February 2011 Archives

First Person Video Essay

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Your assignment, due March 2nd, is the first stage of a larger video project. Come to class on that day with at least 15 minutes of footage to work with. Buy your own SDHC card from the equipment checkout so that you keep possession of your work.

Here's the challenge:
Think of a place or activity -- or even a person -- that you know well. Choose a subject that you are intimately acquainted with, but that other people may not know a lot about. Use a digital video camera to capture the sights and sounds that you think are most effective at sharing this subject with us (the audience.) Shoot from a variety of angles and try to get lots of details. Experiment, and get a little more material than you think you need.

You may choose to approach this as a straightforward documentary, a visual/audible poem, or a constructed fiction. The choice is yours -- but either way it will be your vision of this subject.

*Try to avoid capturing recognizable images of people you don't know unless you have their permission.

Bring your footage with you to class on March 2nd, and we'll dive into the editing process...

Final Cut Setup and Importing Handouts

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It's essential that you follow the proper steps to set up a Final Cut Project before you start Transferring footage or editing!!

FinalCutBasics01.pdf

Once your project is properly set up, Log and Transfer with the instructions here:
FinalCutBasics02-Importing.pdf

Basic Camera Handouts

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A handout on basic camera use and cinematography considerations:

CameraBasics.pdf

Complete Instruction Manual for the Canon card-media cameras:
hfm30-m31-m300-nim-en.pdf

HTML and Processing Resources

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HTML
Some clear (but rather dry) basic HTML instructions can be found here:
http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/Guide/
A simple glossary of tags is here:
http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/serendip/htmlprimer.html#link
Colorpicker - for easily converting color to hex code.

Processing
The website for the Processing software -- processing.org -- is a wealth of resources for learning to write code. Tutorials are here:
http://processing.org/learning/

Kevin Kauth Sketch 2

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Ian Sheppard- Over A Decade

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Megan Rosenberger - SnowDream

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Scott Khail

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MIke Arndt

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Crash

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Summer Trip-Brenna Malovrh

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Summer in China - Jennifer Nguyen

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Next week we're going to start to explore the theme of participation, interactivity, and "social practice" in art. One well-known advocate of social practice is Harrell Fletcher, an artist, writer and educator who is based in Portland, Oregon. To get an introduction to some of the projects he's been involved in and his thoughts about this expanded field of art-making, please read Some Thoughts on Art and Education.

The essay can be found in the 'Writings' section of his website:

http://www.harrellfletcher.com/#

Think about how Fletcher's vision of artistic production relates to digital media -- even when he is using entirely non-digital tools. In class on the 9th, we'll discuss Fletcher's work and other projects that deal with these themes of participation, community, networks, and interaction.

investigating corner - vanessa borotz

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This is an investigation of memory of place. The act of trying to remember.

Total Loss - Haugen

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Summer

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