Assignment 16

Put together a storyboard and/or shot list for your video project. This time, take the details of the plot into consideration and try to include all of the different scenes that you think will help tell your story. Drawing things out in as much detail as you can is highly encouraged and recommended!

Post your storyboard/shot list to the class blog (one per group is fine) and be prepared to discuss it next week.

Assignment 15

Come up with a proposal for your video project. This doesn’t have to be super detailed but it should at least lay out the plan for your story (*NOT* your plot, we’ll get to that next time), and indicate the narrative structure you’re planning on using.

Post your proposal to the class blog (one per group is fine) and be prepared to discuss it on Thursday.

Assignment 14

Finish your audio project (including the website it lives in!). Don’t forget about the blog post documenting the work. The post must contain:

  • A description of the project and a working link
  • A discussion of your process and how the project works
  • A post-mortem on whether or not the project met your goals

**Everyone must write an INDIVIDUAL documentation post.**

Watch Chimamanda Adichie’s “The Danger of a Single Story” TED Talk and post a response to the class blog.

Assignment 13

Continue work on audio project. Finish up gathering sounds or samples if you need to, and start working on getting everything into the edit.

Remember, your final piece *MUST* be submitted as a web page. Make sure you build in enough time to construct that element as well.

Assignment 12

Reading & Responses

Read excerpt from Jeff Chang’s “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop” and NPR Article “Theft & Artistry: Coldplay + Beyonce”. Post a response to the class blog.

Project

Begin collecting assets for your sound piece. Take the field recorders out and start gathering sounds. If you’ve decided to work with pre-recorded material, start searching for and saving the samples you want to use. There *WILL* be a check-in on Tuesday in class, so come in prepared to share the work you’ve done so far.

Assignment 11

Reading & Responses

Read “The Ecstasy of Influence: A Plagiarism” by Jonathan Lethem and “On the Rights of Molotov Man” by Joy Garnett and Susan Meiselas. Post a response to the class blog.

Project

In your assigned pair/group, create an audio project that is culled together from external sound sources (minimum 1 minute in length). These can either be sources you record yourselves, or pre-recorded samples. This piece can be environmental, musical, create space or mood, or tell a story through sound. You may either choose to use traditional distribution methods (ie, a sound file like WAV or AIFF), or you may create an interactive audio experience on the web. However, *all projects* must be submitted on their own web page. (Due Tuesday March 22)

Assignment 10

Finish interactive comic project. Make sure you have a working link and post it to the class blog before the next session. Don’t forget about the blog post documenting the project, your process, and a post-mortem on whether or not you think it has been successful compared to your initial goals.

Watch Kirby Ferguson’s TED Talk: “Embrace the Remix.” Post a response to the class blog.

Assignment 9

Continue work on your interactive comic project (due Tuesday, March 8 — next week!!). At this point you should be done with creating your visual elements and be solely focused on getting things into the browser. Start small and then build up into something bigger.

If you have time, try playing with some of the in-class examples. See if you can re-create one of them from scratch.

Assignment 8

Continue work on the interactive comic project (due March 8). This weekend, really focus on getting all of your visual storytelling elements together (drawings, photos, script) so that you have a full week to just focus on the technical parts of the project.

Finish the JavaScript mini-project over the weekend if you do not complete it in class tomorrow.

JAVASCRIPT MINI PROJECT

Take the files located here and write a JavaScript function so that each inner square highlights blue when you mouse over it. Hints and submission guidelines available on the notes from Thursday.

Assignment 7

Continue work on your interactive comic project. This week should be focused on finishing up your visual and story elements. Try to incorporate feedback from the class that you received today if applicable.

If you have time, try playing with some of the in-class examples. See if you can re-create one of them from scratch.