ARTC 3440 Digital Video Art
Bowling Green State University - School of Art
Syllabus - Spring 2013

Monday/Wednesday 1:30am-12:50pm Professor Heather Elliott-Famularo
Room: 202 Wolfe Center Phone: 372-9943
Office: 1014 Fine Arts Center e-mail: helliot@bgsu.edu
Office Hrs: Wednesdays 2:30-4:30pm

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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 7
Monday
Intro, syllabus, student forms; In-class Interviews: Do & Watch!; Announcement: DA Lab Monitor meeting, Tuesday 5pm; Reading #1 assigned  
January 8
Tuesday
Lab Monitor meeting: 5pm, room 246 Wolfe Center
Volunteer 5 hours/week, and get 24/7 lab access to edit your videos!
January 9
Wednesday
Watch remaining "interviews;" Workshop: Camcorders / Shooting; Discuss Reading #1; Introduce Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger Hunt project and Reading #2 assigned
DUE: Reading #1
Week 2 January 14
Monday
Introduce Project #1, Synopsis / Storyboards; Screening #1a; Discuss Reading #2 (Quiz);
Project #1 assigned
DUE: Binder & Ideabook; Reading #2
January 16
Wednesday
View Scavenger Hunt favs; Pitch Project #1 ideas; Screening #1b;
Reading #3 assigned; Screening #1c assigned;
DUE: Scavenger Hunt tapes / logs; Project #1 synopsis
Week 3 January 21
Monday
NO CLASS - Martin Luther King Day
January 23
Wednesday
Discuss Reading #3; Cables Explained; Screening #1c; Storyboard feedback (individual if needed); Reading #4 assigned; DUE: Project #1 storyboard; Reading #3; screening 1c
Week 4 January 28
Monday
2 groups: A) Intro to / set-up of FCP system: Digitizing; B) Screening #2 DUE: Hard drive & textbook purchased; Reading #4
January 30
Wednesday
Dubbing Workshop; Exporting from FCP.
DUE: Scavenger Hunt digitized;
February
Week 5 February 4
Monday
CRITIQUE: PROJECT #1 ; Reading #5 assigned DUE: Project #1
February 6
Wednesday
Finish Critique; Graphic Match examples; Screening #3a ; Discuss Reading #4;
Project #2 assigned;
DUE: Reading #5
Week 6 February 11
Monday
FCP Interface & Editing Basics, Types of Edits,Titles; Screening #3b; DUE: Proj #2 storyboards,
February 13
Wednesday
FCP: Color FX, Transitions; Exporting Project #1; Critique storyboards; Screening #3b cont'd; DUE: Project #1 final .mov
Week 7 February 18
Monday
FCP: Audio, Color Correction, Motion, Keyframing, Importing files (PSD & Audio); In-Progress check point! DUE: In-progress 75% - Project 2
February 20
Wednesday
Work Day - Individual problem solving
 
Week 8 February 25
Monday

CRITIQUE - Project #2
Reading #6 + QUIZ assigned;

DUE: Project #2
February 27
Wednesday
Introduce Project #3; Discuss Reading #6 (and look at example excerpts online); Screening #4; Midterm FCP Exam Study Guide given DUE: Reading #6
March
Week 9 March 4
Monday
NO CLASS - SPRING BREAK
March 6
Wednesday
NO CLASS - SPRING BREAK
Week 10 March 11
Monday
Project #3: Initial Research & Proposal Due! Discuss proposals; DUE: Proj #3 research/proposal; Proj #2-finals
March 13
Wednesday
Lighting / DSLR Workshop! DUE: Proj #3 Questions, Script/Shot List
Week 11 March 18
Monday
Progress Check Point - footage shot & digitized (grade received) DUE: Proj#3 checkpoint
March 20
Wednesday
Work Time!  
March 21
Thursday
Regular Entry deadline for BG Film & Media Festival! ($10 first, $5 second film. EXTRA CREDIT GIVEN!
Download the entry form HERE
March 22
Friday
Sophomore / Junior Talent Awards Portfolio Competition. Drop off at 9am. Enter your Digital Artwork. EXTRA CREDIT GIVEN!
Week 12 March 25
Monday
CRITIQUE - Project #3; Reading #7 assigned DUE: Project #3
March 27
Wednesday
Discuss Reading #7; Demo: "fixing" sound in Soundtrack Pro; Midterm FCP technical exam
Film observation assigned.
DUE: Reading #6 & QUIZ
April
Week 13 April 1
Monday
Midterm FCP technical exam cont'd; Set up google drive shared folder; Screening #5;
Final Project assigned;
DUE: Project #3 finals; Film observation assignment
April 3
Wednesday
Critique: Final Project Concepts DUE: Final Project concept proposals
April 4
Thursday
Late Entry deadline for BG Film & Media Festival! ($15 first, $10 second film. EXTRA CREDIT GIVEN!
Download the entry form HERE
Week 14 April 8
Monday
Final Project Scripts/Shotlists - written critique. (Heather at Palm Beach Film Festival); Screening #5 cont'd DUE: Final project script / shotlist uploaded!
April 10
Wednesday
Guest instructor, Leigh-Ann Pahapill - storyboard critique (Heather at Palm Beach Film Festival) DUE: Final project storyboard (scanned)
Week 15 April 15
Monday
FCP technical exam cont'd; individual reviews; Final exam study guide.  
April 17
Wednesday
FINAL PROJECT CHECKPOINT - graded progress deadline. DUE: Final project checkpoint
Week 16 April 22
Monday
Workshop: Intro to DVD Studio Pro; Final Reel Requirements given; Extra Credit opportunities  
April 24
Wednesday
Final Exam (Video Art history); in-progress critiques  
Finals Week May 1
Wednesday
FINAL CRITIQUE!!
10:45am - 12:45pm
Due: Final Video
DA Division End-of-Semester Party and Screening
7pm - room 1101
 
May 3
Friday
Final Semester Reels & Extra Credit DVDs / Festival Entries due due 3pm SHARP - my office Due: Final Compilation DVDs; Extra Credit

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