15-365 and 60-422 Administrative Information for Spring 2017
Place and Time:
Monday and Wednesday from 8:30 to 11:20
303 CFA for the inital meetings.
- Office: Smith Hall 231
- Phone: x8-6795
- Office Hours: following class or by appointment
- Email: email@example.com
- Office Hours: Monday and Friday from 3-5pm in the PC lab (CFA 317)
Brittany De Nigris
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Office Hours: Wednesday 4:30-6:30 and Saturdays from 3-5 in the Mac Lab (CFA 318).
The class web page is at
This is the primary online source for information about the
course, including assignments, lecture notes, and administrative
The blackboard site is available here.
It will have email lists as well as materials for some of the assignments.
60-422 -- 60-110: Electronic Media Introduction to the Moving Image
or permission of the instructors
15-365 -- 15-213: Intro to Computer Systems or permission of the instructors
The students will use a variety of software for this course.
The cluster software is listed here
For all software, we recommend the tutorials on Lynda .
The software will include:
Maya 2016. In the clusters in CFA (PC and Mac) and Gates (Linux).
Students and educators can download a free three-year license from here .
SLRs, camcorders, mics and tripods are available for check-out from the CFA lab (formerly cluster).
Here is the equipment list.
The IDEATE space in Hunt Library also has equipment and laptops for check out.
Optional Texts (available from amazon and elsewhere)
Other Texts and Sources
Grading for the class will be split up as follows:
- Class Participation (participation in discussion of animations and crits) 10%
- Three Assignments 15% each
- Final project 45% total
- mid-way crit 15%
- making of video 6%
- final presentation 6%
- content of final project 18%
Class attendance is mandatory. You are required to sign the attendance sheet at each class. Three missed
classes will cause you to receive a grade that is one grade lower for the class than indicated by the numerical score.
Assignments and Projects
There will be two kinds of assignments: three (relatively) structured assignments at the
start of the semester and a final project. The structured assignments will be
completed by students in assigned pairs. The final project will be completed in teams
of 1-3 students.
All assignments will be turned in as movies and uploaded to vimeo in the class "channel".
Grading on the assignments is based the ambitiousness of what you
attempted and the quality of the result. Each assignment is expected to require about 20 hours of work/student. We will spend class time
critiquing the assignments and project. The notion of a critique may
be unfamilar to some in the class. See the supplemental readings above for
an introduction to the concept.
Assignments should be turned in on
the day they are due by classtime. We will look at the time stamp on your
files to verify that they were turned in on time.
Late days: A total of two late days may be taken during the semester
on the individual assignments. The flexibility provided
by those late days is intended to get you through the times where
all your classes just happen to have assignments due on the same day.
If you absolutely need an extension beyond those two days, contact