Media Arts 10/11/12

Media Arts 2017 – 2018

Welcome to Media Arts! It is great to see some familiar faces. For those of you who have taken the course before, I assure you that you will participate in some new and exciting activities. For those of you who are new to my class, I hope that you fall in love with Media Arts, if you are not already in love with this subject.

Term Three

RCtv Student Survey

Helpful Links

Online GIF Maker and GIF Converter

Youtube Video to MP3

Convertio

Term Two

Creating Shiny Text that Reflects in Adobe Illustrator

Creating a Vector Tree in Adobe Illustrator

Turning a Photograph into a Painting

via GIPHY

Term One

Use WordPress to create a free blog. In order to do this, please visit WordPress.

ASSIGNMENT ONE

Find a digital artist or photographer whose work you particularly like.

  1. Upload three pictures that show the work of the artist you like to your blog.
  2. Write one paragraph explaining who this artist is.
  3. Write one paragraph describing the type of work this artist creates.
  4. Write one paragraph describing why you like this artist’s work.

The links below will help you find designers you like:

ASSIGNMENT TWO

USING LAYERS IN PHOTOSHOP

 To be successful in photoshop, you must understand how to use layers. Through designing a stick man in photoshop, you will develop a better understanding of layers, and begin to use some other important tools. Please follow the directions in the two Youtube videos below:

ASSIGNMENT THREE

USING THE SELECTION, OPACITY, AND TRANSFORM TOOLS IN PHOTOSHOP

Media Arts 2015 – 2016

Welcome to Media Arts! It is great to see some familiar faces. For those of you who have taken the course before, I assure you that you will participate in some new and exciting activities. For those of you who are new to my class, I hope that you fall in love with Media Arts, if you are not already in love with this subject.

Term Three

Block 1-3 and Block 2-4 – May 27th, 2016

DRY GRAD MOVIE MAKER ASSIGNMENT

Go to the handout folder on the s-drive, and open the Beamish file folder. Next, open the file folder called Dry Grad. From this folder you will choose photos and a video or videos for your Winter Madness slide show, which you will create in Movie Maker.

Your Dry Grad Movie must contain at least 15 photos, 2 videos and a soundtrack. 

. Your slideshow must have a beginning slide with a title and ending slide with words, such as thank you for watching. You must provide captions for at least seven of your photos. You must include at least 5 transitions between your photos. You may use the same transition several times. It is best not to overuse different types of transitions.

Block 1-3 and Block 2-4 – March 29th, 2016

ASSIGNMENT ONE

There are two parts to this assignment.

Part A – Design 3 motifs, using the shape tools, rotate tool and/or other tools. A motif can be similar to one of the flowers you previously designed. A motif a distinctive and recurring form, shape, figure, etc., in a design, as in painting or on wallpaper. Your motifs should be three different colours or colour schemes that look good together. You can see three samples of motifs at the beginning of the video below. You are to hand your three motifs in on a pdf document before you create your wallpaper.

Part B – Complete your wallpaper and fill two different shapes with your seamless wallpaper.

Perfect Seamless Wallpaper

Term Two

Block 1-3 and Block 2-4 – February 19th, 2016

Making a flower with Adobe Illustrator

Block 1-3 and Block 2-4 – February 15th, 2016

Rotating Around a Point

 

ASSIGNMENT ELEVEN – February 9th, 2016

Creating a Beach Ball

Block 1-3 and Block 2-4

February 1st

This assignment will help familiarize you with ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR.

Creating a Vector Tree

Block 1-3 and Block 2-4

January 4th

MOVIE MAKER ASSIGNMENT

Go to the handout folder on the s-drive, and open the Beamish file folder. Next, open the file folder called 123Winter Madness. From this folder you will choose photos and a video or videos for your Winter Madness slide show, which you will create in Movie Maker.

Your Winter Madness Movie must contain at least 15 photos and 1 video. Your slideshow must have a beginning slide with a title and ending slide with words, such as thank you for watching. You must provide captions for at least seven of your photos.

You can create a movie about

  • Highlights at Winter Madness 2015
  • Dance Squad at Winter Madness 2015
  • Teachers at Winter Madness 2015
  • Singing at Winter Madness 2015
  • Good Bye to Mr Harapnuick at Winter Madness 2015
  • Dance at Winter Madness

If you want to do another topic related to Winter Madness, please let me know.

