Meeting Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 9:35am - 10:55am
Location: room 349A Sullivant Hall
Instructor: Steve Conroy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Course Website: http://www.accad.ohio-state.edu/~sconroy/ac5100
Course Folder: Y:\Courses\2014-2015\AC5100_Conroy_AU_2017
Systems Support: Noelle Gaboriault-Whitcomb (email@example.com)
This course is concerned with the cultivation of ideas and problem-solving strategies for the moving image. The use of composition and frame, directing methodologies, editing principles and sound elements will be explored. Students create treatments, inspirational sketches, descriptive drawings, character and object design, storyboards, and animatics as a method for developing and communicating concepts for time-based media.
Students are required to bring to the course a basic level of computer literacy and an ability to effectively utilize 2D imaging software. Students are expected and will be partially evaluated on the ability to apply 2D design principles. Previous experience with digital video editing systems and the creation of basic web pages is advantageous, but not a prerequisite.
- Generate ideas and concepts through a variety of methodologies.
- Conduct research to discover potential of selected ideas and themes
- Communicate and present concepts to discover potential of selected ideas and themes.
- Develop an understanding of cinematic theory and pre-production techniques
- Develop an in-depth time-based project using the visualization tools and techniques taught in this course.
- Demonstrate the ability to discuss work and projects with sensitivity and depth.
Students are expected to be participating and working in each and every class. Students are encouraged to collaborate in solving some of the difficult technical and conceptual problems that are part of their project. The class format will take on a variety of styles, as the subject dictates. Examples will be presented and discussed in lectures, videos and demonstrations. Students will present their work in critique sessions.
Students are to encouraged complete all work at ACCAD's facilities in order to benefit from collaborative learning with your peers. Students choosing to use "offsite" hardware and software must have their current working files on the system and available for review at the beginning of each and every class. Problems with "offsite" systems and/or incompatibility will not be an acceptable excuse for missed assignments.
See the Assignment Section of the course website for a detailed description of class projects.
All students are required to be on time and in attendance for each and every class. Two absences will lower a final grade by 1/2 a letter, three absences will lower a final grade by one letter and four absences will result in failure of the course. Adherence to deadlines is expected. Work presented late will be marked down one grade letter for each class meeting missed. See description below for value of each assignment or exam towards the final grade Students choosing to use "at home" hardware and software must have their current working files on the system and available for review at the beginning of each and every class. Problems with home systems and/or incompatibility will not be an acceptable excuse for missed goals. Unless there is a complete ACCAD system failure, technical difficulties are never an acceptable excuse
- Class participation/Attendence = 10%
- Assignment 1 = 10%
- Assignment 2 = 15%
- Assignment 3 = 15%
- Assignment 4 = 30%
- Assignment 5 = 30%
Text (oline with OSU Library/Safari Books):
- Robert McKee Story
- David Bordwell, Kristin Thompson Film Art: An Introduction
Additional readings & tutorials will be available via Carmen
Sketch Book, unlined index cards, Markers, Pencils,
Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
It is the intent of the University and these instructors to provide access to support services and programs that enable students with disabilities to succeed in this course. Students with disabilities are responsible for making their needs known to the instructor and seeking available assistance in a timely manner. Students will be referred to the Office for Disability Services (ODS), located in Pomerene Hall, for further assistance (614-292-3307 or visit 150 Pomerene Hall).
Any and all suspected cases of academic dishonesty will be dealt with according to university procedures. See your student handbook for further information on academic dishonesty and the accompanying procedures and penalties.