ARTC 3440, Spring 2013
Digital Video Art
Project #1: Video Scavenger Hunt
Source Tapes & Log Sheets Due: Wednesday, January 16
**Please cue tape to your best shot to show in class.

Background:
There are many, many steps in producing a video piece. Development and Pre-production includes concept development, script, storyboard, finding talent and locations, acquiring equipment, etc. Production includes the actual shooting of the raw elements and everything involved with lighting, cameras, etc. Post-production is the final editing, sound track creation, and any visual effects. Distribution is getting the final film out into the public.

Description:
For this project, you will focus on the PRODUCTION. We are sending you out on a "Video Scavenger Hunt" to gather sources for a TBD production. You are coming fresh off the Shooting Workshop, so your goal is to make the HIGHEST QUALITY clips possible. You will be graded on: Composition, Color, and overall quality of the shots.

You will randomly select: a subject, actions, and locations in class. Fill in your selections in the chart below. You then have one week to hunt for (OR SET UP) and SHOOT each scene.

Technical RULES / Requirements:

  1. You must use a Tripod when shooting. (or stabilize your camera somehow i.e. no shaky, hand-held shots!)
  2. You must use the Manual Focus when shooting.
  3. You must White Balance your camera before each shot.
  4. Each shot should last 15 seconds to 1 minute depending on the speed of the action.
  5. Use the info from Reading #1 to help you determine HOW to best set up your shot.
  6. Complete a LOG SHEET while you are shooting, and hand it in with your tape
    >> download pdf or xls file <<
  7. Be sure to bring the final tape to class, cued to your best shot.

Suggested Techniques:

WE WANT STUNNING, PROFESSIONAL SHOTS! TAKE YOUR TIME!

Camcorders Available on campus at:

  • MCaP, 1026 Fine Arts Ctr 372-1077, Mon-Thurs98am-8pm, Frida 9am-3pm (5 MiniDV and 4 HDV)
  • ITS, 110 Hayes Hall, 372-0999, Mon-Thurs 7:30am-midnight; Fri 7:30am-5pm, Sat-Sun 11am-5pm

    Video Tapes:

  • BGSU Bookstore, Mini-DV
  • B&H Photo Video, Mini-DV $2.20 or less+ each depending on quantity

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