ARTC 400 / ART 586, Fall 2003
Digital Video Art
Final Project Guidelines
DUE: THURSDAY, December 11
mastered to tape by start of class.
Create a 3-6 minute video, content of your own choice. You may choose to experiment with
form, content, or hopefully both. You may make an experimental piece, a narrative, a
documentary, or a short essay piece. It must, however, be art.
Things to Consider:
- Be sure to carefully consider sound in this piece. The soundtrack should be complex and should incorporate some of the things we have discussed in class regarding sound.
- Carefully thought out editing is essential! Consider pacing, transitions, types of shots, etc.
- Transitions: Transitions generally relate to the passage of time. A dissolve usually gives the sense that a relatively short period of time has passed from one shot to the next (perhaps several hours or a day), and a fade to / fade up from black usually gives the sense that a longer period of time has passed (perhaps months or years). Wipes are often used to transition between two distinct scenes or narrative spaces.
- Time: cutting rhythm effects the passage of time. Consider experimenting with time: distort it, disrupt it, speed it up, slow it down, etc. using varied cutting rhythms, transitions, motion effects, etc.
- Use a tripod if necessary. (and usually it IS necessary!)
- Be sure to put titles and credits on your final master.
- The piece should be a resolved and complete piece.
Your script must include a paragraph describing your idea, and descriptions of the
visual and aural sequence.
Your storyboard must contain the following:
- A Sketch of the shot
- Description of plot / action of story
- Transitions (dissolves, wipes, cuts, fades)
- Description of Camera work (i.e. close-up, pan, track, midshot, etc.)
- Soundtrack (description of narration, sound effects, non-diegetic sounds, etc.)
- TIMECODE: length of shot, overall time
** Your final grade will be comprised of grades based on meeting all of the deadlines and the thoroughness of the script and storyboard, so be sure to come to class prepared! The final is worth 100 points, so please take it seriously!
|SCHEDULE OF DEADLINES / EVENTS FOR FINAL PROJECT:
|Thurs, Nov 20:
||First Draft of Script for Final Project (typed) DUE;
|Tues, Dec 2:
||Storyboard & Final Script DUE; Present to class - CRITIQUE.
|Thurs, Dec 4:
||Rough Cuts DUE: Individual In-Progress Critiques
** In Class Final Exam on Media 100 skills and Screening recognition
|Thurs, Dec 11:
||FINAL CRITIQUE! Videos due, mastered to tape by start of class.
|Tues, Dec 16:
||Video Art Final Mini-DV tapes due 4pm in box outside my door
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