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Course MD501

Animation/Video

Prof. Fetzner, N. Stefanka, T. Kess Winter 2009/10

"A cake madly dreaming of a water bottle."

The project CCVideo is an international cross cultural joint venture with students of the Purchase University, New York. Eight groups on each side will experiment in a short video clip dialogue and explore the creative means of the medium in the playful way of the surrealist "Chain Games".

Each group of two people will produce two clips as their part of the dialogue. Production time respectively is two weeks. Each group will interact with a partner group in New York. The interim periods will be used for discussions of intercultural matters. Additionally there will be an extra topic for each group that will be elaborated and presented in class.

At the end of the semester there is going to be a video conference about the gained insights and experiences together with the students from New York.

To join the project please register at NING.


2007 Furtwangen - Purchase | 2008 Furtwangen - Purchase | Background of the project

Syllabus


Day Titel Practical Work
Oct 6 Armed Forces Holiday Assignments:

1) Take a picture that represents the term "HOME" for you. Find a second picture on the internet with the same topic. Upload both pictures to NING and comment on three contributions of members of your choice.

2) Goto http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iconoclasm and read the article about iconoclasm so that we can dicuss the topic in class next week.

3) Write a short text "Iconoclasm in Egypt and the USA today"

Oct 13 Introduction 1 assignment given to 4 groups at Purchase & 4 in Cairo. Due in 2 wks

Produce an iconolastic image (each!) > upload and discuss at NING
Reading and discussing an exemplarily text in class about Iconoclasm

Shooting the Dead
Oct 20 Excursion to the Festival for Experimental Theater Presentation Group 8
Image to Destroy, p.1-18
Oct 27 1st Viewing, Remix and Surrealism A-group Purchase Videos arrive, B-group Cairo Videos are sent! Critique, what’s been made, and what comes.

You have to consider this technical standard! GROUPS A+B (1-8)

Surrealist Chain Games
Nov 3 Cross Cultural Communication Reading Texts

Assignment: Make a story out of random.mov

Presentation Group 1

Buddhism as a Focus

Presentation Group 2

Buddhas in Afghanistan

Discussion about the Mohamed Cartoons on the field trip to Alexandria

Day Titel Practical Work
Nov 10 Revision Week Field Trip to Alexandria
Nov 17 2nd Viewing B-group Purchase Videos arrive, A-group Cairo Videos are sent! Critique, what’s been made, and what comes.


Presentation Group 3

Searching for Something

Presentation Group 4

The Fetus and the Image War

Presentation Group 6

Galileo's Finger
Nov 24 3rd Viewing A-group Purchase Videos arrive, B-group Cairo Videos are sent! Critique, what’s been made, and what comes.
Dec 1 Eid El Adha Holiday
Dec 8 4th Viewing B-group Purchase Videos arrive, A-group Cairo Videos are sent! Critique, what’s been made, and what comes.

Dec 15 Reflection Presentation Group 5
Icon as Iconoclash, p.1-26

Presentation Group 7

Icon as Iconoclash, p.27-50