DESMA 24 – MOTION Winter Quarter 2015
Time: Monday – Wednesday 2:00pm–4:40pm Location: Broad 4230
Office Hours: Monday 1:00pm-2:00pm or by appointment.
Teaching Assistant: Julieta Gil
Office Hours: Tuesday 1:00pm – 2:00pm
This course is organized to teach the aesthetics and fundamentals of motion and
its application to design and media arts through an introduction of the basic
concepts and tools for the design of moving images. In a series of assignments
and a final project, students will explore principles and aesthetics of moving
imagery including timing, pacing, repetition, editing, composition, resolution,
process, and the link between sound and image. Class time will include class
discussions, student presentations, software and equipment tutorials and studio
time for project development.
Students will complete three projects, a sound/image exercise, and a larger
final project. Projects will be evaluated based on aesthetic and conceptual
qualities, innovative approach to the medium, and effort. All projects must be
completed in order to pass the course. Late assignments will reduce the
numeric score of the assignment. Assignments are only considered complete
when accessible from the course website.
Attendance is mandatory. Absences require professor notification and
permission. If a student is late 3 times, this will count as an unexcused absence
and will affect your grade. Your participation and presentation skills will be
considered in grading.
20% Assignment 1
05% Audio / Image Exercise
20% Assignment 2
20% Assignment 3
30% Final Project
05% Participation and Presentation
Software: Adobe After Effects / Adobe Photoshop / Adobe Illustrator / Audacity