ARTC 3440 Digital Video Art
Bowling Green State University - School of Art
Syllabus - Fall 2015

Monday/Wednesday 11:30am-1:50pm Professor Heather Elliott-Famularo
Room: 202 Wolfe Center Phone: 372-9943
e-mail: helliot@bgsu.edu
Office Hrs: Wednesdays 2-3pm & by appt. Office: 1014 Fine Arts 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 24
Monday
Complete student info form; complete MCaP User form; Join Class Vimeo Group; Intro, syllabus, test server folders; Assignment #1 - interviews!
Reading #1 assigned
 
August 25
Tuesday
Lab Monitor meeting: 5pm, room 246 Wolfe Center
Volunteer 5 hours/week, and get 24/7 lab access to edit your videos!
August 26
Wednesday
MEET IN ROOM 201 Fine Arts Center!!!
Workshop: Camcorders / Shooting, Rule of Thirds; Discuss Reading #1; Introduce Assignment #2.
Assignment #2 and Reading #2 assigned
DUE: Reading #1
Week 2 August 31
Monday
Discuss Reading #2 (Quiz?); Screening #1a; Introduce Project #1; Watch some student interviews!
Project #1 assigned;
DUE: Reading #2, Assignment #2
September
September 2
Wednesday
Pitch Project #1 ideas (critique); Synopsis / Storyboards; Screening #1b; Reading #3 assigned. DUE: Project #1 synopsis
Week 3 September 7
Monday
NO CLASS - Labor Day
September 9
Wednesday
Watch Interviews, Scan & upload storyboards; Cables Explained; Discuss Reading #3 (2 parts)
Online Video Tutorial Group #1 assigned;
DUE: Project #1 storyboard, Reading #3 (2 articles)
Week 4 September 14
Monday

Digitizing - BRING YOUR External hard drive, Mini-DV tapes (from Assignment #2 & interviews) & Camcorder to class!

2 groups: A) Intro to / set-up of Premiere Pro system: Digitizing; B) Screening #2 plus WORKTIME.

DUE: Tutorial Group #1; Hard drive (formatted exFat)
September 16
Wednesday
Repeat of 9/14, groups A & B switched. DUE: Assignment #2 shots copied to HW folder (by Friday 9/18)
Week 5 September 21
Monday
CRITIQUE - PROJECT #1
Reading #4 assigned and Quiz in Canvas
DUE: Project #1 on tape; Assign #1 (interviews) on Vimeo;
September 23
Wednesday
Finish Critique (5 people); Introduce Project #2 and Graphic Match examples; Screening #3a; Discuss Reading #4;
Project #2, Screening #3b, and Digital Tutors tutorials assigned
DUE: Reading #4 + Quiz (canvas)
Week 6 September 28
Monday
Discuss screenings; Premiere Pro: Interface & editing basics, titles, transitions; color correction; Work time. DUE: Proj #2 storyboards & synopsis, screenings 3b, tutorial in Digital Tutors
September 30
Wednesday
Individual meetings (storyboards / concepts); Advanced Editing: types of edits, nesting sequences
Reading #5 + QUIZ assigned
DUE on Friday 10/2: Project #1 final .mov on Vimeo & server folder
October
Week 7 October 5
Monday
Discuss Reading #5; Premiere Pro: Audio editing (levels, panning) DUE: Reading #5 & Quiz
October 7
Wednesday
Project #2 In-Progress check point - Individual meetings! Audio Recorder demo; Introduction to the Sound Effects Hard Drive (can use in MCaP); DUE: In-progress 75% - Project 2
John Waters Film Series, #1
Female Trouble, 1974
Gish Film Theater, 9pm
Week 8 October 12
Monday
NO CLASS - FALL BREAK
October 14
Wednesday

CRITIQUE - Project #2
Reading #6 + Quiz (Canvas) assigned

DUE: Project #2 (HW folder)
John Waters Film Series, #2
Hairspray, 1988
Gish Film Theater, 9pm
Week 9 October 19
Monday
Finish Project #2 Critique; Introduce Project #3; Screening #4; DUE: Reading #6 and Quiz
October 21
Wednesday
Work Day! Screening #4b; Technical Premiere Pro Exam Study Guide given;
Reading #7 assigned
John Waters Film Series, #3
Pecker, 1998
Gish Film Theater, 9pm
Week 10 October 26
Monday
Project #3: Initial Research & Proposal Due (uploaded to Canvas)! Discuss proposals; DUE: Proj #3 research/proposal; Proj #2-finals on Vimeo
October 28
Wednesday
Lighting / DSLR Workshop! (meet in room 201 Fine Arts Center, the new Production Studio) DUE: Proj #3 Questions, Script/Shot List; READING #7
Week 11 November 2
Monday
Progress Check Point - footage shot & digitized (grade received) DUE: Proj#3 checkpoint
November 4
Wednesday
Work Time! Individual Meetings. Technical Exam begins (one-on-one)  
John Waters Film Series, #4
Cecil B. DeMented, 1998
Gish Film Theater, 9pm
November 5
Thursday

John Waters presents This Filthy World
Kobacher Hall, 8pm
This Filthy World is a one-man show by John Waters concerning his origins in the trash genre and his successful career navigating Hollywood.
 

November 6 Friday Special visiting artist workshop with John Waters for our class!
10:30-11:30am
Eva Marie Saint Theater

MANDATORY!!!
Week 12 November 9
Monday
CRITIQUE - Project #3; Final Project assigned; Assignment #3 - Film observation assigned DUE: Project #3 (in HW folder)
November 11 Wednesday NO CLASS - VETERANS DAY
Week 13 November 16
Monday
Pitch Final Project Concepts; Using Photoshop to create credits (title safe zone, templates) DUE: Assign #3; Final Project concept proposals
November 18
Wednesday
Work day; Screening #5; DUE: Project #3 finals; Final Project Shotlist/Script
Week 14 November 23
Monday
Individual meetings DUE: Final Project Storyboard; Peer Reviews on Shotlists/Scripts
November 25
Wednesday
NO CLASS - THANKSGIVING BREAK
Week 15 November 30
Monday
Final exam study guide; PP technical exam cont'd. DEADLINE for ArtsX Cinema Salon, 5pm! (extra credit)  
December
December 2
Wednesday
FINAL PROJECT CHECKPOINT - graded progress deadline. PP technical exam cont'd. DUE: Final Project checkpoint
December 5 Saturday ArtsX :: 5-9pm
Cinema Salon 6:10-8:40pm, Eva Marie Saint Theater
Week 16 December 7
Monday
Final Reel Requirements given; Extra Credit opportunities; Demo: "fixing" sound in Adobe Audition;  
December 9
Wednesday
Workshop: Intro to DVD Studio Pro; Final Exam (Video Art history); In-progress critiques  
Finals Week December 16
Wednesday
FINAL CRITIQUE!!
10:45am - 12:45pm
Due: Final Video
December 17
Thursday
Final Semester Reels & Extra Credit / Festival Entries due 5pm SHARP - my office Due: Final Compilation DVDs; Extra Credit

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