ARTC 4000/5820 (Fall 2014) Video Installation Art / Projection Mapping

Project #4: Cinema Optique! (ArtsX Wolfe Center Exterior Projection)

PROJECT DUE: 100% complete for Tech Check, Friday, December 5th, 6pm

PUBLIC SCREENING: Saturday, December 6th, 5-9pm

Assigned: Wednesday, October 29
This course was designed around explorations of video installation art and projection mapping. Large-scale, architectural projection mapping is the most contemporary and technically involved of this type of artwork. The university is investing significantly in the potential success of this class’ work, both financially, as well as your professor’s time. This class’ project is considered one of the gems of the 10th annual ArtsXtravaganza, which will be attended by thousands of people, as well as VIPs from both BGSU and the community. This is a huge deal for the class, and for each of you individually to have such a high-profile experience, and a great portfolio builder!

Your Responsibilities:
For this project, you will:

Now that you have brainstormed and pitched ideas about the Wolfe projection, develop and plan the concept for your video / animation. The projected video can be short (about 1 to 4 minutes). You will need to prepare the following items:

#1 Concept Proposal: Write a professional, well-written Project Proposal. It can be in paragraph form, spell checked, grammar checked, and typed. This must include separate PARAGRAPHS for:

  1. Clearly explain the overall concept / theme for the piece. (what is it about?)
  2. What type of footage you will create: Is it animated / live action, shot, created, or found?
  3. Describe in detail the aesthetic look of the video.
  4. Is the video / animation narrative or non-narrative? How?
  5. How does the projection relate to the architecture? What aspect of the building is informing your video? Is it the overall shape, the surface, the functionality, or individual components?
  6. What type of sound will you use? (specifics about dialogue, effects, music)

#2: You must create A Professional Storyboard. You must have a storyboard that shows the plan for the video, using the shape of the building (not a rectangular storyboard). >>DOWNLOAD A TEMPLATE HERE<< (not the final, but will be similar)

When the projectors and media server arrive, we will get set up, map and have the opportunity to test some footage, date TBD. During a class session, you will generate some test content for Cinema Optique!, which will be projected that evening. Think of this more of a technical exercise where you create content similar to what you might want to do, although we realize that this is not your final project. This is particularly important for those working in 3D, as we need to determine the lighting and shadows for a convincing 3D effect.
In-class Schedule:
- 2:30-4pm: shoot/generate content
- 4-4:50pm: Rough Edit / render the content
** Turn it into the HW folder when completed. Stop by between 6:45-10pm on ________(date TBD)______ to view the test footage projected. You may want to document with video so you have reference for the final install.
FOOTAGE: (Due Monday, November 10)
You must come to class with the source footage shot, animation elements prepared, bringing whatever you need to begin working on your final sequence. Grade given.

ROUGH EDIT: (Due Monday, November 17)
In-class critique of your rough edited video. Grade given.

FINAL VIDEO DUE: (Due Monday, November 24)
Last critique before install of the final projects. Grade given. ** We may have an optional 5:30pm TECH CHECK / CRITIQUE on the Wolfe Center for those who want to get feedback at the proper scale.

PROJECTION TEST YOUR VIDEO: (Due Monday, December 1. 5pm) - test 5pm until done
Have your final video file copied into the HW folder by end of class. Sunset is at 5:05, so we will begin testing at that time. You need to come by and get final approval that evening, with time to make any technical modifications before the Friday install.

ARTSX FINAL TECH CHECK / SHOW RUN THROUGH: (Friday, December 5 from 5-10pm)
You must be available sometime during the evening on Friday December 5th to test your Cinema Optique! video. That evening or during ArtsX, you will need to document your video, perhaps interviewing spectators, or showing the process, etc.

Have fun!

DOCUMENT YOUR ARTWORK: (Due hursday, December 18 - Final Exam 3:30-5:30pm)
One of the problematic things with any installation work is that you have to experience it… or document it well enough for others to understand the piece. Video is ideal since the work is time-based. Shoot documentation video of your Cinema OptiqueI project and edit it in a way that best describes the experience with the piece. Watch your aperture, color balance. Use a tripod. Vary your shots (LS, MS, CU). Include the original source footage if desired. Video should be short, may include text to contextualize the experience. Edit the documentation video, and upload it to your Vimeo page, sharing with our group. Also copy the uncompressed HD version to our HW folder.

Due Dates to Add to Your Calendars:
Wednesday, Oct 29:

Wolfe Projection “pitch” to class (informal)

Monday, Nov 3:    

Wolfe Projection formal proposal and storyboard due

Monday, Nov 10:

Wolfe Projection footage / animation elements due (graded checkpoint)

Monday, Nov 17: Wolfe Projection rough edit due (graded checkpoint)
Monday, Nov 24:    FINAL Cinema Optique! VIDEO DUE - CRITIQUE (graded) (5:30pm optional Tech Check)
Wednesday, Nov 26:Thanksgiving Break - NO CLASSES
Monday, Dec 1: Projection Map Test (video due - 5pm) [FYI sunset @ 5:04pm, sunrise @ 7:45am]
Friday, Dec 5:

Wolfe Projection Tech Rehearsal, 6pm- ???

Saturday, Dec 6: ArtsX! 5-9pm!!

Thursday, Dec 18:

3:30-5:30pm - FINAL EXAM / CRITIQUE (documentation video due)


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