NEW YORK UNIVERSITY - Integrated Digital Media Program
STILL & MOVING IMAGES
This course provides an overview of the essential elements of visual communication using still photography and moving image. The student will gain the understanding and technical skill to read and capture visual content with intent and expression. Students will gain practical and analytical skills through workshops, assignments, critiques, technical instruction, readings, screenings and discussions.
FINAL PROJECT: For the final project, students will make short 5-7 minute films of any genre (narrative, documentary, or experimental). Regardless of genre, each project needs to be a combination of moving and still images, sound, and titles. Specific focus is on working within the style of the chosen genre, skills in shooting and editing, and conveying a compelling idea through time.
Memento, Sammy Levin – Spring 2020
SOUND & VISION: This video assignment explores pure editing as well as the connection between image and sound. Students will create short 3-5 minute videos on any topic or subject they choose. Special attention should be paid to the relationship between image and sound.
Doppelganger, Fiona Haggerty – Spring 2020
Peaches, Alexis Williams – Fall 2020
Surtace-n-Sound, MJ Robinson – Spring 2020
CONTINUITY PROJECT: Students work in groups of 3-4 to create a short in-camera assignment that explores continuity. Groups develop a short scenario, create storyboards, and shoot their film ‘in-camera’.
Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 projects were created completely remotely – as students were isolated due to Covid!
Don’t Call Me Angel – Alexis, Pamela and Erin – Fall 2020
IDEATION & PROTOTYPING
In this class, the creative process will be investigated in order to generate ideas for art, design, technology, and business endeavors. The course will show how ideation, design research & thinking, and prototyping can inspire, inform, and bring depth to what one ultimately creates. Students will expand their arsenal of design research skills, learn how to think critically about their audience, content, form, and processes, as well as, understand the importance of utilizing more than one research and design strategy.