• Welcome to Digital Sound Design & Motion Graphics with Mr. McDonell

  • Instructor: Mr. Ray McDonell
    Mission Valley ROP, Room 101
    Contact Information:
    Phone: 510-657-1865 x15101
    Email: rmcdonell@mvrop.org
    Class Schedule 2018-2019:
    • 7:30 - 9:30 am (ROP) - Motion Graphics 1 & 2
    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm (ROP) - Digital Sound Design 1 & 2

    UC/CSU A-G CoursesMotion Graphics 1 meets the Area F: Visual & Performing Arts requirement.

Course Fliers:

  • MG  DSD

  • Sample of Student Work: 

    About Mr. McDonell:

    Welcome to my teachers web page. This is my 15th year as a teacher for Mission Valley ROP. Prior to that I worked in the area of arts as a; composer, professional musician, multimedia author, interactive visual presenter, AV systems engineer and an electronics technician. I've performed in Big Bands, Jazz combo's and Top 40 bands, playing saxophone, clarinet, keyboards & Native American flute.

    I have worked with recording artists such as: BJ Thomas, Brian Eno, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Thomas Dolby, Country Joe and the fish, and many local Bay Area performers.

    A little over a year ago I started a record label called Blue430. Since then we've released 2 albums; "Gentle Winds" and an album of ceremonial music of the Lakota called "Sacred Songs - For the People". 

    My approach to teaching focuses on developing, enhancing & utilizing your unique talents. Instruction in this classroom is concentrated on; exploring, discovering, creating, collecting, presenting & sharing those talents.

    If you desire to make a living in the Arts, Media & Entertainment field, you need to understand, not just how to use the creative tools, but how to organize, display & interact with others who can utilize your talents to fulfill their needs. I look forward to another year of fun, entertainment and a lot of content creation!

Certifications Earned:

  • 2017-2018: 3 students earned Adobe Certified Associates (ACA) certifications in both Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

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