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.


James Duesing

Jessica Hodgins


Spencer Diaz

Brittany De Nigris

Online Resources

The class web page is at
This is the primary online source for information about the course, including assignments, lecture notes, and administrative details. The blackboard site is available here. It will have email lists as well as materials for some of the assignments.



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:


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 Information

Grading for the class will be split up as follows:

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.

Late policy

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 the instructors.