Sophomore Animation Projects

The students have been having so much fun in the DME-130 Digital Animation I class this semester. In this class, students are introduced to concepts for planning and developing animation sequences while they explore various animation techniques and software. Below are a few example of what the students’ have been working on this semester. TheContinue reading “Sophomore Animation Projects”

Game Design with the Engineering Academy

During the 2020 Fall Semester, the DME-120 Intro to Multimedia Applications class of the Advanced Technologies Academy joined with the Engineering Academy to collaborate on an interesting project. The project was to create a written plan for a circuit analysis video game. The game needed to cover information about circuits, such as electricity, current, resistance,Continue reading “Game Design with the Engineering Academy”

Producing Their Own Tunes

The DME-120 Intro to Multimedia Applications students just finished the group album project. This is a fun project where the students work in teams to produce their own music album. The first objective for the students was to decide together on the music genre for their new album. Once the team decided on a musicContinue reading “Producing Their Own Tunes”

A Great Start To The School Year

The Advanced Technologies Academy students are finishing the third week of college classes at the time of this writing. This school year brings many new changes with face coverings, social distancing, and hybrid courses just to name a few. The students have been handling these changes very maturely. The opening of school has gone smoothlyContinue reading “A Great Start To The School Year”

An Amazing New Opportunity

There is a new program that will be piloted for Advanced Technologies Academy students enrolled in the CTS-115 Information Systems and Business Concepts this year. What does this mean for students?  Students will be taking a class that gives them college credit in addition to taking a nationally recognized certificate program created by Google. The GoogleContinue reading “An Amazing New Opportunity”

Rocky in Space 3 Online Premiere

After 9 months and hundreds of hours of production, Rocky in Space 3: A Glimpse of Hope is finally here! This is the third film in the Rocky in Space trilogy! On Friday, May 15, 2020, Garrett Lawrence, Max McMahan and Megan Conley premiered their short-film live on Google Meet to an extremely excited audience.Continue reading “Rocky in Space 3 Online Premiere”

Class of 2020 Drive-Thru

On May 11, 2020, Caldwell Applied Sciences Academy hosted a Class of 2020 Drive-Thru Event. During the event, CASA Seniors were able to drop off their college textbooks, receive their caps and gowns, their yearbooks, and school spirit yard signs. From 10am to noon, seniors drove onto campus with big smiles and horns blowing. TheyContinue reading “Class of 2020 Drive-Thru”

Working From Home, Graphic Design Tools

On Monday, March 23, 2020, the DME-115 Graphic Design Tools students and I began working from home. The conversion to an Online class has provided many challenges and technical difficulties. Each challenge we have had was definitely a learning opportunity for us. But, I don’t want to focus on that right now. I want toContinue reading “Working From Home, Graphic Design Tools”

Working From Home, Digital Animation

On Monday, March 23, 2020, the DME-130 Digital Animation students and I began working from home. The conversion to an Online class has provided many challenges and technical difficulties. Each challenge we have had was definitely a learning opportunity for us. But, I don’t want to focus on that right now. I want to highlightContinue reading “Working From Home, Digital Animation”

Teaching Animation To 2nd Grade

On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, several Advanced Technologies Academy students traveled to Hudson Elementary School to teach animation to the 2nd grade. Our students had a full day of teaching three classes from 9:00am to 2:00pm. The goal was to teach the 2nd grade the basics of animation. The method of instruction was to showContinue reading “Teaching Animation To 2nd Grade”