Collaborative video WRITING WITH VIDEO SCMS workshop 2013
Collaborative Storytelling Using Variety of Tools from Social MediaFall 2012 class: Social Media and Remix, First Project
Collaborative Online Video: WeVideo (free), AdobeAnywhere (in development)
Project #1: Who are the Peacemakers? CollaborativeVideo Essays on Historical Alternatives to Violence• Project Description:• Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” identified the fourbasic requirements for a non-violent campaign: “collection of the facts todetermine whether injustices exist; negotiation; self purification; anddirect action.” In this assignment, your group will identify a campaign ofsocial justice focused on non-violence and research, document, andanalyze the above four areas with regard to the specifics of the historicaland cultural context. That is, what were the key issues at stake in thecampaign, what strategies (from words to actions) did they employ tomake change, and how were they able to maintain their non-violenceresponse in the face of adversity (again, specific strategies employed)?• Your research and documentation should draw upon diverse multimediamaterials, including still and moving images, audio, and text. Aftercollectively gathering, discussing, and organizing the material yourresearch produced, your group will create a 2-3 minute video that helps toidentify and define: “Who are the peacemakers?” and “What we mightlearn from their strategies and actions as we undertake our largerinvestigation in non-violent engagement?”
Process for our “Peace Emergency”• Part of a grant to see how university handles emergencies with onlinecontinuation of courses. I declared a “peace emergency” and askedthat they imagine themselves working within restraints of activistorganizations (minimal resources, dispersed activists).• The assignment unfolded over 3 weeks with weekly updates on oneediting group’s progress by a separate collaborative group’s review withattention to group’s concept, research, organization.• Work was organized using Google docs, Google drive, with video andwork documentation made accessible through shared links• Groups created a collaborative video essay online usingWeVideo(collective video with individual reflection). We met virtuallyin third week via Google+ Hangout to underline the online collaborativecomponent.