Ken Wood, Assistant Professor of Digital Media
Tulsa Community College
Metro Campus
909 S. Boston Ave., MC4C 3014 
Tulsa, OK  74119-2095
918.595.7048 
Fax: 918.595.7038 
ken.wood@tulsacc.edu

Educational Background
B.F.A., Oklahoma State University

Courses Taught
CSCI 1123 - 3D Graphics using Lightwave 

The study of terminology and principles relating to the creation of ray-traced images using Lightwave computer graphics software. Students will design and construct 3D objects with surface detail. Topics will include mapping textures, fundamental modeling tools and techniques. Additional topics will include the use of 3D graphics within the Web, multimedia and digital video. 

CSCI 1293 - 3D Animation using Lightwave 
The study of terminology and principles relating to the creation of ray-traced 3D animations using Lightwave computer graphics software on Macintosh platforms. Students will design and construct motion graphics for the Web, multimedia and digital video. Topics will include keyframe animation, animation using paths, and procedural animation techniques. Offered Fall and Spring semesters.

CSCI 2973 - Digital Media Capstone 
Expands the Digital Media Program, offering internship as a means to provide students with hands-on learning and working experience in their chosen specialty options of Adobe Master Design Specialist, Digital Media Specialist, or Web Design Specialist. In addition to the professional application of skills, students will also learn how to develop a portfolio of work in their area of study.

CSYS 1043 - Adobe Acrobat
A presentation of key Acrobat concepts and techniques plus the more advanced features and tools in the latest version of the software will be covered. Emphasis will be placed on Acrobat basics, the work area, creating Adobe PDF files, creating Adobe PDF files from Microsoft Office files (Windows), creating Adobe PDF files from Microsoft Office files (Mac OS), combining files in PDF packages, creating Adobe PDF from Web pages, converting e-mail files to Adobe PDF (Windows), working with PDF files, editing PDF files, using Acrobat in a review cycle, adding signatures and security, creating multimedia presentations, using engineering and technical features, using legal features, working with forms in Acrobat, creating forms with Adobe Live Cycle Designer (Windows), using Acrobat in professional publishing, and making documents accessible and flexible.  

CSYS 2683 - Adobe InDesign 
Key InDesign concepts and techniques plus the more advanced features and tools in the latest version of the software will be covered. Emphasis will be placed on InDesign basics, the work area, setting up a document, working with frames, importing and editing text, working with typography, working with color and styles, importing and linking graphics, creating tables, working with transparency, working with long documents, output and PDF exporting and using XML. 

CSYS 2753 - Adobe AfterEffects 
Key AfterEffects concepts and techniques plus the more advanced features and tools in the latest version of the software will be covered. Emphasis will be placed on AfterEffects basics, the work area, creating a basic animation using effects and presets, animating text, working with shape layers, animating a multimedia presentation, animating layers, working with masks, distorting objects with the puppet tools, keying, performing color correction, building and animating a 3D object, using 3D effects, advanced editing techniques, and rendering and outputting.

Interest Areas
Creative Design Process, branding and identity, advertising, marketing, broadcast, motion graphics, animation, print design, interactive applications, business and technology, entrepreneurship, leadership, art, typography, sustainable design, design education, applied creativity and more.

Biographical Sketch
I have served in various business, technology, and design related capacities at Williams Communications in Houston, TV Guide, PennWell Publishing International, and Fivenineteen Visual Communication in Tulsa. Pulling from these roles and across a plethora of sectors, I have been fortunate to garner a vast amount knowledge involving the development of brand identities using a multi-disciplinary approach across the mediums of print, motion and interactive design. As a visual communicator, I personally strive to be a client-centered and target-focused designer driven toward originality and the building of human, meaningful experiences through creative and strategic problem solving. 

Links
http://www.linkedin.com/in/fivenineteen
http://www.twitter.com/fivenineteen 
http://www.fivenineteen.com/ 

 

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