As well as having 15 photos and 1 video, your slideshow must have a beginning slide with a title and ending slide with words, such as thank you for watching. You must provide captions for at least seven of your photos. Finally, you must download music and use it appropriately in your video.

Block 1-3

ASSIGNMENT THREE

Bokeh Background

You will create a Bokeh background after watching this tutorial.

ASSIGNMENT TWO

Making a 3D Filmstrip

Use photos in the handout folder called “Beamish – Pep Rally” or “Beamish – Jokers Classic” to create this filmstrip. You need to create a nice background for your filmstrip or download one from google. You should work with images that 300 dpi. Make sure that that your background works with your 3D filmstrip. It should look like it goes with your filmstrip, but not detract from it. You also need to choose a new font and give your work a title: Pep Rally 2015.

ASSIGNMENT ONE

In this assignment you will create a powerful text, portrait poster. In order to do this, you will need to choose someone famous, and a well known quote made by this person. Make sure that you convert your colour photos into black and white

Block 2-4

ASSIGNMENT FOUR

Bokeh Background

You will create a Bokeh background after watching this tutorial.

ASSIGNMENT THREE

Making a 3D Filmstrip

Use photos in the handout folder called “Beamish – Pep Rally” to create this filmstrip. You need to create a nice background for your filmstrip or download one from google. You should work with images that 300 dpi. Make sure that that your background works with your 3D filmstrip. It should look like it goes with your filmstrip, but not detract from it. You also need to choose a new font and give your work a title: Pep Rally 2015.

ASSIGNMENT TWO

In this assignment you will create a powerful text, portrait poster. In order to do this, you will need to choose someone famous, and a well known quote made by this person. Make sure that you convert your colour photos into black and white.

ASSIGNMENT ONE

In this assignment you will use an animal photograph and overlay it onto a photograph of a person. The end result will be the creation of an image that is half person and half animal.

Half Person/Half Animal

Term One

Because Photoshop is rich with possibility, learning how to effectively use the program is a slow and time consuming process. Some of you will be captivated by this program. If you are one of these people, there are many tutorials on youtube and vimeo that you can watch to develop your skills.

ASSIGNMENT NINE

In this assignment you will create a powerful text, portrait poster. In order to do this, you will need to choose someone famous, and a well known quote made by this person. Make sure that you convert your colour photos into black and white.

ASSIGNMENT EIGHT

In this assignment you will use an animal photograph and overlay it onto a photograph of a person. The end result will be the creation of an image that is half person and half animal.

Half Person/Half Animal

ASSIGNMENT SEVEN

(Both 1-3 and 2-4)

Triptych from just one Photograph

If this is your first time in this class, please choose your photo from Flickr Creative Commons.

If you are taking this class for a second time, please choose a picture of Vancouver or a well known world city, and create a triptich poster. Label the photo on the far right with the city’s name.

ASSIGNMENT SIX

Crake and Peel Face Technique

This is another way to “zombify” a face. Using this method, you will overlay textures onto a face, and use clipping masks to achieve your final result.

ASSIGNMENT FIVE

(Both 1-3 and 2-4)

Zombify with Photoshop

If you do not want to use an image of yourself, you will need to find two image of a celebrity and open them in photoshop. Our technique will be different in the video because we are using Photoshop CS4.

If you have done this assignment previously, you are expected to use ghosting or an overlay with your zombie.

ASSIGNMENT FOUR 

(Both 1-3 and 2-4)

Colour the decorative skull in my handout folder. You should use 6 to 8 colours that work together. Add your colour swatches using Paletton.

ASSIGNMENT THREE

(Both 1-3 and 2-4)

Ghosting Images with Photoshop

You will use overlays and the selection tools to create an image which you appears to have a “ghost” in it. Choose to pictures of a celebrity (same one) or two pictures of yourself to work with for this lesson.

For those of you who have taken this course before, choose a picture of a monument or a Vancouver building (John Oliver Secondary). You could choose two images of the Eiffel Tower for example. One of your images would be ghosted while the other would not. Please label your image using a stylized font….Eiffel Tower, France. Try and give your image a postcard l00k. Your image should be 6 inches in width and 4 inches in height.

