Monday, July 22, 2013

Project 3 : Art Video Emulation

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Tuesday, July 23

1.) Reading 2 (Video Art)

Shared from my Google Drive, the PDF!

Video Art, chapter 2. Michael Rush. 2007.
Roughly 20 pages. Should be doable in a night.

2.) Video and art to 'reenact' for Project 3.
Selected from the reading or THIS link-

There are hundreds to choose from.
Listed in the project details are common
names which have been chosen from. 
We will go over selections in Tuesday's class.
Please have your selection URL emailed to
me before class, so if needed, I can have
your project audio ripped and given to you.

Thursday, July 25

In-progress look at your Project 3s.
Upload any raw footage of project shot or rendered.
Photo documentation of your set or location of filming.
Explanation of your plan of how to accomplish your work.
Does not need to include ALL of these, but some
level of involvement in the project to this point.

Monday, July 29

Project 3. (Pushed back from original date.)
We will go over how this affects the syllabus.
Basically, everything on July 25th slides down
until the next work day (July 30th).

How it will be turned in!

I) Online upload (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)
To be embedded on your blog.

II) Burned DVD. I would also like to walk
you through the process of creating
one, and having your project be
played from that format.

As for the comment on your peer's project 2,
just have that done sometime before Monday
next week as well. There is enough to do as it is.

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Wednesday's class we will NOT meet.
However, you can come into class during
regular hours 1-4 for hands-on assistance.
I am allotting this time to keep busy on
the project, and for the in-progress look.

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P R O J E C T  3

"Art Video Emulation"

(Learning from the birth of the medium.)

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 I shall literally give extra credit to who can name the artists
who created the work highlighted in these four images.
Email me before next class. All mentioned in reading.

CHRIS BURDEN. A 'television ad'.

BAS JAN ADER. A performance.

We will discuss the video art chapter. I would find it beneficial to look back through and check on the work of artists who you felt particularly connected to or want to look at more. Hopefully, an in-class workshop will ease us into the workflow of video.

OVERALL ASSIGNMENT lies with this link : 
(UBUweb . A proud supplier of a large archive containing experimental video art.)

Choose ONE video clip from this webpage (or reading) and choose carefully. Most of the fun in this is exploring. You will be shooting and editing your own version of the chosen clips preserving the soundtrack from the original source to be added to your video creation... OR, in the case of ambition, replacing with your own audio-soundtrack that is at the same instance creative and loyal to the source material. Important : If you are using your own audio with your emulation, you must submit to me a reason for doing so along with the first part of the assignment (which is just choosing which video to emulate).

(Disclaimer : As much as it pains me to say it, upon request of the establishment, Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice" is out of bounds for this assignment.)

(Additional Disclaimer : Only by special request and my permission beforehand may an artist not mentioned in the reading or one of their works that are NOT on Ubu be chosen.)

This is an interpretive experiment. Be creative in how you approach. There are less restrictions on parameters, but with great power comes great responsibility. You are expected to very much recreate points of view, camera angles, timing, subject matter and related items of your chosen videos. In lieu of that, also be creative to yourself and personal conceptual goals. Make it your own but a goal of the assignment is that the videos must be relatable to the original videos. You should be able to link them if they were to be played side by side. There are many hundreds of choices on this site - take some time to explore these many varied historical and contemporary works and have fun!

Understandably, there are very long videos on the site as well as features. You may choose to emulate a portion of those longer-than-thou videos.

In critiques we'll be viewing both original source videos and reenactments. Make sure there's a way you can link and/or embed the original clips through your blog!

Equipment and techniques. You may use anything from a cell phone video camera, laptop webcam, to a high end HD camcorder. Up to you most definitely. Sadie Benning used a kid's camera from Toys R' Us. Bill Viola uses enough frames per second to make your head spin. I recommend you use Final Cut Pro to edit your work, as it will be the primary epicenter that will be taught through (though Adobe Premier is a nice choice too). Also, you may wanna check out a DVD burning program (iDVD and/or DVD Studio Pro).

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Check in with Dillon, our lab technician, with any and all tools you may need! He will be in his office standard weekday hours (11-4) for equipment checkout and more. You can look to him for nearly any tech advice, but for this assignment, prod his brain for tips of video shooting, editing, and DVD burning). And of course, myself. I know my way around a video.

I will make more posts later detailing specifics about Final Cut Pro, DVD burning, and possibly more.

I have extended the deadline so you may take more time on what can be a very technical medium!

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