homework readings, screenings and exhibition visit following classroom discussions
a study done in small groups. The results of the groups' study work are reported in a form of video essay.
(1) The instruction to do the homework reading and screenings are given in the class
For the exhibition visit there are a little assignment. Please, scroll down to see the instruction.
(2) A study in small group: video essay and voice over text
In a small group you will study media culture related concepts and prepare a video essay about it. The requirements for the video essays are:
2-5 minutes long video explaining the results of your study work.
The video must have 2-3 minutes spoken voice over.
In addition to the video you should deliver a the text of your voice over.
References used in your study must be in listed in the last frames of the video and in the text of your voice over.
The videos should be uploaded to a video service of your choice.
Send a link to the video and the voice over text to Eva - eva.durall(at)aalto.fi - and Jana - jana.pejoska(at)aalto.fi
We have a list of instructions for you to do your study work and to prepare the video essay:
Make the study work challenging for yourself. Read the relevant articles related to the topic and then set yourself a research questions. Think what you do not know about the theme and study it. Start from your own level
Make it personal. Think how do you feel about the topics under study. Think are there any connection to your own work or life?
Be critical. Present criticism made by others and think why is this so important or is it at all?
Make connections to other fields, people, traditions and explain the context where the topics studied come from? Why is this topic discussed and by whom?
Video essays: Write a scrip and make the video. Sometimes a single image, infographic or diagram is better than a lot of moving things. Make sure your voice over makes sense. Add references.
(3) Museum visit
Choose one art work.
Make a sketch about the art work (A4).
Think and find another art work the art work you selected is related to, makes a references to or is some other way connected to (intertextuality).
Write a short text on the other side of the sketch paper and prepare to present your ideas during the following session.