The Department of Design Media Arts (DMA) at UCLA is one of America's leading design programs offering a
multidisciplinary education in media creation that fosters individual exploration and innovative thinking.
As a visiting lecturer at UCLA / DMA Media Arts, Stagg taught the Media Arts153A Design for Video syllabus designed by Christian Moeller. The class teaches the techniques of conceptualizing and making short films using digital video by leveraging the student’s individual creativity and resourcefulness to bypass the typical financial and technical constraints of a beginning artist.
The following videos are a curated selection of student work created in Stagg's class.
UCLA DMA | VIDEO 1 ^ COLOR
The COLOR assignment involves the research, conceptualization and realization of a very short,
non-narrative video clip about an assigned color.
| ^ STEVEN AMHREIN – COLOR
Steven Amhrein created the following 10 second clip for COLOR: ORANGE
Adobe Premiere, After Effects
UCLA DMA | VIDEO 1 ^ RIPOFF
The RIPOFF assignment analyzes sequences of important films, understanding their aesthetic keys
and reconstructing a video in the form of a new interpretation consistent with the student's individual findings.
| UCLA DMA ^ THE MATRIX RIPOFF
The Matrix feature film directed by The Brothers Wachowski
Rip Off by Steven Wilson
| UCLA DMA ^ OFFICE SPACE RIPOFF
The cult feature film Office Space directed by Matt Judge
Rip off by Tracy Ingham
| UCLA DMA ^ UNE FEMME EST UNE FEMME RIPOFF
Une Femme Est Une Femme by Jean-Luc Godard
Ripoff directed by Christopher Tuyay
| UCLA DMA ^ THE PERFECT HUMAN
The Perfect Human Directed by Jørgen Leth
Ripoff by Greg Ruben