ARTC 4440 / 5440 Advanced Digital Video Art
Bowling Green State University - School of Art
Syllabus - Spring 2014

Monday / Wednesday 2:30-4:50pm Professor Heather Elliott-Famularo
Room 202 Wolfe Center Phone: 372-9943
Office: 1014 Fine Arts Center e-mail: helliot@bgsu.edu
Office Hrs: Wednesday 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 13
Monday
Intro, syllabus; Lecture: What are Visual Effects?;
Screening #1 - Early Effects in Video Art; Assign #1 assigned
Set up a Vimeo Account & join our group.
January 14 Tuesday DA Lab Monitor meeting, 5pm - Room 246 Wolfe.
Volunteer 5 hours/week, and get 24/7 lab access to edit your videos!
(email Sarit to sign up)
 
January 15
Wednesday
Work time (interviews); Lecture: Depth of Field and Aperture; Camcorders (see resources here)
Assign #2 assigned
DUE: Assign #1
Week 2 January 20
Monday
No Class - Martin Luther King Day
January 22
Wednesday
Lectures: Important video terms; Advanced Effects in FCP
Assign #3 assigned
DUE: Assign #2 - plates (2 best to vimeo)
Week 3 January 27
Monday
More advanced FCP; Compositing & Keyframing; Project #1 assigned; Reading #1 assigned.  
January 29
Wednesday
Pitch & critique Project #1 ideas;
DUE: Proj #1 proposal
February
Week 4 February 3
Monday
QUIZ -Reading #1; Review Assignment #3 videos -
Load two fav video VFX tests to Vimeo; Introduce After Effects (links to online tutorials)
DUE: Assign #3 (FCP VFX), 2 tests posted to Vimeo account; Reading #1
February 5
Wednesday
SNOW DAY - School Cancelled. DUE: Proj #1 Script/Shotlist & Storyboard (emailed);
Week 5 February 10
Monday
Small group critiques - storyboards  
February 12
Wednesday
More After Effects (trimming / sliding, time manipulation, using the graph editor); Intro to Adobe Story.  
Week 6 February 17
Monday
Green Screen demo - meet in 120 DUE: Proj #1 Rough Cut
February 19
Wednesday
Project #1 progress checkpoint (graded!)  
Week 7 February 24
Monday
Work time; Digital Audio Recorder Demo;  
February 26
Wednesday
CRITIQUE: PROJECT #1; Reading #2 assigned DUE: Project #1(HW folder)
February 28 - March 2 48 Hour Film Festival (UFO/BG REEL)
March
Week 8 March 3
Monday
CRITIQUE, Part 2; Discuss Reading #2 (QUIZ); DUE: Reading #2
March 5
Wednesday
More After Effects: Keylight; Precomposing; Intro to Sound Ideas General HD Sound Effects Collection (in MCaP); Discuss Reading #2 (QUIZ); Assign #4 assigned  
Week 9 March 10
Monday
No Class - Spring Break
March 12
Wednesday
No Class - Spring Break
Week 10 March 17
Monday
After Effects: Transformations, Text DUE: Final Project #1 (server & vimeo)
March 19
Wednesday
After Effects: Text Animation, Presets, Rotobrush
DUE: Final Project #1 (server & vimeo)
March 22
SATURDAY
ARTalk: "Where Next?: The Future of Art (School/Work/World)",4pm, room 204
BFA Show Opening Reception 6:30-9pm
Animation Screening 6:30pm, room 204
Week 11 March 23
SUNDAY
Early Deadline: 2014 BGSU Film & Media Festival ($10 / $5)
(7:30PM-8:30PM) Bowen-Thompson Student Union 1st Floor, in front of Starbucks
Extra credit for submitting your project #1 from THIS CLASS.
March 26
Wednesday
After Effects: Render settings; Puppet Pin animation, Rotobrush  
March 26
Wednesday
Reading #3 assigned, Final Project introduced DUE: Assign #4
March 29
SATURDAY
FIELD TRIP to Broad Art Museum, Lansing
Irma Vep, The Last Breath by Michelle Handelman
Depart at 10am, return at 6pm.
FACEBOOK EVENT INFO
Extra credit for attending this FREE field trip.
Week 12 March 31
Monday
Critique: Project idea pitches
DUE: Reading #3, Final Proposal
April
April 2
Wednesday
Critique cont'd  
Week 13 April 7
Monday
Work in pairs: Film Treatment DUE: Treatments
April 9
Wednesday
Critique: Scripts & Storyboard Final Project DUE: Script & Storyboard
April 11-13 BG Film & Media Festival (UFO/BG REEL)
Week 14 April 14
Monday
Individual meetings
April 16
Wednesday
Motion Tracking in After Effects Due: All footage shot
Week 15 April 21
Monday
Stabilizing & 3D in After Effects; Footage check-in Due: All footage shot
April 23
Wednesday
Individual meetings Due: Rough Cuts
Week 16 April 28
Monday
   
April 30
Wednesday
Last in-progress Critique! GRADE GIVEN Due: Final 90% done
May
Finals Week May 7
Wednesday
3:30-5:30pm: FINAL CRITIQUE Due: Final PROJECT 100% done
May 9
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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