InDesign or Online Design students will start with basic yearbook terminology, introduction to theme and coverage, caption, copy and headline writing, and fundamentals of design and photography. Designed for those with little or no experience. Registrants must select appropriate application (InDesign or Online Design). Check with adviser if unsure. Hands-on lab time will be provided based on program.
C. Dow Tate
Becky Lucas Tate
Students with one or more years of experience will learn contemporary design, integration of graphics and typography, writing skills, and section continuity. Registrants must select appropriate track: design emphasis or copy/coverage emphasis. Section editors will have additional sessions to further their skill set.
This is an intro class for anyone who uses automatic settings. Class will cover fundamentals of composition, lighting, ISO, aperture, shutter speed, and capturing action. Photo trends, digital file organization and management, use of cameras in yearbook environment will be addressed. Each student is required to bring a digital camera with options for manual settings (DSLR preferred), plus the appropriate accessories: media cards, flash, extra batteries, charger, cords, and thumb drive.
This class is for advanced photographers who shoot manually, with at least one year of yearbook experience. Must have a solid knowledge of camera functionality,ISO, aperture and shutter speed. This class will cover advanced techniques like panning, painting with light and HDR. Photojournalism will also be discussed. Each student is required to bring a DSLR camera with options for manual settings, plus the appropriate accessories: media cards, flash, extra batteries, charger, cords, and thumb drive.
Students will focus on all aspects of production and leadership with an eye for how they can train their staffs to perform. Course will emphasize development of comprehensive ladder, setting realistic deadlines, delegating responsibilities, playing motivational games, and developing a sense of fun. Skills will be put to use as editors direct their crew in completing a theme packet.
Learn how to make your stories sing as you move through interviewing, information gathering, and exploring new angles to writing engaging captions and headlines. A variety of storytelling forms will be explored, including first-person perspectives, anecdotal narratives, and scatter coverage.
Focus will be on ladder development, theme, communication with the plant, staff organization, classroom organization, digital file management, page submission, and sales and marketing. Learn from the pros all the “dos” and “don’ts” of yearbooking.
Learn design fundamentals and improve the clarity of your visual communication. This class will cover the concept of layout and graphic design, with an emphasis on typography. Students will be able to learn specific visual treatments for photos and headlines of their choosing with guidance from the instructor. By the end of the class, students will have a visual styleguide to take back to their staffs. NOTE: experience not required, but recommended Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Must have Photoshop 5.0 or higher installed.
Advisers with one or more years of experience will improve their skills with a specific emphasis on staff management, marketing and sales, as well as our ever-popular “adviser roundtable” discussions.