ART 220: Digital Video
Professor Lee Arnold
Classroom: Arts 102 / Office: 004B / Office Hours: M 10-12, W/F 2-3
Course Description & Learning Outcomes
This course introduces digital video as a creative tool and offers a technical understanding of the video camera and non-linear editing. Students will learn to manipulate time, space and sound to create sequential, narrative and experimental works. Projects explore both formal and conceptual issues integral to the history of video and film-making. The class time consists of instruction, video screenings, discussion, and group critiques.
Adobe Premiere (website)
Film Art - Bordwell & Thompson
Video Basics - Herbert Zettl
Thunderbolt HD or Firewire/USB 3 HD
Adobe Creative Cloud
Students will be evaluated on effort, development, and quality of assignments. Projects as well as participation during class will determine the student’s grade. Assignments will be judged on the following criteria: comprehension, rigor, technique and depth of exploration. Each assignment will be graded using a rubric (see below). If you have a question about why a project received a certain grade please come and speak with me about it as soon as possible. You are welcome to revise projects if you are not happy with the grade you received.
Late Work Policy
Late assignments will be penalized a full letter grade if they are late. So, if your project is late and you received a A for your work, then your final grade would be a B.
Attendance & Participation
Students missing a class are responsible for all the information and assignments covered during that class period. Unexcused absences will have a negative, proportional impact on the participation grade, and absences for more than ten sessions will result in a failing grade regardless of the reason. If you know you will need to miss a class (e.g. for a sports competition), please notify me prior to the missed class period. Participation in class discussions and critiques is also an important part of this course, two latenesses are equal to one absence. No use of smart phones, social networking sites or other distractions allowed in class.
All students are required to uphold the highest academic standards. Any case of academic dishonesty will be dealt with according to the guidelines and procedures outlined in Drew University’s “Standards of Academic Integrity: Guidelines and Procedures.” A copy of this document can be accessed on the CLA Dean’s U-KNOW space by clicking on “Academic Integrity Standards.”
Should you require academic accommodations, you must file a request with the Office of Disability Services (BC 119B, extension 3962, firstname.lastname@example.org). It is your responsibility to self-identify with the Office of Disability Services and to provide faculty with the appropriate documentation from that office at least one week prior to any request for specific course accommodations. There are no retroactive accommodations. The deadline to request Letters of Accommodations for all students currently registered with the Office of Disability Services is 02/10/2013.