ARTC 4440 Advanced Digital Video Art
Bowling Green State University - School of Art
Syllabus - Spring 2011

Tuesday / Thursday 1-3:20pm Professor Heather Elliott-Famularo
Room 1026 Fine Arts Center Phone: 372-9943
Office: 1014 Fine Arts Center e-mail: helliot@bgsu.edu
Office Hrs: Tuesdays / Thursdays 4-5pm

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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.


January
Week 1 January 11
Tuesday
Intro, syllabus, student forms; Lecture: What are Visual FX?
Screening #1 - Early Effects in Video Art; Assign #1 assigned
 
January 11
Tuesday
DA Lab Monitor meeting, 5:10pm - Room 1026.
Volunteer 5 hours/week, and get 24/7 lab access to edit your videos!
 
January 13
Thursday
Lecture: Depth of Field and Aperture; Important video terms
Assign #2 assigned
DUE: Assign #1
Week 2 January 18
Tuesday
Lecture: Compositing & Keyframing in FCP  
January 20
Thursday
Lecture: Advanced Effects in FCP
Assign #3 assigned
DUE: Assign #2
Week 3 January 25
Tuesday
Set up a Vimeo Account & join our group. Work Time  
January 27
Thursday
Review Assignment #3 files
Project #1 assigned
DUE: Assign #3
February
Week 4 February 1
Tuesday
Discuss Reading #1; Critique Project #1 ideas
Load two fav video VFX tests to Vimeo
DUE: Proj #1 proposal; reading #1
February 3
Thursday
What are Visual Effects?; Introduce After Effects (links to online tutorials) DUE: Proj #1 Script/Shotlist & Storyboard; 2 videos posted to Vimeo account
Week 5 February 8
Tuesday
Canon Rebel T2i Demo; individual meetings  
February 10
Thursday
More After Effects; Digital Audio Recorder Demo; DUE: Pro Shot List/SB
Week 6 February 15
Tuesday
Green Screen demo; Project #1 progress checkpoint (graded!) DUE: Proj #1 Rough Cut
February 17
Thursday
CRITIQUE: PROJECT #1 DUE: Project #1
Week 7 February 22
Tuesday
   
February 24
Thursday
CRITIQUE: PROJECT #1; DUE: Project #1
March
Week 8 March 1
Tuesday
Critique, Part 2  
March 3
Thursday
Work Time  
Week 9 March 8
Tuesday
No Class - Spring Break
March 10
Thursday
No Class - Spring Break
Week 10 March 15
Tuesday
Keylight in After Effects DUE: Final Project #1
March 17
Thursday
More After Effects: Transformations
Assign #4 assigned
Week 11 March 22
Tuesday
After Effects: Text Animation  
March 24
Thursday
After Effects: Rendering DUE: Assign #4
Week 12 March 29
Tuesday
Final Project introduced
After Effects: Render Order, Nesting Comps, Time
 
March 31
Thursday
Critique: Project ideas DUE: Final Proposal
April
Week 13 April 5
Tuesday
   
April 7
Thursday
Critique: Scripts & Storyboards DUE: Script/Storyboard
Week 14 April 12
Tuesday
NAB Conference: Work Day  
April 14
Thursday
   
Week 15 April 19
Tuesday
  Due: All footage shot
April 21
Thursday
Individual meetings Due: Rough Cuts
Week 16 April 26
Tuesday
   
April 28
Thursday
Last in-progress Critique! GRADE GIVEN Due: Final 90% done
Finals Week May 5
Thursday
1-3:20pm: FINAL CRITIQUE Due: Final PROJECT 100% done
May 6
Friday
Final Semester Reels due 1pm SHARP - my office
Extra Credit DVDs / Festival Entries due 1pm SHARP - my office
Due: Extra Credit

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