Month: August 2011 (Page 1 of 3)

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Discover Dickinson Mashups!!

The Media Center hosted 10 first years for the Discover Dickinson program this year and had a blast creating Mashups from an assortment of old cartoons, government videos & creative commons music & samples.  We are holding a contest to see which one is the best and we will be awarding a prize to the person in the next week or so.  Take a minute and check out the videos below and then go over to our Facebook page and like the ones you think are outstanding.








rows film wrap

A Summer Job to Remember

What kinds of summer jobs have you held?  I’m guessing not many of you worked on a movie set.  Professor David Warfield was shooting his film in Maryland this summer and brought a few current students and recent alums along to assist with production.  Sean Lyness, Bryna Hautau & Pat Reiher (straight off of their
 Zombie King success) worked as part of the crew for a few weeks while shooting happened on the movie Rows.

The movie is a true independent feature and is relying partially on fundraising to finish the film.  If you want to help support independent filmmaking and are reading this before Saturday August 27th please consider making a small donation to the production.  Thanks!


Digital Storytelling Training Outline

Outline:

1. Examples

Twitter

Battle of Gettysburg

TwHistory

Facebook

Henio Zytomirski

Blog Style

Dracula
Alice & Kev

Image Based
Flickr- Tell a story in 5 Frames – Wish you were here
Comics
Voice Thread – Sad Family

Podcast-Audio Only
Storycorps
Writing Science News Class

Storymapping

Murmur Toronto

Ken Burns Style

Stories for Change – Arthritis

Creative Writing Style – obsession

Full Video

Dickinson Chem-The origins of Fluorine

 

2.Outline a Story Idea

a. Try a Story Idea Prompt

1.Where is a place in the world you’d like to visit?

a. What is the most adventurous thing you have done?
b. Who was an influential authority in your subject discipline?

2. Or describe a collection of things

a. Five attributes of a great writer
b. Top technology gadgets of the future
c. Most important discoveries in your field

b. Or Start with a Visual

3. Find Some Media

a. Understand copyright & Creative Commons Licensing

                    Creative Commons Search

b. Images

Flickr – Museum List – Most no Copyright

FlickrCC search

c. Audio

1. CCmixter – Music

2. Freesound – sound effects

d. Video

1. Entertainment Magazine’s Free Movies

2. Public Domain movies

3. Open Video Project

4. Internet Archive

4. Pick a Tool to Build Your Story

              A. 50 online tools

B. IMovie

C. Audacity

5. Additional Examples/Resources

            a. 50 Dominoe stories

            b. Story Ideas

            c.

 

 

PJ Crowley live from the Media Center….on CNN


It has been a whirlwind of a day over here in the trenches of the Media Center but it was a super fun whirlwind.

We started the day assisting PJ with a radio interview on BBC and ended it with a live TV interview on CNN.

Such a fun time!

SAM

PJ Crowley is a busy man….

What did you do so far this morning? Well, PJ Crowley has already had interviews with NPR & BBC to discuss Libya.  The Media Center was happy to host him for his Skype call with the BBC and we will be setting him up for his CNN call later today (around 4:30pm today if you wanna tune in!).

Thanks PJ, for keeping the Media Center connected to the world outside of the Dickinson bubble!

Video Shooting Techniques

Description

Why do some videos look stylized and professional while others look like an amateur created it……even if both were done by students?  There are a few answers to that question but one key element is what techniques were used when the video was originally shot.  You can improve the look and feel of your video by understanding some basic techniques when using video equipment.  There are many different elements that work together to give your video the look and feel you are striving to create. During this session we will introduce students to best practices when shooting including lighting, miking, shooting and basics of setting your scene.

