Thursday, January 29, 2009

Lost & Found, Course Blog

Hello, all.

A couple of quick things.

Someone left a small notebook and pen in B91--I placed them in my
mailbox in the Department office.

Also, some of you mentioned that it was difficult to locate the "Post a
Comment" link on the Survey post. Here is a screenshot of where to find
the link:

Your response to the Survey is due Sunday, February 1, 5 PM. Here is
the link:

Sunday the 1st is also the deadline to register for the Technical Forum:

I'll send another note this weekend in preparation for Monday's Soundwalk.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Prep for Wednesday, January 28

Hello, all.

Welcome, again, to FILM 116. We have a busy semester ahead of us, and
a productive one as well, I hope.

Some reminders:

We meet again on Wednesday, 3 PM, B91, for a demo on Blogger and
PantherFile. We will also listen to previous examples of Drift 1
recordings, as well as go through a preview of microphone building.

Remember to post your Survey answers as a comment to this post on the
Course Blog by Sunday, February 1, 5 PM:

Also, register for the Technical Forum, also by Sunday:

Here is the link to the list of required supplies that you will need to
purchase by Monday, February 9:

All of these supplies (except for the optional faux fur and soldering
wand) are available from Riverwest Film and Video, 824 East Center St.,
Milwaukee, WI 53212, Hours: 3-11pm daily, 414-265-8433)

Remember to keep up on your reading. To prepare for Monday's Soundwalk,
make sure you've gotten through Hart, Westerkamp, Debord, and Sant.

Note that my updates to the syllabus and schedule are ongoing, so please
be patient!

See you all on Wednesday.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

FILM 116 Survey

1. What is your name (first, last)?

2. Do you have a preferred name or nickname you would like us to use?

3. Do you own your own computer? If so, what platform (Mac, PC), and what operating system (Windows XP/Vista, Mac Tiger/Leopard, Linux, unsure)? If not, have you had experience with Mac or PC or both?

4. Do you own a digital camera and/or video camera? If so, describe your gear, and talk a little bit about your experience capturing still and moving images.

5. Have you ever edited a video before? If so, what software did you use?

6. Have you worked with sound (or music) before, either performing, recording, or processing? If so, please describe.

7. Who are your favorite filmmakers?

8. What are some of your favorite films?

9. Who or what inspired you to pursue studies in Film?

10. What kind of career do you imagine for yourself in Film or other Media Arts?

11. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?