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.
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
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 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!
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!
We wrote a post encouraging people to attend the Third Coast Percussion performance of John Cage’s work a few weeks ago and we hope some of you got to see the amazing spectacle that night. The performance was great, but our eyes were especially focused on the four student produced videos that accompanied each piece.
Professor Amy Wlodarski tasked the students of her First Year Seminar to create short, documentary style videos that would help the audience understand the context around the following performances. Each had a specific topic it focused on and the groups took different paths in how they styled the segments. We have seen a lot of student produced videos but we were especially impressed with these. Professor Wlodarski gave them an important project and the students understood that their audience wasn’t only their professor, but a real audience of over 200 people watching it live. They took the assignment seriously and created entertaining and engaging videos that blended perfectly into the evening performance.
You don’t have to take our word for it, you can watch them yourself.
The Media Center is always a busy place but during the spring semester it rises to a whole new level of chaos. Although many projects are worked on, our heightened level of crazy can be attributed to the two film courses that are offered in the Spring.
These students camped out here for days at a time editing their productions and finally were able to show off their work last week in 2 separate film showings. For those of you who missed them, you still have a chance to view some of the short films here. A few students allowed us to link to their uploaded videos.
Two of these came from the Film Production class and one came from the Documentary Film class. Enjoy!
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
Upon completion of this workshop, you will:
Know how to use the software programs IMovie to record & edit video
Have observed a variety of course related video examples.
Know best practices to use when writing script.
Be provided online resources to help you get started finding creative commons audio, video or image files.
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
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.