Video Narrative Assignment

For this project, you will produce a 5-mins video narrative explaining an aspect, issue or question related to the course topic–Digital Publishing. Remember you are addressing the same set of questions but in a video format in this assignment. The prompts from podcast assignments are below for your reference:

  1. What was your understanding of digital publishing before enrolling in this class?
  2. What is your current experience of digital publishing?
  3. In what ways did the readings change your view of digital publishing?
  4. Why is digital publishing significant?
  5. Where are we with digital publishing and where should we be and why?
  6. What are some of the challenges of digital publishing?
  7. What are the benefits and downfalls of digital publishing?

Your video should incorporate a good amount and variety of sources—alphabetic texts (articles, newspaper editorials etc.), audios, videos, still images, interviews, animations and visual resources, among others- and be organically composed. It should also demonstrate your knowledge or learning of a number of techniques, such as handling video camera, still camera, interviewing people, incorporating voice-over into the film and/or editing skills. The juxtaposition of different texts and narrative voice and their organic unity will be the key evaluation criteria for your project. Your project should also reflect your understanding of audience, textual cohesion, and ethical treatment of sources etc.

You need to write a script for the video narrative before putting everything together in I-Movie, Adobe Premiere Pro (accessible to all CSUN students through CSUN softwares), Camtasia (free to download to CSUN students) or any other movie making programs. You can work from podcast script, but please keep in mind that because it’s a visual medium, you will have to repurpose it for a different audience and context, and you will also need to collect a lot of visual resources to make it engaging for your target audience. And, you must secure permissions for all materials used in your project, and you must give credit for all materials used in your project.

You will demonstrate skills in audio and video recording and editing to create a rhetorically effective text.

You will talk in a generally knowledgeable way about video texts, how to compose them, and how they are structured in terms of compositional elements.

You will demonstrate a consideration of purpose, information, audience, and other rhetorical elements (context, source, stance, persuasive strategies/appeals etc.), as it they relate to your narrative topic.

Video Narrative is due for presentation and in canvas on March 8.

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