FMX 298 PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR
FMX 398 JUNIOR REVIEW

CCB 223
SECTION 1 // W 8:00 – 9:50

The goals of this class are:

1) Document your progress in your majors
2) Keep a backup of your projects for future reference and department assessment
3) Make sure that you have learned what you are supposed to learn in your specific areas.

You are being provided your own individual server space using WordPress. This space is only to be used for academic uses, and under no circumstances can it be used for a different class or for private matters.

At this level in your studies we do not care about your web design skills and presentation skills. What we care about is your work, your passion, and how you have progressed up until this point in your education. This is the reason why you are all using the same template, so we can evaluate your work, NOT the bells and whistles of your site.

Go ahead and review your degree guides and make sure that you have taken all the foundations courses in your major

COMMON COURSES FOR AL FMX MAJORS

FMX 210 Digital Media
FMX 211 Art and Technology
FMX 241 Sound Image and Motion

ANIMATION MAJORS

FMX 207 Digital Drawing
FMX 213 3D Printing and Modeling
FMX 217/317 3D Animation I & II
FMX 238/338 2D Animation I & II
FMX 240 Screenwriting Fundamentals
FMX 310 Creative Coding
FMX 320 Animation for Interactivity and Games
FMX 321 Motion Capture
FMX 322 Visual Effects
FMX 499 Senior Project

FILM AND MEDIA ARTS MAJORS

All of the following
FMX 240 Screenwriting Fundamentals
FMX 312 Narrative Production
FMX 313 Documentary Production
FMX 314 Experimental Filmmaking
FMX 331 The Creative Triangle
FMX 342 Producing Motion Pictures
FMX 343 Advanced Post Production
FMX 460 Senior Seminar in Film and Digital Production

NEW MEDIA MAJORS

CSC 101 and 102 The Science of Computing
MUS 108 Recording and Electronic Music I
FMX 217 3D Animation I 4
FMX 310 Creative Coding 4
FMX 311 Online Production 4
FMX 320 Animation for Interactivity and Games 4
FMX 339 Game Design and Production 4
FMX 430 Spatial Computing 4
FMX 463 Multimedia Installation 4
COM 346 Writing for Interactive Media 4
FMX 499 Senior Project 4
One of the following 0-1 credit courses:
MUS 301 Interactive Arts Ensemble 0-1
MUS 303 Studio Production Ensemble 0-1
MUS 304 MIX Lab 0-1

Some of you may have not taken these courses because they were not required, or you transferred them from other institutions, it is fine, as long as the credits appear on your degree guide, you can use the content with the results of any course you consider acts as a foundation for what you are currently doing in your major. If you took photography, use photography, if you took Installation and Multimedia Art, use the work you did in that class, if you took Web Design /Online Production, use those examples. Same for FMX 381 Digital Imaging and FMX 310 Creative Coding.

We will need to see a list of those classes, including the transferred classes, so provide it with the years, institutions and terms where you took them.

We want to be able to see that you have taken classes in

1) Drawing (and or) Illustration (and or) 2D Design (and or) Design
2) 3D Modelling and Printing (and or) 3D Animation (etc.)
3) Digital Media ( Canvas, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc. )
4) Time based art ( Animation / Video / Sound etc.)
5) The projects you did in FMX 211 Art and Technology, showing us that you have a general understanding of the history and evolution of New Media.

You will be able to upload h.264/MP4 video files UP TO 500MB, so resize and optimize them accordingly.

Categorize the menu on your portfolio like this

ANIMATION

2D => drawing, painting, illustration, design, graphic design…
3D => analog (sculpture/installation) and digital (3D animation, 3D printing, 3D Modelling)
IMAGING => photography, image manipulation, special effects
INTERACTIVE=>Animation for Games, Motion Capture, VFX
TIME => video, audio
WRITING => 1) Papers, assignments from each of your required FMX Art History theory classes, as many as you have 2) Scripts and any full length screenplays that you have written
OTHER => performance, installation, happenings, land art, etc…

NEW MEDIA

AUDIO => Samples from MUS 108, 109 & 301, any other audio you consider relevant
TIME => any video, film, videoart, and animation samples
IMAGING => digital photography, illustration, compositing
CODING => any examples that you coded in any language
WRITING => Papers, assignments from each of your required history theory classes, as many as you have, and from writing for interactive media, online audiences, creative writing, etc.
OTHER => any relevant content for your portfolio, performance, installation, etc.

