22nd Apr2014

Stephan Sieg Experiments with Green Screen

by boquirec

Check out Stephan Sieg’s green screen video pieces he made for Todd Arsenault’s Digital Studio course:

 

Edited with Final Cut Pro [Available in the Media Center]

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09th Apr2014

Luke Kang’s Stop Motion Video

by boquirec

Check out Luke Kang’s stop motion piece for Todd Arsenault’s Digital Studio course:

 

Shot with a Panasonic Lumix LX5 rented from the Media Center and edited with Final Cut.

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19th Feb2014

Stop Motion

by boquirec

Hey all,

I am currently taking Todd Arsenault’s Digital Studio course this semester. For our second project we were presented with the task of shooting a stop motion video. Listed below is my final submission:

 

 

I’m not too satisfied with the results. I think I got too caught up with the technical aspects of filming that I neglected other important aspects such as editing and audio. At least I know for next time!

 

 

Equipment used: Tripod, Flip Video Camera, Canon EOS 5D (Mark II)

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11th Dec2013

Nelson Mandela Podcast

by BSL

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Nelson_Mandela_painted_portrait_P1040890Students in The Cold War in Southern Africa created podcasts profiling a twentieth-century Southern African leader. Sarah Koch, Weston Hayes, and Luke Kaledin chose Nelson Mandela because they had learned about his leadership of the African National Congress (ANC) in South Africa, the founding of the ANC’s armed wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe (“spear of the nation” in isiZulu) following the government’s decision in 1960 to ban the ANC, and Mandela’s subsequent arrest and imprisonment. Mandela became a symbol of apartheid’s injustice until his release from prison in 1990 and election as South African president in 1994. Mandela died at the age of 95 at the end of the fall semester 2013.

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21st Nov2013

Writing in & for Digital Environments-Blogs-Fall 2013

by BSL

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Description from Digital Humanities at Dickinson article:

Writing in and for Digital Environments (WRPG 211) is a new course designed to encourage students to think about how to convey a thought or point of view using more than just letters and words on a sheet of paper. Of course, there is no substitute for well thought-out and aptly articulated writing, and first and foremost the course uses the electronic environment to challenge and develop students’ writing skills. But it also teaches basic proficiency in WordPress and other common online platforms (Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Facebook, etc.), and course assignments require regular reflection on the writing process, and on the tailoring information to specific audiences and media. Each student will design, build, and begin regularly posting to her or his own blog.

 

Here is a list of the student’s blogs for the semester.  Click through to see what topics they chose to write about.

 

21 and Change

Archives Mouse: A student’s musings about archival science

Chicks, Lit & Film

City Mentality: Exploring sustainability and livability in cities across the globe

Cup of Who

discoveringdance

FF: Food & Fashion

Gastronomic Permaculture

Humans of Carlisle

Just Ordinary Stories

My Dad Wanted me to be a Lawyer but…

Outside the Bubble: Exploring Carlisle, off the beaten path

PaulJon143: Decide. Commit. Succeed.

Playlists for the People

Roll it Right

Something to Smile About

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04th Jun2013

Spring 2013 Student Projects

by Andrew Petrus

Here are some of the Media Projects done this past Spring.

Beautifully Fragile, a film by Jane Luceno

A Hero’s Best Friend (Odyssey 17.290-304), reading by Lucy McInerney

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Part of an on going project created during the class Greek 112: Introduction to Greek Poetry, taught by Christopher Francese that consist of a passage from Homer’s Iliad discussed, translated into English, and then recited in Greek.

Global Economy

Michael Fratantuono’s class create mini video lectures on current global economy topics.

The Keystone XL Pipeline, by Brooke Watson, Christine Gannon, Mike Hughes, and Eleonora Vaccori

Qatar 2030 Vision, by Rogelio Cerezo, Abby Glascott, Chloe (Ruijiao) Ma, Danette Moore

Megacities: A New Perspective, by Steven Haynes, Mike Adams, and Mike DeVivo

Digital Imaging

Final Projects for Todd Arsenault’s Digital Imaging course

Kexin Shu

Kalie Garrett

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11th Dec2012

Fall 2012 Student Projects

by mariel fernandez

Another semester is coming to a close so what better time to showcase all of the fantastic student projects that were created this fall.  Here are examples from just some of the fun classes we were able to work with.

Sustainability

“The Evolution of a Cheeseburger” is Professor Scott Boback’s FYSM where students research where our food comes from and how food production and our eating habits have changed through the industrialized production of food.  Students chose a topic to research and created a podcast that includes interviews with experts on the subject.

One student chose “How to Grow a Personal Garden”.  Have a listen below!

Doug piersol_podcast

 

 

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Jenn Halpin and Matt Steiman’s course “The Pleasure, Politics and Production of Food” allows students to learn, in-depth, everything that goes into being a 21st century farmer.  Jenn and Matt should know, as they run the Dickinson College Organic Farm.  Students researched different topics related to farming and food production.

Here is a playlist of all 6 of the videos the students created!

Here is a sample of one of the projects.  Another great one by Emily Bowie.

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 First Year Seminars

Professor Karl Qualls’ FYS Utopias, Dystopias and ‘Engineering Progress’ looked into different aspects of society and devices we use to ‘fix’ what is wrong in our communities.  His class incorporated multiple technology based projects including blogging and creating podcasts and videos.

Their podcast project looked into different areas of Dickinson/Carlisle that could be improved.  It is intended to be a persuasive piece which incorporates the student’s own opinion.

This one looks into a “Student’s Connection to Education”.

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Their final project was to create a video that was a “persuasive project that connects to a class theme or seeks to illustrate and solve a current social, political, economic, or cultural problem”.

