Week 13: 6 April 2011 WRA 110.742
Today's Agenda <ul><ul><li>ICYDK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Readings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When media collide </li></...
In Case You Didn't Know <ul><li>I'm out of town attending a conference in Atlanta right now. So that's why we're having a ...
Let's start with some readings... <ul><ul><li>Before you go any further, please read the following: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
When media collide <ul><ul><li>We've all seen films that are based on books (recent feature films include  Lord of the Rin...
When media collide <ul><ul><li>What if we take that further?  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What kinds of texts are difficult...
Project #5: The Book Trailer Video <ul><ul><li>Project #5 asks us to do those things.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We will ...
Let's look at some sample book trailers... <ul><li>Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls: </li></ul><ul><...
Let's read a bit more: <ul><ul><li>Baker, &quot;In a World...Where Books Are Hyped Like Movies&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
How to Start With Video <ul><ul><li>To create a coherent Project #5, you need to do a significant amount of planning and p...
Wrap-Up <ul><li>I am starting a document in Google Docs where we will add everyone's groups (if any) and choice of texts f...
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Week 13

  1. 1. Week 13: 6 April 2011 WRA 110.742
  2. 2. Today's Agenda <ul><ul><li>ICYDK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Readings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When media collide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Introducing Project #5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sample book trailers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More readings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning, Scripting, Storyboarding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wrap-up: Choosing texts, groups, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. In Case You Didn't Know <ul><li>I'm out of town attending a conference in Atlanta right now. So that's why we're having a virtual class. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Let's start with some readings... <ul><ul><li>Before you go any further, please read the following: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Carr, &quot;The Fall and Rise of Media&quot; (BTW 2010) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Onion, &quot;Area Eccentric Reads Entire Book&quot; (BTW 2009) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. When media collide <ul><ul><li>We've all seen films that are based on books (recent feature films include  Lord of the Rings , Harry Potter , The Time Traveler's Wife , Eat, Pray, Love, The Road, Green Zone , etc.)  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What kinds of texts are easy to transform into video form? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What makes them easy to transform? </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. When media collide <ul><ul><li>What if we take that further?  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What kinds of texts are difficult to transform into videos? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why are they difficult? Why do they resist the transformation? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why do *we* resist the transformation? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What kinds of questions do we need to ask ourselves about the whole process? </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Project #5: The Book Trailer Video <ul><ul><li>Project #5 asks us to do those things.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We will wrestle with the kind of print text that generally resists a video transformation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We will wrestle with the questions that arise from transforming media. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Let's look at some sample book trailers... <ul><li>Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1JdPvyy93I </li></ul><ul><li>Packing for Mars: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ie52BGvaDd0 </li></ul><ul><li>Going West: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_jyXJTlrH0 </li></ul><ul><li>I Am In The Air Right Now: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndOMMUrf-pk </li></ul>
  9. 9. Let's read a bit more: <ul><ul><li>Baker, &quot;In a World...Where Books Are Hyped Like Movies&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jaszi, &quot;Watch Before Reading&quot; </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. How to Start With Video <ul><ul><li>To create a coherent Project #5, you need to do a significant amount of planning and preparation before you begin shooting footage or entering into the video editing environment.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Once you've chosen your text (and your group, if you go that path) planning and scripting/storyboarding are a good place to start. Take a look at Indie-film-making.com's discussion of planning, scripting, storyboarding . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Here's a sample of a storyboard in someone's book trailer creation process. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Wrap-Up <ul><li>I am starting a document in Google Docs where we will add everyone's groups (if any) and choice of texts for the projects. Please add yours as soon as they are chosen. I will respond with my approval, any comments, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>On Monday I will post a survey of tech access and literacy for all of us to take. Please watch for it. </li></ul><ul><li>By next Wednesday: Please have your text and group members, if any, confirmed. </li></ul><ul><li>Have a great week! </li></ul>

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