DXARTS 452 Introduction to Experiments in Digital Video: The Architecture of Time II OverviewSyllabusSchedule
AssignmentsStudents' BlogsResourcesAssignment 4 Description
trailer for film that will never exist", maximum duration 5:00 minutes,
maximum pre-recorded sound
Students research and prepare to present film trailers as experimental shorts.
day project completion cycle.
Assignment 5 Description
on individualized assignments similar to Von Trier's "5 Obstructions". Students will begin by researching and developing conceptual
and technical aspects of their assignment and present their prototypes and
research progress in weekly basis on-line and in the class.
Assignment 6 Description
DXARTS 451 Introduction to Experiments in Digital Video: The Architecture of Time I
Assignment 1 Description
Screen and Script to Script and Screen (Adaptation)
- Objective: Ideation/Visualization/Abstraction/Cinematization
- Students are assigned to 4 groups. Each student develops 2:00 minute silent experimental black and white
cinematic adaptation of a pairing of one of the selected pieces of fiction and one of the selected films.
- Each student is required to create their own unique experimental film project and collaboratively participate in
other students films in roles of producer/cinematographer/editor/production designer, etc. (Primary crews,
such as director and director of photography should be teamed.)
- Each student should review following texts and films, select one text and one film, read and review in depth. In
the context of texts, the student is to create an adaptation of the selected portion of the text (specified by
instructors) in the cinematographic language of the selected film.
TEXTSThe Balloon by Donald BarthelmeThe Fountain of Blood by Charles Baudelaire
(Entire piece should be adapted.)
Funes, the Memorious by Jorge Luis Borges
(Selected portion that should be adapted: first paragraph.)
The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares
(Selected portion that should be adapted: p. 30 starting with “It was…”)Far Field by Theodore Roethke
(Selected portion that should be adapted: Part III.)
The Third Man by Carol Reed
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari by Robert Wiene
Dr. Strangelove by Stanley Kubrick
Seconds by John Frankenheimer
Beauty and the Beast by Jean Cocteau
Hiroshima Mon Amore by Alain Renais
The Perfect Human by Jorgen Leth
G1 David, Jackob, Juliana, Kendra, Peregrine
G2 Ayako, Dakota, Nanna, Tyler
G3 Dane, Evelyn, JJ, Kris
G4 Aaron, Jenn, Lauren, Vasilis
G5 Helene, Kathryn, Kendall, NicoleAssignment 2 Description
Life in Audition (Visual and Aural Synthesis)
Objective: observation exercises through visual hearing.
Students are required to primarily use their hearing to construct visual frames inspired by a proposed visual
work of art, sculpture, architecture, or design. Sound may only accompany 50% of screen time of completed
film. Sound can be constructed out of diegetic and non-diegetic sources. No copyrighted material may be
used. Duration 3-5 min.Assignment 3 DescriptionFinal Assignment. Open
With the final assignment each student needs to submit DVD copy of their portfolio reel, which includes three projects created in the class.
DVD in a case needs to in indicate on the cover following:
List of Project Titles