Video as Fine Art
Prereqs: Digital Media 1
Time/location: Friday 9:05-11:35a, 12:50-3:20p / FAB 320b
Instructor: Robert Flowers http://robertdanielflowers.com/
This class will emphasize video as a fine art medium, rather than merely a vehicle for narrative storytelling. Instead of characters simply acting out a script geared toward conflict and resolution, we will focus on creating works primarily concerned with the formal aspects of digital video. They include such things as the camera and lens, the edit, and the use of light. At the more basic level, these aspects are comprised of such things as the pixel, compression, and frame rate. Students will implement techniques and concepts learned through lectures, screenings, and readings to produce moving works of art. These completed videos may include animation, live-action, graphics, and found footage.
Upon successful completion of this course students will achieve:
1. Understanding. Through lectures, screenings, and readings students will be able to comprehend and implement the basic fundamental principles of digital video.
2. Technical Competencies. Students will have the ability to: Apply appropriate compression schemes for various output. Integrate still graphics and animation into a production. Apply basic principles of digital video. Identify the components of a digital video editing system. Ability to integrate sound with image.
3. Critical Thinking. Students will be able to grasp the following questions: How did someone arrive at their particular aesthetic? Why should you come to this conclusion instead of this one or that one?
4. Art-making. Students will be able to produce a video that reflects their artistic concerns using the toolsets available to them.
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Bio: Bret Victor invents tools that enable people to understand and create. He has designed experimental UI concepts at Apple, interactive data graphics for Al Gore, and musical instruments at Alesis.
For more Bret, see worrydream.com
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