January 5 - March 10, 2016
Office Hours – Wednesday 1:00 - 1:50pm; Thursday 4:30 - 5:20pm at VAF 511
Broadening our definition of “other” to include a science-fiction imaginary of the off-world, the cyberpunk, and the distant future, this Advanced Production class will explore the images, sounds, and designs of science-fiction. The course presents a critical and historical look at science-fiction ideation and storytelling with an emphasis on rigorous pre-production methodology. Advanced-level media-projects, including short video projects, will be required. Prerequisites: VIS 70N and VIS 174. Open to media majors only. Two production-course limitation.
60% will be based on all assigned exercises and quizzes.
40% will be based on class participation in discussions and critiques
#1: Pre_production - Due Week 4
#2: Sonic-Palette - Due Week 7
#3: Motion-picture - Due Week 10
Extra Credit Production-Drills : Throughout the quarter, students will be assigned short, focused "production drills" designed to facilitate practice with the techniques learned in class. Each succsesfully completed production-drill will be awarded ONE point towards your final grade.
I will only accept assignments late if you have an excused absence from
class or in an emergency situation about which you have spoken with
me directly. Late assignments will be accepted at Instructor’s
INSTRUCTOR WILL NOT ACCEPT LATE FINAL PROJECTS.
Students are expected to attend all of every class meeting.
“Absence” is a word describing “the state of being
away from a place.” If you are away-from-class, you will be considered
absent (notwithstanding absence due to illness). If you are ill, you
may miss class provided you present official documentation indicating
your illness (a note from student health-services will suffice).
Two absences = Lower final grade by one letter
Each additional absence = Lower final grade by an additional half-letter
Arriving to class late twice will be noted as an “absence.”
Thus, arriving to class late four times will lower the final grade by
January 2, 2016