Before we jump into that, I just want to ask if you’ve had an opportunity to talk with professors and other leadership at Rowan about why colleges and universities are taking this extraordinary step right now. From what I’ve seen, many folks are circulating this Vox article to help explain it. Maybe you’ve seen it. I have been reading a lot about this, and as you probably know based on the objectives of this course, I’m quite skeptical of the news media. But for once I think the media might actually be under-reporting the severity of this pandemic. My sense is that our lives are going to be significantly disrupted until the start of summer — if not much longer. I would not count on coming back to campus for f2f classes this semester. For that, I am truly sorry.Continue reading “Our last face-to-face meeting”
By today you should have a script/storyboard of your Truthometer and have collected several different sources for images and/or video. This week we are pushing to get a draft of you movie together using iMovie.*Continue reading “Lab day: iMovie (Part One)”
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.*
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).Continue reading “Unit 1 final project: why video?”
Today we are preparing you for the final assignment in Unit 1 — Truthometer — by looking over the materials, talking about ways of assessing fact-checking, and practicing assessment by using a rubric to provide feedback to our helpful volunteers.Continue reading “Unit 1 final project: Truthometer”