|DESMA 153A: Design for Video
Time: Mon. & Wed. 2:00P-4:50P
Location: KINR SO Room S133
Studio, six hours; outside study, nine hours. Preparation: completion of preparation for the major courses. Use of video technology (video systems, cameras, displays, editing, and storage) to integrate image, sound, time, and motion. Emphasis on expression, continuity, and sequential patterns for video communication.
The course hopes to expose media for sustained personal expression and exploration and not simply as a mode of production. This course emphasizes experimentation and exploration of possibilities of the moving image through the use of video technologies, including exploring what non-linear editing and other computer software may allow. The course will expose individuals to various forms of time based expressions as well as provide workshops to learn basics of video editing and processing software, if times permits the course will explore storage and distribution methods as well.
Grading Policy is as follows:
All assignments are evaluated out of a maximum of 10. Any work handed in late (including not showing up for a crit session) will automatically be evaluated out of 5 (half the grade potential).
Final Grading will be P/NP or letter grading
Prof. Osman Khan
- Office Hours: Wed After Class
TA: Aaron Koblin
|Week 1||Mon. Jan. 10||Introductions & Review of Class
Video vs Film?
VIEWING: Visions of Light
Make a Self Portrait, Do not move or change camera, no sound, no more than 5 min, no editing. Place camera on tripod or the like.
|Wed. Jan. 12||LAB - Intro to Final Cut Pro
|Week 2||Mon. Jan. 17||MARTIN LUTHER KING HOLIDAY
|Wed. Jan. 20||Exploring the Frame:
VIEWING: Early Film (Melies), Dadaist + Surrealist Films (Richter, Man Ray, Banuel + Dali, Duchamp, Leger, Dulac, Cocteau)
Also Hitchcock, Dreyer, Tarkovsky, Sukarov, Tarr
LAB - Final Cut Cont.
|Asignment 1 Due + Critique
Assignment 2: Capture a place, move/change camera, no sound, no more than 2 min, no digital editing. explore zooms, pans, and the like as well as light and shadow.
|Week 3||Mon. Jan. 25||Every Cut reveals a Bias - looking at editing
VIEWING: Documentaries (Chis Marker, Joris Ivens), montage (Eisenstein + Vertov). Skratch Video...
||Assignment 2 Due + Critique|
Take ½ hour worth of random footage and make 2 shorts out of the footage, no sound
|Wed. Jan. 27||Lab - Final Cut Cont.|
|Week 4||Mon. Jan. 31||
Beyond the Frame:
VIEWING: Post-War Experimentalism and Avant Garde films (Structuralist, Snow, Brackage, Daren, Anger)
|Assignment 3 Due + Critique
2 min video concentrating on an effect (preferrably from post production tools and not from camera)
|Wed. Feb. 2||LAB - Final Cut Cont.
|Week 5||Mon. Feb. 7||Sound & Vision:
VIEWING: Music Videos, Oscar Fischinger, 2001 Space Odyssey
|Assignment 4 Due + Critique
Make 2 Min of Sound
|Wed. Feb. 9||LAB - After Effects
||Assignment 5A due
Take sounds from others and visualize
|Week 6||Mon. Feb. 14||
VIEWING: The Brothers Quay, Jan Svankmajer, Waking Life
|Assignment 5 Due + Critique
Make a film inspired by a piece of writing
|Wed. Feb. 16||LAB - After Effects Cont.|
|Week 7||Mon. Feb. 21||Video Art
VIEWING: Nauman, Acconci, Cambell, Barney, Rist
|Assignment 6 Due + Critique
|Wed. Feb. 23||LAB - DVD Studio
|Week 8||Mon. Feb. 28||Politics and Identity||Assignment 6 Due + Critique
|Wed. Mar. 2||Individual Work
|Week 9||Mon. Mar. 7||Alternate Forms:
Installations, Projections, multiple screens
|Review Concepts + ideas
|Wed. Mar. 9||Individual Work
Review Concepts + Ideas Cont.
|Week 10||Mon. Mar. 14||Individual Work
||Final Review + Critique|
|Wed. Mar. 16||Final Review + Critique
|Week 11||PUBLIC SCREENING