BROADCASTING 402 - FALL 1999
COMPUTER ANIMATION & GRAPHICS 
3 semester hours     

Instructor: 	George Johnson   
Class Times:  	9:30 - 10:45 AM  Tues/Thurs
Office Hours:   10:00 - 11:00 AM Mon/Fri, and by appointment
Office Phone:  	521-6499 

TEXTBOOK: Basic Video Toaster Procedures, compiled by Robert Bloodworth

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  This course is designed to develop a knowledge 
and understanding of the NEWTEK Video Toaster Computer Graphics 
Workstation. The student will learn how to create computer graphics in 
the Character Generator and Toaster Paint, and how to create 3D objects 
and animation in Lightwave.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of Broadcasting 402 the
student will have: 

1.  A better understanding of how to use graphics techniques to enhance
    the content of any video presentation.
2.  A knowledge of the educational, industrial and commercial uses of 
    graphics. 
3.  Skill in producing professional graphics and animation.
4.  Skill in the creative editing of animation.

EVALUATION:

Grading Procedure:                      	Percent of Grade

Graphics Projects------------------------------------------------- 20%
Midterm exam------------------------------------------------------ 20%
Final Video------------------------------------------------------- 20% 
Class Participation and Pop-Quizzes------------------------------- 20%
Final Exam-------------------------------------------------------- 20%

Letter grades will be assigned as follows:

99 - 100 = A+   91 - 92 = B+   84 - 85 = C+   76 - 77 = D+   0 - 69 = F
95 - 98  = A    88 - 90 = B    80 - 83 = C    73 - 75 = D        
93 - 94  = A-   86 - 87 = B-   78 - 79 = C-   70 - 72 = D-

Neatness and punctuality both contribute to the grade. If work is late, 
the grade is lowered a letter grade for each class period it is late 
(unless the student has made previous provisions or there is an 
unforeseen emergency).


ATTENDANCE POLICY:  There is no cut policy.  If absences are required, 
the student should make arrangements preceding the absence.  If this is
not possible, please explain your absence immediately upon your return.
Roll will be taken at the beginning of the three hour class, and again 
after the break. 


EXAMINATION POLICY:  All tests and examinations must be taken on the 
assigned day, unless arrangements have been made to take the test or 
exam early.

TARDY POLICY:  Promptness is mandatory. If you are unavoidably late, 
explain your tardiness immediately after class that day so your 
presence will be recorded. If this is not done by the student at that 
time, it will be regarded as an absence. 

HONOR CODE POLICY:  Any student caught cheating on a test, a paper or 
any other work will receive a failing grade for the course.  

ASSIGNMENTS


8/19  	Introduction to the course and the equipment
	The Switcher
	Toaster Paint    

8/24    Jump Screens and Rub-thru

8/26    Txmap and Flood Fill    

8/31    Brushes

9/2     Embossing

9/7     Composite Images and Framestores        

9/9  	MONTAGES DUE	10 % of grade

9/14 	REVIEW

9/16    Toaster Preferences and Chroma Effects    

9/21	No Frame Effects and Character Generator    

9/23	Overlay Graphics and Framestores 

9/28   	Scroll Graphics

9/30  	Crawl Graphics

10/5    Review of Character Generator

10/7    MID-TERM EXAM          20% of grade    

10/12   3D Lightwave
        EMBOSSING & WEATHER GRAPHICS DUE  	10% of grade   

NO CLASSES OCTOBER 14 & 15

10/19   Objects  

10/21   Surfaces     	    

10/26   Motions	

10/28 	Wireframes 

11/2    Animation 

11/4 	Modeling

11/9 	EACH STUDENT WILL DISCUSS HIS OR HER IDEAS FOR A TEN SECOND
        ANIMATION.

11/11 	PAR

11/16 	Animation continues

11/18 	Animation continues

11/23 	Animation continues	

NOVEMBER 25-26  -  THANKSGIVING BREAK 

11/30 	Animation continues

12/2    ANIMATIONS DUE      20% of grade

12/7    REVIEW

12/9 	FINAL EXAM (10:30 A.M.) 

Video Toaster Manual

Lightwave Manual

Email:gjohnson@nat.uncp.edu