Syllabus

VIDEOGRAPHY SYLLABUS

COURSE DESCRIPTION


Class time is divided between demonstration, review, and student driven filming and editing. While there are some days when we are all “on the same page” (during a demonstration, for example), there are many more days when one team is working on a storyboard; another team is out of the room gathering video footage; another team is busy editing; and still another team is finishing up its current project and trying to get a head start on the next one. Even within an individual team, it is quite likely that each student will be involved in a separate aspect of the project. Each team member will be assigned a specific role for the project and be responsible for completing that task to the best of their ability.  You will create a variety of video projects ranging from stop animation and interviews, to TedTalks and filming local events.


TIMELINE PROJECTS


WEEK 1 | SEP
WATCH
  | Beryl Korot
                 Andrew Thomas Huang

THINK    What is video production?
                 
What are careers in video production?
                 
What is videography? Film? 

DO         Composition, rule of thirds, screen direction, the nose rule, framing,         
                 lighting,  tripod use, mics, 
capturing audio, establishing shot


WEEK 2 | SEP
WATCH  | Joan Jonas
                Hannah Black

THINK    | What footage do you already have? What can you compile using existing                   footage?

DO         | Activity #1 - Mini Movie: collect and edit



WEEK 3 | SEPT
WATCH  | Inigo Manglano-Ovalle 

THINK    | What is your favorite/least favorite movie, why?

DO          | Mini Movie: edit and critique



WEEK 4 | OCT
WATCH  | Mika Rottenberg

THINK    | How can you explain a memory? How can you show a memory?

DO          | Activity #2 - Memory: plan and film



WEEK 5 | OCT
WATCH  | Stan Douglas
                 Abraham Cruzvillegas

THINK    | Can you find pictures/videos that express memories? What make a 
                 movie feel like a 
memory?

DO         | Memory: film and edit



WEEK 6 | OCT
WATCH  | Omar Fast

                Lucia Koch

READ     | Video Artists Tackle Collective Memory
               
  Exploring Perceptions of History and Memory

DO | Memory: edit and critique



WEEK 7 | OCT
WATCH  | Gulsun Karamustafa
                 Hito Steyerl

THINK    | How do we know time passes? How can we see time?

DO         | Activity #3 - Time: introduction, plan and film



WEEK 8 | NOV
WATCH  | David Claerbout
                 Liz Magin Laser

THINK    | Find a video that you like, or think represents the theme of time.

DO          | Time: film and edit



WEEK 9 | NOV
WATCH  | Laurie Anderson
                 
Debo Eilers

READ     | London, B. (1995). Time as Medium:  Five Artists' Video Installations.
                 
Leonardo, 28(5), 423-426. doi:10.2307/1576228 

DO          | Time: edit and critique



WEEK 10 | NOV
WATCH     | Guan Xioa

THINK      | What is juxtaposition?

DO           |  Activity #4 - Guan Xioa Triptych



WEEK 11 | NOV
WATCH    | William Wegman

READ       | Guan Xiao Art Review
                   Guan Xioa Interview

DO            | Guan Xioa Triptych



WEEK 12 | DEC
WATCH    | Allora & Calzadilla

THINK      | What are different reactions? How can you capture/recreate a reaction                       for film?

DO           | Activity #5 Reaction Shots: plan and film



WEEK 13 | DEC
WATCH    | Bruce Nauman

READ       | Student Captures Reactions
DO            | Reaction Shots: film and edit



WEEK 14 | DEC
WACH      | Carrie Mae Weems

READ       | Visual Storytelling with Reactions

DO            | Reaction Shot: edit and critique



WEEK 15 | DEC
WATCH    LaToya Ruby Frazier

THINK      | How can you film tying your shoes?

DO            | Activity #6 Shoelaces: plan and film



WEEK 16 | JAN
WATCH    | assume vivid astro focus

THINK      | How can you tell a  story while sharing something mundane?

DO            | Shoelaces: film and edit



WEEK 13 | JAN
WATCH    | Doreen Garner

THINK      | How can you organize an abundance of shots into a short video?

DO            | Shoelaces: edit and critique



WEEK 14 | JAN
WATCH    | Tommy Hartung
                   In the Studio: Tommy Hartung 

THINK      | What are your favorite/least favorite movies? Why? What makes a good
                   movie trailer? Why?
 DO           | Activity #7 Movie Trailer: worksheet, plan and film



WEEK 15 | JAN
WATCH    | Mel Chin
              
    Janine Antoni

READ       | How to Make a Movie Trailer
DO            | Movie Trailer: film and edit



WEEK 16 | FEB
WATCH     | Mike Kelley
                    Hubbard/Birchler

THINK       | How to Make a Movie Trailer (more)

DO            | Movie Trailer: edit


WEEK 17 | FEB
WATCH    | SPRING BREAK

THINK      | SPRING BREAK

DO            | SPRING BREAK


 

WEEK 18 | FEB
WATCH    | Slamdance Film Festival
THINK      https://slamdance.com/

DO            | Activity #8 Slamdance
                   Movie Trailer: final critique


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