SW:All Media Schedule Spring 2014

January 27: Introductions

January 29: Intro of Syllabus

*** MODULE 1 – Gathering Material ***

Feb 3: Gather Material Discussion

Feb 5: Brainstorm 1

  • Project 1: Post Preliminary Sentence and Paragraph Description to blog
  • Mini Assignment 2: Daily journal entries
  • Question about Barthes reading to discussion board

Feb 10 – How meaning is made

  • Remember to post question about reading on blog BEFORE class
  • Project 1 Discussion

Feb 12 – How meaning is made

  • In class writing assignment – Pick a character from your project and do “Create an Unreliable Narrator
  • Analyses using Barthes
  • Mini Assignment 2 ENDS

Feb 17 – Cut Up

Feb 19 – Work on  Project 1:

  • Analyses of advertising – set analysis project
  • In class rework title, paragraph and sentence – send in email and bring printed version on MONDAY
  • Studio Day (storyboard, plan, diagram)

Feb 24

  • READING Stafford: A Way of Writing
  • Giving Feedback
  •  Set groups for Wed
  • Project 1: Writing Idea: Title, sentence and paragraph descriptions Due

Feb 26 Project 1:  Presentations

  • Project 1: Analysis Due
  • Presentation of Writing Idea/Plan and/or Treatment to group

*** MODULE 2 – Assembling and Structuring ***

Mar 3 – What is structure

  • Project 2: creative work set
  • What is structure discussion

Mar 5 – Aristotle and Brecht

Mar 10 – Sita Sings the Blues

  • Project 2: Treatment DUE
  • Project2: Group1 – 5 pages of script due (Silva, Murphy, Egan, Johnson, Cibella)

Mar 12 –

  • Discussion of Sita
  • Project 2: discuss requirements
  • In class writing assignment TBA

RECESS (March 17-23)

Mar 24

  • Project 2 Analysis DUE
  • Interactive Writing Exercise

Mar 25 STUDIO DAY

  • READING/VIEWING TBA
  • Project 2 Draft – first 5 pages DUE
  • Project 2: Group1 – 10 pages of script DUE (Silva, Murphy, Egan, Johnson, Cibella)

Mar 31 TBD
Apr 2  Dialog –

  • Project 2 Draft – first 10 pages DUE

Apr 7  READING A Preliminary Poetics for Interactive Drama and Games, Michael Mateas

Apr 9  PROJECT 2 PRESENTATION

  • Reading Presentation of FIRST DRAFT – all critique material will be in room. Please read instructions first. Please keep to schedule.
  • Group 1: room 232: Egan, Lavin, Wang, Doyno
  • Group 2: conference room, room 238: Scaduto, Dzimian, Murphy, Garvey, Pusch
  • Group 3: TV studio, room 278: Bills, Dai, Inbody, Cibella
  • Group 4: TV studio, room 278: Woods, Baker, Johnson, Roberts, Cook
  • Group 5: TV studio, room 278: Champagne, Brocking, Wu, Silva, Crespo

*** MODULE 3 Editing and Restructuring ***

Apr 14 Investment, Fictionalizing and What’s the Point?
Apr 16 View Excerpts

Apr 21 Readings/Presentations/Critiques

  • Dzimian, Egan, Silva, Cibella (~20 mins each)

Apr 23 Readings/Presentations/Critiques

  • Wang,  Johnson, Murphy, Brocking

Apr 28 Readings/Presentations/Critiques

  • Baker, Garvey, Roberts, Dai

Apr 30 Readings/Presentations/Critiques

  • Bills, Scaduto, Wu, Woods

May 5 Readings/Presentations/Critiques

  • Inbody, Doyno, Pusch, Champagne

May 7 Readings/Presentations/Critiques

  • Cook, Lavin, Crespo