FALL 2011 Syllabus
Digital Filmmaking: Visual Narratives
ART 2040 - sec 001
2:00PM- 3:55PM TTh
Introduction to the fundamentals of digital video production and basic concepts of cinematic narrative. Beginning hands-on experience using digital video tools to create short narrative works. Creative studio art approach to low budget film techniques and project collaboration. Individual and team projects include visual concept development, storyboarding, video production, and digital editing. Emphasis on the visual language of filmmaking and critical appreciation of cinematic media. This course serves students in the film minor and others who are interested in a beginning or a continuing hands-on experience with digital video tools.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students completing this course will be able to demonstrate knowledge of strategic ideation and conceptual development for a short digital video project. Students will be able to demonstrate skill and innovation using digital video editing tools and techniques. Students will be able to demonstrate their ability to analyze, interpret, and critique digital film and video artworks.
• storyboard kit ($12 in bookstore art dept )
• profolio for storyboards + grading
• cd-r or dvd for digital portfolio
• SDHC memory card (class 10)
• external harddrive for backup
(discuss software + harddrive options in class)
• Final Cut Pro X (software)
•Final Cut Express 4 (software)
The Multimedia Hub and Library 118 labs
have Final Cut Express 4 Software for use on Mac computers.
Visit the Multimedia Hub
NEW LOCATION in Library 260
Filmmaking is a collaborative artform. Be prepared to participate as a reliable team player. Attendance is required.
Evaluation on projects and on engaged participation in all class activities, film screenings, demos, presentations, editing tutorials, critiques, and contribution to visual narratives class blog. Plan to post regular assignments to the class blog by each deadline and to include printouts in your final portfolio.
Project #1: HOW DID YOU COME TO BE HERE?
Interview, record voiceover, videotape and edit
1 minute digital story
Project #2: Short Film Project Pitch
develop + present story idea, storyboards and visual plan
Project #3: Short Film in Production
pre-production + production roles
Project #4: Director's Cut
individual version of team film with edit done by you
1. If this was a movie about my life...
2. FILMS WE LOVE
3.View and reflect upon 5 short films
4.Your short film pitch
5. Team Process Reflection
All blog assignments are due by NOON on the Friday of that week.