Weekly Updates

Please check here each week BEFORE coming to class, as I will post updates here on a regular basis. Thank you!


TIMELY: Deadline for TBC Project 1 extended by ONE week! (DUE Mon, Oct 31)

My bad…  

I double-checked the Class Calendar and see I put in “Reading Week” for next week i.e. Oct 24-28, Mon-Fri. (My dyslexia strikes again:()

HOWEVER, I forgot- the Admin changed it, SO it is NO LONGER a WEEK, rather a LONG WEEKEND now… Oct. 27 & 28th, Thur & Fri.
SO by default, you now have a Week’s extension for Project 1… 
NOTE: If you have already finished Proj 1 and begun Proj 2- all the better, as you’ll have more time for the latter. OR you may choose to get feedback and refine Proj 1 even further.

Thursday, Oct 20: PROJECT 1

A number of you have expressed difficulty in attempting to tie together all the “Exercise” videos you have shot into ONE Project. Please do not worry!

This first project was devised as a place for you to LEARN, make mistakes, & experiment. Just try and put together a visually interesting video & do not worry about too much about the time (i.e. it may be less than 3 minutes, but NOT less than 30 seconds) nor the final outcome!

Another thought: you may find it easier to link your videos together ‘thematically.’ Given you FINAL task is to add titles, or type over your videos, you might try adding & manipulating the type & titling to tie everything together.  For instance you could add  words over your existing videos and  “dramatize” the words of a poem, a famous quote, or lyrics to a song that reflects what you shot in your videos. For instance, several people have shot outdoor videos: so they may use overlay a stanza from a well known poem or writer about the fall season and its meaning.

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” Albert Camus, http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/autumn.html

“Summer has come and passed
The innocent can never last
Wake me up when September ends” Green Day
Green Day – Wake Me Up When September Ends Lyrics | MetroLyricshttp://www.metrolyrics.com/news-story-fall-for-these-15-songs-about-autumn.html

Done by designer, Tibor Kalman. (NOTE: very elaborate, do NOT attempt this for Project 1!!!). Talking Heads – (Nothing But) Flowers, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3t5nmgRVMs

Sunday, Oct 16

REMINDER: a few people still have not posted  their links to their sites on this Course Blog. Please do so ASAP, so you may receive credit for your 3 exercises to date.  

Directions: Go to “Design Journal,” “Blogs: Fall 2016,” &  scroll down to the very bottom of the page. and in the “Leave a Reply” section- enter your first and last name, and link to your WordPress blog.

Thank you!

Monday, October 3, 5pm

A gentle reminder: no class next week due to Thanksgiving.

DUE on Monday, Oct 17:

  1.  Checklist: items done on Editing, except those with proofreader’s delete mark (1B,2C, 3C & 3D)
  2. Rough Cut on Project 1: for more reference see Adobe TV, “Learning the Essentials” under “Exercises”, “Editing”
  3. http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-premiere-pro-cc/editing-to-the-timeline/
  4. http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-premiere-pro-cc/refining-the-edit/
  5. http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-premiere-pro-cc/adding-transitions/
  6. Design Brief on Project 1: a written synopsis, describing in one paragraph, what your project is about and what makes it so compelling as a visual narrative 

Enjoy your Thanksgiving Holiday and I look forward to viewing your rough edits. Catherine

P.S. you may download the Course Blog for your phones and get notified by email when I make new posts.


Monday, September 18, 6pm

Hello,  I’ve posted a more detailed brief on Project 1.- look under heading, PROJECT, then PROJECT 1.

FYI- You may also configure your smart phone or tablets to download the Course Blog AND program it so you may receive notifications of any updates I may post before next class. See WordPress for instructions.

I look forward to seeing your Exercise 1 and hearing about what your thinking about for Project 1.

Best, Catherine

P.S. NOTE:  this Course Blog is a work in process so will develop as the class proceeds….


Tue, Sep 13, 2016, 11:28 PM

Dear Class:

My apologies for having to call in and cancel our first class. I took a tumble down the subway stairs on my way to York University on Monday, and ended up in the Emergency Room with six stitches above my left eyebrow. Afterwards I was not allowed to text, read or strain my brain for they feared I might have had a concussion, thus this late email.
To see the “Course Outline” and “Calendar” please go to the Course Blog:  https://timebased1fall2016.wordpress.com (Also I’ve attached these two documents in this email.)
1. The “Course Outline” and the “Calendar” are the MOST important PDFs to download. Please do so and review BEFORE next class.
2. Look at the “Design Journal” (attached and online) as it is an ongoing document of your process work and reflections on all Assignments and Projects.
3. “Exercises” will be the basic principles which we cover for screen based design (see blog for these)
4. “Project 1” will be a collage of Exercises 1-6 (will discuss next class)
5. “Project 2” will be a creation of a movie title opening (will discuss next class) 
To get a jumpstart for next week, go to “Readings.” Review the SUMMARY at the very end of the chapter, “1.Building Screen Space & Visualization tbc2_screen_space_ch111,” (attached). Then scan the full chapter and illustrations.
The Student Questionnaire (attached, seequestionnaire_tbc1_2016.pdf” ) and fill out with SHORT phrases only for next class.
1. A camera or smart phone to video Exercises 1 & 2. Visit this site “http://design.yorku.ca/tech_info/
to check out York U’s equipment OR you may check out video equipment from Sheridan College as well.
2. Student questionnaire with your answers completed.
Thank you!