The following example is an in-depth look at the Indian city of Chandagar.

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Abroad & Foreign Language

Thoughts on that?

After graduating from Dickinson last spring, Anna moved to Toulouse, France to work at the Dickinson in France Center and teach English at Lycée Ozenne, a French high school. On her blog, Anna discusses French lifestyle and culture, complementing her experiences and observations with delicious culinary adventures.

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Russian Rooms: An Exciting investigation of how Russians organize their personal space

Curious about Russian culture or just how other people live? Check out Maria Rubin’s artistic investigation of Russian rooms and lifestyles. Documented on her blog, Maria interviews a variety of people living in Moscow, photographing them and their living space, to create a unique portrait of Russian life and culture. Russian Roomsis still a work in progress but Maria provides this brief description: (translated from Russian)

“This mini research project exploits our natural curiosity about the man and his personal space. We see the room and try to intuitively guess: who lives in it? We tried to imagine the inhabitants – the owner of the space, mentally draw a portrait of him, and then compare with the actual expected. On one hand, it was important to take a picture of a person beyond the interior of the room to emphasize his personality, but on the other it would update the link between man and the place he spends much of his time.”

 

 

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English

Experimental Fictions

Read creative posts by students in Professor David Ball’s “Experimental Fictions” course.  Students are given assignments to write poems and short stories while giving them writing constraints that ensure that the piece is anything from your standard research paper.  Examples include only using 100 random scrabble tiles to write or writing by using only one vowel throughout entire post.

Education

Professor Liz Lewis assigns her students to create presentations for her Educational Psychology using Prezi.  They then descend upon the Media Center and give poster presentations to the classmates and others just passing through.  Here is a gallery of images from this years showcase.

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11th Jun2012

Spring 2012 Student Film Projects

by duganb

Spring is always a busy time for film students at Dickinson College with multiple film classes in full swing. Not only do students learn the basics of filmmaking, but also they get a chance to create their own hands on projects. Students in David Warfield’s film and Liza Trevino’s documentary production classes have created some fantastic masterpieces with the help of some staff around the Media Center – along with a little bit of equipment! Check out some of the videos our students put together!

 

Hannah Kren

Hannah has been nice enough to hook us up with two videos she’s been working on. One a personal film project that she wrote and directed and one a documentary. In her first film, “Morning Cup”, Hannah explores just how much one might cherish their morning cup of mocha. What happens when you’re terrible rival takes both the girl of your dreams and your coffee?! In her second film, “Sweet or Deadly”, Hannah produces a documentary about HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup) and it’s nutritional value (or lack there of) as well as its health effects. She then interviews college students and officials about the college’s role in regulating this potentially harmful substance. Check out her work below!

Morning Cup from Hannah Kren on Vimeo.

 

Sweet or Deadly? from Hannah Kren on Vimeo.

 

Peter Shapiro

 

Peter was kind enough to send us his documentary film project for his class with Professor Trevino. Peter’s documentary examines the role and status of LGBTQ organizations on campus right now along with the progression of attitudes towards these groups and the students who are involved in them over the past few years.

 

 

Daniel Cuevas Guerrero

Daniel was kind enough to provide us with our final featured student project. In his video “Missed Connection”, Daniel tells the story of a man who sees a woman that catches his eye, but is too shy to say hello and tell her how he feels. Regretting his decision he posts a love message on YouTube hoping for a reply. The consequences put him in an unexpected dilemma! If you want to know how things unfold from there you’ll just have to watch!

 

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27th Apr2012

Student Short Film Screening

by Andrew Petrus

May 9th at 8pm in Althouse 106 – Come and check out the films created by this years film production class. As you can see its been a lot of hard work.

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25th Apr2012

GIS Poster Symposium: Friday 5/4/12 1:30pm—4:30pm Kaufman Hall

by BSL

The GIS students at Dickinson College will once again be presenting the results of their course project assignments at our annual GIS Exposition and Poster Symposium Friday, May 4th, 2012, from 1:30pm—4:30pm in the Kaufman Hall Student Lounge area (located between Kaufman 188 and 190, just outside the Center for Sustainability Education [CSE] office and next to DPS).

As usual, the posters will feature projects conducted by the students that demonstrate the use of GIS (geographic information systems) for investigating and analyzing problems across a wide variety of disciplines.  This year’s symposium will include posters that focus on environmental assessment, archaeology, history, urban planning, economics, health studies, agriculture, and landscape management, just to name a few.
Refreshments will be provided, so we invite you to please come, relax, and celebrate the end of the academic year by visiting with our very talented and hardworking students.
Images from last semester’s GIS Poster Symposium:
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20th Apr2012

Fantastic Fairytales…in podcast form

by BSL

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We love working with students on their projects but we are especially excited when the final products come out so well.  Professor Antje Pfannkuchen had her German Media Studies students create podcasts related to some element in German culture.  Some are recorded in German and some are in English.  A personal favorite of ours tells a fascinating little story about a lesser known fairytale by the Grimms Brothers.  Well paced and engaging, we give this podcast two thumbs up!

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20th Apr2012

Student Created Videos About John Cage Gather Wider Audience

by BSL

 

Professor Amy Wlodarski’s First Year Seminar students created four fantastic videos related to John Cage.  Originally made for broadcast between live performances of Cages work by Third Coast Percussion, they are now gaining a wider audience through a new Cage archive.  The New York Public Library created a John Cage Archive to celebrate his 100th birthday and one video in particular is getting noticed from the student productions.

It has already been reposted through the Open Culture website and more accolades will hopefully follow.  It is always a pleasure to work with faculty who encourage students to reach beyond their comfort level and allow us to support the students so they can find success.

 

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