ARTC 3440 Digital Video Art
Bowling Green State University - School of Art
Syllabus - Spring 2012

Tuesday/Thursday 1-3:20pm Professor Heather Elliott-Famularo
Room: 202 Wolfe Center Phone: 372-9943
Office: 1014 Fine Arts Center e-mail: helliot@bgsu.edu
Office Hrs: Wednesdays 10:30am-12:30pm

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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 10
Tuesday
Intro, syllabus, student forms; In-class Interviews: Do & Watch!; Announcement: DA Lab Monitor meeting, Tuesday 6pm; Reading #1 assigned  
January 10
Tuesday
Lab Monitor meeting: 6pm, room 246 Wolfe Center
Volunteer 5 hours/week, and get 24/7 lab access to edit your videos!
January 12
Thursday
Workshop: Camcorders / shooting; Discuss Reading #1; Introduce Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger Hunt project and Reading #2 assigned
DUE: Reading #1
Week 2 January 17
Tuesday
Introduce Project #1, Synopsis / Storyboards; Screening #1a; Discuss Reading #2;
Project #1 assigned
DUE: Binder & Ideabook; Reading #2
January 19
Thursday
View Scavenger Hunt favs; Screening #2; Pitch Project #1 ideas
Reading #3 assigned
DUE: Scavenger Hunt tapes / logs; Project #1 synopsis
Week 3 January 24
Tuesday
Critique Project #1 storyboards; Cables Explained; DUE: Project #1 storyboards
January 26
Thursday
Lighting / DSLR Workshop - meet in front of ARC/gallery;  
Week 4 January 31
Tuesday
Discuss Reading #3 (QUIZ); 2 groups: A) Intro to / set-up of FCP system: Digitizing; B) Screening DUE: Hard drive & textbook purchased; Reading #3
February
February 2
Thursday
CRITIQUE: PROJECT #1
Reading #4 assigned
DUE: Project #1
Week 5 February 7
Tuesday
Graphic Match examples; Discuss Reading #4; Screening #3; FCP Intro
Project #2 assigned;
DUE: Reading #4
February 9
Thursday
FCP editing; Screening #3b; DUE: Scavenger Hunt digitized;
Week 6 February 14
Tuesday
FCP: Types of Edits,Titles, Color FX, Transitions; Exporting Project #1 DUE: Proj #2 storyboards, Project #1 final
February 16
Thursday
Critique storyboards;  
Week 7 February 21
Tuesday
FCP: Audio, Color Correction, Motion, Keyframing, Importing files (PSD & Audio); Screening #3b cont'd; In-Progress check point! DUE: In-progress 75% - Project 2
February 23
Thursday
CAA CONFERENCE: WORK DAY
 
Week 8 February 26
Tuesday

CRITIQUE - Project #2; Introduce Project #3;
Reading #5 assigned;

DUE: Project #2;
March
March 1
Thursday
Finish Critique - Project #2; Discuss Reading #5 (and look at example excerpts online) Reading #5;
Week 9 March 6
Tuesday
NO CLASS - SPRING BREAK
March 8
Thursday
NO CLASS - SPRING BREAK
Week 10 March 13
Tuesday
Project #3: Initial Research & Proposal Due! Discuss proposals; Screening #4 DUE: Proj #3 proposal
March 15
Thursday
Project #3 Script / Shot List / Storyboard AND interview questions Due! (2-3 items); DUE: Proj #3 Storyboard & Script/Shot List; Proj #2-finals
Week 11 March 20
Tuesday
Progress Check Point - 75% finished, rough edited in FCP (grade received) DUE: Proj#3 checkpoint
March 22
Thursday
CRITIQUE - Project #3; Work Time! DUE: Project #3
Week 12 March 27
Tuesday
CRITIQUE - Project #3; Reading #6 assigned DUE: Project #3
March 29
Thursday
Discuss Reading #6; Demo: "fixing" sound in Soundtrack Pro;
Film observation assigned.
DUE: Reading #6 & QUIZ
April
Week 13 April 3
Tuesday
Final Project assigned; Vimeo accounts setup;
DUE: Project #3 finals; Film observation assignment
April 5
Thursday
Critique: Final Project Concepts; Compressor workshop;
DUE: Final Project concepts
Week 14 April 10
Tuesday
Screening #5; Final Project Storyboards - small group critiques. DUE: Final project (SB, script) - emailed!
April 12
Thursday
   
Week 15 April 17
Tuesday
Workshop: Intro to DVD Studio Pro  
April 19
Thursday
FINAL PROJECT CHECKPOINT - graded progress deadline.  
Week 16 April 24
Tuesday
Join Vimeo Group; Work Time  
April 26
Thursday
Work Time  
Finals Week May 2
Wednesday
FINAL CRITIQUE!!
1:15 - 3:15pm
Due: Final Video
May 2
Wednesday
DA Division End-of-Semester Party and Screening
6pm
 
May 4
Friday
Final Semester Reels & Extra Credit DVDs / Festival Entries due due 4pm SHARP - my office Due: Final Compilation DVDs; Extra Credit

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