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UT Film faculty member Holly Hey to present paper at Digital Arts Conference

Photo of Holly Hey, Associate Professor of Film at the University of Toledo

Holly Hey, Associate Professor of Film at the University of Toledo

UT associate professor of film, Holly Hey, has been selected to present her paper, “The Objective Machine and the Subjective Experience: Meshing Methodology and Ideology in Digital Non-Linear Editing,” at the 2012 International Digital Media and Arts Association Conference, “FastForward/2012” November 8-10, at the New World School of the Arts, in Miami, Florida.

For more information visit the conference website www.idmaa.org/idmaa2012/.


One Response to “UT Film faculty member Holly Hey to present paper at Digital Arts Conference”

  1. Holly Hey Says:

    My paper presentation looks at an assignment in my Video I course (the abstract digital animation) that is designed to educate students to artfully construct moving images while teaching the objective skills necessary to effectively control a digital non-linear editing system. The common conflict in such student/teacher exchange is dry conversation about technology, antithetical to making art. Technical jargon often dominates the curriculum, limiting art historical investigation or appreciation. Students build cognition about the system and develop their intuition towards the system by mimicking and innumerably repeating commands. To deepen this impersonal conversation, I developed this assignment to use the objective exchange between the student and the computer to create a subjective experience, an experience that they generate all components of (image, sound, content, and meaning) from their own subjective perspectives.

    The assignment’s intense commitment to process demands an individual work ethic applicable to success in any field. It trains students to be aesthetically informed and broadly versed editors. It also reduces the time needed in live action filmmaking classes for post-production assignment work, therefore leaving much more class time to teach acquisition theory and practice. Most importantly, this assignment pushes students out of their comfort zones and awakens undeveloped areas of their minds and in some cases, their souls.

    “iDMAa is an organization dedicated to serving educators, practitioners, scholars, and organizations with interests in digital media and art, by forging interdisciplinary partnerships to create opportunities and stimulate explosions of creativity.” I attended last year’s conference in GA. and was inspired by the range of intellectual inquiry. I’m very excited to be an active participant in this year’s conference and will also be taking a Student Showcase from UT’s College of Visual and Performing Arts along with me.

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