Plugs, Play, Pedagogy
Episode 12: Video Didn't Kill the Composition Student
Transcript available as a Google Doc here; check it out for more links, and feel free to comment on anything that needs comments.
This episode is co-edited with John Silvestro from Miami University, @j_silvestro, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Part 1: Interview with Jason Palmeri
Jason and John chat about how Jason got into teaching video, some of his assignments, and some of the theories that undergird his practice. Plus, they're both nice and fun.
Part 2: Scripting Our Way to Video
Next, John and Kyle talk about John's assignment of having students write scripts for movies that they don't actually produce. You'll hear two examples of those written scripts read aloud for the show by John and Sally Neidhard. And we talk about how kind of weird that is; Sergei Eisenstein is invoked.
See the show transcript for lots of links and for the exact scripts the students wrote.
Part 3: Crystal's Review of Video Scholarship
Finally, Crystal VanKooten, assistant professor of writing and rhetoric at Oakland University (@crystalvk), discusses some fundamental scholarship on video and composition. Including:
- Sarah Arroyo, Participatory Composition: Video Culture, Writing, and Electracy
- Jody Shipka, Toward a Composition Made Whole
- Bump Halbritter, Mics, Cameras, Symbolic Action: Audio-Visual Rhetoric for Writing Teachers
- Stuart Selber, Multiliteracies for a Digital Age
- Jason mentions Michael Wesch's work on YouTube.
- John mentions Kirby Ferguson's "Everything is a Remix" and Tony Zhou’s “Every Frame a Painting” series, including "F for Fake (1973) - How to Structure a Video Essay"
- The Internet Movie Script Database
- celtx (tools for scripting/planning movies)
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