Spring 2020 - IAT 202 D100
New Media Images (3)
Class Number: 7888
Delivery Method: In Person
Explores the computational nature of technology as applied to contemporary art and design. It is a studio-based, media production course that explores new forms of art and design that are mediated by or modeled after computing processes as opposed to transforming or digitizing existing forms. Breadth-Humanities.
New Media Images, IAT 202, is an introduction to historical, aesthetic, theoretical and practical issues in digital video production. In this course, students will simultaneously develop technical ability and creative awareness through the combination of lectures, tutorials, projects and hands- on practice. Project planning and conceptualization will be emphasized. Image composition, the basics of soundtrack design, visual effects and editing grammars will be explored toward the aim of creating a final video project.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
- Students will develop core skills in video / film production.
- Students will begin to construct nuanced sound-image relationships
- Students will learn how to plan, shoot and edit an audiovisual sequence
- Students will begin to develop an understanding of montage and continuity editing
- Students will begin to explore the plasticity of the digital media through image and sound manipulation
- After this course, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate a knowledge of sequencing as it relates to video
- Employ the correct strategies to create serviceable preproduction documents (such as treatment and storyboards)
- Demonstrate knowledge of post-production video software to successfully produce short films
- Frame images using the camera to support intention and idea
- Achieve credible results through the appropriate use of actors and staging for video production
- Edit and mix sounds to be free of technical problems such as pops, clicks and consistency
- Determine the correct sounds/sound mix to create a soundtrack that supports idea and intention
- Projects 80%
- Lab attendance and activities 5%
- Lecture attendance and activities 5%
- Mid term exam 10%
* This is a draft assignment weighting; assignment weights will be announced the first day of class.
* This course follows current SIAT letter grade scale.
A+ > 95%
A > 90%
A- > 85%
B+ > 80%
B > 75%
B- > 70%
C+ > 65%
C > 60%
C- > 55%
D > 50%
F < 50%
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
- This list is to give students a general idea of course requirements. Students should see individual instructors for a precise list.
- PC or Mac computer that is capable of working with multi-media, including video
- Image, video and sound editing software
- portable hard drive that is suitable for video
Software in Labs (used extensively):
- Audacity (freeware)
- Adobe After Effects
- Adobe Premier
- Adobe Photoshop CS
- Adobe Soundbooth
"Sight, Sound, Motion: Applied Media Aesthetics" (2013) by Herbert Zettl; 8th Edition; Cengage Learning
"From Word to Image: Storyboarding & the Filmmaking Process" (2010) by Marcie Begleiter; 2nd Edition; Michael Wiese Productions
"Film Art: An Introduction" (2016) by David Bordwell, Kristin Thompson; 11th Edition; Mc-Graw-Hill
"Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen" (1994) by Michel Chion, Claudia Gorbman, Walter Murch; Columbia University Press
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