Project 3: Multiples
Much of our contemporary lifestyle tends to demand a simultaneous engagement with multiple modes of interaction and stimuli – especially in the visual and auditory realm. Given the increasing invasion of mind-space and privacy in the tech realm, create a meaningful work of video art exploring the intersections between the personal and the public.
- Hello World! or: How I Learned to Stop Listening and Love the Noise - Chris Baker 2009
- Modell 5 - Granular Synthesis 2013
- Ten Thousand Waves - Isaac Julien 2013-14
- Central Park Quilts - Theo Angell
- Greg Biermann
- Use of multiple views/narrative
- Student videos (different assignment, but interesting technical elements to consider)
Create a video exploring the intersections between the personal & the public:
- Your screen must be split into at least 3 distinct videos at all times.
- Each video fragment should relate to the other areas either conceptually and/or visually.
- Your final video should be between 1:30 - 2 minutes (not including the end credits).
- If using the computer/smartphone/similar tech, use for less than 1 sec.
- All audio must be original; copyrighted and/or recognized songs/tunes are not permitted.
- This project must be completely edited using only FCPX.
- Use EDP Canon Vixia camcorders.
- All video should be filmed off campus and outside of the 2-mile vicinity of campus.
- Your video will also need credits: title, your name, and copyright information
Do not use: song/tune/melody (in any shape or form), and avoid recognizable sounds. Do not use text (in any form).
Create a critical narrative through filming and editing your footage. When editing, consider the following elements:
- rapid cuts
- multiple layers
- change of transparency
- multiple filters
- mode settings
- fade in/out
- use of motion
Save your completed videos with these specs: 720p (Apple Devices, H.264 Better Quality, 720p HD (1280x720))
Refer to the syllabus for subject matter that will not be accepted for projects in this class.
What To Turn In
Prepare a short 5-minute max presentation on your initial ideas for the project. Include inspirations, possible design ideas, & the overall approach you are planning on taking. Have at least 1 question you'd like to ask us in class.
Record your initial footage and make an edit in FCPX. Be prepared to show this edit, either in FCPX or via an export file from your harddrive. You do not need to turn in this initial edit.
Create a folder
- 1 completed video (MOV) with credits:
- 1 Statement for Creative Work (PDF), what do you believe is your critical content? what was your thought behind your editing decisions?:
- 1 screenshot (PDF) of your FCPX video timeline:
Prepare to present your work to the class in a 5-minute presentation.
Prepare for electronic transfer onto the instructor computer at the beginning of class.
Submit work by the start of class on the due date. Work submitted after the start of class will be considered late, incomplete projects will not be accepted; in addition, work not labeled according to assignment specifications will be subject to grade adjustments - see syllabus for breakdown of grades. Save your work as you will need all deliverables for your final portfolio.