Penn State University - School of Visual Arts
Fall 2015
Art 415 Integrating Media: Convergence in Practice
Professor: Eduardo Navas (
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Production of Transmedia Project 35%

Due: Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Select one of your remixes (extended, selective, and reflexive) and develop two videos that use image and text. The first video must emphasize the image over the text, and the second video must emphasize the text over the image. In both videos, simiarly to your video installation assignnment, the text must be treated as a visual element, not as something to read. It must become one with the image and the sound.

Discuss your selections with the instructor for any necessary adjustments to improve them, and approval. Once the selections are discussed make the proper adjustments to each video and compile them as a sequence with corresponding titles.

You must also document your video installation and make a 1 to 2 minute documentation. Your documentation must provide a strong understanding of the installation. For this to be effective, you should consider implementing wide shots as well as close-ups of your installation. For each segment you should give enough time for the viewer to evaluate everything that is in the frame. Your installation should also have proper titles as well as your other videos in order to be included as part of your compilation.

You will create a compilation which contains a total of five projects:

1) An early sound piece of your choice which you consider strong: You must transfer the recording to video and place the title and basic concept of the project on the screen for the length that the sound plays; OR if you feel it is stronger, your weekly assignment video implementing image and text.
2) The sound project created with processed images.
3) documentation of the video Installation using image and text.
4) The two videos of one of your remixes (extended, selective, and reflexive)

You will present the projects for proper screening on Wednesday, December 9. Evaluate your work and try to find a recurring aesthetic or theme. Your compilation should be organized so that your style or overall creative interest becomes clear to the viewer. You don't have to organize the videos in the order in which they were produced throughout the class, but rather in the order that makes sense for them as a cohesive body of work.