ARTC 444, Fall 2006
Digital Video Art
Heather Elliott-Famularo

Final Project Guidelines
DUE: THURSDAY, December 7, 2:30pm
100% finished and mastered to tape for critique 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!

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, or a documentary . You may also create a video installation if you like (continue with Project 4). The only RULE is that it must be art. The following are NOT PERMITTED: MTV-style music video, commercial video.

Things to Consider:

PART 1: Professional Proposal:Due Tuesday 11/21): You must write a professional, well-written Project Proposal. This must include a PARAGRAPH for each of the following:
1) your concept clearly stated
2) what type of shots and camera work you will do when shooting
3) what your intention is with the piece (what you want the audience to think about with the piece)
4) details about the sound, editing, timing, and text if used.
**It must be in paragraph form, spell checked, grammar checked, and typed. Bring the printout and email it by 11/21. We will give you feedback to help you toward your storyboard.

PART 2a: SCRIPT REQUIREMENTS (Due Tuesday 11/28):
Your script must include a paragraph describing your idea, and descriptions of the visual and aural sequence.

Part 2b: STORYBOARD REQUIREMENTS (Due Tuesday 11/28):
Your storyboard must contain the following:

  1. A Sketch of the shot
  2. Description of plot / action of story
  3. Transitions (dissolves, wipes, cuts, fades)
  4. Description of Camera work (i.e. close-up, pan, track, midshot, etc.)
  5. Soundtrack (description of narration, sound effects, non-diegetic sounds, etc.)
  6. TIMECODE: length of shot, overall time (min:seconds)

Tues, Nov 21: First Draft of Proposal for Final Project (typed) DUE;
Tues, Nov 28: Storyboard & Final Script DUE; Present to class - CRITIQUE.
Thurs, Nov 30: Rough Cuts DUE: Individual In-Progress Critiques
Thurs, Dec 7: FINAL CRITIQUE! Videos due, mastered to VHS tape, 2:30pm
WED, Dec 13: Video Art Final Mini-DV tapes due 4pm in box outside my door


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