Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Drift 2 Critique, Wednesday, March 26

Hello, all.

We meet tomorrow, Wednesday, March 26, for the second round of Drift 2 Critique Sessions, this time looking at your final silent videos. Again, attendance is mandatory.

We had quite a number of blogs that weren't posted on Monday, so I hope that more will be up and running now that Spring Break is a distant memory. For those who were able to show work Monday, hopefully you will have had an opportunity to follow up on some of the constructive criticism and suggestions you received. The same goes for any feedback you will get tomorrow.

Here is the schedule again:

Lab 1, B-91, David Witzling
Lab 2, B-65, Seth Warren-Crow
Lab 3, B-61, Steve Wetzel
Lab 4, B-68, Julie Murray
Lab 5, B-18, Lilly Czarnecki

Please note that we won't start grading Drift 2 until Friday, March 28, at 5 PM. After that, the Late Policy will go into effect.

We'll see you all tomorrow.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Mandatory Drift 2 Crit, Monday, March 24

Hello, all.

I hope that you had a great Spring Break and that you're all rested for a return to your studies.

We meet tomorrow, Monday, March 24, in the Lab Sections for MANDATORY critique sessions. We will be going over the five rough-cut sketches on your Drift 2 blog (as well as any finished silent videos if there is extra time), so make sure your Drift 2 blog is up and running by 3 PM tomorrow. Make sure your blog is fully public by going to a different computer and accessing your blog (without being signed in to PantherFile or Blogger). This is one surefire method of ensuring that others can see your materials online, not just you.

Crit Schedule (attendance will be taken):
Lab 1, B-91, David Witzling
Lab 2, B-65, Seth Warren-Crow
Lab 3, B-61, Steve Wetzel
Lab 4, B-68, Julie Murray
Lab 5, B-18, Lilly Czarnecki

Remember that you are using the following format for your Drift 2 blogs: firstlast0811602. The Directory has been updated, so you can check your URL (as well as check that I got your URL correct):

The final deadline for Drift 2 is Friday, March 28, 5 PM.

A reminder to use [08116] in the subject line of your e-mails, and to CC your lab instructor when sending me a note.

Also, please check the Technical Forum as a first step in troubleshooting any hardware/software issues you may be having:

Please note that the Late Policy (25 points per day after the deadline) only applies to Drifts 1, 2, and 3. The Late Policy does not apply to the Reflective Responses, so if you haven't completed one or more of the Reflective Responses so far (Mapping, Sound, or Image), please get those done and posted. (You won't be penalized as part of the Late Policy, but you will be docked a few points on your Participation Grade for not meeting the original deadline.)

We'll see you tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Help Session Wednesday, March 12

Hello, all.

We will have another open lab help session tomorrow, Wednesday, March 12. Here is the schedule:

B-18: Steve, Lilly, and David
B-56: Seth, Julie, and Alex
B-65: Glenn (bring your laptops, or we will look at your work online)

Also, tomorrow afternoon at 3 is the deadline to post your third Reflective Response (image).

Hopefully we'll see you tomorrow.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Open Lab Help Sessions, Monday, March 10

Hello, all.

Monday, March 10, is dedicated to open lab Help Sessions, and all of the instructors will be available to help troubleshoot your video issues. We will also be glad to look at your clips (or raw footage) and give you feedback on what you have so far. Bring your laptop or have your work backed up on CD-R or an external drive. If you are looking for feedback, it would help if your rough clips are posted on your blog.

Here is the schedule:

B18: Steve, Lilly, and David
B56: Seth, Julie, and Alex
B65: Glenn (bring your laptops, or we will look at your work online)

Please note that the deadline for the third Reflective Response (image) is this Wednesday, March 12, at 3 PM. Make sure to keep up with your readings: Bachman, GreenCine, MacDonald, Miller, Sontag, Trachtenberg. (Please note that the article, "What is Alternative Cinema," does not count as a possibility for this Reflective Response.)

Also note that I have changed my office hours to MW 1-2 PM.

We'll see you tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

More Quicktime Pro demos for Wednesday, March 5

Hello, all.

We meet this afternoon in B91 for some more Quicktime Pro demos. We will cover making movies from still clips, resizing clips, and adjusting parameters such as hue, contrast, color balance, etc. Alex Torinus will also screen a few films and talk a little bit more about editing techniques and approaches.

See you all this afternoon.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Reflective Response #3 (Image)

Read the following articles on image: Bachman, GreenCine, MacDonald, Miller, Sontag, Trachtenberg (please note that the article, "What is Alternative Cinema," does not count as a possibility for your Reflective Response)�. Links to the articles here.

Pick one, and write a three-paragraph statement answering the following three questions (one paragraph per question), as a comment to this post (please state your full name, since some of your Google identities are a bit vague).

1. Identify the article you have selected and why you chose it.

2. What are the main points of the essay?

3. How are the ideas or arguments in this article relevant to your own practice as a media artist?

The deadline is Wednesday, March 12, 3 PM.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Monday, March 3: Quicktime Pro demo

Hello, all.

Tomorrow (Monday, March 3) we meet in B91 for a quick demo on the basics of Quicktime Pro. Julie Murray will also lead a screening and discussion of various short films that illustrate basic editing techniques. This class, and Wednesday's as well, are not to be missed.

I hope that your Drift 2 walks were productive and inspiring.

See you all tomorrow.