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Gudrun's Animation Assignment (Photoshop/FCP)

Hand-make a background with paint,  collage, photographs, or found material.  Make it 5 feet long for a scrolling backdrop.  You can keep it simple or the image can change over time.  Cut and paste photos, drawings or found objects from Photoshop into Final Cut Pro for foreground ANIMATION (30 sec - 2 min).  Record audio.  NO pre-recorded music.

Micro / Macro History Video

Make a video that explores an event in history on both a micro and macro scale.  Consider issues of scale as they relate to your visual/audio treatment and/or the types of information you include.  The historical event(s) can be real or invented, personal or public, or all of these.

Expanded Landscape

Focus on one specific aspect of your experience that can be described as a landscape.
This is an opportunity to interpret the word "landscape" broadly and metaphorically if you wish.  You may choose to literally investigate the landscape of your neighborhood, or you might consider historical landscapes, microscopic landscapes, bodily landscapes, virtual landscapes, ideological landscapes, etc.  
Use multiple layers in Photoshop to create an image or series of images that represents your personal vision of this landscape, the way that you navigate it, or the way you might dream of transforming it.

One-Shot Narrative Video

Create a 1-2 minute video that tells a story with one continuous shot, no edits.  No dialogue or narration aloud.  Make something happen for the camera.  Use limitations to your advantage and pay close attention to details. 

100 photos of 1 person


Create a still or moving image work made up of 100 photographs of the same person.

Self-portrait in sound

Create a composition that serves as a self-portrait in sound

One zoom, One pan, Two Transitions

Create a video composition that is comprised of

1.  One zoom
2.  One pan
3.  Two transitions

Make Sound with your Clothing


Conceive of and perform a collaborative sound performance where all sounds are make with the performers clothing

Your favorite song and why

A performance comprised of playing a part of your favorite song and explaining why it's your favorite...

TJ can tell us more....

All effects at once

Create a shot work of video where every effect available in Final Cut Pro is used.