Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The magazines are up!

The magazines created this past semester are now online! Please check out lasaezine.magcloud.com to purchase student publications. (I've posted students' names and their respective magazines below).

On average, the print publications cost between $6 and $12, depending on the page count. The cost reflects the printing costs only, as we make no profit on any of these magazines. However, if you have any issues with the cost of ordering a magazine, please let me know and I would be happy to cover the cost for you. The students have worked so hard on the magazines this semester, so I want to make sure everyone who wants a copy gets one!

We've also published our magazines electronically on www.issuu.com/lasaezine. Embed codes are posted in case you'd like to include your magazine on your blog or Facebook profile, for example.

Thank you, students, for a wonderful semester. I am SO PROUD of your finished publications, and I look forward to seeing you in the halls next year! Enjoy your summer!!!

Student Magazines

1st period:
25K - Jeremy J., Caroline M., Mariah N., Chris P.
Driven - Jamie R., Matthew M., Kathy H.
Street Magic - Rania D., Brittanie J., Christy N.
Blizz - Abel C., Kebriana N., Miguel P., Kendall G.
Forum - Nathan W., Eduardo L., Alison M., Felix B.
Incite - Sofie B., Ariel S., Clarissa L.

5th period:
Vinyl - Anne Kat A., Mayrose P., Elizabeth C., Claudia C.
Now - Ishaan G., Daniel C., Yahir B.
Aux Cable - Arnav S., Natalie T., Lizza P., Anthony R.

7th period:
Current - Calvin S., Gus T., Douglas C.
Live Austin - Nathan R., Christian D., Gustavo M.
Dischord - Brandon R., Grace C., Kiaya S., Gaby G.
Piccante - Chaaru D., Shweta M., Vandana G., Estefani M.
Final Buzzer - Brian C., Bikramjit L.
Diffusion- X. Willis, Ben B., Daniel Z.
True Color - Deborah H., Faith J., Andy L., Akshara P.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Launch Party!

You're invited...

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Press Passes

One of the awesome advantages of being a journalist is the access it grants. Journalists can often get behind-the-scenes glimpses into exclusive parties, concerts, and important political events -- all it (usually) takes is a press pass.

With your magazine launch parties quickly approaching, you'll want to make sure you and your group members have press passes to this invite-only event. Also, you'll want to make a press pass for your designer. You'll just need your logo, your head shot (and your designer's head shot) to make these passes.

Here are some design pointers to get you started: If I were designing a press pass, I would create a new Illustrator document and I would create the same number of art boards as you need press passes. Here's how to work with artboards. I would make them around 3 x 4 (or 4.5). Then, once you have each group member's pass (and your designer's), try to fit as many as you can in an InDesign document so we can export and print on standard size paper. Be frugal with spacing so you can fit as many passes as you can on one 8.5 x 11 piece of printer paper. We can print these on the school color printer!

Check out these examples for some inspiration:

Sunday, May 15, 2011

It's pod-y time...

You've designed a magazine and kept your readers current through your blog. Now it's time to expand your content through another type of media: the podcast.

Here's the gist of the assignment:

--You must come up with an original idea. It can be video or audio.
--It must be at least 1 minute and 30 seconds.
--You must also write a paper.
--You must figure out how to edit and post it on your blog.
For editing, try Adobe Soundbooth or Audacity. (These are already installed.)
For posting on blog--Google it. :)

Here's the rubric. Your group podcast must be posted by the end of class on WEDNESDAY, MAY 25. Also, students MUST follow the permission given on signature sheet. So, if your parent said no photos, then, sorry, you can't be in the video.

Here are some examples from previous semesters.
Fictional Webisode
Review #1
Guided Shopping Trip
Review #2 ("Sights You Should See in Austin)


Thursday, May 12, 2011

Exporting: Part 1

Get started with exporting to MagCloud by checking your fonts, bleeds, and PPI.

Fonts, Bleeds, and PPI (Part 1) from Kendra Young on Vimeo.

Exporting: Part 2

Check out this video to make sure your photos are linked and that you've checked your output separations.

Links, Output Separations (Part 2) from Kendra Young on Vimeo.

Exporting: Part 3

This video explains the final stages of exporting to MagCloud.

Exporting_Conclusion (Part 3) from Kendra Young on Vimeo.

Friday, May 6, 2011

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