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Spring 2013 Student Projects

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

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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Fall 2012 Student Projects

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!

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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”.

 

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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Video Projects

Instructional & Media Services supports a wide range of video projects in classes from many different disciplines.  These projects don’t have to be big and involved to be effective and we work with each Professor to help find what the best level of technology is for their course and project idea.  As with most projects, it is best to plan out a time line with smaller assignments due over time to ensure students are on the right track.  This usually involves writing a short script or storyboard and also gathering some source material to submit prior to editing the final piece.  Most people think of video projects as always using a camera but many projects use only still images that are panned & zoomed across to give the allusion of movement (ala Ken Burns). A narration is then added over the images to create the final video. IMS will set up a time to come into the class to train the students on the technologies needed.  This may only be IMovie for a project that is using images instead of actual video.  Otherwise, we may train on how to use & checkout our video equipment and how to use the higher level video editing program Final Cut Express.  The Media Center is a the physical resource where the students will be able to work to complete their project while getting support from IMS staff.

Training Session Information

Audience: Faculty & Students Type: Instructor Led-Hands on Time 1 – 1 1/2 hours  in-class time

Outcomes/Objectives:

Upon completion of this workshop, you will:

  1. Know how to use the software programs IMovie to record & edit video
  2. Have observed a variety of course related video examples.
  3. Know best practices to use when writing script.
  4. Be provided online resources to help you get started finding creative commons audio, video or image files.

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.

Examples

Independent Study

Beautifully Fragile

Composting on Dickinson’s Campus

Threads for Thought

Professor Michael Fratantuono

Global Economy Course

Students were asked to create mini lectures about assigned topics.  These videos serve as a supplement to the course as Professor Fratantuono can show these in place of some traditional lectures and promote additional discussion the topics. http://youtu.be/Art6Kw2xN6U

Professor Jim Hoefler-Policy Studies

Policy & Management Senior Seminar students compose DVDs for non-profit organizations in the local community. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNQIcK5OGzQ

Professor Sherri Lullo-Asian Art History

Students were each assigned a piece of Asian Art held by the college’s Trout Gallery and used the Ken Burns effect to display images of the piece while telling the story of it’s history. Full list of videos can be seen here http://blogs.dickinson.edu/introartsofasia/files/2010/11/box.mov

Professor Ed Webb-Political Science

Students in his First Year Seminar course “Science Friction~Dystopian Visions”, were able to make a media project to post to the blogs they were maintaining during the semester.  This was a great piece that Ellen Kaveevittayakun created. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaGTgFY_7K8 She also does a great job of creating a credits page. This is a perfect example of fair use mashup for education.

Chemistry

http://youtu.be/tTCLOe_2GXE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=745DTlmvw5U

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