Muhlenberg College Spring 2019

Week 11

Documentary Practices

Our discussion this week focuses on the documentary practices as you are developing with your 30 second documentaries, and those you will continue to build as you work towards your 2-3 minute project. Your 30 second documentaries are due, uploaded to Canvas, before class time on Thursday, April 11. Be sure to review the assignment guidelines and follow instructions provided by Tony Dalton in your documentary lab (file naming, exporting, uploading, etc.). If you have any questions, let me know. We’ll review together in class Tuesday, April 9.

30 Second Doc Screening

Thursday in class we will watch your 30 second documentaries together.  We’ll discuss the projects, the idea of a “sense of place,” and begin exploring ideas for the 2-3 minute documentary project–also focused on a “sense of place.” We will discuss this assignment and the project guidelines in class on Thursday. The 3-4 minute documentary is due Monday, May 6, by noon.  Guidelines are posted in Canvas under assignments.

Final COmparative Essay

Your final writing assignment builds on your first two essays and is a comparative analysis of issues of location and voice in Stranger with a Camera and Banished. In this 7-8 page essay, you are encouraged to revisit ideas you explored in your first two essays, revising them in this new comparative context. Of course, you are welcome to explore new ideas that you are interested it–but the idea here is to build on and revise your earlier work, not to begin an entirely new writing project. Follow the same file naming conventions as your first two papers:  last name, first initial- Essay#3 and be consistent in your use of whichever citation style you select (APA preferred but not required). Upload your paper to Canvas according to the deadline posted there by the deadline, April 23.

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