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May


Class 1 - Monday - May 19

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

StudentTech is open until midnight every week day except Friday (open to 5pm) - not open on weekends

Introduction to MacOS

Test Logins for digital arts server accounts

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

Online References Safari Books available via Jerome Library Online

Assignment Project 1 - Concepts - results posted on your blog - due - Class 2

Source images (from cameras and scanned) for Project 1 due - Class 3

Reading Digital Art, Christiane Paul - purchase at BGSU bookstore - Introduction and Chapter 1 - due Wednesday May 21 - Class 3


Class 2 - Tuesday - May 20

DEMO Photoshop - Colors and Channels, Paint, Shape Drawing, and Eraser Tools, Layer and Channel Masks

DEMO Scanning: objects and photos - work in class

Lecture Color

studio work time for Project 1



Class 3 - Wednesday - May 21

DEMO Photoshop - Type, Paths, History Pallette, and Actions

Group Crit Break into 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.

Discuss readings from Digital Art

Individual conferences and work time

Due Project 1 - Source Images - scanned and from digital camera (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

Digital Art by C. Paul - Introduction and Chapter 1 - have read



Class 4 - Tuesday - May 27

PROJECT 1 DUE

Files placed on server in class folder

Critique Project 1

Assignment 2 prints from CAT / CAVE Lab or other printing resource - due - Class 6 - Monday - June 2 - additional prints can be printed for Extra Credit NOTE Your final images can be reworked based on critique feedback prior to printing.

Reading From readings on reserve at Jerome Library for Video Art - Research posted on BLOG by Class 6 - Monday - June 2

DEMO Preparing files for output to printer

Introduce Project 2

Screening of relevant works

Assignment Reading on Video Art - Class 6

Blog Entry - Project 2 - Reading Response due - Class 6 - Monday June 2

Bring a camcorder to next class - your own or from StudentTech


Class 5 - Wednesday - May 28

Workshop Introduction to Video Camcorder and iMovie

Screenings

Assignment Concepts for Project 2 - posted on BLOG - due - Class 6 - Monday June 2


Work Time

Assignment Reading from Film Direction: Shot by Shot, Katz for - Class 6 - Monday - June 2


June


Class 6 - Monday - June 2

Discuss Video Art Reading and Shot by Shot reading

view documentary on editing process

work on project 2

Due 2 prints of Project 1 images from CAT lab

Reading and Blog Entry - Reading Response / Concept for Project 2

Final TIF files for Project 1 copied into Homework Folder (flattened)



Class 7 - Tuesday - June 3

work on project 2

Individual meetings

Due Rough edits in iMovie due

For Next Class bring 1 miniDV tape and at least 1 blank DVD-R



Class 8 - Wednesday - June 4

Work time in iMovie - finish videos

Output Project 2 to DVD using iDVD and miniDV tape using iMovie for Monday June 9

Introduce Project 3

Lecture Maya basics - interface

Assignment Project 3 - Research and sketches due - Class 9



Class 9 - Monday - June 9

Critique Project 2

DEMO Maya - Polygon Primitives

EXERCISE Snowman - Maya Interface / polygons / positioning

Work time

Due Project 2 - Final edited video project on Mini-DV tape and DVD

Project 3 research on BLOG

Due Project 3 - 5 sketches



Class 10 - Tuesday - June 10

DEMO Maya - More modeling - Shaders (Hypershade)

work time

DEMO Maya - lighting

work time

Due Concept Sketches / Notes for Project 3


Class 11 - Wednesday - June 11

DEMO Maya - Shadows, Rendering and basic camera

work time


Class 12 - Monday - June 16

work time


Class 13 - Tuesday - June 17

work time - 1st half of class

Critique Project 3

Due Project 3 at 4pm



Introduce Final Project

Students will be responsible for creating an interactive website by authoring (X)HTML with CSS (cascading style sheets).

Assignment Final Project Research - online artist portfolios - due - Class 14 DEMO Image Preparation, Video Compression; Create Website Flow Chart

Review planning for website design - outlines, site maps, schematics

DEMO (X)HTML and CSS


Class 14 - Wednesday - June 18

DEMO (X)HTML and CSS continued

Due Website research - posted to your Blogs

Students Present websites from research

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


Class 15 - Monday - June 23

Due TWO prints (FROM CAT LAB) of your best Maya Sculptures

work time


Class 16 - Tuesday - June 24

work time


Class 17 - Wednesday - June 25

work time

critique final project

due Final Project