ARTC 3440 - Spring 2012
Digital Video Art
Heather Elliott-Famularo

Final Project Guidelines
DUE: Wednesday, May 2, 1:15pm
100% finished and mastered to tape for final critique.

** Your final grade will be comprised of grades based on meeting all of the deadlines and the thoroughness of the script and storyboard, so be sure to come to class prepared!

The final is worth 100 points, so please take it seriously!

Create a 3-6 minute video, content of your own choice. You may choose to experiment with form, content, or hopefully both. You may make an experimental piece, a narrative, or a documentary . You may also create a video installation if you chose, considering the space where you will install the piece. The only RULES are that it must be art, and you CANNOT use any copyrighted sound or image, unless doing a parody. The following are NOT PERMITTED: MTV-style music video, commercial video.

Things to Consider:

PART 1: Professional Proposal & Synopsis:Due Thursday 4/5): You must write a professional, well-written Project Proposal. This must include a PARAGRAPH for each of the following:
1) your concept clearly stated (the main point of your video)
2) what type of shots and camera work you will do when shooting, location, etc.
3) what your intention is with the piece (what you want the audience to think about with the piece)
4) details about the soundtrack - how you will use all three types of sound
5) A brief Synopsis of your video piece:
    Quick read on how to write a synopsis and samples here

**It must be in paragraph form, spell checked, grammar checked, and typed. Bring the printout and email it by 4/5. We will give you feedback to help you toward your storyboard.

PART 2a: SCRIPT REQUIREMENTS (Due Tuesday 4/10 - copied into "FINAL PROJECT" folder in class HW folder on server):
Your script must include a paragraph describing your idea, and descriptions of the visual and aural sequence.

Part 2b: STORYBOARD REQUIREMENTS (Due Tuesday 4/10 - copied into "FINAL PROJECT" folder in class HW folder on server - you must SCAN it in to turn it in):

Your storyboard must contain the following:

  1. A NEAT sketch of the shot
  2. Description of plot / action of story
  3. Transitions (dissolves, wipes, cuts, fades)
  4. Description of Camera work (i.e. close-up, pan, track, midshot, etc.)
  5. Soundtrack (description of narration, sound effects, non-diegetic sounds, etc.)
  6. TIMECODE: length of shot, overall time (min:seconds)

Thurs, April 5: First Draft of Proposal for Final Project (typed) DUE - email to Heather;
Tues, April 10: Storyboard & Final Script DUE; Scan and copy into HW folder for grade. Present to class - CRITIQUE.
Thurs, April 19: Rough Cuts DUE: Individual In-Progress Critiques
Wed, May 2: FINAL CRITIQUE! Videos due, copied to HW folder
Fri, May 4: Video Art Final DVDs and Final Project .mov's due 4pm SHARP in box outside my door

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