Fall 2020 - IAT 344 D100

Moving Images (3)

Class Number: 7839

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    Minimum of 48 units and IAT 202.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Reviews and consolidates the fundamentals of digital video production, including camera and composition skills, the role of sound, lighting, and continuity and montage editing. Students will review and analyze works from traditional cinema and from contemporary digital video. The course will reinforce fundamental skills and extend the student's abilities to use a range of digital production, post-production, and presentation techniques.

COURSE DETAILS:

Course Description

Reviews and consolidates the fundamentals of digital video production, including camera and composition skills, the role of sound, lighting and continuity and montage editing.  Students will review and analyze works from traditional cinema and from contemporary digital video.  The course will reinforce fundamental skills and extend the student's abilities to use a range of digital production, post-production and presentation techniques.

This semester we will partner with the Museum of Vancouver to produce short documentaries related to Covid-19 for their future exhibition on the topic. Work produced in the course that is of high enough quality may be included in a major museum exhibition.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

Course Objectives
In this course, students will: Explore a range of creative possibilities for producing media with everyday digital tools, in order to support social distancing and health; Develop their foundation skills in digital (DSLR) camera operation, exposure and composition; Demonstrate the ability to plan, produce, edit and display digital video productions; Demonstrate their ability to effectively combine sound and picture; Demonstrate their ability to manipulate and layer digital video imagery using a variety of computer-based post-production techniques; Demonstrate their ability to use digital technology to display and exhibit moving image and sound experiences; Build a moving image Portfolio that includes individually and team produced video works.

Grading

  • Video: Documentary or Continuity Narrative 45%
  • Online Portfolio 10%
  • Weekly Lab Deliverables 30%
  • Midterm Assignment 15%

NOTES:

* This is a draft of assignment and grade distribution; final assignments, grade distribution and due dates will be confirmed during the first week of class.

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Students will need to sign-up for Lynda.com accounts through the SFU library portal.  These accounts are a free service offered by the SFU library.  You must always log in via the library to get access to your free account.  Please sign-up before the first day of class.

REQUIRED READING:

Available via Canvas and SFU library 

RECOMMENDED READING:

Suggested readings:

Documentary Media by Broderick Fox (Routledge, 2017)

Documentary Voice & Vision by Kelly Anderson (Routledge, 2017)

The Practical Guide to Documentary Editing by Sam Billinge (Routledge, 2017)

Film Arts: An Introduction ( McGraw Hill)


Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020

Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).