Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Video Artist and the Construction of an IDEA

Your final assignment (100Points) for this course is to create a 2-6 min video that is conceptually built up out of an idea, theme, or notion. Like the body, language, chaos, string theory, social constructs, notions of religion, television, existing with media, exploring an old medium. Think of Bill Viola's methods and pieces. They where not narratives per se', but they where exploring ideas or experiences. 

Your homework for this weekend is to brainstorm and come up with an idea. You should email me as soon as you think you got something (sometime Friday would be great, but by the end of Sat. I should half something.) Remember to keep it simple. Starting out with one word and exploring its meaning sometimes helps me. 

Monday we will be watching a Documentary on Gary Hills Work, that I think will help push things in the right direction. Tues. and Wed. will be open lab days. If you need to bounce ideas off me please...please email me or come in on those days so we can discuss. To accompany this piece you are also required to write an artist statement (there is a link on the side bar >> for a how to...). 

Previous Student work:

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

EXTRA CREDIT: Art Codecs (Fun in the Sun)

Sat. June 23 Eric & Laura Souther will be hosting a BBQ and open screening at their house. Everyone who is a member of Arts Codec or who would like to screen some video work is welcome. Bring a H2.64 file on thumb drive to play back off a computer. Please also bring a side dish and your favorite non-alcoholic beverage to share; hamburgers, hot dogs, and dessert will be provided.

EMAIL: for directions and to RVSP

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Experimental Doc. or Narrative (50Points)

Your assignment is to create either an Experimental Documentary or Narrative. There are several deadlines and materials you need to turn in for this project.

Step one: Your plan, what are you going create? I need a ruff Idea developed to discuss by June 7th.
                You will need to turn your planning documents into me to accompany your final piece.
                This should include these types of docs: Script, sketches, thumbnails, shot list, and storyboard
                Before you start shooting your idea needs to be approved by me verbally or via email.
Step two: Start getting footage for your piece. Starting today June 6th-11th. You will need to get more
                 footage than you think is necessary. The general rule is 30min for every good min. Your
                 final piece needs to be 3-4 min. This being said you don't have an extremely long time to do
                 this project. I would go for 10min to every min. Think about how this is going to flow in the
                 editing process and get more angles than are necessary. If you deem it necessary Monday is
                 a work day. For one more day to shoot. I will not be taking attendance, but will be there if
                 you need help.
Step three: Editing: should start at the absolute latest June 12th. You will have next weeks June 12th
                   and 13th to edit and work on your piece with my help. It is required to show work in
                   progress. I will be going over color correction and audio (voice over capturing).
Step Four: Final crit on June 14th.