Advanced Digital Imaging
Tuesday, Thursday 11:30 am-1:45 pm
Dr. Dena Elisabeth Eber
Phone: 372-8526 Office: 123
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://art.bgsu.edu/~deber
Office Hours 2-3:30pm, Tues/Thurs or by appointment
PREQUISITES NUMBER OF CREDITS: 3
In advanced imaging you will crystallize your artistic focus within the broad definition of digital imaging. As with intermediate imaging, the art is the emphasis and the tools (the computer, peripherals, and software) are secondary. We will cover some specific details within advanced digital imaging, however, we will not spend a lot of time with techniques. In order to make the art, command of the software and comfort level with the computer are necessary. I assume all students have an advanced level of sensitivity to figuring out what they need to on the computer, technical experience (NT, MAC, software, hardware), and artistic maturity.
Part of the course will be about defining digital imaging in a very broad way and figuring out where each student sits in this broad continuum.
GENERAL TOPICS IN THE CLASS:
Subject to changes, additions, and subtractions.
The primary goals of this class are to crystallize your artistic voice and to continue the process of creativity with the digital imaging medium. You will each focus on different areas that will include, but not be limited to:
* Digital cameras
* 2 D paint programs
* Image manipulation
* Advanced printing
* Alternative display
* Various input devices
* Misc. topics time permitting
With these methods as background, the primary focus of the course will be for you to develop a strong direction. We will also discuss:
* The broader definition of imaging and digital photography
* Digital art, digital imaging, and art theory and history
* Individual expression and creativity
You will also have various reading and writing assignments that will help you find your voice, facilitate your creative process, and help with the content of your art.
Blank journal Due 8/28
Folder for handouts Due 8/28
Secondary back up (zip, CDs or DVD-R disk) Due 8/28
Money for prints
In lab prints Put aside money for printing because you will bursar prints as needed. Your will use the various printers at FLAAR, which you will bursar when you print.
You will keep a sketchbook all semester. You will turn it in one week before the end of class.
Slides $2.00 Dates will vary
You will be graded on an equal balance of the following:
Class participation (asking questions, participation in discussions, making comments, participation in group projects, participating in critiques)
Midterm (X 2)
Final (X 3)
Misc. Projects (my discretion, totaled to equal one grade)
Up to 24 hours late is one letter grade down, 24 to 48 hours late is lowered two letter grades. I will not accept late assignments after two days and you will receive an “F” for that project.
Absences Only 3 excused absences allowed, no unexcused absences permitted. Your final grade will go down one letter each time you exceed this.
Late Three late = one unexcused absence. Role is taken at the beginning of class, it is your responsibility to make sure I mark you present if you wander in late. This must be done during the class period.
Leaving Leaving class early without clearing it with me = absent.
Critiques Attendance at Midterm and Final critiques is mandatory. Unexcused absence from either will lower your grade by one half.
You are accountable for material covered in class, including handouts. IF ANYTHING IS NOT CLEAR, ASK! It is your responsibility to get missed material. I will happily clarify items you do not understand, but I will not repeat demonstrations for absentee's.
Any student who wishes to discuss accommodations on the basis of a disability please come talk to me after class or during office hours. The goal of the Disability Services for Students Office is to help provide equal access and reasonable accommodations to BGSU students with disabilities. Students wishing to discuss their eligibility for such accommodations are encouraged to contact their office at 372-8495 (413 South Hall).
Aug 26 (T) Intro, syllabus, fill out info form on-line, check accounts, SIGGRAPH slides give Ex 1a/b (initial focus, another artist, bring work on disk), MAC Desktop, monitor meeting. Give Journal assignment.
Aug 28 (Th) Ex1a due, (show work to class), give Ex 2 (story telling) (duane michaels, others), Journal due, folder due, disk due, (review scanning)
Sept 2 (T) No Class, Eurographics
Sept 4 (Th) No Class, Eurographics
Sept 9 (T) Ex 1b due (initial focus, another artist,), presentation Story Artist, work time
Sept 11 (Th) Show cameras, hopefully film scanner, Give Ex 3, printing, Some PS
Sept 16 (T) Printing VCT, Ex 2 due, crit part I
Sept 18 (Th) Crit part II
Sept 23 (T) Ex3, prints due (short crit), Give MT, work time
Sept 25 (Th) No Class, Rosh Hashanah
Sept 30 (T) Presentation, technique, painter and PS, (maybe adv tech)
Oct 02 (Th) Presentation, technique, painter and PS, (maybe adv tech)
Oct 07 (T) Presentation, input, idea (maybe adv tech)
Oct 09 (Th) No Class, Fall Break
Oct 14 (T) Ex 4 about presentation(s) due, In Process Crit
Oct 16 (Th) Midterm Due (part I)
Oct 21 (T) Midterm Due (part II), Give Final,
Oct 23 (Th) final direction due, indiv meetings, work time
Oct 28 (T) indiv meetings, work time
Oct 30 (Th) Presentation: input, output, idea
Nov 04 (T) Technical lecture, presentation, or work time
Nov 06 (Th) Presentation: input, output, idea, (maybe adv tech), give EX5 - technique and Reading.
Nov 11 (T) No Class, Veterans' Day
Nov 13 (Th) final checkpoint - crit
Nov 18 (T) final checkpoint, - crit
Nov 20 (Th) give essay assignment, EX 5 due (Both parts, a class discussion), slide prep lecture
Nov 24 (T) Presentation demo (?), work time
Dec 02 (T) Slide run due, essay due, work time, Final Journal due, Final Feedback
Dec 04 (Th) work time
Dec 09 (T) FINAL PROJECT DUE, Final crit part A
Dec 11 (Th) Final crit part b