Video Installation Art / Projection Mapping
Assignment #1: Person-Place-Thing
DUE: Wednesday, August 27 (We will have some time to edit on Wednesday).
Description: This class is about both time-based media (film/video/animation) and space (sculptural / architectural). Video production is a collaborative effort. Installation typically takes more than two hands. Getting to know each other and learning each other's strengths from the get-go will be very helpful as we move forward in learning techniques that can require collaboration. Create a 1-2 minute video that introduces someone that you just met to the rest of the class. One per person.
Step 1: Tell / show us something we don't know: Gather three items that tell us something unusual about yourself that we don't already know. These items will become props in your personal video story. Meet up with your partner (with the items) and spend 15-20 minutes to get to know each other, sharing the stories behind the objects. Take notes. Interview each other
To demonstrate your skills with the video camcorder, to work quickly and professionally
To meet each other - since we are putting together a group exhibition this semester!
To learn to think and plan quickly and demonstrate production skills - acting, directing, and shooting
To show your "storytelling" skills
Step 2: Plan / Storyboard: Look over your notes, and decide what part of the interview would make the most compelling 1-2 minute story that is interesting, informative, and memorable - that (however loosely) introduces your partner. Sketch out a storyboard or make a shot list to help you plan. You must incorporate all three items somehow in the video (loosely).
What is your name? Where are you from? (required)
Show each of the personal items and reveal what they mean to you, why they are unique and how they describe you!
Step 3: Camera: Shoot both of the planned videos (one per person). Take a turn as:
Film the footage needed for a 1 to 2-minute video for your partner that introduces him/her to the class. The requirements are:
- Director & Cinematographer (you are shooting the other person's story)
- Actor / Interviewee: (subject of the video - telling your own story)
Step 4: Edit: cut a 1 to 2-minute video that introduces your partner : using the interview and b-roll footage you shot. Get the majority of the work done (footage digitized, roughed) before next class, although we will have some time in class to edit.
- BE CREATIVE! Play with the camera angles, staging, composition, etc. SHOW US YOUR ARTISTIC SKILLS! Consider using multiple camera angles or camera movements.
- SHOOT B-ROLL! Incorporate B-Roll, insert shots, or found footage, don't rely purely on a talking head. Consider how you can use additional images to heighten or illustrate the interview. (can do now or later!)
- The three personal items must be somehow incorporated into the shot.
- BE PROFESSIONAL! White balance, manual focus, select the best lighting for the mood of the piece!
Step 5: Render: Render your video and upload it to the class homework folder and our vimeo group on Wednesday. We will watch these in class. (Lab will be open before class on Wednesday.)
Camcorders Available at:
School of Art MCaP (Media Cage and Print lab), 1024 Fine Arts Center, Mon-Wed 8:15am-7pm, Fri 10am-1pm (5 MiniDV, 3 HDV, and 3 HD camcorders, 9 DSLRs)
STAC (Student Technology Assistance Center, 122 Jerome Library (1st floor), Mon-Wed 8am-10pm; Fri 8am-5pm, Sundays 6-10pm; phone: 372-9277
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