It’s possible to weave a lot Photoshop education into a small zombie project. The freshmen Graphic Design and Communications students did a great job manipulating their photos into zombies for Halloween.
It’s becoming an annual tradition. With Halloween just around the corner, our freshmen group of Graphic Design and Communications students have entertained us, yet again, with four stop motion animations. The groups were given a DSLR, a box of markers and a clean canvas with which to tell us a tale. They learned very quickly how many images were needed (300, give or take) to create a simple 30 second animation. Details and movement were a challenge, but many expressed an interest in doing an encore at some point. Based on what they learned this first time around, it would be an interesting proposition to consider.
Photoshop and photography are inseparable in today’s design culture. This assignment was aimed at getting students to use both tools together, instead of as separate pieces. The goal was to use their photography to create both a UFO and a location for the alien ship. This assignment always sounds easier than it is, but it’s a great learning experience for students.