Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The End of the Beginning (or the Beginning of the End?)

This week, CLAMmers will post more rhetorical analyses of media artifacts from within their cultures of focus. These should be interesting! But as they prepare to dig into preparations for their final projects, I offer a last resource for more last-minute video helps.

This link takes you to Media College's short, "basic video editing" tutorial. You may already know these things, but a refresher never hurt anyone. Maybe thi swill be useful as you dig into making the masterpiecesthat will be your final projects.

Again, those helps are here: http://www.mediacollege.com/video/editing/tutorial/

Expecting some great critical analysis from each CLAM students this week!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Interview Challenge #9: Flop Sweat

How to deal with "flop sweat" - or stage fright, speaker anxiety, etc. Don't panic; take deep breaths. Put yourself and your guest at ease. Express genuine interest. Try to make the interview a "real" conversation. And whatever you do, don't come off like this:

And, to sum it up: Have fun; Enjoy the Interview; Do Great Work!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Inerview with a Vampire (or a Plumber or a Teacher or Tiger Woods)

The biggest news story of the week - the long-fought remarkable Health Care vote? or... the 5-minute Tiger Woods interview?

One element of the CLAMmers final project is the interview. This seemingly simple format (ask a question, get an answer, repeat) is a useful tool for journalists, ethnographers, students, and a plethora of other people who want to learn things.

I'm attaching a few links below to a site called Media College. This free site offers instructions on a variety of media concerns, but I refer you to the section on shooting interviews. Try the site here: http://www.mediacollege.com/video/interviews/

You will find helpful info on a variety of topics related to your video interviews, such as

So, get busy shooting more photos, more video, more interviews - your final projects should really start taking shape. Get busy with the new material, post your photos and vids, and do great work!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

And Now, For Something Completely Different....

A two-minute reminder to see your culture of study with fresh eyes! (Should ring a bell with your previous course materials - recognize a map in there?)