Audience

Faculty and Students

Type

Instructor Led – Hands On

Time

1 1/2 – 2 Hours

Outcomes

  • Understand basics of using, handling and storing equipment
  • Learn filming techniques
  • Learn lighting techniques
  • Learn miking techniques
  • Understand best practices in group work to ensure successful recording

 

Quick & Easy Video

Description

With the rise of YouTube, everyone wants to create videos but most people don’t realize how much time and effort it takes to edit a video.  In some cases, creating a video isn’t about telling a new story but it could be used for reflection, oral language exams, critique and other options.  These videos can be shot on a simple Flip Camera and uploaded directly to YouTube or Moodle for viewing.  If a small amount of editing is needed, Quicktime Pro is a great option compared to IMovie.

Audience

Faculty, Students and Staff

Type

Instructor Led – Hands On

Time

30-60 Minutes – In Class Time

Outcomes

  • Learn basics of using camera to records
  • Import video into Quicktime for basic editing
  • Upload files to YouTube or Moodle for viewing

Intro to Equipment

Description

The Media Center houses a large pool of video equipment for check out so classes creating videos have resources readily available to them.  Although many students have worked with some of this equipment, most do not have the full understanding of what we have available and what each piece is capable of doing.  After discussing the project your class will be working on, we can evaluate which items would need to be covered in this training and we can set up a time to bring you class to Media Center so they can get an overview of the technologies.  This training covers the basics of what we have available and how to handle the equipment.  This session does not focus on techniques and best practices when shooting video.  We do offer that session as well and the 2 trainings can be merged into one long session or they can be broken up into multiple smaller sessions.

Audience

Faculty & Students

Type

Instructor Led – Overview or Hands On

Time

30-60 Minutes

Outcomes

  • Basic knowledge of equipment for checkout
  • Understand procedures & policies related to equipment checkout
  • Comfortable handling, using & storing equipment
  • Know where the Media Center is and how to get assistance when needed

 

Social Networking for Departments and Organizations – Outline

Outline

  • Types of Social Media
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Youtube
    • Flickr
    • Blogs
  • Best Practices
    • Connecting to people
    • Know your audience.  Deliver information they are interested in in a way they can connect to it.
    • Be positive
    • Spread good news about the organization, people currently or formerly in the organization
    • Be fun
    • Don’t be a narcissist
    • Be genuine-people connect to that
    • Thank people who comment/fan
    • People like to feel special too
  • Updating Efficiently
    • Streamlining & managing messages/media so sites cross fill each other
    • If you don’t want to maintain all of the elements, start with only a few you can manage.
    • Choose a point person to post
    • Social Media Hour (daily/weekly)
    • Images/Video are great but you have to first have someone shoot it so you can post it.
    • Distribute to student workers/others in organization so it’s not on the party planners shoulders.
  • Promotion
    • Cross Promote with like minded groups.  The more eyes viewing your site the better.
    • Connecting with interested parties first.
  • Technologies
    • Selective Twitter
    • Twitter Feed
    • RSS Graffiti
    • Involver suite
    • Hoot Suite
    • Tweetdeck

Links

Gracefully promote yourself online
Mashable 
ReadWriteWeb
Social Media Examiner 
In Social Media, Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail

 

Resources

 

Social Networking for Departments & Organizations

Description

We all know that (almost) everyone uses social networking on a daily basis, especially students.  It would be great to meet people in these places so our organizations can connect with people on a more meaningful way.  This is not an easy task but there are some great resources and best practices that can help promote your organization and connect with the people you are trying to reach.

During this session will go over the heavy hitters of social media (Twitter, Facebook, Youtube….) and try to find which platforms would be best for your organization to try to use.  We will also discuss statistically what works well on these platforms and what doesn’t so you will be better informed on things that might engage your audience better than others.

Audience

Faculty, Staff, Students

Type

Instructor Led-Overview-Some hands on

Time

45 Minutes – 1 hour

Outcomes

  • Be able to understand the differences between social media platforms
  • Learn best practices to use when trying to engage your audience
  • Learning ways to dynamically feed content between different social media platforms

Want to know more?  Contact  mediacenter at dickinson.edu to set up a consultation.  You can also get a sneak peek of what we cover in our training by looking over our Training Outline.

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