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  • UNC’s Guide to Writing an Art History Paper (UNC’s writing center) – on your handout <br />
  • Full docs, films, television shows taught in support of a variety of campus departments, programs and centers <br /> English class on Shakespeare -Instructor made compilations of clips from several different productions of the same play <br /> Class on film - Professor made compilation of clips to demonstrate lighting effects & certain camera techniques (Divorcing these moments from the action of the film – specifically to demonstrate technical elements of filmmaking) <br /> Numerous language classes use film to provide cultural context and illustrate use of language <br /> Not everyone wants to make film clip compiliations. We have a faculty in History who prefers queue up scenes and uses primarily VHS to illustrate specific scenes in class <br /> Film poster from “The Seven Year Itch” <br />
  • Contemporary thinkers on media literacy have argued that the same habits that a good reader brings to a written text are those that a critical viewer brings to a visual text; enhancing one effortlessly enhances the other. <br /> In both, a critical thinker predicts, makes connections, infers, asks questions, and interprets. <br /> In both, meaning is made through the details of character, theme, plot, mood, conflict, and symbolism. <br /> Using visual media effectively may help guide students to be active interpreters. <br /> (PBS Learning Resources) <br /> The Yale Film analysis Guide is straitforward and easy to use. It is geared toward helping students become familiar with the vocabulary of film studies and the techniques of cinema. <br />
  • MRC labs provides <br /> Production equipment - cameras, mics, light kits, booms, green screens – essentially everything but the clapper <br /> Audio Lab <br /> Editing stations <br /> One to one training sessions <br /> Online tutorials <br />
  • Political Ads - Over the last few years, especially in election years, several classes have produced a variety of politically-oriented material, including campaign ads, attack ads, public service announcements, in both video and still image formats. For the video projects most students have used iMovie but some groups prefer Final Cut Pro, and for the montages and still images students have worked with Photoshop. <br /> Student group documentaries -There have been a few short and feature-length documentaries that UNC students have produced in the lab. The most recent one is a series of interviews with homeless people in Chapel Hill and Durham, for an organization called HOPE, which is a part of the Campus Y. <br /> Recreating scenes from films – Some English classes have asked their students to recreate pivotal scenes in genre specific films (horror, drama, comedy) This has now been adopted by folks teaching literature – they’re asking their students to recreate scenes from novels they are teaching. <br /> Podcasts - Several classes this semester are working on audio-only or primarily sound-based projects. Some of these projects take the form of and episode of a podcast in the style of NPR and CNN shows, and last fall all the students in one class recorded projects in the style of the NPR show "This I Believe." <br />
  • Health Behavior and Health Education 710Community Capacity, Competence, and Power: Community-based Participatory Research and PhotovoiceEugenia Eng and Alex Lightfoot <br /> “Students will use these images to discuss the effectiveness of photography as a tool for social science research as a component of community organizing.” <br /> Religious Studies 138: Religious Freedom in Early Modern Europe Randall Styers <br /> Spinoza Project Gallery Guide <br /> Students are writing response papers that bring these images into conversation with our readings from philosophy, theology, and social theory as they explore how these central social values are given shape through different media. <br />
  • Water and Human Rights - Environmental Studies 225HGreg Gangi <br />

Teaching with images media spring 2011 Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Heather Gendron Art Librarian Winifred Metz Media Resources Center
  • 2.  Effective use of visual media in teaching  Visual media collections & tools  Basic techniques for creating focus
  • 3. news photos & footage  advertisements print, television, online  maps  art images  films & documentaries  television (or web) shows  video games  music videos  personal interviews  charts & graphs  websites, blogs, vlogs, etc. 
  • 4. “create diverse learning experiences” *  reach different types of learners  explain a concept  illustrate a point  offer visual evidence  provide context  generate discussion or illicit response from students  build communication skills  engender critical thinking What the Best College Teachers Do (Bain, 2004) *
  • 5. Menzel, P., & D’Aluisio, F. (2005). Hungry planet: What the world eats. Napa, Calif.: Material World Press.
  • 6. Menzel, P., & D’Aluisio, F. (2005). Hungry planet: What the world eats. Napa, Calif.: Material World Press.
  • 7. Text vs. image Menzel, P., & D’Aluisio, F. (2005). Hungry planet: What the world eats. Napa, Calif.: Material World Press.
