Media Synthesis: Time, Space, Image
BGSU - Digital Arts / Film
Syllabus - Fall 2012
Monday / Wednesday 1-3:20pm
Room: 202 Wolfe Center

Professor Heather Elliott-Famularo Professor Thomas Castillo
Phone: 372-9943 Phone: 372-3236
e-mail: helliot(at)bgsu.edu e-mail: tjcasti(at)bgsu.edu
Office Hrs: Mondays / Wednesdays 3:45-4:45pm,
room 1014 Fine Arts Center
Office Hrs: Tuesdays / Thursdays 1-2pm,
room 236 Wolfe Center

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Course Outline: The following is a tentative schedule of classes.
Topics and due dates are subject to change, although you will be notified in advance if this happens.


August
Week 1 August 20
Monday
Intro, syllabus, student forms; in-class exercise; Assign #1 assigned  
August 21
Tuesday
DA Lab Monitor meeting, 6pm - Room 244 Wolfe Center.
Volunteer 5 hours/week, and get a key & lab access to edit your videos!
 
August 22
Wednesday
Set up a Vimeo Account & join our group.Work time (editing) Watch Student videos; Reading #1 assigned. Due: Student Video Intros
Week 2 August 27
Monday
Watch rest of videos; Discuss Reading #1; Introduce Project #1 Due: Reading #1
August 29
Wednesday
Present Project #1 ideas Due: Proj #1 synopsis
September
Week 3 September 3
Monday
LABOR DAY - NO CLASSES!
September 5
Wednesday
Digitize / look at Project #1 footage Due: Proj #1 footage (grade given)
Week 4 September 10
Monday
Work Day  
September 12
Wednesday
PROJECT #1 CRITIQUE! (due in HW folder before class); Project #2 assigned. Due: Project #1
Week 5 September 17
Monday

PROJECTION WORKSHOP – meet in room 120 Wolfe; REQUIREMENTS: Bring in a minimum of SIX different “things” you want to experiment with as a projection surface. This could be fabrics, objects, different textures, etc

 
September 19
Wednesday
PROJECT #1 CRITIQUE, part 2. Introduce Project Mapping - tour Wolfe Center to familiarize with space. DUE: Final project #1
September 22
Saturday

Weekend workshop with Visiting Artist Diana Reichenbach
Saturday 2pm to 8pm
Sunday 10am-8pm

PUBLIC EXHIBITION / RECEPTION: 8-9:30pm

 
September 23
Sunday
Week 6 September 24
Monday
Painting with Light WORKSHOP with Diana  
September 24
Monday
ARTalk: "Immersive Space as a Channel for Communication"
6pm,
Fine Arts Center, room 204
Artist: Diana Reichenbach, Art Director, StandardVision, LLC
for more info see: dianareichenbach.com
September 26
Wednesday
Introduce Video Installation Art; Discuss Reading #2, Chapter 3: Video Installation Art from textbook (Michael Rush, New Media in Art) pgs 124-179. QUIZ WILL BE GRADED!
Student Presentations : Kutlug Ataman (Noss), Gary Hill (Troller)

DUE: Reading #2 (QUIZ)
October
Week 7 October 1
Monday
Student Presentation: Bill Viola (Madaras); Presentation - documenting video installation art;
Worktime: Project Projection documentation videos;
Introduce Project #3
 
October 3
Wednesday
WORKTIME: Finish Project #2 documentation videos - post to vimeo  
Week 8 October 8
Monday
PITCH Project #3 ideas; choose strongest proposals & make teams DUE: Proj #3 proposals & schematical drawings
October 10
Wednesday
   
Week 9 October 15
Monday
Project #3 - small in progress meetings - PROGRESS GRADE GIVEN DUE: progress checkpoint - footage due
October 17
Wednesday
  
Week 10 October 22
Monday
   
October 24
Wednesday

 
Week 11 October 29
Monday
   
October 31
Wednesday
Project #3 Installations due - critique!
Be sure to document your installation before tear-down
DUE: Proj #3 installed
November
Week 12 November 5
Monday
  DUE: Edited documentation videos for project 3
November 7
Wednesday
   
Week 13 November 12
Monday
VETERANS' DAY - NO CLASSES!
November 14
Wednesday
   
Week 14 November 19
Monday
   
November 21
Wednesday
THANKSGIVING BREAK - NO CLASSES!
Week 15 November 26
Monday
   
November 28
Wednesday
Wankleman Gallery installation set-up (11am-4pm hours)  
November 29
Thursday
Wankleman Gallery Open (11am-4p & 6-9pm open)  
November 30
Friday
Wankleman Gallery Open (11am-4pm & 6-9pm)
ARTS XTRAVAGANZA! 6-9pm
 
December
Week 16 December 1
Sunday
Wankleman Gallery Open 1-4pm  
December 3
Monday
Take down exhibition. Final Reel guidelines given  
December 5
Wednesday
Work on installation documentation videos.  
Finals Week December 12
Wednesday
1:15-3:15pm: FINAL CRITIQUE (view documentation videos) Due: Final Doc Video100% done
December 14
Friday
Final Semester Reels due 1pm SHARP - my office
Extra Credit DVDs / Festival Entries due 1pm SHARP - my office
Due: Extra Credit / Final Reel

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