ASSIGNMENT TWO

This assignment is reasonably simple and is to give you experience in using the selection tools as well as the various blending options that photoshop offers. You will need to choose two celebrity faces from google images and download them to complete this assignment.

Swapping Faces

To be successful in using photoshop, it is important that you understand how layers work.

ASSIGNMENT ONE (Both 1-3 and 2-4)

Please complete the following photoshop tutorials, and submit you jpeg to the correct file folder on the S Drive.

Using Layers in Photoshop Part One

Using Layers in Photoshop Part Two

Media Arts 2014 – 2015

Welcome to Media Arts! It is great to see some familiar faces. For those of you who have taken the course before, I assure you that you will participate in some new and exciting activities. For those of you who are new to my class, I hope that you fall in love with Media Arts, if you are not already in love with this subject.

Here is the MediaArtsCourseOutline.

Term Three

ASSIGNMENT FOUR

Making a Slideshow with Photos and Video Clips

Most of you will probably choose to use Windows Movie Maker (which is available on the computers in Room 303) to make your slideshows. However, you are welcome to use any program that you would like to create your slideshow and you are also welcome to bring your own laptops to class to work on this assignment.

To begin this assignment, you are to go to the Handout folder on the S drive. Here you will find a file folder called Beamish and within this file folder, there are file folders called Best of Music Concert and Best of Dry Grad.

You are to choose one the concert or Dry Grad for your slide show. Please do not choose both.

You are to take photos and video from this file folder and use them in your slide show.

Things your slide show must have:

– a beginning slide – an ending slide – music –  at least Eight transitions between photos (these can be the same) – at least Five labelled slides – three video clips

ASSIGNMENT THREE

Making a Slideshow with Photos 

Most of you will probably choose to use Windows Movie Maker (which is available on the computers in Room 303) to make your slideshows. However, you are welcome to use any program that you would like to create your slideshow and you are also welcome to bring your own laptops to class to work on this assignment.

To begin this assignment, you are to go to the Handout folder on the S drive. Here you will find a file folder called Beamish and within this file folder, there is a file folder Track Meet 1. You are to take 15 – 20 from this file folder and use them in your slide show.

Things your slide show must have:

– a beginning slide – an ending slide – music –  at least four transitions between photos (these can be the same) – at least 5 labelled slides

 

ASSIGNMENT TWO 

There are two parts to this assignment.

Part A – Design 3 motifs, using the shape tools, rotate tool and/or other tools. A motif can be similar to one of the flowers you previously designed. A motif a distinctive and recurring form, shape, figure, etc., in a design, as in painting or on wallpaper. Your motifs should be three different colours or colour schemes that look good together. You can see three samples of motifs at the beginning of the video below. You are to hand your three motifs in on a pdf document before you create your wallpaper.

Part B – Complete your wallpaper and fill two different shapes with your seamless wallpaper.

Perfect Seamless Wallpaper

ASSIGNMENT ONE

 Creating a Vector Lotus Flower

Please note: Students who took this class last year are to design two seamless wallpaper designs (Assignment Two).

 

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ASSIGNMENT Twelve – February 16th, 2015

Rotating Around a Point

Making Flowers with Illustrator

ASSIGNMENT ELEVEN – February 9th, 2015

Creating a Beach Ball

ASSIGNMENT TEN – February 2nd, 2015

This assignment will help familiarize you with ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR.

Creating a Vector Tree

ASSIGNMENT NINE – January 23, 2015

Aurora Lights

ASSIGNMENT EIGHT – January 13, 2015

Making a 3D Filmstrip

Use three photos in the handout folder called “Beamish – Photos for 3D Filmstrip” to create this filmstrip.

If you have taken this before, you need to use an interesting background with your 3D Filmstrip.

ASSIGNMENT SEVEN – December 16th, 2014

Bokeh Background

You will create a Bokeh background after watching this tutorial

If you have taken this course previously, you will blend in an image and/or text into your Bokeh background.

ASSIGNMENT SIX

Ghosting Images with Photoshop

You will use overlays and the selection tools to create an image which you appears to have a “ghost” in it. Choose to pictures of a celebrity (same one) or two pictures of yourself to work with for this lesson.

