ART 3400 - 1 / CRN 83112 / TR 3:30 - 6:15p / Visual Arts Rm 207 / Ruth Dusseault

AUGUST

T 16 - Introduction to class
Camera types, software, wiki registration, digital sensors and pixel depth
HOMEWORK
Research your camera's Pixel Depth (also called Bit Depth) & bring it to the next class (fully charged with empty SD card)
Read Ch. 2 Photography
READ ICP: Photography in the Aftermath of the Digital Revolution (2013)


R 18 - ASSIGNMENT 1
FOOD THAT IS NOT
Bit Depth

Depth of Field

1. aperture setting
2. distance of the subject from the camera
3. focal length (optically changes distance)
Spot metering & White balance
HOMEWORK
Read: Ch. 2 & 4 in Photography
See ASSIGNMENT 1 on wiki
Bring SD card and Hard drive to next class



T 23 - Introduction to Digital Darkroom
Processing in Camera Raw or Lightroom
Photography and Illusion using depth, focal length and focus
Olivio Barbieri

Yamani Nayar

Zeke Berman

Bethany DeForrest

HOMEWORK
Bring SD card and Hard drive to next class

R 25 - Introduction to Contact Sheets - VA 224
Photography and Illusion 2
Serrano

Thomas Demand

HOMEWORK
Complete your digital contact sheets and bring them to the next class
Read Ch 4 & 6 in Photography



T 30 - Digital Printing - VA 224
Lightroom Output
Lab/ production
HOMEWORK
Complete prints for next class

SEPTEMBER

R 1 - ASSIGNMENT 1 - DUE
In Class Critique



T 6 - ASSIGNMENT 2
LAW OF SIMILARITY
Gestalt Laws of Perception
Psychology podcast
Subjective / Objective composition
Orizco, Gabriel
Shore, Stephen

A State of Mind (segment on Wide Angle Films)
Amateur video

R 8 -Photoshop
Alessandra Sanguinetti

HOMEWORK
Ch. 6 & 7 in Photography



T 13- Lab, production

R 15 - Finishing and mounting your prints
Lab, production
Vanessa Beecroft
SEE: Ch. 5 in Photography
Additive/Subtractive Color

HOMEWORK
Complete prints for next class


T 20 - ASSIGNMENT 2 - DUE
In Class Critique

R 22 - ASSIGNMENT 3
One Minute Picture
Adding Assets (tiffs, psd files, text) to a Composition
PS document in layers using basic transform properties



T 27 - After Effects technical lecture part 1
Importing, layers, keyframes

R29 - After Effects technical lecture part 2
Effects controls, Adobe Dynamic link to PS, exporting


OCTOBER

T 4 - Lab, production
HOMEWORK
Complete short films for next class

R 6 - ASSIGNMENT 3 - DUE
In Class Critique
HOMEWORK
Begin Portrait project


T 11 - ASSIGNMENT 4
PORTRAIT
People We Know
Rachel Herman, The Imp of Love
Ben Gest




Collier Shore, Loss and Desire
HOMEWORK
Read "Everyone's Alive: Douglas Huebler's Reason and Pleasure,"Art Papers (2011)

Shoot 100 exposures

R 13 - People We Don't Know
Richard Avedon & Joel Sternfeld - Books



Bill Sullivan - Turnstiles
Spencer Tunick - Nude Crowds
HOMEWORK
Shoot 100 exposures



T 18 - Self Portrait
Laurie Simmons, Art 21 s 4
Lorna Simpson

Arno Minkkinen

Sam Hsieh

HOMEWORK
Shoot 100 exposures

R 20 - Mounting Demo

HOMEWORK
Complete prints for next class



T 25 - ASSIGNMENT 4 - DUE
In Class Critique

R 27 - ASSIGNMENT 5
CONSTRUCTED IMAGE

Shirley Visions of Reality

Valerie Belin, Mannequins


HOMEWORK
Shoot 100 exposures


NOVEMBER

T 1 - Constructed Image
Jeff Wall, Art21 Segment
Barbara Kasten
Laurie Simmons, theater
Daniel Gordan, website
Gordan video
HOMEWORK
Shoot 100 exposures

R 3 - Lecture
HOMEWORK
Complete prints for next class



T 8 - Lab, production
FLORIDA MAN by Sean Dunne on Vimeo
HOMEWORK
Complete prints for next class


R 10 - ASSIGNMENT 5 - DUE
In Class Critique

ASSIGNMENT 6
FINAL PROJECTS

T 15 - Independent meetings
Bring Ideas for Final Projects - Assignment of your own design
Review for Technical Quiz

R 17 - Technical Quiz use STUDY GUIDE to prepare
Final Projects


T 22 - 24 - THANKSGIVING BREAK


T 29 - Lab
Final projects

DECEMBER

R 1 - ASSIGNMENT 6 - DUE
FINAL PROJECTS & PORTFOLIOS
Prepare final portfolio presentation. Choose 14 prints from throughout the semester that examples an original visual statement. You do not need to include samples from every assignment. This is an exercise in editing your own work and formulating an artist statement.



T 6 - Exam week