Imagery Over Time

Textbook:  Final Cut Pro from PeachPit Press Recommended Readings
New Media in late 20th century Art by Michael Rush
Course Objectives: Learn multiple ways to tell a story from a specific point of view. Experiment with the relationships between sound and
picture, still and moving images, graphics and video
Course Description: Introduction to digital video. Audio and video
recording basics. Simple editing and post-production with Final Cut Pro and IMovie. Weekly screenings and class discussions to deepen the understanding of film and video language.
Grading: Your grades will be based on both technical ability and creativity. Creativity is your own unique approach to the assignmmnet or problem, Technical ability is straightforward and relates to how well the technique suits the imagery.
Attendance is mandatory. After three absences you will be dropped from the class. Do not be late. If you are late three times, it will constitute one absence.
Oral presentation 10%
Weekly assignments: 30%
Midterm project: 20%
40% - Final Project must be turned in on a WORKING DVD that I will KEEP! It must include all assignments given in class.

5 pack of DVDR+ from
Mini DV tapes from B&H or similar at least 2
Zip and CDR discs as needed
Cds-each cd can hold approx 4min and 40 sec of video footage
1 vhs tape- for final project
Recommended: external firewire hard drive of minimum 30 gigs

Topic and assignment
Weekly reading
Week 1

Introduction to course and lecture on The Imaging Chain
Assignment - Bring in to next class at least 20 NEW still digital images either from a digital camera or scanned onto a CD.

Intro to OSX for OS9 users
register for PhotoPlusExpo at the javits center

The Work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction 

Week 2 Using ITunes, IPhoto, and Imovie
assignment - Digital Narrative or non narrative sequences
Look at Duane Michals work in class. Discuss Ken Burns style documentaries.
Week 3 More Imovie and work session  
Week 4 First Critique
Assignment Storyboard a 3 minute video with at least 5 scenes. Bring it to next class
How camcorders work
Week 5 Look at storyboards
Using the DV cameras - Form teams of 2-4 students
Assignment - shoot footage for your video bring to class next week.
Look at early Wegman videos in class.
Week 6 Getting Video into Imovie and Final Cut Pro
Assignment - Shot log of favorite TV show
 The originality of the avant gard and other modernist myths
Week 7 FCP Basics  
Week 8 FCP More  
Week 9 second Critique - 3 minute video due at beginning of class.  
Week 10  Creating moving Titles ALpha channels in Photoshop for titles  
Week 11  FCP  
Week 12  Oral Presentations  
Week 13 Usng IDVD bring you movies into IDVD create animated menus  
Week 14  TBA - probably review week  
Week 15  FInal Crit  

Artists that use video
Paul pfeiffer and at Art 21
Nam Jun Paik
matthew barney
shirin neshat
gary hill
tony oursler
Vito Acconci
Bill Viola
pipilotti rist