EDPX 2400 Time

Winter 2016
TR 5:00-7:50 Shwayder 220
Dan Wilcox, Shwayder 215, danomatika.com
Email: daniel.wilcox[at]du[dot]edu
Voice: 412 980-7081
Office hours: T 10am-12pm & by appointment

Syllabus

EDPX 2400 Syllabus

Statement for Creative Works guidelines

Successful Critique guidelines

Useful Info

Tech

EDP TechCheck hours & policy info: found on the landing page of the EDP website, righthand side

Canon Vixia

Instructions on reformatting the SD Memory Card for the Canon Vixia HFM52 video camera.
We also have a similar model, the Canon Vixia HFS21, and the instructions are largely the same except that you hit the Menu button in Step #4 in order to get the the settings menu.

Zoom H4n

Zoom H4n audio recorder manual

Reformatting an SD Card in a TechCheck Zoom H4n recorder:

GoPro

GoPro Hero 3 tutorial

Final Cut Pro X

Apple Final Cut Pro X Online Help

How to fix a "referencing media on the camera" error in Final Cut Pro X

Audacity

Audacity download

Audacity tutorials

Beginner Tutorial video

Schedule


1/5

Course introduction & overview

Animated GIFs: The Birth of a Medium

Homework

Watch RIP: A Remix Manifesto for class on 1/28 and prepare, in pdf/doc format, 7-10 questions/comments – at least 50% should be questions.


1/7

Presentation of General Statement for Creative Works (the purpose of this statement is to learn about the students creative and critical interests)

Submit doc/pdf of concise General Statement for Creative Works (half page). Your name, class title, and date should be included in the text. File name "yourlastname_creativestatement"

Helpful: How to Write and Use an Artist Statement

Review of Critique tools

Overview Exercise 1: GIF Animation

Overview GIF Tutorial

In-class Exercise

In class work on GIFs (in class GIFs due at the end of class – CANNOT BE THE SAME AS THOSE SUBMITTED FOR THE EXERCISE)

GIF animation examples

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

japanese girl transforms monster
creepy hand
pysch monster

Homework

Exercise 1: GIF Animation (due on 1/12) Prepare for a 5 minute presentation about your work.

GIF Tutorial PDF
using gifmaker.me

Also, email me your overall Statement for Creative Works by the begining of class on 1/12.


1/12

Presentations & Critique of Exercise 1: GIF Animation

Overview Exercise 2: Listen (due on 1/19)

Overview of TechCheck hours (see landing page of EDP site) and policies


1/14

Preparing your hard drives for use with Final Cut Pro X.

Basic intro to FCPX.

Importing camera data into FCPX and instruction on detaching, previewing, & exporting audio for Exercise 2.

Critique in Progress of Exercise 2: Listen

Overview Exercise 3: Experience & Memory (due on 1/26)


1/19

Critique Exercise 2: Listen
(5 points to pause and listen for each of the 3 locations)

Editing Audio Tape video

Basic audio editing in Final Cut Pro X (cuts, fades, & transitions) for Exercise 3.


1/21

Critique in Progress Exercise 3: Experience & Memory

Inspiration for Exercise 3 (minus the subject matter not allowed as per the syllabus):

Workday for the rest of class (bring your headphones)


1/26

Critique of Exercise 3: Experience & Memory

Overview Exercise 4: Colorfield (due on 2/2)
End credits include (see "Useful Info" section above): Creative Commons copyright license

Inspiration for Exercise 4:

The Final Cut Pro X docs have a couple sections that will be very helpful for Exercise 4:

Homework

As listed below on 1/28:


1/28

Critique in Progress of Exercise 4: Color Fields (project near completion)

Discussion of RIP: A Remix Manifesto (a the start of class, in pdf/doc format, submit 7-10 questions/comments – at least 50% should be questions

Discussion of Essentials of Copyright (a the start of class, in pdf/doc format, submit 7- 10 questions/comments from the 2 sources listed below – at least 50% should be questions)

Watch Fair Use at Work in the Visual Arts
Read the Creative Commons licenses


2/2

Cancelled due to weather


2/4

Critique of Exercise 4: Color Fields

Overview Exercise 5: Musique Concrete (due on 2/11)

Historical Musique Concrete examples:

More recent:

Homework

Read Acousmatics by Pierre Schaeffer & Environmental Sound Matter by Francisco López April


2/9

All audio should be recorded for Exercise 5: Musique Concrete (come to class with the files or Zoom device)

Critique in Progress of Exercise 5: Musique Concrete

Audacity demo

Continued overview of Exercise 5: Musique Concrete and in-class workday (Bring your headphones!)

Recommendation is to download Audacity (open source, cross-platform audio software); download: http://audacityteam.org/download


2/11

Critique of Exercise 5: Musique Concrete

Overview of Project 1: BodyCam (due on 2/18)

Inspiration:

Also keep in mind what "body cam" now means to most people: CNN - Should police wear body cameras?

Start developing initial ideas for Project 1: BodyCam
Work day w/ initial testing if time allows


2/16

Critique in Progress & Workday for Project 1: BodyCam


2/18

Critique for Project 1: BodyCam

Overview of Project 2: Control & Chaos (due on 3/1)

Inspiration:


2/23

Presentation of ideas for Project 2: Control & Chaos

Workday for Project 2: Control & Chaos (if time allows)


2/25

Critique in Progress for Project 2: Control & Chaos

Workday for Project 2: Control & Chaos (if time allows)


3/1

Critique for Project 2: Control & Chaos

Overview of FINAL Project: Multiples (due on 3/11)

Inspiration:


3/3

Presentation of ideas for Final Project: Multiples (include test footage!)

Work day of FINAL Project: Multiples


3/8

Critique in Progress of FINAL Project: Multiples (footage and edits started in FCPX!)

Work day of FINAL Project: Multiples


3/10

No class due to finals. I will be in my office from 12-4pm.


3/11: Final Session

F 6:00-7:50 Shwayder 220 (We'll probably stay a little longer to have a normal critique time.)

Critique of FINAL Project: Multiples

Final Portfolio Due by 6:00pm, including updated Creative Statement.