ARTC 3440 Digital Video Art
Bowling Green State University - School of Art
Syllabus - Spring 2015

Monday/Wednesday 11:30am-1:50pm Professor Heather Elliott-Famularo
Room: 244 Wolfe Center Phone: 372-9943
Office: 1014 Fine Arts Center e-mail: helliot@bgsu.edu
Office Hrs: Tues 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 12
Monday
Intro, syllabus, student forms (online here); Join Class Vimeo Group;Assignment #1 - interviews!; Announcement: DA Lab Monitor meeting, Tuesday 5pm;
Reading #1 assigned
 
January 13
Tuesday
Lab Monitor meeting: 5pm, room 246 Wolfe Center
Volunteer 5 hours/week, and get 24/7 lab access to edit your videos!
January 14
Wednesday
Workshop: Camcorders / Shooting, Rule of Thirds; Discuss Reading #1; Introduce Assignment #2; Watch interviews.
Assignment #2 and Reading #2 assigned
DUE: Reading #1
Week 2 January 19
Monday
NO CLASS - Martin Luther King Day
January 21
Wednesday
Introduce Project #1; Screening #1a; Discuss Reading #2 (Quiz);
Reading #3 and Project #1 assigned;
DUE: Reading #2, Assignment #2
Week 3 January 26
Monday
Pitch Project #1 ideas; Synopsis / Storyboards; Screening #1b; Cables Explained; DUE: Project #1 synopsis
January 28
Wednesday
Screening #1c; Discuss Reading #3; Storyboard feedback (individual if needed); Online Video Tutorial Group #1 assigned; ** Pick up storyboards in the box outside my office, room 1014 Fine Arts Center. DUE: Project #1 storyboard; Reading #3
February
Week 4 February 2
Monday
School Closed - Snow Day: Please watch this online video tutorial on Capturing and come prepared on Wednesday to capture your tapes. (I will bring the ones you turned in).
February 4
Wednesday
BRING YOUR External hard drive, Mini-DV tapes & Camcorder to class! 2 groups: A) Intro to / set-up of Premiere Pro system: Digitizing; B) Screening #2; DUE: Hard drive; Tutorial Group #1a & b;
Week 5 February 9
Monday
CRITIQUE - PROJECT #1
Reading #4 assigned and QUIZ
DUE: Project #1 on tape; Assignment #1 (interviews) on Vimeo;
February 11
Wednesday
Finish Critique; Introduce Project #2 and Graphic Match examples; Screening #3a; Discuss Reading #4;
Project #2, Screening #3b, and Digital Tutors tutorials assigned
DUE: Reading #4 + Quiz
Week 6 February 16
Monday
Critique storyboards; PP Interface & editing basics, titles, transitions DUE: Proj #2 storyboards & synopsis, screenings 3b, tutorial in Digital Tutors
February 18
Wednesday
Individual meetings (storyboards / concepts) DUE: Project #1 final .mov on vimeo & server folder
Week 7 February 23
Monday
In-Progress check point! Premiere Pro: Advanced Editing: using project window to rough edit, types of edits, nesting sequences DUE: In-progress 75% - Project 2
February 25
Wednesday
Premiere Pro: Three Way Color Corrector, Audio editing (levels, panning)
 
March
Week 8 March 2
Monday

CRITIQUE - Project #2
Reading #5 + QUIZ assigned;

DUE: Project #2
March 4
Wednesday
Finish Project #2 Critique; Introduce Project #3; Discuss Reading #5; Screening #4; "Midterm" PP Exam Study Guide given DUE: Reading #5
Week 9 March 9
Monday
NO CLASS - SPRING BREAK
March 11
Wednesday
NO CLASS - SPRING BREAK
Week 10 March 16
Monday
Project #3: Initial Research & Proposal Due! Discuss proposals; Screening #4b;
Reading #6 assigned;

DUE: Proj #3 research/proposal;
March 18
Wednesday
Lighting / DSLR Workshop! Audio Recorder demo (meet in room 201 Fine Arts Center, the new Production Studio) DUE: Proj #3 Questions, Script/Shot List; Reading #6; Proj #2-finals
March 20
Friday
Visiting Artist Lecture
Hollywood Director, Brett Leonard

"Revolution of the Digital Media Lifestyle: New Models on Business and Creation"
4:30pm, Eva Marie Saint Theatre, Wolfe Center for the Arts
Week 11 March 23
Monday
Progress Check Point - footage shot & digitized (grade received) DUE: Proj#3 checkpoint
March 25
Wednesday
Work Time! Individual Meetings.  
March 27-28
FRIDAY / SATURDAY
Visiting Artists Lecture & Workshop
BGSU Digital Arts Alumni, Hunter Grant (Blizzard Entertainment) and Tomas Jech (Riot Games) return to BGSU to give a lecture at 6pm on Friday and a two-part workshop on Saturday. For more info, see the CAC Facebook event page.
Week 12 March 29
SUNDAY
BGSU Film & Media Festival Early Entry deadline ($10 first entry, $5 each after)
EXTRA CREDIT IF YOU SUBMIT WORK FROM THIS CLASS!
March 30
Monday
CRITIQUE - Project #3; Reading #7 assigned DUE: Project #3
April
April 1
Wednesday
Critique #3 - Cont'd;  Discuss Reading #7; Demo: "fixing" sound in Adobe Audition;
Film observation assigned (see Canvas shell).
DUE: Reading #7 & QUIZ (on Canvas)
Week 13 April 6
Monday
PP technical exam; Screening #5;
Final Project assigned;
DUE: Project #3 finals; Film observation assignment
April 8
Wednesday
Critique: Final Project Concepts; DUE: Final Project concept proposals
April 11
Saturday
Proposals - written Peer Reviews due on Canvas by 5pm. DUE: Peer Reviews #1
Week 14 April 13
Monday
(Heather @ NAB) Final Project Scripts/Shotlists - Peer Reviews due on Canvas by end of class. DUE: Final Project script / shotlist + Peer Reviews #2
April 15
Wednesday
(Heather @ NAB) Storyboard Critique - Peer Reviews due on Canvas by end of class. Screening #5 cont'd DUE: Final Project storyboard (scanned) + Peer Review #3
Week 15 April 20
Monday
Individual meetings  
April 22
Wednesday
Introduction to the Sound Effects Hard Drive (can use in MCaP); FINAL PROJECT CHECKPOINT - graded progress deadline. Final exam study guide; PP technical exam cont'd. DUE: Final Project checkpoint
Week 16 April 27
Monday
Final Reel Requirements given; Extra Credit opportunities  
April 29
Wednesday
Workshop: Intro to DVD Studio Pro; Final Exam (Video Art history); In-progress critiques  
Finals Week May 5
Tuesday
FINAL CRITIQUE!!
10:45am - 12:45pm
Due: Final Video
May 6
Wednesday
Final Semester Reels & Extra Credit / Festival Entries due 5pm SHARP - my office Due: Final Compilation DVDs; Extra Credit
DA Division End-of-Semester Party and Screening
5:30-9pm - room 1101
 

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