Lab day: iMovie

Today we will be in the lab working on remediating your Truthometer scripts into iMovie. At this point you should have most of your script storyboarded and at least some of your video, images, and/or audio gathered. Today I will show you:

  • How to capture desktop video with Quicktime, including streaming video.
  • How you might explore other options for capturing video: 4K Video Downloader or ClipGrab (if you have your own Mac or PC), TubeMate for Android, Documents for iPhone. See this recent article for more.
  • The iMovie interface and some basic functions.*
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Unit 1 final project: planning your video

Today we are beginning the process of remediating a longer written fact-check — which you should have drafted in a Google Doc for today — into a video. According to media scholars Jay David Bolter and Richard Grusin, remediation is “the representation of one medium in another.” It’s what we do when we adapt or translate an idea, argument, or narrative (say, a 19th century novel like Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women) into a different form (say, a 2019 film directed by Greta Gerwig).

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Move 3: Reading laterally (Day 2)

Sources, social media, and a really bad coronavirus

Many of you have been using the current coronavirus crisis to fact-check a number of stories that circulate with suspect statements of fact. So let’s begin today by taking a look at this tweet from @DrEricDing, a Harvard-affiliated researcher who studies epidemics and pandemics.

Now-deleted tweet from @DrEricDing, a Harvard-connected epidemiologist
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