wrt fall 2010 weekly schedule

About the Course Schedule

Assignments and readings are due on the day they are listed. For example, Wesch should be read for Monday Sept 8 & Tuesday, Sept 9. This schedule is subject to change.

week 1: Beginnings

W 9/1 & H 9/2: Brief Introductions; syllabus, YouTube videos, “Imagine This,” watch some student remix videos, intro to the Flip Video camera, hand out the Flips
assignment for W 9/8 & H 9/9

week 2: Course Themes

M 9/6 & T 9/7: Class Canceled
W 9/8 & H 9/9: Wesch on YouTube; Creative Commons; wesch-creative-commons-discussion-questions.pdf
assignment for M 9/13 & T 9/14
Hand out “The One” assignment

week 3: Course Themes

M 9/13 & T 9/14: Lessig & Creative Commons; Kelly on Screen Literacy; discuss “the one” questions and assignment
W 9/15 & H 9/16: Essays TBD; introduction to the class server space

week 4: “The One” Assignment

M 9/20 & T 9/21: Intro to WMM, work on “The One” videos
Interviews due by class-time; bring to class
W 9/22 & H 9/23: More on WMM/iMovie, work on “The One”; Creative Commons Licenses

week 5: “The One” Assignment/Remix

M 9/27 & T 9/28: discuss “The One” drafts; putting audio over still and moving images
“The One” 0:30 – 1:30 drafts due
on YouTube by class-time

assignment for W 9/28 & H 9/30
W 9/29 & H 9/30: RIP: A Remix Manifesto
Hand out the Remix Assignment
assignment for M 10/4 & T 10/5

week 6: Remix

M 10/4 & T 10/5: Copyright readings
assignment for M 10/6 & T 10/7
W 10/6 & H 10/7: more on Tryon and remix videos Shining,” “Sleepless in Seattle,” “Brokeback to the Future,” “Mrs Doubtfire,” Communism,” “Ain’t We Got Fun?” (Brokeback Mountain Trailer), Imagine This,” “100 Movies, 100 Quotes, 100 Numbers,” “The Golden Age of Video” by Ricardo Autobahn
assignment for M 10/11 & T 10/12
F 10/8: “The One” assignment due on YouTube by 11:00pm

week 7: Remix

M 10/11 & T 10/12:  more on remix videos;
Remix proposals due
“The One” essays due on class server space by class time
W 10/13 & H 10/14: Video ethnography work in the archives; Work on remix
assignment for M 10/18 & T 10/19

week 8: Remix

M 10/18 & T 10/19: Work on Remix video
Video summary and storyboard due
W 10/20 & H 10/21: Work on Remix video
Remix Rough Draft #1 due on YouTube channel by class time
assignments for week 9

week 9: Oral History/Remix

M 10/25 & T 10/26: OHR, Intro and Chapter 2; ohr-discussion-questions.pdf
Assignment 3: Oral History Video Composition handed out
W 10/27 & H 10/28: OHR Chapters 3 and 4; ohr-discussion-questions-ch3-4.pdf
assignments for week 10
F 10/29: Remix Rough Draft #2 due on YouTube by 11:00pm

week 10: Oral History/Remix

M 11/1 & T 11/2: Class Canceled OHR Chapter 1, Studs Turkel Archive, Storycorps, and Oral History Video Archive
Oral History Proposals Due on YouTube by 11:00pm on M or T
W 11/3 & H 11/4: OHR Chapters 1, 5, 6, and 8, Studs Turkel Archive, Storycorps, and Oral History Video Archive; discuss proposals
Hand out IRB portion of Oral History Assignment
assignment for W 11/8 & H 11/9
F 11/5: Remix Final Draft due on YouTube by 11:00pm

week 11: On Oral History Interviews

M 11/8 & T 11/9: OHR Chapters 9, 10, and 11; discussion-questions-3-9.pdf;
Remix reflective essays due on course server space at beginning of class
Remix Final Draft due on YouTube by 11:00pm
W 10 & H 11/11: Interviewing and listening; the oral history interview
Remix reflective essays due on course server space at beginning of class
F 11/12: IRB Proposal and Consent Form due

week 12: Work on Projects/Conduct Interviews

M 11/15 & T 11/16: news and photo resources; Ken Burns Jazz Intro (see 5:00 for Ken Burns Effect) Windows Photostory 3; How to Take and Edit Screen Shots
W 11/17 & H 11/18: oral history intro samples: sample 1, sample 2, sample 3, sample 4, sample 5; discussion questions (.pdf)

week 13: Work on OH/Conduct Interviews

M 11/22 & T 11/23: reflect on the writing process
Music selections due
Primary Documents and screen shots due
T 11/23: First oral history draft  (2 – 3 mins) due on YouTube channel by 11:00pm
W 11/24: Class canceled for Thanksgiving

week 14: Work on OH/Conferences

M 11/29 & T 11/30: class canceled for conferences
W 12/1 & H 12/2: class canceled for conferences

week 15: Work on OH/Wrapping up

M 12/6 & T 12/7: peer response on oral history rough draft #2; Discuss final video requirements
Second Video Draft due online (5 – 6 minutes)
W 12/8 & H 12/9: Reflecting on the semester, Department of Writing Arts 9 Core Values; return Flip video cameras

week 16: Endings

M 12/13 & T 12/14: Last day of class; Course Evaluations

T 12/21: Final oral history videos due (8 – 10 minutes) due on the Oral History Archive or Dropbox by 11:00pm; reflections due via email by 11:00pm

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