20 credits at level HE4
The aim of this module is to learn how to formulate abstract art and design into a structural storytelling element. To look at visual grammar and metaphorical design as tempo beat counts that trigger emotional phases within the core abstract of the film. expanding on concepts like “Drama of the architecture” as a way of pointing out the final key analysis of frame composition as a way of telling stories based on style and technique of Visual Auteurs.
Motion Graphics and Particle Illusion
Arkaos and Adobe After Effects
The advent of Machinima
Technology and technique of film animation
The works of Oscar Fischinger
The works of Michele Gondry
The works of Hammer & Tongs
Learning will take place through a series of lectures and presentations. This is a highly interactive module based on contextual analysis and theoretical deconstruction.
Formal lectures (14).
Directed research (50).
Study of filmography (38)
Assignment preparation and implementation (70).
Total of 200 hours
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Demonstrate an informed perspective of the issues surrounding Visual aesthetics in music video||
-be able to develop, disseminate and formulate ideas through discussion, written essay and production of abstract show reel
-Discuss the role of 'context' within experimental film and music video
-Apply design principles to digital moving images
|2.||Define the processes and techniques used to create atmosphere within abstract vireo||
-Illustrate the techniques surrounding the use of tempo beat count
-Distinguish the didactic metaphor used with abstract visual film
-Demonstrate visual grammar with the use abstract imagery to develop a storyline
|3.||Describe the historical context of abstract video and animation through the works of various auteaurs both past and present||
-Give examples of the contrasting styles and developments of abstract music video through the works of experimental video auteur's
|4.||be able to produce and create short image based films||
-Demonstrate a technical competence in the selection and utilisation of relavent software and tools in the creation of abstract video showreel
-Document the process through a journal that explores ideas, issues, concepts and materials used in complementing the practical assignments
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Abstract film showreel and a journal||Written report discussing various pioneers both past and present of Abstract Music videos||presentation based apon the findings of the report.|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (2008) Architecture and Morality and More – DVD Eagle Rock Ent ASIN: B0017VG65E
Malcolm Le Grice (2002) Experimental Cinema in the Digital Age BFI Publishing ISBN: 0-851-70872-2
Vernalis, Carol (2004) Experiencing Music video: Aesthetics and Cultural Context, Columbia University Press, ISBN: 0-231-11798-1
Sitney, Adams P. (2002) Visionary Film: American Avant garde 1943 – 2000, Oxford Univeristy Press, ISBN: 0-195-14886-X
Hatfield, Jackie and Littman, Stephen (2006) Experimental Film and Video: An Anthology John Libbey & Co Ltd ISBN: 0-861-96664-3
Perry, Vicky (2005) Abstract Painting: Concepts and Techniques Watson-Guptill Publications Inc.,U.S. ISBN: 0-823-09542-8
1932 - Oskar Fischinger - Studie Nr 8 - The sorcerers apprentice (http://youtube.com/watch?v=uiAwexh5aN4)
Dina Riccò & Maria José de Cordoba (2007), "MuVi. Video and moving image on synaesthesia and visual music", Edizioni Poli.design
Moritz, William (2004) Optical Poetry: The Life and Work of Oskar Fischinger, London: John Libbey & Company; Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press ISBN 0-253-21641-9
Rees A.L. (1998) A History of experimental Film & Video, British film Institute. ISBN: 9780851706818
SUBOTNICK, S. (2003) Animation in the Home Digital Studio: creation to Distribution, Focal Press Focal Press ISBN: 0-240-80474-0
PILLING,J. (1999) A Reader in Animation Studies John Libbey ISBN: 1-864-62000-5
WINDER, C. (2001) Producing Animation (Focal Press Visual Effects and Animation Series), Focal Press ISBN: 0-240-80412-0
LESLIE, E. (2002) Hollywood Flatlands: Animation, Critical Theory, and the Avant-Garde,
Verso Books ISBN: 1-844-67504-1
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