  • 8.  How to read…  Consider  Films  Context and/or  Images framing  Lighting  Sound  POV  Maps  Charts & graphs  Plans
  • 9. When you:  teach diagnosis and treatment (e.g medical, dental, and veterinary images)  help students develop a vocabulary of terms  assess students’ knowledge, understanding, and observational skills
  • 10. Incorporate Visual Thinking Strategies What’s going on in this picture? What do you see that makes you say that? What more can we find? Sharecropper’s Wife (1935), Arthur Rothstein
  • 11. Incorporate Visual Analysis Techniques What is this made of? When and where was it made? How do the formal elements of line, tone, color, texture, shape, scale and space work to convey meaning? What meaning do you think the artwork or object carries?
  • 12. As you:  screen a film or television show in its entirety  provide a clip or series of clips  present an ad  play a music video  share a video game TO:  deconstruct or closely analyze the work and/or content of a message  provide a comparison-contrast  illustrate key points  examine social, political, historical, or economic contexts of a particular message (how produced/received)  examine or illustrate film techniques  providing context and narrative in language classes
  • 13.  Yale’s Film Analysis guide http://classes.yale.edu/film-analysis/  The Writing Center at UNC-Chapel Hill http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/communications.html  Dartmouth’s Institute for Writing & Rhetoric http://www.dartmouth.edu/~writing/materials/student/humanities/film.html  Duke University's Writing Studio's guide to writing about film http://uwp.duke.edu/wstudio/resources/documents/film.pdf
  • 14.  MRC Digital Media Labs Undergrad Library http://www.lib.unc.edu/house/mrc/pages/mediaLab/  Health Science Library’s Media Design Studio http://www.hsl.unc.edu/Services/MDStudio/hardware.cfm  CFE’s Teaching Resource Lab http://cfe.unc.edu/it/lab  Professional Schools
  • 15. What faculty are doing at UNC:  Political Ads  Student Group ▪ Short films, documentaries or ads ▪ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xjOIYAd_sk ▪ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-YuJZpo3mE  Recreate a film scene  Recreate a scene from a novel  Podcasts
  • 16. Library Provided Creative Commons & other open sources
  • 17. Start Here Use the “Image Collections” link on the E-Research Tools page: www.lib.unc.edu
  • 18. UNC Digital Collections
  • 19. Internet Image Resources Image Search Engines  Google’s Advanced Image Search  Yahoo Image Search     Creative Commons image search Google Creative Commons search Yahoo Creative Commons search Flickr Creative Commons search
  • 20. Research Guides http://guides.hsl.unc.edu/cat.php?cid=24650  Finding Medical & Health Images/Films  Designing Effective Posters  Introduction to Photoshop
  • 21. Health Behavior and Health Education “Students will use these images to discuss the effectiveness of photography as a tool for social science research as a component of community organizing.” Religious Studies “Students are writing response papers that bring these images into conversation with our readings from philosophy, theology, and social theory as they explore how these central social values are given shape through different media.”
  • 22. Environmental Studies “Students from the honors section of fall 2009's Environment and Society (ENST 201H) chose art from the Ackland to install in the Study Gallery for this spring's class, Water and Human Rights (ENST 225H). These works reveal the different ways water has been understood and depicted in diverse societies and eras. They devised a paper assignment the current students will undertake.” Contact: Robert Colby, PhD, Coordinator of Academic Programs Ackland Art Museum, 919.966.2358 email: robert.colby@unc.edu
  • 23. Media Resources Center  Film Collection  Filmfinder and Catalog searches http://search.lib.unc.edu/filmfinder/  MRC Faculty Support http://www.lib.unc.edu/house/mrc/pages/facultySupport/
  • 24. Media Resources Center  Films Media Group's Master Academic Collection Streaming video of full length documentaries from Films Media Group  BBC Shakespeare Plays Streaming video of full length classic dramatic performances of 37 Shakespeare plays produced by BBC and Time-Life films  PBS Videos
  • 25. MRC recommends http://www.lib.unc.edu/house/mrc/pages/streaming/
  • 26.  Video Search Engines  Sharing Sites
  • 27. The Internet Archive  A non-profit, originally founded to build an Internet library. Seeks to provide permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format.  http://www.archive.org/details/movies  Prelinger Archives  Watson Kintner travel films  University of California, San Francisco Tobacco Industry Videos Collection
  • 28. The Internet Archive  University of California, San Francisco Tobacco Industry Videos Collection Hanna - Barbera Production Flintstones - Winston Compilation
  • 29. The Internet Archive  Our Mr. Sun, directed by Frank Capra