DATE GOES HERE Weekly Work Log TEMPLATE

Session Number 
Week Number 
Total Estimated Hours Contributed this Week: 
What was your overall goal for this week? 

Work Tasks 

Date  Task Description  Time Spent  Was this a Best Practice? 
 
   
       
       
       

Personal Comments (Optional) 

Are there any other comments you would like to include? If so, please enter them here: 

Successful Games Tend To Incorporate These Elements

Preparation

Before taking on a given challenge, the player gets to make some choices that affect their odds of success. This might be healing up before a battle, handicapping the opponent, or practicing in advance. You might set up a strategic landscape, such as building a particular hand of cards in a card game. Prior moves in a game are automatically part of the preparation stage because all games consist of multiple challenges in sequence.

A sense of space

The space might be the landscape of a war game, a chess board, the network of relationships between the players during the bridge game.

A solid core mechanic

This is a puzzle to solve, an intrinsically interesting rule set into which content can be poured. An example might be “moving a piece in chess.” The core mechanic is usually a fairly small rule; the intricacies of games come from either having a lot of mechanics or having a few, very elegantly chosen ones.

A range of challenges

This is basically content. It does not change the rules, it operates within the rules and brings slightly different parameters to the table. Each enemy you might encounter in a game is one of these

A range of abilities required to solve the encounter

If all you have is a hammer and you can only do one thing with it, then the game is going to be dull. This is a test that tic-tac-toe fails but that checkers meet; in a game of checkers, you start learning the importance of forcing the other player into a disadvantageous jump. Most games unfold abilities over time until at a high level you have many possible stratagems to choose from.

Skill required in using the abilities

Bad choices lead to failure in the encounter. This skill can be of any sort, really: resource management during the encounter, failures in timing, failures in physical dexterity, and failures to monitor all the variables that are in motion.

Read the Book

The content for these questions is from A Theory of Fun for Game Design by Raph Koster (p. 121). O’Reilly Distribution.

Favorite Director

  • TITLE THIS BLOG POST: Favorite Director
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Who is one of your favorite directors

Director’s Name:
Link to their IMDB.com page:
Video essay link or embedded YouTube clip about the director or their directing style:

Notes About What Makes Their Style Unique

 

Songs to Share

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What song has the most plays on your music device?

Song Title:
Artist:
Video link:

What song might you listen to when you are sad?

Song Title:
Artist:
Video link:

What song might you listen to when you getting ready to go out with friends?

Song Title:
Artist:
Video link:

What song might you listen to when you are alone?

Song Title:
Artist:
Video link:

What song makes you feel amazing?

Song Title:
Artist:
Video link:

Who is your current favorite artist?

Artist:

Leadership Projects

EXAMPLES

LEADERSHIP SIGNUP

SUMMARY

Write your summary last, at the end of the day here… Only one to two sentences. – AND THEN DELETE THESE WORDS!

LEADERSHIP ACTIVITY

  1. Pick one of the following: Leading by being part of a team or Leading by example
  2. Place your project idea, the description, and the outcome here: bit.ly/2ZxekGt
  3. Write the same thing above these instructions about under the LEADERSHIP ACTIVITY heading
  4. Delete Mr. Le Duc’s instructions – yes, these instructions – yes the instructions you are reading right now!

LEADERSHIP PROJECT

  • Embed your evidence here. Place a screenshot and/or embed media (Music, Video, Link to itch.io) – AND THEN DELETE THESE WORDS!

WHAT I LEARNED and PROBLEMS I SOLVED

  • Tell your story here!  Highlight what you learned and enjoyed most and at least one problem you solved. Problem-solving is one of the most important skills you need in life. Employers want to know HOW you get stuff done as much as WHAT you got done – AND THEN DELETE THESE WORDS!

Linkedin Profile Draft TEMPLATE

  • TITLE THIS BLOG POST: Linkedin Profile Draft
  • FILL IN UNDER ALL THE HEADINGS BELOW
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Summary

  • In a small paragraph, summarize the key attributes an employer would want in an employee

Experience

  • Place a shortlist of jobs you have held
  • You may include babysitting, mowing the lawn, etc. 

