• Amanda Nuir Myrdal

Updated: Apr 8

Fill out this form after you post your project.

All projects will now be graded.

3rd quarter grades will be pass/fail. You may make up any missed assignments until Wednesday, April 22nd. Feel free to substitute any creative work for a missed assignment. Fill out the form above and state which assignment you want it to apply to.

4th quarter and final semester grades will be pass/incomplete and you will have until 6 weeks from the beginning of the next school year to turn in incomplete assignments.

Checklist For April 6-10

  1. #slhsquarantine - Create a short movie, Vlog,​ or photo slideshow using Proportion/Scale post by April 10. Project description can be found below.

  2. Post project to Instagram, twitter, youtube, Vimeo, or Facebook with hashtags: #slhsquarantine #slamshutdown

  3. Create a new section on your website title it #slhsquarantine.

  4. Make sure your website is up to date with ALL projects from the year.

Project description

Project 1, Post by April 10:

First theme: #slhsquaratine - Create a short movie, vlog or slideshow showing your quarantine experience.

First Principle: Proportion/scale

Click here for a blog about Proportion/Scale

Keep in mind the rule of thirds, lighting, and background.

The use of a phone or computer camera is fine. Horizontal video only for this one due to the rule of thirds requirement. For all projects, you may use video, photos, drawings, paintings, or any visual media but the final product should be a video file. Use any editor you have access to. Here are a few free video editing apps for your phone: InShot: (iOS, Android) iMovie (iPhone/Mac only) Adobe Premiere Rush ( iOS, Android)

Checklist for the project:

  1. Use of proportion/Scale and rule of thirds

  2. Pay attention that lighting is clear  

  3. The objects in the frame are placed in an aesthetically pleasing way. 

  4. Project is posted on social media with tag #slhsquarantine #slamshutdown by April 10th.

  5. Email me or Mr. Farley if you have any questions! // // afarley@slusd.u

Here's Ashton's video. As more come in I'll create a playlist and link it here.

Updated: Apr 4

Companies are offering free accounts and free software to use throughout the shutdown. We'll be adding offers here as we find them.

Latest huge deal! Red Giant Complete free to students. You want this, believe me. Look at everything here: Then sign up and get it and you will be amazed at all the cool things you can do from photoshop plugins to particle effects, to compositing tools Red Giant will take your projects to another level. Go here to sign up: Red Giant Academic Pricing.

Apple’s creative professional apps — video editing software Final Cut Pro Xand music production suite Logic Pro X— are both getting free 90-day trials for a limited time. The 90-day trial is available now for Final Cut Pro X and will arrive “in the coming days” for Logic Pro X.

DaVinci Resolve. Edit video, color correct, composite/effects, edit audio all in one program. For Mac and PC. This is free, not a trial.

Phone editing Apps: Here are a few free video editing apps for your phone: InShot: iOS, Android iMovie (iphone/mac only)

Adobe Premiere Rush (iOS , Android)

All Adobe software! Photoshop, After Effects, Animate, everything is available to students using "sign in with google" with their SLUSD email username and password. Go here to sign in. This is our server on steroids. This allows for video collaboration, comments on videos, checks on rough drafts, and a lot of things that take a lot of in-class time. Join the SLAM Project here:

Free Photography and Film classes, training, and webinars. Link here.


  • Fender is also offering three months of free guitar lessons for the next 100,000 people who subscribe to its Fender Play app on iOS and Android.



  • AudioKit’s Synth One app for iOS

  • Social music creation platform BandLab is free and has lots of cleared loops and samples that can be used without worry.

  • GarageBand, of course.

  • Korg’s music production software and plug-in collection for iOS, Korg Gadget 2 Le

  • Music making and remixing iOS app Launchpad

  • Drum machine app Patterning is free on iOS (with in-app purchases to unlock extra features).

  • There are loads of royalty-free sounds at Free Sample Packs.


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