FILM

NARRATIVE => all your fiction works
DOCUMENTARY => all your documentary projects
EXPERIMENTAL => all your experimental projects (include videoart here)
PRODUCING => all your producing work, give proper credit to all involved
CINEMATOGRAPHY => All DP Motion Picture / and Still Imaging
CREATIVE TRIANGLE => Collaboration creative roles when you were not the director
POST-PRODUCTION => advanced editing and post production, visual effects, sound design
WRITING => 1) Papers, assignments from each of your required Art History / Film theory classes, as many as you have 2) Scripts and any full length screenplays that you have written
OTHER => ANIMATION => any animation projects you have created (2D&3D), new media, installations, virtual production, and any relevant content for your portfolio, performance, installation, etc.

COMMON TABS FOR ALL MAJORS

HOME => Welcoming page, you can upload a picture and post a PROFESSIONAL head shot,
as well as an image of one of BEST works
SENIOR PROJECT => this is the exclusive area for your Senior Projects (pre/ prod / post / statement)
ABOUT
• BIO => 1 paragraph bio (with a different head shot)
• CV=> RESUME MAXIMUM 1 PAGE
• EXPERIMENTAL RESUME
• VIDEO RESUME
• FILMOGRAPHY / LIST OF PROJECTS
• COVER LETTER
• STATEMENT
• CONTACT ( personal non-UT email, social media links, FilmFreeway)

Select for each one of the portfolio areas representative examples of your work ( min 3, max 5 in each category ) and if you have more in one category than another make sure you explain why.

For each project you are going to provide the following information: (SOME EXAMPLES)

TITLE: My yellow aura
MEDIA: Digital Illustration
SOFTWARE: Adobe Illustrator
HARDWARE: iMac Os X
SPECIFICATIONS: 800X600px, RGB, 72DPI
CLASS: ART 207 Digital Illustration
PROFESSOR: Doug Sutherland
SEMESTER / TERM: SP 15
INSTITUTION: University of Tampa
LINK: if you have it posted on another blog, create a link to the page where you published it originally.
DESCRIPTION: One paragraph describing the essential components the project

TITLE: Video Wings
YOUR ROLE: Director
MEDIA: Video Mapping Installation
SOFTWARE: MadMapper
HARDWARE: 2Klumen videoprojector
SPECIFICATIONS: 10ft x 6ft x 1ft
DURTATION: 5’25”
CLASS: ART 463 Installation and Multimedia Art
PROFESSOR: Santiago Echeverry
SEMESTER / TERM: FA 15
INSTITUTION: University of Tampa
LINK: if you have it posted on another blog, create a link to the page where you published it originally.
DESCRIPTION: One paragraph describing the essential components the project

TITLE: Funny Rabbit
YOUR ROLE: Animator
MEDIA: Rotoscope Animation
SOFTWARE: Adobe Photoshop
SPECIFICATIONS: 600x300px, 10fps, mute
DURATION: 0’45”
CLASS: ART 238 Animation I
PROFESSOR: Dana Corrigan
SEMESTER / TERM: FA 16
INSTITUTION: University of Tampa
LINK: if you have it posted on another blog, create a link to the page where you published it originally.
DESCRIPTION: One paragraph describing the essential components the project

TITLE: My fluffy pillow
YOUR ROLE: Director, Editor, Actor
MEDIA: Video Art
SOFTWARE: Premiere
CAMERA: Red 8K
SPECIFICATIONS: 1920×1080
DURATION: 1’00”
CLASS: ART 211 Art and Technology
PROFESSOR: Blanka Roundtree
SEMESTER / TERM: FA 16
INSTITUTION: University of Tampa
LINK: FOR VIDEOS AND ANIMATIONS:: publish them on YouTube or Vimeo and use the link of the file here
DESCRIPTION: One paragraph describing the essential components the project

