Electronic Media Studio II
Professor: James Duesing
Office Phone: 268-7807
Goals and Objectives: This class will introduce students to both a conceptual and technical approach to video production through viewing historic and contemporary examples, readings on media theory and producing video tapes.
January 12: Course introduction, watch video tapes.
January 14: Demo VHS equipment in class, do exercise with partners and view tape.
January 19: Discuss storyboarding. Assignment 1: Make a storyboard for a narrative segment less no more than one minute in length that can be shot.
January 21: Watch and discuss videos, work on storyboards.
January 26: Storyboard crit.
January 28: Watch videos. Discuss production scheduling. Assignment 2: Working in groups of 2 or 3 make a production schedule for each project and then shoot it. (Chinese New Year, Year of the Dragon)
February 2: Discuss lighting. Meet with Jim individually to discuss production schedule. Begin shooting your project.
February 4: Jim not in class. Hyla will present work.
February 9: Crit on in-camera edit project.
February 11: Watch videos in class, discuss documentary approach to media. Assignment 3: Come up with a subject that you would like to treat as a documentary Suggest questions that the subject raises and then produce a one minute piece about it.
February 16: Present documentary ideas to the class. Choose groups of 2 or 3 to work with on individual productions, create production plan.
February 18: Watch videos in class, Meet with Jim individually to discuss production plan.
February 23: Shoot documentary project.
February 25: Crit on footage for documentary project.
March 2: NO CLASS
March 4: Watch videos, Demo Non linear editing.
March 9: Edit Documentary project.
March 11: WHAT'S ON FESTIVAL NO CLASS
March 16: Edit Documentary project.
March 18: Crit on Documentary project
March 23: Spring Break
March 25: Spring Break
March 30: Watch tapes in class. Discuss Experimental approach to video.
April 1: Watch tapes in class. Project 4: Develop an idea that takes and experimental approach to making video which is no more than a minute in length and produce it..
April 6: Present ideas with appropriate visualization for your project in class.
April 8: Watch tapes in class work on project
April 13: Work on Project.
April 15: Work on Project. Income Taxes Due!
April 20: Crit on work in progress.
April 22: Work on Project.
April 27: Last day to work on project
April 29: Final crit all work MUST be complete.
The fine print:
Daily attendance is mandatory, since much production and preparation will be done during class it is essential you arrive by class time. You are required to sign the attendance sheet daily. Grades will be the result of averaging class participation and cooperation, performance on assignments as evidenced at the crits and final quality of the assigned projects.
No cel phones in class please.
Quality of projects and assignments 65%
one letter grade will be deducted from projects and assignments turned in late
you are expected to assume an active role in critique and presentation
you are expected to be at every class, if you are late three times that is equal to one absence
It is your responsibility to produce projects that are doable in the time allotted.
Students are expected to attend the Art Department Lecture Series. Certain of these lectures will be required as we will use the presentations as fodder for discussion.