I hope our peer critique exercise helped you with your video narratives. Even though I couldn’t hear the audio, I could tell that most of your videos are really starting to come together. Now that we’re in the home stretch for Unit #1, you should be completing the following tasks:
- After making any necessary changes to your script, go to the InnovationSpace in 1140 Torgerson Hall to record the final version of your narration.
- Adjust the timing and sequencing of your images and video clips based on the feedback you received from your classmates.
- Add some type of title at the beginning of your video, and make sure you are citing your sources in a “Credits” section at the end.
- When you are finished with your video, export it so it will play on any computer. Depending on the software you’re using, you should end up with a file that has one of these extensions: .mov, .mp4, .mpeg, .avi, or .wmv. Remember to export your video using the highest quality settings available. You may also want to review YouTube’s guidelines before you export your video.
- Place your video, your written script, and any other relevant materials into your shared Google Drive folder, then upload a copy of your finished video to YouTube or Vimeo. (You can login to YouTube with the same username/password you use for Google Drive.)
Next week, we’ll wrap up Unit #1 and start thinking about our second big project. Here’s how we’ll spend our time in class:
- For Monday, please read Chapter 2 (pp. 39–56) in Toward a Composition Made Whole and write a blog post addressing one of our guiding questions for Week 5: Why does mindfulness matter? How can we make our composing process(es) more visible? When you come to class, be ready to engage in a vigorous discussion about what you’ve read and written over the weekend.
- On Wednesday, your video narrative is due before you arrive in class. To submit your project, please follow the instructions on the assignment sheet. After you’ve uploaded your video to YouTube or Vimeo, add a comment to this post that contains a link to your video. (We’ll watch these in class during Week 6.) In class, I will introduce our second major assignment, the Tap Essay, and we will begin exploring this new genre, so make sure you bring your iPad to class.
If you have questions about these plans, please let me know. Otherwise, I’ll see you in class on Monday. Have a great weekend!