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Spring 2013-2014
* VIS 449 / THR 449 (LA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Live Film: Video Design for Performance

Eamonn M. Farrell

This course will explore the use of media in live performance. A facility with live video is an increasingly useful skill for artists in the visual arts, theatre, music, dance and performance art. This course will investigate the motivations for using live video and techniques for its implementation.Topics covered will include: the use of projectors, content creation, emerging technologies, live video software, live camera use, video container creation, media-infused performance styles and scripting for live film. The course will culminate in multimedia performance projects created by students.

Sample reading list:
Greg Giesekam, Staging the Screen: The Use of Film and Video in Theatre
Mark Coniglio, Isadora Tutorials (online software training videos)
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Readings from Staging Screens: the Use of Film and Video in Theatre. Viewing online video tutorials to learn the live film software, Isadora. Semester-long Project Sketch/Notebook. Research Presentation Project 1: An Artist or Company Currently Inventing the Medium. Research Presentation Project 2: An Emerging Technology. Midterm Performance Project: Quartet for Performer, Projector, Computer and Camera. Final Project: Live Film Performance.

Mid Term Exam - 15%
Design Project - 20%
Papers - 15%
Oral Presentation(s) - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Any 200-level course in CWR, DAN, THR, or VIS, or any course in ATL.

Other information:
The course is open to students from any artistic discipline (creative writing, dance, theater, visual arts, or music) and ideally the student should have enough experience in his or her discipline to create original work.


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
43503 U01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm Th   Roger Berlind McCarter   02   Enrolled:4 Limit:12
43503 U01 07:30:00 pm - 09:40:00 pm T   Nassau Street, 185   304   Enrolled:4 Limit:12