Com 317 Digital Post Production
Professor
Dr. Brent Simonds
Office
Fell 412
Phone
309.438.3532
E-Mail
bksimon@ilstu.edu
Office Hours
Tuesday/Thursday
12:30 pm -1:45 pm
or by appointment

Tentative Schedule of
Class Topics & Reading Assignments
Fall 2018

 
Week
Tues
Topic/Readings Thurs Lab Activities & Assignments
1
08/21
Introduction, Orientation
Introduction
p. xi (Ondaatje)

08/23

The Cutting Edge (Film)
2
08/28
The Cutting Edge (cont.)

08/30

Editing Music Videos (FCPX)
Synopsis/Reaction #1 due
3
09/04
1st Conversation
p. 3 (Ondaatje)


09/06

Start editing "Too Fast, Too Close"

4
09/11
2nd Conversation
p. 87 (Ondaatje)


09/13

Continue editing "Too Fast, Too Close"
5
09/18
3rd Conversation
p. 151 (Ondaatje)
09/20

Finish editing "Too Fast, Too Close"
Turn in edit

6
09/25
4th Conversation
p. 210 (Ondaatje)

09/27

Documentary editing (Premiere Pro)
Begin editing "A Portrait of an Artist"
7
10/02
Last Conversation
p. 279 (Ondaatje)

10/04
Midterm Exam
Continue editing "A Portrait of an Artist"
8
10/09
Continue editing "A Portrait of an Artist" 10/11

Continue editing "A Portrait of an Artist"

9
10/16
Continue editing "A Portrait of an Artist"
10/18

Finish editing "A Portrait of an Artist"
Turn in edit


10
10/23
Side by Side (Film)

10/25

Side by Side (cont.)

11
10/30

Editing Narrative Films (DaVinci Resolve"
Begin editing "O.T.E."

Synopsis/Reaction #2 due

11/01

 

Continue editing "O.T.E."

12
11/06

Continue editing "O.T.E."

11/08 Continue editing "O.T.E."
13
11/13
Continue editing "O.T.E."

11/15 Continue editing "O.T.E."
14
11/20
Thanksgiving Break

11/22 Thanksgiving Break
15
11/27
Continue editing "O.T.E."
Work on Sound/Color
11/29

Continue editing "O.T.E."
Work on Sound/Color

16
12/04
Continue editing "O.T.E."
Work on Sound/Color

12/06

Finish editing "O.T.E."
Turn in edit
Final Exam
Review

 

Absences due to Student Bereavement: Students who experience the death of an immediate family member or relative as defined in the University Student Bereavement Policy will be excused from class for funeral leave, subsequent bereavement, and/or travel considerations.  Students are responsible for providing appropriate documentation to the Dean of Students office and for contacting the instructor as soon as possible to make arrangements for completing missed work.  More information is available in the Student Bereavement Policy at http://www.policy.illinoisstate.edu/2-1-27.shtml
  
Extra Credit Opportunities: You may receive five extra credit points for participating in any of the studies in the School of Communication’s Research Pool. The Research Pool is updated as research studies are opened/closed, and it is your responsibility to access the Pool and be aware of available opportunities. The Research Pool can be accessed via:
https://sites.google.com/site/isucomresearch/

I will get evidence of participation and the time of participation from the researcher(s) who administer the research studies at the conclusion of the semester; however, it is your responsibility to make sure that the researchers have the necessary evidence of your participation at the time of the study. Before participating in a study, please be sure to have your name, ULID (i.e., the part of your email before @ilstu.edu), instructor name, and course and section number ready, as you will need to provide these to receive credit. After the final exam there will be no further opportunities for extra credit or to otherwise improve your grade. You can only receive extra points for one course for participation. You can only receive extra points once for Com 317.

Please also be aware that federal guidelines indicate that instructors offering extra credit for research participation must offer a reasonable alternative (such as a research paper) for students who want to earn extra credit but do not want to participate in a study.

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