TITLE: Self Portrait
MEDIA: Pencil drawing on paper
SOFTWARE: N/A
SPECIFICATIONS: 24″x48″, graphite
CLASS: ART 1014 Drawing I
PROFESSOR: Tracy Midulla
SEMESTER / TERM: FA 15
INSTITUTION: Baltimore City Community College
LINK: N/A
DESCRIPTION: One paragraph describing the essential components the project
FMA PROJECT

TITLE: Headrush
YOUR ROLE: Director, Cinematographer
TYPE: Documentary / Experimental / Narrative / Videoart
CAMERA: Canon t5
SOFTWARE: Adobe Premiere Pro
SPECIFICATIONS: 1920x1080p, H.264
DURATION: 3’45”
CLASS: FMX 313 Documentary Production
PROFESSOR: Aaron Walker
SEMESTER / TERM: 2019 Winter Intersession
INSTITUTION: University of Tampa

Write ONE descriptive paragraph per project explaining what it is, how was it made, and any meaningful information you think can make us understand better your creative process. After this you can give us a short general feedback on the class and what you learned, so we can benefit from your comments, besides your actual projects, to see how can we improve the courses we offer and will offer in the future.

NB: We are not looking for EXCELLENCE! It is totally normal to see that you started as beginners and you are moving forward in a professional path. Show us that contrast, let us see how you have progressed and improved in your comments, and in the works you have selected.

Group the projects and list them chronologically, from the newest project to the oldest, so we can see your evolution.

If you have the progression of one specific project, upload up to three images that show us how that project grew in time, but have in mind that the three images will count as one project at the end. You could also create a collage of images that will allow us to see the evolution in one image.

If you think that it is important, you can do the same process for 3D animations / Animations / Videos / Audio Clips, by posting screen shots of the way you created them in each application. Remember MAXIMUM 3 (three) evolution process images, per project, ONLY if you consider it is going to enhance our perception of that project.

Please make sure you upload good quality images to your sites, but have in mind that we will examine your works on computer screens over the web, so please OPTIMIZE the files you are uploading: Make sure your JPG photos are no bigger than 1200px on any side at 72DPI (this is not printed media, and at the end your portfolio will be archived electronically).

All videos MUST be uploaded to your portfolios as optimized MP4 files with a maximum size of of 500MB. Post the YouTube or Vimeo links in the description, and use DropBox to upload the best possible quality file to be archived for the department.

We are giving you sufficient time to upload your projects, we want to make sure they will be uploaded and ready to be presented by MIDNIGHT, OF A SPECIFIED DATE TOWARDS THE END OF THE SEMESTER, BEFORE EXAMS WEEK. We will agree on the dates together as a group.

We will review your sites with sufficient time and meet collectively to provide correct feedback. The meeting with the faculty will be announced once all your sites are ready to be presented, it will surely happen before exams week.


IMPORTANT

Whether this class is graded or with a PASS or FAIL status, it does not mean that plagiarism will not be sanctioned: we expect you to present your OWN personal work, without a hint of plagiarism. This is your chance to shine as individuals, prove it and DO NOT PLAGIARIZE.

The Integrity Policies are a general guideline for all classes.

Regarding attendance: we will agree on meeting times, and after those meeting times have been agreed upon, you WILL BE EXPECTED to show up or these will count as absences! Our time is equally as precious as yours!

GRADING

01 BIO5%
02 RESUME8%
03 VISUAL RESUME10%
04 VIDEO RESUME10%
05 COVER LETTER8%
06 STATEMENT9%
07 PORTFOLIO50%


COVID19 POLICIES

  • Face coverings are required to be worn throughout the session. (I will have mine on too.)
    • All teaching at UT is scheduled to be face-to-face, no zooms as a replacement for class.
  • If you have not already done so, I encourage all of you to please get your shots.
  • Local Pharmacies are offering appointments for shots, with openings maybe even today and tomorrow.
  • https://www.publix.com/covid-vaccine
    • This will make life and production easier and safer for all of us.
    • Based on a relatively recent survey UT 90% of Faculty have been vaccinated, and only 70% of students.


I reserve the right to modify this syllabus for any reason at any time.