Video Art


Create a 60 second video piece with a sound collage using one word and its definition as your inspiration. The definition of the word you choose will be the title of your montage. On the completion of your montage, you will add a title screen that reveals your chosen word along with an ending sequence containing your name, credits etc.

For more examples, Montage Album


Title Sequence

Create a title sequence for a book that has not yet been made into a movie. Part of your project must be created using Adobe After Effects, which is a visual effects and motion graphics software. The most obvious use for After Effects will be to animate text, however the program is also capable of creating amazing effects. It is up to you how much you want to explore the program; it may be that you end up creating your entire piece using only motion graphics and not video.

For more examples, Title Sequence Album


Animation Production

Throughout the semester, students work as a design and production team in groups of 3-5 to complete all steps of the animation workflow. Students begin with the story and character development, continuing on by designing storyboards and animatics and then advancing on to create an animated short.

For more examples, Animation Production Album


Split Screen

Create a video art piece that explores the relationship between two or more images, emphasized by the split-screen; the crossing and intersection of orchestrated visuals as an element used to convey meaning. Sound is optional.

Examine how breaking up the screen and showing 2 or more images simultaneously can be used to reveal a concept. Consider the relationship between the separate images and the dialogue that takes place when they are shown at the same time. Depending on how the split screen is employed, rhythm can end up being an important component to the piece. Pay attention to the visual geometry and consider how the eye navigates through simultaneous images.

If sound is incorporated, be sure that it is done so in a purposeful way. Consider the relationship between sound and image. The Audio should not feel like an afterthought or a superfluous component.

For more examples, Split Screen Album


Place: Physical Environment as Subject

Create a video that starts with a place. The place that you choose can serve either as the subject for your video, or as a location for a video installation.

Video: If you choose a place as the subject for your video, consider the sense of that place. How might you translate the experience of being there, the sounds (or lack of sound), scent, light, textures. Is this place meaningful to you? Is it important that you reveal that importance to the viewer? As always, look beyond the obvious, don’t just show viewers the place – give them the experience of the place.

Installation: If you choose to create a video for an installation, the video that you create for it must relate in some way to the space in which you are installing it. The installation can either consist of a blueprint or an actual installation. If you go with the blueprint option you must present a written description of the installation space, a diagram of the space and how specifically the video element would be used. You must also present the video element as part of the presentation.

For more examples, Place: Physical Environment as Subject Album