VSST 108 - Design for Media I - term 17-3

Thursday 5/24: Final Project Proposal v.2

Tuesday 5/29: Collage Project

updated 5/23/2018

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Section 001: Tuesday - Thursday 12:30-14:20

computer lab: 510
studio classroom: 512
Academic Building

prof. Blaise Tobia
e-mail: tobiabj@drexel.edu
office hours (room 109b): by appointment

open lab hours (in 502): Tues 9:30 PM to Midnight; Fri 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM;
Sat 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Sun 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Course Syllabus

Required Tools and Supplies

Submitting Digital Files: AW Express

Design Terminology - part 1

Design Terminology - part 2

Design Terminology - part 3

Please note that the course calendar is subject to change.

Week 1a - T 4/3

Overview of course structure. Definition of design. The film/video/animation frame as a design space (illustrated).

In-class: student ID photos

In-class: presentation of course web site

In-class: prep for formal written analysis of film still

In-class: film still selection

Film Still Written Design Analysis

Film Stills - low resolution - for written analysis only

Reminder: due Thursday 4/5 at class: Film Still Written Design Analysis

Week 1b - R 4/5

Bring to class on flash drive: Film Still Written Design Analysis (.doc or .docx only)

In-class: upload Written Design Analysis files to AW Express

In-class: slideshow: Design Intro and Terminology Part 1

In-class: demo for Film Still Tracings; distribution of prints and tracing paper

In-class: demo for Shapes preparatory drawings

In-class: demo of studio tools and materials

Film Still Tracings

Shapes - Part 1 - preliminary drawings

Reminder: due Tuesday 4/10: acquire studio tools and materials and bring everything to class

Reminder: due Tuesday 4/10: preparatory drawings of shapes

Note: tomorrow Friday 4/6 is the last day for course drop

Week 2a - T 4/10

Bring to class: portfolio case with all studio tools and materials

Bring to class: preliminary drawings of shapes (as specified in project assignment)

In-class: do final drawing of shapes and scanning of shapes

Shapes - Part 2 - completion - digital and print

Reminder: due Thursday 4/12: completed Film Still Tracings

Week 2b - R 4/12

Due at class: Film Still Tracings - original photo print, three traced overlays

In-class: critique: Film Still Tracings

In-class: slideshow: Line

In class: detailed description of Line Animation project and a demonstration of the animation technique

In class: 10 sheets of paper distributed for one-second animation test

Line Animation - One-Second Test

(see AW Express VSST Students for Line Animation Examples)

Reminder: due Tuesday 4/17: one-second animation test

Week 3a - T 4/17

Due in AW Express: one-second tests for Line Animation

In-class: slideshow: Frame, Symmetry, etc.

In class: individual reviews of one-second tests

In class: distribution of 100 sheets of paper for full animation

In class: work time (Shapes digital component, etc.)

Line Animation - completion

Reminder: due Thursday 4/19: Shapes - digital files and prints

Reminder: also on Thursday 4/19: Quiz 1 on terminology part 1

Week 3b - R 4/19

Due in AW Express: Shapes - digital

Due at class: Shapes - prints

In-class: Quiz 1 on terminology

In-class: critique: Shapes - prints

In-class: slideshows: Pattern and Texture

In-class: demonstration for Pattern and Texture

Pattern + Texture

Reminder: due Tuesday 4/24: Pattern+Texture

Week 4a - T 4/24

Due in AW Express: Pattern+Texture

In-class: slideshows: Value and Optical Value

In-class: demo: Film-Still Value Analysis

Film Still Value Analysis

Reminder: Due Thursday 4/26: completed Line Animations

Week 4b - R 4/26

Due in AW Express: completed Line Animation

In-class: critique: Line Animation

In-class: demo Form Animation

Form Animation

Week 5a - T 5/1

In-class: review: Shapes - digital

In-class: review: Pattern/Texture

In-class: slideshow: still life & collage

In-class: demo photographing Still Life and review photos

Reminder: Due Thursday 5/3: Form Animation Storyboard and Character Display

Week 5b - R 5/3

Due in AW Express: Form Animation Storyboard and Character Display

In-class: Individual reviews of Form Animation Storyboards and Character Displays

In-class: photograph Still Life (first five students)

In-class: work time

Reminder: Due Tuesday 5/8: Film-Sill Value Analysis

Week 6a - T 5/8

Due in AW Express: Film-Still Values Analysis

In-class: Individual mid-term progress reviews

In-class: photograph Still Life (final five students)

In-class: work time

Week 6b - R 5/10

Quiz 2

In-class: demo Still Life collage process

Still Life Collage

Reminder: Due Tuesday 5/15: Form Animation

Week 7a - T 5/15

Due in AW Express: Form Animation

In-class: critique of Form Animation

In-class: review: Film-Still Value Analysis

In-class: work time

Week 7b - R 5/17

In-class: slideshow: emphasis in the photographic frame

Assign Final Project - Proposal v.1

Final Project and Proposal

In-class: work time

Reminder: Due Tuesday 5/22: Final Project Proposal v.1

Week 8a - T 5/22

Due in AW Express: Final Project Proposal v.1

In-class: individual reviews of Proposals

In-class: work time

Assign Final Project Proposal v.2

Week 8b - R 5/24

Due in AW Express: Final Project Proposal v.2

In-class: review Final Project Proposal v.2

In-class: worktime

Optional Digital Still Life Project

Reminder: Due Tuesday 5/29: Still Life collage

Week 9a - T 5/29

Due at class: Still Life collage

In-class: critique of Still Life collage

In-class: worktime

Week 9b - R 5/31

In-class: Presentation of Film Clips/Use of Film Terminology

In-class: worktime

Reminder: study for Quiz 3

Week 10a - T 6/5

In-class: Quiz 3

In-class: individual reviews of Final Project in-process

In-class: work time

Week 10b - R 6/7

In-class: summation of course

In-class: work time

Sunday 6/10: Final Projects due in AW Express by Midnight

T 6/12: 13:00 - room 510: Final Project Critique (attendance mandatory)