For those of you who have taken this course before, choose a picture of a monument or a Vancouver building (John Oliver Secondary). You could choose two images of the Eiffel Tower for example. One of your images would be ghosted while the other would not. Please label your image using a stylized font….Eiffel Tower, France. Try and give your image a postcard l00k. Your image should be 6 inches in width and 4 inches in height.

ASSIGNMENT FIVE

Choose a photograph of yourself with a group of people or a picture of a group of people, who you like. Create a photo montage with this image.

Photo Montage

Please note: Assignments one to four must be completed by the end of the term, which is November 21st.

ASSIGNMENT FOUR

This assignment is reasonably simple and is to give you experience in using the selection tools as well as the various blending options that photoshop offers. You will need to choose two celebrity faces from google images and download them to complete this assignment.

Swapping Faces

ASSIGNMENT THREE

Zombify with Photoshop

If you do not want to use an image of yourself, you will need to find two image of a celebrity and open them in photoshop. Our technique will be different in the video because we are using Photoshop CS4.

If you have previously done this assignment with me, please zombify to pictures of yourself or a celebrity, and use ghosting or overlays to create an even more eerie effect.

ASSIGNMENT ONE

Create a  glog.

GlogsterMediaArtsAssignment2014

Please create a glogster account. My educator code is 7751GA.

This is how you create a glogster account.

Student sign up

ASSIGNMENT TWO

In this assignment, you will work with Adobe Photoshop.

Adobe Photoshop is a rich application with and endless when it comes to possibilities. Adobe Photoshop is not just a powerful photo editor but an application that will allow you to create rich digital images. Through our work in with Photoshop, we will develop skills and techniques while exploring design and the world of images.  Later, you will combine these skills and techniques when you work in with multimedia.

Because Photoshop is rich with possibility, learning how to effectively use the program is a slow and time consuming process. Some of you will be captivated by this program. If you are one of these people, there are many tutorials on youtube and vimeo that you can watch to develop your skills.

To be successful in using photoshop, it is important that you understand how layers work.

If you are new to the class, you will use photoshop to create a stick man. The purpose of this exercise is to help you understand how layers work.

Please complete the following photoshop tutorials, and submit you jpeg to the correct file folder on the S Drive.

Using Layers in Photoshop Part One

Using Layers in Photoshop Part Two

If you have taken this class before with me, please follow the processes describe in the videos. However, I want you to add a wife, child and family pet for the stick person. There is more than one way to do this. I look forward to seeing how you will take on this challenge

 

Media Arts 2013 – 2014

May 22nd

Your last assignment is to create a mash-up. You may use online sources for your music, however, you need to follow all other guidelines in this assignment: Mash-up.

May 12th

Hello Everyone! Please remember to submit your videos to me, if you have not asap.

The next assignment is to create 3 backgrounds using Adobe Illustrator. One of your backgrounds should use a linear (straight line) gradient. Your second background should use a radial (circular) gradient. Your third background should use both linear and radial gradients (same colour).

In order to learn the technique to do this, please watch Creative Background Effects.

May 7th, 2014

Watch the following tutorial and make a lotus flower using Adobe Illustrator: Lotus Flower with Illustrator.

You can use your own colour gradients and colour scheme.

 

April 10th, 2014

Make a seemless pattern with How to Make a Seemless Pattern

Please use at least 3 different shapes or variatons of 3 different shapes (for example, if you use stars they can have different number of points).

Also, please use ColourSchemeDesigner  to choose your colour scheme. Make sure that you select an accented analogic colour sheme.

April 3rd, 2014

Adobe Illustrator – Create an Obama Hope Poster  Use this link to create a poster of a friend, yourself or a celebrity. You cannot use an animation. You do not need to install the font described in the video, but you do need to download the template.

March 10th, 2014

Media Arts Public Service Video

Your MediaArtsVideo is due at the beginning of the first block immediately after spring break. You should upload this video to youtube and email me the link.

Adobe Illustrator

Begin by watching this clip on Gradients in Illustrator:

Gradients in Illustrator

Design a logo like this one:

Logo Design

Use your initials in the blocks rather than the letters ABC, and write your name below the logo.

