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January


Class 1 - Monday - Jan 7

Introduction, overview of course and Digital Arts program, accounts, logging onto computers.

Introduction to SIGGRAPH resources: SIGGRAPH Art Exhibitions Online

Fill out student info form

Class assignment Write a paragraph on why you are studying to be an artist, what aspect of digital art are you interested in, and what goals do you want to have accomplished by the time you graduate.

Set up Individual Class Blogs at Blogger.com

Introduce Project 1

Digital Cameras available at: StudentTech - Hayes Hall Room 110 - phone 419.372.9277
open until midnight every week day except Friday (open to 5pm) - not open on weekends

Assignment Project 1 - Research - results posted on your blog - due Wednesday January 9 - Class 2

Reading Digital Art, Christiane Paul - Chapter 1 - Digital Technologies as a Tool - due Wednesday January 9 - Class 2


Class 2 - Wednesday - Jan 9

Introduction to MacOS

Test Logins for accounts

Lecture Digital Imaging Basics

DEMO Photoshop - Introduction to Photoshop Interface, Selection Tools, and Layers

Discuss reading from Digital Art

Due Project 1 - Research posted on your BLOG - Email me your URL

Assignment Project 1 - source images due Monday January 14 - Class 3



Class 3 - Monday - Jan 14

Group Crit Break into 4 groups: students display key images from their source images and discuss their ideas, referring to artist influences based on SIGGRAPH research, reading from Digital Art, and own research.

DEMO Photoshop - Layers / Adjustment Layers

DEMO Scanning: objects and photos - workshop in class

Due Project 1 - Photo Prints or Digital Files (on removable media to load up on computer or on BLOG - to show via web browser) - need to be able to show images to discuss with group

Assignment 5 images/objects scanned due Wednesday, January 16 - Class 4



Class 4 - Wednesday - Jan 16

Working with scanned images

work time

Due Five scanned images/objects (.tif formatted files)



Class 5 - Wednesday - Jan 23

Lecture Color

Individual conferences and work time



Class 6 - Monday - Jan 28

Work Day - individual conferences



Class 7 - Wednesday - Jan 30

PROJECT 1 DUE

Files placed on server in class folder

Critique

Assignment 2 prints (minimum 8x12 inches) from CAT due Wednesday - February 13 - Class 11 - You may print additional prints for Extra Credit

NOTE Your final images can be reworked based on critique feedback prior to printing.



February


Class 8 - Monday - Feb 4

Continue Critique - Project 1

Screening of video art and experimental film (part 1)

Assignment Select one artist from those shown in class or on video art sampler (you tube) page - research and write about this artist - post to your BLOG/journal

Assignment Details



Class 9 - Wednesday - Feb 6

Wendy Like from BGSU CAT Lab - visit - discussion of options for Large Format Digital Imaging
printers and scanners; file formats, printing , and pricing

Discuss Video Art Reading

WorkshopIntroduction to Video Camcorder

Introduce Project 2

Screening of video art and experimental film (part 2)

DEMO Preparing files for output to printer - Gamut warnings

Assignment Concept proposal for Project 2 - in paragraph form - due Monday - February 11 - Class 10

Bring a camcorder to next class (Monday - Feb 11) - your own or from StudentTech

Final TIF files for Project 1 prints copied into Homework Folder (flattened) or on disc media (CD-ROM or DVD-ROM) - If using CAT Lab - put payment in an envelope or make arrangements with Instructor or CAT Lab - Wednesday - February 13 - Class 11



Class 10 - Monday - Feb 11

Workshop Workshop on shooting video and importing/editing in iMovie

Screenings III

Due TIF format (flat) files for Project 1 prints copied into Homework Folder (label accordingly) or on disc media (CD-ROM or DVD-ROM) - If using CAT Lab - put payment in an envelope or make arrangements with Instructor or CAT Lab - Instructor will courier files and payment to CAT lab and pick up prints for class next week

Due Concept for Project 2 - put on blog/journal for feedback

Assign Reading from Shot by Shot - available on e-reserves



Class 11 - Wednesday - Feb 13

Discussion Project 2 - Present concepts for class feedback

Discuss Shot by Shot reading

Demonstration of shooting techniques

Introduce/assign storyboard

Screening - documentary on Editing

Assignment Storyboards due Monday - February 18 - Class 12

Due prints - from project 1


Class 12 - Monday - Feb 18

Discuss Storyboards - small groups

Work time

Due Storyboards for Project 2

Assignment start shooting - rough edit due Monday February 25 - Class 14



Class 13 - Wednesday - Feb 20

Work Day

Individual meetings

Assignment keep shooting - rough edit due Monday February 25 - Class 14



Class 14 - Monday - Feb 25

Due Rough Edit in iMovie

Assignment create second rough edit from feedback in class - have a second edit done by next class - Wednesday February 27 - Class 15



Class 15 - Wednesday - Feb 27

Work time in iMovie - have a second edit done - work towards finishing videos

Introduce Project 3

Lecture Maya basics - interface

Assignment Project 3 - Research and sketches due Monday - March 10 - Class 16

Project 2 - Final - due on mini-DV tape and DVD at start of class - Monday - March 10 - Class 16



March


Class 16 - Monday - March 10

Screening of Project 2 videos

Due Project 2 videos - on DVD



Class 17 - Wednesday - March 12

Continue Screening of Project 2 videos

Introduce Project 3

DEMO Maya - Polygon Primitives - Snowman Demo / Exercise

Assignment Project 3 - Research and sketches due Monday March 17 - Class 18



Class 18 - Monday - March 17

DEMO Maya - Shaders (Hypershade) Materials / IPR Render

Work time

Due Project 3 - 5 sketches

Project 3 research on BLOG

Project 2 - final video on mini DV tape



Class 19 - Wednesday - March 19

DEMO Maya - More Modeling and Hypershade / Texture

Work time

Due Concept Sketches / Notes for Project 3



Class 20 - Monday - March 24

DEMO Maya - Lighting / Shadows, Rendering and basic camera



Class 21 - Wednesday - March 26

Work time



Class 22 - Monday - March 31

Critique Project 3

Due Project 3

Introduce Final Project

Students will be responsible for making the portfolio a work of art that expresses their style that has emerged this semester. This is more than a portfolio.

Assignment Final Project Research - online artist portfolios - due Wednesday - April 2 - Class 23



April


Class 23 - Wednesday - April 2

Students Present websites from research

DEMO Flash Video - Create Website Flow Chart - Human Centered Design Principles for Web Design

Due Website research - posted to your Blogs

Final changes to Maya images, placed on server in Homework Folder



Class 24 - Monday - April 7

Planning for website design - outlines, site maps, schematics

DEMO (X)HTML and CSS basics

Due Initial outline of content for web site



Class 25 - Wednesday - April 9

DEMO (X)HTML and CSS continued / Images and Links

Due ONE print (FROM CAT LAB or other output source) of your best Maya Sculpture

Planning documents for website design - outlines, site maps, schematics



Class 26 - Monday - April 14

DEMO (X)HTML and CSS continued / Formatting with CSS



Class 27 - Wednesday - April 16

DEMO (X)HTML and CSS continued / Layout with CSS



Class 28 - Monday - April 21

DEMO (X)HTML and CSS continued / Dynamic Effects with CSS



Class 29 - Wednesday - April 23

DEMO (X)HTML and CSS continued / Testing and Debugging

critique Web Portfolio Project


Friday April 25

due Final Project - files placed on server



April 28 - May 2

no classes - instructor is available for meeting with students by appointment



Please note

This Schedule is subject to change during the course – the instructor will notify students of changes.