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TEACHING

Courses include: 3D Animation, Digital Art, Technoculture, Video, and Senior Studio Seminar
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VIDEO

   SA161: Introduction to Video & Sound

   SA262: Advanced Video & Sound

   This course continues instruction in the time-based media production concepts, techniques and technologies that you began exploring in “SA161: Introduction to Video and Sound.” In-class screenings, technical demonstrations, class assignments and readings will contribute to the refinement of your production skills and your abilities to analyze and discuss media works. This course considers historical and contemporary film and video works as well as the work of artists who combine film and video with other media such as performance, installation, and new media.

   º January 17–February 14: The first section of the course looks at the role of video and film technologies to present Non-Human Points of View. Techniques reviewed include advanced camera techniques, actor blocking and frame composition.

   º February 15–March 6: The second section of the course examines approaches to sound and image production that have been influenced by the theoretical and visual work of the Situationist International. Instruction in post-production techniques and compositing using Adobe AfterEffects culminates with a Detournement project.

   º March 7–March 27: The third segment of the course explores the theoretical implications of Surveillance and the alignment of imaging technologies with societal operations of power and control.

   º March 28–April 29: The final weeks of the course look at the history of media arts as Tactical Interventions, evolving from conceptual and performance art forms of the 1960's and 70's. Part documentary practice and social disruption, Interventions are situational, site-specific, temporary, playful and exploratory in their manipulation of audiences and forms of distribution. You may either explore this topic for your final production or propose your own independent project.

   This course assumes that you have prior experience in operating digital video cameras, sound recording, shot composition and conventional lighting arrangements, and online editing experience with Final Cut Pro. While no prior experience in animation or digital graphics is required, any experience with Adobe Photoshop, text and image design, and vector graphics is desirable. This course proceeds quickly through AfterEffects tutorials for manipulating video and graphical stills through 2D animation, compositing and other digital effects in Post-Production
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