02 April 2015

UPDATE: 02 APR 2014

Yesterday, after speaking with each section regarding your progress on the TEDTalk-style video-essays, I've decided to cut the NPR RadioLab audio-essay. As such, your video project will be the last assignment of the semester. I would much rather have you complete one project in a coherent, professional manner, than attempt to complete two projects in a less than rigorous fashion.

In order to accommodate this development, I've altered the schedule as follows:
Friday, 03 April: Presentation by Tim Riggs of the Academic Media Resources 
Monday, 06 April: Recording of TEDTalk video-essays
Wednesday, 08 April: Recording of TedTalk video-essays
Friday, 10 April: Recording of TEDTalk video-essays 
Monday, 13 April: Editing of TEDTalk video-essays
Wednesday, 15 April: Editing of TEDTalk video-essays
Friday, 17 April: Editing of TEDTalk video-essays 
Monday, 20 April: Presentation and Critique of "Rough Drafts"
Wednesday, 22 April: Presentation and Critique of "Rough Drafts"
Friday, 24 April: Presentation and Critique of "Rough Drafts" 
Monday, 27 April: Questions, problems, issues regarding revising/editing
Wednesday, 29 April: Evaluations
Friday, 01 May: TEDTalk video-essays due
Since next week and the following week will be designated "Recording" and "Editing" weeks, respectively, that means our classrooms will be open during our sessions. To this end, groups can "reserve" our classrooms (through me) for recording-location purposes. I would request that you only reserve the room on a specific date if your are fully prepared to record (i.e. you have a complete script and you've practiced your material a few times). Also, remember that you'll only have the room for one hour. In other words, be ready to begin recording immediately.

During these two weeks, please feel free to email me if you have any questions specific to your group. If they cannot be answered via email, then we can schedule a meeting to discuss your issues and concerns.

Finally, as I mentioned to several of you yesterday, make sure that you create an interesting and entertaining introduction that captures your audience's attention (do not open your video with bland statistics and complex jargon); likewise, have clearly articulated transitional statements that a) highlight the purpose of your "talk," and b) signal the movement from one section of your video to the next.