 

January 21st, 2014

This week you will continue editing video. However, this week you will use actual video, as well as photographs. You will also use We Video’s timeline option.

Please use 10 to 12 photos from the Winter Madness show in the handout folder. Please use at least winter madness 2 videos from the handout file folder. You can splice videos and take out the best parts.

Challenge: Your video should be no longer than 5 minutes long, and all transitions smooth.

January 13th, 2014

Use your John Oliver Gmail account to create a We Video account.

Once you have done this go to the handout file (Beamish), you should find a folder called Winter Madness Photos. From this folder, take 15 – 20 images.

Because you are going to use these photos on the web and we want them to upload quickly, you will need to open each photo in photoshop, and reduce the ppi (pixels per inch) to 72. The photos are currently 300 ppi. You can make this adjustment by going to image size in photoshop. While you are inside photoshop, take the time to crop out any details that are not necessary to each photos, and make any other necessary adjustments. Save your small photos in a file folder, which you will access later to upload your photos to WeVideo.

For this assignment, you are to use the Storyboard Editor.

You may need to sign into google docs, and then sign in to We Video.

Make sure you watch the instructional tutorials at the beginning.

Use the Winter Madness photos that you have to create a slide show in We Video. Be sure to add text and music.

January 6th, 2014

Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday, and are back feeling rested, relaxed and ready to work. Please remember that you need to complete the following assignments for Term 2, and can scroll down on this page to learn about them. The assignments are listed under the December 10th entry on this page.

YOUTUBE SLIDESHOW PRESENTATION

Please watch the video. You will be instructed to go to www.youtube.com/upload .

You must use at least 12 images from pixabay.com in your slide show. You should have music and there should also be evidence that you used the advanced editing features.

PLEASE BE NOTE THAT YOU CAN SIGN INTO YOUTUBE USING YOUR JOHN OLIVER GMAIL ACCOUNT.

This assignment is designed to be simple so that you will experiment with all the options.

UP TO DATE AND WANT TO MOVE AHEAD. PLEASE MEET ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR. TRY SOME OF THE BASICS:

Circles Around a Circle

Brush Stroke Tricks

 

 

December 1oth, 2013

Before the winter break, you are expected to complete the following assignments.

1. Filmstrip of Greek Goddesses (Please scroll down to find information about this assignment.)

2. Bokeh Background (Please scroll down to find information about this assignment.)

3. Text from Photograph – TEN and Multicultural Show (Please scroll down to find information about this assignment.)

4. Text from Photograph – Please use a photograph of yourself. The text can be your name or a word that describes you.

AND

5. Triptych from just one Photograph   You will need a photograph that is a landscape shot to do this.

Select a photograph from Flickr Creative Commons. You may have to go through several pages until you find the one that is “right” for you.

 

November 28th, 2013

The third assignment for Term 2 is making text from a photograph.

Text from Photograph

You need to use one of the Multicultural Show photos in Beamish Handout on the S-Drive. I would like you to write the word TEN in bold capital letters. Let’s see what you come up with.

November 18th, 2013

Congratulations to everyone for successfully completing Term 1. You are a pleasure to teach.

The first assignment that you need to complete for term 2 is described further down on this blog. Look for the link to making a 3D filmstrip.

The second assignment that you need to complete for term 2 is

Bokeh Background

This video is particularly good because it shows you how to create your own brush.

 

November 4th, 2013

As term one gallops to an end, you need to make sure that you have the following assignments in by the end of the week.

1. Glog

2. Stickman in Analogous Colour Scheme

3. Ghosting a Celebrity or an Object (Car)

4. Ghosting Yourself

5. Zombifying Yourself

6. Two  Photos Illustrating the Rule of Thirds  (Please note: Some of you are just handing in one photograph.)

7. Two Photos Illustrating Leading Lines

8. Two Photos Illustrating Framing

9. 3D Filmstrip with Photoshop (Possibly will be carried over into Term 2)

AND IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE WORKED HARD, YOU HAVE! I AM IMPRESSED.

November 4th, 2013

Please go to the Handout file in the S-Drive. Find my name, Beamish. There is a file here called Greek Goddesses. You will work with this to complete a 3-D film strip in photoshop. Please watch this video:

Making a 3D Film Strip with Photoshop

 

Your next assignment is to zombify yourself.

