Monday, February 25, 2013

Project 4 : Art Video Emulations

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D U E   M A R C H  11 .

an in progress report of
project 4 posted to your blog.
begin shooting footage or
working with graphics that
are neccessary! identify
problems and we can
help come up with a
solution to solving them.
(we will also view your
selections in class.)

[And you may be potentially
finished with the whole thing
by the date. In such case,
it can be your first edit.
If more can be done, a
second 'edit' may be made.]

S P R I N G  B R E A K !

D U E   M A R C H  2 5 .

part two of PROJECT 4 :
Your actual video emulation.
Shot, edited, and burned onto DVD.

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Every Sunday, 1-4 PM,
in the lab until Spring Break.
Fridays (office hours)
are unavailable again.

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A S S I G N M E N T  4

"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, we shall be able to undergo some form of an in-class workshop to ease 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 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 mentioned in the reading and 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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1.) Your source video chosen. You
will not be able to change beyond
this point, so pick wisely. Advisable
you begin work early anyway.
Create a blog post about your
selection, and why you chose!


1.) A burned DVD containing, in playable
manner anyway you choose, your project!
A tutorial on how to easily do so will be given.

2.) Your emulations and original sources
posted together on your blog in your
manner of choosing as well. You may
want to do this part the day before.

2.) Update your original emulation choice
post' with your newly completed project.
Embed video, and with statement of connection
between your own project and emulation.

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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.

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