Education

  • Place Capital High School here
  • You may have other educational institutions like South Puget Sound Community College

Top Skills

  • Write a short list of skills you possess that would attract the attention of an employer

EXAMPLE:

  • Collaborative
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Communication

Certifications

Place the title and year awarded here…

Honors-Awards

Place the title and year awarded here…

Solo Film #4 Production Project (Sound) TEMPLATE

SUMMARY

Intention (SMART Goal)

PRE-PRODUCTION – INQUIRY

Blah

Blah

PRODUCTION – ACTION

Student Copy of Film Clip

Skills Commentary

POST-PRODUCTION – REFLECTION

21st Century Skills

Ways of Thinking (Creativity, Innovation, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving)

Ways of Working (Communication & Collaboration)

Tools for Working (Info & Media Literacy)

Ways of Living in the World (Life & Career)

Reactions to the Final Version

Self-evaluation of Final Version

Grammar and Spelling

Blog Post Editor

PRODUCTION CHECKLIST FORMS

Solo Film #5 Production Project (Music) TEMPLATE

SUMMARY

Intention (SMART Goal)

PRE-PRODUCTION – INQUIRY

Blah

Blah

PRODUCTION – ACTION

Student Copy of Film Clip

Skills Commentary

POST-PRODUCTION – REFLECTION

21st Century Skills

Ways of Thinking (Creativity, Innovation, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving)

Ways of Working (Communication & Collaboration)

Tools for Working (Info & Media Literacy)

Ways of Living in the World (Life & Career)

Reactions to the Final Version

Self-evaluation of Final Version

Grammar and Spelling

Blog Post Editor

PRODUCTION CHECKLIST FORMS

Sample Solo Film for CapitalComTech.info

An Innu with Mr. George Valiquette’s movie camera (Hudson Strait Expedition), Wakeham Bay, Nunavik, Quebec, 1928 /
CC image An Innu with Mr. George Valiquette’s movie camera (Hudson Strait Expedition), Wakeham Bay, Nunavik, Quebec, 1928 / at Flickr.com

STUDENT SAMPLES

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WHAT

  1. Select a scene in a film to copy
  2. Embed the 30 to 60-second scene into your  Solo Film #1 Production Project blog post
  3. Research the film and the scene you chose
  4. Create and embed your version of the 30 to 60-second scene into your  Solo Film #1 Production Project blog post
    • Use any equipment you have; phone, Chromebook, etc.
    • Edit with any free video editor you have access to iMovie, YouTube, phone, or our classWeVideo.com account
  5. Complete the blog post with the material listed in the HOW section below

WHY

  • Learning film language by copying quality work is a great way to start to express yourself through visual and audio media

WHERE

HOW

  • Copy and paste the Solo Film #1 Production Project TEMPLATE into yourEdublogs.org blog
  • Inspiration
    • Research a 60-second film scene you can access on YouTube
  • Intention
    • Write your Intention or SMART (Goal) for your film under the Intention (SMART Goal) heading
      • Be specific: what do you hope the audience feels, learns, experiences, etc. by watching your film?
      • Write a one-sentence SMART Goal with help from the example material below
      • Use the SMART Goal Format Worksheet (PDF) for guidance in writing your actual one-sentence SMART Goal section of the Stretch Goal
        • Mitchell’s modified example:
          • “By April 30, as part of my film team, I will explore the film director’s skill pathway by following the Studio Binder Eye Tracing tutorial and will have created scenes that direct the audience’s eye from affinity to contrast, this will increase intensity over the six scenes of our April project.”
      • Mitchell’s SMART Goal broken down by element
        • Remember we build our SMART goals backward: T R A M S – S M A R T
        • T– Time (DATE): By April 30
        • R-Relevance (CLASS/TEAM X): as part of my film team, I will explore the film director’s skill pathway 
        • A-Attainable (TUTORIAL X) by following the Studio Binder Eye Tracing tutorial
        • M-Measurable (MAKE/CREATE # of X): and will have created scenes that direct the audience’s eye from affinity to contrast, this will increase intensity over the six scenes
        • S-Specific (PROJECT X): of our Session 5 project.”
  • PRE-PRODUCTION
    • Select a scene in a film to copy from YouTube
    • Embed the 30 to 60-second scene into your  Solo Film #1 Production Project blog post
    • Research the film and the scene you chose
      • Who created the scene?
        • Director?
        • Film Company?
        • Network TV or Streaming Service?
      • What is important about the scene, the film, the TV show?
      • Why is this scene important to the film or TV show episode?
      • What is happening in the scene to further the bigger story?
    • Create a reverse storyboard of the scene on paper
      • Fold a piece of paper in half 4 times to create a template for storyboarding like the sample below
        • cp_sample_storyboard_natalie
      • Review the sample scene from the show Mad Men
      • Click the full version of the reverse storyboard of the Mad Men scene
      • Take a picture of your storyboard
      • Upload and embed your picture under the Reverse Storyboard of Film Clip heading
  • PRODUCTION
    • Create your version of the 30 to 60-second scene into your  Solo Film #1 Production Project blog post
    • Export your film from WeVideo
    • Save the exported file to your Google Drive
    • Make sure your share the Google Drive file publically
    • Place a link under the Student Copy of Film Clip heading
  • POST-PRODUCTION
    • Share your work with the class and receive feedback
    • Under the Reactions to the Final Version heading…
      • Write a few questions for the audience to consider
        • What feedback do you want from the audience to help you improve your skills?
      • After you receive this feedback, add it to your post
      • Cite the sources with their first name only
    • Finish the rest of the post
    • Make sure your blog post is published publically 
    • Have someone edit your post with the Solo Film #1 Production Project Feedback Form (PDF)
    • Make any necessary changes
    • Turn in your Solo Film #1 Production Project Feedback Form (PDF) to Mr. Le Duc