October 24th, 2012

Do you have free time? Perhaps, you would like to look at some of these inspirational photoshop videos and design away.

I9 Inspirational Videos

 

October 8th, 2013

Ghosting with Photoshop

You will need to find two images of a celebrity and open them in photoshop. Our technique will be different in the video because we are using Photoshop CS4.

October 2nd, 2013

WORKING WITH COLOUR

ColourSchemeDesigner   This is the ultimate tool for selecting colour schemes.

 How to Use Colour Scheme Designer

Converting Colours to RGB

September 18th, 2013

You have this class to work on your glog. It is due on Monday, and you will not have time to work on in class.

For those of you who are ahead, you may begin your photo composition assignment.

MediaArts-PhotoCompositionAssignment

 

September 12th, 2013

Do you still not have a Glogster account? Please create one manually by following the outlined steps.

1/ Go to Student Registration

2/ Follow the steps on the Student Registration page. My educator code is 7751GA.

 

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Passwords to us September 10th

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Passwords used on September 6th

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Welcome!

In this course we explore images, sound and video.

Part One

Getting to Know Adobe Photoshop

This application is rich with and endless when it comes to possibilities. Adobe Photoshop is not just a powerful photo editor but an application that will allow you to create rich digital images. Through our work in with Photoshop, we will develop skills and techniques while exploring design and the world of images.  Later, you will combine these skills and techniques when you work in with multimedia.

Because Photoshop is rich with possibility, learning how to effectively use the program is a slow and time consuming process. Some of you will be captivated by this program. If you are one of these people, there are many tutorials on youtube and vimeo that you can watch to develop your skills.

Some Helpful Videos:

Basics – Learn About the Tools Palette

Creating Patterns in Photoshop

Creating Animations in Photoshops Part One

Creating Animations in Photoshop

Using Layers in Photoshop Part One

Using Layers in Photoshop Part Two

Swapping Faces with Photoshop

Rainbow Eyes

DIgital Bokeh Effect in Photoshop

How to Make a Triptych from One Photo

Colour Blast

Transparency Effect

Initials Avatar Style

How to Make an Avatar

Polaroid Montage in Photoshop

How to make a 3D Filmstrip

Making an Animated Talking Avatar

November 5th – Create a photopeach presentation. Include the Remembrance Day Facts or Why We Wear a Poppy Facts in your presentation.

Remembrance Day Facts
– Remembrance Day is on November 11th
– we wear a red poppy in memory of those who sacrificed their lives  during the wars
– the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918 marked the end of World War I
–  at 11 am on the 11th of November 1918  guns of silent after more than four years continuous warfare
– it is a special day set aside to remember all those men and women who were killed during the two World Wars and other conflicts

– the “Last Post” is traditionally played before the two minute silence at Remembrance Day ceremonies

WHY WE WEAR A POPPY?

– Poppies grew in Flanders Fields, where many soldiers were buried.

–  Flanders is in Belgium

– some of the most bloodiest fighting in the First World War was in Belgium

– many soldiers were buried in Flanders Fields

– poppies bloomed in Flanders Fields

– poppies only bloom in rooted up soil

–  poppies  bloom in warm weather.

–  poppies brought hope and colour those still fighting

–  poppies reminded soldiers still fighting of life

Part Two – Video and Audio

February 4th – We will create a slideshow using Flixpress and Youtube. To begin, we need to set up an account on Flixpress.

Video Editing – We will begin our adventures with editing video online. To do this you will need to sign up for a Creaza account.

Using the Audio Editor on Creaza

January 10th

Hello Students!

As you can see, I am absent. Please welcome our guest teacher and our new student.

I would be grateful if you could help our new class member create a Creaza account. Once he has done this, he can experiment with the audio edtior and/or try to make the sound clip that you did last class. In order to do this, it would be helpful to click the blue links above.

Sharon, Jade and Grace: I would like you to make another sound clip and save it. This one should be the reverse of what you did last class.

The person should walk home on a stone road and open the door to his home. The traffic and people sounds will be the loudest at the beginning. Please save you work.

Have fun!