Posts Tagged ‘I Forgot My Phone’

Slide1Here is a copy of the opening day presentation – Media Literacy and Production Opening – for a course I teach that utilizes the first half of Moving Images.  Check it out!  (In addition, here is a fresh copy of iMovie Instructions if that may be of use.)

A few words on some of the links: Boxes is a movie made by one of my former students; it provides an exceptional example of visual storytelling and can be great for opening discussions.  I Forgot my Phone is used less for its storytelling and more about its thematic content.  I also added a few links to media literacy stories from this past summer, including ones that were discussed in posts on this blog.  I also linked to one of the most fun media events from this past summer: the week-long release of Weird Al’s videos in support of his album Mandatory Fun.  What are music videos – advertisements?  Artistic creations in their own right?  In this case, each song and video has been created not only as a parody or reflection of a musical style, but also in reference to a particular approach in visual communication, from the one-shot lip dub to stop-motion to white board animation and more.  And what do teens think?

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charstarleneJust saw this short movie, I Forgot My Phonedirected by Miles Crawford  and written by and starring Charlene deGuzman that was posted yesterday (according to the YouTube channel) and has nearly 4 million hits.  I will definitely be using it on my first day lesson in Media Literacy and Production this week.  Quite brilliantly put together.

cell phone teenI should add that I was in Disney World recently, so the content of this short and another one that remains to be made on rental mobility scooters are certain to hit home with particular force for me right now.  I was constantly seeing entire families with young kids all sitting at a dinner table with every person on a device; in one instance, there was a baby in a high chair staring into space with her two siblings, about four to seven, on their phones or tablets as well as their young mom and dad.

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