Daily Explorers: An Introduction to Digital Video Art

Renée Rhodes

Renée Rhodes 
12 Sessions » Tuesdays, September 9–November 25
7:30–10:30 pm | Studio DMS2 | $480

No prerequisite.

Daily Explorers is an introductory video course in which students will be learn the creative and technical tools that define video as a form of art-making, observation, and story-telling. In class, we will practice ways of seeing and sensing through observation exercises— first for our eyes and bodies, then for our cameras. Video screenings, discussions, hands-on video projects, and plenty of technical demonstrations, will provide students with a tool kit for re-imagining their relationships to everyday places, processes, and stories. We will think of ourselves as daily explorers, traveling through familiar times and spaces in order to build time-based compositions that are uniquely our own. This course will specifically cover preproduction strategies and basic camera operation, in addition to learning, and jumping right into, proficiency with industry-standard video-editing software. By the end of the course, students will have created and shared three simple video projects.
Note: Students must have their own video camera to work for the duration of the course.

“Renee Rhodes is an amazing teacher. We are going to continue to work on videos and create projects for ourselves because of the success of the class.”
–Daily Explorers
student, 2012

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Renée Rhodes is a San Francisco-based artist working with dance, social memory, personal map-making, and the histories embedded within landscape. Her video, dance, and installation works have most notably been featured at the Performance Studies International Conference 19, Stanford University; Virtual Venues Symposium, University of California, Berkeley; Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, California; SOMArts, San Francisco; Velocity Dance Center, Seattle; and La Sala SAM, Santiago, Chile. She was a recent artist-in-residence at the Guesthouse Project in Cork, Ireland, where she collected footage to make a video about a fictitious meeting between Isadora Duncan and a traditional Irish topographical poet, Dinnseanchas. Her dance-based writings have been published or are forthcoming in Media Fields Journal, University of California, Santa Barbara; Dance Discourse Project, San Francisco; and FRONT, Portland, Oregon.



Renée Rhodes
Calibration Dances, 2012
Single channel HD video
9 minutes
Courtesy of the artist