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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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