home


Lab Hours

These are the TH128 lab hours until we get the card swipe:

Monday - Thursday


During Help Desk Hours

Starting Oct. 3rd 4:30-8:00

Don't forget about the 4 iMacs in the CyberCafe in the Library (NOT MEDIA SERVICES!). They are imaged to match the lab and should log right into your IDD configuration. They are available during the hours of the CyberCafe - Go check them out!

IDD301 FlashForward Finalist Animations

sam bisbee -- high
The Beautiful One with Wings


Site Tracker Links

In the order that I showed them in class on Monday:

Site Meter




Starting Sunday October 3rd, the lab will be open from 4:30pm-8pm on Sunday evenings. Brett Strasnick will be the work-study student on duty. We'll do this until the card swipe access is installed (after which you will have access whenever Tater Hall is open...)



There is just too much for me to say about your blogs in the comments, so we will go over them in class tomorrow. For a good quick example of the web page assignment take a look at Vanessa R's.



I have left comments on all IDD301 weblogs for which I have a URL.

Blog links updated

I have updated the class links, BUT there are still 3 missing (Lindsay, Cory & Brenna...)!


Comments to come...

I will be posting comments to all blogs over the next three days. Be patient, I have to work them in amongst a tight schedule. IDD301 - yours will all be done by 3pm Tuesday afternoon. IDD250 - yours will all be done by next Saturday - there are quite a few addresses still missing.

Class Blog Links Posted!

You will find the list of links in the sidebar. If your link does not work you have either not sent me your URL or you have sent me the wrong URL. You must send me your address ASAP or else!


Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

Quinnipiac University | Prof's 'Scarlet Genotype' exhibit honors Hawthorne work

Blog links to come...

I'll get the rest of the blogs posted and then organized by class over the weekend. They'll all be up by Monday afternoon. I'm off to Boston today for an exhibition opening. Have a productive weekend!


The Video Game Revolution | PBS

The Video Game Revolution | PBS

Watched this two hour show last night and it was excellent. Anyone interested in games and game design does not want to miss this!


Fall Semester 2004!

Send me your URLs! I have only two so far... You don't have to wait for your first official post.




Testing new template and comments...


If I haven't linked to your site, you haven't sent me your URL.


Here's the first batch of senior portfolios, I'll get the others up as I continue grading:






Mike U




Hi! I'm in a demo, again!


The Untitled Project removes all the text from photographs. If you have ever doubted the importance of text and typography you will be convinced otherwise by these pages.


Some design inspiration for Spring Break:
CMF 2004


Design Observer: writings about design & culture

An excellent resource for learning how to write and think about design from some of the leading practitioners in the field.



OK. The new list is done. If your name does not have a link, then I have not received your URL. Those of you that have already posted - Good Job!

REMEMBER: proof, spell check, edit, rewrite - these do count in your grade.

I am working on updating the weblog list on the sidebar. If you have not sent me your URL, you must do so as soon as possible. Those of you from last semester do not need to send it unless it has changed.


Welcome back everyone! The semester is off to a very good start. Don't forget to check in here regularly.