ARTC 3440, Spring 2015
Digital Video Art
Heather Elliott-Famularo

Deadlines listed below


Extra credit points are added onto the OVERALL TOTAL of your grade points, so these are a great way to boost your final class grade.

1) Enter your artwork into the Sophomore or Junior Talent Awards Portfolio Competition. This is a portfolio competition for all FULL-TIME BA and BFA ART MAJORS in the School of Art. (5 points)

2) Enter a video you created in this class into the BGSU Film & Media Festival (3 points EACH)

Submit any/all of the projects you created in ARTC 3440. UFO/BGReel is looking for the very best student work in the following categories: Narrative Drama, Narrative Comedy, Narrative Horror, Experimental, Music Video, Documentary, and Animation.

The regular submission deadline is March 29th For that deadline your first submission is $10 and any subsequent film is another $5. For any submissions after that, the first submission is $15 dollars and any subsequent submission is $10. The late deadline is April 5th. The event is April 17th-19th, 2015. Students can pick up submission forms in the Wolfe Centre in the film department, box office, and the film lab. Or they can download the submission line online:

Films can be turned in at UFO/BGReel meetings on Thursdays at 9PM in 105 South Hall or to Professor Thomas Castillo's mailbox at the Department of the Theatre & Film in the Wolfe Center.

UFO/BG Reel's facebook page

3) Final Master Reel - improvements to ARTC3440 projects: Due Wednesday, 5/6, 5pm (3+ points each)
If you have made any updates or improvements to project videos since returned with grades, you must indicate on your Final Video Checksheet Form. This will also give bonus points.

4) Create an Authored, Interactive DVD of your Compilation Reel: Due Wednesday, 5/6, 5pm (5+ points)
Create a DVD with a menu in iDVD or DVD Studio Pro. You should have a "Play All" button, and a menu with choices (put the project titles). It MUST have your name and ARTC 3440 (or Digital Video Art) on the menu screen.

5) Enter a video created this semester in a Festival: Due Friday, 5/8, 1pm (5+ points)
Find a Film Festival or exhibition and enter one of your videos from this class in it. Send me a copy of the completed Entry Form, including receipt of payment if there is a cost involved.
  1. Print the prospectus and entry form
  2. Prepare your entry. Include:
    - Copy of prospectus
    - Actual video you will send (label tape correctly)
    - Payment (check or money order), if applicable
    - SASE (If you want your materials back) and
    - Whatever else the prospectus requires.
    - Consider including a cover letter
  3. Place all the contents in an Unsealed but otherwise ready to mail envelope (unless online entry)
  4. Address and put the proper postage on the envelope (unless online entry)
  5. Hand in the completed packet by 3pm on Friday, 3 May.
You may enter more than one festival for more bonus points!

6) Submit videos created in this class into the End-Of-Year Digital Arts Party Reel: Due Wednesday, 5/6, 3pm (1+ points each)
Put an h.264 rendered movie from any of your four assignments this semester into the End-of-Year Screening for the Digital Arts Division. (to be played at the 5:30pm Party). Copy the files into the "00_EndOfYear_Screening" folder in the class HW folder by 3pm on Wednesday (absolute deadline)

7) Design and print a movie poster for your film: Due Friday, 5/8, 1pm (2+ points)
Design a professional looking movie poster in Photoshop or InDesign. Print it out in color at 11x17 minimum (regular paper is fine) and turn it in by the deadline. It must have appropriate credits, title, and the feel of the video.

If you need the credits font, use Steel Tongs.

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