ARTC 400 / ART 586, Fall 2003
Digital Video Art
Heather Elliott-Famularo

Project #2:
Graphic Matches

DUE: Tuesday, September 30

Create a 2-5 minute video utilizing Graphic Matches that provoke interesting questions about form, content, or both. You may want to consider CONTRAST while creating this piece ­ both visual and conceptual. How can you utilize contrast to create a mood, give psychological perspectives or show insight? How can you use graphic matches to help to support those perspectives in your video?

A graphic match occurs when you edit two or more images together that are similar in color, composition, movement, or object shape. Some well-known examples we will view in class:

Your assignment is to gather 5-10 images that match in some aspect, digitize or import them (you may use digital still images), and edit them together in a sequence. You may use transitions, color effects, etc., but only cuts are necessary for this project.

Try some lighting effects with the light kit. Use a tripod. Time-lapse cinematography (i.e. shots of the same scene throughout the day) can bring out interesting things with natural light.

And don't forget to carefully consider the audio for this piece.


Thursday, Sept 18: DETAILED, PROFESSIONAL Storyboard DUE! (can also include script, but MUST have storyboard) You will present it in class.

Tuesday, Sept 24: In-progress check-in - must have footage digitized and 3/4 complete

PROJECT #2: DUE Tuesday, Sept 30 - cued and ready to show on mini-DV or VHS tape.
*NOTE: Works not 100% functioning and ready will be reduced one grade per day not ready.

Camcorders Available at:
School of Art Media Cage, 112 Fine Arts Center, Mon-Thurs 8am-9pm, Fri 8am-3pm (3 MiniDV and 9 Hi-8)
StudentTech, 200 Saddlemire, Mon-Thurs 8am-8pm; Fri 8am-4pm, Sun 3-8pm; 372-9277

BGSU Bookstore, MiniDV $8.25 each
B&H Photo Video, MiniDV $3.29 to $3.99 each depending on quantity

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