Media Arts and Technology
Phone: +1 (212) 220-8313
Media Arts and Technology Professor Phi Weisman is an expert in; film and video production and editing; television studio production
and the history and aesthetics of the moving image
Professor Weisman, independent filmmaker, professional film editor and teacher, was born and raised within the New York City metropolitan area. He graduated with a BA from Binghamton University and with a MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His many accomplishments include the founding of the Collective for Living Cinema, a film-arts organization which was funded by the New York State Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts, he taught at various universities including the University of Rhode Island and Vassar College and has served as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Black Maria Film and Video Festival. He has also worked as a consultant for a number of feature films relating to digital issues and practices, as well as produced and directed his own series of short films and videos that have been exhibited internationally. During the seven years prior to his full-time teaching appointment to BMCC, he worked as a post-production professional on numerous films including Edward Burna??s Shea??s the One, Jim Sheridana??s The Boxer and Robert Duvalla??s Assassination Tango.
Media Studies, Media, Graphic Design and Computer Art, Film Studies, Contemporary Art, Arts in Education, Aesthetics
- This course explains how video technology works and how that technology is put into practice to create video content. It covers the fundamentals of contemporary media technology including understanding video image formation, data compression, as well as picture and sound generation and manipulation. Lab exercises introduce students to the operations of cameras, video-recording systems, lighting instruments, microphones and the uses of SMPTE Time Code. Students also learn basic practical and aesthetic concepts of filmmaking by pre-producing and filming in-class exercises.
- This course is an introduction to all aspects of basic studio television production. Students produce multi-camera TV programs in a fully equipped TV studio. Students learn to perform the functions of a director, floor manager, camera operator, audio engineer, lighting director, and technical director.
Prerequisite: VAT 100 and MES 153
Corequisite: MES 152
- This course builds upon VAT 161 and focuses on the skills needed to successfully plan and complete a multi-camera professional studio production. Classes are conducted in a state-of-the-art, fully equipped TV studio. Students master the techniques and workflow required to produce programming according to industry standards and practices. Student work is screened, discussed and critiqued to deepen understanding of the art and craft of television. Prerequisite: VAT 161 or permission of the department
- This course builds upon VAT 171. It reinforces the skills needed to successfully plan, shoot, edit, and refine remote video productions. The course includes advanced techniques in digital cinematography, digital editing and audio and visual effects.
Pre-Requisite: VAT171 or DEPT. PERMIT