RESOURCES

Short Films

Melody Research, Analysis, and Recording Project TEMPLATE

Summary

  • In a small paragraph, write WHAT THIS PROJECT IS ABOUT. Your audience is someone who is not in the class. So, be specific.
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My First HookTheory Melody

  • Place a screenshot of your 8 measure melody from hookpad.hooktheory.com
  • Link to a .mp3 file of your first HookTheory melody that you exported from hookpad.hooktheory.com
  • Write a brief reflection about this melody. What do you like about it?
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Notes from Howard Goodall’s Melody Video

Cue Notes
Write your questions here…

Write your notes here…

 

Summary: Summarize what you learned from the video here..

Melody Composition Terms and Definitions

  • Theme: A long, flowing melodic idea.
  • Motive: A short, rhythmic idea (Beethoven’s 5th).
  • Period: 8-12 measures or a musical sentence.
  • Phrase: Usually 4 measures.
  • Antecedent (Question) Phrase: First 4 measures of a period.
  • Consequent (Answer) Phrase: Second 4 measures of a period.
  • Scale Degrees (C Major Scale)
    • Tonic: C (1 , 8) – Stability and resolve.
    • Supertonic, Mediant, Submediant: D, E, A (2 , 3 , 6) – Moderate tension, useful for transitions and carrying on an idea.
    • Subdominant, Dominant, Leading Tone: F, G, B (4 , 5 , 7) – Causes the most tension, leads to the tonic.
  • Steps: Any movement using half or whole steps.
  • Leaps: Any movement using intervals larger than a whole step.
  • Conjunct motion: Melody is built primarily out of steps.
  • Disjunct motion: Melody is built primarily out of leaps.
  • Repetition: Repeated material (i.e. motive) used to create a link between two phrases of the period.
  • Contrast: Two phrases that contain contrasting material to create tension and interest.
  • Variation: Halfway between contrast and repetition. The two phrases include some recognizable material and some varied material (i.e. taking ideas up an octave).

One of My Favorite Melodies

  • Find one of your favorite melodies at Hook Theory Tab Index of Songs
  • Embed a clean version of this song from YouTube
  • In writing, describe why you like this melody, and identify the musical key, tonic note, and tension notes
  • What do you notice about the note structure/pattern of the theme of the melody?
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My Second HookTheory Melody

  • Place a screenshot of the melody notes on HookTheory
  • Link to a .mp3 file of your second melody from HookTheory
  • Write a brief reflection about this melody. What do you like about it?
    • Where did you raise tension or suspense in the melody?
    • Where did you resolve tension in the melody?
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What I Learned & Problems I Solved

  • Write what you LEARNED from the research, analysis, and melody creation parts of this project
  • Explain how you SOLVED AT LEAST ONE PROBLEM
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Grammar and Spelling

  • Write what tool(s) did you use to check your spelling and grammar?
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Editor

  • Who was your editor?
  • Write their first name only
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Resources